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ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS BURN SOME JPEG FILES TO DVD SO PEOPLE CAN SEE THEM ON THE TV.

 

My first project went OK, about 4-5 menu pages, multiple JPEGs per title probably around 80% used of a 4Gig DVD. I burned it to a DVD, it has the ROXIOPLASMA, YOUR_PHOTOS, and VIDEO_TS Directories, and it plays on my PC and TV. It was memorex media. The second one is smaller, about 2500Mb, I got the 0x80004005 GEV_PLASMA_FINALIZE/ERASE_FAILED error, so I burnt to an image file. Burning to an image file, and then using the Roxio disc copier, I get the VIDEO_TS Directory, however the ROXIOPLASMA, YOUR_PHOTOS folders are not there, only 0b files with their names. Furthermore, the VIDEO_TS directory seems to be short some files. Putting it in my PC it reads the directories and can be forced to play some of the shows but it does not autoplay. On my TV it just tells me to eject it as it's not playable. Now that it's wasted the remaining few DVD's I had from Memorex I cracked open a K-Hypermedia pack. Disabling Mcaffee, Roxio Drag-to-Disc, Intervideo Wincinema, and the Plextools applications helped *some*. Now, I can burn striaght to DVD, it will complete, but give me the 0b ROXIOPLASMA, YOUR_PHOTOS directories and not playable on a TV and only force-readable on a PC (YES I FINALIZE THE DISCS). I've tried creating ISO's a few times, both with and without the AV and other applications running, but always burn the DVD with the same lack of autoplay. I don't even touch my PC while it is burning, I keep the fans up to make sure the machine is cool, no screensavers, no internet surfing, nothing! The ISO is kept on my E: drive which is a 5Gb partition with nothing but these two projects!

 

(I have administrator rights and am using that account to create and burn the DVD) Oh, and after the final attempt at doing an ISO, once the ISO was written my machine ran incredibly slow. I rebooted and then windows had to do a consistency check on that drive >:huh:

 

Also I cannot update my software as it was bundled with the Plextor drive (though they had never led me astray before :D and has no CD-Key to enter that I can find. My version is "Roxio Easy Media Creator [ha!] 7 Basic DVD Edition Build 7.1.0.95 ENU.

 

Is there any fix for this?

 

All I really want to do is show some digital pictures to people without ready PC access. I've already wasted seven (7!) DVD's on this.

 

 

Installed all new copies of adaware and spybot S&D, scanned my machine (nothing found :) made sure McAfee was up to date, even updated my Plextools applet to the 2.23 version from my 2.17. Tried burning a DVD (fuly quit the virusscan program first) with the save original images, create an iso, and burn dvd (all 3 options) selected, with the exact same results as before. A (9th?) DVD-Coaster that has a valid VIDEO_TS folder, but the ROXIOPLASMA folder being created as a 0 byte file instead aof a data folder, and the same with the YOUR_PHOTOS folder being nonexistant, with only a 0 byte file in its place. Put it in my TV and PC, nothing plays.

 

 

I looked into my ISO file with Servant Salamander. It showed me that the ROXIOPLASMA and the YOUR_PHOTOS directories are present, have valid files inside of them, and look normal. Followed most of the advice I've seen in these forums and tried the trial Nero to burn the ISO image to DVD. It burns the image, the same as the rox dvd disc copier does however it leaves me with the 0b ROXIOPLASMA and the YOUR_PHOTOS directories!?! They're correct in the ISO so why can't I burn them to the DVD?!?

 

I tried using roxio disc copier to create an image from my coaster, and it creates an ISO with the ROXIOPLASMA and the MY_PHOTOS directories intact?!?

 

So what's causing both NERO and roxio to burn the iso's where two directories aren't accessable and won't allow the disc to autoplay?!? It's like the FAT of the DVD is messed up.

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An internal aspi-layer? Like a DVD-writers' Firmware version of aspi-layer? Or a software version that is integrated into the program so that it is kinda like "Aspi on-the-fly". So if the Roxio program becomes corrupt, then you just have to reload the whole ball of wax, kinda internal aspi-layer?

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More updates, as usual, more failures. Made a small project it burnt and worked ok.

 

Took all the photos used in this project, several pointless hours later, had recreated the project in dvd-builder. Burnt it to an ISO. burnt the ISO to disc, no change. The your_photos and roxioplasma directories are corrupt and unreadable. GRRRRRRRR.

