iMovie HD/iDVD Project Length for DVD's?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Dream.Finder, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    May 14, 2009
    Hello all,

    Just a few questions. I am *nearly* finished editing a vacation movie project and it has turned out being around 3 hours and 43 some odd minutes long. The max length my DVD-R discs can hold are two hours, so I know I'll have to divide them between two discs. My question is this...

    I am planning to add chapter selections and menus to both part 1 and 2 of my discs, complete with music and simple still pictures for some of the drop-zones. Will my disc be able to accommodate that? How long should I each section of my video be chopped down to (for each disc parts 1 and 2) so that it will fit on?

    Any suggestions/information you can provide would be awesome.
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    You could always use a dual layer dvd for your project. Export to iDVD and it will tell you that the project is too long. Go into iDVD's Project Menu>Project Info...

    There you'll get the option to choose a dual layer disc. You can also change the Encoding option to get more onto the dvd.

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