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catslikemice 12-29-2003 08:33 PM

burning DVD in iDVD2...738 minutes?
Very new to this forum and new to working with video on my mac. Just purchased Sony DCR PC 330 mini dv handicam and used it as a pass thru analog to digital in order to put some old 8mm/vhs stuff to DVD.

Made some fun titles, etc, in iMovie3, then exported project to a quicktime movie, then imported the quick time movie to iDVD2, as I don't yet own iDVD3. When I went to burn the 1 hr 13 minute movie in iDVD2, found out that burning the silly dvd would take about 738 minutes. Is this normal? This is my first attempt at burning anything and it's killin' me to wait 12 hrs or so just to find out I made a coaster!

Other it imperative that I purchase iLife for the iDVD3?

I've spent the day reading posts around here for some of these answers and I've heard Toast mentioned more than a few times. What is it? Why is it so good? Does it come with a good manual?

Would love to hear all your opinions on the above.

Thanks in advance.


catslikemice 12-30-2003 10:43 AM

The morning after followup:

It worked! The DVD plays on my Sony DVD player! The other good news is that when I checked on the progress of the burn when I woke up at 12:30 a.m., it was done.

Would still like to have my other questions answered about Toast or any other good programs out there that would be helpful in burning DVD's.



trpnmonkey41 12-30-2003 10:55 AM

Toast is a CD/DVD burning program by Roxio. It is the mac equivilant of Easy CD Creator from windows. I have not used it extensively but many people here say that it is a much easier way to burn dvds/cds and is also faster.

I looked around apples website and it does look like you are required to buy iLife to get iDVD 3.

rman 12-31-2003 01:04 AM

I have used Toast 6 to burn DVDs. It has taken me any where from 8 to 12 hours to create the DVD. I believe the burn time maybe about an hour, and the remaining time was used in creating the mpeg2 file. I am using a 500Mhz G4 powerbook, with 768 MB of memory.

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