 

What are you playing the DVD on when you get that message? What program are you using to play the DVD on your computer?

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How I got my Kodak Photos to DVD and Have them Burn To Disk to Play On Home DVD Player. I frist Created a slide show... I DID NOT Create the Disk from There... I clicked on Edit to Video Wave.... While In Video Wave... I Then Added THe background Music I wanted to Photos then I Click on Create a video File... Next I then Clicked on Burn ... CLICKED on Project Settings... UNCLICKED Defaults... Set to NSTC... AND Picked MPEG... Then I Burned the Disk.... I Plays in Windows Media and ALSO Plays on My Home DVD Player. I USED DVD + R.. to burn on. Also, I haven't use the EMC8 That much... But there is Other area... I came across that ALLOWS you to Set BURNING Project In SO MANY Different Formats... MPEG -2 Small, Larger... WMA..... A WHOLE List. I Don't Remember where I saw it. Good Luck.

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Ok, amalrose's problems aren't relevant to mine. My discs will not play ANYWHERE. I burnt the first project OK, but after that nothing but trouble trying to put this second project to DVD. I can proview it, but any write ends up with the roxioplasma and yout-pictures directories corrupt as 0b files yet they are visible in the ISO.

 

BTW I tried disabling the drag to disc, created a NEW ISO for project 2, verified it with my ISO viewer and it still burnt in nero as an unplayable disc on both PC and TV. DOES ANYONE HAVE FURTHER SUGGESTIONS?

 

Also I did submit a question to the ask roxanne section. Maybe they'll have some suggestions. Plextor isn't in the sofware business, they don't have any answers for why ROXIO's product is defective. I don;t really understand why roxio would not have an interest in making sure dvd drive purchasers have an enjoyable experience. So far the $#!t i've went through to get two DVD's burnt isn't endearing me much to their "quality software". Ten DVD's aren't cheap, y'know.

 

BTW is there any way to transfer the roxio project over to another format/another program? I hate to lose the work I've done but from the answers so far (and all the trouble reports on the old, convienently deleted forums) it seems like "if roxio doesn't work as installed there's not much else you can do".

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You need to burn an iso file to a dvd using Disk Copier.

 

Ok, guys now it seems like you're saying something new I can use. How, properly, do I burn the ISO to a DVD as a "movie file"? I'm using Disc Copier 7. Not 7.5. I go to Disc Copier, select from file, pick my ISO. It says: SF and other2.iso Data Disc 1 Track(s)

Track 01 Name:DVDBuilder Type data track Size 2.27Gb

How do I convince DVD Builder to burn this as a movie? Or, failing that, how do I get DVD Builder to create an ISO as a movie?

 

Interestingly, I opened up my show SJSC.iso that DOES work correctly and it does show it as a movie type to copy. so PLEASE how can I get this other project to burn as a movie???

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Also I cannot update my software as it was bundled with the Plextor drive (though they had never led me astray before :huh: and has no CD-Key to enter that I can find.

 

My version is "Roxio Easy Media Creator [ha!] 7 Basic DVD Edition Build 7.1.0.95 ENU.

 

So what's causing both NERO and roxio to burn the iso's where two directories aren't accessable and won't allow the disc to autoplay?!?

 

First, make certain that you don't have Roxio's Drag to Disk installed. It can conflict with the Nero packet writing program.

 

Then check with Plextor to make certain you've got all the updates to your DVD burner. Also check to see which brands of DVDs they recommend to use with their burner.

 

And last, but not least, support for Basic editions comes from the hardware manufacturer. You might want to see if they have any help on their website. :)

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How do I convince DVD Builder to burn this as a movie? Or, failing that, how do I get DVD Builder to create an ISO as a movie?

 

Interestingly, I opened up my show SJSC.iso that DOES work correctly and it does show it as a movie type to copy. so PLEASE how can I get this other project to burn as a movie???

 

You don't convince DVD Builder to burn it as a movie.

 

Normally, in Disk Copier, you make the filename.iso (SF and other2.iso) as the source and the DVD burner as the destination. Hit Burn and burn the DVD. Disk Copier will burn a the movie to the DVD just as if you'd used DVD Builder to burn the movie.

 

However, I'm not certain that I understand what is in that .iso file. Is it one movie or two? Does the movie show up in the Disk Copier window when you click on the SF and other2.iso file? If not, what do you see in the area under the source?

