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400mb Slideshow Won't Fit On Blank 4 Gig Dvd ?


Frankie49

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With earlier revs of EMC, I used to create slideshows, with soundtracks all the time, and burn to DVD(-R). Just tried it for the first time with EMC10, and I get a msg (after telling it to Burn) that the project size exceeds the media size. Well, on the screen just prior to this msg, it tells me that my project size is 400mb, and available media size is 4,000mb (numbers are close approximations). Firmware seems to be up to date, tried different DVDs, to no avail. Thoughts on what else to try? Thanks.

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With earlier revs of EMC, I used to create slideshows, with soundtracks all the time, and burn to DVD(-R). Just tried it for the first time with EMC10, and I get a msg (after telling it to Burn) that the project size exceeds the media size. Well, on the screen just prior to this msg, it tells me that my project size is 400mb, and available media size is 4,000mb (numbers are close approximations). Firmware seems to be up to date, tried different DVDs, to no avail. Thoughts on what else to try? Thanks.

 

 

File size means nothing when creating videos, its the time length of your slideshow that is important.

How long is your slideshow?

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Walt, the whole production is greater than 5 yet less than 6 minutes long. And it is EMC which is telling me the sizes of the production vs. the storage media (production is about 10% of available DVD storage space according to EMC). As I say, I have put quite lengthy productions together successfully in the past with no difficulty, using other versions of Roxio s/w. This production is a mere quickie. 50 slides or so, and 2 avg songs to accompany the slides.

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Walt, the whole production is greater than 5 yet less than 6 minutes long. And it is EMC which is telling me the sizes of the production vs. the storage media (production is about 10% of available DVD storage space according to EMC). As I say, I have put quite lengthy productions together successfully in the past with no difficulty, using other versions of Roxio s/w. This production is a mere quickie. 50 slides or so, and 2 avg songs to accompany the slides.

 

 

When you are referring to "production size", exactly what are you referring to? The project file (has a dmsd or dmsm extension)?

 

Are you using Videowave (not myDVD) to assemble your slideshow? myDVD is for burning the DVD and is not the ideal program for creating the slideshow.

 

What is the make/model of your DVD burner? Are you using the latest firmware for the burner? What make of DVD media are you using?

 

Since you have only a short slideshow there is no need to use fit-to-disc but select "high Quality"? Are you sure you have selected the DVD as you burn media on the bottom, left side option box?

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Production size = the size, in mb, of my completed project, using Roxio MYDVD 10. I got this information from the Burn Project screen which MYDVD 10 brings me to when I choose "burn". This Burn Project screen allows me to choose the destination drive, it tells me the name of this drive. In this case - MATSHITA DVD-RAM LF-D311. Then it tells me the capacity of the current disc, which is 4,700.4 mb in this case; as well as the estimated size of the project, which is 410.9 mb, in this case. Then it says "ready to burn". I choose the burn button from there, and thats when it comes back and tells me that the estimated size exceeds the disc capacity.

 

The file ext. is .dmsd

 

Not familiar with VideoWave. Not using it. Using MYDVD 10. It should work.

 

I have checked and found no later firmware than what I already have. My discs are Memorex DVD-R(16x, 4.7GB, 120 min.)

 

I am using the fit-to-disc quality.

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Firenhancer, I am first using MYDVD, and choose add slideshow, which launches Roxio Slideshow Assistant to add the pics, and music. (I suppose it would have been more direct just to choose the Slideshow Assistant from the get-go. Anyway, when satisfied with the project, I choose 'burn' at top of the screen. And THAT brings me to the MYDVD Express screen, and then the scenerio above plays out.

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Production size = the size, in mb, of my completed project, using Roxio MYDVD 10. I got this information from the Burn Project screen which MYDVD 10 brings me to when I choose "burn". This Burn Project screen allows me to choose the destination drive, it tells me the name of this drive. In this case - MATSHITA DVD-RAM LF-D311. Then it tells me the capacity of the current disc, which is 4,700.4 mb in this case; as well as the estimated size of the project, which is 410.9 mb, in this case. Then it says "ready to burn". I choose the burn button from there, and thats when it comes back and tells me that the estimated size exceeds the disc capacity.

 

The file ext. is .dmsd

 

Not familiar with VideoWave. Not using it. Using MYDVD 10. It should work.

 

I have checked and found no later firmware than what I already have. My discs are Memorex DVD-R(16x, 4.7GB, 120 min.)

 

I am using the fit-to-disc quality.

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Firenhancer, I am first using MYDVD, and choose add slideshow, which launches Roxio Slideshow Assistant to add the pics, and music. (I suppose it would have been more direct just to choose the Slideshow Assistant from the get-go. Anyway, when satisfied with the project, I choose 'burn' at top of the screen. And THAT brings me to the MYDVD Express screen, and then the scenerio above plays out.

 

That is a very old drive (at least 6 years) and the firmware is most likely out of date with Roxios software. A google search indicated similar problem to years way back in 2004 using Nero and other software. One poster who had been using Memorex calims that switching to Sony DVD media solved his problems. That burner will also never be able to burn at 16x, infact one spec sheet lists a write speed of 1x for DVD-R.

 

You are also not using the best program for creating slideshow - you should learn to use Videowave. The wizard you are using is very limited in its capabilities and has created lots of problems for many users.

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Well, I am slowly coming to the realization that my 'stuff' IS getting quite old, and I am going to start having more and more difficulty in getting things to work properly. You are right-on Walt, in that this drive is 6+years old (along with the rest of my h/w). So, until I can scrape together enough cash to buy myself another beefy Gateway, I will probably start shopping for an additional, more modern external DVD burner. I bet the problems will probably disappear when that happens. Hm, now let's see, should it be a Light Scribe or Label Flash drive? lol

 

Thanks guys!

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