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I am a relative newcomer to Creator 10 and I am having difficulty burning a DVD with the title screen and chapter menus I've created in my project. The Project appears fine in MyDVD "Preview" but after I burn to a disk using MyDVD, it cannot be read by a standard DVD player. I am pretty sure it is a file format issue.

 

How I got here:

 

I copied a lengthy VHS tape onto several DVDs and transferred those to my hard drive in .VOB formats (when I access the files within EMC10 it shows two movies??)

 

Since apparently MyDVD cannot handle this format I converted them (Video Copy and Convert) to .wmv format which worked in EMC10 MyDVD just fine.

 

I concatenated the video files, added my title screen, chapters, chapter menu, etc. and saved as a Project. So far so good. Preview works great.

 

When I save the project to disk within MyDVD - the disk cannot be read by my standard DVD player. I assume that it is saving the project in the original formats (.wmv) (Is there a better format?)

 

When I save to a file using MyDVD - and then use Video Copy and Convert to copy to a DVD (DVD format) I get the video/audio fine - but no titles, chapters, etc.

 

I assume it is a file format issue - but not sure where to go from here.

 

Any suggestions??? :huh:

 

I have:

Easy Media Creator 10 (build 112B26A ENU) bought from Costco

Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1)

Dell Inspiron 1525 Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 1.60 GHz 2.0 GB RAM 32-bit

Drive - TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-L632H ATA

 

 

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I am a relative newcomer to Creator 10 and I am having difficulty burning a DVD with the title screen and chapter menus I've created in my project. The Project appears fine in MyDVD "Preview" but after I burn to a disk using MyDVD, it cannot be read by a standard DVD player. I am pretty sure it is a file format issue.

 

How I got here:

 

I copied a lengthy VHS tape onto several DVDs and transferred those to my hard drive in .VOB formats (when I access the files within EMC10 it shows two movies??)

 

Since apparently MyDVD cannot handle this format I converted them (Video Copy and Convert) to .wmv format which worked in EMC10 MyDVD just fine.

 

I concatenated the video files, added my title screen, chapters, chapter menu, etc. and saved as a Project. So far so good. Preview works great.

 

When I save the project to disk within MyDVD - the disk cannot be read by my standard DVD player. I assume that it is saving the project in the original formats (.wmv) (Is there a better format?)

 

When I save to a file using MyDVD - and then use Video Copy and Convert to copy to a DVD (DVD format) I get the video/audio fine - but no titles, chapters, etc.

 

I assume it is a file format issue - but not sure where to go from here.

 

Any suggestions??? :huh:

 

I have:

Easy Media Creator 10 (build 112B26A ENU) bought from Costco

Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1)

Dell Inspiron 1525 Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 1.60 GHz 2.0 GB RAM 32-bit

Drive - TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-L632H ATA

Why don't you try bringing your .vob files into videowave, perform all editing, then save as Project 1. Open MyDVD, bring Project 1 into MyDVD, add all menus, chapters, titles, etc. Save as Production One. Then click burn, only check the second box -- save disc image file, and create an .iso image. Once that's done, right click your .iso, burn w/ creator and tell us what happened.

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I am a relative newcomer to Creator 10 and I am having difficulty burning a DVD with the title screen and chapter menus I've created in my project. The Project appears fine in MyDVD "Preview" but after I burn to a disk using MyDVD, it cannot be read by a standard DVD player. I am pretty sure it is a file format issue.

 

How I got here:

 

I copied a lengthy VHS tape onto several DVDs and transferred those to my hard drive in .VOB formats (when I access the files within EMC10 it shows two movies??)

 

Since apparently MyDVD cannot handle this format I converted them (Video Copy and Convert) to .wmv format which worked in EMC10 MyDVD just fine.

 

I concatenated the video files, added my title screen, chapters, chapter menu, etc. and saved as a Project. So far so good. Preview works great.

 

When I save the project to disk within MyDVD - the disk cannot be read by my standard DVD player. I assume that it is saving the project in the original formats (.wmv) (Is there a better format?)

 

When I save to a file using MyDVD - and then use Video Copy and Convert to copy to a DVD (DVD format) I get the video/audio fine - but no titles, chapters, etc.

 

I assume it is a file format issue - but not sure where to go from here.

 

Any suggestions??? :huh:

 

I have:

Easy Media Creator 10 (build 112B26A ENU) bought from Costco

Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1)

Dell Inspiron 1525 Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 1.60 GHz 2.0 GB RAM 32-bit

Drive - TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-L632H ATA

 

myDVD has no problem accepting vob files from DVDs. What do you mean by "when I access the files within EMC10 it shows two movies"?

 

Converting the vob files to wmv should not be necessary and will result in loss of quality.

 

BTW how long is your project in time? A standard DVD will only hold 60 minutes of video at best quality which is really what you want to use as you are coming from VHS and have already done one compression cycle on the video.

 

When you burn your project to a DVD it is always converted to DVD compliant mpg format (which is actually the same as the vob files format). In fact if you were to change the vob extension to mpg, myDVD might accept ypur files.

