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Using iMovie, MediaPipe and Sizzle to create a DVD
Authored by: bluehz on Apr 29, '03 02:13:23AM

Thx for this great tutorial. After struggling with VCD's, SVCD,
and the like for the last few year - it nice to see all these new
user friendly apps appearing. The whole process is still very
black magic - but its getting better.

BTW - I suspect you can also use the above process to create
what are called miniDVD's. These are DVD's created on standard
CD-R(W) media. They have some drawbacks - smaller size,
smaller data rates, etc - but in general they are a great way to
create littel DVD's complete with menus accesscible through
your remote just like commercial DVD's and iDVD.

Also there is a great little app for creating VCD/SVCD's that has
been flying under the radar for a while. It called "VCD Builder"
and you can get it here http://homepage.mac.com/johan/. I
don't know what kind of magic it does - but I have been able to
create VCD slideshows using it and they play on a very old set
top DVD player that refuses to play any other VCD/SVCD/
miniDVD's I make. Grab a copy of it - its donation driven also.



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miniDVD
Authored by: jecwobble on Apr 29, '03 01:47:34PM

Based on the instructions at the Sizzle site, I tried to make a miniDVD (although I had no idea that's what they were called until reading this post). I used CD-RW media, and it seemed to work on my MAC just fine. On an NT laptop I have from work, it ran, but at an accelerated rate. My cheapo DVD/VCR player wouldn't play it, nor would a friends 'name brand' DVD player.

Has anyone been successful in creating a miniDVD on a Mac (with or without Sizzle) that worked on some or most commercial DVD players (or even game consoles- Playstation, etc.)? I want to share short MPEGs and slide shows with my family and don't like wasting all the empty gigs on a DVD-R for less than 10 minutes of material.

P.S. - I had some trouble syncing the video and audio (I had MPEGs to begin with but demuxed them for Sizzle- do I have to do that, I wonder?....)



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