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  • Robert Greenwade Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alan .. Thanks for your posts.  A couple of questions:

     

    > Do you know why Apple discontinued iDVD?

     

    > I created a DVD from iMovie using the approach you described, but I have edited my Movie to add chapter markers and I cannot get iDVD to see the edited movie.  The imported video shows up in iDVD's Media panel under the "Original Media" folder, but the named project folder is empty.  I've tried exporting the edited movie to a file but when imported no chapters show up so I still suspect what was exported was the orignal video and not the edited movie.  Do you know how to export movies with chapter markers in iMovie such that the chapters are honored in iDVD?

     

    Thanks for your anticipated reply.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,960 points)

    Read my previous post.

  • MVX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Dizs

     

    Re above -

    Instead of sharing the movie and creating another mpeg-4 file, I opened the package contents of the iMovie Library.

    Then I selected the project, opened the folder called Original Media and in there is a .mov file which is the movie I wanted to burn.

    Now, the rest worked because I have Toast Titanium: I right clicked on the .mov file and one option was "Toast It" which I did. The rest is simply using Toast to create a dvd which can be played on both computers and a regular machine wired into a TV.

     

    How can i find and open the package contents of the imovie library - Tried searching for it but new to this and I am at a loss??

     

    HELP!!!!

  • dizs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi MVX

    All you do is right (or control) click on the file iMovielibrary.library. You'll get a menu that includes "open package contents." Select it and you'll see folders for each movie project. Select the folder you want and inside it will be a .mov file and that's the one you want.

  • gordon55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After trying all the great advice on this thread, I still cannot get my project to open in iDVD.  The error message in iDVD is that the format is unsupported.  I chose the large size and the movie is listed as an mp4 (MPEG-4) on my hard drive.  Any suggestions for importing another way?  This is so frustrating because this used to be so user-friendly!

  • MVX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Guys

     

    Like above (gordon55) still cannot find a way to get my project to openin in iDVD - "click on the file iMovielibrary.library. You'll get a menu that includes "open package contents." Select it and you'll see folders for each movie project. Select the folder you want and inside it will be a .mov file"

    I cannot find the .mov file that dizs refers to???

     

    Frustrating!!! 

    gordon55 wrote:

     

    After trying all the great advice on this thread, I still cannot get my project to open in iDVD.  The error message in iDVD is that the format is unsupported.  I chose the large size and the movie is listed as an mp4 (MPEG-4) on my hard drive.  Any suggestions for importing another way?  This is so frustrating because this used to be so user-friendly!

  • Alan Cook2 Level 3 Level 3 (885 points)

    What version of iDVD are you guys using?

  • MVX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alan Cook2 wrote:

     

    What version of iDVD are you guys using?

    Hi Alan

     

    iMOVIE 10.0.2

    OSX 10.9.2

    iDVD 7.1.2 (1158)

  • Alan Cook2 Level 3 Level 3 (885 points)

    If you've followed my step-by-step posted earlier in this thread and it doesn't produce a working DVD, your problem lies outside of my experience and someone else will have to help you. Here are the steps again:

     

    1. Create a project in iMovie 10.0.1 (or 10.0.2)

    2. Go to File>Share>File... and for Size choose Large 540P (960 x 540) and click Next

    3. Choose a location on the hard drive to save the file to.

    4. Wait for the blue circle activity indicator to finish.

    5. In Finder, verify that iMovie created an MP4 file in the location specified in step 3.

    6. Open iDVD and click "Create New Project."

    7. Give the project a name and save it to your hard drive.

    8. Drag the file you created earlier from the Finder into your iDVD project window.

         (or go to File>Import>Video... and choose your video there)

    9. Make any adjustments to drop zones, etc.

    10. Click the burn button.

    11. Insert a DVD and let it do its thing.

     

    This produces a working DVD for me.

  • MVX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Alan

     

    Thanks will give it a go ....

    Alan Cook2 wrote:

     

    If you've followed my step-by-step posted earlier in this thread and it doesn't produce a working DVD, your problem lies outside of my experience and someone else will have to help you. Here are the steps again:

     

    1. Create a project in iMovie 10.0.1 (or 10.0.2)

    2. Go to File>Share>File... and for Size choose Large 540P (960 x 540) and click Next

    3. Choose a location on the hard drive to save the file to.

    4. Wait for the blue circle activity indicator to finish.

    5. In Finder, verify that iMovie created an MP4 file in the location specified in step 3.

    6. Open iDVD and click "Create New Project."

    7. Give the project a name and save it to your hard drive.

    8. Drag the file you created earlier from the Finder into your iDVD project window.

         (or go to File>Import>Video... and choose your video there)

    9. Make any adjustments to drop zones, etc.

    10. Click the burn button.

    11. Insert a DVD and let it do its thing.

     

    This produces a working DVD for me.

  • BoltonNissy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Alan.

     

    Was just researching this problem and found your solution. I have a similar Mac set up to you having recently upgraded to OS 10.9.1 and had to upgrade the other files that needed upgrading as a result, including imovie only to find it wont burn to dvd. I found that if I went to the finder location of the Mpeg 4 video I could burn it to a dvd but could not play it on anything other than a mac or pc.

     

    On reading your response I checked and found I still had iDVD and it still worked so followed your instructions and yes it worked. I now have a DVD copy of a video that works in a relatively old (>10yrs) DVD player. The quality is however not as good. I checked the file sizes and found the original 4.63 GB Mpeg4 file was reduced to 2.95 GB video (not sure what format it actually is). Is this your experience as well and is there a way to retain the quality. Thanks again

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    I just tumbled into this thread because I finished an iMovie project of 45 minutes. It took about nine hours to 'load' into theatre, about two hours before the progress bar showed any indication that something was happening. I have a 2.26GHz Intel double core.

     

    Now I want to burn a DVD and discovered this whole iDVD mess. I read Klaus1's long explanation, and I as well am thoroughly appalled. I still DO have the most recent iDVD app.

     

    I am going to try Alan Cook2's procedure, and will report back.

     

    The trick to open the iMovieLibrary file and find the .mov file in the 'Original Media' folder doesn't work for me. It has nothing but the still images when I play it with QuickTime. It is 63.2 MB large, when the full 16:9 project is over 6 GB. I am not looking forward to losing all that resolution in the iDVD project...

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    PS: Can anyone tell me what sharing an iMovie to iTunes does? What is the purpose?

  • mtngoatjoe@mac.com Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Klaus Blume wrote:

     

    PS: Can anyone tell me what sharing an iMovie to iTunes does? What is the purpose?

    Sharing to iTunes allows you to sync the video to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and AppleTV.

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    Hi Alan Cook2,

     

    Yes, I did get a DVD out of it, even though on play back it 'skipped over damaged areas,' which, I believe has nothing to do with iDVD but with the finnickiness of the Apple optical drive what media it likes, and which it doesn't. It appears to me that there are more dislikes than likes...

     

    However, my question to you is the following, if it happens to be in the area of your expertise: Does the mp4 format strip the chapter markers? It was my understanding that when iDVD finds chapter markers it creates submenus. No such thing happened. I did create a submenu, and dropped the iMovie in there, but I believe it created just another button that plays the movie in its entirety.

     

    How do you generate buttons that link to specific chapters? The literature is shock full of how to create pretty buttons, but absolutely no mention of how to link them to specific scenes...

     

    Thank you...