What is wrong with iDVD?

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  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    This is my first use of iDVD and all is not going well. I created the DVD and it looks good in preview. I waited till the status went to DONE and then hit the burn button about 7 hours ago. For most of the 7 hours I have a window that says "stage 4: Multiplexing and burning", but the super drive is not burning.


    Can anyone tell me what I need to do? I have iDVD 4.


    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  2. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    i had a similar problem last night, except i got hung up in stage 2 for about 4 tries. Try to save the project in iMovie and then restart to dump the RAM. Then 'reshare' the project through iMovie to iDvd and things worked fine for me... hope this helps...
     
  3. caveman_uk Guest

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    Do you have a superdrive you've added yourself? If IIRC there was some issue that meant you had to turn off the 'allow drives to sleep' checkbox in the Energy Saving preferences of System Preferences.
     
  4. bankshot macrumors 65816

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    By any chance do you have a G5? I've had nothing but trouble using iDVD 4 with a PowerMac G5 at work. It does exactly as you describe - basically hang at stage 4. Moving the same project to any G4 computer, selecting Advanced -> Delete Encoded Assets, and then burning has always worked for me. I've tried three different G4 computers and they all burned flawlessly. No luck with the G5.

    Take a look at http://www.kentidwell.com/idvd4/ and see if it helps. It has a section specific to iDVD 4 on the G5.
     
  5. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have a G5. A dual 1.8 to be specific.

    Doug
     
  6. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now I have iDVD 5 and iMovie HD, so we will see how this works.


    Doug
     
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