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Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2008 3:10 PM (in response to Chennie)How to create a DVD without menu (there are several options):
1. Easy: Drop your iMovie in the autoplay box in iDVD's Map View, then set your autoplay item (your movie) to loop continously. Disadvantage: The DVD plays until you hit stop on the remote
2. Still easy: If you don't want your (autoplay) movie to loop, you can create a black theme by replacing the background of a static theme with a black background and no content in the dropzone (text needs to be black as well). Disadvantage: The menu is still there and will play after the movie. You don't see it, but your disc keeps spinning in the player.
3. Still quite easy but takes more time: Export the iMovie to DV tape, and then re-import using One-Step DVD.
Disadvantage: One-Step DVD creation has been known to be not 100% reliable.
3. (My preferred method) Easy enough but needs 3rd party software: Toast lets you burn your iMovie to DVD without menu - just drag the iMovie project to the Toast Window and click burn. Disadvantage: you'll need to spend some extra $$ for the software. In Toast, you just drop the iMovie project on the Window and click Burn.
4. The "hard way": Postproduction with myDVDedit (freeware)
Tools necessary: myDVDedit ( http://www.mydvdedit.com )
• create a disc image of your iDVD project, then double-click to mount it.
• Extract the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders to a location of your choice. select the VIDEO_TS folder and hit Cmd + I to open the Inspector window
• Set permissions to "read & write" and include all enclosed items; Ignore the warning.
• Open the VIDEO_TS folder with myDVDedit. You'll find all items enclosed in your DVD in the left hand panel.
• Select the menu (usually named VTS Menu) and delete it
• Choose from the menu File > Test with DVD Player to see if your DVD behaves as planned.If it works save and close myDVDedit.
• Before burning the folders to Video DVD, set permissions back to "read only", then create a disc image burnable with Disc Utility from a VIDEO_TS folder using Laine D. Lee's DVD Imager:
hope this helps!20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 8.0.1, QTPro 7.5.5, Safari 3.1.2, iChat 3.1.9
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2008 4:36 PM (in response to Klaus1)Thanks for your help. I will go with #1 option, since it is a short film that will play during an exhibit so will want it to be looped. However I was not able to get to the iDVD map view or the auto box. Will it be in one of tabs, Theme, Menu, Buttons, Media? Am using iDvD 6, might be a bit different from other version. Toast is a far better way to go, but unfortunately I do not have access to it at home. Thanks.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2008 4:48 PM (in response to Klaus1)Hey, I did find the map view and the drop box, but the theme is still there linked after the film that I just dropped in. Theme is not deletable. Maybe I am doing something wrong?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2008 2:50 AM (in response to Chennie)Start a new iDVD project, go to File menu, click on One Step Movie from iMovie.20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 8.0.1, QTPro 7.5.5, Safari 3.1.2, iChat 3.1.9
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2008 8:55 AM (in response to email@example.com)Option 3 only applies of you have purchased Roxio Toast:
http://www.roxio.com/20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iLife 6.0.3, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 8.0.1, QTPro 7.5.5, Safari 3.1.2, iChat 3.1.9
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2009 2:04 PM (in response to Klaus1)
How to create a DVD without menu (there are several options):
1. Easy: Drop your iMovie in the autoplay box in iDVD's Map View, then set your autoplay item (your movie) to loop continously. Disadvantage: The DVD plays until you hit stop on the remote<<<
I've tried this. I created a slideshow/movie in iMovie08, published to Media Browser, then dropped into the Autoplay box in iDVD's Map View. The problem, when attempting to burn I'm told I have no buttons in the Menu (which sits below Autoplay in the Map), so can't burn. I even went so far as to tell it to burn anyway, and it went through the cycles like it was, but I ended up with nothing on the disc.
I've spent months on this project and time is running out. How can I burn this movie to just play, repeatedly and never encounter a menu? I could try exporting to camera, but you mention One-Step DVD as not being 100% reliable, and I do need it to be reliable as there is some pretty precise timing to music, etc. Plus, in One-Step, can I loop it? Looping and no menu are musts!
I don't really want to spend more money than I already have on this project. Do I want everything for nothing?iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.5)