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I have a Videowave stopped working error. I am using Roxio Creator NXT (V14.0.36.0;5.0.0.0) Is this the original version of NXT? I was creating a DVD and have done this many times successfully. I burned three DVDs successfully, yesterday. Today, the burn would not finish. It stopped at 94%. So I canceled. On my next attempt to create a DVD, I got the Videowave message right after I clicked on the DVD icon. I checked, and I can still do a video capture. After some research, I renamed the Roxio folder, Roxio.old and restarted my computer. That did not work. I see that it is suggested that I reload the software disk. To be honest, I cannot remember if this version was an update that I downloaded or that I may, in fact, have a disk. Perhaps it is time for me to consider the upgrade to NXT Version 4? I may prefer this unless there is a easy fix. If I upgrade to Version 4, will my Videowave problem go away? I am running Windows 8, 64 bit.

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If the program worked correctly many times and now failes that suggests a problem with your project. How about telling us a bit about your project: format and source of video files, edits done, menu structure, length in time of project, etc?

 

How long did you wait before cancelling? Are you first creating your project in Videowave and rendering to video file? Then exiting Videowave, launching myDVD and adding the rendered video file? That method separates the burn process from the render process and could tell you whether the problem occur with rendering or with burning.

 

I don't know what Roxio folder you renamed but that is generally a bad idea and may well corrupt your program.

 

The Roxio Creator NXT series (NXT, NXT 2, NXT 3, NXT 4) are all original programs - there is no update from any previous version

 

Many of us consider NXT 4 inferior to any previous NXT version. It has the myDVD program replaced with a completely new myDVD program which I consider a downgrade from any previous myDVD.

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I have used the program for many vhs tape transfers in the past. This project started with the capture of 2 hours and 44 minutes of recording from a vhs tape. I have had issues with capture and burn in the past, so I do this in separate steps. I successfully captured the recording using the Roxio Video Capture USB. From there, I went to create DVD and I burned three DVDs to 4.7 gb disks. All went well. When I viewed the DVDs in a DVD player and LED TV, I saw that the video quality was not as good as what I had seen on my computer screen during the capture. The video was not smooth. The sound was fine. I was wondering if an output to a 8.5 dual layer DVD would give me better output? In talking to someone, I was asked to check my capture setting to be sure it was at the highest setting. I discovered that I was capturing using the DV capture setting. I changed this to the DVD HQ setting and successfully captured the recording using this new setting. Next, I went to create DVD. For project type, I select the DVD icon and I get the error message, "Videowave Stopped Working". I must click, close program and when I do it closes Roxio MyDVD.

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A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of HQ video - any longer and the video has to be compressed and you lose quality. Trying to squeeze a 2:44 on the DVD will reduce the quality to make it unwatchable if it will even burn to the DVD. Even for a 8.5GB DL disc, the video has to be compressed for it to fit. Don't even try to use the Fit-todisc option as that will give the worst quality of all.

 

You of course you should always at the highest possible quality since any kind of rendering will cause quality loss even though it may not always bee noticeable.

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Sorry. Missed one item. After capturing the recording using DVD HQ successfully, I went to create a DVD. I used the 8.5 GB setting for the disk and started the burn. It seemed to be going normally until it indicated that it had reached 94% completed. Then it just seemed to hang up. I waited for at least 15 minutes and there was no change in the percentage. There are four tasks listed when it is doing the burn. The first two had green checks, the third one never checked. It just seemed to stop. So I cancelled and started again. I seem to recall this is not the first time this has happened to me. I just start the create DVD process over again. Didn't work this time.

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I appreciate the "fit-to-disk" suggestion. This is what I have been using. If I can get My DVD going again, I will use this information. And yes, I have now learned that I should be using the DVD HQ capture setting. Any suggestions on the videowave problem? Do I need my original NXT software disk? Will an upgrade to a newer version work. Of the 2,or 3 versions, is one better?

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So what was the 3rd check where it stopped? Was this for the over 2 hours video? That can give all sorts of problems.

 

Are you doing any editing to your captured video? If not then there is really no need to use Videowave at all. Just launch myDVD from the NXT home page, add the video file (what format is it?), cr

create the menu if desired and burn. Another suggestion is to burn to a Video_TS folder or to an iso image file. Doing this will not involve any physical burning to a DVD.

 

If you can find the original NXT disc, you could try a repair. Upgrading to one of the newer NXT version will probably not solve your problem.

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Thanks again for you thoughts on this. I wish I could remember the four green checks that need to happen. It goes through this list whenever I burn, usually successfully, so I don't pay that much attention. I think that the third check is burn the DVD and the fourth is finish. And yes it was for the video over two hours. When I burned the three DVDs yesterday, these were from the same video, captured in the DV mode. So I did get the video to DVD three times. My new video is in the DVD HQ capture mode, but from the same VHS tape. Again the capture step went just fine.

 

I have trimmed just a few seconds from the beginning and end of the video. I am launching MyDVD from the home page. From there I click the DVD icon and then that is when I have an error message.

 

I am going to try starting over with the capture and burn command. Also may need to so some searching for the software disk to see if a repair is possible. I will post again after I have tried these options.

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If you are going to burn several DVDs from the same video, I would recommend that you first "burn" to an iso file or Video_TS folder set. You can then burn the DVDs from these. That way you only have to render once and you save some time.

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I am going to try your burn to Video_Ts folder suggestion I went back to look at the three original DVDs that I had burned and I noticed that one was better quality than the other two. I can't confirm it, but I am wondering if the first burn was better than the next two? The second and third DVDs had been done by just staying on the MyDVD window, putting in a new DVD and clicking on the burn key again. No reason that there would be any variation in the video quality, but for some reason there is?

 

I was able to solve my Videowave problem. I said that I was going to try my capture and burn command, but I think that was actually in an earlier version of Roxio software that I had. Instead, I went into Edit Video Advanced. I added the video file using Add Photo/Video. That opened the file which had already been trimmed as I needed it, so I did not need to edit. From the tabs on this window, I selected Output and then Send to MyDVD. Then I selected the DVD icon and was expecting to see the Videowave error. But it worked. So I was able to get past the problem.

 

While burning, I had a chance to look at the check list, Open Project, Encode Movies, Record Menus, and Complete. The unsuccessful burn that I had was when it hung up at 94% complete and the Record Menus was not checked. When I clicked cancel to stop the burn, that may have caused the Videowave problem, but who knows?

 

Thank you for all of your suggestions on this.

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