3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2013 12:23 PM by tanguera8
tanguera8 Level 1 (0 points)

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 (2,745 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).



  • tanguera8 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, John. No problems with iPhoto. iDVD was fine with finding and accepting the photos/video clips. But when I tried to make the disk image, it only got through the first two steps. When I checked the Info window, the "assets/encoding" area was grey. It showed the video clips and knew their source was the external drive.


    The only solution seems to be to bring the video clips back onto the Mac HD and do the iDVD from there. I do lose the names I've given the clips, but can rename them once they are back on the HD. I had hoped there was some way to encode right from the external drive.


    Further ideas would be appreciated! Thanks again.

  • tanguera8 Level 1 (0 points)

    New glitch: It still will not encode the assets, even though I moved the clips back to iPhoto on my Mac HD.

    The Assets box is still grey. Help!