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Old Jul 28, 2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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Copying video from USB drive to DVD on IMAC

Hi all,

I have a six-minute video on a 8gb usb drive that I want to copy onto a DVD. Can I do this using IDVD?

Please help me understand how to do this, bearing in mind I am NOT computer savvy.

But I am willing to learn.

I appreciate any help you can provide.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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What format (.avi, .mov, .mkv, ... - also called container) and what codec (H264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DV, Divx, Xvid, ...) does that video use?

Also how long is it in minutes?
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 02:13 PM   #3
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I am trying to copy from a usb flash drive to a DVD. Does that make a difference?
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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Also, the video is six minutes long. This is my first time attemptiing to copy a vido and make a dvd so I am clueless about codes. I have the IDVD app.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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The format is mov.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 03:23 PM   #6
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I am trying to copy from a usb flash drive to a DVD. Does that make a difference?
No, but I advise you to first copy the file to your HDD (Desktop or whatever folder you like).

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Also, the video is six minutes long. This is my first time attemptiing to copy a vido and make a dvd so I am clueless about codes. I have the IDVD app.
Codecs, not codes. A codec is used to compress the video, many times to make it much, much smaller than the source.

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The format is mov.
This will be a lengthy process I presume, thus could you please copy the .mov file from the USB stick to your Desktop, maybe even create a folder for it and the resulting work.
After the copying process has finished, open the .mov file with QuickTime Player (7.x or X if you have Snow Leopard), see if it plays. If it does, press CMD+I to open the Movie Inspector window and make a screen shot and attach the image to your next reply.





from How to Check Video Information by Movie Inspector in QuickTime

Taking screenshots in Mac OS X.


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