iDVD patch

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by modyouup, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. modyouup macrumors member

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    Do any of you guys know of a patch for iDVD that will allow you to burn 120 min dvds instead of just 90? any info is appreciated!
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    no, I don't think it can be done, there is only one patch which alows iDVD to be used will none super drives (like other DVD burners)

    so no sorry
     
  3. modyouup thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Gus macrumors 65816

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    It's called DVD Studio Pro

    Yeah, I hate this restriction too, but it is one of the features of DVD Studio Pro, so I guess they want to sell more copies of that instead of giving us that ability in iDVD. Oh well.

    Gus
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    Re: It's called DVD Studio Pro

    well, it's not an artificial restriction.... it's due to increased compression... and likely variable bit encoding.

    arn
     
  6. modyouup thread starter macrumors member

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    No it isn't. I spoke to an Apple dude at Macworld NY and he said it was due to licensing issues. It's all a ploy to get more money but since dvd studio pro ain't free, they put the feature in there.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    it may cost more to include the variable bit encoding algorithm... but it is a more complicated algorithm to fit 120minutes of time in the same space.

    arn
     
  8. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    There has to be some hack for iDVD to allow 120 minute dvds. I wish i could find one, but i wouldnt know where to look....
     
  9. awrc macrumors regular

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    Well,yes, but going by what various people have said, that hack is "write your own VBR MPEG-2 codec and patch it into iDVD". It's not something trivial like finding the "120Min = No" line in a config file and changing it to "Yes" :D
     
  10. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    dont we all wish it was that simple!!:(
     

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