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One hour 25 minutes won't fit on a single layer

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UCanCallMeAl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Dec 30, 2011 4:30 AM

Hey People,

Using Toast 7, I get the error that 1:25 min. won't fit on a single layer Verbatim. ???

It is an export from FCE with lots of editing if that makes a difference.


iDVD is not much use; it spits out blank disks during multiplexing stage but pretends to keep burning,

a common problem I know but I have never been able to fix it.


Thanks for any insight,


iMac G4, MBPro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 30, 2011 10:18 PM (in response to UCanCallMeAl)



    This is my notes on first part - From FC to iDVD (or Toast™)


    FCE/P to iDVD


    Several things

    • How to go from FCE/P to iDVD

    • Free space on Start-up hard disk

    • Encoding

    • Brand and type of DVDs used

    • Burn speed set

    • iDVD BUG

    • Chapters


    How to go from FCE/P to iDVD I do

    • Disable Screen and Energy saver

    • IMPORTANT --> FIRST in FinalCut - Mix Down Audio under Sequence Menu / Render Only / Mix-down

    • Export out as a QuickTime .mov file

    • Select with Mark - Chapter Mark

    • Not as Self-Contained (not important but saves time and space)



    This file I import into iDVD from within iDVD.


    Free space on Start-up hard disk

    I set a minimum of 25GB (for Mac OS and iDVDs temp files)



    • I use Pro Quality encoding


    Brand and type of DVDs used

    • I use Verbatim

    • I use DVD-R


    Burn speed set

    • I set down this to x4 (or x1)


    iDVD BUG

    • One can not go back to movie-project for any alterations and then go back to

    the iDVD project. It will notice and ask You to either Up-date or Cancel. Neither

    of them will work.

    Medicine - Start a brand new iDVD project.


    Use of Chapters

    • I only use a to z and 0 to 9 in naming them. NO other symbol/letter !

    • NO Chapter-mark at very beginning - iDVD NEEDS TO set this by it self

    • No Chapter marks in or within two seconds from a transition

    (Way around this last one - Export movie as QT full quality and NO Chapter marks

    Import this into a new Movie-project and now You are free to set C-Ms where You want

    them except at very beginning - still)


    Material used to build movie

    • video - I use streamingDV (or convert all other to this e.g. .mp4, .avi, .wmv etc)

    • audio - I use .aiff 16-bit 48kHz or from Audio-CD (44.1kHz) - no .mp3 or direct from iTunes

    • photos - I use .jpg - no .bmp etc


    Trash iDVD pref. file and run Repair Permissions - and have a re-try.


    from post ??

    May not be relevant, but I had the same problem with iDVD, where burned DVDs showed a green screen. It was cured by quitting Quicksilver and Quickeys as well as disabling sleep and screen-saving


    Yours Bengt W

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  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Jan 2, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to UCanCallMeAl)

    reg. Chapter in very beginning


    • No not at very beginning or a few sec in - iDVD set's this by it self and it will show up in iDVD Menu as Start (or alike) - But if You set it iDVD get's confused and start's to ill behave.


    reg. Multiplex Errors (or related)


    • This can be so many things - but a very common one can easily be cured for.

    In iDVD - turn on Show TV-Safe Area

    Move all buttons, texts and pictures well within this border (can't even touch it ! )


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)

    Just a tought


    • free space on Start-Up Mac OS hard disk - How Much ?


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)

    It is due to the most intelligent step Apple ever taken (at least since SmallTalk = Graphic User Interface and the Mouse - both from Xerox Parc.™) and that was when taking the step to Mac OS X - which in reality is UNIX and as so behaves like it and that means.


    • Application makes lot's of temporary files (temp. files) during process - AND ALSO -

    • Mac OS X - makes a great lot's of them too


    And space for these temp. files must be taken on the Mac OS (Start-Up) hard disk and can not be addressed elsewhere. So even if it looks empty - in reality it's crowded. AND So Important that it is to be there.


    Yours Bengt W

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