Copying video from USB drive to DVD on IMAC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newbiemacgal, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.:eek:

    But I am willing to learn.:D

    I appreciate any help you can provide.
     
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    spinnerlys

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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?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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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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    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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    The format is mov.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    No, but I advise you to first copy the file to your HDD (Desktop or whatever folder you like).

    Codecs, not codes. A codec is used to compress the video, many times to make it much, much smaller than the source.

    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.

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    from How to Check Video Information by Movie Inspector in QuickTime

    Taking screenshots in Mac OS X.


    Btw, you can edit your posts via the [​IMG] button, or multi-quote posts via the [​IMG] button, as sequential posts are "against" the rules.

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    6. Sequential posts.
    Combine your comments into one post rather than making many consecutive posts to a thread within a short period of time.
     

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