6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2013 11:02 PM by Bengt Wärleby
volan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I m using iDVD (version 7.1.2) at the preview all menus and videos have sound so I m burning the content on a disc. When I play the disc either on mac or at an external DVD player there is sound at menus and sub menus but, there is no sound at the videos.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 points)




    No audio on DVD disc.




    Most common origin.


    1. Imported audio from iTunes.

    • In iTunes copy out as an Audio-CD .aiff (Same as played on standard Stereo CD - no .mp3)

    • Use this in Your movie project


    2. Low - Free Space on Start-up/Boot/Internal/Mac OS Hard disk makes it hard for iMovie to work as intended.
    Down to 1.3 GB and it doesn’t work - especially audio don’t migrate over to Media Browser
    (iM’08 & 09)


    3. Material in iMovie’08 & 09 - Shared to Media Browser and here selected as Large

    large.m4v. It silenced out this project in iDVD. By making a slight alteration - provoking it to ask for a new Share/Publish to Media Browser and here selecting 640x480 - and audio was back when a new iDVD project was created including this movie.


    Minuscular - - 176x144

    Mobile - - - - - 480x360

    Medium - - - - 640x480

    Large - - - - - - 720x540    960x540

    HD - - - - - - - - 1280x720


    4. Strange audio formats like .mp3, .avi etc.

    • Change them to .aiff. Use an audio editor like Audacity (free)


    5. Main audio is set to off in System Preferences - Does this by it self - Don’t know why

    Cheque Audio-Out resp. Audio-In


    6. Ed Hanna

    Had the same problem; some Googling around gave me a kludgy, but effective fix


    Downgrade Perian from recent versions back to version 1.0.


    That worked for me, and so far I haven't encountered any deficiencies — except it takes more advanced versions of Perian to enable QuickTime to handle subtitles in .srt format — that I have noticed.


    7. GarageBand fix.

    In this set audio to 44.1 kHz (Klaus1 suggestion)

    (if this don’t work try 48 kHz - me guessing)


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    Before burning the DVD.

    • Do a DiskImage (File menu and down)

    • Double click on the .img file

    • Test it with Apple DVD-player


    If it’s OK then make Your DVD.

    Burn at x1 speed.... (or x4)

    • In iDVD 08 - or - 09

    • Burn from DiskImage with Apple’s Disk Utilities application

    • OR burn with Roxio Toast™ if You got it


    Yours Bengt W

  • leetut Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    i have the same question as post 1

    totally ignoring the babble in post 2 as it makes no sense whatsoever and is not a solution

    can someone answer this question please

    english only


    every apple device i own is utter junk

    imac ipad iphone appletv

    none of them 'just work'

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (125,620 points)

    Bengt posted the most common causes of no audio in completed iDVD discs.  He is the most knowledgeable (along with Klaus 1) iDVD users in these forums. 


    Since you have so many problems with ALL of your Apple devices it sounds like user error.  I suggest you read the manuals, hard copy or online, for your various devices before badmouthing them.



  • fstopharmony Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I understand where these issues could cause problems but you're referring to issues with iMovie. Not iDVD.


    I'm having the same problem as volan. I copied an old VHS to my computer and converted it to an .mp4. I opened iDVD and built a menu with music and added the .mp4. When I preview the project in iDVD, everything works perfectly; the music in the menu, the video, and the audio in the video. However, when I burn the DVD, there is audio in the menu but none in the video itself. I've got more than enough space on my computer and I also tested the .mp4 file itself and that plays audio fine as well.


    I've gone through 4 DVDs trying to get this to work and there is still no sound when I play the video.


    Please help!

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 points)

    Most probably the audio and video is not in the form iDVD needs - from Your Capture to .mp4


    .mp4 - is NO Video-Codec - it is a container (sort of folder) and video + audio must be in the right structure and this must be done by using a program as ffdemuxe (If I remember right).


    That's why it is easier to use iMovie HD6 or FinalCut to make the Capture from VHS to get all right.


    AND - You should adopt the Methode

    - to Save as a DiskImage

    - Test it by using DVD-player tool

    - If that runns OK - Then burn Your DVD - Just not to waste any DVDs !


    Yours Bengt W

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 points)

    Sorry not remembering name right


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    is what I tried to write


    Yours Bengt W