Problems burning a DVD

Mar 3, 2010
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I've been having major problems using iDVD and disk utility. This is my first mac ever..I've called the apple experts three times, each time I get a little further but still have not been successful in burning a DVD. The last time i tried to burn a DVD using iDVD the program said it finished burning, but there was still time left. I tried the DVD out in my dvd player, but it didnt work...and iDVD was still counting down time. I decided to stick the dvd back in, but it didnt let me eject it out. I decided to let iDVD finish, but it got stuck at 3 minutes left for about two hours. .So, the burn failed.

I then tried to used disk utility by creating a disk image, the movie worked fine when i tested it out. So i tried burning the dvd and i got the error message (twice) "the burn failed because of a medium writing error". I'm using DL +R DVDs. When i did a test burn of a 10 second video it burned just fine in iDVD, the movie file that i am trying to burn is 7.64GB.
May 18, 2008
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Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
Your Mac's Specs
MacMini 14.3, 8.1 & 4.1, OS 13.5, 10.14, & 10.11 & 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.12.
Welcome to Mac-Forums Kristy.

Okay, have read your other post again, so when you've tried some of the options suggested, post back in this thread.

A further option is Burn Burn - Home. I have never used it, so cannot comment on how good/bad it might be.

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