3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 12:46 PM by Old Toad
Mantas65 Level 1 (0 points)



I get a message telling me the an error has a occured whilst renering the menu/slideshow of my iDVD project.

This happens randomly with my projects and I can never seem to find the source of the problem.

The message of 'AN' error is not very helpful. What error? and how do I fix it?


Anyone have any suggestions?

imac G4, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    Did you drop a large video file into a drop zone in the manu window?  That has caused problems to some.


    What system and iDVD versions are you running?  What type of project do you have with what type of media?


    Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:

    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.



  • Mantas65 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks old Toad


    I resolved it easily by NOT having an audio clip in the main menu.

    I'll follow your advice next time.


  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,551 points)

    Was it a full audio track.  What format was your audio file? I use clips frequently but use an audio editor to save just the 30 seconds or so that I want to have in the menu to a new, AIFF file and use that.