idvd kills my mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by galstaph, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    So yesterday, I pull out an old idvd project I had so I can edit the menus and re-burn it. I had originaly creaed it on my old SR mbp so I thought, hey my mac pro (octad 2.26) should scream when re-encoding and running idvd... well... If I open idvd, (first time on this machine) I get beach-balls galore:mad: If I want to do anything above encoding, (i.e safari, firefox) I have to click, wait, click wait... I'm not sure if this is connected to the audio issue or not but this is ridiculous! I have one of the fastest machines on the market and idvd is bogging it down (not on cpu usage though:confused: ram is high but still has some room free; so istat shows) so other programs will not work.

    Anyone else having idvd issues on these machines?
    BTW a 1h07m movie, with menu at 16:9 ntsc, on professional quality takes about 3h50m to encode... seems high to me...

    Applecare is getting more and more attractive as March gets closer....
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    I know that youtube.com/adiblasi had some issues with it on his Octo-Mac Pro Nehalem. Have you tried the normal steps of reinstalling iDVD and trashing any preference files or ~/Library/ references?
     
  3. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

    ildondeigiocchi

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    I seem to be having similar issues. Launching any application either slows down the system into a freeze with a beachball or it isn't responsive at all. I started a thread this morning on it. Someone told me to try a clean install but seriously at this point I don't have the time or gusto to do so. I find myself most of the time on my Windows 7 partition which runs blazing fast and perfect. Strange how Windows runs better on my Mac Pro than OSX does :rolleyes:

    Anyways here's a link to my thread, maybe it'll help in the long run. ENDLESS BEACHBALLS AND RANDOM FREEZES
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    I think idvd is to blame. that application sucks.
     
  5. rtrt, Feb 8, 2010
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