Help with iDVD

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  1. fscarpa macrumors regular

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    I have a movie divided into 2 .avi files. I'd like to join them into one and make a DVD with the movie divided in chapters (that I would choose where each one starts). Is that possible? How do I do this?
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Join them in iMovie, chapterize them in iMovie, export to iDVD, burn to a disk.

    Note that MPEG-2 is a much larger filesize than AVI or MPEG-4, so if it comes to "barely fitting" size-wise as an AVI, it won't fit on a viewable DVD.

    I'm guessing this is pirated? It's irrelevant, but I'm just curious. :)
     
  4. fscarpa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for the probably silly question, but...
    ...how do I join them and then chapterize them in iMovie? I couldn't do this. (iLife '08).
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Oh dear... that would be why... :(

    I believe that the '08 version of iMovie can't add chapters, but iMovie '06 can, provided you can find it.

    Or if you purchase iLife '09, you can regain the chapterization ability with the look and feel of iMovie '08.
     
  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    There are many workarounds on the net concerning making chapter markers in iLife 08 including the most common one about using Garageband to do it here -the first result in Google using "chapter markers imovie 08" as a search string. Try that page or Google that search string more for many other references to doing it.
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If you're just going be watching it on computer, there's no need to join the files. Just use VLC to create a playlist with the two movie files and save the playlist to disk. Whenever you want to watch the movie, open the playlist file and it will run seamlessly.
     
  8. pwn247 macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't work if they want to burn a DVD (thus the "Help with iDVD" title). :rolleyes:

    And unfortunately, Apple removed the chapter markers in iMovie '08, however they were put back into the suite in iMovie '09 (gotta love Apple). So after a quick Google search, I found this result which is a step-by-step tutorial for a workaround to get your chapter markers.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    :eek:
     

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