Chapter Titles for viewing DVD on TV

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by page95, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. page95 macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I have a Powerbook G4 running OS 10.3.9. with a 60 gig hard drive. (Plus, an external harddrive that I do not have with me currently, but will next week).

    In order to digitize my tape a friend with a PC encoded it for me (I don't have the equipment to do that myself) and it became an mpeg-1 (a 1.5 gig file). I used mpeg Clip Stream to convert it to Digital Video (a 16 gig file). Then, in Quicktime Pro I followed the instructions to add chapter titles (by adding a text track).

    The problem is that in order to execute the last step and "save as a self contained movie" it will create a 33 gig file, and I only have 20 gigs free.

    Questions:

    If I wait until next week to save this to an external hard drive as a 33 gig self contained movie will iDVD allow me to import that file in order to burn a DVD for viewing on a TV?

    If not, do I have any other options that will allow me to add chapters to this file? I have iMovie 4, iDVD 4, Mpeg Clip Stream, and Quicktime Pro (with the Mpeg-2 add on). That is it unless there is another preloaded program from apple that I haven't found yet, but I doubt it.

    Thanks for any suggestions you have!
     
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Bring the DV file into iMovie and add chapters there then share it to iDVD. I'm not sure "share" is the proper menu item in iMovie 4 - it was changed to this in version 5 or 6 - it might be export or send to iDVD.
     
  3. page95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to use iMovie but I get this message:

    "It is more than 9-1/2 minutes long, which would be more than 2 GB once converted to DV. iMovie clips must be less than 2 GB in size. You can use QuickTime Pro to break the movie into smaller pieces, and then import the movie in segments."

    I was hoping that wouldn't be my only option in order to set the chapter markers because the movie is 1 hr 23 min. and that seemed labor intensive to cut and import.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. page95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any other ideas?

    Before I sit through my 90 minute moving cutting it into 9 minute chunks to import into iMovie I thought I'd check in to see if anyone else had an alternative to solve my problem! Cheers ~ Sarah
     
  5. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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