What is wrong with iDVD?

DougJrS

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Mar 21, 2004
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Kansas City
This is my first use of iDVD and all is not going well. I created the DVD and it looks good in preview. I waited till the status went to DONE and then hit the burn button about 7 hours ago. For most of the 7 hours I have a window that says "stage 4: Multiplexing and burning", but the super drive is not burning.


Can anyone tell me what I need to do? I have iDVD 4.


Thanks,
Doug
 

h0e0h

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Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
i had a similar problem last night, except i got hung up in stage 2 for about 4 tries. Try to save the project in iMovie and then restart to dump the RAM. Then 'reshare' the project through iMovie to iDvd and things worked fine for me... hope this helps...
 

caveman_uk

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Feb 17, 2003
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Hitchin, Herts, UK
DougJrS said:
This is my first use of iDVD and all is not going well. I created the DVD and it looks good in preview. I waited till the status went to DONE and then hit the burn button about 7 hours ago. For most of the 7 hours I have a window that says "stage 4: Multiplexing and burning", but the super drive is not burning.


Can anyone tell me what I need to do? I have iDVD 4.
Do you have a superdrive you've added yourself? If IIRC there was some issue that meant you had to turn off the 'allow drives to sleep' checkbox in the Energy Saving preferences of System Preferences.
 

bankshot

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Jan 23, 2003
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Southern California
By any chance do you have a G5? I've had nothing but trouble using iDVD 4 with a PowerMac G5 at work. It does exactly as you describe - basically hang at stage 4. Moving the same project to any G4 computer, selecting Advanced -> Delete Encoded Assets, and then burning has always worked for me. I've tried three different G4 computers and they all burned flawlessly. No luck with the G5.

Take a look at http://www.kentidwell.com/idvd4/ and see if it helps. It has a section specific to iDVD 4 on the G5.
 
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