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Slideshows Within Dvds


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I set out to create a DVD comprising a compilation of Photo slideshows - 12 'shows' in all (one for each month of 2005). I happily added the various shows, being automatically prompted into a second 'menu' after the first four, and then into a third menu after the second 4. So far, so good, all very neat and tidy, and with plenty of room on the DVD itself once all 12 shows had been added. The Preview of the project worked fine - apart from the odd issue with the ordering/sequence of the titles not quite matching the 'button presses' on the DVD Control simulator - so I decided to 'burn' the ISO file to my hard disc. Again, everything was going along fine until ..... as soon as it had finished encoding title 9 out of twelve (i.e. the first sub-entry on menu 3) it just stopped responding!! I was totally baffled, and had no indication whatsoever as to what had gone wrong. I decided to remove the last 4 shows (and also menu 3) from the DVD, and re ran the ISO 'burn'. This time it worked perfectly well, and the subsequent DVD that I 'cut' plays exactly as I'd hoped that it would. Further, the final 4 shows were moved onto another project, which itself is behaving properly - so there was obviously nothing 'sinister' with the original sub-file number 9.

 

So - the Question is "Why" ..... I've not found any documentation or Help suggesting that there are any limits to the number of sub-files or menus that you can include in a DVD project ...... maybe someone out there knows the answers?

 

And, the Information is ....... beware, if you're trying to produce a (potentially) complex DVD ..... even if it looks to be developing fine within MyDVD. You might have to undo some of your work when it comes to the burning process!!

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The only limit that I am aware is teh DVD standard states something like 99 levels of menus. Many people run into encoding errors or problems. Did the other four encode fine in a separate project? There's always a possiblity there is a problem with an image or video that you used. Unfortunately, MyDVD doesn't give much feedback during the encoding phase.

 

Firstly, thanks for your interest. It's good to know that there are people out there who are willing to give help and advice where they can - for which us 'newbies' are most grateful.

 

I've not yet cut the second DVD, which includes the 4 shows moved from the initial one, as I'm still working on adding some more shows to it ...... I'll remember not to go over 8 shows in total this time!

 

Once that has been completed, and cut, I'll post again - just to confirm that all is OK. If not, it will then add weight to the argument that there was/is a problem with the original show number 9.

 

Thanks again.

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The only limit that I am aware is teh DVD standard states something like 99 levels of menus. Many people run into encoding errors or problems. Did the other four encode fine in a separate project? There's always a possiblity there is a problem with an image or video that you used. Unfortunately, MyDVD doesn't give much feedback during the encoding phase.

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The only limit that I am aware is teh DVD standard states something like 99 levels of menus. Many people run into encoding errors or problems. Did the other four encode fine in a separate project? There's always a possiblity there is a problem with an image or video that you used. Unfortunately, MyDVD doesn't give much feedback during the encoding phase.

 

Gary,

 

I've now successfully burned the follow-up DVD, incorporating the 4 shows transferred from the original, plus 4 additional ones, and it's working fine! That leaves me as baffled as ever as to why the original 'burn' with 12 (all now proven to be OK) shows decided to fail on me. I might try again , sometime in the future, to burn a DVD with more than 8 shows .... just to see how it goes. Until then, I'm happy just to report that what I HAVE produced is fine.

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

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