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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....

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    Default iMovie Output to PC for DVDs

    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.
    Steven Fisher Guest

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    Default Re: iMovie Output to PC for DVDs

    In article <sdfisher-D035B1.14090016072003proxy.cq.shawcable.net>,
    Steven Fisher <sdfisherspamcop.net> wrote:
    > 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.
    If it takes MPEG-4s, then it is going to do the transcoding to MPEG-2,
    because that's what a DVD requires, MPEG-2 with either AC3 or Dolby
    Digital audio.

    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.

    --
    Spenser
    sbt Guest

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    Default Re: iMovie Output to PC for DVDs

    sbt wrote:
    > There's too much detail missing concerning the PC software you're using
    > to give much more detail than the above.
    Well, you gave me most of my answer -- you told me which codec to use.
    Now I just need to know the frame size.

    Steven Fisher Guest

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