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jody69

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I am new to MyDVD. I have copied 2 8mm tapes to DVD already. I broke up the movie into different buttons on the main menu so I could jump to different scenes. But in playback after each scene completes the movie jumps back to the main menu. I would like to be able to jump to scenes but also be able to watch the entire movie without having to keep hitting play on the remote. I tried to use the edit chapter function, which is on my screen in the tools section underneath show effect selector. But when I click on it nothing happens. It's not grayed out as if it were unavailable. Also I am using the free version of Roxio that came with my computer. I don't know if edit chapters is available unless I upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.

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That's probably a Dell OEM or similar. It is a limited version of either EMC V8 or V9. There are several versions of that light version of the program so it is almost impossible to know exactly what your capabilities are. Try this, if you can, once your chapters are loaded, select settings and see if you have the ability to adjust the navigation. If you have the ability, you should see something like this.

 

 

If not, do this; again, it depends on the version of the program you have. Add only your original movie to the main menu. Right click on it and choose edit chapters. A window will open and you stacan select chapters manually or automatically. You will end up with a main menu page and a sub menu. On the sub menu page, you can select the chapter and the movie will play from there to the end.

 

You may also want to try the free trial of Easy Media Creator 9 that is listed lower on this forum. Make sure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum specifications. Pay special attention to your video set up. An on board chip that does not have the current drivers and DirectX 9c will give you some problems. If you have a real card, that would need to be updated also.

 

 

Your right I do have a Dell. When I start the program it has screen for a couple of seconds that says easy media creator version 9, but then it goes to an upgrade screen for easy creator suite. When I am using the program It calls itself Roxio Creator DE version 9 in about this software box.

 

I did what you said adding only my original movie to the main menu. When I right click, edit chapters is not an option. My guess is that my basic version does not have this function. I would upgrade, but the basic software has been giving me some video problems (screen flicker). Dell had me edit some system registry files (deleting upper and lower filters). Which gave an improvement, but not completely. I have a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS video card which does give me good video except when I use this software. My only concern is if I pay for an upgrade will I be satisfied with the result. How do you feel about the full version?

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I am new to MyDVD. I have copied 2 8mm tapes to DVD already. I broke up the movie into different buttons on the main menu so I could jump to different scenes. But in playback after each scene completes the movie jumps back to the main menu. I would like to be able to jump to scenes but also be able to watch the entire movie without having to keep hitting play on the remote. I tried to use the edit chapter function, which is on my screen in the tools section underneath show effect selector. But when I click on it nothing happens. It's not grayed out as if it were unavailable. Also I am using the free version of Roxio that came with my computer. I don't know if edit chapters is available unless I upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.

The way you described it, each button corresponds to a movie title. And going back to the main menu is the normal behavior in a DVD video.

 

What is the Roxio software called? What version is it?

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There is a trial version. First make sure you have teh latest nVidia drivers and the latest update to DirectX (feb 2007). YOu will also have to make sure to uninstall the Dell version before installing the trial.

 

 

Thanks I give the trial version a try.

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I am new to MyDVD. I have copied 2 8mm tapes to DVD already. I broke up the movie into different buttons on the main menu so I could jump to different scenes. But in playback after each scene completes the movie jumps back to the main menu. I would like to be able to jump to scenes but also be able to watch the entire movie without having to keep hitting play on the remote. I tried to use the edit chapter function, which is on my screen in the tools section underneath show effect selector. But when I click on it nothing happens. It's not grayed out as if it were unavailable. Also I am using the free version of Roxio that came with my computer. I don't know if edit chapters is available unless I upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.

 

That's probably a Dell OEM or similar. It is a limited version of either EMC V8 or V9. There are several versions of that light version of the program so it is almost impossible to know exactly what your capabilities are. Try this, if you can, once your chapters are loaded, select settings and see if you have the ability to adjust the navigation. If you have the ability, you should see something like this.

 

 

 

 

 

If not, do this; again, it depends on the version of the program you have. Add only your original movie to the main menu. Right click on it and choose edit chapters. A window will open and you can select chapters manually or automatically. You will end up with a main menu page and a sub menu. On the sub menu page, you can select the chapter and the movie will play from there to the end.

 

You may also want to try the free trial of Easy Media Creator 9 that is listed lower on this forum. Make sure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum specifications. Pay special attention to your video set up. An on board chip that does not have the current drivers and DirectX 9c will give you some problems. If you have a real card, that would need to be updated also.

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