Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 11:16 PM (in response to Steve Fermor)
• Brand of DVD used ? - I only use Verbatim - never ever Memorex, NoName etc cheap brands
• Type of DVD used ? - I use SL-DVD-R - never ever DVD+/-RW
• Burn Speed ? - I set it to x4 or x2
• Did You Save as a DiskImage and tested this - I do
• Free space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk ? - How Much ? - I never go less than 25GB
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Many thanks for your swift reply. In answer to your questions:
TDK. I've used these for ages and I've never had any trouble with them.
I'm not sure about the burn speed, I've never adjusted it on any I've done, but I will check what it says when I burn the next one.
I didn't save it as a disk image, but it plays ok on the Mac anyway. It's only on burnt discs used in other players.
Free space - I'm just in there.
I used a mosaic transition on the slideshows. Before I've always used fade through black. I'm going to check if there is something about the transition it doesn't like.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to Steve Fermor)
The Burn Speed is IMPORTANT as this use to be one of the major culprits when coming to use the DVD in PCs or even on the Mac that made it.
Slower is BETTER
But by Saving as a DiskImage one get one more Safety step - and I always does this Now.
Then I use - Disk Util tool to do the Burn and here one selects Burn Speed in the Burn Process.
In iDVD go up to Top row Menu
- Apple / iDVD
- and down here to Preferences
- and here select Advance
- Now at the bottom of this window there is Burn Speed
AND there seems to be a linguistic problem for Apple
BEST - use to NOT BE BEST AT ALL in several applications - I NEVER USE BEST BURN SPEED
as this use to mean Shortest TIME = MOST BURN ERRORS Possibly.
I use x2 or x4 for DVD and SO TOO for CDs (AND same goes for encoding qualities - for 45 to 120 minutes movies I use Pro Quality - and for 1 to 45 minutes movie + menu I use Best Performances. High Quality and Best Quality (in iDVD 6) - are the lowest quality that iDVD can DO.
I've very few problematic DVDs or CDs
Yours Bengt W