Creating a movie DVD with a G3 !

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  1. LuvAussies macrumors 6502

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    I have a G3 Blue/White that I added a Pioneer A05 DVD-R drive to. I have some movies that I made with iMovie, that I would like to create a DVD of.

    I know that iDVD doesn't work with my G3, so what are my other options???????
     
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    Because iDVD requires a G4 processor. Besides, you probably wouldn't want to do mpg2 encoding with a G3 because it'd take you a week to do it.

    Anyways, I've heard that CapDVty (or something like that) will work with a G3.
     
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    Capty DVD/VCD.



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  5. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THANKS!

    I hope this is easier than Sizzle looks! (I haven't tried it though.)

    Does this CapyDVD require a serial number or anything?

    Thanks again for the link!
     
  6. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh wait, is this just an update? How can I get the actual application???
     
  7. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    You buy it... or get it off some P2P network.



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  8. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's another question!

    If I take my 26 minute MOV file and go through all of the trouble of converting it to work on a DVD player, will I lose picture quality, like a VCD does?

    I have a 4.7 gig Pioneer A05 DVD-R/RW drive.

    Thanks for any replies!
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    No. A 4.7 gig disc fits 1 hour without any extra compression. Meaning pure DVD quality.



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  10. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh good, that's what I thought but I wanted to be sure!

    I plan on getting a G5, but not before Christmas. I hope the 2nd generation will be out by then!

    Working with movies is the ONLY thing that makes my G3 feel SLOW!

    Thanks! :D
     
  11. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I gave up, I broke down and ordered the 2x2 G5! :)
     
  12. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry irmongoose, didn't mean to upset you!

    I'm a little nervous getting one of the '1.0' versions of the new G5s! But I'm EXCITED! :)
     
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    Yeah, you better be excited or I'm gonna go over to your house and

    ...


    :p Congrats. I just wish I had that kind of cash.



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  14. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I am very excited! I'll have to find something to keep my b/w G3 busy now. It's too pretty to part with! ;-)

    I first considered the 1.6, then after I upgraded what I wanted it was about the same price as the 1.8, which was only $500 less than the 2x2 once I upgraded it! So I bit the bullet and went all out. I hope it'll get me at least one extra year out of it!

    It should be good for movie stuff at least! ;-)
     
  15. LuvAussies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I was able to do a DVD on my G3, but it took 36 hours to convert my 26 minute movie.

    I got my Dual G5, stock machine. It took under an hour for the same movie!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, that's more like it!
     

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