iDVD distorts slideshow images

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  1. witness macrumors 6502

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    For some reason iDVD 5.01 seems to be distorting all images in slideshows.

    When I preview all the images look great, but after I've turned the project into a DVD all the images are stretched (eg people look very thin). If I have the black borders (TV Safe) option on then I only get a black border on the left, top and right sides, but not at the bottom, the images stretches off the bottom of the screen, and when TV safe images are turned off the bottom of the image is cropped.

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
     
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to hear that. After reading your thread I checked my latest dvd made with iDVD and it has a slideshow and video but it came out great. Are all the photos (if I read this correct) looking like that or just some? Did you move them around in the view area before you made the dvd?
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    hi, do you have the always scale slides to TVsafe area in your preferences checked?
     
  4. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Every photo comes out the same it doesn't seem to matter if I have TV safe on or off, they still all get squashed and the bottom of the image is cropped.

    I create a new DVD, select some pictures in iPhoto, drag then in, preview looks fine, but when I turn it into a DVD all pictures are distorted :(
     
  5. witness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've just tried to do a screen capture so that I can demonstrate the issue, but of course os x won't let you screen capture when the DVD player is open :confused:
     
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    Interestingly I've just tried playing the completed DVD in both VLC on OS X and PowerDVD on XP and it plays fine, the pictures are displayed correctly, so perhaps there is a problem the DVD player on OS X.

    The people that we're sending the DVD to don't have a Mac so it should work fine for them.
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Okay, sorry about the half of a pm my dog sat on the off switch for the surge protector :rolleyes: Glad to see it works on other machines/programs.
    Do you have...I think it's snap to grid on? You may want to check that as well. I have CaptureMe for those type of screen shots, works good.

    Okay cancel that snap to grid :rolleyes: not sure what I was thinking :eek:
     

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