3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2013 1:04 PM by Ziatron
manwilrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I burn a multi DVD  movie in iDVD?  It seems the maximum movie length is just one DVD.  Is this true?


iDVD '08, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 points)

    Hi

     

    YES

     

    So You need to partitioning the movie first to

    < 59 minutes - or -

    < 119 minutes - or -

    < 235 minutes (Double Layer DVDs)

     

    IF YOU USE a very very simple - no animation - no audio MENU e.g. from old themes as "Brushed Metal"

     

    Menus - takes up space = less left for movie. And this can be 15 minutes or even more !

     

    1. 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.

     

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    To split a movie over several DVDs - You need another tool than iDVD to do this. As I remembers it Roxio Toast™ has this function. Go to their Internet site and READ.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • manwilrc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  I think Apple has really missed the target wth their video editing capability.  It was breeze on my old Windows 7 latop.  I've been trying to make the full commitment to my new MacBook but I think my next computer will be Windows 8 and I will stay on my WIndow 7 computer for video editing.  My view of Apple at the moment is that it is a lot of hype and not much depth. 

     

    I do appreciate the time you took to reply.  Very gracious of you.  Thank you.

     

    Ron

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,510 points)

    I think Apple has really missed the target wth their video editing capability.

     

    Apple was the leader in video production until two or three years ago. For reasons unknown they handed this over to Microsoft.