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Subject:   makes a create video cd
Date:   2002-12-05 00:49:50
From:   anonymous2
Wow, thanks Derrick for the tips on bringing the iApps together. I'm making a movie slideshow of pictures from springbreak and whatnot. I consider myself a mac expert, but I never would have thought to use iMovie to create track titles, and to use it to splice together the music which I thought I was going to have to use a special program to splice. I don't have a DV cam, so I tend to forget about iMovie which comes with OS X 10.1 and newer.

One question though, my friend made a similiar slide show DVD with iDVD but he had a quicktime movie with multiple sound tracks to fill the 15 minute movie. iDVD only used one soundtrack and looped it. Would using iMovie get around the single soundtrack limit?

Also, since the resulting movie isn't too large nor long, would it be difficult to make a VCD, as I don't have a DVD burner, and he no longer has his iMac, iDVD isn't available.

Thanks again for the inciteful article and thanks to Oreilly for posting so many useful and FREE articles.

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  • Derrick Story photo makes a create video cd
    2002-12-05 14:46:46  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I haven't tested the "one sound track limit" in the free version of iDVD, so I can't answer that question. If anyone out there knows more about this, please chime in.

    As for VCDs, I've heard mixed reviews about their quality and compatibility with various DVD players. I think if you're serious about this stuff, you might want to create the content on your existing Mac, then find a DVD burner to use for the final phase of production. DVD-R is better all the way around.
    • makes a create video cd
      2002-12-06 13:18:04  tophu [View]

      Yeah, I've had trouble playing VCDs I create on my player. But if you have a player that plays them well, here's a great (I mean it. Really great.) app for building the projects: VCD Builder <http://homepage.mac.com/johan/> As a bonus it is entirely free and open source.