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I finally finished my video in Videowave! yeah.

 

so now i have a DMSM file. Then I tried to open MyDVD and select New Project, DVD, No Menus. Then i browsed and selected my DMSM file.

 

But then i get 'mydvd has encountered an error and needs to close'. Can i not use MyDVD to burn a DMSM file? Do i have to convert it first?

 

I want to make a DVD without menus that i can play on a tv. I don't want menus because i was trying to loop the video continuously. (It's a video for my parent's anniversary and i wanted to leave it playing during their party).

 

Can I use Videowave to render it? Do i even need MyDVD? I'm kind of confused about what MyDVD is supposed to do, but while reading other posts, people seemed to say to use MyDVD to make the video. why?

 

I have Internet Explorer 6.0, Easy Media Creator 10 and Win XP sp2.

 

Thanks,

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I finally finished my video in Videowave! yeah.

 

so now i have a DMSM file. Then I tried to open MyDVD and select New Project, DVD, No Menus. Then i browsed and selected my DMSM file.

 

But then i get 'mydvd has encountered an error and needs to close'. Can i not use MyDVD to burn a DMSM file? Do i have to convert it first?

 

I want to make a DVD without menus that i can play on a tv. I don't want menus because i was trying to loop the video continuously. (It's a video for my parent's anniversary and i wanted to leave it playing during their party).

 

Can I use Videowave to render it? Do i even need MyDVD? I'm kind of confused about what MyDVD is supposed to do, but while reading other posts, people seemed to say to use MyDVD to make the video. why?

 

I have Internet Explorer 6.0, Easy Media Creator 10 and Win XP sp2.

 

Thanks,

 

Don't skip any steps, here:

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=38850

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thanks for writing back. i already did the clean install. i actually did it 3 times because i got the message: 'the following codecs must be activated... mpeg-2' error.

 

i was originally doing the clean install to try to fix the 'MyDVD has encountered an error and needs to close' error, but then i got the mpeg-2 codec message. it tooks 3 times, but i finally got rid of the mpeg-2 codec error by using the Windows installer clean up utility in the first step instead of Add/Remove. (I did all steps--I didn't skip any steps.)

 

but i'm still stuck with the myDVD error. Can MyDVD handle DMSM files?

 

thanks

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Can MyDVD handle DMSM files?

 

Yes, it can handle dmsm files.

 

Open your VideoWave product, then click on the DVD icon and see if it will go on the MyDVD Express menu.

 

You could also in VideoWave do File\ Output as... Video file and choose a DVD playback, mpeg2 for DVD, best quality.

 

You shouldn't have to do that to get it on a menu in MyDVD though.

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thanks for writing back. i already did the clean install. i actually did it 3 times because i got the message: 'the following codecs must be activated... mpeg-2' error.

 

i was originally doing the clean install to try to fix the 'MyDVD has encountered an error and needs to close' error, but then i got the mpeg-2 codec message. it tooks 3 times, but i finally got rid of the mpeg-2 codec error by using the Windows installer clean up utility in the first step instead of Add/Remove. (I did all steps--I didn't skip any steps.)

 

but i'm still stuck with the myDVD error. Can MyDVD handle DMSM files?

 

thanks

 

You must have had other Roxio junk on your computer, if you got the activation message, because EMC 10's activation is hidden.

 

Since you seem to be having a multitude of problems, it would benefit you, and us, if you listed your systems specs, in your signature, similar to how I have mine listed in my signature.

 

And, to answer your question, of course MyDVD handles the .dmsm files. That is what MyDVD was designed to do.

 

Browse the fourms. You will learn a lot about the software.

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So you know the difference:

Videowave is a video editor which cuts, splits, adds transitions and video and/or audio effects.

 

MyDVD is the DVD authoring application which is for creating the actual DVD menus and burning the disc. MyDVD does have limited editing ability, but we still recommend using Videowave instead.

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thanks for writing!

 

I put my specs in my signature. And this forum and the search features are very helpful!

 

ML: You wrote: "Open your VideoWave product, then click on the DVD icon and see if it will go on the MyDVD Express menu. You could also in VideoWave do File\ Output as... Video file and choose a DVD playback, mpeg2 for DVD, best quality"

 

I followed the second piece of advice and did the Output As in Videowave. It made a .mpg file. Then I was able to open MyDVD and burn the mpg file. It worked, although some moving wmvs in my presentation weren't moving. (I changed some gifs to wmvs and inserted them as overlays). Some moved, some didn't. Also after watching on TV, I decided to tweak my presentation a bit.

 

So I tweaked my presentation and tried going again to Output As in Videowave. How long should it take? My movie is 20 minutes long. I left it overnight, but it only got to 40%. I wasn't sure if it was slow or frozen, so I did Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

 

I found an article saying what to do with rendering problems. I installed the latest Direct X from Windows, rebooted, disabled Start Up items in msconfig, rebooted, opened MyDVD from Start, Programs, etc. instead of the EMC Home Menu, made sure I had Software render (not Hardware). I chose High Quality and output as ISO. I choose to burn at speed of 4x.

 

I am burning it now and it's only at 6% after about 35 minutes. Should it be taking this long? I checked 'normalize audio'. Is that what is taking so long? Should I uncheck that?

 

Thanks,

 

 

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I am burning it now and it's only at 6% after about 35 minutes. Should it be taking this long? I checked 'normalize audio'. Is that what is taking so long? Should I uncheck that?

Thanks,

No, it shouldn't be taking that long if all you're doing is burning the video. If you're rendering and burning, then it can take that long or longer.

 

Since some of the movies are freezing, try updating the drivers for your video card either at the computer manufacturer's website or ATI. It could also be that the program is having trouble encoding some of the movies.

 

I don't know if the normalizing video is causing you the trouble or not. You're just going to have to try it both ways to see if that's the problem.

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