Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2013 11:37 PM (in response to Judy Barnett)
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
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Sorry, I was in a hurry when I posted and didn't do a very good job.
We exported photos from iphoto into a folder on the desktop. Started a new project in iDVD and dragged the photos to the media pane. Added a slideshow. All seems to be fine until we try to burn. I think the problem lies with the theme we chose. "Memories" standard. It has music and movement (which I think may be the problem)
When we try to burn, we get an error saying there was an error encoding the menu/slideshow. It does not get beyond the encoding. When we changed to a bland theme "Album" it burns fine. We finished up with the new theme, but the old one was much nicer and would like to use.
Thanks and sorry for the minimal information.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks Old Toad,
I get the same message when I try to save as Disk Image. I will try to change the music and see what happens. We were able to get it to work with another theme, but really liked the first one.
Thanks, will try your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to Old Toad)
We are doing this on a neighbor's mac which is running leopard and I wonder if that has anything to do with the problem. He has burned discs in the past using idvd. We tried using the memories theme first and it did not work, then the blue sky with clouds, both are movie backgrounds. ?????
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to Old Toad)
It apparently has something to do with the movement. We redid it using the Sky theme and I just stoped the movement and it burned fine. Of course, it doesn't have the nice clouds moving in the back, but that's the way it goes. Weird. And he has tons of space on his computer. So something with the movie background is not compatable with his computer???? Anyway, it is done. It would be nice to know why it did that, though.
I am tempted to try it using my machine (which is basically the same as his only I am running Mountain Lion) and see if it does the same thing.
Thanks for trying to help.