iDVD Widescreen and Standard Options/Bonus Content

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Råy, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Råy Guest

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    Hello, I would just like to say this is probably one of the most informative site out there.

    I have a video that I want to burn to DVD in avi format. Currently it is in iDVD and it is being Encoded (and has been taking about 2 hours to do so). What I want to be the main video is at the beginning and there is about a 2 second pause and then I have bonus content. The thing is I want it to not show in the original video, in order to see the bonus content, one would have to go through another menu (named Bonus Content). Is there a way to do this without cutting up the avi file?

    Also is there a way that I can make there be an option for widescreen and standard screen on the same dvd?
    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You need to be clearer about what you are trying to do:
    • Are you trying to burn .avi content onto a DVD?
    • Are you trying to burn content onto a DVD in .avi format?
    • Do you want to play your content on a standard DVD player?
    Understand that iDVD is limited to DVDs of two-hours duration.

    As for the screen format, virtually every commercial DVD contains a mixture of content in 4:3 and widescreen format. During playback screen format is a user-selectable option.
     
  3. Råy Guest

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    I am trying to burn an .avi file onto a DVD. I am trying to burn it in .avi format, but I don't care if I need to convert to a format such as mpg.
    Yes, I would like to burn it so that I can view it on a standard DVD player.
    The two hours is everything or just the main movie? Because I have approximately 2:06:00 of content.
    Thanks

    EDIT: The original avi file is only 2.16GB, so why is it encoding it to more than triple the original file size?
     
  4. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you can burn more than 2 hours TOTAL on a standard DVD. That means that the main movie, bonus, added up cannot exceed 2 hours. However, I think you can toggle quality settings to squeeze out a bit more time (lower quality = room for more)

    And you can make it so bonus content can be view through a separate menu. I would type out all the steps but if you just look up iDVD Tutorials on the web or YouTube you'll see a lot better directions.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You have mutually exclusive requirements. Standard media DVDs are recorded in MPEG2 format—period. This is the format that standard DVD players expect. DivX-compatible DVDs are with made with DivX-encoded video recorded as data. Many popular .avi files are DivX-encoded.

    You should acquire a copy of Roxio Toast® and learn how to use it.
     

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