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What other file format for IDVD project?

565 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 8:42 PM by Matty Apple RSS
Rodney Dixon Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Nov 14, 2012 10:33 AM

hi I have edited hd video files which are Quicktime movies in m-peg2 1920x1080.  The files currently put me over the size limit to be able to burn a DVD. I don't want to leave any of the files of of the DVD.  My question is what's the next best conversion format I should use so that they all can fit onto my DVD.  in other words I want to convert to a smaller size using compressor to fit the idvd project.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), core 2 duo mbp with 2 gigs ram and
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,145 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Rodney Dixon)

    iDVD does not work with file/project size.  It's only concerned with the playing time of the media used including menus.  You can burn up to 2 hours using Professional Quality. 


    This post by  Bengt Wärleby describes it better than I can: I'm getting poor quality DVDs from i: Apple Support Communities


    In additon be sure to read iDVD '09 (7.x): About preparing QuickTime movies to work with iDVD




  • Matty Apple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to Rodney Dixon)

    I advice you to use Brorsoft Video to iDVD Converter.


    With it, you can convert video to the best format for burning to iDVD on Mac OS X. iDVD only supports video or image files supported by QuickTime. You can use the tool to convert video to QuickTime MOV file.




    For best results, in the QuickTime export settings of your video editing application, choose NTSC-DV with a frame rate of 29.97 or PAL-DV with a frame rate of 25. Choose No Compression for audio, and set the sample rate to 48 kilohertz.




    1. You can drag a QuickTime movie file to the audio well in the Menu Info window or in the slideshow editor. iDVD uses the first audio track in the file as a soundtrack for the menu that is open or for the slideshow and ignores the video. For more information, see Related Topics below. 


    2. If you share an iMovie HD project as a QuickTime movie using the Full Quality option, iMovie HD doesn’t include chapter markers in the QuickTime movie.


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