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iDVD "Error during rendering/encoding of the menus/slideshows" for new slid

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CyrusJH Calculating status...
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Aug 10, 2008 12:08 AM
Please Help!

I have never needed to use iDVD'08 vers7.0.2 before. Today, for the first time I tried to create a DVD of three wedding picture slideshows on one DVD.

I created the project without a problem using the "Revelution" theme but when it came to burning the DVD i repeatedly get the error:

*+"Error during rendering/encoding of the menus/slideshows - There was an error during rendering/encoding of the menus/slideshows. The burning process has been canceled."+*

This seems to happen at the end of rendering the main menu. I have already tried taking out one of the slideshows incase there was too much data and trying to render it as a disk image instead of direct to DVD but I still get this error every single time.

Please tell me what I am doing wrong!

Thanks in Advance - Cyrus
MacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2Gb RAM
  • chattte Calculating status...
    same here.
    anyone found the solution?
    iMac 7,1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Carol Gamell Calculating status...
    I am having the same "error during rendering/encoding problem" problem! I have been trying to create a disk image so I can burn this project at a higher encoding rate. Last night I was able to burn the project to disk using the "One step from imovie" feature. This is not a solution because it doesn't allow me to create a menu with chapters. Any help out there?
    Ibook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    Have you elected to put the original images in the DVD-ROM area?
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver and 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.9., Mac OS X (10.4.10), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
  • aiw Calculating status...
    Is anybody getting an answer to this problem? I have tried three times to burn and get this same error message...have checked the map and no yellow triangles...everything else is just fine. I have made DVDs before using IDVD...don't remember this problem. I did not send the slideshow from Iphoto but instead made the slideshow in IDVD.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
    aiw,

    There can be MANY different reasons for that error message. Please start you own topic restating your problem, and telling us how much free space there is on your startup hard drive and if you were putting the original image content in the DVD-ROM area.
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver and 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.9., Mac OS X (10.4.10), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
  • etu444 Calculating status...
    All:

    I receive the EXACT same error at the EXACT same point. I have been burning DVD's with no issues until last week. Did an upgrade come out and mess things up? I too, initially thought that maybe I was trying to use to much data. But it was less that the 4GB a DVD can hold so I didn't think that was it. I thought I had bad DVD's and starting throwing them out. That wasn't it. Then I started playing with the settings burn/format settings, that wasn't it.

    I tried the OneStep DVD suggestion posted here and that worked. But, of course, you loose any option to customize.

    Hopefully Apple will help us fix this SOON!!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • lbergphoto Calculating status...
    I had this problem, too. I would make the slide show and preview it, and it would look great. When I went to burn, however, I would get the same error during menu rendering/encoding. I knew the problem wasn't with my images, so I looked to see what I did to the menu sequence. The answer for me was simple - I had turned off the music on the title page of the "revolution" theme. When I turned it back on, all my DVDs burned without a problem! So here is my solution: make sure the title music is on when you're burning. It sounds crazy, but that was the only variable and when I turned it back on, I was able to burn the DVDs. Good luck!
    ~Lisa
    Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • sd_vlsi Calculating status...
    I do confirm your solution works. I was facing the same menu encoding error with a different theme though ("cinema"). I looked at your post, and I had indeed muted the menu. When I put back the sound, it started to work again.

    Thanks Lisa for sharing your findings here, it was really helpfull for me.
    IMAC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • FunYuns Mac Calculating status...
    I came across the same "error during rendering/encoding". I hadn't intentionally muted the DVD menu music and couldn't seem to "unmute" the music, so I switched to a different theme and then switched back to the one I wanted, and it processed just fine. Not sure why muting the music makes it not able to be processed, but it did work. Thanks for the help!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,060 points)
    Carol:

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    burn this project at a higher encoding rate.


    If you mean burn at a higher burn rate that's not recommended. It's generally recommended to burn at the slowest rate possible, usually 4x with Disk Utility.



    OT
    MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 4G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R280; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,060 points)
    See FunYuns Mac"s post in this topic: Error during rendering/encoding. It may apply to your project.



    OT
    MBP 2.16 Ghz 2G RAM; G5 2 Core 2GHz, 4G RAM; 750/250 GB HDs;, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 22" LCD, Canon: SD700IS/i850/8600F, Epson R280; 4G Nano, 30G Video iPod

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