Burning DVDs with iDVD

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  1. Slrman macrumors member

    Slrman

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    I want to burn a DVD from a video I have on my hard drive. I want it to play on DVD players as well as my iMac. But what I don't want is the smarmy "Themes" iDVD insist there be on the result. IS there a way I can do this without the Themes or will I have to use a different burner?

    Some videos I have are .avi, DVIX, .wmv, etc. I'm sure that the starting format has nothing to do with my problem, but one never knows.

    I'm running OSX 10.6.2 and am really happy with it. Although, I haven't see any difference when running it in 64-bit mode. But maybe if I were using more 64-bit software?
     
  2. jman240 macrumors 6502a

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    use either magic idvd or the one step dvd option from the menu that starts with the program or just use file->new

    one of those options is just a pop in the dvd player and start playing immediately, no menus, nothing but movie.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    On a related note, anybody have trouble getting iDVD to burn workable DVDs? I have a couple of weddings that I shot, and I can't get a DVD with the menus and themes and whatnot to burn. I can send the video to an mpeg video file, but the burning is an issue. Part of me thinks I saw somewhere that this is a widespread issue, but I honestly don't remember. I almost never burn anything, so this isn't something that I can say, "Oh, this happened exactly then."

    I may try that one-step DVD to get something that'll play in a DVD player. Maybe those themes are just nice and buggy.
     
  4. Slrman thread starter macrumors member

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    Jman240 Thanks for the reply, but that doesn't seem to work. IN both cases, the ^%$%## Themes are still there with "Revolution" as the default if you don't select another.

    All I want is to be able to transfer my videos to DVD and have them play either on the computer or in my DVD player. That seems as though it should be simple. But noooooooo.
     
  5. Slrman thread starter macrumors member

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    Correction

    The One-Step DVD thing did work. Even though it displayed all the themes, none was applied. Apparently, you have to actually select one for that.

    But it sure is sloooooooowwwwww. I think I need to get a different program if I'm going to do this very much. Also, I'd like to put more than one movie per DVD. There's usually plenty of space on them and it would be nice if I could put similar movies on the same DVD. For example, I have a few Chuck Norris films and I would like to put related films on the same media.

    Thanks for the tip. You were right and I was wrong.
     

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