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Wmv File Not Accepted

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RE: Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning ver.14

Just purchased and installed this product. Finding my way through creating a project using MyDVD. I've got my menu and slideshow built, however I'm not able to Add a New Movie video file in WMV format. When I try, it tells me "The file you are trying to use cannot be edited, and has not been added". Why is this? I checked what video formats can be used and WMV is certainly one of them. However, under the Attributes column for the file I was trying to upload shows "No attributes available". Could that be my problem? What's an attribute? The original video file I'm using was in AVCHD format (which MyDVD doesn't use), so I converted it to WMV format using a program called ConverterLite v1.6. I'm not convinced ConverterLite is the problem since the same WMV file worked fine in Windows DVD Maker (except the burn process failed with that software). I'm not having any luck reaching Roxio Tech Support, so hopefully someone in this forum can help. This is a project I'm creating for my son's school and I was hoping to have it done by Nov 20th. I would be most appreciative of anyone's help through this hiccup. Thanks, Dave

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Hi Dave,

 

When you converted your AVCHD file to WMV, which format did you use?

 

ConverterLite offered me these four 'formats' plus a couple of smaller frame sizes. There would be a temptation to go for the highest definition available, but you need to remember that for an NTSC DVD the highest definition allowable is 720x480. (720x576 for PAL if you're in Europe)

 

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I converted the same clip to each of those definitions, and MyDVD rejected the two HD formats but accepted the DVD format file.

Suggest you try again and convert your source file to 720x480, then try it in MyDVD.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

 

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Hi Brendon, and thanks for your prompt response. Well, I think I did exactly what you said and chose the higher HD format. I'm going to go back and convert it to the NTSC format and let you know the results. I owe you a BIG thank you if this solves my problem. Will let you know ASAP! Thanks again. Dave

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Hi Brendon.

After getting through my problem above, I'm now experiencing a problem burning to a disc. In my first attempt there was an error (which I didn't write down). I ejected the disc and then reinserted it to see what (if anything) burned to the disc. Well, it wouldn't play on my PC, but it did on my DVD player.

 

My second attempt with a different disc ended with an error code #8004520c "Error while encoding Movie 1" (different from my first attempt). I took a couple screen shots but I don't see anyway to paste/attach them to this post.

 

Any thoughts? Thanks,

 

Dave

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Strange gadgets, aren't they! :)

 

Just a quick thought Dave, (since I have to start making dinner 5 minutes ago)

 

If you're getting an error while encoding, it would be better for you to separate the encoding process from the disc burning process. If you 'burn' to an ISO image you can later 'Burn image to disc'.

That way if an error is thrown up while encoding you don't waste a disc, and it's easier to swap your clips around and repeat the process to work out which clip is causing the error.

 

I'll be back on the board later.

 

Brendon

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