DVD with no menu and in continuous loop

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Coomkeen, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Coomkeen macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2008
    Having a real problem with this one.
    I need to make a DVD, to play on any 'normal' DVD player.
    It has to launch straight away into the movie, and it has to loop continuously.
    So no menu's and continuous playing.

    From iMovie there seems to be only an option to export to iDVD, and iDVD insists on making a menu.

    1. Is there a way of making iDVD not use a menu?
    2. Can I make an mpeg-4 or whatever is needed and put it straight into a VIDEO-TS (or whatever the folder is called) and burn it to a DVD disc?
    3. Is there a way of exporting straight from iMovie to a DVD?

    I'm gradually getting my head around Final Cut Express, but even that doesn't seem to export to DVD.

    Please help as this thing has to be shown in an art gallery very soon now.

  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    If you have DVD Studio Pro, it's very simple to do what you want there.

  3. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    You can do this in the normal iDVD app, simply choose 'OneStep DVD from Movie' in the File menu and select your file. It won't have any menu, and will play as a single movie from start to finish, looping until it’s stopped or ejected. :)
  4. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2008
    Many thanks for your replies.

    I've not seen DVD Studio Pro. I'll take a look.

    And Karenflower, that's brilliant, just what I was looking for.
    Just because it wasn't on the welcome screen I missed it.
    Works a treat.
    Thanks again.

  5. Ziggy macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2004
    Hi. I was searching for an answer to this as well – thanks! :)

    Do you know if there's a way to go one step further, and create a disk image instead of a DVD? OK, so it flies against the whole idea of a "one-step DVD" (duh!) but it would be quite useful, as I've found that disk burning directly from iDVD sometimes fails ...

  6. Ziggy macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2004
    Hey, I can answer my own question! I was just fooling around with iDVD just now, thinking "I wonder if they ..." and, hey presto, they did! Man, I LOVE APPLE sometimes.

    All you do, to make a disk image of a movie, with no menus at all, is hold down the Option key whilst selecting "One Step DVD from Movie". When you've chosen your movie file the system then automatically lets you save it as a ".img". Fantastic!

    Thank you so much for your original hint, you've saved the day for me.

  7. Coomkeen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2008
    Hey Ziggy that's brilliant.
    I'd not thought of doing that.
    Is there anything a Mac can't do?

    All the best,
  8. bchambp macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2010
    Loop Video WITH TITLE

    I had to do this for my video (but still needed a beginning title screen)

    So after you import your video onto the main menu, all you have to do is single click the video link (to highlight it but not start the video) and then click ADVANCED and select LOOP VIDEO

    Its that easy, hope this helps! :)

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