using .mov files in iDVD, no sound and no video play after burn

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  1. Firefighter6484 macrumors newbie

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    I have 12 Videos in .mov format that I saved from .wmv format using quicktime and flip4mac. I have also tried saving them as AVI and same result.

    Here's the problem, when I put them into iDVD and save as disk image to check, the videos are there, but no sound. I tried also burning them to DVD, using a maxell DVD-R 16x, and all the will come up on the dvd is the title menu. Movies will not play on my macbook or in the dvd player on TV. I tried using the .avi format but there still was no sound, and the movies were really choppy.

    if i try to use iMovie, it will not even import these .mov files (doesn't let me click on them to import)

    is there another format i need to export to, or change some setting to get the sound in my project, and get the movies to play have i burn them?

    All the movies are approx 1hr long except one, and I was using the best performance setting putting 2 movies per dvd.

    Please help thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could use MPEG Streamclip to encode them to something that iDVD can read and later encode to MPEG-2 (DVD format).

    Can you post the information the .mov and .avi clip give you while open in QuickTime (Cmd+I)?
     
  3. Firefighter6484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did try exporting to Mpeg-4, but it didnt work either.

    Here is the info for on of the clips.

    Format: Windows Media Audio 9 Standard, Stereo, 44.100 kHz
    Windows Media Video 8, 320 x 240, Millions

    FPS: 29.83
    Data Size: 300.88
    Data Rate: 2464.78 kbits/s
    Duration: 16.59.55
    Normal Size 320x240 pixels
    Current Size 320x240 pixels (actual size)
     
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    When you export using QuickTime (?) you could use the DV codec (DV-PAL or DV-NTSC) for the picture, and Linear PCM for the audio.

    But your source is low quality nonetheless, as it's only a quarter of NTSC's (American Standard Definition Broadcast Standard) resolution.

    So expect image quality loss, when you upscale the pictures for iDVD.
     
  5. Firefighter6484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that Mpeg Streamclip last night, and used the default DV format. Same thing. I put them into iDVD, and then saved as disc image. Once it was all done I oped the image and the videos were there, but still no audio.
     
  6. Firefighter6484 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Should I go back to the WMV files and convert from there, or is this a problem in iDVD. I was kinda hoping tha it would be simple, just drag drop and burn......
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes, you should definitely go back to the source files.

    And thinking about this drag and drop thingie, those files are Windows Media Files with a subpar resolution (320x240) and not meant for Mac OS X.

    Btw, what dimensions do you export to?

    Could you give us some screenshots?

    - You can use Grab (Applications > Utilities) or Cmd + Shift + 4 (select the area yourself you want to screenshot). They save as a .png on the desktop.
     
  8. extralarge macrumors member

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    Theoretically speaking, if the original video is compressed with auido inside, the output DVD is soundable. Therefore, have a try with the IDVD magic, don't do any extra setting, just drag in your video with a chosen menu, and then preview it. if you can hear the sound, shound't be any problem.
     

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