 

Video Copy & Convert do not use the menus and chapters you created in myDVD.

 

When you save "save" do you mean burn?

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myDVD has no problem accepting vob files from DVDs. What do you mean by "when I access the files within EMC10 it shows two movies"?

 

Converting the vob files to wmv should not be necessary and will result in loss of quality.

 

BTW how long is your project in time? A standard DVD will only hold 60 minutes of video at best quality which is really what you want to use as you are coming from VHS and have already done one compression cycle on the video.

 

When you burn your project to a DVD it is always converted to DVD compliant mpg format (which is actually the same as the vob files format). In fact if you were to change the vob extension to mpg, myDVD might accept ypur files.

 

Video Copy & Convert do not use the menus and chapters you created in myDVD.

 

When you save "save" do you mean burn?

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I tried your suggestion of using the VOB files.

 

When I am in MyDVD and select "Add new movie" and navigate to the file directory that holds the files for one of the DVDs that I am working with, there are 8 files: 2 each .IFO files, and 6 each .VOB files. It appears that no matter which file I select the My DVD screen then gives me the option to select 2 moves of the same size. (Movie 1 and Movie 2). When I select either movie the Preview screen changes to reflect the selected movie. I then select Movie in the preview screen and select "Edit the movie". I wait until the movie loads and then select the "Trim" icon (scissors) and the system "hourglasses" and never moves to the trim screen.

 

When I used the converted windows file format the trim screen came up fairly quickly.

 

Am I missing something? I would like to use the VOB files.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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Read Post #2 again. Use VideoWave, not MyDVD, to edit your movies. Bring in all of the .vob files.

 

I did as you suggested. Selected all of the files from within VideoWave 10. Selected both of the resulting movies. After the movie loads I select the trim icon and waited - and waited. A half hour later I closed it down - no luck.

 

Any further thoughts?

 

Your help is appreciated.

 

 

 

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I did as you suggested. Selected all of the files from within VideoWave 10. Selected both of the resulting movies. After the movie loads I select the trim icon and waited - and waited. A half hour later I closed it down - no luck.

 

Any further thoughts?

 

Your help is appreciated.

Are you trimming in MyDVD or Videowave? If MyDVD, why?

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jtweeks is trinning in Videowave as he posted although does not make a difference, the "trim" should behave the same way.

When he said "Selected both of the resulting movies. After the movie loads I select the trim icon" I assumed he meant that he selected the resulting movies he created w/ Videowave and loaded them to MyDVD to trim.

 

I'd just like to see what would happen if he uses MYDVD only for burning. Maybe that's what he did.

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I did as you suggested. Selected all of the files from within VideoWave 10. Selected both of the resulting movies. After the movie loads I select the trim icon and waited - and waited. A half hour later I closed it down - no luck.

 

Any further thoughts?

 

Your help is appreciated.

 

I asked twice already but you have not answered. How long in time is each of the movies?

 

Also there is no need to bring in all of the VOB files, just select the one that looks like this "VTS_01_1.VOB" the other will "follow"

 

Just bring in one movie at a time for now.

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I hope these pictures with help confirm the steps in VideoWave!

 

Add Photo/Video

Select any VOB:

post-39730-1222259261.jpg

 

 

Now Pick the one(s) you want:

post-39730-1222259266.jpg

 

 

Select a clip and click Trim

 

The Video Trimmer should appear:

post-39730-1222259272.jpg

 

 

But as Walt mentioned, if you have a long, long clip, it will take time!

 

Yes - I am following the same steps that you illustrated. But my file sizes are quite large - the movies both show 1:01:37

 

After loading when I select the scissors icon to remove some extraneous footage I wait an extended period and then when nothing appeared to change (after a half hour or so) I click the screen header and get the message ("VideoWave 10 is not responding")

 

I would show pictures but I am not sure how to add them via attachments as you have.

 

Anyway - perhaps an hour-long video is too large for the system to handle in this format.

 

 

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Yes - I am following the same steps that you illustrated. But my file sizes are quite large - the movies both show 1:01:37

 

After loading when I select the scissors icon to remove some extraneous footage I wait an extended period and then when nothing appeared to change (after a half hour or so) I click the screen header and get the message ("VideoWave 10 is not responding")

 

I would show pictures but I am not sure how to add them via attachments as you have.

 

Anyway - perhaps an hour-long video is too large for the system to handle in this format.

 

After starting VW and loading your 2 movies but before you start trimming, could you start the Task Manager and check in the Processes if VCGProxyFilemanager is running in the processes? If yes, is it taking up a majority of the CPU cycles? If yes then end the process (ignore warning) and see if the trimmimg goes any faster. The program may take some time to respond at this stage. The ProxyManager seems to take over and extracts the audio from your video file; this process takes a long time especially if you have added the 2 1 hour movies.

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Yes - I am following the same steps that you illustrated. But my file sizes are quite large - the movies both show 1:01:37

 

After loading when I select the scissors icon to remove some extraneous footage I wait an extended period and then when nothing appeared to change (after a half hour or so) I click the screen header and get the message ("VideoWave 10 is not responding")

 

I would show pictures but I am not sure how to add them via attachments as you have.

