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Why is iDVD so slow?


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I'm currently burning a DVD with iDVD (it goes for about 90 minutes). Having left it going for about 5 hours now, it still has about another 12 to go, and that's just encoding the video. Is this normal!? I can't imagine it would be. I have no other applications open apart from Firefox and Transmission... So can someone tell me why is it so incredibly slow?!

...and how do I fix it?

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I'm currently burning a DVD with iDVD (it goes for about 90 minutes). Having left it going for about 5 hours now, it still has about another 12 to go, and that's just encoding the video. Is this normal!? I can't imagine it would be. I have no other applications open apart from Firefox and Transmission... So can someone tell me why is it so incredibly slow?!

...and how do I fix it?
From your description, it appears you only have 768MB of RAM. 1GB is generally the comfort zone for Tiger, but the CPU speed might be a limiting factor as well. Open Activity Monitor and check your memory usage. If there is not a lot of free memory while you're using iDVD, chances are a memory upgrade will speed things up a bit.

Encoding video is very CPU and memory intensive. The more memory and the more powerful your CPU is, the shorter amount of time it takes to run.

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