Can I compress iMOVIE file that's more than 2 hours for iDVD burn?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Col, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Col
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    G'day All,
    My first post and you guys sound really smart, so here goes...
    I have an iMOVIE project that is 2 hours 15 mins long. I want to burn using iDVD, but it needs to be less than 2 hours to fit on one single layer DVD. Any way I can further compress ??? It's just TV programming off Tivo (not treasured family history footage) so I don't mind losing quality to make to all fit on one.
    Can you guys help me ??? :D
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Have you tried importing to iDVD? I'm trying to remember the longest video I've imported and burned on SL media, and I think it was the 2006 Tony Awards. The program was 2:09. The menu is static, but it all fit on a single-layer DVD (4.15GB).
     
  3. Col
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    Hey Technopagan.... Thanks for advice but unfortunately it didn't work. I exported to iDVD from iMOVIE menu and ignored the warning that my project was too long. I changed menus to 'non-moving ones' and didn't have any chapters at all. Still when I pressed the burn icon, I got the warning again saying "Your project exceeds the maximum allowed content duration. You will not be able to burn your DVD".
    Any other ideas, perhap another program I can use to shrink it before going to iDVD.
    I really appreciate yout time. Thanx :)
     
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    tdhurst

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    Yep

    Visual Hub at techspansion.com is your friend. It's worth the $20.

    It can encode nearly ANYTHING.
     
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    Texas04

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    Mess w/ the best quality and Best Preformance Settings in iDVD see... if not.... go w/ above post
     

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