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Cant burn my first DVD

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Nov 23, 2005 10:14 AM
New to Apple, using a new Powerbook G4 with IDVD5

made a 10 minute slideshow with music on Imovie and burned it to DVD using IDVD....tried to play it in DVD player and on the apple and I get the message

"supported disc not avaliable"

I burned it on a Fuji DVD-RW, seemed to work, chose the region (1) and this is all I get

thanks for any help

noobie.
powerbookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 10:35 AM (in response to bandamy)
    Hi bandamy:

    Welcome to the discussions and Happy Thanksgiving!

    First, before you try any major things, do a disk repair. If you do not know how, watch this cool little movie

    Sue

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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 12:53 PM (in response to bandamy)
    made a 10 minute slideshow with music on Imovie and
    burned it to DVD using IDVD....tried to play it in
    DVD player and on the apple and I get the message

    "supported disc not avaliable"

    I burned it on a Fuji DVD-RW, seemed to work, chose
    the region (1) and this is all I get


    I'm not sure where you got/saw the Region info - discs created by iDVD are 'region free'. (Edit: You said you had a new Powerbook - was this the first time you ran the DVD Player application? That may be the reason you had to select a region. But again, iDVD created discs are 'region free'.)

    Since you are using iDVD 5, why not create a disk image first and see how that plays in Apple's DVD Player application. If that plays OK we can give you the easy instructions to use Apple's Disk Utility to burn the image to a DVD in the correct way to make it play in a DVD player.
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.3.9), 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.3
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 2:33 PM (in response to bandamy)
    OK, Im looking at the burned DVD and the files are
    .BUP, .IFO, and .FOB

    is this right?


    Yes. The VIDEO_TS folder should contain those files. The AUDIO_TS folder will be empty.

    You should be able to open Apple's DVD Player application in your Applications folder and play that VIDEO_TS folder. Give it a try.

    If it works, (and was a disk image .img file) you can burn the disk image file to a DVD with Disk Utility. (There are several versions around, but this should work for you.) http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=DiskUtility/10.5/en/duh1884.html Burning a disk image on a CD or DVD

    Or see also http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93006 Burning a disk image file on a CD or DVD in Mac OS X
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.3.9), 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.3
  • John Beatty1 Level 6 Level 6 (12,015 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 3:26 PM (in response to bandamy)
    burned it on a Fuji DVD-RW

    Try in on a DVD-R or use "Save as Disk Image"
    G5dual2GHz, 550TiBook, 9600>G3Upgraded, Mac OS X (10.4.2), 1TB+ Storage
  • John Beatty1 Level 6 Level 6 (12,015 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 3:42 PM (in response to bandamy)
    guess this is the standard way of making DVDs after using Imovie to create a project?

    Well I think most people skip the image route, but you'll find most of the "regular" iDVD users making a disk image before burning. I always do! That way you can "test drive" the image with the Apple DVD player, and burn separately. It may seem like adding a step, but sometimes two small steps are easier than one giant leap. Especially if something ever goes awry....


    John B.

    G5dual2GHz, 550TiBook, 9600>G3Upgraded   Mac OS X (10.4.2)   1TB+ Storage
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Nov 23, 2005 3:48 PM (in response to bandamy)
    I guess this is the standard way of making DVDs after
    using Imovie to create a project? If Im going about
    it the long way pls advise...

    again thanks for the help this is a great resource.


    Actually, you can make a disk image right out of iDVD 5 as I mentioned in my first message to you. Instead of 'burning' to a DVD you 'burn' a disk image of that DVD first, verify the disk image plays the way you want it to with the DVD Player application, and then, use Disk Utility to burn that disk image to a writable DVD.

    Creating the disk image first is an extra step, and takes a little long to produce the finished DVD, but I certainly think the extra step is worth it.

    Glad to have been of help.
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.3.9), 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.3

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