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Can't burn movie over 2 hours

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Jan 14, 2013 3:11 PM

I have a movie that is 2 hr 23 min. In iMovie HD 6.0.4, I added chapters every 15 minutes. When I import into iDVD 7.0.4, of course it says that the project is too big. I change to "Double-Layer 7.7 GB" I also change Encoding to "Professional Quality" or "High Quality" and the Capacity bar says Total: 143 min 4.52 GB & the color drops down about a 1/3. I add a couple pictures for the menus and take away the button pictutes. When I try to burn, the Capacity bar completely fills up, but only says 7.64 GB. The disc does not finish burning before being ejected and will not work in a DVD player. Also, when I save the project, the chapter fonts revert to default & some of the button window panes come back. I can change & save over & over with the same reversions still taking place.


I have tried saving to different sizes. Original file was 6 GB mp4. I have tried getting the file down to 2 GB mov and 1.62 GB mov, but still doesn't work. I tried reducing resolution & bit rate. I have not as of yet tried fps. Is there a particular trick I need to do? What other options can I try? I read that other people have been able to burn longer movies - up to 3 hours?

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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