YouTube to iDVD: Best Method?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Yujenisis, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Yujenisis macrumors 6502

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    We all know how orders can come down from high (often from those who have no idea about how technology works). Basically, I need to get a few YouTube videos (already downloaded as FLVs) onto a DVD at the highest possible quality. :rolleyes:

    Obviously, I am not expecting a miracle...but I need to upscale these videos preserving as much quality as possible so I can import them into iDVD for this project. I've seen people put smaller videos in the middle of the screen surrounded by black - but I am at a loss on how to do this.

    Does anyone have any experience with this and have any advice or tried and true methods? Any help is very much appreciated! :D
     
  2. AENAON macrumors member

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    1st of all, u need to make a YouTube account, and go back to the videos you want and try the higher quality button, which makes them a bit more ok.

    After you have downloaded the new flvs (i guess u know how to do that by now) u have to make quicktime handle the .flv files. U only need to use Perian and thats it http://www.perian.org/

    Open them in quicktime and go file>export>"movie to QuickTime Movie" and press the options button next to it and chose "Apple Intermediate Codec" from the video codecs. You do this so that 1. You are 100% sure ur videos will work in iDVD, and cause AIC is really easy on the processor.

    Thereafter, its time to play on iDVD, drag'n'drop ur exported videos in it, and play around :D
     
  3. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    Alternatively, you can just download the files as mp4's straight from youtube - not always available, but most of the time - see the tip here -

    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/04/download-youtube-videos-as-mp4-files.html

    Then you've got files you can drag right in to iDVD, w/o having to pay for QTPro.
     

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