3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 2:30 PM by Old Toad
luis555 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I created a project in iMovie 09 and then went share, iDVD and after 20 min created a dvdproj file with 7.26 GB. Then I went to iDVD 7.1.2, open an Existing project, opened the 7.26 GB file, preview DVD playback, a window opens but cannot see the movie. What shall I do? I have a MB Pro os x  10.8.2


iDVD '08, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Preview doesn’t show the project
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    Try this:

    1 - in iMovie do a Share ➙ Media Browser.  This gives you better results in the end over Share ➙ iDVD.

     

    2 - Open iDVD, create a new project, select a theme.

     

    3 - go to the Media Broswer/Movies window, locate your slideshow move and drag it into iDVD being careful to avoiad any drop zones that may be in the theme..

    See if that will get a wokring project. Then

     

    Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:

    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.

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: Preview doesn’t show the project
    luis555 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i go to Media and the file .dvdproj doesn't show

  • 3. Re: Preview doesn’t show the project
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,700 points)

    You're looking for the QT movie file of the iPhoto slideshow that you shared to Media Browser.  It should be the same name as the slideshow title in iPhoto.  It'll be in the Movies section of the Media Browser.