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Jim_Hardin

Videowave And Mydvd

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When using VideoWave and MyDVD, two common questions that come up are those that have "lost my pictures" and those that want to edit using multiple Suites on multiple PCs.

 

As luck would have, we can address both 'problems' the same way.

 

I am going to build a DVD with pictures and video of Thanksgiving and Christmas from 2007 (yes it has been 9+ months) The plan is for a three menu button DVD. One each for the Thanksgiving and Christmas picture slideshows and another for the Christmas video.

 

We will also assume a normal workflow of VideoWave followed by MyDVD and Label Creator.

 

What I am going to describe is one way of doing this. If you see a different way or variations that would suite you better, then do it your way.

 

The "trick" I suggest is to create a Folder for the Project and place everything we need in that Folder.

 

I start by creating a folder in the Root of my C:\ drive – "2007 Thanksgiving & Christmas"

 

I add to that folder the captured video file, as well as the still pictures I have for the 2 events. These were stored on another drive so I copy them over to my Project folder. It looks like this now:

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I created 3 Projects in VideoWave:

  • 2007 Thanksgiving Slides.dmsm (slideshow)
  • 2007 Christmas Slides.dmsm (slideshow)
  • 2007 Christmas Movie.dmsm (video)

As I create each one in VideoWave, I Save the project. Only instead of allowing the default, My Documents, location for the dmsm files, I point it to my Project folder.

 

I do the same with the dmsd file in MyDVD so that when I am done, my Project folder is filling up:

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Some will notice the "snowing_main.jpg"… That was the background in MyDVD so I snagged a copy of it in MyDVD to use with Label Creator so the same Theme is present across the whole Project.

 

Also note that the jwl file from Label Creator was put in there. If there were Sound Editor projects used then the dmse files would also be in there.

 

After the burning and printing is done I have everything connected with that Project in one neat little folder. But the pictures and video clip may be of use in other projects so those files are also located in other places on my hard drives.

 

But if I needed Portability while I was working or have save it to another place for storage I can do both because everything connected to the project is in one place…

 

For example, I have copied the Project folder to a portable HD and deleted it from my C:\ drive.

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At a later time I need to open it in MyDVD. I select File – Open Project and navigate to that folder to select the dmsd file there.

 

Of course it is going to throw a fit and give you a Project Validation error screen.

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Click on the "Go to Error" button and it will present you with another 'I can't' screen…

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Click on Browse and point it to the folder location. And you are up and running!

 

VideoWave and Label Creator will be less fussy about this but the key in all cases is to use File – Open Project to reach the correct project file.

 

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Thanks ml: I altered the Topic Title & Topic Description as well as the first sentence. Does that improve the meaning?

Just got back from the hardware store, the relief valve on my 15 month old water heater, relieved itself this morning! Basement is drying out… :angry2:

That definitely makes it clearer.

 

I wonder if you could get a second relief valve under that 6 year warranty. If the first one failed after 15 months, the second one might fail too....... Of course, you'd have to store it somewhere where you'd be able to find it in 15 months. Finding the backup part when we need the part is one of our failings.

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That definitely makes it clearer.

 

I wonder if you could get a second relief valve under that 6 year warranty. If the first one failed after 15 months, the second one might fail too....... Of course, you'd have to store it somewhere where you'd be able to find it in 15 months. Finding the backup part when we need the part is one of our failings.

My plan exactly. I'll hang it on the inlet pipe. I will call Helpful Hal on Monday.

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