Trying to Burn iMovie 08 to Plain Old DVD - NOT iDVD

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  1. JolieCat, Sep 24, 2011
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    JolieCat macrumors newbie

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    Okay. I've been searching this topic for hours. Everything I find on burning a project from iMovie 08 to DVD always takes me through iDVD. The problem with that is that it forces you to redo your project.

    I just want to copy my finished iMovie 08 project to a DVD that can be played on a computer that is going to be hooked up to a projector at my class reunion two weeks from today (October 8). I

    Is there any way to do this? I do not want to have to redo my project in iDVD.

    I'm just trying to burn it, plain and simple, to a DVD to play on a computer -- any computer, not just a Mac.

    I didn't think it would be this difficult, and I'm running out of time. I would be grateful for any help.

    Thank you very much.

    Jo
    p.s. If you think I should start over using a program other than iMovie 08 to make a 15 minute video that can be easily transferred to DVD, please suggest one. Thanks!
     
  2. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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  3. JolieCat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thanks jsm. I'll give it another try.

    Jo
     
  4. MacAddict1978 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't force you to "redo" your project, just set up menu options.

    If you don't need any of that, from within iMovie, just export the finished movie.

    Click share----> export movie and select large.

    I prefer to export using quick time. You can customize it more and select HD options that you'll want if using a projector.

    You'll just have to make sure your selection doesn't make a file to large for 1 DVD (not sure how big your project is) where iDVD sort of helps your with that.

    The end result is just a quick time movie that can be played from any laptop.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Failing that, you can probably export from iMovie08 to Quicktime, and that will play on another computer.
     

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