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    Mydvd Menu Layout Question

    Oops, I had already posted the last thing when I saw the note from DG. Turns out that when I had the "your title here" still in the project beneath the menu, it created 'missing movie' errors. When I finally tracked it down to the "your title here" item, I just deleted it so it wasn't there to use as suggested. But at least by my circuituous route I still got it done.
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    Mydvd Menu Layout Question

    Well, I finally got a DVD burned that works the way I need it to when played on a TV. Here is what I did: I created a temporary menu at the bottom and then dragged all of the items off of the main menu onto the temporary one, leaving my "play all movies" button on the first menu. (I also discovered that if you move everything off of a menu, then MyDVD throws away the menu, so you have to leave one thing on it.) Then I proceeded to drag the items from the temporary menu back onto the main menu in the correct order. I then burned the DVD to test on the TV. While it may be tied up in the functionality of the particular DVD player, the first item on the menu (the play all movies) proceeded to play as soon as the DVD was loaded into the machine (rather than the menu), but this was ok. I was able to use the top menu button on the remote and get back to the menu. Further, I was able to reach the "play all movies" button individually, which is what I set out to do. I did notice that using the DVD player remote arrow keys to move around the menu still seems to produce somewhat erratic behavior, but I could still get to each item via some combination of arrows. So I finally have my objective achieved. A couple of things: note that the movies in the "play all movies" button follow the order on the edit/movies menu. So if you go back later and correct something in one of the movies and then re-add it to the project, it goes at the bottom of the movie list and you have to use the move up/down buttons to get it back into the right place, that is, if the sequence of playing all the movies is important. I was also careful not to have any other programs running in background when I burned the DVD, and also to have the disc defragmented as was suggested in a previous post. I don't know if this is still vital once the movies were created in VW rather than MyDVD, but, trusting no-one, I still ensured this state of the environment. Following all of these rather obscure rules, I did get everything to work out OK and I now know what to do in the future. Once again, a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped me through this learning process.
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    Mydvd Menu Layout Question

    ok. I understand that you can move items between menus, i.e., from the 2nd to the first, as I have done that. I'm guessing that you must have moved everything off menu 1 to menu 2, and then dragged them all back to menu 1 in the desired order, since you can't drag and drop within a given menu. MyDVD seems to have a myriad of issues. But many thanks for the detailed explanation. I'll experiment further. What I wanted to do was have a separate movie/port and then a button to play the whole trip sequentially, which I seem finally to have accomplished. Now if I can just get the menu to work in some fashion when the dvd is played on a tv, I'll be done. R/W disk is certainly essential here! PS to others new to the system, DON'T use MyDVD to create slide shows! Take the extra time to learn Videowave, as the forum experts here advised me to do. There seem to be fewer issues when these movies are loaded into menus. Roxio certainly needs to do some extensive work in shoring up MyDVD. The concept is great, but the execution seems to be lacking.
  4. I have a menu with 2 columns of slide shows on it created in MyDVD. When I play a burned DVD on a TV, the arrow buttons used to move around the menu don't move consistently, and one button (a "play all movies" button) can't be reached at all. For example, I would expect that the down arrow when leaving the bottom of the first column would go to the top of the 2nd- but it doesn't. Of course on a PC you can mouse click on "all play" button and it works fine. I thought this might have something to do with the order of the files under the project menu list, but it doesn't seem to follow that either. As an aside, there doesn't seem to be any way to move around items in the menu project view that I can find, though I don't know if this is related to what I am seeing. I had to recreate some of my slide shows in Videowave for a variety of reasons so the order on the menus list doesn't reflect the order on the project view menu itself, as each "add new movie" goes at the bottom of the list. But I really don't understand why arrow moves (on the TV) won't get to that one button no matter what I do. Each menu item changes color when the focus is on it so I would know if I ever hit the missing button. If this explanation isn't too confusing, maybe someone will have an idea. Thanks again.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    After further examination I find that 4 segments when I use the play "entire trip" menu button on a dvd player jump several slides into the stream (all fine when played separately). If I play the DVD with Cineplayer I actually see the progress bar jump past the first few slides when the segment plays. Further, all 4 are segments origihally created with MyDvd and not redone in Videowave, Since they didn't cause any encoding problems I left them as is. I am going to see if recreating in VW will fix this issue - a lot of extra work but I guess that I have learned my lesson - DON'T use the slide show creator in Mydvd - it seems to cause lots of anomalies of one kind or another.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    Sorry, but I'm back again with another related question. In the project I have buttons for each slide show as well as one that plays the "entire trip" via a menu button playing all videos in project. When viewing the DVD and playing "entire trip" on either pc or TV, I note that when transitioning from the 2nd to the 3rd slide show the first 2 slides of the 3rd slide show do not play. If I use the button just for that 3rd slide show separately then the slides are there. Any ideas why this might occur?
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    Many thanks. I figured this out. For the first time yesterday I was able to actually create a dvd without encoding failures! I was careful to ensure that everything was defragmented, that I was coming from a fresh startup, and that nothing else was running. Boy is this program sensitive! But it seems to work if you are very careful about the environment. Thanks to all for the advice and assistance.
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    Nxt Pro 32 Vs 64

