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Hello there, I've been fighting with this crazy program for weeks now and I need help. I've created a slideshow and saved it on the final screen of the Slideshow program(step 3 in the program, titled "save this Project"). When I open up Roxio and try to find the saved project, it absolutely will not find it. I know exactly where I saved it and I can see it while browsing the drive when NOT in the Roxio program. But Roxio does not see it as a saved project. Am I missing something here? The only way I can get to the project is if I browse to it in Windows and double click on it. It then launches Roxio and pulls up the pictures......madness! Also, on the final screen of the Slideshow program there is an option to "Save as a Video File". What does this do differently then saving the project by clicking on Save the Project? Help me please!!!!! Thanks.

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I appreciate the reply my friend. I'm going to try videowave to see if things get better for me. I've spent many hours trying to figure this program out. I've decided that using the Slideshow Assistant is simply a waste of time. I was just spoiled with the ease of use from Roxio v6. V8 is really throwing me a curveball! Thanks.

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V6 was a very simple package and never continued as the majority wanted more flexibility and control in an editor. The result was V7 and continues into V9.

 

It is more complex but once you get the hang of it, you will never go back.

 

Generally speaking, you build your show (slideshow, movie or combination) in VideoWave and save – dmsm file.

 

You build your DVD interface (menus and stuff) in MyDVD and add your VW dmsm file by clicking Add Title.

 

Project files are usually saved in the root of My Documents.

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Success! Using Video Wave to edit the project, then saving as .iso, then burning the iso in disk Copier actually worked. Kind of a hassle, but it worked. Roxio should eliminate all of the "Assistant" programs as they are truly a waste of time and disk space. Thanks for your help.

No argument from me. :huh:

You :) are welcome.

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Well, after further review, the movie did burn, but none of the menu's were included. I pop in the dvd and it just starts the slideshow. Any ideas why the menu's wouldn't be written? Thanks.

 

Did you perhaps, accidentally select DVD no menus when you started the project? Top menu.

Or added the movie as the intro movie?

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Hello there, I've been fighting with this crazy program for weeks now and I need help. I've created a slideshow and saved it on the final screen of the Slideshow program(step 3 in the program, titled "save this Project"). When I open up Roxio and try to find the saved project, it absolutely will not find it. I know exactly where I saved it and I can see it while browsing the drive when NOT in the Roxio program. But Roxio does not see it as a saved project. Am I missing something here? The only way I can get to the project is if I browse to it in Windows and double click on it. It then launches Roxio and pulls up the pictures......madness! Also, on the final screen of the Slideshow program there is an option to "Save as a Video File". What does this do differently then saving the project by clicking on Save the Project? Help me please!!!!! Thanks.

 

Some people have reported problems recently when opening programs from the Home menu. These do not seem to be present if the individual applications are opened from the Windows>Programs> menu. This is mostly true in V9 but possible in V8 also. You might try opening you assistant from there.

 

If you are saving a project, you are saving a "road map" to put the project together. If you move or delete any of the files the project won't open properly because the project file just points to the location of the image, audio or video used in the project. If you are saving (encoding) a video file, the program is using that road map to create a movie. You have the option to select the format of the movie. For most home players it is an mpg2 file; for iPods, it could be a mpeg4 file. Some people output to an AVI file to do further editing. Since that road map has been used two things happen. 1) is it more difficult to edit especially if it is a slide show and 2) since it is a completed project (but not burned to disc, the program doesn't needs those files anymore. The mpg2 file is the file that is eventually burned to a disc using MyDVD which add all the other things necessary to have that file play on a home DVD player.

 

I probably could not talk you into using VideoWave for your production could I? :) The assistants are too limited in what they can do. they are usually pretty good for a beginner but as a person gains experience, they would normally move to VideoWave -- so why not start there.

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