Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to tsdimarco)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 4:55 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
That's frustrating because the iMovie documentation references iDVD. Oh well.
Can I just create a file and burn (copy) it to DVD?
Thank you for responding!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 5:08 AM (in response to tsdimarco)
What's your aim for this disk? To play on a DVD player? Then no, you can't. The disk needs to be authored into the correct format - that's what iDVD and those other apps were for.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to tsdimarco)
Your best bet is to use the Share ➙ Media Broswer menu option. That will give you a better result in iDVD than the Share ➙ iDVD option once you get iDVD installed on your Mac.
FWIT: if you still have iMovie 6 HD use it as it produces the best movies to use in iDVD.
Then follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:
Once you have the iDVD 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.