Travel safely videos from iPhoto?

I have many years of accumulated videos in iPhoto that I finally want to organize outside of iPhoto.

I think I want to put on a set of DVDs, but I also think to put them on a thumb drive as well - could have two copies.

The last time I tried to do, things are really weird and I think it's because I've renamed the video (from the file number for a brief description of what was in it).   I got messages saying that the video could not be found.  After some advice from people here, I put the names of original files back in place and it worked.  Phew!

In any case, I want to try again and do the things this time.  If anyone can help me, I would like to get instructions on how to handle each file and finally get it on the DVD player and the thumb of my dreams.   Thank you!

P. S.  Is there a point in the process where you can safely rename the file?

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Select movies in iPhoto and export (menu, file == > export) the original unmodified in a folder - you can rename as you like and write on CD/DVD or a USB key - you must NEVER make changes to the contents of the iPhoto library - only after export you can make changes to the file outside the library

LN

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