Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to Anne Giansiracusa)
Good evening, Anne.
Please advise whether I understand your dilemma -- you've created a disc image of an instructional movie using Apple's DiskUtility (the disk image is .cdr format). You would like to add chapters so users can jump to a section of interest.
The most precise way of adding chapter markers with Apple's iLife software is back during the video editing process when you were creating the instructional movie. iMovie has the option to specify where you'd like chapter markers and iDVD will import those chapter markers and add their titles to a sub-menu so users can navigate your DVD.
It is also possible to convert the video files from your disk image into a format for editing, but this will involve some loss in quality because the video files in a disk image are compressed, and I don't know of any software which will add chapter markers recognized by iDVD without uncompressing the video to add the markers and then recompressing the video to go onto a DVD. To convert disk images into editable files, I use MPEG Streamclip along with Apple's MPEG plug-in; others have used DVDxDV. Here's related info on that process:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to Anne Giansiracusa)
I would suggest that you try an app called Video Converter Ultimate.
Drag the video file into the program.
You should be able to then import into iMovie using FILE/IMPORT MOVIE.
Yes I am also using it to burn the movie file to DVD.
I'm simply dragging the video file into it and then it converts it before burning.