How to make a menu-less DVD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by c073186, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    How can I create a DVD with a movie on it that just plays when inserted. I do not need menus or anything. And all I have is iLife '08 (I'm assuming that will work fine).

    Oh, and if possible, I would like to put a chapter marker in. It is a 9 minute clip and I want to separate it into two clips.
  2. AviationFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    I don't know about iDVD - but that is certainly possible with DVD Studio, in case iDVD is a dead end and you have a friend who owns DVD Studio Pro.

    - Martin
  3. Wulfegang macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2008
    It took me a little while to figure this out in iDVD too. After launching iDVD click on File then select OneStep DVD from Movie, select the movie clip and it will ask for a blank dvd and off it goes. The only drawback is that you could not add a chapter marker in there when doing this. I'll keep researching it though and if I find something else I'll try and post as soon as I can.
  4. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Do what you need to do with your movie clip in iMovie. Next open iDVD, go to File, and select OneStep DVD from Movie, then select your "saved project" from your movies and iDVD will do the rest. One warning is if there is a long break between two clips it could mess the process up. So far this has worked flawless for me as most of my clips total 10-15 mins. and I have 3-4 different scenes total in my videos.
    After the first dvd is made just make sure you don't click "done" once you get the dvd ejected in the event you need to make a few more copies of your video.
    Good luck :D

    PS-I'm using iMovie '06 so I'm not sure if '08 is a lot different.
  5. seany916 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2006
    Southern California
    In DVDSP,

    open a track without a menu when creating the DVD

    right click and make that track "first play"

    don't forget to add chapters or moving through the DVD might suck
  6. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    It's also possible if you know someone who has Toast. Under the Video tab, you can just drag in your movie and under "Menu Style" select "No Menus."

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