What's up with the iMovie/iDVD??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by j23423rx, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. j23423rx macrumors newbie

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    I just burn a DVD from my video tapes and when I play the DVD on TV, it keep skipping. I mean, if you play it from the beginning, it seems ok. But if you try to start from say, the 3rd chapter; then you would be kick back to the menu. What's up with that? I never had that problem before, but the last time I made DVDs out of a video tape was a while ago. Is there something changed with newer iMoive/iDVD? :confused: :confused:
     
  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Try a slower burn rate, this will result in a lower chance of data loss (ie. the cause of your skipping). It's not the apps, if anything it's your media.
     
  3. j23423rx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought so too, I tried 4 different disc, all name brands (Verbatim/TDK/Apple/HP) - same result. So no one else has the same problem? :eek: The problem is really with the chapters. If I play straight from beginning to the end, it is fine. If I choose to start from chapter 3, then it will play for a few sec. then skip back to the menu.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Try re-burning, but first delete all of the encoded assets from the iDVD file. This will force iDVD to re-render the disk, and hopefully fix your problems :)
     
  5. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I had the very same problem when burning a VCD (video from imovie) with toast, and I thought it was the burning speed. I really doubt imovie would be the problem. I think it more likely that it was the burning speed (wasn't 1, or 2x) or the disk rendering (as opposed to the video rendering).
     
  6. j23423rx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So reducing burning speed did fix your problem? I am going to try both suggestions (re-burn and reduce burning speed), actually I am going to try to do this on another machine as well (my old ibook) and see what happens. Thanks a lot guys.:D
     
  7. j23423rx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No luck, used my ibook to burn another DVD and still has the same problem. I think that's a bug in iDVD..........
     

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