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#1 gambils

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:21 AM

I am trying to get a simple step-by-step explanation of how to burn to DVD files that I have transferred from DV media t my hard drive.  I've tried Nero and some other free programs to no avail- always get some error or another.  But, at least, with the free programs, they are simple to use- I click the file on my hard drive and then tell it to burn- have already done whatever minor editing I want to do and in most cases I don't edit.  Just films of my grandkids I want to put on DVD.

Have tried to figure out Roxio but get to DVD builder and can't figure out how to do a simple click and burn.  I'm just a CPA so maybe it's easy for others to figure out but the program doesn't seem to be "intuitive."  I just want a step-by-step that says, open file, click this, click that, burn.  Does a simple guide step-by-step like that exist?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:35 AM

Ultra-simple directions:

If you do not want to edit the movies....
---- Open DVD Builder in EMC7. (Project type DVD)
---- Click Add New Title ( upper left portion of the screen)
---- Find your movie file on the hard drive, click on it to open
---- Click on the Burn icon to burn to the DVD in your DVD RW drive

If you want to edit the movies, open VideoWave, put the video on the storyline, edit, click on the DVD icon and that will open DVD Builder.  Proceed as above.

Now if you get an error, post here and we'll try to help.   It will help if you post both the error message and the specifications of your computer.
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (ml @ Apr 26 2007, 04:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ultra-simple directions:

If you do not want to edit the movies....
---- Open DVD Builder in EMC7. (Project type DVD)
---- Click Add New Title ( upper left portion of the screen)
---- Find your movie file on the hard drive, click on it to open
---- Click on the Burn icon to burn to the DVD in your DVD RW drive

If you want to edit the movies, open VideoWave, put the video on the storyline, edit, click on the DVD icon and that will open DVD Builder.  Proceed as above.

Now if you get an error, post here and we'll try to help.   It will help if you post both the error message and the specifications of your computer.



Sorry I didn not respond back earlier- didn't get e-mail notification of your response.   My grandson occupies my office where the computer with the movie on the hard drive reside every weekend so will try the simple directions Sunday evening or Monday.  Thanks.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 02:32 PM

I am at the point to burn in the above directions but want to make sure before I do.  The other day I used the drag-to-disc feature and got a DVD to burn but although I could play it on my computer, I could not on my DVD player.  Is that because it is was in .wmv format or another issue?  If the saved format was the problem, what does it need to be?

Thanks.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (gambils @ Apr 29 2007, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am at the point to burn in the above directions but want to make sure before I do.  The other day I used the drag-to-disc feature and got a DVD to burn but although I could play it on my computer, I could not on my DVD player.  Is that because it is was in .wmv format or another issue?  If the saved format was the problem, what does it need to be?

Thanks.



Drag to Disc was/is the problem.  You can't use that to burn a movie DVD, and you shouldn't use Drag to Disc for anything but immediate transfer of data from one computer to another.
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 08:16 AM

Must be overlooking how I can attach a file so will just type in the error code I received:

Error code= 0x80004005

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:52 AM

QUOTE (gambils @ May 1 2007, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Must be overlooking how I can attach a file so will just type in the error code I received:

Error code= 0x80004005


Answered in new thread.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:42 PM

Back to the original thread- the easy burn instructions.  Have gotten rid of the error message but when I burn

1)  I only get a DVD that will play on my computer, not my DVD player, and
2)  when I captured the DV, it had several "scenes" it created, but saved the import as one .avi file.  But when I played the DVD on my computer, it only burned the first scene and not the whole 20 minute plus file I imported.

Please advise.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE (gambils @ May 9 2007, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Back to the original thread- the easy burn instructions.  Have gotten rid of the error message but when I burn

1)  I only get a DVD that will play on my computer, not my DVD player, and
2)  when I captured the DV, it had several "scenes" it created, but saved the import as one .avi file.  But when I played the DVD on my computer, it only burned the first scene and not the whole 20 minute plus file I imported.

Please advise.


Here is a simple step by step method of burning your production.  I wrote it almost 3 years ago.

First of all, it is best to build your slideshow in VideoWave, save it, then click on the burn button, (DVD icon) which will open DVD Builder. Pick DVD for project type, then make any changes that you want for the background picture that will show on the DVD when it comes up, in your set top player. You can make other changes as well, such as what music will play at the Menu screen. Save your production in DVD Builder, too.

