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If there was ever a breach birth of a simple slide show, this is it. My Macintosh and it's free iMovieHD/iDVD software is saying, "I told you not to use a PC!"

 

I've tried hardware/software rendering options. No help there. The rendering test starts out at 400fps and drops to 2fps just before the end end of the test (both hardware/software rendering). The expanding/contracting box has very smooth action.

 

Out of 165 slides, perhaps 8 are dropped. Music is perfect, as are titles. The time of the dropped images is correct for the image. I can see the dropped frames happening in the render-progress window. I've tried multiple hard drives (the last a new firewire, 300+ gigs available). My machine is built for high speed scanning and regularly saves 12MByte files at the rate of 60/minute, so I don't think it's my system. I "Output As..." a VideoWave file to MPG2 (best quality) and then copied it to a DVD. I watched the rendering as it wrote to the disk; no dropped images. However, when I copied the MPG2 file to DVD, I had to manually run the file from a typical directory, there was no sound and it didn't loop. The video was perfect.

 

I'm out of ideas (and time). Can anyone help?

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If there was ever a breach birth of a simple slide show, this is it. My Macintosh and it's free iMovieHD/iDVD software is saying, "I told you not to use a PC!"

 

I've tried hardware/software rendering options. No help there. The rendering test starts out at 400fps and drops to 2fps just before the end end of the test (both hardware/software rendering). The expanding/contracting box has very smooth action.

 

Out of 165 slides, perhaps 8 are dropped. Music is perfect, as are titles. The time of the dropped images is correct for the image. I can see the dropped frames happening in the render-progress window. I've tried multiple hard drives (the last a new firewire, 300+ gigs available). My machine is built for high speed scanning and regularly saves 12MByte files at the rate of 60/minute, so I don't think it's my system. I "Output As..." a VideoWave file to MPG2 (best quality) and then copied it to a DVD. I watched the rendering as it wrote to the disk; no dropped images. However, when I copied the MPG2 file to DVD, I had to manually run the file from a typical directory, there was no sound and it didn't loop. The video was perfect.

 

I'm out of ideas (and time). Can anyone help?

 

Are there dropped images in the mpg file when you play it directly from the hard drive? Do you get the sound?

 

 

"when I copied the MPG2 file to DVD, I had to manually run the file from a typical directory" - I don't quite understand what you mean by that statement. If you copy the mpg file to a DVD then normally you have to run it manually. Copying a mpg file to a DVD does not create a video DVD but simply a data disc.

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Are there dropped images in the mpg file when you play it directly from the hard drive? Do you get the sound?

 

I couldn't play the MPG file from the disk. It crashed every program I tried (Windows Media Player, REAl player and iTunes). There was no sound on the DVD. There were no dropped images.

 

when I copied the MPG2 file to DVD, I had to manually run the file from a typical directory" - I don't quite understand what you mean by that statement. If you copy the mpg file to a DVD then normally you have to run it manually. Copying a mpg file to a DVD does not create a video DVD but simply a data disc.

 

You're right, and I just found that out!

 

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Hi Walt,

 

Thanks for your help. By changing parameters I'm not used to dealing with in trying to fix the problem I'm running into specs/problems I've never dealt with.

 

I solved the problem by using 8fps in the performance settings instead of the default 9fps from DVDExpress. I had to select manual quality level (still selected the highest quality setting), changed it to 8fps and the problem went away. So far, I can't see any difference in the output; I'll check it out tonight on my big screen TV at home. I just use a 10" DVD player at the office.

 

Dick

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