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432 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2006 5:42 PM by Len Goff
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2006 6:46 PM (in response to Adriane Falk)Suggest you create a disc image and then burn the DVD. File/Save as Disc Image...
This will isolate any encoding/burning issues you may encounter. Once the disc image is created, double-click the .img and burn the virtual disc that should appear on your desktop, using Toast to burn the DVD. Disk Utility to burn the .img file. Usually, you can select a burning speed in Disk Utility.
There are variations to this process based on which OS X you are using...
Open Disk Utility (in Utilities folder in Applications folder), click on the virtual disc (maybe the .img) in the left-hand window. Click the Burn icon. A new window should drop down and your SuperDrive tray will open after clicking the Burn icon. Insert a recordable DVD. (Verbatim DVD-R preferred by me.) Click the Close button. Wait. Select a burn speed. If you hold your mouse cursor over the pop-up it says: "Select a slower speed to work around burn failures," so select 4x or slower for best results. Then click the Burn button.
-->If the virtual disk selection won't allow you to click the Burn icon, use the .img file instead. This may have changed in 10.3.9 and did change in Tiger.
Also, you can use DVD Player to play the virtual disk to check your iDVD project before burning to DVD. Launch DVD Player. File/Open VIDEO_TS (Open DVD Media... in Player 4.6). Find the VIDEO_TS folder and open that. (The audio folder is for DVD-Audio disks.)
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Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2006 9:53 AM (in response to Len Goff)Can you simplify these directions? This doesn't make sense to me. I got to disc utilities but from there I am lost. Sorry- I don't know enough about computers and troubleshooting to really understand. Thanks.PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2006 11:40 AM (in response to Adriane Falk)To check if it's the DVD or the project itself, create a disk image, then use DVD Player software in the Applications folder to view your project before burning to DVD.
Once the disk image is completed, launch DVD Player software. Then double-click the disk image. It will create a "virtual disk" on your Desktop. That should start DVD Player software to show your project. Play it to see if this works OK. If it does, then the burned DVD is flawed.G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Drives 770GB, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2 SuperDrives (SL 8X & DL 16X)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2006 4:04 PM (in response to Len Goff)Unfortunately, creating a disk image does not solve the problem! I have just finished an iDVD project (iMovie->iDVD->Disk Image->burned via Disk Utility) and I still have the sound on the DVD a couple of seconds earlier than the picture. I have the last three versions of iMovie and iDVD and this issue has always existed. It seems that Apple is not really eager to solve it.
Therefore, I refrain from movie chapters and export my movies from iMovie, save them in .dv-format (no sound & picture inconsistency) and create separately the DVD project in iDVD. iLife still does not work so seamlessly as Apple tries to sell it...
MacBook Pro 17'' 2.16 GHz 2GB RAM, iMac G4 17'' flat panel Mac OS X (10.4.7) iPod G3 40 GB, AirPort Extreme
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2006 5:42 PM (in response to D@nnyVie)D@nnyVie,
Please start your own Topic for help with your problem.
Have you ever seen this?:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42974G4 DP 1.25 GHz 2GB RAM 4 Drives 770GB, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 2 SuperDrives (SL 8X & DL 16X)