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I am using MyDVD8, and pulling an iso (from movie maker), then trying to burn to a DVD. Windows XP.

WhenI go to burn a DVD I get error 80040273 ERROR WHILE ENCODING MENU---and then it just stops--no burning occurs. Has anyone found a fix for this problem? I'm not a real techy, so plain english would really help.

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I am using MyDVD8, and pulling an iso (from movie maker), then trying to burn to a DVD. Windows XP.

WhenI go to burn a DVD I get error 80040273 ERROR WHILE ENCODING MENU---and then it just stops--no burning occurs. Has anyone found a fix for this problem? I'm not a real techy, so plain english would really help.

I'm still trying to find info on this error and haven't had any luck but please post some system specs.

Have you tried burning to an image file instead?

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I'm still trying to find info on this error and haven't had any luck but please post some system specs.

Have you tried burning to an image file instead?

Do you think that the hotfix for the other number error while encoding..." might be a possibility?

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Do you think that the hotfix for the other number error while encoding..." might be a possibility?

It's worth a try but for a few of these errors that are close in error numbers, the hotfix does not work or it fixes 1 error message and pops up with another.

In some cases, burning to an ISO file helps in others it does not.

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It's worth a try but for a few of these errors that are close in error numbers, the hotfix does not work or it fixes 1 error message and pops up with another.

In some cases, burning to an ISO file helps in others it does not.

Thanks for your response--

I did try the hotfix for other error numbers, but no luck--

OK, I did try to burn an ISO-- it was a file I created in Windows MOVIE MAKER, it's still pictures with transitions, effects, and music.

here's some system info:

Windows XP, v.2002, service pack 2,

HP Pavillion, AMD Anthlon XP 3200+

2.2 GH, 448 MB of RAM

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Thanks for your response--

I did try the hotfix for other error numbers, but no luck--

OK, I did try to burn an ISO-- it was a file I created in Windows MOVIE MAKER, it's still pictures with transitions, effects, and music.

here's some system info:

Windows XP, v.2002, service pack 2,

HP Pavillion, AMD Anthlon XP 3200+

2.2 GH, 448 MB of RAM

Paulette, are you saying the ISO route also yielded an error?

You computer is very light on RAM and while I can't say this is the cause of the error, it certainly makes it hard to work on video and encoding. Make sure as many other programs are shut down when doing the encoding. Remove the system for the net, shut down virus programs and any other unneeded programs and see if that helps. Hopefully you can free up some memory and have some luck.

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Paulette, are you saying the ISO route also yielded an error?

You computer is very light on RAM and while I can't say this is the cause of the error, it certainly makes it hard to work on video and encoding. Make sure as many other programs are shut down when doing the encoding. Remove the system for the net, shut down virus programs and any other unneeded programs and see if that helps. Hopefully you can free up some memory and have some luck.

I'm going to try to free up some RAM and see if that makes a difference. Then I'll get back to you. I really appreciate your help. thanks--

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I'm going to try to free up some RAM and see if that makes a difference. Then I'll get back to you. I really appreciate your help. thanks--

First, the file I tried to burn was:

 

c:image.iso

 

I turned off all programs, including my anti-virus, I tried updating the driver on the DVD writer, I did a disk cleanup, I also tried re-installing the program. Then I tried to burn to the DVD again---same results---at the CURRENT TASK, it gets all the way to 100%, then tries to encode, and that when it shows that error number. Poor me!

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First, the file I tried to burn was:

 

c:image.iso

 

I turned off all programs, including my anti-virus, I tried updating the driver on the DVD writer, I did a disk cleanup, I also tried re-installing the program. Then I tried to burn to the DVD again---same results---at the CURRENT TASK, it gets all the way to 100%, then tries to encode, and that when it shows that error number. Poor me!

Sorry Paulette, wish I could offer more help at this time. If this happens on all your projects than it's not your file but is either the software or your system.

I forget, have you tried this fix for a similar problem yet?

As another small bit of help, make sure your system is defragged. A slow drive causes problems and I'm trying to rule out everything.

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Sorry Paulette, wish I could offer more help at this time. If this happens on all your projects than it's not your file but is either the software or your system.

I forget, have you tried this fix for a similar problem yet?

As another small bit of help, make sure your system is defragged. A slow drive causes problems and I'm trying to rule out everything.

Actually, I did try that hotfix---it didn't work.

I have defragmented my disk---

So, basically, I can't use this software to create a DVD?

It seems strange that the program produces an error message that the company doesn't know what it means. I really do appreciate your help. However, it's very frustrating to be told there is no help. I guess I'll just go off and lick my wounds.

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Actually, I did try that hotfix---it didn't work.

I have defragmented my disk---

So, basically, I can't use this software to create a DVD?

It seems strange that the program produces an error message that the company doesn't know what it means. I really do appreciate your help. However, it's very frustrating to be told there is no help. I guess I'll just go off and lick my wounds.

Paulette, before you give up,let's look at just a few more things. First, make sure you're running the lastest version of DirectX. Then, in MyDVD, under Tools/Options, see what your Render is set to and change it to the opposite...if set to Hardware, change to software or vice-versa and then try your file again. My picture is from EMC9 so it may look different than yours does.

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Paulette, before you give up,let's look at just a few more things. First, make sure you're running the lastest version of DirectX. Then, in MyDVD, under Tools/Options, see what your Render is set to and change it to the opposite...if set to Hardware, change to software or vice-versa and then try your file again. My picture is from EMC9 so it may look different than yours does.

Well, you are a doll to keep helping---I did what you said, but now instead of it Previewing the video as it's encoding - almost instantly (after pressing the burn button) it goes to 100% and then gives this message: 80070057 ERROR ENCODING MOVIE.

