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Old October 17th, 2004, 02:41 AM   #16
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Ryan,

Can you let us know your system setup including hardware and software? Also, what type of media you're using to burn?

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Old October 17th, 2004, 04:33 AM   #17
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Yes what version of DVDSP do you have? what OSX do you have and what is the DVD burner?

(Some of the new burners are not supported by the older operating systems.)

You should get much better quality video using MPEG2 and DVDSP compared with iDVD.

If you export from FCP using quicktime conversion - MPEG2 - you can get very very nice quality. Exporting using compressor will take longer to encode, is a bit more complicated but should ultimatley give you the best quality video.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 11:43 AM   #18
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I am using OSX panther
I have a plextor burner
I am using DVD studio 2
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Old October 17th, 2004, 07:31 PM   #19
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Ok exporting MPEG 4 I was able to burn with toast np...but on a full TV the picture is still not sharp...to say the least.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 07:43 PM   #20
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MPEG4 is for web use i believe so not good quality.

When you make the MPEG2 file and DVDSP project, click the Build button and see if you can build the DVD onto your Hard Drive (It should create a Video_TS folder on your HDD) and then try opening that and playing it with the Apple DVD Player software.

If that part is sucessfull you can burn it from DVDSP or Toast.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 07:51 PM   #21
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There doesnt seem to be a MPEG2 option...just MPEG4...
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Old October 17th, 2004, 07:58 PM   #22
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It should be under export using Quicktime conversion, then slect MPEG2. It is not normally in FCP when you install FCP but when you install DVDSP you get this extra new option appearing in FCP. Maybe you will have to install DVDSP again. As it did disappear on me once after installing a FCP update
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Old October 17th, 2004, 08:25 PM   #23
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If you reinstall FCP after installing DVD SP, you'll lose the mpg2 option. Toast also has an option to burn a DVD from the Video_TS file.
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Old October 17th, 2004, 10:09 PM   #24
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Ok, so what do you suggest I do? Should I reinstall DVDSP or something else?
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Old October 17th, 2004, 10:28 PM   #25
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I would suggest reinstalling DVD SP.
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Old October 18th, 2004, 12:37 AM   #26
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Ok, well i placed the icon in the trash and reinstalled DVDSP and still that is not in an option...
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Old October 18th, 2004, 04:28 PM   #27
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Hello Ryan,

Is mpeg2 option greyed out?

I suggest the following (follow if you think it's worth it):

1. delete the preference files (.plist) of both FCP and DVDSP

2. setup your preferences for FCP (at least the location of the scratch disk).

3. try mpeg2 option again

4. if the above doesn't work, then remove both applications and reinstall.

5. check again.

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Old October 18th, 2004, 11:35 PM   #28
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No there is no Mpeg3 choice at all.

I have tried trashing both the DVDSP and FCP icons, then reinstalling....FCP first. I noticed there is a box that is mpeg2 I went to install that and it says there is already a better copy of it on the computer. When I searched for it the only place i found it was in the reciept folder and it wouldnt do anything from in there.

i still dont have that option in FCP, I have:
3G
AIFF
FLC
Quicktime movie
u LAW
AVI
Wave
DV Stream
Still image
Image sequence
MPEG-4
system 7 sound

Thats it...
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Old October 18th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #29
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Delete the receipt and reinstall.
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Old October 19th, 2004, 12:36 AM   #30
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I went into the receipt folder and removed the box labeled mpeg2 and reinstalled it from DVDSP. I still do not have the mpeg2 option in FCP...

I do want to thank everyone for thier help thus far.
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