 

Anyway - perhaps an hour-long video is too large for the system to handle in this format.

Long mpeg clips suck the life out of all but the most high end PCs!

 

But when a program is not responding then no amount of RAM or CPU will bring it back!

 

Time for the Clean Install – Here

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Guys,

 

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I tried the deleting the process for the task manager myguggi suggested and then I tried the clean install suggestion from Jim. Neither allowed me to "trim" my video (the program quickly reverted to "not responding") so I have to believe Jim when he says that large files need large computers.

 

But I then come back to one of my original questions - and that is - does the format of file I choose to convert the .vob to - have any impact on my ability to add chapters, title screen, etc.

 

When I created a project using a converted file WMV9 format (via ConvertVideo) - it appeared to work fine in VideoWave. I was able to trim, add a title screen, chapters, etc. and view the preview.

 

But when I burned it to a DVD using the MyDVD tool, I get the trimmed video fine, but none of the title screen, chapters, etc.

 

Is this a function of the format I am converting from - or am I just a newbee and this is a case of user error??

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Guys,

 

Thanks for all of your suggestions. I tried the deleting the process for the task manager myguggi suggested and then I tried the clean install suggestion from Jim. Neither allowed me to "trim" my video (the program quickly reverted to "not responding") so I have to believe Jim when he says that large files need large computers.

 

But I then come back to one of my original questions - and that is - does the format of file I choose to convert the .vob to - have any impact on my ability to add chapters, title screen, etc.

 

When I created a project using a converted file WMV9 format (via ConvertVideo) - it appeared to work fine in VideoWave. I was able to trim, add a title screen, chapters, etc. and view the preview.

 

But when I burned it to a DVD using the MyDVD tool, I get the trimmed video fine, but none of the title screen, chapters, etc.

 

Is this a function of the format I am converting from - or am I just a newbee and this is a case of user error??

 

 

Title screen and chapters are added in myDVD or maybe I don't understand what you mean by Title screen and chapters.

 

I have never converted any vob or wmv file - I always add them without any problem in Videowave or myDVD. I regularly trim 90 minute wmv files in Videowave without much problem. There is an initial "slowdown" but after ending the Proxyfilemanager process via Task Manager things quicly return to normal.

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You are correct. I started a new project and added the second and third movie file (all .VOB) with no difficulty. However the first disk continues to be a problem. When I try to add it to the rest, it loads but refuses to open when I try to trim it (as before).

 

I then figured that perhaps there was something about the 1st disk's recording that was corrupting the process, so I re-recorded the VHS tape to a new DVD. However, with the second I cannot get VideoWave 10 to recognize the movie. I can play the movie on CinePlayer and Windows Media Player- but when I attempt to add it to a project, I get a message "No movie selected". I select one of the files or all of them and still get the same message.

 

I feel better now, because at least I know that the EM Creator program is installed correctly and all the features work (since I was able load the other two disks and was able to trim them as desired).

 

The "title screen" and "chapters" that I referred to before are called "Menu Styles" and "Chapters" within MyDVD.

 

Should I try again to re-record the first VHS recording? Or is there something else I should try. I'm getting frustrated. (Does the new version - 2009 - offer anything new in this area?)

 

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Well - I came up with a kind of a solution.

 

I created a project with all of the videos cancatenated including the problem one. Remember my issue was that I couldn't trim the first section.

 

I then saved the whole project as a DVD file. Once this was done I was able to trim it as I needed to and finish the rest of the project (adding a theme and chapters).

 

Now I am trying to burn a DVD.

 

However when I try save this either in a "fit to disk" setting it goes thru the entire burn process and then errors that there is not enough room - even though the program earlier indicated 4700.4 MB available on the disk and the project has 4446.9 MB. The error message reads "Destination drive does not have enough space. Error while Burning Image."

 

The content is then on the disk - but none of the chapter settings or the menu theme.

 

I even tried using the lowest quality setting (EP) which brings the project down to 3329.5 MB. But I got the same error message.

 

Any suggestions? :huh:

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Burn using High Quality and the appropriate Disc size based on length in time of your project (4.7gb for under one hour, or 8.5gb for more than 1 hour but less than 2 hours).

 

I thought that if I chose a lower quality burn (EP versus HQ) that I could fit it all on a disk (the quality of the original is poor so it would not be too degraded in the end).

 

As it turns out the total recording is a little over 2 hours. So I guess I need to trim it some and then try to add the theme and chapters.

 

Thanks for the advise.

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I thought that if I chose a lower quality burn (EP versus HQ) that I could fit it all on a disk (the quality of the original is poor so it would not be too degraded in the end).

 

As it turns out the total recording is a little over 2 hours. So I guess I need to trim it some and then try to add the theme and chapters.

 

Thanks for the advise.

 

Even if you do trim it "some" it will propably still be "too long".

Why not simply create a 2 DVD project and keep the best quality.

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