Basic MPEG-4 and iDVD questions

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Phood, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. Phood macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2002
    First of all, does iDVD support MPEG-4 and if it did, would it allow you to put more video on a single dvd? If not, will iDVD support this in the future? Also, is there any other way to put more than 90 minutes of video on iDVD?
    Sorry for the stupid questions.
  2. TMJ1974 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002

    I believe the true "problem" is that the standard format for consumer DVDs is MPEG-2. I don't believe any current DVD players are MPEG-4 compatible. Not positive though....

  3. pianojoe macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2001
    N 49.50121 E008.54558
    TMJ1974 is right. iDVD will accept MPEG4 movies as input ('cause it's a Quicktime thing), but will output standard VIDEO DVD format, and that is MPEG2.

    If you're aiming at putting more than 90 Min. on a DVD-R, try lowering the MPEG2 data rate. You'll need DVD Studio Pro for that.

    Of course you can always burn your QT movie to a DVD with Toast, and watch it using QT Player on your Mac.

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