Try using this 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.
Then you can concentrate on the content if you can't create a disk image of the project.
Read these posts by Bengt Wärleby. One of them may have helpful info:
Accidentally I stumbled over a to me un-known bug in iDVD.
On the Menu - I clicked on the third button under it and silenced the Audio
and it reported the - problem with Save as a DiskImage - as above.
Yours Bengt W
I tried to duplicate that. Here's what I did:
1 - Clicked on the far right button under the menu.
2 - Checked the info window to see if the volume was set to off (it wasn't)
3 - Set the motion to play and the music played.
4 - Saved the project as a disk image and played it. Menu music was still there.
Was this the correct workflow for trying to duplicate that bug?
Old Toad - It's so hard to be exact in describing - Sorry - New try.
I start a New iDVD project
Select old Theme - Global
Add a SlideShow button
Change it to not view any photos - just title
Change title from SlideShow to a blank space = to get a sort of Easter egg function
To this I add 1 photo
Then I click on the third button
Here I see a small speaker -
I click on it and - Silence
Now the Globe rotate but in silence
Now I - Save as a DiskImage - and NOT WORKING.
If Audio was left - Then OK
or if Audio was changed to an .aiff (with 7 sec Silence) - still OK
Yours (hopefully detailed enough) Bengt W
Got it! Was able to reproduce the error message you mentioned.
If I remove the audio track from the menu's audio bin and create a disk image there is no error message.
So the conditions for the bug are:
1 - an audio track in the menu audio bin.
2 - the sound turned off via the audio bin button in this bin:
I was experiencing the same problem as you described, in order to solve it I had to use a different theme (Chapters instead of Revolution) and eliminate the soundtrack from the menu screen. Doing this allowed me to save my project as a Disc image and then burned it using toast.
I hope this works for you.....