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#1 MazdaMan

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:09 AM

I created a project (.dmsd file) with Roxio Creator 2011 VideoWave, and tried to burn it.  I tried twice, and both times ended up with an unusable disc.

The first time I chose both options "Burn to disc" and "Save disc image file".  It went through the rendering process then VideoWave just quit.  The .iso file was created so I burned the DVD from it using 'Burn Disc Image".  The disc won't play in my DVD player and isn't recognized in Windows 7.  When I put it in the PC's DVD drive, and open Windows Explorer, I see one file:  desktop.ini, and the text "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)".  It seems as if the burn was unsuccessful, but I can't figure out what to do from here.

I tried a second time with a second blank DVD.  This time I chose option "Burn to disc" only.  It went through the rendering again, and when that was done a popup appeared, saying "VideoWave has stopped working   A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.".  AGain, the resulting disc was unusable, with the same desktop.ini file on it, and the text "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)" in Windows Explorer.

Any ideas on what to do?  I am so close, but can't seem to get the disc finalized.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

View PostMazdaMan, on 18 December 2011 - 10:09 AM, said:

I created a project (.dmsd file) with Roxio Creator 2011 VideoWave, and tried to burn it.  I tried twice, and both times ended up with an unusable disc.

The first time I chose both options "Burn to disc" and "Save disc image file".  It went through the rendering process then VideoWave just quit.  The .iso file was created so I burned the DVD from it using 'Burn Disc Image".  The disc won't play in my DVD player and isn't recognized in Windows 7.  When I put it in the PC's DVD drive, and open Windows Explorer, I see one file:  desktop.ini, and the text "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)".  It seems as if the burn was unsuccessful, but I can't figure out what to do from here.

I tried a second time with a second blank DVD.  This time I chose option "Burn to disc" only.  It went through the rendering again, and when that was done a popup appeared, saying "VideoWave has stopped working   A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.  Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.".  AGain, the resulting disc was unusable, with the same desktop.ini file on it, and the text "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)" in Windows Explorer.

Any ideas on what to do?  I am so close, but can't seem to get the disc finalized.

Videowave cannot be used  to burn DVDs. Project files from myDVD have the extension dmsm.

Since you have the iso file, download VLC player and use it to play the iso file. This should tell you if the iso file was created properly.

Do not burn to a DVD and an image file(or Video_TS folder) at the same time. You never really know where the failure occurs if you have problems.

Does you project play correctly all the way through in myDVD Preview?

Something is wrong in your procedure. There should be no "desktop.ini" on your DVD nor do you ever need to finalize video DVDs, it is done automatically.

Perhaps you should describe in detail (step-by-step) what you are doing paying special attention to the program name you are doing. The message ""Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)"" seems to indicate that you did not use the correct program to burn to DVD.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:04 PM

I got it to work after following these steps twice (the first time it failed, and after going through the same sequence a second time it worked):

1.  Start Roxio Creator 2011.

2. On the left side vertical menu, I click "Video / Movies".

3. I click "Create DVDs", and Roxio MyDVD opens.

4. I click File --> Open Project, then open my .dmsd file.

5. I click the 'burn' icon at the lower right ide of the screen.

6. The "Burn Project" window pops up.  The checkbox "Burn to disc" is selected, and I leave it as is.  The "Save disc image file" checkbox is NOT selected, and I leave it as is.  The "Create folder set" checkbox is NOT selected, and I leave it as is.

7. I fill in the 'Disc label' box and select the burn speed, and click the Burn button.

8. It goes through the following 4 steps.  As each step completes, a green check mark appears to the left of the label.
   Open Project
   Encoding Movie (1 of 4)   [then 2 of 4, 3 of 4, and finally 4 of 4]
   Encode Menus
   Record Menus

The last step, 'Complete', never gets done.  Not even a green triangle next to it indicating anything is happening.  The progress bar is at 97%, and then a window pops up saying "VideoWave has stopped working   A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.".

9. I open Windows Explorer, and I see a "Burn a Disc" popup, asking me to choose between "Like a USB flash drive" and "With a CD/DVD player".  <== This is strange.

10.  I choose the second option, and click Next.

11. Windows Explorer now shows the "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)".

Then I tried to burn the DVD again, without removing it from the tray.  It went through the same sequence again, without complaining that the DVD wasn't blank, so I guess nothing was written to it the first time.  This time, it burned the DVD.  This is really bizarre.  My daughter is a kindergarten teacher, and her students create nice videos on an Apple, and here I am, with over 30 years IT experience, struggling with Windows.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

View PostMazdaMan, on 18 December 2011 - 12:04 PM, said:

I got it to work after following these steps twice (the first time it failed, and after going through the same sequence a second time it worked):

1.  Start Roxio Creator 2011.

2. On the left side vertical menu, I click "Video / Movies".

3. I click "Create DVDs", and Roxio MyDVD opens.

4. I click File --> Open Project, then open my .dmsd file.

5. I click the 'burn' icon at the lower right ide of the screen.

6. The "Burn Project" window pops up.  The checkbox "Burn to disc" is selected, and I leave it as is.  The "Save disc image file" checkbox is NOT selected, and I leave it as is.  The "Create folder set" checkbox is NOT selected, and I leave it as is.

