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  1. A little history first... I have used Creator 2012 for quite a while. With few exceptions, my sole purpose for this software was to turn Tivo'd programs into DVD's for my personal Geek Archives (History , Nova, etc.) I had saved these programs using AVCHD format and, when necessary, a dual layer DVD to record the program. Recently I tried to edit and burn a 2-hour episode of Nova onto a dual-layer DVD and the Dual-Layer DVD media's capacity was just a hair inadequate for my project. Creator 2012 had a Blu-Ray "Button" in MyDVD so... Fine, I'll get a Blu-Ray burner. Received the Blu-Ray and tried to create a Blu-Ray iso file... but I could not get a response from the Blu-Ray button. Looked at Creator 2012 box (Yes, I still had it!) and discovered a plug-in needed to be purchased (I have an issue with the button being there if there's no functionality but that's irrelevant). Of course the BluRay plug-in is no longer available for Creator 2012. So... I upgrade to Creator NXT 6 Pro. I load the same Nova program into NXT 6 Pro's VideoWave and the audio gets "fuzzy" (distorted) as the file is played. Sounds fine initially but towards the end of the file it is highly distorted to the point that voices are unintelligible. This is without any manipulation of the file - I am viewing and listening to it in VideoWave without any editing. I tried shorter files to see if that made a difference. A 19 minute file behaved basically the same way. It was distorting as the file was played. At the end of the 19 minutes the distortion wasn't as great as at the end of the 2-hour file but it was present. I tried different programs of different lengths - all exhibited this behavior. Editing the file (removing unwanted material) seemed to aggravate the problem - making it worse. This issue wasn't a problem with Creator 2012's VideoWave as the exact same 2-hour source file was used in both 2012 & NXT6. This 2-hour file plays fine (no distortion) in Microsoft's Media Player. The problem may be the same as the one detailed in Atlantic Videography's "NXT 6 Is Not Working" thread. I am using Windows 10 with a Lenovo P50 Laptop. Intel i7-6700HQ @ 2.6GHz 32 GB Ram Any thoughts on what might be going on here? Would it help to attach an audio file of the distorted audio? EDIT: I have attached a audio file to demonstrate the situation. Scott Media Player vs VideoWave.m4a
  2. Scott(GA)

    Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"

    Attached are my dxdiag results. Best regards, Scott DxDiag.txt
  3. Scott(GA)

    Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"

    Skinis, There appear to be at least a couple of other people, using completely different files, having this problem. One has posted in this thread only a few posts above this one. Another is a different thread but noted by me in the opening post of this thread. Regardless of that I pointed out in the original post of this thread that the identical file, on the same computer, worked fine in Creator 2012 Videowave as well as in Microsoft Media Player. What is the only thing that changed when I loaded Creator NXT 6? I will be pleased to entertain alternative theories that explain what else might be happening here. I know this isn't tech support but I have seen them, in the distant past, jump in occasionally. If nothing else, posting here helps the poor folks who google for issues similar to theirs and find that they are not alone. Best regards, Scott
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    Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"

    Jim, Forgive me but you seem to have missed the point of my post. I will be more direct. I am confident you did not duplicate my project because I didn't attach a project file. Best regards, Scott
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    Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"

    Jim, I'm sorry I guess I'm a little slow but... Where did you get "It"? (the duplication of my project) I haven't posted any of the video files that I was having the issue with. I DID attach an audio file that I recorded of 20-seconds of the 2-hour video being played: First in Microsoft Media Player (no distortion), Second in NXT6's Videowave (huge distortion) The attached file was to allow listeners to hear the comparison of the same identical segment. Had I only included the Videowave effort, one would have no idea what it was supposed to sound like due to the distortion. Best regards, Scott
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    Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"

