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Try to burn idvd disc = wont encode

507 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 3:19 PM by Judy Barnett RSS
Judy Barnett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 19, 2013 4:45 PM

Getting an error message, some kind of error when trying to encode.  Cannot burn the disc

 

Any ideas.  Spent hours making the slideshow and now cannot burn.

 

Thanks

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:37 PM (in response to Judy Barnett)

    Hi

     

    A. iDVD is very picky in what Video Codec's it can or can not use. What did You feed it ?

     

    B. Please describe much more what You try to do and Step vice - for us to figure what might differ.

     

    C. iDVD - SlideShow function is limited to 99 photos per SlideShow - but You can have 99 of these on a DVD = 99 x 99 photos.

     

    Please tell much more

    • On set-up (Mac OS, iDVD version, other hardware etc)

    • What steps You've taken to do what You want

    • What Your Final DVD is supposed to be (how You want it to Play)

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Judy Barnett)

    Also with what did you make your slideshow?

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to Judy Barnett)

    What was the format of the audio track you used in the menu?  Try converting it to aiff and replace what's there now.

     

    If you're using the default music replace it with something else and try again. Or change themes.

     

    Follow this workflow so you can avoid creating coasters if the process doesn't work:

     

    Once you have the 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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to Judy Barnett)

    If it works with another theme it may be the theme that's the culprit.  What theme is it?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,160 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Judy Barnett)

    How much free space is on the hard drive of your neighbor's Mac.  It's strongly recommended to have a minimum of 20 GB or more free space when using iDVD.

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