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  1. Hey Y'all, I'm having a weird problem. For some reason, when I import a movie into My DVD, right click and edit chapters, set chapters (with "generate chapter menus and link to selected button" checked, then preview the video, the chapter buttons (created for you automatically in the menu) play the video from the start of the movie and NOT the chapter point. But if I hit the "next chapter" button, the DVD advances the correct chapter point. The weird thing is that I've done this procedure a million times and its worked in the past just fine. I've opened up saved projects that have worked in the past, cross checked them, and can't find a difference. This finished DVD is an Xmas gift and now I'm getting nervous! Please help! Thank you! Tyler
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    Jim, Thanks for the reply. I actually figured out a way to fix it. In the project settings panel, under the Movie Buttons area, having the option " play movie and all remaining movies in project" created the problem. Changing it to "Play movie only" alleviated the problem. The weird thing is, I NEVER changed this option in my life. Don't know why it flip floppped to this setting. But the project was completed, and everyone was happy on Xmas morning. Thanks again Jim, for your attempted help. Having these forums around is a huge asset to the Roxio community! Tyler
  3. Y'all, When in Sound Editor... Is there a way to copy one clip's edited settings (i.e. EQ, reverb, etc.) to another clip open in a project? So, if you have a project with multiple clips all needing the SAME settings, you don't have to manually adjust all of them? Thanks! Tyler
  4. Group, Is it possible to hear the same audio coming out of your speakers that you are capturing live? Like from a normal stereo-jacked computer microphone. Is there a setting I am missing? Thanks, Tyler
  5. Thank you! I'll give the settings s look. Only I swear it was working a couple of months ago without me changing any settings. It was coming through on a half second delay while using the Roxio LP / Tape Loader (old Marantz, headphone out). (Already tried it- still no sound). Thanks! Ty
  6. I was recently transferring some old cassettes into digital via EMC10. Now this may not be a "problem", but after I recorded them, cleaned them up in the Sound Editor (saved as .WAV for further tweaking later down the line), and burned them to disc, the disc won't play in alot of CD / DVD players. This includes my Chrysler and Sony DVD player that won't play them. The computer plays them, and my cheapo night stand CD player does, too!? Just wondering if another "final burning' format is better, or is it possible it was a mistake I could have made earlier on? Thanks! Ty
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    Menu Audio

    Nope- Have latest Direct X and SigmaTel drivers. To be more specific, after I adjust the volume, then preview it, I access the audio setting and it's back to 0 dB (including no Fade In and Fade Out). Weird! Any other ideas? Ty
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    Menu Audio

    Hey guys, Is there a way to lower the menu audio in MyDVD? I saw the audio icon in the upper menu window (with mute, dB levels, fade in, fade out), but after I adjust, the menu audio remains the same. In fact, when I revisit the settings, everything is reset back to zero. Am I nuts? Ty
  9. Good old dumb question... How do I restore my audio track to full width (showing the waveform of the audio, same width as video track)? I somehow shrunk it to the width of the overlays and FX and such. Thanks! Ty
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    What The Heck!

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    An Easy One, I Think...

    NICE! Thanks! Ty
  12. Hey y'all, Is there a way to take a still image and resize it with a zoom OUT on it in Videowave? I have some family photos for a project which were shot poorly, cutting off some hair on faces, and once put into NTSC, the underscan will cut them off more! Any suggestions? Thanks! Tyler
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    LP/Cassette Transfer

    Oh, yeah, this DVD player ALWAYS plays CD's, no problem. As does the car CD player. Regular CDs too, not RW. Good point with the lower speed, I'll try that next, and the next logical step will be another brand of CD. I'll give'm a try. Thanks! Ty
  14. How do you delete a "green dot" keyframe on the yellow waveform readout in Videowave. I see the cursor changing, but I don't think I've seen it all yet. While I'm at it, is there a decent explanation on how to work them (I know what they are used for). Thanks! Tlyler
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    Keyframes in Audio Waveform

    Sknis, Yes, Thank You! It turns out, I wasn't highlighting the point first- it was always ghosted. Right clicking and deleting worked once I selected the point. Much better now, thanks again for your assistance. Ty
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    Keyframes in Audio Waveform

    Actually, I-Frames and Key Frames are completely unrelated. I-Frames are used in the DVD burn process, not for the editing process of controlling clip attributes over time. If you look closely in other EMC programs, like the Sound Editor, you will see the term envelope (via Key Frames) used in the capacity in which I have been referring. That's why I think VideoWave has the same capabilties. Tyler
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    Keyframes in Audio Waveform

    Sorry- A keyframe is one of several desgination points a user creates to alter parameters of a clip over a set period of time. No way of not sounding techy I suppose. The user inputs info which tells the video or audio to change it's settings over a designated period of time. A complete set of keyframed points is known as an envelope. In the case of audio, you can program your track to be at a certain volume once it starts, decend to a new level at another time, and then rise back up at another- esp, useful for voiceovers. Some softwares allow keyframes on almost any feature of a clip, like color, speed, and position. Animation softwares are especially dependent upon keyframes and envelopes. Yes I know you can't adjust the intial key in EMC, but like I mentioned, I accidentally added some on the audio clip and now I can't get rid of them. It looks like EMC intended us to be able to create envelopes. I'd love to be able to use them if I knew how work them. I'll check out your video clp. Thanks, Ty
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    MyDVD Buttons

