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Does anyone know how to speed up encoding in iDVD? Is there some sort of format the video should be in? .dv .mov .m4a what is the deal here... I use a g4 1ghz with a 16x lacie drive(firewire)...Thanks Much

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Get a new computer

In reply to: iDVD

Sorry, but encoding is a VERY CPU intensive process. Other than get a new computer with a faster CPU there isn't much you can do. Changing the output and some settings may improve it at the margins, but with your computer, you are kind of stuck.

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Burning speed

In reply to: Get a new computer

Um.. actually I'm kind of confused about that myself. I just bought a Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM), and I've burned a single layer 4.whatever GB DVD on it. It probably took 2.5 to 3 hours to do.

I was really kind of surprised by how slow it was. Is that regular?

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In reply to: Burning speed

2 or 3 hours! I've had project that took 10 to 15 hours. and that is with a duel 2 gig G5. with my G4 it tool 2 to 3 days!
The only why to really speed up compression to buy a dedicated PCI encoding card for about a grand.

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