iDVD on a PC?

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  1. ipirate macrumors newbie

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    I have a new iBook with Final Cut Express 2...but I also have a PC with a DVD burner in it. Could there be a way (and if not, could someone with experience look into this) that the "saved" sessions on the new iDVD 4 be opened or burned (like an ISO image or something) on my PC dvd burner?

    I love final cut express and iDVD but I don't have the money to get a mac with a super-drive in it right now and was hoping there might be a hack for my problem.

    Just something to think about.
     
  2. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm...

    It does sound reasonable that you could use an ISO image, but I don't about DVD stuff, farthest I've ever gone is VCD :p
     
  3. ipirate thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    nope, cant do it.

    i know your aggravation: i have 7 PC DVD burners for work.

    The new iDVD can only burn on a superdrive. the projects you save are just iDVD files, not actual ISO's. I wish they were, but they're not.

    Its a marketing decision by apple to only support their superdrives. has nothing to do with the fact that it wouldnt work otherwise.
     
  5. ipirate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, well hows about this...

    well if iDVD files won't work with my PC, then does anyone know of any software for the PC that will burn quicktime files to DVD?
     
  6. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    i use Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2. it makes pretty simple menus and can split chapters based on whatever time interval you specify. plus it can recompress movies to get up to 6 hours if you need.

    its basically iDVD except it just has static menu themes and you cant play the movie in the previews on the menus. it can make regular disc image ISOs too so you can finish them on any burner.

    they have a demo on the ulead site i think.
     
  7. ipirate thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but will it take quicktime files from imovie or final cut express 2 and convert them into a dvd-ready format?
     
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