    Jim, Good morning! "...I just tried it in FastFlick as well as VideoWave..." Thanks... ...but I'm not sure what "it" is. Best regards, Scott
  7. No. There has been no response of any kind to my post. Best regards, Scott
  8. I posted a description on May 8, 2018 of a problem I was having with the audio being corrupted in Video Wave... (Video Wave Audio "Fuzzy"). I attached a audio file of a sample of what my problem sounded like. Granted this was towards the end of the video and the audio's distortion increased as the Video's length increased. Is this the sort of problem you are having now in addition to your earlier issue? Best regards, Scott
  9. There have been reports on these forums of DVD projects hanging when a Chapter Menu page is added to a project. The same project without a Chapter Menu works OK. I have spent quite a bit of time picking this issue apart. I noticed that the “loading circle” – or whatever it’s called: it used to be an hourglass in the old days - behaved in a certain way during the creation of a Chapter Menu. This behavior served as the basis for my approach to find a work-around for this issue. The goal is to get the Chapter Menu page to load. If you can do that – even if it’s only with a single chapter – you should be able to add chapters inside the Chapter Menu page and get it to work. I have found a work-around that works for me. Hopefully it will work for others also. Even if it doesn’t work for everybody, perhaps it will provide some insight into what’s causing this issue. Some of the following smacks of superstition but it’s my understanding that it’s only superstition if it doesn’t work. Ha! Although I had this issue in Creator 2010, Creator 2011 & Creator 2012, I used Creator 2012 for the troubleshooting that led to this work-around. The source materials are 1-hour long HD Tivo files. These files are transferred over my home network to my computer. I do a small amount of editing of the source material and usually wind up with a file that is around 53 minutes long. I place 3 markers spaced roughly 13 minutes – 15 seconds apart and then I click the “Send to myDVD button”. When myDVD comes to life, I click on the “AVCHD” option. Once the project loads I change the menu style – I use “GreenFlow”. Once the project loads the new menu style, I edit the Titles and such to my liking. I choose “8.5 GB” for the Disc Size. In the Project View Pane, I click the Production. This will cause all the options in the Edit Pane to come alive In the Edit Pane, I click on Edit Movie. I then change the markers I placed during the video editing to chapter markers and note each markers exact position on the time-line. I click back to myDVD and, in the Project View, click the Production again. In the Edit Pane, I click on Edit Chapters. The “Edit Chapters” box opens and the Chapter Markers automatically populate the chapter pane with icons for each chapter. I click OK and the “Edit Chapters” box closes. And now the fun begins… In the Project View Pane there are now 4 icons, numbered 1-4, under the Chapter Menu. I recommend saving the project at this point as it will speed things up the next time when the project implodes. On my computer clicking on the Chapter Menu in the Project View without a lengthy pause will cause the project to hang immediately. On my computer a wait of 30 seconds is usually enough but I wait 60 seconds just to be sure. Once a suitable amount of time has passed, click on Chapter Menu in the Project View. At this point the little spinning “loading circle” will show up and disappear once for each chapter plus one additional “loading circle”. If things are working right the Chapter Menu will open for editing in the Preview Pane. If things aren’t working right, the project hangs at this point. Use the computer’s task manager to put myDVD out of its misery and restart myDVD. Since you saved the project just prior to the hang point, you can open the project and you should be right back where you were just a few minutes earlier. In the Project View Pane, click on Production – the Edit Pane’s options are now all alive. In the Edit Pane, click on Edit Chapters then remove the last chapter and click OK. The Chapter Menu in the Project View Pane now has 3 chapters beneath it. After I wait 60 seconds, I click on Chapter Menu in the Project View and the Chapter Menu page – for these projects - will now load properly. That’s great but I’m missing a chapter that I wanted to have. That’s OK. Once one gets the Chapter Menu page to load you can add chapters from inside the Chapter Menu page and – for my project – the project remains stable. In the Chapter Menu page, right click on a Chapter button. A menu box will appear with a variety of options: click on “Edit Chapters”. Since I noted the times on the time-line for where I wanted each chapter to be, I select a point on the time-line that corresponds to that time and click “Add Chapter Here”. Then I click OK. The final chapter I wanted now populates the Chapter Menu page. A little light editing work and the project is ready to burn. I’ve been successful using this approach all but one time. In that instance I had to pick a new location for the last chapter before it would work. Again, the goal is to get the Chapter Menu page to load. If you can do that – even if it’s only with a single chapter – you should be able to add chapters inside the Chapter Menu page and get it to work. I hope this is helpful. Best regards, Scott
  10. I am using Roxio Creator 12 to attempt to burn edited Tivo files to DVD. I transfer a Tivo file from my Tivo Premiere to my computer using Tivo Desktop. I edit the transferred file using Roxio Creator 12's "Edit Video - Advanced" Button. [ Roxio VideoWave ] I am able to edit the Tivo File and save the resulting work in a DMSM file. After finishing editing I now click on the DVD button in VideoWave - this transfers my work to MyDVD which should allow me to create a DVD of the edited Tivo file. Shortly after MyDVD starts via the process I have described so far, I get the following Error Box. Error Box is displayed as follows: Title of Box Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Message in Box Runtime Error! Program C:\Program Files(x86)\Roxio 12\VideoWave13.exe R6016 - not enough space for thread data Starting up MyDVD independently - without any video file loaded up - causes no issues. About 5 seconds after I try to load the file DMSM file I saved earlier [ edited Tivo file ] I get the same error box as I have described. I have almost a TB of free space on my hard drive. Any thoughts to what the problem is? Best regards, Scott
  11. I have recorded some hour long Television HD documentaries using my Tivo Premiere. I have transferred these to my computer, done some editing to remove about 7 minutes of unwanted material and then built an AVCHD file in myDVD. In order to get the highest resolution for my AVCHD file, I've had to specify that I'm using Dual-Layer DVD Media. A bit more expensive but certainly not as bad as Blu Ray media. I've been happily grinding these discs out on Dual-Layer media but today I noticed the iso file I produced was under 4GB. To keep things cleaned up, I have been deleting the ISO files after I burn them to a disc so I don't have the others that I've produced. I've opened up my DVD and brought the saved project for this disc back into the workspace. Under the disc size selector, towards the bottom of the page, it indicates: Used: 5417.6 MB Free: 3122.8 MB Time Remaining: 00:27:03 Yet the resulting iso file is well under 4GB. I had already burned this iso file to a Dual Layer disc when I noticed this. "What the heck", I thought, "let's see if I can burn this file onto a Single-Layer disc." The iso file burned to the single layer disc and plays with what appears to be the same level of detail when viewed on a 46" Sony TV. Any thoughts on what is happening to the missing gigabyte? Please be gentle if I've missed something obvious. Is there any way to see what the output resolution really is? Best regards, Scott
  12. I am pretty sure I didn't mention AVCHD in this thread until after you mentioned HD in one of your posts. Best regards, Scott
  13. I saw your response in the Creator 2012 area as to the work-around attempt. It may be useful to note that I had never seen that "orange bar thing" using my work-around or any other time for that matter ...until today. I had used my work-around and managed to render 4 chapters on the Chapter Menu page. However, when I tried to burn this AVCHD to an ISO file I got an error message - Project_BuildToDevice() AuthorScript call failed. Error while Writing Format - as the project neared completion. I tried rebooting my computer and attempting another ISO file burn with the same results. Fine - I thought - I'll just go back into the Chapter Menu page and use my work-around to try placing the 4th chapter in a different place to see if that allows a burn to complete. When I did that I got the "orange bar" for the first time. I'll pick away at this a bit and see if I can defeat it. I've tried a couple of things to fix it on this project and got the "orange bar" each time. I hope this isn't an omen. Best regards, Scott
  14. Great! I have a possible work-around posted for this problem in the Creator 2012 area under Program Errors/Crashes/Hangs. The thread title is Mydvd Hangs When Adding A Chapter Menu - Possible Work-Around. Someone in the Creator 2011 area used the work-around with success for a single Menu Chapter page. Unfortunately they wanted multiple Chapter Menu Pages and I haven't needed to work on that issue ...yet. Good luck. Scott
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    Mydvd Cannot Render Chapter Menus

