I never open Video Wave and MY DVD at the same time. I burn DVD from production when Video Wave is closed. Production can be burned on DVD disk with box “progressive” checked. (I have new type TV). MPEG and DV-AVI are interlace, as Roxio indicates, so if I burn DVD from MPEG my source is already interlace and checking box “progressive” does not change anything. I see on big progressive TV screen how quality suffers, if I use interlacive disk.
The problem this time was that Roxio did not want to burn production. To troubleshoot and to exclude a possible problem with my DVD disk drive, I decided to output production first. At that point I discovered that Video Wave does not want to output production in any form. I checked all my video and photo files. Most of my videos came from the same source - my mini DV camera. Short clips that did not come from my camera, I imported into Video Wave and was able output them as DV-AVI files, which I used later in the long production. All photos have Jpg extension and nothing suspicious in their attributes.
I have updated drivers, I have DirectX9. I uninstalled correctly and reinstalled Roxio from web site, I did almost everything that you, GURUs suggested, including dividing long production into three short. Video Wave still did not want to output any of the three new productions, but I noticed some improvements in its behavior and patiently tried again and again until miracles happened. I got three DV-AVI files and burned them on disk using another, older computer with Creator 2009, MY DVD.
Creator 2009 does not work on my new computer, therefore I bought Creator 2012.
Today, just for curiosity, I tried to output the same three 15 minutes long productions. I received the following error messages: for part 1 - "could not create randor object", but mpeg file WAS created. For part 2 I received "unspecified error" and mpeg was NOT created. For part 3 - no errors and mpeg WAS created.
My computer system is presented in posting #13. If anything else is needed, please tell me where and how to get it from my computer.