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You don't convince DVD Builder to burn it as a movie.

 

Normally, in Disk Copier, you make the filename.iso (SF and other2.iso) as the source and the DVD burner as the destination. Hit Burn and burn the DVD. Disk Copier will burn a the movie to the DVD just as if you'd used DVD Builder to burn the movie.

 

However, I'm not certain that I understand what is in that .iso file. Is it one movie or two? Does the movie show up in the Disk Copier window when you click on the SF and other2.iso file? If not, what do you see in the area under the source?

 

I think therein lies my problem. DVD Builder isn't convinced I'm burning a movie.

 

I have two seperate JPEG Slideshows SF is the problematic one. SJ is the working one. The Movie does NOT show up when I click the SF ISO file. It just shows what I listed above, one 2+Gb Data Track. IF however, I was to click on the SJ ISO file, which has already made me a good DVD, it shows up in Disk Copier as a Movie deal, not a data track.

 

So then, why is DVD Builder making SF an ISO that is read by Disc Copier as a data track yet the others properly show as movies?

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So then, why is DVD Builder making SF an ISO that is read by Disc Copier as a data track yet the others properly show as movies?

 

Darned if I know.

 

How did you make that SF ISO file? Try burning that SF ISO file to a folder on your hard drive, then open the folder and see what was in the ISO file. An 'image file' just contains data. That data could be a movie or data files. For some reason, yours seems to contain data and not the slideshow. I could be wrong, but we'll never know til you burn it to a folder and look at the contents.

 

Do you have the original production? I think the only way you're going to get a slideshow movie that you can use is to burn the SF production to another .iso file or a DVD.

 

However, if you burn the SF production to another .iso file (with a different name) and you still get a data file, then I'm stumped.

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How did you make that SF ISO file? Try burning that SF ISO file to a folder on your hard drive, then open the folder and see what was in the ISO file.

 

However, if you burn the SF production to another .iso file (with a different name) and you still get a data file, then I'm stumped.

 

How do I burn directly to HDD? DVD Builder? Disc Copier? All I can do in Disc Copier is copy to a DVD or to another ISO file.

 

I tried re-isoing my production again (3x? 4x?) and it's still just a data file. Didn't dare try another DVD to physically burn.

 

Also tried using disc copier to "burn" my "data" iso to a new iso and all I ended up with was another data ISO.

 

*Sigh* I guess I can copy a couple titles at a time to a new production, ISO it, open it in disc copier until it stops ISOing correctly.

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From your last two posts, it appears that burning in both Nero AND Roxio have both been unsuccessful. If the .iso file is more than 0 bytes, then there is a communication problem with the burner. For both programs to be unable to burn the DVD from an .iso is very unusual.

 

I'd suggest investing in a DVD RW DVD while you're trying to get this to work.

 

Then I'd check with the manufacturer of that DVD drive. It's possible that there is something wrong with that drive. Many manufacturers have testing programs which can spot problems and solve them.

 

In the meantime, you could go to the Windows Device Manager and see if the troubleshooter can fix the problem. I don't hold out much hope, but it's worth a shot.

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If the .iso file is on the DVD and the DVD is a DATA DVD, the movie won't show up in Disk Copier.

 

Before you start copying all those titles to a new project, you might try one more thing. I had a project that just wasn't right and everytime I tried to burn it, it came out with errors. Here's what I did to get it to work right.

 

If you started this project in VideoWave, in VW go into Tools\ Options\ File Control and delete the audio preview files. Also delete the .iso file on your hard drive. Do a File\ Save as and give the project a new name. Delete the first production.

 

 

 

Now in DVD Builder.....If you made it in DVD Builder or if you started it in VW, do a File\ Save as and give it another name, delete the .iso file on your hard drive, delete the original production (since you have 7.1), defragment your hard drive.

 

Try again. For some reason, the program would 'link' to the original production and iso file on the hard drive and I'd get the same error no matter what I tried. The key seemed to be defragmenting after I deleted the preview and .iso files.

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From your last two posts, it appears that burning in both Nero AND Roxio have both been unsuccessful. If the .iso file is more than 0 bytes, then there is a communication problem with the burner. For both programs to be unable to burn the DVD from an .iso is very unusual.

 

I'd suggest investing in a DVD RW DVD while you're trying to get this to work.

