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Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

I am unable to burn a DVD using iDVD,

This disc in question is a slide show with added audio from iMovie. It's not long - about 12 minutes.

I've tried Memorex and Verbatim discs.

With Verbatim discs the burn window starts by saying "Time remaining 4 mins". The progress bar gets as far as, "Writing lead-out", with "Time remaining about 1 minute", when the disc ejects, not having been burnt.

With Memorex discs the burn sequence reaches completion but the resulting disc will not open in my dvd player. In my mac the disc opens as far as the title page but will not play or do anything else.

What can I do to remedy the situation?

I have OS10.7.5 and iDVD 7.1.2

 

All help and advice will be gratefully received and acknowleged, as usual.

 

Thanks in anticipation

Rob

  • 1. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    First did you use iMovie's Share to iDVD option?  If so try again with its Share to Media Browser option and add the movie from the media browser in iDVD to a new project.

     

    Next 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.

     

    OT

  • 2. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Old Toad,

     

    Thanks for your help.

     

    However, I've encountered two problems:-

     

    First, in iMovie I was unable to save the project to the Media Browser as a, "Large", film, only as a, "Medium". Not the end of the world, I guess.

     

    Second, having saved as disk image, the file which results is an, "img", file and will not open in DVD Player or, for that matter, in Toast.

     

    Where am I going wrong?

     

    Regars

    Rob

  • 3. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Medium is OK as it's the size that iDVD encodes to. You need to double click on the .dmg file to open it before DVD Player can access the files it needs to play it.

  • 4. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Old Toad,

     

    That's got me some way. Having double clicked on the .img file, I can now play the file on iDVD. However, I can't figure out which of the files contained in this .img file I need to use to burn a DVD in Toast. I tried burning the largest .VOB file but that crashed Toast. Can you take me one stage further?

     

    Regards

    Rob

  • 5. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    In Toast you need to select the option to burn a video DVD.  When asked add the Video_TS and Audio_TS folders:

    Screen Shot 2013-09-02 at 3.20.58 PM.jpg

  • 6. Re: iDVD burn failure
    kerrinordy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, sorry to but in to this question. I have one on this question too. after you added the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. I got a error from toast

    "the drive reported an error:

    sense key= illegal request

    sense code= 0x3-, 0x05

    cannot write medium- imcompatible format."

    do either of you know what this means? please help.

  • 7. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    In Toast go to the Video section and select Video_TS folders in the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner of the window:

     

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    Then you'll be able to add those folders and burn the video DVD.

  • 8. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Old Toad,

     

    Thanks for your perserverance.

     

    Having added the Audio and Video TS folders to Toast, I get an error message from Toast, probably like kerrinordy.

     

    So I imagine I need to ask you two questions:-

     

    1 How do I burn a playable DVD using Disk Utility (having saved a disk image as previously described?

     

    and/or

     

    2 Is it worth reinstalling iDVD to try to remedy the burn fault that way and, if so, how do I reinstall iDVD?

     

    Once again - thanks for your help.

     

    Regards

    Rob

  • 9. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Bob: 

     

    I forgot to ask: are you able to create a disk image from your iDVD project? Have you tried creating a new iDVD project, adding the movie again and trying to save as a disk image? To do so you'd have to reinstall iDVD and it's themes.  If you expect to create any video DVDs in the future with nice menus I'd reinstall iDVD and use it. 

     

     

    kerrinordy:

     

    What version of Toast are you using?  I'm using Toast Titanium 11.1.  The Video_TS and Audio_TS folders I got from an iDVD created Disk Image so I know they are good. 

     

    Where are your folders from? What did you use to create them?

  • 10. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi OT

     

    Yes, I've been able to create a disk image from my iDVD project. I guess I could try starting again from scratch. THe thing is, I don't know from where to source a new version of iDVD. I have the original iLife installation CDs but don't seem to be able to opt to re-install iDVD by itself. Any thoughts?

     

    Rob

  • 11. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Are you buring from the iDVD project or disk image?  If the disk image try using Disk Utility to burn the disk image.

  • 12. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Yes I've tried using disk utility to burn the disk image. The burn appears to procede as normal but the resulting disk shows up as a blank DVD

  • 13. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,660 points)

    Does the disk image play satisfactorily when using DVD Player?   Double click on the disk image to mount it, launch DVD Player and play the project. 

  • 14. Re: iDVD burn failure
    Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Yes, it plays perfectly

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