Now, click on the burn icon. Uncheck the Burn to DVD option and check the Burn to Image File option. In the Advanced Options, pick best, and also, in the dropdown box, pick whether you want the production to play through or whatever you want. Also, make sure that NTSC is showing, if you live in the U.S.
Pick a name and location for the ISO file, and click Burn. Once the file is burned, open Disc Copier, click on the Advanced Options, click in the circle to the left of Disc Image or DVD Video Folder, browse for the ISO file that you just made, click on it, and it will load into Disc Copier. You can then burn it to DVD. This ISO option works best, for most.

Prior to doing all of this, defrag your hard drive, get rid of all spyware on your computer, using AdAware or Spybot, and make sure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware update.

Edited by grandpabruce, 09 May 2007 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (grandpabruce @ May 9 2007, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here is a simple step by step method of burning your production.  I wrote it almost 3 years ago.

First of all, it is best to build your slideshow in VideoWave, save it, then click on the burn button, (DVD icon) which will open DVD Builder. Pick DVD for project type, then make any changes that you want for the background picture that will show on the DVD when it comes up, in your set top player. You can make other changes as well, such as what music will play at the Menu screen. Save your production in DVD Builder, too.

Now, click on the burn icon. Uncheck the Burn to DVD option and check the Burn to Image File option. In the Advanced Options, pick best, and also, in the dropdown box, pick whether you want the production to play through or whatever you want. Also, make sure that NTSC is showing, if you live in the U.S.
Pick a name and location for the ISO file, and click Burn. Once the file is burned, open Disc Copier, click on the Advanced Options, click in the circle to the left of Disc Image or DVD Video Folder, browse for the ISO file that you just made, click on it, and it will load into Disc Copier. You can then burn it to DVD. This ISO option works best, for most.

Prior to doing all of this, defrag your hard drive, get rid of all spyware on your computer, using AdAware or Spybot, and make sure that your DVD burner has the latest firmware update.



Sorry- clicked on reply in error.  

In the process of following the instructions in the prior post to burn the .iso file via VideoWave.  When I opened it,  there was just one "slide" or "chapter" which is fine in this case as I'm not doing any editing.  But do I have to do the capture using VideoWave to have the different scenes or chapters to show up so I can drag the ones I want to the story line.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 05:26 PM

Got an error message:    any way I can attach a .jpg of the error?

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (gambils @ May 9 2007, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry- clicked on reply in error.  

In the process of following the instructions in the prior post to burn the .iso file via VideoWave.  When I opened it,  there was just one "slide" or "chapter" which is fine in this case as I'm not doing any editing.  But do I have to do the capture using VideoWave to have the different scenes or chapters to show up so I can drag the ones I want to the story line.


You burn to an .iso file in DVD Builder.   You can also create chapters in DVD Builder.  I don't remember how to do scene detect.  I will take a look, but it won't be until tomorrow.  Maybe someone else will drop in and tell you.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (grandpabruce @ May 9 2007, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't remember how to do scene detect.


You switch to the Collections View in VideoWave ( the little blue book next to the file folder)

Right click on the video in the Media Selector and choose Scene Detect.  

If I remember correctly, this method depends on changes in light in the video and you can adjust the sensitivity so that you don't get too many scenes.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:33 AM

QUOTE (ml @ May 9 2007, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You switch to the Collections View in VideoWave ( the little blue book next to the file folder)

Right click on the video in the Media Selector and choose Scene Detect.  

If I remember correctly, this method depends on changes in light in the video and you can adjust the sensitivity so that you don't get too many scenes.


Thanks, ml.  I haven't used EMC 7.5 for video, for a long time, so I had a senior moment. smile.gif
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:32 PM

I got the following error message:

Seek, synch, ATIP or mechanical positioning error- Medium error- [03/02/00]

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (gambils @ May 10 2007, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got the following error message:

Seek, synch, ATIP or mechanical positioning error- Medium error- [03/02/00]



The error you are getting is normally a media or drive error. It could be the discs you are using
or you may need to update the drive firmware(which was suggested in another post of yours).




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