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iMovie to iDVD problems, need help fast.

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I have a 104 minute home movie on iMovie documenting my family over the past year. We do this every year for our parents and grandparents for Christmas. It's plays great on iMovie, exports fine to iDVD, although with the length I have to change the quality to Professional. But when burning the DVD the audio is all screwed up. Lot's of overdubbing. Like the audio from a different part of the video will overdub the audio on other parts of the movie. The video is fine. I do have lot's of music and iMovie effects, but I've never had this problem before. But this is the longest movie I've made thus far.

Problem is, I need to have this burnt on DVD by Friday. I've started remaking the movie, but with all the crops, music and effects this is becoming a tedious task. Anyway to fix the old movie. I'm not very Apple savvy so I'll need help in laymen's terms. Thanks so much.

~Billy

btw- I have a 3 year old iMac with OS X 10.5.8, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 2.66 processor.
 
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Does it play OK in iDVD? Try saving it from iDVD as a Disc Image. That will play in DVD Player. Is it OK there? If so you can burn the image to a DVD using Disk Utility.
 
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No, as soon as I view it in iDVD the random audio over dubbing' begins about 3 minutes into the video. Tried uploading it to iTunes and viewing it there, but the same audio overdubs in the exact same places. Makes me thing something is going on in iMovie. Could running a superseded operating system contribute to iMovie issues.
 
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Sounds like it's something happening in the sharing from iMovie to iDVD. Try Share>Export Movie,(which will take a long time) which will produce a movie file. If that plays OK, you can then just drag and drop it into an iDVD Project window.
 
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Will this cause it to become a quicktime movie? I did this, I can only find the movie in iDVD, iMovie and in Quicktime. The movie in Quicktime still has the exact some errors as the video in iDVD. I have the new Snow Leopard coming in the mail and I may get iMovie 11. Maybe an updated operating system will help? I'm running iMovie 09 with O SX 10.5.8
 
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Will this cause it to become a quicktime movie?
If you go via Export Movie, it exports as an mpeg4 movie(.m4v). For a Quicktime(.mov) movie, use Export to Quicktime.

The movie in Quicktime still has the exact some errors as the video in iDVD.
Sorry can't think of anything else apart from re-doing he whole project again in iMovie.

iMovie11 may help. It's a big improvement on iMovie9 with far better control of audio editing.
 

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