Test the DVD on the computer. If it plays properly, launch the software and click “iMedia Converter Deluxe” on the top bar menu and go to “Preferences”. Under the Convert tab, go to Load Contents in a DVD and select All Titles from the dropdown list. Then load the DVD and try again.
If the instruction above does not work, try testing more DVDs to narrow down the cause of the error. It can be a certain DVD with a special protection codec in it or if the error occurs on all your DVDs.
In this case, please contact us with the information of the DVD such as title, region code, purchasing link from Amazon (if applicable) for us to test.
Click “Add” to add files or a folder. The loaded files can be sorted by name, date, type and length.
A stream button and device list will appear when you hover your cursor over a video. Select the device to stream the video.
Click the Stream button to switch devices or play the video locally.
The output folder is located near the bottom of the window. You can click on the output dropdown menu to select most common folders or click on the folder icon next to it to select your output location.
Follow instructions below on how to load videos from a camcorder.
1. Connect your camcorder to the computer and launch the application. The software will read the files on your camcorder.
2. If you decide to close the window, you can alternately open it from the main interface.
3. Select the videos to be converted. To convert all videos, tick “Select All” then click “Load”.
Click Burn tab, after you select Burn in Copy/Burn selector, you enter the interface as below.
1) Load videos
Drag directly, or click Add button or Show Media browser to load video files from local disk. You can select subtitle(load subtitle file) and audio track from the drop down list of Audio track switch and Subtitle Selector.
Note: DVD and audio files are not supported.
2) Edit files (optional)
You can edit the imported files before burning to a DVD. Click the Edit button, you can trim, crop, add effect, add watermark and adjust loaded subtitle.
3) Output settings
Type text in the Name box to name the new DVD. There are four output types for you to choose in Burn to box: SuperDrive, DVD Folder, .dvdmedia, and ISO File. If you choose DVD Folder, .dvdmedia, or ISO File, you can choose folder location to save your DVD file in Destination box.
On the bottom of the main interface, you can choose several types of DVD Menu. Select the Aspect Ratio of your DVD: 16:9 or 4:3. You can also choose the Quality: Good, Better or Best. Click the drop down list of Select blank DVD type to select the output DVD type: DVD(D5) or DVD DL(D9).
Click the Preview button to preview your DVD. If you complete the settings, click the Burn button.
Tip: Click iMedia Converter Deluxe > Preferences on the top menu bar. In the Burn tab, you can choose the Video Mode: NTSC or PAL, Burn Speed and Play movies in sequences without returning to the main DVD menu.
Please refer to the link below.
User Guide: How to Burn or Copy DVDs
Note: The product supports copying D9 to D9, D5 to D5, D5 to D9. You cannot compress a D9 to a D5.
Click the Copy button. The application will start copying the DVD. While it’s copying, the original DVD will be ejected and the application will prompt you insert a blank DVD.
Most commercial DVDs are protected with Content Scramble System (CSS). This is to prevent them from being illegally copied. CSS is a Digital Right Management (DRM) and encryption system, utilizing a proprietary 40-bit stream cipher algorithm.
iMedia Converter Deluxe is able to convert videos and rip most DVDs except Commercial DVDs. However, you can try third-party softwares like the Free DVD Protection Removal Plugin provided here. It can help enable the software to rip both common and commercial DVD movies.
The DVD created by a DVD Recorder falls under homemade DVDs category. The structure of a homemade DVD is typically different from a commercial one.
Copy the files from the DVD to your local hard drive and then convert single VOB files.
iMedia Converter Deluxe doesn’t support loading iMovie projects directly. You will need to export it first from iMovie before loading it to the application.
1. Launch iMovie. Go to the Share icon> File.
2. iMovie would typically export the video to a MOV file.
3. You can now load the exported file to the iMedia Converter Deluxe application.
Load the file to the software. Click the Edit button to the right of the video file thumbnail.
Click on the Camera icon near the bottom of the window . This will capture a snapshot of the video playing in the preview window.
Note: You can select Open Snapshot Folder and Set Snapshot Folder from the drop down list.
After loading the video file and selecting an output format, you can check the output file size under the Target information. See screenshot below.
Note: The output file size is only an estimation.
Click the settings button (the gear icon) on the top right corner of each output format. A pop-up window will appear for you to set your own parameters. Please note that the default setting is usually recommended for the particular format.
To create a custom format, click “Create Custom” button on the bottom of the window. Name the customized format; you can re-use this format settings later.
Go to iMedia Converter Deluxe on the top menu bar, and then go to Preferences. Choose “Keep DVD Chapter Markers” under the Convert tab. Load the DVD files.
Currently, only formats for Apple devices will retain chapter markers. Go to the Devices tab near the bottom of the window and select an Apple device (ie. iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc).
The software cannot switch between NTSC and PAL automatically. You will need to manually change the resolution and frame rate.
Please change the output settings as follows:
Resolution: 720 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97fps
Resolution: 720 x 576
Frame Rate: 25fps
Please refer to the link below.
For general iMovie questions, please follow the link below:
1. Click on the Edit button on the right side of the file thumbnail.
2. Go to the Subtitle tab.
3. Select “Load subtitle” in the choices under Subtitle.
4. Import a subtitle file.
Note: The program supports SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle files only.
To define the attributes such as font and color of the subtitle, go to “Font”
To choose your own text encoding, go to “Encoding”.
To adjust the position of the subtitle, use the slider under “Position”.
Tip: To add the subtitle on the video automatically, make sure that the video file and subtitle file are in the same folder and with the same name.