3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 10:47 AM by Old Toad Branched to a new discussion.
NJ Beema Level 1 (0 points)

The "burn" cycyl of iDVD ejects the disc before the burn cycle is complete. There are two minutes left each time. I have tried burning projects that have burned successfully in the past, with the same result. What am I doing wrong?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)



    What am I doing wrong?


    Yes - how about do You think we will know ?

    When You feed us no info at all !


    • What kind of material did You feed iDVD (Video-codecs, Photo fiel formats and Audio file formats)

    • How long in duration is material - in minutes ?

    • What theme did You select to use ?

    • is this theme Animated or Still ?

    • Any Music/Audio on theme MENU ?

    • What BRAND of DVD did You use ?

    • What type of DVD did You use ?

    • What Encoding Quality did You use ?

    • Free Space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk - How Much ?

    • Version of iDVD ?


    And that's just to start us up


    DID YOU TRY (or Please DO)

    • Save as a DiskImage

    • test play this with Apple DVD-tool

    • then burn this .img file to a DVD - BY USING - Apple Disk Util tool


    This way we find out where in the process it goes wrong.


    Yours wanting to help - but never any good in MIND-READING - Bengt W

  • wedge07 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was having the same problem (couldn't even burn to an image.)  I think iDVD has been simply forgotten.  I had to start all over, but here's what I did differently:


    1.  Set the preference to DL DVD

    2.  Turned *off* encode in the background

    3.  Turned on always add slideshow photos to DVD ROM.


    Then I re-created the project and, so far, have not had issues (I'm currently burning to an image.)


    The above was accomplished after deleting the iDVD .plist files in Library.  So, while not sure, my assumption is that since it has been so long since an update, iDVD doesn't like it when you make a whole bunch of project changes after you've started it.  Doesn't make sense, but I'm going with Occam's Razor on this one.




  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,522 points)
    DVD doesn't like it when you make a whole bunch of project changes after you've started it.


    That's a know bug with iDVD.  If you edit any video media after it's been added to the project you'll be better off starting a new project and import the source material anew.