Will idvd automatically compress the file to fit on a DVD?
Yes that's what it's there for.
But as Klaus1 writes - Video-Codec is important - and -
open movie in QuickTime-player - then open inspector [cmd+I] and read
Video format : nnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Frames per second : yyyyyyyyyyy
What do they read ?
I write - GBs of no importance to iDVD - ONLY TIME/Duration as this is the limiting factor in iDVD
• 50 Gb movies that fit's nicely
• 500 MB movies that are too LARGE
Looks crazy Yes but the 50Gb is less than one hour and the 500Mb is >2 hours
iDVD 08, 09 & 11 has three levels of qualities. (version 7.0.1, 7,0.4 & 7.1.1) and iDVD 6 has the two last ones
• Professional Quality
(movies + menus up to 120 min.) - BEST (but not always for short movies e.g. up to 45 minutes in total)
• Best Performances
(movies + menus less than 60 min.) - High quality on final DVD (Can be best for short movies)
• High Quality (in iDVD08 or 09) / Best Quality (in iDVD6)
(movies + menus up to 120 min.) - slightly lower quality than above
Menu can take 15 minutes or even more - I use a very simple one with no audio or animation like ”Brushed Metal” in old Themes.
About double on DL DVDs.
Yours Bengt W