I just purchased EMC9 and, like many others here, have experienced several issues. My goal was to create a short 5 min DVD of footage for a school project for my daughter. The main problem I was having was that the encoding was hanging sporadically, and I couldn't get my movie to burn to my hard drive all the way through. After mucho troubleshooting this issue, this is what I found out:
If I capture my footage using MyDVD and arrange it UNEDITED in a storyline, everything works as it's supposed to. But, if I edit any of the footage in the FIRST PANEL ONLY (trim or split the footage), the encoding hangs. To work around this issue, I had to capture all footage using Windows Movie Maker and import it into MyDVD. By doing this, I no longer have any burn issues.
One issue I'm still having that I havn't found a solution to is sometimes when I try to burn my movie (either to my hard drive or to a DVD), MyDVD will just end and take me back to the desktop. I have to reboot to get the burn to work - anyone have any suggestions about this issue?