    OK. Let's say I make a menu, and then a submenu (of the main menu), and then another submenu (of the first submenu). On the second submenu, is there a way to create a button taking me back to the first submenu? EMC10 automatically creates the home button on each new menu page, taking you back to the main menu, but I need to move and navigate in a linear fashion. Aside from imported movies, why is the link area on the settings always ghosted? Any ideas, workarounds? Tyler
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    MyDVD Buttons

    Walt, I see your point. I am trying to avoid the Main Menu as a starting point, and just keeping everything linear. I know the submenu idea sounds user unfriendly, but if I had control over the buttons which are ghosted, it would work OK. So I'm guessing alot of these problems are stemming from how I created the menu. If I have to have a main menu to fix the issues, I'll just suck it up and do it! Thanks for your time! Tyler
  20. Hey y'all, Is there any online literature as to how to use some of the extensive features in EMC10? Like a full "how to" manual? Obviously, the retail printed manual only covers the basics. It just seems like everyday I find a new feature or setting or tool I didn't realize was there that would have helped had I known (and avoided posting dumb Q's on the forum). Just curious. By the way, I never used EMC before, I'm new to it! Thanks, Ty
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    Quick use question...

    Thanks, guys! Tyler
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    MyDVD Buttons

    Gary, Thanks for the reply- I know when I see your reply I know I'm in good hands, you know your stuff! In fact thanks for all your previous help on past q's, too! Well, first off, I DO have a button selected, and the link menu is still ghosted. The buttons ghosted are the ones EMC creates for you, the home button, and strangely, the up arrow, NOT the back arrow. Re: menu style- I started with the default one EMC provides (movie theatre), changed the background and did my own thing with graphics, sound, etc. To put things into perspective let me put it this way- Let's say I want to create a DVD with the four seasons of the year, beginning with Spring. I create a submenu for Summer, then a submenu (of Summer) for Fall, and then a submenu (of Fall) for Winter. Is there a way to navigate from season to season laterally, because when EMC adds a submenu it automatically gives me a home button (i.e. Spring), and the weird UP arrow, not previous or forward buttons. Does that make sense? Would a screen capture help? I am a seasoned veteran of DVD creation with other softwares (like Ulead and Apple DVD Studio Pro), so I know my way around these things. So I don't think my problem is too far out there, it would seem to provide normal or natural functionality to the user of the DVD. Thanks, Tyler
  23. Folks, HERE'S A WEIRD ONE: I shot and edited a friend's wedding as a last minte favor ( I am a professional videographer, using EMC10 for quick jobs on the go at home). I shot it with a Sony MiniDV cam, and edited with VideoWave, and burned to menued disc with MyDVD. When I finally put it to disc with MyDVD to watch the finished job, the video was playing at like 2-3% FASTER THAN NORMAL !? Sounds nuts, but it is definitely faster, motions are accentuated unnaturally. Even kind looks like progressive scan. You really pick up on it with dissolves. I used "Fit to Disc", 4:3 aspect, nothing funny or abnormal. Under an hour total footage (@55 min.). Simple dissolves between scenes, couple BW shots I altered for looks, but that's as fancy as I got. Two seperate movies, both with this weird result. Hardware vs. software encoder? I am set to Hardware. The only weird error I had was the overlapping buttons error (couldn't see where, MyDVD placed them for me, so I ignored and went to burn). I HAVE NEVER BURNED ANYTHING BEYOND SLIDESHOWS AT THIS POINT, AND I HAVE NOTHING TO COMPARE THESE RESULTS TO! AM I LOSING IT? THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE XMAS PRESENT! RUNNING OUTTA TIME! Thanks, comrades, Tyler
  24. Can you set the software/hardware render option based on project, or is it ONLY on or off (which I think I've noticed)? Which leads me to another question- is it possible to import movies rendered differently (one rendered with hardware which has fancy transitions, one doesn't with software render) into MyDVD? Because I have noticed if you update a VideoWave movie, it doesn't update in MyDVD. In other words, should I re-open my projects in VideoWave, reset the project settings to the appropriate "renderer", re-save, then re-import the movies and redo the menus in MyDVD? Sorry if that was a mouthful! I wondered about the Fit to Disc thing , I know that it sometimes helps with compatibility issues, so I thought I'd play it safe. I got the computer in September, so I think everything is up to date, but I'll definitely check it after work. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY! Tyler
  25. Alright Gurus, How do you... IN VIDEOWAVE: Preset all pictures in a slideshow to be a set length- i.e. 4 seconds every time and not 5 seconds? Ditto with transition length? Whenever I trim off a song intro with the audio edit panel, the trim never stays intact?... IN MyDVD: Does anyone else's slideshow have a weird flicker at the top 1/8 of every picture? Almost looks like there is some kind if aliasing or field shifting? How come when you import a VideoWave slideshow into MyDVD and your video name appears on the menu, you don't get the nifty text menu options you do with just text menu creation? How come you have no control over the navigation buttons MyDVD automatically inserts for you when you set a submenu? In particular the "length and goto" option. Which leads me to another question- Let's say for example you want to set up a chaptered DVD with all four seasons- Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. You create Spring first, then set Summer as a submenu? Is that the right way? I am used to other programs (like Ulead DVD Studio) where you can keep the menu as a rotatable menu, in other words you could easily navigate backwards to Winter too. Am I missing something here? Sorry for all the queries, I am new to EMC10 and am eager to keep creating! Thanks everyone, Ty