trouble with iDVD

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
I'm new to creating DVD's, and can't seem to get it right. I have a x4 drive - does this mean I have to use x4 media?

I'm also confused what kind of quicktime file I should be creating it from. I have my showreel as MJPEG A in FCP and want to maintain the highest possible quality. I've read somewhere I should convert it to DV, but that's going to look rubbish. I want to go directly from my MJPEG A media.

I've tried exporting a FCP movie and dropping it into iDVD, but the disc I've made won't play back on my Sony player. When I try to play in Apple's DVD player it plays but its corrupted, and jumps forward to other parts of the clips and back again.

Where should I be looking for an idiots step by step guide?


  • Reply 1 of 6
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    Did you not go through your books and the tutorials that came with FCP, they have all the answers you would ever need for your questions.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    jasonfjjasonfj Posts: 568member
    I'm not having any problems with FCP - the movie I export plays back fine in Quicktime. It's making a DVD from it that's the problem.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    ah. okay then. just drag and drop the file into the menu you select for iDVD. That is all I do, it works fine...Also, you need to make sure all your settings are correct for the media you are using.

    You can go to for some decent tutorials and help as well.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    jasonfjjasonfj Posts: 568member
    yup, that's what I did and it didn't work. It previews ok within iDVD, but doesn't play when I burn the disc. Hence my question about the media - do I have to use Apple x4 discs?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    ijerryijerry Posts: 615member
    you don't have to. you can use anything less than the 4x, you just have to change the settings to do so. I don't know if it is smart enough to realize the media you are using, though, it should be.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    jasonfjjasonfj Posts: 568member
    ...I couldn't find any reference to media type. Where would I change it?
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