    I am running Win7/64. I just noticed in Task Mgr that Nxt has *32 by it which I think means that it is running in 32 bit mode. Should I have been able to initially install a 64 bit version? I don't recall any option to do this when I first installed it. Thanks.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    The group that shows as "action" in creating a slide show with MyDVD. They may well be in VW individually but not as same grouping as the group called action in mydvd.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    Actually, it did the same thing when run separately from mydvd. And apparently VW doesn't play well with others (Photoshop, Dragon dictation and Outlook happened to be in background at the same time- NXT is the only program where I have encountered issues with other programs in background). Starting from a clean boot I was able to run VW successfully and recreate the first slideshow (the only difference being that the 'action' transitions of mydvd weren't available so I just used dissolves). I was able to save as an .avi. I then tried sending it to mydvd which worked and also I could then burn a disk with that particular item on it. I'll have to experiment further and see what happens. Thanks for all the ideas.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    The strangeness continues. I had myDVD open so I could see the order of pictures in the slideshow I was duplicating in video wave. I opened video wave at the same time which is supposedly OK on this heavy-duty machine. I added the photos and rearranged them so that the order matched exactly. I then went to add the audio. As soon as the box came up to use smart sound or media selector, video wave crashed, without even selecting any track. So I closed out myDVD and started over with video wave alone. I added the photos (not rearranged) and added the audio. This time it added on the audio track, but then video wave crashed again. It seems to be highly unstable, at least on my system. So once again I'm stuck.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    Just for the heck of it, I tried burning to iso file again after posting the last msg. For reasons unknown, the first slideshow where the burn process had been failing now encoded and the process went forward until the 6th slideshow, where the error occured again. I then closed the project (no save) and reopened it and repeated the test. This time the 1st slideshow failed as originally noted. Strange gremlins.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    The machine is primarily personal, but I like to have a number of large heavy-duty programs open at the same time – hence the horsepower and storage. All information is stored locally. It seems odd that when I deleted the first slide show which caused encoding problems, then several processed normally before another one failed. So would appear that something I'm doing along the way is causing problems occasionally, but not all the time. Since I am new to the program, I used the simplest method to try to get this DVD created quickly – obviously that hasn't worked out well. I will do as you suggest and re-create the first slideshow with exactly the same images, sound, and transitions using video wave and see if anything new turns up. Thank you for your ongoing assistance. Much appreciated.
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    My Dvd Burn Failure

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    My Dvd Burn Failure

    I used the MyDVD to make all of the slideshows with "add slideshow". I did not use video wave. 1-all of the music is cuts captured off a physical CD and all are off the same CD and captured in the same way 2-no 3-D transitions used 3-the fonts were all default PC: the machine is a new 7 processor system that is extremely fast with a high-end graphics card so I don't believe there's any issue with that. Other ideas will as always be appreciated.
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