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  1. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Just wanted to say thank you to tsantee for walking me through this. After following the step by step instructions and switching to -R dvds, I'm now happily burning dvds and haven't gotten one error message :-) Thank you tsantee.
  2. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Another question......will I have to go through these steps every time I open a disc to burn in the future??
  3. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    OK.....thanks so much. It was successful with one but now the next one I'm trying to do is acting differently. When I drag it into the video window, it doesn't extract. Instead the window fills up with the 'chapters' of my movie. I know its still in PAL format cause I discovered you can see that when you hold the mouse over the sections of the movie in that media box on the left. So what's happening here? O! Is it because I had the menu open on the left side instead of dragging the main title to the window?
  4. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    nope.......not that easy. Three of the movies will burn properly, but now I'm getting 'incompatible format' error messages on all the rest? What should I be looking at?
  5. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Could it be as simple as that?! I'm still struggling to read and learn all about using toast cause I love how fast it is. So in my wanderings I decided to check the preference pane.......and there it was.......PAL was checked instead of NTSC. I made the correction, burned a disc, and ran over to my friends house/dvd player.......AND IT PLAYED!! (But I'm burning more just to be sure :-) It also explains why before....some worked and others didn't. I remember be prompted a couple of times, 'are you sure you want NTSC?' But I wasn't asked that with all of them.......so some worked and some didn't? At least this is what I think has happened.
  6. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    OK..........I haven't money to buy Verbatim DVDs yet, so I tried burning on the slower speed you recommended, and that along with the reinstall seem to have enabled me to burn some successfully. However, every once in awhile I get this message: The drive reported an error Sense Key=Hardware Error Sense Code=0x03 And the program stops and the disc will not easily eject? Can you tell me what this means please. Thanks :-) OK.......I take it all back. The ones I burned yesterday worked. Only one of the few I burned today worked. Keep in mind they all play fine on my mac. If you're going to recommend switching to -R, the guy at the Apple store did burn two copies on Sony DVD-R from my computer so I tried playing them on a friends player and they would not work either. So is it the burner, or did I not save all my videos in the proper format? I honestly don't remember what I did.....I thought I had saved them all as disc images, maybe I didn't? Or why would one be ok and several others not?
  7. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Thank you for this information. I will try burning at a slower speed and see if that does anything.......reformatting just one of my projects to Quicktime took over 4 hours! And I have 9 of them to do. If nothing improves then I will purchase some DVD-R and try that. If this gives any further insight to the problem. I was emailed yesterday by someone who purchased the set of DVD's and he said although they all played, a few of them only appeared in black and white?? "Video DVD players also require there to be a VIDEO_TS folder at the top level of the DVD." Is this VIDEO_TS folder automatically created when I made the disc image? I don't understand what this is. I made it a whole year without having to know all this stuff.........my brain hurts. ALSO......to go back to how this all started......when I was burning my quicktime movies using idvd everything was fine for over a year. And it was suddenly (not gradually) that the videos images were so blurry you could not watch them properly. I had always use the memorex dvds with no problem. So my first reaction was maybe the dvd's themselves were flawed, so having little money I bought some HP brand dvds but got the same results. This is why I thought it was the dvd burner, but apparently not, because when I started burning using toast I can see the videos just fine when played on my computer. I guess my question is...do Quicktime movies breakdown after a while?? What could have caused this sudden breakdown in quality??
  8. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Still reading and I think I figured out what I had to do. I've got one exporting in quicktime format as I speak.
  9. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    OK........I'm exploring the toast help section and I can see I don't know what I'm doing. I was assuming that saving all my little movies as disc images actually made them movies. Can somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I see now that there is a way to change formats and export into idvd, but I'm clueless
  10. karenhetzer

    Total Newbie And Still Trying To Learn The Lingo

    Thank you for the reply. Just as a precaution I took my computer to Apple today just to make sure nothing was wrong with the burner itself, and it was determined the burner was fine, and it was suggested that I reinstall idvd.......so I have. I asked the tech why when using 'toast' to burn the dvd's some of them would play on a tv's dvd player and some would not?? He said because toast burns so fast that it doesn't burn as well.......making it harder for some players to read the dvd. This is my dilemma ...... when I first put these little movies together in imovie a year ago, I was planning on just having them viewed from a website so I saved them as quicktime movies for web streaming. Then I changed my mine and decided to burn them and sell them that way, I left the movies the way they were. Everything was fine up until a few weeks ago. When my idvd starting acting up, I switched to the toast program to see what that was like. I still had all my movies saved in there raw state (from imovie) so I put them all through toast and saved them as disc images. Then I got rid of the ones I had saved as quicktime movies.......stupid me! OK so now I'm being told that toast doesn't burn as well, and I want to be sure to have a good product, so do I go back to burning through idvd? And is there a way to do that with the movies the way they are now? Or do I have to start with the raw format again and put them all back into quicktime movies? The quality (viewing wise) of the movies are so much better (in my opinion) when burned through toast, than when they're a quicktime movie. Any advice on whats best to do here..........please. Would switching to Verbatim really solve the fast burn issue with toast? I don't have money to experiment with.
  11. I'm trying to find out why some dvd's I've burned will play on a tv's built in player and some will not. They were all burned on the same brand of discs. I can view all of them on my mac but only some on the tv? Would that mean the discs are bad? I admit to using inexpensive HP brand, but could that many on a spool really be bad? Could it be my mac's built in burner? I was originally burning dvd's from idvd, but suddenly the quality of the videos were awful. I was copying quicktime movies that I had put together for instructional dvds. I thought maybe the quicktime movies had degraded? Had something happened to my burner? So luckily I had saved all the movies in raw format so I went back to them and started over using toast (for the first time) to create the dvd's. I'm pretty sure I saved them all as disc images, but if for some reason I didn't would that make a difference in them playing on a 'player'? Am I missing something.......at this point I'm so confused. I'm burning on dvd+r Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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