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346 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2006 7:37 PM by Beverly Maneatis
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2006 2:30 PM (in response to Adriane Falk)Hello, Adriane,
Welcome to the discussions!
I have a solution for you:
First, in order to have iDVD create 3 submenus for you, make a total of 12 chapters somewhere in your iMovie.(iDVD will create a 'beginning' chapter, so you will have 13 total when you get to iDVD). Try to put 3 of them early, 3 in mid movie, and 3 later. Intersperse them between the 'real' chapters. (You will delete them later, but you need to have them to ge the 3 submenus the way you want. Name them something like 'extra 1,2,3',etc).
Create the new chapters and close iMovie.
Open your iDVD project. It will ask you if you want it to update your movie--choose ok.
Now, you will have 3 submenus of Scenes 1-6, 7-12, and 13. Go to the 7-12 menu. Click and select the last 3 of the real chapters (for each child.) Go to Edit ->'Copy' then go to the 3rd menu and 'paste' the 3 real chapters. Delete the extra one. Rename the scenes 7-9 or as whatever you wish.
Return to the second menu, delete those three kids chapters that you have just copied to the third menu. Delete all the extra chapters, just leave the ones of the kids you want for scenes 4-6.
Now go to the first submenu. Delete the extra chapters. If there are more than 3 kids chapters on the menu, and one of them should go to the next menu, do the same 'copy' go to the second menu, 'paste' and go back to the first and 'delete.'
You should now have 3 chapters with 3 kids on each of the three submenus.
This sounds a bit tedious, but it works great and is a lot faster to do than to write it all down!
Post back if you have any problems or if I was not clear enough.iMac FP 1GHz 80GB 512RAM, ext drives: Seagate, Lacie, Mac OS X (10.4.7), iPhoto5.0.4, iTunes6.0.1, iMovie5.0.2, iDVD5.0.1
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2006 3:44 PM (in response to Beverly Maneatis)That worked perfectly.... the strange thing is that it didn't add the extra chapters to iDVD- it just created the menu as I wanted. Oh well, I can't complain. Also, I went and got iDVD 6 which helps a lot so I can cut and paste scenes and such. Thank you so much for your help!!PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2006 3:48 PM (in response to Adriane Falk)Oh wait! I was wrong.... Moving from the scene selection 1-3 to 4-6 there isn't a little arrow. It just says scenes 4-6. Is there a way that I can change that? Thanks!!PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2006 11:01 PM (in response to Adriane Falk)Another version of that solution is to create Folders (see that icon/button along the bottom screen). Then use the copy and paste button trick to arrange the buttons on the correct screen.
JohnG5 2.0, G4 400, IIGS, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2006 7:37 PM (in response to Adriane Falk)It just says scenes 4-6.
That must be a folder/file that then moves you to the submenu with those scenes in it. You can do it this way also.
Or try what John recommended.
Post back if you are still having problems. I don't yet have iDVD6, so if it is a bit different from v5, I would not know.iMac FP 1GHz 80GB 512RAM, ext drives: Seagate, Lacie, Mac OS X (10.4.7), iPhoto5.0.4, iTunes6.0.1, iMovie5.0.2, iDVD5.0.1