While editing a family movie is fun on iMovie, making a vcd copy of your work is another story. Encoding takes time and hard disk space and CPU processing power. Too bad the external USB enclosure (GL811USB chipset from Genesys Logic) doesn't work with MacOS X, it could at least help in the hard disk space dilema. On the encoding front will try this out: ffmpegX a DVD, SVCD, VCD, CVD, VOB, DivX, XviD, H.264, PSP, MP4, MOV encoder for Mac OSX. as other iMovie to VCD solutions is rather frustrating for an amateur video editor like me.