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Can't Encode, Burn Disc Or Iso Or Mpeg


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I have tried to find a similar problem and I have tried some of the suggested solutions.

I have a videowave-produced video with audio that I have tried to output as an MPEG2, burn to MyDVD iso file and burn to a DVD. Each time it hangs at the same point in the video. I can watch the preview which plays 3 or 4 similar clips with transitions and music. Then it begins showing a long clip and then during this same clip the video disappears and it is replaced by a graphic that says "MPEG" then it gets to the last frame of the clip, shows that, and then hangs (at about 55% complete). What comes next is a transition and a new clip. The music is a wav file which ends quite a few frames later.

 

I don't know what sort of changes to make to my file. Is this hanging point really the point in the video I should be looking at or could the hang be caused by something coming up or by something unrelated to my production?

 

 

 

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First, don't output it to anything, in VideoWave. Save your project, close VideoWave, open MyDVD, click on Add Movie, browse to the file you just saved, and bring it into MyDVD.

 

Second, do whatever you want to the menu, etc., then burn to an .iso file.

 

When you see the MPEG picture, that means it isn't re-encoding that portion of the video. That would be what you saw, when using the mpeg that you output from VideoWave.

 

Now, if it hangs at the same spot, when you encode, note the time, cancel the burn to .iso, close MyDVD, open VideoWave, and see what you have, in your production, at the time you noted the hanging. Dump whatever is there, and try again.

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What comes next is a transition and a new clip.
Is it a 3D transition? maybe your video card can't handle the processing. Try changing Videowave to 'software' render.

 

Open Videowave

Click on Tools / Options

At the top of that dialog box, click the 'dot' beside software and click OK.

 

Now try rendering. If you used a 3D transition, those will no longer be available.

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Thanks to you both for your suggestions. (I thought I posted a reply to you last night, but I don't see it there, so I am posting again.)

 

GB, I had actually already tried outputting only thru MyDVD once to a DVD and then to an iso file. Both times it hung.

 

GG, I tried your suggestion but it still hung in the same place. This is what confuses me. The place in the production where it hangs is right in the middle of a long (3 minute) clip with no transitions, text or music changes. That's where I get the MPEG screens. Then when it actually comes to a halt is right at the end of the clip. The next transition is the same as ones I had been using and which Videowave output to MPEG2 and MyDVD encoding successfully passed. I just don't know what to change at the clip?

 

I tried encoding another movie and it hung at about 3% but I haven't looked to see what it's problem could be.

 

I am using an HP Pavilion dv941 with Vista. Maybe i will try loading Roxio on an XP machine and see if that helps.

 

I have put a lot of time into composing this production. If I can't get Roxio to encode it, are there no other alternatives?

 

Thanks again for your responses.

 

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I have Easy Media Creator 9. The breadcrumb above shows Easy Media Creator Products>Creator 2009. There are 2 different Creator products under Easy Media Creator Products? So I am in the wrong place? I'm confused.

 

I am thinking about trying Windows Movie Maker. I got Roxio mainly so I could get my home movies off VHS with as much digital info as possible. My Windows-made files were sized in the KBs not the MBs. Roxio translated them into MB size. But maybe now it's time to quit doing what isn't working with Roxio and re-do my movies in Windows Movie Maker. Do you have any opinions about that idea. I haven't used Movie Maker to burn DVD's either, so I might get stuck there too.

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I have Easy Media Creator 9. The breadcrumb above shows Easy Media Creator Products>Creator 2009. There are 2 different Creator products under Easy Media Creator Products? So I am in the wrong place? I'm confused.

 

I am thinking about trying Windows Movie Maker. I got Roxio mainly so I could get my home movies off VHS with as much digital info as possible. My Windows-made files were sized in the KBs not the MBs. Roxio translated them into MB size. But maybe now it's time to quit doing what isn't working with Roxio and re-do my movies in Windows Movie Maker. Do you have any opinions about that idea. I haven't used Movie Maker to burn DVD's either, so I might get stuck there too.

 

Yeah, you posted under the wrong breadcrumb.

 

Your post is now in EMC 9 forum. I told you there was some confusion for posters. :)

 

There are more than two versions that begin with Easy Media Creator. There are actually 5...EMC 7, 7.5, 8, 9, & 10. There are actually more, if you count the Deluxe versions.

 

Roxio Creator 2009 does not start with the words Easy Media. It came out in August.

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I have Easy Media Creator 9. The breadcrumb above shows Easy Media Creator Products>Creator 2009. There are 2 different Creator products under Easy Media Creator Products? So I am in the wrong place? I'm confused.