 

Then I'd check with the manufacturer of that DVD drive. It's possible that there is something wrong with that drive. Many manufacturers have testing programs which can spot problems and solve them.

 

In the meantime, you could go to the Windows Device Manager and see if the troubleshooter can fix the problem. I don't hold out much hope, but it's worth a shot.

 

Hmm I guess that's a route I need to look. I'd updated both firmware and the drive-mfr tools to the latest versions and this project was only the second I'd tried recording (first was the first DVD that went perfect). The odd part is if I rip the bad dvd's back to ISO I get all the files that were in the corrupt/missing directories of the DVD-I was thinking more towards the FAT of the disc or ISO file being improper (either when DVD-Builder creates the ISO or when the drive makes the file) so it only thinks the files aren't there.

 

Maybe I'll just make a teeny project and ensure the drive still burns right :) BTW are there any limitations to the amount of JPEGS you can put into a project? I've got about 5 menu pages, six titles a piece, up to 50 images in a title, up to 1.5Mb/image.

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What are you playing the DVD on when you get that message? What program are you using to play the DVD on your computer?

 

I doesn't matter. On my PC it just recognizes it as a disk with data on and opens explorer to display the contents. If I open any of my DVD players on my pc they just stare blanky at the disc, finding nothing readable. If I put it in my TV it tells me the disc is not a readable type.

 

Obviously something is going on either in the ISO creation or encoding for any number of other projects worked right, just not this one. The others were great wheather I burnt to ISO or direct to disc, this one slways "seems" to work right but mreely produces corrupted discs.

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I don't know what the limit is. Usually the limit is the 'time' of one hour onto a 4.7 GB DVD or less than 2 hours on a dual layer DVD.

 

Now I'm confused. How do you rip the DVDs back to an .iso file on your hard drive if there are no files on your DVD?

 

If the DVDs are recognized by your DVD drive, but not by the DVD player that's a different problem.

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Hmm I guess that's a route I need to look. I'd updated both firmware and the drive-mfr tools to the latest versions and this project was only the second I'd tried recording (first was the first DVD that went perfect). The odd part is if I rip the bad dvd's back to ISO I get all the files that were in the corrupt/missing directories of the DVD-I was thinking more towards the FAT of the disc or ISO file being improper (either when DVD-Builder creates the ISO or when the drive makes the file) so it only thinks the files aren't there.

 

Maybe I'll just make a teeny project and ensure the drive still burns right :) BTW are there any limitations to the amount of JPEGS you can put into a project? I've got about 5 menu pages, six titles a piece, up to 50 images in a title, up to 1.5Mb/image.

 

I have had similar problems with every cd/dvd burning/building software I have ever used. Something gets corrupted in the system, somewhere between the physical dvd/rw drive and the hard drive itself. Sometimes using device manager to uninstall the drive, then rebooting to redetect works, sometimes unplugging the dvd drive from the motherboard and clearing cmos works , sometimes reinstalling the burning software works, sometimes nothing works until I wipe the drive, unplug everything from the motherboard, clear cmos, replug everything and reinstall Windows fresh. It can be caused by trying to multi-task, or driver conflicts, or a myriad of other mysterious things. I'd be really interested to see what works for you. Michael.

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I doesn't matter. On my PC it just recognizes it as a disk with data on and opens explorer to display the contents. If I open any of my DVD players on my pc they just stare blanky at the disc, finding nothing readable. If I put it in my TV it tells me the disc is not a readable type.

 

Obviously something is going on either in the ISO creation or encoding for any number of other projects worked right, just not this one. The others were great wheather I burnt to ISO or direct to disc, this one slways "seems" to work right but mreely produces corrupted discs.

 

What program did you use to burn the ISO file to DVD?

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I doesn't matter. On my PC it just recognizes it as a disk with data on and opens explorer to display the contents. If I open any of my DVD players on my pc they just stare blanky at the disc, finding nothing readable. If I put it in my TV it tells me the disc is not a readable type.

 

Obviously something is going on either in the ISO creation or encoding for any number of other projects worked right, just not this one. The others were great wheather I burnt to ISO or direct to disc, this one slways "seems" to work right but mreely produces corrupted discs.

 

It sounds like you burned the ISO to DVD, as a data file, not a movie file. Use Disc Copier to copy it to a DVD as a movie.

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Now in DVD Builder.....If you made it in DVD Builder or if you started it in VW, do a File\ Save as and give it another name, delete the .iso file on your hard drive, delete the original production (since you have 7.1), defragment your hard drive.

