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if the themes you've used come from other companies, were designed by you, or are modifed versions of Apple's originals. "Include encoded fles" is the more important option, because it's very unlikely that all of your sounds, photos, and movies are also on the destination Mac. Turn the boxes on and off to see how much space you'll recover. 4.Namethearchivefle,chooseafolderlocationforit,andthenclickSave. Wait as iDVD builds the new archive. This can take a few minutes, so be patient. You may be working with very large fles. Archived projects look like any other projects, in that they use the same .dvdproj ex- tension. But inside, they're very different. For proof, simply open it as a package (page 112). Inside its ContentsResources folder, new folders called Assets and Themes store the extra archived elements (Figure 18-11). Tip: In order to turn your photos and videos into DVD material, iDVD must encode (convert) them into a format called MPEG. Depending on your Preferences settings, iDVD may constantly be working on this time-consuming task, or it may do the job only when you burn the DVD. Either way, an archived project also stores any MPEG fles iDVD has created so far. They'll save you time when you burn the DVD, but they'll make the archive's fle size balloon up like a blimp. If you'd rather keep the fle smaller, choose AdvancedDelete Encoded Assets before saving the archive. iDVD removes the remove encoded MPEG fles--but you'll pay for this gesture in re-encoding time when you're ready to burn your discs. Archiving Your Project Copying the archive to a different Mac Suppose that you've designed a DVD using a Mac that lacks a DVD burner. Now, as Apple intended, you've used the Archive command to prepare it for transfer to a Mac that does have a burner. Transfer the archive project using any convenient method: copy it across a network, burn it to a CD or a DVD-ROM, copy it onto an iPod, or whatever. (It's too big for email, of course, but you could instead post it on a Web site for downloading.) The project opens normally on the other machine, with all of its pieces intact and ready to touch up and burn. Relinking Missing Files When you're working with regular projects (not archived ones), iDVD is pretty help- less if you move or rename any of the photo, movie, or sound fles that it expects to use in your DVD (see Figure 18-12). If you encounter the dialog box shown in Figure 18-10 at top, click Find File, navigate to a folder that contains at least one of the fles, and click Open. iDVD dutifully inspects that folder for any missing fles. Repeat until you've located all the missing fles. chapter18:idvdsecrets 447