 

I am thinking about trying Windows Movie Maker. I got Roxio mainly so I could get my home movies off VHS with as much digital info as possible. My Windows-made files were sized in the KBs not the MBs. Roxio translated them into MB size. But maybe now it's time to quit doing what isn't working with Roxio and re-do my movies in Windows Movie Maker. Do you have any opinions about that idea. I haven't used Movie Maker to burn DVD's either, so I might get stuck there too.

 

Thos VHS video arein analog not digital. To capture them no matter what program you use you will first need a capture device that is able to convert the analog siganl to digital form. I don't understand why you would want to switch to WMM since it is much more limited than Roxio. I think you should start with a small, simple project without any involved transitions and effects and see if you can create a satisfactory DVD. Then build from that with bigger projects.

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Thanks for replying. I did just jump in whole hog. I did use Roxio to convert the VHS to digital and save the 2 hours of tape into about 14 mpg files. (It ws a VHS tape of old family home movies my parents paid to have done The professionals just strung all the movies together in chronological order. I am trying to make multiple productions by pulling out similar clips (e.g., vacations, grandma's house, baby me, etc.) Using EMC9, converting took me 8 months (I won't go into the permutations of trying to get what I was told was vista-compatible software to work with vista, which it never did. I ended up using my old xp comptuter to do it.)

 

I have about 6 productions of these sets of similar clips. Since I had trouble with the decked-out production with the music and transitions (I tell you it was a Civil War-like production that would have brought tears to my mother's eyes), I tried making the DVD movie with one of the productions that consisted of only the strung-together clips (no transitions or music). I got it to output as a WMV file, but it still hung when I tried to output it as MPEG2.

 

I am only choosing MPEG2 because I read it on this forum somewhere to do that. If you have some suggestions about other material I should read before embarking on my quest to be Ken Burns, I am more than willing to do my homework. But my mom won't be around long enough for me to get a graduate degree in this stuff, so I feel a bit of time pressure.

 

 

 

Thos VHS video arein analog not digital. To capture them no matter what program you use you will first need a capture device that is able to convert the analog siganl to digital form. I don't understand why you would want to switch to WMM since it is much more limited than Roxio. I think you should start with a small, simple project without any involved transitions and effects and see if you can create a satisfactory DVD. Then build from that with bigger projects.

 

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Thanks for replying. I did just jump in whole hog. I did use Roxio to convert the VHS to digital and save the 2 hours of tape into about 14 mpg files. (It ws a VHS tape of old family home movies my parents paid to have done The professionals just strung all the movies together in chronological order. I am trying to make multiple productions by pulling out similar clips (e.g., vacations, grandma's house, baby me, etc.) Using EMC9, converting took me 8 months (I won't go into the permutations of trying to get what I was told was vista-compatible software to work with vista, which it never did. I ended up using my old xp comptuter to do it.)

 

I have about 6 productions of these sets of similar clips. Since I had trouble with the decked-out production with the music and transitions (I tell you it was a Civil War-like production that would have brought tears to my mother's eyes), I tried making the DVD movie with one of the productions that consisted of only the strung-together clips (no transitions or music). I got it to output as a WMV file, but it still hung when I tried to output it as MPEG2.

 

I am only choosing MPEG2 because I read it on this forum somewhere to do that. If you have some suggestions about other material I should read before embarking on my quest to be Ken Burns, I am more than willing to do my homework. But my mom won't be around long enough for me to get a graduate degree in this stuff, so I feel a bit of time pressure.

 

A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold only about 60 minutes of video at best quality. I would think that since the source is VHS format of old movies you would like to keep the best quality throughout your production.

 

There is no need to output to wmv at any stage since that will compress your video (with loss of quality" and then when you create your DVD that wmv video will be uncompressed (loss of quality again) and then rendered to mpeg2 (more quality loss). So if you output at any point along the way, output directly to mpeg2 (this is the format that DVDs require)

 

To what format did you originally capture the video from the VHS? What is your capture device?

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I used a Pinnacle Dazzle video capture device. I ended up with 15.5 gb worth of files for the 2 hours of VHS. I can't remember what selection I chose on the Roxio video capture software, but I ended up with .mpg files.

 

I no longer have access to my xp computer and I am trying to put these productions together on my vista-loaded laptop (2 gb of ram).

 

I keep wondering if there are so many software incompatibilities between EMC9 and vista that I should upgrade to Creator 10?

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You will probably have to rebuild (presuming you have the files on the Vista machine)

 

The problem is that project files are machine specific - they just point to where the original files were and, as they have been moved, that link is now defunct and has to be rebuilt

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