7. I fill in the 'Disc label' box and select the burn speed, and click the Burn button.

8. It goes through the following 4 steps.  As each step completes, a green check mark appears to the left of the label.
   Open Project
   Encoding Movie (1 of 4)   [then 2 of 4, 3 of 4, and finally 4 of 4]
   Encode Menus
   Record Menus

The last step, 'Complete', never gets done.  Not even a green triangle next to it indicating anything is happening.  The progress bar is at 97%, and then a window pops up saying "VideoWave has stopped working   A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.".

9. I open Windows Explorer, and I see a "Burn a Disc" popup, asking me to choose between "Like a USB flash drive" and "With a CD/DVD player".  <== This is strange.

10.  I choose the second option, and click Next.

11. Windows Explorer now shows the "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)".

Then I tried to burn the DVD again, without removing it from the tray.  It went through the same sequence again, without complaining that the DVD wasn't blank, so I guess nothing was written to it the first time.  This time, it burned the DVD.  This is really bizarre.  My daughter is a kindergarten teacher, and her students create nice videos on an Apple, and here I am, with over 30 years IT experience, struggling with Windows.

Does the DVD now play?

Thank you for giving an excellent step-by-step of your procedure. There is nothing basically wrong with what you are doing except from #9 on. I don't think that method can be used to burn a video DVD. At least I have never used that method or come across it.

Instead of burning directly to disc (which I never do for any project) I would select burn to image or burn to Folder Set and uncheck "burn to disc". Keeping the encoding and burning as 2 completely separate process will help to show where your problem lies. If there is no encoding problem then it would seem to indicate that there is a problem when burning.

Another possibility may be the make of DVDs you are using. Most of us here recommend using Verbatims  and to avoid store brands and Maxells, Memorex plus a few other brands.

Edited by myguggi, 18 December 2011 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:38 PM

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9. I open Windows Explorer, and I see a "Burn a Disc" popup, asking me to choose between "Like a USB flash drive" and "With a CD/DVD player". <== This is strange.

That is the windows Vista and W-7 operating  system burning options.

http://windows.micro...indows-Explorer

Has nothing to do with Roxio.

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Windows Explorer now shows the "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disc (1)"

What are the files and how did they get there?

Delete those files if they're not needed and set auto play to quit defaulting a empty disc to those options.

Now go back to the burn screen in your project and choose the image file option and a location to burn it on your hard drive.

See if that completes now?  If so we can now burn as many copies o a DVD disc.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Does the DVD play, you ask?  Well yes, kind of.  I tried it on my home theater Sony BluRay player.  It loaded the disc and the menu came up.  The play button on the remote (you know, the right facing triangle) didn't do anything.  The remote also has a circle button with 4 arrow buttons around it (up/down/left/right).  Pressing the circle button started the video.

On a different Sony DVD player, the 'play' button worked.

On both of these players, when it got to the end of the first chapter, it returned to the menu instead of going to chapter 2.

I tried to play it with CinePlayer on my Dell laptop, but a window popped up telling me that the region on the disc didn't match the region of the DVD player on the laptop.  I had the chance to change the region of the DVD player, but decided not to mess with it.

I don't know if it's my inexperience with Roxio, or something else, but this isn't nearly as simple as it should be.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

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tried to play it with CinePlayer on my Dell laptop, but a window popped up telling me that the region on the disc didn't match the region of the DVD player on the laptop. I had the chance to change the region of the DVD player, but decided not to mess with it.

Roxio burns all region or region free disc's and windows shouldn't be asking to change the region code from any disc burned in Roxio software.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

Thanks cdanteek.  I tried a store-bought DVD and got the same region message from CinePlayer.  This is a relatively new Dell laptop, and I guess I have never played a DVD in it before.  The region on the DVD player wasn't set, so I set it to region 1, (U.S. and Canada).  The disc played in it after doing that.

Maybe Dell does it that way so people can use the laptop anywhere, and just have to set it themselves one time.  This is the first thing that has gone right for me today.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:58 PM

View PostMazdaMan, on 18 December 2011 - 01:01 PM, said:

Maybe Dell does it that way so people can use the laptop anywhere, and just have to set it themselves one time.  This is the first thing that has gone right for me today.
It's not a Dell thing, it's general.

The recording industry insists on using protected region-coded DVDs for their movies, so drives are made in the un-coded state and you set them for your region. To keep the recording industry's monopoly safe, you are only allowed 3 or 4 region changes to your drive and after that the drive is permanently locked on the last region selected.

Discs that Roxio makes for you don't have region coding, since Roxio software won't deal with protected discs.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:14 PM

View PostBrendon, on 18 December 2011 - 01:58 PM, said:

It's not a Dell thing, it's general.

