I have asked for help with this issue under "Burning Issues" and have enlisted Roxio support. Unfortuneltly, no solution yet for this error:
Project_Buildto Device(). Author script call failed. Error while Writing Format
I am trying to make an AVCHD project on a Standard DVD using MYDVD of Creator 2009. I have a Sony HD camcorder on which I have about 60 separate files. I have imported them into Roxio using Media Import. I have built a project using MYDVD with the 60 files and simple transitions. All the files appear normal, will play in the video trimmer function. The entire 60 file project is about 32 minutes in length - should fit on the DVD. I can preview the project and all looks good. When I go to burn the project, either directly to a standard DVD or just the image to my Hard drive, the encoding all goes nromal until it gets to the "Writing Format" phase where the above error appears. It never creates the image nor burns to the dvd.
Now the strange part...if I use only 5 or 6 files (about 3-4 minutes) for the project, everything works perfectly. So, it appears I am doing the right things but the MYDVD sofware will not handle either the number of files (abt 60) or the length of the project (abt 32 minutes). There also may be something in one file that causes the error but I've looked at each file - all look ok and will play. I've also tried differnt combinations of files. Any combination of 5-6 work, any more causes the issue. I have almost 300GB of free disk space. Thoughts?
BTW, does anyone know what causes that error? Its not real descriptive. Thanks