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how to burn an idvd with .mov quicktime

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Jul 23, 2013 8:53 PM

umm... i import my .mov files made with iMovie to iDVD. When I try to burn a dvd, it says i have a map error but no explanation as to how to fix it.

Then when I burn it, it thinks it's burning but then it spits the blank dvd out and continues writting. But, I have cancel because it never finishes..?? what gives?

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,490 points)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 24, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to asgweb)

    First don't use iMovie's Share ➙ iDVD menu option.  Use the Share ➙ Media Browser option with size = Medium. 



    That will provide iDVD with a better image quaility movie file to use.


    Create a new project by opening iDVD, selecting a theme and dragging the movie from the Media/Movies pane under iMovies-porojects at the right. 



    Then follow this workflow to help assure the best qualty video DVD:

    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, launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding is 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 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 25, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to asgweb)

    I never said that.  Where did you get that idea?

  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,490 points)
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    Jul 26, 2013 1:33 AM (in response to asgweb)

    .mov file=Quicktime multimedia format developed originally by Apple, using a propriety Apple compression algorithm for encoding data. It is supported on both OS X and Windows platforms. Digital Video Disks support only particular types of Digital Video formats, regardless of the program. Mov files must be encoded differently in order to be burnt to a DVD, and the software referenced supports this.


    It would not make much sense for Apple to originally develop a program for a particular type of video format, Quicktime, and subsequently develop video software, iDVD, that would not be compatible.


    Use one of the 100000000000 free video conversion programs if you are having trouble.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to asgweb)

    It is saved in the iMovies/iMovie Projects folder but is also available thru the Media Borwser/Movies pane in all applications that have the browser.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,235 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to asgweb)

    Don't know.  As in the iMovie  forum.  Another option is to export it out of iMovie to the Desktop via the Share ➙ Export menu option, again with size = Medium or Large.  Then add the movie to the iDVD project via the  Finder.

  • steviper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to asgweb)

    Have you tried AppGeeker? It's been ages since I've used it, but it might do the trick.


    QuickTime .mov to DVD


    let me know how you get on with it/


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