What do you think of that?

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Well, you are a doll to keep helping---I did what you said, but now instead of it Previewing the video as it's encoding - almost instantly (after pressing the burn button) it goes to 100% and then gives this message: 80070057 ERROR ENCODING MOVIE.

What do you think of that?

lol, I think you're getting tired of my help not helping. :)

You can change the render back to where it was but I'm curious, what was it set to the first time? Did you need to update DirectX?

I really am out of suggestions and have my fingers crossed the computer fairies visit you tonite and fix your problems.

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lol, I think you're getting tired of my help not helping. :)

You can change the render back to where it was but I'm curious, what was it set to the first time? Did you need to update DirectX?

I really am out of suggestions and have my fingers crossed the computer fairies visit you tonite and fix your problems.

Originally it was set to SOFTWARE, I changed it to HARDWARE....that's when it gave the new error, instantly. And, yes--I did update DirectX.

Thanks again for your help....attached is your free beer!

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Originally it was set to SOFTWARE, I changed it to HARDWARE....that's when it gave the new error, instantly. And, yes--I did update DirectX.

Thanks again for your help....attached is your free beer!

If it was set to software initially, it could indicate that your video card/chip is not fully directx compliant, or needs it's drivers updated.

try updating your video card drivers, run the test again and see what it somes back as. Hardware or software.

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i had quite a few of those myself at the beginning but i find it very peaceful when i disable by wireless network.

i then noticed m not getting anymore error or freeze while using MYDVD.

dunno if there's any connection but it worked for me. Hey m no techy also but it did it for me.

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If it was set to software initially, it could indicate that your video card/chip is not fully directx compliant, or needs it's drivers updated.

try updating your video card drivers, run the test again and see what it somes back as. Hardware or software.

Hi Larry---unfortunately, Im not a techy. I check the driver on my dvd writer--but I don't know where to look for a "video card/chip" or it's driver, for that matter. Could you direct me?

And thanks for chiming in.

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Hi Larry---unfortunately, Im not a techy. I check the driver on my dvd writer--but I don't know where to look for a "video card/chip" or it's driver, for that matter. Could you direct me?

And thanks for chiming in.

Ok, to find out what video you have, do this.

Right click on an empty spot on your desktop, then select Properties from the menu that comes up. This should open the Display properties window.

 

Go to the Settings tab and click on the Advanced button. This should open the properties window for your video adapter. Click on the Adapter tab, and tell us what it says for the Adapter String and the Chip Type. See attached example for reference.

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Ok, to find out what video you have, do this.

Right click on an empty spot on your desktop, then select Properties from the menu that comes up. This should open the Display properties window.

 

Go to the Settings tab and click on the Advanced button. This should open the properties window for your video adapter. Click on the Adapter tab, and tell us what it says for the Adapter String and the Chip Type. See attached example for reference.

Hey Larry----I LOVE MONK!

So---I found the driver and updated (it did need to be updated),

then I reinstalled MYDVD and it came up SOFTWARE again.

Some people just can't win! I do thank you for your help. tho.

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Hey Larry----I LOVE MONK!

So---I found the driver and updated (it did need to be updated),

then I reinstalled MYDVD and it came up SOFTWARE again.

Some people just can't win! I do thank you for your help. tho.

The season is way too short tho for it. just when it seems like it's getting started, it's over :)

 

Ok, back to your video stuff. Don't change it to Hardware, as that isn't going to help, it's just going to make it worse (as you found already). So what information did it show for your video adapter? It sounds like it's an "onboard" video chip, or possibly a very old card.

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The season is way too short tho for it. just when it seems like it's getting started, it's over :)

 

Ok, back to your video stuff. Don't change it to Hardware, as that isn't going to help, it's just going to make it worse (as you found already). So what information did it show for your video adapter? It sounds like it's an "onboard" video chip, or possibly a very old card.

VIDEO ADAPTER:

VIA/S3G UNICHROME 1GP

 

(I agree about the season---we need MORE Monk!)

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VIDEO ADAPTER:

VIA/S3G UNICHROME 1GP

 

(I agree about the season---we need MORE Monk!)

I was afraid the video was going to be something like that. Unfortunately, I think that is the cause of your problem. That chip just isn't designed to handle what the software is trying to throw at it. IN EMC 8 (and EMC 9 even more so now), the program relies on a video card that supports directx9. Your onboard chip only supported directx5 as I recall. So about the only way I think you'll get it working is to get a new video card :) You should be able to find one in the $50 - $60 range that would work. I picked up my 6200 for $54.

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I was afraid the video was going to be something like that. Unfortunately, I think that is the cause of your problem. That chip just isn't designed to handle what the software is trying to throw at it. IN EMC 8 (and EMC 9 even more so now), the program relies on a video card that supports directx9. Your onboard chip only supported directx5 as I recall. So about the only way I think you'll get it working is to get a new video card :) You should be able to find one in the $50 - $60 range that would work. I picked up my 6200 for $54.

Well---ain't that sweet!

Oh, well--it's too bad, but life goes on. I think I will just return the product.

I do thank you for identifying the problem---that takes away the frustration factor.

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Well---ain't that sweet!

Oh, well--it's too bad, but life goes on. I think I will just return the product.

I do thank you for identifying the problem---that takes away the frustration factor.

You're welcome. Sorry it didn't have work out better for you. Good luck.

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  1. I have had this problem myself. I find that if you save your project, start from the begining and scroll to add project, load it in, it should work. why? I have no idea. give it a try

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  1. I have had this problem myself. I find that if you save your project, start from the begining and scroll to add project, load it in, it should work. why? I have no idea. give it a try

 

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