iDVD patch

modyouup

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Do any of you guys know of a patch for iDVD that will allow you to burn 120 min dvds instead of just 90? any info is appreciated!
 

mac15

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no, I don't think it can be done, there is only one patch which alows iDVD to be used will none super drives (like other DVD burners)

so no sorry
 

Gus

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It's called DVD Studio Pro

Yeah, I hate this restriction too, but it is one of the features of DVD Studio Pro, so I guess they want to sell more copies of that instead of giving us that ability in iDVD. Oh well.

Gus
 

arn

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Re: It's called DVD Studio Pro

Originally posted by Gus
Yeah, I hate this restriction too, but it is one of the features of DVD Studio Pro, so I guess they want to sell more copies of that instead of giving us that ability in iDVD. Oh well.

Gus
well, it's not an artificial restriction.... it's due to increased compression... and likely variable bit encoding.

arn
 

modyouup

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No it isn't. I spoke to an Apple dude at Macworld NY and he said it was due to licensing issues. It's all a ploy to get more money but since dvd studio pro ain't free, they put the feature in there.
 

arn

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Originally posted by modyouup
No it isn't. I spoke to an Apple dude at Macworld NY and he said it was due to licensing issues. It's all a ploy to get more money but since dvd studio pro ain't free, they put the feature in there.
it may cost more to include the variable bit encoding algorithm... but it is a more complicated algorithm to fit 120minutes of time in the same space.

arn
 

G5orbust

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There has to be some hack for iDVD to allow 120 minute dvds. I wish i could find one, but i wouldnt know where to look....
 

awrc

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Originally posted by G5orbust
There has to be some hack for iDVD to allow 120 minute dvds. I wish i could find one, but i wouldnt know where to look....
Well,yes, but going by what various people have said, that hack is "write your own VBR MPEG-2 codec and patch it into iDVD". It's not something trivial like finding the "120Min = No" line in a config file and changing it to "Yes" :D
 

G5orbust

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Originally posted by awrc


Well,yes, but going by what various people have said, that hack is "write your own VBR MPEG-2 codec and patch it into iDVD". It's not something trivial like finding the "120Min = No" line in a config file and changing it to "Yes" :D
dont we all wish it was that simple!!:(
 
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