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  1. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    ok. I did figure it out and it worked. I discovered under file/project settings you can change the bitrate and the resolution. Oddly, when you turn the bitrate down from 9 or whatever mb/sec, it lowers the resolution. However, I found that I can still turn the resolution back up up again. (I didn't try this before because since it would change the resolution on me, I figured it wouldn't let me run 3 mb/sec at the higher resolution) anyway, it totally fixes the issue for me. xatty, try making sure that whenever you are ready to burn you go to file/project settings, and you set the resolution to 720x480. it worked for me without changing the file size. To answer your question Grussel, I use mostly the default. But I have tested other button styles and it still happened. This seems like something that would only happen in version 1.00 of a piece of software, but I can't find any patches for it yet. I have to agree, it seems very strange that xatty and I would have this problem but not many else.
  2. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    no no no... it is not the computer... it is not the DVD player, it is not the TV. No matter what a DVD burned with my roxio 9 goes into, it has this problem. It is not a resolution issue. I am sure that my computers resolution is fine, I am sure that my Sony DVD player's DPI is fine, and I am sure my TV is fine (it is cheap standard def, and has no such settings anyway). I was confused because it is the DVD menus that have the problem after encoding and I was looking in roxio for these settings. The problem must occur somewhere in the encoding process. I want you to explain to me how the resolution of my computer could possibly effect the highlights of my DVD menus? Like, the "I even" was supposed to imply that the DVD in my not-computer DVD player had this issue (aka, only uses standard screen definitions) and that the way I am sure it is not the DVD player is that the raw image from my ISO file has the exact same problem. The "learn computer basics" punch offends me. Update: something interesting I discovered. I updated my drivers and directx (I had the most up to date directx before, I can't promise about the nvidia drivers) and when that didn't work I switched to software rendering mode. As you may be able to guess, software rendering takes a great deal longer on my computer. I am waiting on it right now, and in the mean times I was playing with the burned DVDs I have made so far, namly the one that pushes the buttons off the bottom. I discovered for some reason one of the videos isn't resized to the same resolution for "extra long play" but rather remains very close to its original 640x360 size. It also appears that re-encoding the video on the computer burning the DVD is taking a very long time for it as well. It is Xvid rather then Divx, but that isn't the point... Could it be that because this one video is not being resized the way the rest of them are that it is causing the problem with the menus? I wouldn't think so since they are stored on completely different Vob files on the DVD, but perhaps there is a glitch in the software that is causing the size mis-match throughout the entire DVD. Further Update: switching to software rendering did not fix the issue. Solution: I confirmed that encoding it is High quality does fix the issue. I am certain that it is a fault in the encoding of the menus that causes the highlights to be set to a higher resolution then the background. (such as the buttons being set to 352x240 yet the highlights being set to 704x280). I wonder if the problem is related to the fact that on some DVD players the video won't size to wide screen despite the video itself being widescreen. Question: Is it possible to render the Menus at a different resolution as the movies? Or render them at different times? Another thing is if there was a way I could edit the script or whatever on the root of the DVD that adjusted the sizes of the screen. Then it would be possible for me to render 2 DVDs and copy files around on the images before burning them (I did that all the time with Roxio 6 to pass the DVD image max size)
  3. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    display? where is this? I can't find it in myDVD 9. it sounds like you are talking about some video player, which is not the issue at hand. (if you are, which one are you talking about)
  4. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    O RLY? is it fixed if I turn of video acceleration while burning? I don't see how the card is messing up button encoding, since that seems like the last thing a video card would mess up during the encoding process.
  5. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    I have a Geforce 7900 GT OC with DirectX 9 c I will try updating though, since you mention it.
  6. pants10

    Menu highlights not properly aligned

    I have the same problem.... and yes it does. It happens if you load the image even... like use "burn to image" when making the disc and load the disc (using whatever roxio 9 has that lets you make disc images count as actual discs.) how do you fix it? I wonder if it has something to do with using it on an extended play option. Because for me the highlights are always bigger then the actual images. Like, as if they were on the "high" quality setting, but the actual image was the extended play size. The problem it makes for me is that any buttons along the bottom of the screen are off the screen. The buttons are there, but the highlights are not, so you can't click on them or be sure which you are selecting.
  7. pants10

    Widescreen playback on TV

    I have the same problem. The only way I found to fix it is to either A: save the project and open it in an older version of Roxio 8 (I was told this works, I don't actually have Roxio 8, my friend does and he got it fixed somehow) or B: run all the movies through VideoWave 1st to force letterboxing. It isn't the DVD player. I would gladly send you a DVD I created to be widescreen, and you can play it on a DVD player. Windows media player will widescreen it. However a PS2 set to letterbox will not. I use PS2 because it is standardized, and I am willing to bet you can get your hands on one to see what we are talking about. you can set it to the correct settings, but it WILL NOT WORK. The same goes for all sony DVD players I have ever encountered. And all NOT sony, NOT Divx players I have ever encountered that wasn't a computer. (I say not Divx player because my Divx player doesn't make the mistake for some reason) Sometimes, they would even display the menu on a DVD letterboxed, but switch to not-letterbox when the actual movie would play. I would not be surprised if some DVD players will treat it like Windows media player and somehow get it right... however, for what ever reason.
  8. pants10

    how do I create a widescreen DVD?

