Keep getting stuck at Stage 3 Asset encoding...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adehyzler, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. adehyzler macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2005
    Please someone help me.
    I am trying to burn camcorder movies on DVD
    I have edited them in iMovie and exported to iDVD 4.0
    However when I try to burn DVD it goes through the first two stage sand then stays on Stage 3: Asset Encoding
    I had to cancel the first one and the DVD-R was unusable afterwards
    Now I have another just whirring around going nowhere
    Someone please help!!!!!!!!!
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    Asset Encoding can take a long time. How long did you let it go before?

    Also, I used ot have that problem when I was burning to a DVD Burner that was added to the machine (i.e. not an actual SuperDrive). The solution was to uncheck the 'put drives to sleep' option in the Energy Saver Preference Pane.

    Not sure if that applies to you, but thought I would put it out there.
  3. adehyzler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2005

    Thanks for posting that
    You're right it did eventually go through after about 4 hours or more- luckily I just left it
    It is a superdrive in my iMac G4 so that shouldn't be a problem
    I really don't understand why it takes so long
    I will disable the auto shut down anyway
    Thanks again
    Merry Xmas!

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