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Disk image won't encode if images are on my external drive

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I moved my iPhoto library to an external drive to free up space on my iMac.


I am trying to make a DVD from iDVD using images/video clips from the migrated iPhoto library.


I cannot make a disk image - the encoding info is greyed out.


Do I have to move the clips I want to use back to my iMac HD in order to burn the DVD? The disk image gets as far as the slideshow/movie process, then sends me an error message.


Thanks in advance.

  • J Keller Level 4 Level 4 (2,690 points)

    Welcome to the forums.


    You may wish to check and see if iPhoto is behaving normally after the library move.  I don't know of any fundamental reason why an iDVD slideshow couldn't access an iPhoto library on an external drive (as long as iPhoto knows where to find its' photos).  I assume the external drive is running and connected when you are attempting the burning process in iDVD.


    If iPhoto is working, a workaround is to do the slideshow within iPhoto and then Share/Export the slideshow to a Quicktime movie (which then can be imported into iDVD).




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