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Chapter 5. iDVD: The Power of a Movie Pr... > Using iDVD for Your Digital Lifestyl... - Pg. 161

iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production House in Your Mac 161 When the burning process is complete, your DVD will be ready to play. You can play it on your Mac using the DVD Player application, or you can play it in most standard DVD players. NOTE After you burn a DVD, check it out using your Mac's DVD Player. If it plays fine, you have created a good DVD. If it doesn't play properly, something went astray, probably in the burning process (for example, another application might have taken too many resources away from iDVD). Check out the project carefully to make sure that all the media is available. Preview it again to make sure it plays okay within iDVD. Then try burning the disc again, making sure to use the list you read earlier to maximize your chances of creating a good disc. Recovering Disk Space If you have limited disk space available, after you are sure that your DVD is right and that you have made all the copies you want, you can delete the iDVD project file. These files are large so if you don't have the space to store them permanently, getting rid of them will free up disk space. You can also delete the individual content files if you no longer want to store them. Ideally, you will have a tape backup system to which you can archive this data, but if not, you will have to decide which is more important--hard disk space or keeping all of the files. Try to save the content files if you can because you can more easily recreate the DVD than you can recreate the individual content files. Using iDVD for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects DVD is such a great way to view and store your projects that you are likely to want to store many of the digital lifestyle projects that you create on a DVD so that you view them easily. And fortunately, you can do so since most of the digital lifestyle projects you create can be exported as QuickTime