 

Try again. For some reason, the program would 'link' to the original production and iso file on the hard drive and I'd get the same error no matter what I tried. The key seemed to be defragmenting after I deleted the preview and .iso files.

 

Tried that one looongg ago. Also tried making a new project, and copying all my old files to it. The partition is 99% empty so if rxo can deal with it.

 

Ended up leaving out one title of 10 jpeg pictures because roxio didn't like it. I can burn a dvd just fine without this title, OR if this is the ONLY title in the show it will make a movie dvd but if I put this title in a show with other titles it turns into a data dvd.

 

Those 10 jpegs weren't important ones anyways so I've given in and just won't keep them in the show. just one of those bugs I guess.

 

Anyoen know if issues like these were solved in EMC 7.5 or 8? Also do the newer versions support common windows tasks such as having two projects open at once, or at least allow you to open two copies of the program?

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First, make certain that you don't have Roxio's Drag to Disk installed. It can conflict with the Nero packet writing program.

 

Then check with Plextor to make certain you've got all the updates to your DVD burner. Also check to see which brands of DVDs they recommend to use with their burner.

 

And last, but not least, support for Basic editions comes from the hardware manufacturer. You might want to see if they have any help on their website. :)

 

I'd already done everything but the D2D part. Do I need to uniunstall it or just quit it before I use nero?

 

Also are you saying that roxio won't support my software not working because it came "free" with my DVD drive?!?

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On my PC it just recognizes it as a disk with data on and opens explorer to display the contents.

 

If I open any of my DVD players on my pc they just stare blanky at the disc, finding nothing readable. If I put it in my TV it tells me the disc is not a readable type.

 

Obviously something is going on either in the ISO creation or encoding for any number of other projects worked right, just not this one..

 

If you put a homemade DVD into your computer, Windows will automatically try to play it. You need to hit 'Cancel'. Now open up the program that you want to play the DVD..EMC7 comes with Cineplayer or Roxio player that will play the DVD. A lot of computers also come with a free DVD playing program like Cyberlink's Power DVD.

 

What kind of DVDs does your DVD player play? Some will play + R (Sony's seem to prefer that type, others read - R and some will read both. You need to check the owners manual. Also make certain that there are no fingerprints or dust on any portion of the burned side, including the rim. That can make a DVD unreadable.

 

You need to burn an iso file to a dvd using Disk Copier.

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I'd suggest uninstalling Drag To Disk.

 

If the option is not there to uninstall it, go to the Windows Start\ Run and type msconfig Go to the Startup tab and 'uncheck' DrgToDsk'\ Apply\ Ok, and restart your computer. When the warning box comes up, set the option to not show the box on startup.

 

Support for your version comes from the DVD burner manufacturer. Since they are the first ones to hear of problems with the software that they included with their hardware, they are in a better position to come up with a solution and post it on their website. You still have access to the Knowledgebase articles, Ask Roxanne and these user boards, but be careful because articles usually refer to the purchased edition which has different features.

 

Hope that helps. :)

 

 

 

I don't really understand all of the above but I am having the same problem, I think.

I burn a VCD or a DVD and can view on other computers but not on any home DVD or CD players attached to TV's.

 

Can anyone help???

 

If you can play them on other computers, then the burn was successful. Unfortunately, not all DVD players will play homemade DVD/CDs. Some will play only +R or -R.

 

Did you attach labels? Sometimes they will throw the disk out of balance an the player won't read it.

 

Also, check for fingerprints or dust ANYWHERE on the burned surface, even the outside rim. That can cause it to be an unrecognized disk.

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An internal aspi-layer? Like a DVD-writers' Firmware version of aspi-layer? Or a software version that is integrated into the program so that it is kinda like "Aspi on-the-fly". So if the Roxio program becomes corrupt, then you just have to reload the whole ball of wax, kinda internal aspi-layer?

No, I am talking about the aspi that is built into the XP operating system. If that is corrupted you have far bigger problems than you think!

 

A search of my 'video PC' revels only one. It had none prior to installing Ulead's VideoStudio last week.

 

But it did have Roxio's V7.5 and V8 installed and works just fine without an aspi.dll file on the system. In fact it was introduced in 3/04 with V7 and aspi problems disappeared from then on!

 

Only questions we get about it now are from those that haven't caught on to it yet.

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