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I've made several (OK, six) attempts to create a slideshow w/audio track and then put the results on a DVD. It all looks fine in preview and the dialog with the computer, including encoding feedback, seems normal through the burning process but after the program reports that the task is "100%" nothing has been burned on the disk. Is it just a matter of perseverance or am I possibly missing something/failing to provide adequate instructions?

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I've made several (OK, six) attempts to create a slideshow w/audio track and then put the results on a DVD. It all looks fine in preview and the dialog with the computer, including encoding feedback, seems normal through the burning process but after the program reports that the task is "100%" nothing has been burned on the disk. Is it just a matter of perseverance or am I possibly missing something/failing to provide adequate instructions?

 

You are using My DVD I assume?

 

Don't burn to a disc at this stage, instead create an ".iso" file/image which you can then burn onto a disc at a separate step with creator. Make sure you remember where you are storing the .iso file.

 

Use an RW disc if you have one to test ....

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You are using My DVD I assume?

 

Don't burn to a disc at this stage, instead create an ".iso" file/image which you can then burn onto a disc at a separate step with creator. Make sure you remember where you are storing the .iso file.

 

Use an RW disc if you have one to test ....

 

I appreciate your assistance and advice, Syrallas.

 

I can report that I've tried your suggestion about six times now...that is, store .iso and try to burn that in a separate operation. Unfortunately results are the same...no recording made even though dialog with program looks as I would expect it to and entire encoding ('movie," menu," "recording menu") proceeds over about a 10 minute (250 Mb movie/slideshow) but the disc drive does not power up during this period and, at the "100%" signal, when the disc is removed, Voila! Nothing has been burned to the disc.

 

I have recorded other DVDs on this drive and I can play every one I try so I thinking it's not a drive problem.

 

When I get to the screen which carries the "burn to disc," "create image file, or " folder" I find that clicking on the "Burn to disk" box truns off the "Burn" box at the bottom of that page and even after dive is identified the "Burn" box never becomes becomes active again. I also note that the dialog in the burn to disc (top) section of the page does not seem to "see" the drive...maintaining that the drive is empty until the "burn" icon on the toolbar is clicked.

 

I will proceed now to verify that the XP program I'm using is up-to-date and keep trying to discover whatever it is that I'm missing.

 

Burning slideshows to a DVD is step#2 in an effort to digitize about 20,000 slides - aproject which is aground until I can master the burning process.

 

Tks, again.

 

FNH

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no recording made even though dialog with program looks as I would expect it to and entire encoding ('movie," menu," "recording menu") proceeds over about a 10 minute (250 Mb movie/slideshow) but the disc drive does not power up during this period and, at the "100%" signal, when the disc is removed, Voila! Nothing has been burned to the disc.

 

Put one of these disc's in a DVD Drive, open my computer, right click on the drive, click properties, what does it say about the disc, file system, used space, free space, and capacity?

 

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Put one of these disc's in a DVD Drive, open my computer, right click on the drive, click properties, what does it say about the disc, file system, used space, free space, and capacity?

 

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Digital Guru:

 

OK, I've tried several discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) and all read the same in "Properties." Blank discs indicate "0 bytes" in both "used" and "free" columns but the disc is color-coded "Used" (blue). In the case of discs which are not blank but contain some recording the used space shows up as "x bytes" and free space as 0 bytes but the entire disc is again color-coded blue (used).

 

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Digital Guru:

 

OK, I've tried several discs (DVD-R and DVD+R) and all read the same in "Properties." Blank discs indicate "0 bytes" in both "used" and "free" columns but the disc is color-coded "Used" (blue). In the case of discs which are not blank but contain some recording the used space shows up as "x bytes" and free space as 0 bytes but the entire disc is again color-coded blue (used).

 

FNH

 

The way you explained above, something isn't right? Look at the examples below and try that again, file system, used space, free space, and capacity?

 

This is a empty disc...

 

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This is a full DL disc...

 

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The way you explained above, something isn't right? Look at the examples below and try that again, file system, used space, free space, and capacity?

 

This is a empty disc...

 

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This is a full DL disc...

 

post-97-1234129700.png

 

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I get the same stats as described by the OP for a blank +R DVD disc.

I think you used a RW disc.

 

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I get the same stats as described by the OP for a blank +R DVD disc.

I think you used a RW disc.

 

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Your graphics are certainly convincing but I've now tried my empty DVD-R disc in four different computers (this one and three others, two desktops and two laptops) and all give the same properties. I'm not sure where the disconnect is but perhaps there's something wrong with the discs. Maybe something will occur to me if I keep at it.

 

Tks, FNH

 

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Your graphics are certainly convincing but I've now tried my empty DVD-R disc in four different computers (this one and three others, two desktops and two laptops) and all give the same properties. I'm not sure where the disconnect is but perhaps there's something wrong with the discs. Maybe something will occur to me if I keep at it.

 

Tks, FNH

 

Whos graphics "are convincing"? I am showing exactly what you described for an empty disc and as far as I know that is what you should be seeing. cdanteek seems to be looking at a RW DVD and a DL DVD and the stats maybe different there.

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Try this, what do you show?

 

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cd:

 

When I insert a DVD-R with data recorded the disc information is correct as to sessions, space used, etc. When I insert a blank DVD-R the information is "no disc." I tried several blanks and the results are the same.

 

FNH

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I can report that I've tried your suggestion about six times now...that is, store .iso and try to burn that in a separate operation. Unfortunately results are the same...no recording made even though dialog with program looks as I would expect it to and entire encoding ('movie," menu," "recording menu") proceeds over about a 10 minute (250 Mb movie/slideshow) but the disc drive does not power up during this period and, at the "100%" signal, when the disc is removed, Voila! Nothing has been burned to the disc.

I have recorded other DVDs on this drive and I can play every one I try so I thinking it's not a drive problem.

 

 

FNH

 

cd:

 

When I insert a DVD-R with data recorded the disc information is correct as to sessions, space used, etc.

 

FNH

 

So what program are you using when you "recorded other DVDs ... and I can play every one I try"? Not Roxio, correct?

 

When you use Roxio to burn the .iso, you don't get "a DVD-R with data recorded the disc information is correct as to sessions, space used, etc. " do you?

 

I just want to make sure that you are saying no program in Roxio gives you burned data you can read on your discs....

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So what program are you using when you "recorded other DVDs ... and I can play every one I try"? Not Roxio, correct?

 

When you use Roxio to burn the .iso, you don't get "a DVD-R with data recorded the disc information is correct as to sessions, space used, etc. " do you?

 

I just want to make sure that you are saying no program in Roxio gives you burned data you can read on your discs....

 

Syrallas:

 

The DVD-R discs I've burned were all done with Nero 6. I was trying to create a slideshow with an audio track but that program is apparently not capable, so the discs I made had either the slideshow or the audio but not both.

 

I purchased roxio Creator 2009 on the assurance from the duty expert at Best Buy that it was capable of doing the slideshow w/audio. So far I've been able to burn NOTHING to disc with it.

 

Thanks for your continuing interest.

 

FNH

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