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media error burning problem

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Clare24012 Calculating status...
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Jun 27, 2006 1:14 PM
I'm new and desperately need help. I've spent months creating a sales tool iMovie, and now I'm having trouble burning it.
I have a 1.25 GHz Power PC G4 eMac, OS X version 10.3.9 and am using iMovie version 4.0.1 and iDVD version 4.0.1
I'm not actually using video clips, but a number of still Photoshop JPG and TIFF files. I've been using the Ken Burns effect and a long series of still photos shot as stop action to creat animation. The whole piece is less than 5 minutes long, but it is vitally important to me.

I thought I had done everything correctly, but about 20 minutes into the burning, my eMac spits the DVD-R out and I get the message:  
Errors were found during the burning process
The recording device reported the media error:
Power calibration area error (0X73, 0X03)

I have no idea what this means or how I can correct it.
I'd be very grateful if any of you experienced people can help me.
If you need more details, please ask. But also tell me where I can look up the information you need. And if you know what I should do, please be very step-by-step simple. I'm very new at this.
Thanks so much

Power PC G4 eMac   Mac OS X (10.3.9)   1 GB DDR SDRAM
  • jason000 Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2009 10:59 AM (in response to Clare24012)
    If it crashes in the middle of burning try Pressing 'save as disc image' then use either disc utility to burn you dvd or if you have it toast.

    iMac G5 2.1 and ibook 500   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    Jun 28, 2006 5:56 AM (in response to Clare24012)
    Hi Clare:

    Try using Verbatim DVD-R 4x or less. I think it is a media problem.

    iMac ppcG5 1.8 GHz 20FP & (2)iMac G4 800MHz 17FP, Mac OS X (10.3.9), OS X 10.4.6 / iLife 4,5,6 Superdrives & 1 G RAM / QT6 pro


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