Imovie Burn

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by imacintel, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I bought an intel iMac and am using iMove(latest version).I am out of DVD Rs and need a way to make my iMovie on to a CD-R and play it in a DVD player.
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    How big is the file? If you export your finished product from iMovie, you should be able to choose a variety of compression levels. To be able to play it in a DVD player is another matter entirely. I'm assuming you mean a standalone, home-theater type DVD player, and not attached to a computer. I'm not sure if DVD players can decode Quicktime, I'm going to guess not.

    I suppose you could send your iMovie file to iDVD, then export to a disc image on your hard drive. Then use something like Handbrake to encode the TS_Video file to something smaller that would fit onto a CD-R, but preserve the DVD compatibility.

    As far as I know, this isn't an easy task. Maybe someone else who does this regularly will stop by this thread.

  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    Thanks. I could probably follow those steps:)
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Toast can burn VCD's. You're looking to make what's called a VCR or SVCD, maybe that'll help you find a program that does it.
  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I don't yuse toast because of $$. I just downloaded the demo of iVCD

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