    hmm.... I am satisfied with the results just one more videowave question... is there a way to set up like some sort of batch conversion that will add the bars to the top and bottem? There is a batch convent feature in the media converter thing, is there one for video wave (like, convert multiple files into multiple files by the same name) if not, then that is fine. I like the converter for otherstuff anyway. my new DVDs are working... I will continue to fiddle with the ones that would not play widescreen to help find out why it is an issue
  9. pants10

    how do I create a widescreen DVD?

    ok... lets start over. I have 5 widescreen recordings. I want to make a DVD out of them. I want them to play on any DVD player set to "4:3 letterbox" so that there are black bars along the top and bottem of the screen as to reduce the amount of picture lost (naturally the TV cuts a little off). My DVD should work like any other proffesional DVD with wide screen video, and I don't want all 5 movies lumped into 1 option on my menu (I want to be able to pick between them) help me do this.
  10. pants10

    how do I create a widescreen DVD?

    ok... I can now add black bars, I am annoyed that it takes so many steps... and this only partially solves my problem. ok, now I can add 1 widescreen video. If I try to add more, it just overrides the previous movies added (like, say I import 3 "productions" to MyDVD, rather then getting the 3 movies, I get 3 links to the same movie. Like, it does not seem to understand having more then one Videowave production in a movie. on that subject (they might be the same problem) is there a faster way to create videowave projects then having to save and close your project everytime you want to add a movie? Like, is there a button in MyDVD that will open Videowave again without having to close my project? and the last thing I want to do is wait for it to re-encode the video, add it to the DVD, and be forced to wait for it to re-encode again when I could do it in one motion. a usage question: if you have say, 4 videos in Videowave, and you import it. Is it possible to have them count as seprerate videos (this could save me the trouble of trying to create more then one production and having all but 1 not work) re-aprouching my first issue... I continued to try to fiddle with just having the "widescreen" recognised by the DVD players so that they would know to letter box it (my DVD players have "4:3 letterbox" and "widescreen" as options. and are all on "4:3 letterbox"). [ADDED: My girlfriend DVD player apparently senses to see if widescreen is an option, and it detects that the DVD I gave her only has full screen on it, so it can't change the display with that DVD in at all.] To my programing side, it would apear that the DVDs are not coded right to let the DVD players know that they need to switch to a letterbox format when they go to the widescreen video (again, all other widescreen DVD other then what Roxio 9 creates don't have this problem, including store bought DVDs that I can ensure are also true anamorphic widescreen). So I tried having ONLY 16:9 videos with a 16:9 menu (thinking perhaps that if the menu was 16:9 it would solve the problem because the screen would never been in 4:3 in the first place) but then I recieved an "error encoding menu".
  11. pants10

    how do I create a widescreen DVD?

    is there a way to create non-anamorphic widescreen? I considered that too, that perhaps it was a setting on the player, but none of the DVD players (exept maybe the one on my widescreen TV, which plays correctly) have such a setting. They are old DVD players, and I want to force the black bars if nessisary. Is there perhaps then a setting in the rendering process that needs changing? Update: I looked further in the screen options seeking the word letterbox. and I have discovered that both my DVD players are set to letterbox. which would be why other widescreen DVDs work, yes? I am looking to change the myDVD setting to force that widescreen. My easy CD creator 6 does it, and my friend's Nero does it. So I don't see why media creator 9 would have a problem (and creating a DVD to give to my friend to create another DVD is far too many wasted DVDs, and creator 6 can't make working DVD images larger then 4GB)
  12. Ok, I just upgraded from roxio easy CD creator 6 to media creator 9. So far I am happy, exept now I can't make Widescreen movies anymore. I import widescreen video into myDVD, and it seems to work. The preview is in widescreen and even the image of the DVD has widescreen. When I play it on my Widescreen TV/moniter it plays just fine. BUT!! when I put it on any full screen DVD player (I have tried my PS2 and my sony DVD player, as well as my girlfriends DVD player which first spotted the issue) it cuts off the sides. Now, normally I would not care very much, but I am creating these videos myself and I have text on the sides that are now being cut off. In edition I put the time and dates along the very bottem of the screen because my widescreen TV does not cut it off, and I expect any other screen for me to view it upon to be full screen (aka, has the two black bars on the top and bottem, allowing the bottem edge to be visable). I can't change the video now because they have been long since compiled, and I have given away all the old copies I own (with the idea that I could create new ones). So, how do I force widescreen? how can I have those black bars at the bottem on my full screen TVs so I don't cut half of the screen off. I know it is Roxio, because every DVD I have created prior to changing to 9 still works... just the new ones created with 9 have this problem. can anybody help?
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