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Can I change the burn speed in compressor 4

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Feb 20, 2013 11:04 AM

First time trying to burn a 12 minute DVD from Compressor. I got an error that says use a different brand DVD (i have used memorex dvd's before with no problem) or burn at a slower speed. How do I adjust the burn speed?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to auntbert)

    Make a disk image by selecting Hard Drive as Output Device in the Job Action window.

     

    Take the .img file and drag it into the devices pane in Disk Utility. When you click the Burn button, it will offer a choice of burn speeds.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,880 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to auntbert)

    Well, given that you can write an img, I'd guess the most likely culprits to be the media (hopefully) or the optical drive. Easiest step is to try a different brand. Bad batches are occasionally manufactured. FWIW, I am a long-time user of Verbatim and have rarely had a problem.

     

    So try another brand and see whether it will burn from the disk image.

     

    If it does not, try a short section of a different movie. And if that failed, it would point strongly toward the drive.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

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