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Videowave to MyDVD

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I read that it is possible to create a slide show (both still and motion clips) in Videowave and then input/output to MyDvd to finish production.

1. First of all I'd like to ask if I understand that correctly?

2. In all the years I've been using Videowave on earlier versions the files were saved as .dmsd. I am unfamiliar with .dmsm. I cannot seem to find the answer anywhere.

 

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Hello Joyce,

In earlier versions up to Creator NXT 3, Videowave and MyDVD were integrated in the one structure and a project you made could be passed off to MyDVD to burn in a fairly seamless manner.

Unfortunately (for us) NXT 3 was the last version of Creator to have Roxio's MyDVD.  When NXt4 was released, Roxio's MyDVD had been quietly killed off in the night and was replaced by a lightweight Corel program which they called MyDVD (hoping you wouldn't notice the difference).

Videowave saves its project files with the .DMSM suffix.     Roxio MyDVD saves its project files with the .DMSD suffix.    The new ersatz Corel MyDVD saves its project files with the .MyDVD suffix.     You can't use older Roxio MyDVD projects with Corel MyDVD.

 

What you have to do now (presuming you have a newer version), is to completely finish your production in Videowave and then find and click on the "Prepare for Authoring" button.

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This gives you a dialog box to adjust settings, and then renders your production to an .MPG file.  You can then close Videowave and prepare to burn the .MPG to disc.

At this point if you want to burn the production to a DVD without a clunky and messy menu, you run Video Copy & Convert to burn the .MPG to disc.  If you want a menu, run Corel MyDVD and take your chances with that.               If you need help, please do come back and start a new thread with your question.

Wash your hands often, keep your distance, and stay well.

Brendon

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Hello, Brendon,

You have helped me previously and many thanks for this helpful answer. I had thought I was losing my mind over this. I will definitely try this approach and let you know if I have trouble.

I would now like to ask you another question. My Galaxy S7 photos will not load on Creator NXT Pro 7 Videowave because it claims there is no metadata. I get the red circle with a line thru it. However when I hit "preview" the photo appears but when I hit "properties" the claim is no EPIX. These photos do load in Photos and in Photoshop but just not in Videowave. BTW Corel support recommended a "clean reinstall" of the Roxio program because it was probably corrupted. I did a clean reinstall as recommended and alas there is no change. Any clues or ideas you can share?

I always value your input.

Thanks again,

Joyce

 

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Good morning Joyce, (well. it's morning here)

Would you please have a read of this thread elsewhere on the board.   It takes a bit of reading, but it sets out what we (us users) managed to work out about this metadata problem.    The solution is to re-save the photos that Videowave is rejecting.  

A way to use Powerpoint to do that is mentioned in this thread, which might be useful if you have Powerpoint.

 

I hope these help you.  Stay safe.

Brendon

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Good morning, Brendon, (still morning over here)

First of all, thank you for your patience. I'm a bit embarrassed because right after I sent my last message I discovered you and I had had an earlier conversation about this. I found that I could resave my troublesome .jpg pics to .gif and it worked! So now the pics/video clips are ready to input into Videowave etc.

I'm sure I'll have more questions as I proceed with this project and I'll start a new thread then. This is not an easy process anymore...sadly. Cannot understand how it all happened...but I shall persevere for now.

As always, many thanks for all your help. I appreciate your patience.

Stay safe and well,

Joyce P.

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I'm sorry the process isn't so straightforward any more.   As an outsider, I think it's because the company has changed hands so many times, and different ownership has pulled the software in different directions.

Keep persevering, and you're welcome to any help we can give.

Brendon

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