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Dropped slides when encoding with My DVD Studio 9


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I have created a slide show and video project with My DVD Studio 9, and after many tries, I was able to encode it and burn six copies without dropping any slides. I saved the project, and now I want to burn another copy, but I can't get the slide show to encode again without dropping some of the slides. I have updated my video driver (NVIDEA 7300LE) and DirectX. I have both hardware and software encoding. I am using a Gateway FX510S with an Intel Core2 Duo 6600 processor, 2GB RAM, and 160GB HD. I can't believe that encoding a slide show of 100 slides and a very short video clip can be this difficult. :(

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I have created a slide show and video project with My DVD Studio 9, and after many tries, I was able to encode it and burn six copies without dropping any slides. I saved the project, and now I want to burn another copy, but I can't get the slide show to encode again without dropping some of the slides. I have updated my video driver (NVIDEA 7300LE) and DirectX. I have both hardware and software encoding. I am using a Gateway FX510S with an Intel Core2 Duo 6600 processor, 2GB RAM, and 160GB HD. I can't believe that encoding a slide show of 100 slides and a very short video clip can be this difficult. :(

 

If you want to burn multiple copies of a slideshow, the best way is to first burn to an iso (image) file. You then use DiscCopier to burn the iso file to the DVD. Using this method you only have to render the file one time. It also seems to give btter results since the render and burn tasks are completely separated. If you already have a good burn of the slideshow you could also create an iso image file on your hard drive of the good DVD using DiscCopier. You can then again use this iso file to make new DVDs using DiscCopier.

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I have created a slide show and video project with My DVD Studio 9, and after many tries, I was able to encode it and burn six copies without dropping any slides. I saved the project, and now I want to burn another copy, but I can't get the slide show to encode again without dropping some of the slides. I have updated my video driver (NVIDEA 7300LE) and DirectX. I have both hardware and software encoding. I am using a Gateway FX510S with an Intel Core2 Duo 6600 processor, 2GB RAM, and 160GB HD. I can't believe that encoding a slide show of 100 slides and a very short video clip can be this difficult. :(

Thanks myguggi. I thought that when I saved it, I woudn't have to encode it again, but I guess its not saved as an image file. Unfortunately, I don't have DiscCopier. I bought My DVD Studio 9.

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Thanks myguggi. I thought that when I saved it, I woudn't have to encode it again, but I guess its not saved as an image file. Unfortunately, I don't have DiscCopier. I bought My DVD Studio 9.
You're right that the "project file" you save as you are putting it together in MyDVD is not an image file. It actually contains no video, audio, etc., only the instructions for how you want the project to be burned.

 

That said, since you have the MyDVD stand alone version, without Disc copier, you can still burn it to an image file as suggested, then use a different program to burn the image file to disc. There are a number of free ones available ojn the net if you Google for them, like ImgBurn. They would also let you create an image file from one of the discs you've already burned.

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You're right that the "project file" you save as you are putting it together in MyDVD is not an image file. It actually contains no video, audio, etc., only the instructions for how you want the project to be burned.

 

That said, since you have the MyDVD stand alone version, without Disc copier, you can still burn it to an image file as suggested, then use a different program to burn the image file to disc. There are a number of free ones available ojn the net if you Google for them, like ImgBurn. They would also let you create an image file from one of the discs you've already burned.

 

Or get the full EMC 9 suite.

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Is it always the same slides that are dropped? If so, check to make sure they're still in the original location they were in when you created the project and saved it. As was said, the project doesn't contain any of the image files, just information about where they are, and how you want to use them. If the original image file moves or is deleted, MyDVD won't have anything to work with.

 

Let us know.

I'm happy to report that I was able to render my project to an ISO file using MyDVD without skipping any slides. Apparently, the difference was the speed. It was about half of the speed that I used when I rendered to burn. I was then able to burn with ImgBurn. Thanks for the tip.

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I'm happy to report that I was able to render my project to an ISO file using MyDVD without skipping any slides. Apparently, the difference was the speed. It was about half of the speed that I used when I rendered to burn. I was then able to burn with ImgBurn. Thanks for the tip.

 

High fives to you! I am glad that you were successful.

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You're right that the "project file" you save as you are putting it together in MyDVD is not an image file. It actually contains no video, audio, etc., only the instructions for how you want the project to be burned.

 

That said, since you have the MyDVD stand alone version, without Disc copier, you can still burn it to an image file as suggested, then use a different program to burn the image file to disc. There are a number of free ones available ojn the net if you Google for them, like ImgBurn. They would also let you create an image file from one of the discs you've already burned.

Are you telling me that making an image file doesn't involve encoding? If it does, I still can't get My DVD to encode properly, so I can't make an image file. Or, is there something different about encoding for an image file that My DVD can handle?

I'm amazed that this software is so un-robust and yet is still on the market.

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Are you telling me that making an image file doesn't involve encoding? If it does, I still can't get My DVD to encode properly, so I can't make an image file. Or, is there something different about encoding for an image file that My DVD can handle?

I'm amazed that this software is so un-robust and yet is still on the market.

 

I think the problem may be with that light edition video card or chip you have. Can you switch to software rendering in in your My DVD Studio 9?

 

Also, when you made your slide show, did you use some kind of Assistant program, or is there VideoWave in that program?

 

My DVD Studio 9 is the low end product in the line, but a good video card is still needed to use it, and I don't know if the one that you have is a chip or an actual video card. Do you know which it is?

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I think the problem may be with that light edition video card or chip you have. Can you switch to software rendering in in your My DVD Studio 9?

 

Also, when you made your slide show, did you use some kind of Assistant program, or is there VideoWave in that program?

 

My DVD Studio 9 is the low end product in the line, but a good video card is still needed to use it, and I don't know if the one that you have is a chip or an actual video card. Do you know which it is?

I believe I have integrated graphics. However, I tried both hardware and software encoding, and both dropped slides. The video portion of the project seems to encode properly. My DVD Studio 9 does include Videowave, but I used My DVD to create the slide show.

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I believe I have integrated graphics. However, I tried both hardware and software encoding, and both dropped slides. The video portion of the project seems to encode properly. My DVD Studio 9 does include Videowave, but I used My DVD to create the slide show.

Is it always the same slides that are dropped? If so, check to make sure they're still in the original location they were in when you created the project and saved it. As was said, the project doesn't contain any of the image files, just information about where they are, and how you want to use them. If the original image file moves or is deleted, MyDVD won't have anything to work with.

 

Let us know.

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Is it always the same slides that are dropped? If so, check to make sure they're still in the original location they were in when you created the project and saved it. As was said, the project doesn't contain any of the image files, just information about where they are, and how you want to use them. If the original image file moves or is deleted, MyDVD won't have anything to work with.

 

Let us know.

The dropped slides seem to be random, and the files have not been changed or relocated.

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