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MyDVD9 has me STUMPED !


John T Smith

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My computer information is below... all up to date and

PLENTY of "horsepower" and room for video files

 

My workflow is... (right now I am moving a bunch of OLD

VHS movie tapes over to DVD before they stop playing)

 

Digitize the tapes via Pinnacle Dv500 capture card, the

utility I use creates several "up to" 4Gig AVI files

 

Load the individual files into Premiere Pro 2 to trim

the beginning and end, and create a single output AVI,

usually about 20-to-25Gig (I stopped giving individual

AVI files to MyDVD9 after it had problems putting all

the files together into a final DVD/ISO product)

 

Load that AVI into MyDVD9, with simple menu, write ISO

 

Sometimes, it creates an ISO, other times, even with the

same file, it hangs at 99% when creating ISO (I went to

creating an ISO after the first time a DVD was ruined)

 

What I have done, specifically for Roxio/MyDVD9

- Disable Drag to Disk in startup

- Disable MediaWatch aka - RoxWatchTray9

- Update the “PX Engine” from Roxio web site

 

I also tried the idea I found in another message to go

to the MyDVD9 timeline and use the TRIM function to not

go all the way to the end of the file (even though the

AVI plays just fine in Windows, and I do not find any

problems at all when inspecting the file in Premiere)

 

There are NO error messages of any kind... the process

simply HANGS at 99% and must be closed by Task Manager

 

So... does anyone have any OTHER ideas?

 

John

 

My computer setup

Intel D875PBZ Motherboard

Intel P4 3.2 Ghz processor (NOT overclock!)

80Gig boot/software drive, 250Gig data drive

- both drives are NTFS, about 50Gig available

- on the boot drive, about 180Gig on data

Windows XP Pro SP2 with all (automatic) updates

Pinnacle Dv500 4.5a to digitize analog video

Adobe Premiere Pro 2 to edit and output as AVI

2 Gig of DDR 400 Ram (512 Meg in each of 4 slots)

AGP ATI Radeon 9600xt (latest 3/28/07 ATI 7.3 driver)

PCI 1 empty for ATI cooling

PCI 2 Soundblaster 5.1 (standard WinXp driver)

PCI 3 Dv500 capture card (4.5a driver)

PCI 4 empty for Dv500 cooling

PCI 5 Usrobotics modem (not active due to DSL)

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SUCCESS!

Going directly to MyDVD9 rather than as an option in the "home program" allowed the file to be completely encoded to an ISO file… no lockup at 99%

Great to hear that worked for you. :) :) I sure hope they get the home app problem fixed in an update.
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Sounds like it may be hanging on the menu. Are you using any custom backgrounds?

 

You can also try exporting the file from Premiere Pro as MPEG instead of AVI. As long as the MPEG is DVD compliant, MyDVD 9 will NOT re-encode it. The default audio is AC3 so MyDVD may still transcode the audio unless you change that in the MyDVD project settings to match the MPEG file (MPEG audio or PCM)

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At work so the names will be wrong, but I am using a completely "stock" menu... I've tried both "beach" and "woodland" with the same result

 

As I was leaving for work this morning I started PPro creating MPEG output, and will try that tonight

 

If that doesn't work... I guess I'll break down and buy Adobe Encore... which also has a "make it fit" option so I don't have to try and figure out the best MPEG coding options

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At work so the names will be wrong, but I am using a completely "stock" menu... I've tried both "beach" and "woodland" with the same result

 

As I was leaving for work this morning I started PPro creating MPEG output, and will try that tonight

 

If that doesn't work... I guess I'll break down and buy Adobe Encore... which also has a "make it fit" option so I don't have to try and figure out the best MPEG coding options

Are you starting MyDVD from the Home app or thru Start -> Programs ? Try the Start -> Programs way of opening up MyDVD if you aren't. Many have noted problems like what you posted when going thru the Home app.

 

And....

 

If you're using the "Fit to Disc" setting in MyDVD, instead try setting it to HQ (best) then burn to an image file or set of video folders instead of direct to a disc. Then use the Disc Copier program (Start -> Programs -> .....) to burn the image file to the disc. Disc Copier does a much better job of compressing to fit the disc than does MyDVD.

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I have been starting MyDVD9 from the "home" program, so will look tonight to find the direct link and run it that way

 

I guess that means there is a memory problem where the "home program" is not releasing memory?

Not sure. Haven't seen anything from Roxio about it yet, altho they are aware of the problem. Best guess is some conflict is going on. A lot of us open the programs using the Start menu rather than the home app, so we tend to forget that it can be a problem. let us know if it helps.
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I spoke too soon, back on April 17

 

MyDVD9 is just not consistent, no matter what I do to the file, or how I start the program

 

Some files work properly, other files... even when they play properly and do not show any problems while editing with Adobe Premiere... just will NOT work all the way through with MyDVD9

 

I think I'm just going to have to wait for the Encore I have on order to arrive, before I do anything more with DVD creation

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