Converting to DVD

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  1. daansy macrumors newbie

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    Hello, this is my first post so I apologise in advance if i'm repeating other threads (have had a very brief look and can't see anything recent!).

    I have recently bought an iMac for the very first time and I have made myself a slideshow on iPhoto of my newborn son. i'm looking to burn this so it'll play on any DVD player for my family.

    Do I need a converter or is it possible on to do this on my iMac? I don't think I have iDVD which appears to have been the best way in the past.

    Many Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You could use the 1st and 2nd step here and then use Burn to make a video DVD.

    How to burn a video DVD in Burn:
    example below uses an .avi file, but it can also be applied to an .mo4 or .mov file

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  3. daansy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. daansy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did as requested last night but it still doesn't appear to work on some DVD players. Are all DVDs .mpg?
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, not all dvd players will play home made dvds. :(
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Yes. MPEG2, specifically. However, see the post prior to mine.
     
  7. daansy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :(

    Ah well it works on my mums, thanks for the help guys.
     
  8. daansy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just an update, I did the above and it wouldn't work on my in laws DVD, they then converted it via Windows and it worked... any ideas?
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Just an extention of the above really. Some will play, some won't.
     
  10. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    What media (blank DVDs) are you using? DVD-R blank discs seem to have better compatibility with various DVD players than other types (such as DVD+R).
     
  11. tony69 macrumors newbie

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    I've tried to drag & drop my AVI file into Burn& it won't even drop.
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    In order to find out, what may be wrong with your .avi video, you can use the following three applications to analyse a sample video file.
    When done, you can use the "Report" (VideoSpec) and "Export" (Media Inspector) button to export a report,
    attachable to your next post via the [​IMG] button.
    In MediaInfo you have to go to the Menu Bar, select View > Text and copy the text via CMD+A > CMD+C and paste it via CMD+V into your next post.

    Do you have Perian installed? What Mac OS X and Burn version do you use?
     
  13. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Don't waste your time too much. I also tried over the years to get Burn to work, and it could never produce a valid DVD that would be readable even in VLC. This application hasn't been updated in years, and you'd better off considering it dead.
     
  14. simsaladimbamba

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    While I don't use Burn for video DVD creation, it has been updated a year ago though, January 15th 2011. Maybe it is a Lion incompatibility problem.
     
  15. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Too much hassle trying to get Lion to work the way I did in Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. I went back to Snow Leopard.
     

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