3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 9:48 AM by Russ H
mvfrvd Level 1 (0 points)

After I compress the movie to MPEG2 format, I save it to the desktop. When I try to import it into idvd it wont accept it. I tried using imovie and i get the same problem.

Am I exporting it wron out of FCX? Its a wedding video and its about an hour with chapters, so in a nut shell, What are the steps startiung from FCX


Thanks for your help

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Russ H Level 7 (20,300 points)

    iDVD needs a muxed video file.


    To get chapters, bring your file into Compressor and set the markers in the Preview window,


    Don't change the settings of your source file.


    Submit and take the output file and bring it into iDVD.


    Good luck.



  • mvfrvd Level 1 (0 points)

    So I just made all my chapters in my video and when I go to submit, I get the message "One or more jobs have no Targets". Then I try to pick a target and none of the options are highlighted until I drag in a setting. Which setting should I choose or am I missing a step earlier in the process?

  • Russ H Level 7 (20,300 points)

    Open the settings window. Hit the plus sign and click on Quick Time.


    Screen shot 2012-10-09 at 12.21.50 PM.png


    Open the Inspector and in the Encoder pane click on video settings, From the drop down menu choose the codec of your source file. (im my example it happens to be Pro Res.) Leave fame rate current and other settings automatic.

    Screen shot 2012-10-09 at 12.23.28 PM.png

    This will be a custom preset; name it and save. Then drag it to batch window and set a destination to create a target. Drag your source file (the wedding) to the source file well.


    Hit submit. Bring that file into iDVD.


    Good luck.