iDVD: Error during rendering/encoding

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  1. AlwaysDaniel macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    Attempting to burn a dvd from iDVD I get the same error message:

    Error during rendering/encoding
    There was an error during rendering/encoding of the menus/slideshows. The burning process has been canceled.

    It offers no course of action so in Project Info I tried each quality, widescreen and standard, but each time I attempt to burn the dvd it will process the menus, render menu 1 of 1 and all 3 transitions and at the end of this segment I receive the same error message before it starts to process the slideshows of which there are three. Any help and/or advice will be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Have you gone to the Advanced menu in iDVD and deleted encoded assets in between attempts? If you create a short 30 second project with different footage in iMovie and try to burn it through iDVD, does it work? Is it possible that you have put your slideshows into the drop zones where still images/brief clips of video belong?
  3. AlwaysDaniel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    I'm no Mac Genius, so ANYTHING is possible!

    But, yes, I deleted the encoded assets, and changed the quality to Professional rather than best to ensure disk space, to no avail. And your final thought would be quite possible except that I didn't use any video, there are simply three slideshows I created to which I added music. When I run the final to see how it will look, it comes out great, it's simply the burning process. Also, I burned an iMovie project via iDVD yesterday, so that did work (albeit three attempts and no idea what finally allowed it to work.) I appreciate the thoughts, though. Have you any others I can try?
  4. rusto88 macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2011
    I know this is an old thread but for the benefit of those who might stumble across it with the same problem, I'm bumping.

    Found a solution in this Apple Support thread:
    You could also try using an older theme, which worked for me.
  5. Malcolm C macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2018
    I was also stumped until I tried unmuting the menu theme. It would not render beyond the menu then quit... citing an help there.

    Anyway...unmuting the menu theme music worked. IOS 10.11.6 and iDVD 7.1.2
  6. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Malcolm! Where were you 8 years ago when the OP was stumped? So much time could have been saved waiting for your reply! :rolleyes:

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