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my music doesn't play on disc

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pdowney Calculating status...
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Dec 28, 2012 12:30 PM

I've made a quicktime video but when I burn it to a dvd disc the music doesn't play. What software should I use to burn the disc so this doesn't happen?

Thanks

MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.2
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to pdowney)

    Hi

     

    In what format is Your music ?

    • .aiff + freq. + bit depth e.g. 48kHz 16-bit ?

    • .mp3

    • from iTunes

     

     

    No Audio in iMovie

     

    Most common origin is use of audio from iTunes.

     

    Work around -

    • Select needed audio to one new playlist

    • Copy out this as an Audio-CD .aiff (not .mp3)

    • Use this in the movie-project

     

    Other origins are

    1. strange / alient file formats as -

    • .mp3, .avi, .wmv etc

    • Convert them into .aiff 48kHz 16-bit and use this

     

    2. the Mac is set wrongly in regard of midi -

    • Close iMovie and other programs

    • Start GarageBand

    • Make a new GB-project and play some notes

    • Close GB and Save

    • Now try iMovie again

     

    3. No audio when playback in iMovie 1 to HD 6.

    a. in iMovie pref. - deselect ” Playback via Camera”

    b. in System preferences - see that Audio out is not set to zero. Mine often does this

    without me knowing why.

     

    4. iMovie’08 & 09 & 11

    • Toggle audio-scimming by cmd-K

     

    Stuttering audio and video

     

    1. FileVault is ON - Turn it off

     

    2. More than 50 audio files in a movie-project

    Mix down to one audio clip

     

    3. Project is stored on one (USB) external hard disk - should be a FireWire one

     

    4. the External hard disk is not Mac OS Extended formatted - but

    UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange and this will not work for Video.

     

    5. To little free space on internal boot hard disk.

    I go for a minimum of 25Gb free space when project is imported and edited and this goes for

    4x3 SD Video. For 16x9 HD my guess would be about 5 times more at least.

    Neither Mac OS, iMovie or iDVD can address any other hard disk than the boot drive for it’s

    scratch files. (Unlike Final Cut Express/Pro where You select scratch disk/s)

     

    6. Network storage - DOESN’T WORK

     

     

    No audio on DVD disc.

      

     

     

    Most common origin.

     

    1. Imported audio from iTunes.

    • In iTunes copy out as an Audio-CD .aiff (Same as played on standard Stereo CD - no .mp3)

    • Use this in Your movie project

     

    2. Low - Free Space on Start-up/Boot/Internal/Mac OS Hard disk makes it hard for iMovie to work as intended.
    Down to 1.3 GB and it doesn’t work - especially audio don’t migrate over to Media Browser
    (iM’08 & 09)

     

    3. Material in iMovie’08 & 09 - Shared to Media Browser and here selected as Large

    large.m4v. It silenced out this project in iDVD. By making a slight alteration - provoking it to ask for a new Share/Publish to Media Browser and here selecting 640x480 - and audio was back when a new iDVD project was created including this movie.

     

    Minuscular - - 176x144

    Mobile - - - - - 480x360

    Medium - - - - 640x480

    Large - - - - - - 720x540    960x540

    HD - - - - - - - - 1280x720

     

    4. Strange audio formats like .mp3, .avi etc.

    • Change them to .aiff. Use an audio editor like Audacity (free)

     

    5. Main audio is set to off in System Preferences - Does this by it self - Don’t know why

    Cheque Audio-Out resp. Audio-In

     

    6. Ed Hanna

    Had the same problem; some Googling around gave me a kludgy, but effective fix

     

    Downgrade Perian from recent versions back to version 1.0.

     

    That worked for me, and so far I haven't encountered any deficiencies — except it takes more advanced versions of Perian to enable QuickTime to handle subtitles in .srt format — that I have noticed.

     

    7. GarageBand fix.

    In this set audio to 44.1 kHz (Klaus1 suggestion)

    (if this don’t work try 48 kHz - me guessing)

     

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    Before burning the DVD.

    • Do a DiskImage (File menu and down)

    • Double click on the .img file

    • Test it with Apple DVD-player

     

    If it’s OK then make Your DVD.

    Burn at x1 speed.... (or x4)

    • In iDVD 08 - or - 09

    • Burn from DiskImage with Apple’s Disk Utilities application

    • OR burn with Roxio Toast™ if You got it

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 12:33 AM (in response to pdowney)

    .mp3 - that's what I DO NOT use

     

    I convert all to either

    • .aiff 48kHz 16-bit - or -.

    • .aiff 44.1kHz 16-bit (from Audio-CDs)

     

    And I use Audacity™ to do this - FREE on Internet - nov version 2.

     

    And by not using

    • .mp3 or other ailient format

    • direct from iTunes (I do an .aiff Audio-CD first)

    I have very few problem with my Audio-Works

     

    Yours Bengt W

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