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264 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2006 8:57 AM by Dave Althoff
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2006 8:57 AM (in response to davidw)iDVD 5 supports widescreen, and if you get "Widescreen Preview" when you preview the project in iDVD, you're halfway there.
When you burn the project in iDVD 5, you end up with a DVD that plays just fine in Apple's DVD player, but when you try to play it on a set-top DVD player, the image gets squashed. This is assuming that all the DVD player and TV settings are appropriate. Usually this happens when you have a 4:3 TV connected to a DVD player that knows you have a 4:3 TV and therefore should letterbox the video for you.
The problem is one bit on the disc that Apple sets in an unexpected way. I have a web page that describes the problem and gives three different ways to fix it. The easiest is to create a disc image with iDVD, use Daniel Rogers' perl script to fix it, then burn the fixed image with Disk Utility. Instructions and links are on my page:
This issue was supposedly fixed in iDVD 6.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.1000 MHz dual G4 (MDD 'leaf blower'); 12" PB G4 1500 MHz, Mac OS X (10.3.9)