how long should idvd take to burn dvd?

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  1. kaliyuga macrumors newbie

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    I have made a first movie and am trying to burn it using idvd it has got to stage 4 multiplexing and burning, and the icons are still turning and the progress bar is moving but it has taken all night! and it is still going....
     
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  3. kaliyuga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh yeah sorry


    powermacg4, running osx10.3.9, idvd4.0.1


    it is still at stage4 but the light on the dvd writer is not lit
     
  4. kaliyuga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    PS it has an 80gb harddrive and not sure on ram but 256 or 500mb(?)
     
  5. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    try saving it as a disc image instead and then burning it with toast or apples disk utility.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    My 667MHz PBG4 could take 7 hrs. The newer version(s) of iDVD are faster though, so I'd recommend upgrading iLife.

    I just upgraded from a 1.67GHz PBG4, and it still took many hours.

    There is a quality vs. performance setting in iDVD. Encoding time also depends on source material. I've noticed slow-downs with low-light, noisey/grainy video.
     
  7. kaliyuga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for that idea, it worked for me
     
  8. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    iDVD burning times

    I am just really interested in how long it will take for everybody to burn a movie in iDVD. Here are my results:

    Film length: 2hours
    Menus:yes, 2 scene selections with movies that play in background
    Transitions/Titles: very few 1-5
    Computer:iMac G4 1ghz, 512mb of ram, 80 gb hd, 15 remaining

    Time:atleast 8.

    I have always started them at night so I can still use the computer during the day. I started this on at 8:55 and at 12:30 it was maybe half way through the last stage on the movie. The biggest question for me is if the newer computers are getting really good results. Hopefully I can get some results of that on this thread.
     
  9. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    I just burned another 2 hour video on a iMac G5 1.8ghz, 1.5gb ram and it took 4 hours. What could i expect to get from the new macpro 2.66ghz? or the new iMac core2duo
     
  10. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    I've upgraded from an iMac G4 1.0 to an iMac C2D 2.0Ghz. A 1 hour encode in iDVD, with motion menus, used to take at least 6 hours on my G4.

    I don't have exact speeds on the C2D but it seems to be pretty close to real time. Maybe a bit longer.

    so, a 2 hour movie should encode in close to 2 hours.
     
  11. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice, thanks. Now just want to know how long the new mac pro would take to do this same thing. Has anyone done a long movie with the mac pro?
     
  12. diamond3 macrumors 6502a

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    Also, how well does dvd studio pro work. Would it be faster then iDVD?
     

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