The recording industry insists on using protected region-coded DVDs for their movies, so drives are made in the un-coded state and you set them for your region. To keep the recording industry's monopoly safe, you are only allowed 3 or 4 region changes to your drive and after that the drive is permanently locked on the last region selected.

Discs that Roxio makes for you don't have region coding, since Roxio software won't deal with protected discs.

But why would Dell sell a region code DVD burner/player in North America that is not region 1? Unless they simply stuck in burner/player from some other region and never bothered checking.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:21 PM

View Postmyguggi, on 18 December 2011 - 02:14 PM, said:

But why would Dell sell a region code DVD burner/player in North America that is not region 1? Unless they simply stuck in burner/player from some other region and never bothered checking.

As I mentioned, they come from the factory without a Region Code set. Why would Dell want to go and set them all to Region 1 when there are so few changes allowed, and when Americans go all over the world?
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

View PostBrendon, on 18 December 2011 - 02:21 PM, said:

As I mentioned, they come from the factory without a Region Code set. Why would Dell want to go and set them all to Region 1 when there are so few changes allowed, and when Americans go all over the world?

Obviously all are set to region 1 if they are sold in North America. I have never heard of anyone having to reset their region codes in any computer they bought.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

View Postmyguggi, on 18 December 2011 - 03:13 PM, said:

Obviously all are set to region 1 if they are sold in North America. I have never heard of anyone having to reset their region codes in any computer they bought.

Not reset.

Set their region code.

It's happened on ever PC I've ever bought and every optical drive I've ever bought and installed!

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

View Postmyguggi, on 18 December 2011 - 03:13 PM, said:

Obviously all are set to region 1 if they are sold in North America. I have never heard of anyone having to reset their region codes in any computer they bought.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:40 PM

View Postcdanteek, on 18 December 2011 - 03:39 PM, said:

Not reset.

Set their region code.

It's happened on ever PC I've ever bought and every optical drive I've ever bought and installed!

Below is a new drive not set the way it comes from the factory when one buys it.

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Set or reset what does it matter!

I have never set (or reset) the region code on any optical drive that I have bought.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:42 PM

I have never set a region code either, but the DVD burner that came with my Dell needed to be set.  First time for me.

Now, back to the original problem:  I have been experimenting with Roxio MyDVD some more and I believe I found out why it was crapping out on me for no apparent reason, and after a few more tries it finally worked.

First of all, myguggi said “Videowave cannot be used to burn DVDs”.  That’s true, but when MyDVD was unable to burn the DVD, the error that popped up was “VideoWave has stopped working”.  Maybe the message could have been worded better.

Now, here is what I found.  After clicking the ‘burn’ icon on the lower right corner of MyDVD, I have to tell it whether I want to “Burn to disc” and/or “Save disc image file”.  For the “Burn to disc” option, I can specify a Disc label.  The default label name is “MyDVD”.  If I leave that as is, the DVD is burned fine.  If I change it to something that is 16 characters long (that’s the limit, 16), MyDVD dies.  15 characters is OK, 16 is no good.  Has anybody seen this before?  I’m using less than 16 to get around what appears to be a bug in MyDVD.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 04:27 AM

View PostMazdaMan, on 18 December 2011 - 04:42 PM, said:

I have never set a region code either, but the DVD burner that came with my Dell needed to be set.  First time for me.

Now, back to the original problem:  I have been experimenting with Roxio MyDVD some more and I believe I found out why it was crapping out on me for no apparent reason, and after a few more tries it finally worked.

First of all, myguggi said “Videowave cannot be used to burn DVDs”.  That’s true, but when MyDVD was unable to burn the DVD, the error that popped up was “VideoWave has stopped working”.  Maybe the message could have been worded better.

Now, here is what I found.  After clicking the ‘burn’ icon on the lower right corner of MyDVD, I have to tell it whether I want to “Burn to disc” and/or “Save disc image file”.  For the “Burn to disc” option, I can specify a Disc label.  The default label name is “MyDVD”.  If I leave that as is, the DVD is burned fine.  If I change it to something that is 16 characters long (that’s the limit, 16), MyDVD dies.  15 characters is OK, 16 is no good.  Has anybody seen this before?  I’m using less than 16 to get around what appears to be a bug in MyDVD.
"VideoWave" & "MyDVD" are both in the VideoWavexx.exe, so the WINDOWS Error message was correct ;)

Yes 16 characters is the limit for a Disc Label :huh: We have asked them, years ago, to limit the input for that box but nothing has changed :(
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:33 PM

View Postmyguggi, on 18 December 2011 - 04:40 PM, said:

Set or reset what does it matter!

I have never set (or reset) the region code on any optical drive that I have bought.

Walt, I have had to set the region code on every optical drive that I have purchased, before I could do anything with it.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:42 AM

View Postgrandpabruce, on 29 December 2011 - 07:33 PM, said:

Walt, I have had to set the region code on every optical drive that I have purchased, before I could do anything with it.
I guess that depends on the PC. I don't recall ever having to set a Region on any of my PCs since the Win95 days??? :huh:
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