HELP--Can't get iDVD to burn a disc--"not a usable disc" message

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Jim, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Here's the deal:

    I've got an quicktime movie I want to have play on a standard DVD
    player. After I got the MOV into iDVD and added a theme, I tried tried
    the burn button.
    I put in a brand new DVD-R and after a 2 minutes it pops out with the
    disc "not usable" or "not recordable" or some such message.

    I checked the disc by popping it back in and there is a folder full of
    video stuff on the disc-- obviously placed there by iDVD before the
    "disc not usable" message.
    So what do I have to do to create an movie DVD? Seems like a Catch 22
    situation. Tried the same thing on my wife's iBook and the same thing


    PS- I have an iMac8,1 and use OS 10.5.8.
    Jim, Sep 20, 2009
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  2. Jim

    Király Guest

    Try iDVD's "Save as Disk Image" under the File menu. Then use Disk
    Utility to burn it.
    Király, Sep 24, 2009
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