9 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 11:31 AM by Old Toad
frustrated teacher Level 1 (0 points)
How do I get rid of errors? There are none that show up on the map view. This is a 6.0 theme, no music, one QT file with chapter markers. Thanks for any help you can give. I have tried about six times.

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), No external HD being used
  • F Shippey Level 7 (21,500 points)
    One common reason is lack of adequate free space on your boot hard drive. How much free space do you have?
  • frustrated teacher Level 1 (0 points)
    300GB free
  • F Shippey Level 7 (21,500 points)
    one QT file with chapter markers

    Do you have a chapter marker at the beginning of the file? This will cause problems.
  • frustrated teacher Level 1 (0 points)
    No, the first chapter marker is about 19 minutes in. It's an hour and a half-long film.
  • F Shippey Level 7 (21,500 points)
    What encoding method are you trying to use?
  • frustrated teacher Level 1 (0 points)
    Not sure what you mean by this question which will illustrate my ignorance, although I have probably burned 300 IDVD discs over the past 5 years. Do you mean the video file format I am using or the manner in which I am burning/creating the DVD in IDVD? Or something else? Thanks for any instruction you can provide.
  • F Shippey Level 7 (21,500 points)
    In the iDVD Preferences under projects, you will see Encoding: There are 3 choices - Best Performance, High Quality and Professional Quality.

    Best Performance is the fastest, but is only good for up to 60 minutes of content on a SL disc. High Quality and Professional quality will give you up to 120 minutes on a SL disc. Professional Quality is the slowest of the 3 choices.
  • Saundra Curry Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi...same problem. Burned one DVD, turned out fine. Made a few minor changes, but major change was to go from Best Performance to Professional Quality. Once I made this change, I got the same error message over and over, even though I changed back to Best Performance. Map is OK. No chapter markers, no submenus, just wanted a quick burn. I'm using Playo DVD-R, but since one burned just fine, I didn't think the disc brand was the problem.


    So, after wasting a lot of time trying over and over to burn the disc, I saved the project and quit iDVD to see if that would clear the error (duh). If that didn't work, I was going to restart the Mac. But it did work and the disc burned.


    While it works, this may not be the best fix for everyone. My movie is only 38 minutes, and not complicated. All I had to do was insert the photos into the drop zones again. It took more time to keep trying to burn discs without getting the error message than it did for me to start over. If you try this, BE SURE TO SAVE THE PROJECT FIRST!


    I have been using a Mac since 1986—you'd think I'd learn...

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,388 points)

    Made a few minor changes, but major change was to go from Best Performance to Professional Quality.

    There's a bug with iDVD that causes problems when a movie is edited and then the probject is re-encoded and burned.  The best route to take is create a new project, add the edited movie and go from there.


    Also I suggest you follow this recommended workflow:

    Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the  File ➙ Save as Disk Image  menu option.  This will separate the encoding process from the burn process. 


    To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.


    Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality.  Always use top quality media:  Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums because they have a higher concentration of dye in the burn layer than other brands.