This can be many things.
A. You must use same frame rate in all project. Neither iMovie or iDVD do this conversion in a good way. I use JES_Deinterlacer (free from Internet) to make all material in same fps.
B. Best Quality - is the lowest Quality iDVD can produce.
If total - movie + menu - is less than 45 minutes - Best Performance might be best - else Pro Quality is my main choice.
C. When converting material - make sure that it is in StreamingDV or AIC - Video Codec.
D. When going from iMovie 6HD to iDVD - DO NOT USE - Share to iDVD or other.
JUST Close iMovie
Start a new iDVD project and select a nice theme (in proper fps PAL or NTSC)
Now drop the iMovie PROJECT Icon into Your iDVD MENU Window - Avoid drop zones !
Yours Bengt W
Yes, you really need the much improved iDVD 7, but this is no longer available from Apple.
Why is there no iDVD on my new Mac? How do I get it and how do I install it?
(That actually refers to newer Macs that do not come with iDVD, but you will get the general idea!)
Has it ever existed ?
First one to reach users ?
iDVD 3 (2003)
Menu themes that can be adapted to movie
Need Mac OS X.1.5 or rather X.2.2
iDVD 4 (2004)
needed a Hack to do DiskImage
Two encoding qualities. High Quality (90 min or less) and Best Performances (60 min or less)
iDVD 5 (2005)
High Quality (120 min or less) instead of previous 90 min max
iDVD 6 (6.0.4 - Oct 2007)
Two encoding qualities. High Quality (120 min or less) and Best Performances (60 min or less)
Fit Widescreen TVs
Auto-fill drop zones
Editable in Map view
External non Apple DVD-burners
iDVD 08 (7.0.1) (2008)
Accepts more video formats
Pro encoding quality added
Burn-speed can be set
Bug - Updated movies - destroyed iDVD project = Re-do
Chapters - still problematic from iMovie, FinalCut and QuickTime
(only a-z and 0-9, Not in transitions or near (2 sec) from them or at movie start)
iDVD 09 (7.0.4) (2009)
Same as previous - Good as it is ?
BUG - rep. Version. 7
- Do not go back to video editor and make any adjustments. (iMovie and FinalCut E/P)
iDVD will notice and ask You to either - Update or Cancel - Neither will help.
If You Update - one of many errors is that all Chapters will point back to Chapter one.
And many more things goes wrongly.
Medicine - Start a brand NEW iDVD project and re-do it’s lay-out and structure.
alt. suggested - In the iDVD movie menu - trash movies and then clean Media Assets
- then re-import movie. Is said to work and can save some times and efforts
iDVD 11 (7.1.0) (2010-10-21) (7.1.2 2011-07-14)
may be some bugs are corrected
∆ Go back and up-date BUG - ?
∆ Chapter BUG !”#€%&/()=?`etc. (do only use A to Z and 0 to 9 - no other symbols/Letters
∆ 4:3 resp 16:9 - keep in format BUG? ?
Some compatibility might be corrected - as - iMovie’11 project to iDVD 09 - doesn’t deliver a good result.
Especially if photos is included in movie.
Apple do not believe in DVD or BD - only published via internet - no Privacy any more ! !
alt is Roxio Toast™ 11 Pro with BD-component - and You’ll keep on producing !
Yours Bengt W