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Video CD Burning works but only the top menu is burned


David1

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I created a Production using DVD Burner. The project type is Video CD.

I have added 44 meg of JPEGS grouped into 6 titles.

I see the Main Menu in the Menu Editor, and each Title in the production editer.

When I burn I notice the titles and all Jpegs are dropped from the "Production editor".

The Burn process goes through it gyrations but all I get on the VCD is the Main Menu screen.

When I play it on my DVD player it shows the Main Menu and plays the audio. I can select #1 menu but there are no pictures.

IN preview on the DVD Burner all menus work correctly.

I have the latest updates to 7.5.2.49ENU

I am using CD-R media.

NTSC format (required by the DVD Player).

The CD/DVD burner is an Adeptec 2.5

Using a Microsoft Driver 5.1.2535.0

What am I doing wrong.

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IN preview on the DVD Burner all menus work correctly.

I have the latest updates to 7.5.2.49ENU

I am using CD-R media.

NTSC format (required by the DVD Player).

The CD/DVD burner is an Adeptec 2.5

Using a Microsoft Driver 5.1.2535.0

What am I doing wrong.

Actually, all that says is what kind of external enclosure you have your burner in - what is the id string for the burner? Right-click 'MyComputer' > click on properties (bottom line) > Hardware tab > Device Manager > click on the CD-ROM and when you get the list of what the drives are, copy it EXACTLY - letter and number for letter and number, capital or lower case, space for space.

 

Also - some DVD players do NOT manage to read R or RW media. Does the disc play on the computer? (That's what Daithi is asking.)

 

Lynn

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No, it does not play on the computer.

You ask.......

what is the id string for the burner?

 

Make - SONY CD-RW CRX160E

Device ID instance

IDE/CDROMSONY_CD_RW_CRX16E______________1.0G__\5&3943554F&0&0.1.0

 

This is an old Dell (circa 2001) with ony a CD burner.

I am going to install 7.5 Creator on my laptop which has a DVD burner and see what gives.

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SONY CD-RW CRX160E ... 12x8x32 ... that's been around a LONG time.

 

Those who are more knowedgeable than I would know which is older - the burner or the specs for VCD.

 

Another thought - I've seen problems posted that turned out to be because it wasn't possible to get the data across to an external burner fast enough.

 

Come to think of it - are we talking USB 1.1 or USB 2.0?

 

We may have a situation that intendaed software use is a bit beyond the capabilities of the hardware involved.

 

Lynn

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Definitely the burner Lynn - I googled and found this

 

http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/drivers/20/20094.htm

 

In some countries, Sony only sells this burner without any software (making it useless). The first file in the zip upgrades Adaptec Easy CD Creator from 4.01 to 4.02 and the second from 4.02 to 4.02e allowing the software to use the drive. Adaptec seem to have removed the second file from their site.

 

Now that IS old. It is an internal but doesn't have buffer under-run protection

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Well, in my testing I have discovered some things.

In regards to playback on other players and/or PCs (of the VCD I created)

1 - It plays back on my new Compac laptop which has a DVD/CD player-burner.

2 - it plays on my Toshiba DVD player (three years old)

3 - It will not play back on my new Panosonic DVD(Burner)/VCR combo

The Top Menu shows up on this DVD and I can select a ttitle but nothing plays.....

4 - It will not play back on my new LG DVD Burner.

No menu displays and nothing shows up on this system.

Note All these players and Computers claim to play VCD.....

 

So it appears the data got written to the VCD off my Dell PC but there appears to be some compatability issues across players. Or I need to finalize or close this VCD like a finalize on a burnerd DVD.\

 

My next step is to try burning from my COmpac using a DVD-R. I'm burning up a lot of CD-R. I should use a -RW as I can erase these.

 

 

Thanks for listening and responding so quickly.

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Definite compatability issues there. However, I've found as a rule of thumb that high-end DVD players are the most picky as to what they play (cheap and cheerful ones seem to take anything you feed them)

 

One thing tho that I have noticed. I've seen several players that are marked as 'VCD' but wouldn't play - there's a hidden setting (accessible by code from the remote) that will give you a menu - in that is usually the toggle for VCD - in a lot of cases that seems to be turned off.

 

Google the model of your player and see if you can find the access code - there are sites there that do carry that info

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