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Deleted iDVD slideshow files left on DVD-ROM, how can I remove them?

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I am creating a DVD in iDVD, and had created 4 slideshows.


I then renamed the 4 slideshows.


When I check the DVD-ROM contents (Advanced>Edit DVD-ROM Comntents...) it shows the files for 8 slideshows, 4 of them being the original names, and 4 the new names.


I obviously don't want 2 copies of all the photos (probably won't be enough room on the DVD!), so I tried deleting the slideshows. This only got rid of half the folders in the DVD-ROM.


So now I have no slideshows in the iDVD project, but still have 4 folders of images on the DVD-ROM under 'Slideshows' that I cannot delete.


I would like to get rid of these, but as I have no slideshows, I can't seem to find a way to get rid of them. All the instructions say I have to delete or somehow edit the slideshow. This is somewhat awkward as they no longer exist. Creating a new slideshow with the same name just creates a new folder on the DVD-ROM.


I was going to change my mind and create the slideshows in a video editing program to allow slightly more freedom with how I present them, and I really want to get rid of the images on the DVD-ROM area.


It's driving me mad, all help is greatly appreciated.

iDVD '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)

    To simply create a slide show in iDVD 7 onwards from images in iPhoto or stored in other places on your hard disk or a connected server, look here:


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,300 points)

    Create a new project and add the slideshows and ROM contents again.  That will be the safest route to go.


    Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:

    Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the  File ➙ Save as Disk Image  menu option.  This will separate the encoding process from the burn process. 


    To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.


    Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality.  Always use top quality media:  Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums.




  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)

    You cannot edit/write/delete from a DVD once it has been burned.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,300 points)

    Klaus1 makes a great point.  Are you trying to remove the folders from a burned iDVD disk?  They can only be removed from the project before its burned.


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