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Rob Bartholomew Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Aug 29, 2013 9:47 AM

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

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

    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

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Aug 29, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 2, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

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

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  • kerrinordy Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to kerrinordy)

    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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

    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?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

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

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Sep 3, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to Rob Bartholomew)

    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. 

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