Issue: Authoring failed

  • MJ1

    MJ1 - 2012-10-19

    New user here. Trying to burn a few files from iMovie to a Superdrive. Was able to convert the 2 quicktime files to .mpg files, but when once trying to burn, I get a "Authoring failed" error. The error message is below. Any help would be most appreciated, as I'd rather not have to pay for iDVD. Thanks in advance…
    Task: dvdauthor
    DVDAuthor::dvdauthor, version 0.6.11.
    Build options: gnugetopt iconv
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    /Users/michaeljeske1/Documents/Burn Temporary.localized/Untitled 1/THEME_TS/dvdauthor.xml:23: parser error : xmlParseEntityRef: no name
    <vob file="/Users/michaeljeske1/Desktop/Mark & Jessy's Wedding.mpg"></vob>
    ERR:  Error in parsing XML

  • Harry

    Harry - 2013-01-03

    Hi michael, i think i found the solution to your problem. You have to get rid of all the characters in your video names that aren't letters or numbers. you say your video's name is

    Mark & Jessy's Wedding.mpg

    when it should be Mark and Jessy's Wedding. no ampersands. if that doesn't work, try taking off the apostrophe.

    Please report back if this worked. Thankyou,



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