5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2013 9:29 AM by Old Toad
Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I have a project from many years ago, which included a main video, some extras, and a slideshow.  There is music on the menu screen as well.

 

I get this error message:  "There were errors during the project validation that have to be fixed before burning the project."

 

When I open the little triangle in the dialog box, it says, "there appears to be a broken asset in your project".  But when I go to the DVD map, everything appears to be there.  I can put the project in motion and all of the buttons work.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thank you.


iMac intel core duo, MacBook Pro 2Ghz Intel core duo, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,080 points)

    Delete the encoded assets

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    and then save the project as a disk image

     

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    by following 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.

     

    OT

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Toad it didn't work!

    When I got to the second step, "save as a disk image", it gave me an error message:

    "There were errors during the project validation that have to be fixed before burning the project."

    Once again it says, "There appears to be a broken asset in your project."

     

    Any thoughts?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,080 points)

    I belive we're running into a known iDVD bug.  You'll need to start over with a new project and add your media/assets again and then save.

  • Phil Rogers Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Toad I was afraid of that.

    I'm visiting your home state of California, but when I get home I will get started.  As always, thank you for your speedy counsel.

     

    Phil Rogers

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,080 points)

    I hope you're experiencing better weather than we are there - rainy and cold.  Yes, I know cold for us is shirt-sleeve weather for those suffering in the east.