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After trying just about all the hints posted I still cannot get a slideshow to burn using MyDVD. It HAS worked, but no more. I constantly get the "An unrecoverable error has occurred" message. Have tried the saving the .iso file to disc then using disc copy.....only to get a non-readable disc when trying to read it in every DVD machine I have. When reading the disc in the computer it shows to be 'full', but no data/files are listed.

 

All drivers are up to date. Total .iso file size is under 1GB. Media type makes no difference. Have tried all similar 'fixes' listed here. So far, nothing works.

 

Platform:

Compaq Presario 3.3 Ghz

2 GB of RAM

1.4 Tera Byte of harddrives

stock Compaq audio-video hardware

 

MyDVD has created acceptable DVDs previously. There have been no hardware/software changes. The machine being used is not, and will never be, connected to the internet.

 

The software has been spawned both via icon and start menu. Same problem.

 

A note: Spawning MyDVD from the icon generally takes the DVD burner off-line and has one numerous occasions taken one of the external drives off-line. It was also the default drive for Roxio saves.

 

Please advise on steps to ascertain the cause and possible cures for this anomaly.

 

This is in ref. to EMC 8.

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Look at the bottom of the page in MyDVD; there should be a red line if you go over. Best solution is to create an ISO image from MyDVD using the best (highest quality). After the project is encoded, copy the ISO file to the DVD. Disc Copier will fit the project on the disc at the best possible quality. You should be able to get a little less than 2 hours of project on the disc with pretty good results. Don't go over; you may have some problems. You'll have to judge for yourself if the quality is good enough for you.

 

 

 

 

This effort is getting quite strange. When spawning MyDVD 9 both internal and external DVD burners go offline. In fact, the icons disappear. When creating a .iso file via MyDVD the .iso file is never the same size even though the number of slides is the same. Using 'fit to disc' doesn't seem to do a lot. When using previsouly generated .iso files I continually get the 'approximate file size is greater than 4GB....' and it won't burn the disc.

 

The same thing happens when creating an MPG2 file and using disc copy.

 

When creating a slide show in VideoWave the file size is always 4.6751 GB even when the number of slides change. (The slide quantities being referenced are from approx. 300 to 600.)

 

ALso, to help in the confusion with all this, about one time out of six or seven the .iso file can't be found after the program finishes. (?)

 

I am begining to think that there is an image quantity anomaly here. I haven't tried under 300 yet but may just to see if things change. The original image files being used are in the range of 12 to 20 MB each. I'm not to enthused about reducing the image resolution since I'm up to around 2,500 and that would take a while. (Although I've been at this for the better part of two weeks!)

 

The softare has previsouly worked and created several very nice DVDs. The machine being used is completely isolated from 'the world' so the probability of 'external malicious influences' is minimal. It just doesn't seem to working like it used to.

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After trying just about all the hints posted I still cannot get a slideshow to burn using MyDVD. It HAS worked, but no more. I constantly get the "An unrecoverable error has occurred" message. Have tried the saving the .iso file to disc then using disc copy.....only to get a non-readable disc when trying to read it in every DVD machine I have. When reading the disc in the computer it shows to be 'full', but no data/files are listed.

 

All drivers are up to date. Total .iso file size is under 1GB. Media type makes no difference. Have tried all similar 'fixes' listed here. So far, nothing works.

 

Platform:

Compaq Presario 3.3 Ghz

2 GB of RAM

1.4 Tera Byte of harddrives

stock Compaq audio-video hardware

 

MyDVD has created acceptable DVDs previously. There have been no hardware/software changes. The machine being used is not, and will never be, connected to the internet.

 

The software has been spawned both via icon and start menu. Same problem.

 

A note: Spawning MyDVD from the icon generally takes the DVD burner off-line and has one numerous occasions taken one of the external drives off-line. It was also the default drive for Roxio saves.

 

Please advise on steps to ascertain the cause and possible cures for this anomaly.

Sorry, I can't resist. Your hawk eyes didn't notice that the forum you posted to was for future development suggestions.

 

Are you creating your slide shows in MyDVD? Don't. Create the slide show in VideoWave and output it to a mpg2 for DVD best quality. If the encoding hangs, there is something wrong in your slide show (timing is off around a transition, using DRM protected music, etc.). If the project encodes, then add it to MyDVD as a movie (not as a slide show).

 

See if there is a firmware update for your burner. It is possible that it is going bad; especially since it has worked in the past.

 

Have you tried a system restore just in case something got corrupted?

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Sorry, I can't resist. Your hawk eyes didn't notice that the forum you posted to was for future development suggestions.

 

Are you creating your slide shows in MyDVD? Don't. Create the slide show in VideoWave and output it to a mpg2 for DVD best quality. If the encoding hangs, there is something wrong in your slide show (timing is off around a transition, using DRM protected music, etc.). If the project encodes, then add it to MyDVD as a movie (not as a slide show).

 

See if there is a firmware update for your burner. It is possible that it is going bad; especially since it has worked in the past.

 

Have you tried a system restore just in case something got corrupted?

 

 

 

 

Ah-HA! I do remember a similar solution quite some time ago. I have now written this into my "EMC for Dummies" file. The rendering is now in progress. The internal DVD drive, a generic HP-ish POJ, seems to now show signs of life and the external Iomega hasn't been affected, so far. Many thanks for the info.

 

 

Being as though this is probably still in the 'future development' forum....sorry, I must have fat-fingered a macro I sometimes use (the CTRL and fn keys really DO work!).......It would be a nice feature to have a "this is going to create an x hr y min DVD, do you really want it this long?" button in the 'make movie' window. With the possibility of trimming the length/durations at that point.

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Ah-HA! I do remember a similar solution quite some time ago. I have now written this into my "EMC for Dummies" file. The rendering is now in progress. The internal DVD drive, a generic HP-ish POJ, seems to now show signs of life and the external Iomega hasn't been affected, so far. Many thanks for the info.

 

Being as though this is probably still in the 'future development' forum....sorry, I must have fat-fingered a macro I sometimes use (the CTRL and fn keys really DO work!).......It would be a nice feature to have a "this is going to create an x hr y min DVD, do you really want it this long?" button in the 'make movie' window. With the possibility of trimming the length/durations at that point.

 

Look at the bottom of the page in MyDVD; there should be a red line if you go over. Best solution is to create an ISO image from MyDVD using the best (highest quality). After the project is encoded, copy the ISO file to the DVD. Disc Copier will fit the project on the disc at the best possible quality. You should be able to get a little less than 2 hours of project on the disc with pretty good results. Don't go over; you may have some problems. You'll have to judge for yourself if the quality is good enough for you.

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