    It is gratifying to know it worked for someone else for a single page! Sorry your project is more complex than that. Thanks for posting this. Best regards, Scott
  16. Now that I examine your description of your project more closely, I see this is a different situation than I first thought. Still, you might care to look at my work around for a Chapter Menu hanging problem posted in the Creator 2012 Program Error/Crashes/Hangs section entitled: Mydvd Hangs When Adding A Chapter Menu - Possible Work-Around It may offer you some insight into your problem by explaining a solution to what is causing the Chapter Menu to hang when adding multiple chapters to a single video. Best regards, Scott
  17. Have you tried putting in just one chapter somewhat early in your 58 minute video? If not, please give that a try and report back. Best regards, Scott
  18. I had to go to meet a friend for dinner so I had to cut my first post a little short. I'm going to add a bit of amplifying information that may be useful to others that encounter this problem. As I mentioned, my 53 minute long file had 3 chapters. These chapters were located at roughly the 1/4, 1/2 & 3/4 points of the video. Attempting to render the Chapter Menu page with this arrangement caused myDVD to hang. Restarting the project and removing the 3/4 point chapter allowed me to render the Chapter Menu page. Removing only the 1/4 point chapter and attempting to render the Chapter Menu caused the program to hang again. I made several trials with adding and removing chapters; some changes caused hanging when a render attempt was made and other changes worked OK. As a result of my trials, it appears that in my case the Chapter Menu problem is caused by chapter location. A chapter late in the video caused the rendering of the Chapter Menu to hang. With the 3/4 point chapter removed I added 4 chapters between the start chapter and the 1/2 point chapter. myDVD successfully rendered 6 icons on the Chapter Menu page. Again, once I got the Chapter Menu page to render, I could add additional chapters late in the video and this would work around the problem I was having. Best regards, Scott
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    Mydvd Cannot Render Chapter Menus

