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Creating A Disc Image Of A Idvd 08 Project


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New to this forum. No problems duplicating a idvd project created from fcp. But here is my problem. I am burning a wedding that is 2 hours and 35 minutes on 2 discs using dual layer Verbatims. The first disc burned fine on idvd with setting for dual layer. Project was 4.42 gb with menus. Part two is almost the same file size and the same menus and it won't complete a burn on idvd. So I figured a work around would be to create a disc image file of the Part Two and drop it into Toast 9. What happens is you get the video with chapters but no menus. Anybody had this issue or how you work around it. Sent an email to Toast support and their replay was "Try saving your iDVD project as a disc image instead of burning it and then burn that disc image using Toast. The Burn Image feature is under the Copy section of the software". That's what I did and it doesn't end up with menus included.

 

Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated.

 

 

 

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Toast does not change the contents of a disc image when burned in the Copy window. So it can't remove menus. Control click on the iDVD disc image and choose Mount It from the Contextual menu (or choose Mount in Toast when you've selected it with the Image File setting in the Copy window. Now preview it with DVD Player. (You may need to press the space bar in iDVD to get the main menu to appear). If DVD Player doesn't automatically select it you can choose Open DVD Media from the DVD Player File menu and then choose the VIDEO_TS folder that's in the mounted disc image.

 

Is it showing menus the way you want? If not you need to rebuild it in iDVD. If it does look okay the only reason I can think of that it isn't working when burned by Toast is that your DVD player is having difficulty playing DVD+R DL media.

 

Something else to consider is using the Fit-to-DVD option to fit the slightly oversized disc image onto a single-layer disc. The difference between 4.42 GB and 4.38 GB is so slight there would be no noticeable quality difference. Your menus will not be changed. The advantage is there is greater chance others will be able to play the discs without problems. I had a project for a client who couldn't play the DL discs I burned which play fine on every one of my players. So I used Fit-to-DVD for a single-layer disc and he was happy.

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Toast does not change the contents of a disc image when burned in the Copy window. So it can't remove menus.

 

thanks for the quick reply and possible solution. Too bad Roxio support couldn't come up with the same solution. Will give it a try and report back. Appreciate the post!!

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Toast does not change the contents of a disc image when burned in the Copy window. So it can't remove menus.

 

Mounted the disc image and no menus. Previewed it with DVD player and no menus. Inserted another DL dvd and it plays fine. So will rebuild it in idvd and see what happens. Am using a dual 2.0 G5 but will also try it in my new imac (has a 250 gig hard drive) and will post results tomorrow.

 

thanks again for the direction!!

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A quick update. When up in the DVD player (after creating a new disc image), just the video shows up. Hit the space bar, still got the video, no menus. So chose open DVD media and chose the VIDEO_TS folder and got the following message: "There was a problem opening the media. The media type is not supported". The interesting aspect is when creating a disc image from idvd, it starts with the menus so you can tell they are included. Will now try to create a disc image with the same steps on my imac in case there is a hardware problem with my G5 and see what happens.

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