iDVD: "Play All" option??

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  1. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    If I have an iDVD project with several videos, is there a way to have a PLAY ALL option so all of the videos play back to back? If not I guess I could run them all together in iMovie and export that to iDVD, but that would add to the project size considerably. Thanks for your suggestions. I am not home now so I can't check for myself right now.

    EDIT: Only 13 views, but it's 1:30 a.m. CST so consider this my official BUMP!
     
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  3. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I don't think so... not having them play continuously at least. You can put them all on a menu but I don't recall seeing anything to make them autoplay one after the other.

    I suspect you'd have to import your individual movies into iMovie and then export them again.
     
  4. kwajaln thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was thinking, but thanks for the confirmation. I was hoping there was an alternative to connecting them all together. Oh well . . .
     
  5. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    thats odd, I dont use iDVD, but it seems like this should be an option, like DVDs of TV series have that option ususally
     
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    That's what I thought too. I guess we'll see if anyone comes up with a solution . . .
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Yeah.. but they're authored on Pro DVD editing tools... not a basic home version. iDVD doesn't support multiple languages either...

    I'll have a hunt through my iDVD Missing Manual book tomorrow and see if there's any hint of it in there...
     
  8. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    A 4am reply AS? Up too late or too early I wonder?

    iDVD will not allow the sequential viewing of unconnected video, the only way to achieve this is to re-render all the clips as a single file and use that, and then use chapter marking in iMovie to allow buttons that jump to the individual sections in the new file.

    It's much easier in DVDSP.
     
  9. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Too late :eek: Was watching the American football playoffs ;)

    David Pogue is just as discouraging on the subject as WM... the only thing I found was a reference to an Applescript which you can use to make sequential menus but still don't think it will autoplay.
     
  10. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it is possible. The only way I have ever done this is by exporting all my clips as one movie (around an hour) and then reading the original iMovie files individually within iDVD in order to play them seperately (around an hour again). You are technically only using one hour of "different" video but you at least have the choice of watching it all together or seperately.
     

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