    Possible work-around to the issue posted in Creator 2012 Forum. Best regards, Scott
  20. Scott(GA)

    Mydvd Cannot Render Chapter Menus

    The intent of my post - since my symptoms are identical - was to let folks know that others are having the same issue as the original poster. Since the "problems solving" side of this thread seemed to have stalled, I thought it might be useful - despite the fact that I'm using a different computer than the original poster - to indicate that fact. Apparently that is not the case. I will not post any more on this thread. You may help me by helping the original poster. Best regards, Scott
  21. Scott(GA)

    Mydvd Cannot Render Chapter Menus

    Although I don't know how to interpret "...identical computers and programs on your computer.." I can answer your question "Do you have Creator 2011?" I have Creator 2010, Creator 2011 & Creator 2012.
  22. Although I'm using Creator 2012, this seems to be exactly the same problem I'm having. It also has just started happening recently to me but I had thought that was because I had just started building AVCHD files. Perhaps something else is going on. The weird thing is it will work sometimes but it is rare. Most times chapters are the kiss of death. Best regards, Scott
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    Mydvd Cannot Render Chapter Menus

    I am having the identical problem as MH99. I am trying to burn a single movie with a chapter menu with 4 chapters. If I include a chapter menu the project fails as described above. I will be very interested to learn of any work-around to the problem. Best regards, Scott
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    Mydvd Crashes Computer

    Well a bit of Google work revealed that this laptop has heat issues. I blew out the cooling fan intakes with some compressed air, sat the computer on frozen FREEZER PACK, and launched MyDVD. It is burning the DVD as I write this. The CPU temperature utility I downloaded displayed some pretty high CPU temps (up to around 90 degrees C) even with the things I did to cool down the beast. Thanks! After the heat suggestion I was kicking myself for not thinking of that as a possibility. Best regards, Scott
  25. I recently installed Creator 12 on a Lenovo T410 Laptop. Prior to Creator 12 I had Creator 10 installed. The primary reason for having this software is to make DVD's from Television programs recorded on a TiVo. This laptop uses Windows 7 Pro with Service Pack 1. The computer’s processor is Intel Core i7 M 620 @ 2.67 GHz with 4 GB RAM. The Device Manager indicates that the Display Adapter is Intel HD Graphics. The Device Manager indicates that the Sound, Video and Game Controllers are Conexant 20585 SmartAudio HD and Intel Display Audio I had used Creator 10 for quite a while to make DVDs as described above. About 6 months ago I started having issues attempting to burn DVD’s. During MyDVD’s Encode Movie process, the entire computer would crash. I would return to my computer to find it completely powered down. I purchased Creator 12 hoping that would resolve the problem. Yesterday I uninstalled Creator 10 and then installed Creator 12. The problem persists. I attempted to burn an AVCHD to a Dual Layer DVD. MyDVD would crash the computer within 10 minutes. The program I was trying to burn was an hour long. Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this issue would be appreciated. Scott
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