I have a Pioneer DVD-RW DVDR-107D fitted in my G4/400 Apple Mac (Sonnet upgraded to
G4/1.4GHz). I’m trying to create a “slide show” from JPEG images that
will run on my home DVD player. This has successfully run DVD+R and DVD-R
discs previously, so I know it accepts both standards.
I’m using “Toast 6 Titanium” to put movies onto DVD ROM disc. (Similar to “Nero”.)
I used Roxio Motion Pictures v1.0.3 to create the movie and set it to
open Toast and load in the movie automatically for burning. I assume the
duration, crossfade etc. don’t matter to the success of creating some
sort of movie.
I chose “Export to format”: CD-ROM Movie.
Send Motion Picture to Toast when finished.
In Toast the following selections were used:
PAL (because I’m in the UK)
Video Quality Standard
Create DVD Menu
The Blank DVD+R disc was duly toasted and it launches DVD Player but
doesn’t run. All I get is a blank title screen. And in my home DVD player it
just reports a bad disc error. Why?
However, the original QuickTime movie created by “Roxio Motion Pictures”
software works just fine on the HD.
I’m not new to Macs but I’m new to DVDs so could anyone please suggest
what I’m doing wrong? It has been suggested that I ought to use DVD-R not
DVD+R but I wasn’t able to buy “minus” discs locally and I don’t see why
it should matter. (But I’m happy to be told, if it does).
The files created on the disc (in the VIDEO-TS folder) are:
I didn’t add any audio so the AUDIO_TS folder is empty.
I set the Pioneer to Region 2 (UK and Europe) on installation.
Well, I’m one step forward. A DVD-R disc produces the title screen but won’t play on my G4 Mac. On a proper DVD player it announces “Playback Restricted”. What the ****?
I realise I’m the only person in the world who uses an Apple Mac but can anyone give me a clue as to what I’m doing wrong?
The DVD-R is supplied as “Packard Bell” 120 minutes 4.7Gb. No other info on it.
Apologies if I’ve omitted vital information. Just ask.