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Best way to burn image file


RamonaCV

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First off -- I'm a newbie. I was finally able to create a very nice DVD of a dog show with six titles, a nice meno theme, did an overlay video clip -- was thrilled. Problems encountered along the way that made it a 12-hour project (and complete coaster sets for my entire neighborhood) for a 45-minute video included: One of the movies started off with about 1-1/2 minutes of film of the floor (camera left on by mistake) so I "trimmed" the movie to cut out that part. Each and every time I tried to burn the DVD with that edited movie in it (as Title 2), it hung up at that movie during the encoding and simply would not complete the task. Finally, I just used the untrimmed movie and it worked fine. When I tried to burn it directly to the DVD I got skips, hangs, stutters, etc. (It takes a long time to watch each DVD start to finish to be sure it is stutter free.) Then I tried to burn to an image file -- worked good, Burned that to the DVD with Disk Copier, first one worked good. Woo-hoo -- I finally have a good one! Burned a second copy (I needed five of them) -- skipped, hanged, stuttered, etc. Okay, so I thought maybe I shouldn't have been checking email on my computer while it was burning, my bad. Tried it again -- worked okay. Then I see mention that some people find Creator Classic a more reliable burning methods. Once I have a great DVD with no stutters, etc., would it be better to just copy that DVD rather than try to burn another from the image file? Now, next goal is to figure out videowave that everyone raves about. Oh no! Thanks for any advice.

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Thanks so much to both of you for your reply. One more question (for tonight anyway) -- If I create an image file from a DVD I create that is good and then try to burn it onto another DVD using Disk Copier, wouldn't I likely have the same problem if it is a trying-to-write-too-fast problem? So which way to you think is best and most reliable (want to eliminate the need to actually view start to finish each copied DVDs):

 

Create an image file, burn it to a RW disk, check it, if it's good, then:

 

1 - Use Creator to burn the original image file at 4x to regular -R DVDs, as many copies as I want; or

 

2 - Make a new image file of the good DVD and burn that using the Burn Image utility; or

 

3 - Just use any disc copy utility (Copy Disc, Copy DVD, generic copy utilities, etc.) to copy my confirmed good DVD.

 

Thanks again for your help -- Ramona

 

PS - Any ideas about the problem in encoding an edited (trimmed) movie in my project?

 

PSS - Probably really newbie dork question -- I've been burning to -R. Is that okay or is the +R preferable? (I thought the -R was the most compatible with set-top players.)

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Thanks so much to both of you for your reply. One more question (for tonight anyway) -- If I create an image file from a DVD I create that is good and then try to burn it onto another DVD using Disk Copier, wouldn't I likely have the same problem if it is a trying-to-write-too-fast problem? So which way to you think is best and most reliable (want to eliminate the need to actually view start to finish each copied DVDs):

 

Create an image file, burn it to a RW disk, check it, if it's good, then:

 

1 - Use Creator to burn the original image file at 4x to regular -R DVDs, as many copies as I want; or

 

2 - Make a new image file of the good DVD and burn that using the Burn Image utility; or

 

3 - Just use any disc copy utility (Copy Disc, Copy DVD, generic copy utilities, etc.) to copy my confirmed good DVD.

 

Thanks again for your help -- Ramona

 

PS - Any ideas about the problem in encoding an edited (trimmed) movie in my project?

 

PSS - Probably really newbie dork question -- I've been burning to -R. Is that okay or is the +R preferable? (I thought the -R was the most compatible with set-top players.)

 

 

I find if a burn has gone bad on one of my dvd productions it usually shows up in the menu at the start.

 

I don't watch each RW test burn all the way through. If it is bad my commercial dvd player normally errors pretty quickly when trying to play the disc.

 

 

You should try each of your options you list to see which works for you and which you prefer, if you have a choice. I would still advise you to burn at 4X.

 

Import your movie into Videowave and output it in whatever format you want from its options.

 

I always use -R discs for DVDs I want to play on commercial players and +R for large data back ups.

 

Other members will advise differently but it works for me.

 

 

Good luck.

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First off -- I'm a newbie. I was finally able to create a very nice DVD of a dog show with six titles, a nice meno theme, did an overlay video clip -- was thrilled. Problems encountered along the way that made it a 12-hour project (and complete coaster sets for my entire neighborhood) for a 45-minute video included: One of the movies started off with about 1-1/2 minutes of film of the floor (camera left on by mistake) so I "trimmed" the movie to cut out that part. Each and every time I tried to burn the DVD with that edited movie in it (as Title 2), it hung up at that movie during the encoding and simply would not complete the task. Finally, I just used the untrimmed movie and it worked fine. When I tried to burn it directly to the DVD I got skips, hangs, stutters, etc. (It takes a long time to watch each DVD start to finish to be sure it is stutter free.) Then I tried to burn to an image file -- worked good, Burned that to the DVD with Disk Copier, first one worked good. Woo-hoo -- I finally have a good one! Burned a second copy (I needed five of them) -- skipped, hanged, stuttered, etc. Okay, so I thought maybe I shouldn't have been checking email on my computer while it was burning, my bad. Tried it again -- worked okay. Then I see mention that some people find Creator Classic a more reliable burning methods. Once I have a great DVD with no stutters, etc., would it be better to just copy that DVD rather than try to burn another from the image file? Now, next goal is to figure out videowave that everyone raves about. Oh no! Thanks for any advice.

 

Had a similar experience recently.

 

Created image.

 

Burned with Disc Copier using 4X RW disc- 1st burn o.k- subsequent burns using 16X discs stuttered/jumped on the menu.

 

Went into Creator Classic.

 

Chose burn image option.

 

Set burn speed to 4X.......same as RW initial burn using same discs that produced a couple of coasters earlier.

 

Burned disc ok - no playback problems.

 

Realised that Disc Copier tries to burn as near as possible to the burn speed of the disc used.

 

Result- too fast- burning errors.

 

Conclusion from my experience- set a burn speed of 4X in Creator Classic.

 

When I burn using Creator Classic I burn to both Image and RW disc.

 

I try the disc on my commercial DVD player.

 

If ok I then burn the image to my preferred disc............all at 4X burn speed.

 

 

Works for me.............

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