In article <sdfisher-D035B1.14090016072003proxy.cq.shawcable.net>,
Steven Fisher <sdfisherspamcop.net> wrote:
If it takes MPEG-4s, then it is going to do the transcoding to MPEG-2,> We've used iMovie to construct some movies for a DVD. However, we don't
> have a DVD burner in the iMac.
> However, my brother bought a cheap DVD burner for his PC. It has
> something like iDVD (although it doesn't seem as good, at least it will
> work). It's called (I think) B's DVD Burner.
> It looks like it takes MPEG-4 format movies, which I think is what gets
> burned onto the DVD, but I'm not sure of the frame size, compression,
> etc settings to use in iMovie.
> If anyone has any tips for this, please let me know. Thanks.
because that's what a DVD requires, MPEG-2 with either AC3 or Dolby
iMovie won't encode to MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 (at least not without a great
deal of effort and/or expense on your part). The easiest thing to do is
not export at all, but use ffmpegX to convert the iMovie reference file
to whatever AVI type file your PC burner requires.
There's too much detail missing concerning the PC software you're using
to give much more detail than the above.