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encoding freezes

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I've done a lot of reading and followed a lot of suggestions. I still have the DVD project from h***.

 

I've uploaded drivers to fix one menu problem. The letter now appear in the text box. Yet, adding text to a slide froze the program when I saved the text. I'd have to leave the program and return.

 

I've saved an .iso to my 120 GB hard drive and copied to disc. The video is fine and just did't get the chapter menus to show up on the dvd. I got an error trying to abort message.

 

I've purchased a 120 GB external hard drive to store all my avi files and productions.

 

I've cleared out cleared out and defragged my hard drive to get over 15 MB

 

I've used all relevant hot fixes.

 

I now get the program to freeze up all the time at different times for each interation; 2 - 4 hours into process.

 

I'd like some help understanding what is encoding and what files are being created to make the final DVD.

It might help shed light what would create my PC to freeze up all the time.

 

here's my system:

 

Windows XP 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2

2.1MHz AMD anthlon processor

¾ gig memory

37 GB WDC hard drive; 15 MB free space that is defragged

GeForce 4 TI – 4200 w/ 128 Meg driver version 3/9/2006

 

Western digital 120 GB external hard drive USB 2.0

 

 

Thanks

 

James

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I've done a lot of reading and followed a lot of suggestions. I still have the DVD project from h***.

 

I've uploaded drivers to fix one menu problem. The letter now appear in the text box. Yet, adding text to a slide froze the program when I saved the text. I'd have to leave the program and return.

 

I've saved an .iso to my 120 GB hard drive and copied to disc. The video is fine and just did't get the chapter menus to show up on the dvd. I got an error trying to abort message.

 

I've purchased a 120 GB external hard drive to store all my avi files and productions.

 

I've cleared out cleared out and defragged my hard drive to get over 15 MB

 

I've used all relevant hot fixes.

 

I now get the program to freeze up all the time at different times for each interation; 2 - 4 hours into process.

 

I'd like some help understanding what is encoding and what files are being created to make the final DVD.

It might help shed light what would create my PC to freeze up all the time.

 

here's my system:

 

Windows XP 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2

2.1MHz AMD anthlon processor

¾ gig memory

37 GB WDC hard drive; 15 MB free space that is defragged

GeForce 4 TI – 4200 w/ 128 Meg driver version 3/9/2006

 

Western digital 120 GB external hard drive USB 2.0

Thanks

 

James

 

Make sure that your video card drivers are the latest. That is an old card.

 

Also make sure that you are updated to DirectX 9.0c. You may have that already with the SP2 installed, but you should check, anyway. Go to Start/Run, and type in dxdiag. After it loads, you should see the version number.

 

Your computer processor is on the low end, but it should work. You should free up more space on your hard drive, if possible, because you are getting down to close to 10% of your hard drive being free space. That too, can cause problems.

 

If you have enabled your folder options to show hidden files, then go to Documents and Settings/"your name"/Local Settings, and clear out the Temp folder and the Temporary Internet Files folder.

 

BTW, "your name" is the name that you are logged in as.

 

One other thing. If you have built any productions in VideoWave, you may have to delete the proxy files. You can do it through VideoWave, under Tools/Options, I think. I don't have version 8 installed on the computer that I am using for this post, so I can't remember the exact sequence. Someone else should drop in to steer us in the right direction on this.

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Your right Bruce it's under tools / options opens a new window and you'll see the clear button.

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Your right Bruce it's under tools / options opens a new window and you'll see the clear button.

 

Thanks, Alan. My computer, with version 8 on it, is a little over 1,000 miles from here, and I can't remember everything. :)

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I'm wondering if this might not be a memory problem.To be more specific a page file problem.If it's right and there's only 15Mb free then that's only about .5% free space (I think my math is close).With that little bit on the C drive I could see there either being a virtual memory problem or just a problem when it's trying to write temporary files.Maybe I'm way off on this.Bruce definately knows way more about video work than I do.

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I'm wondering if this might not be a memory problem.To be more specific a page file problem.If it's right and there's only 15Mb free then that's only about .5% free space (I think my math is close).With that little bit on the C drive I could see there either being a virtual memory problem or just a problem when it's trying to write temporary files.Maybe I'm way off on this.Bruce definately knows way more about video work than I do.

 

I think he meant 15GB on drive space, which is still real low, as I mentioned in my post. I am not sure that his computer would even boot up with 15MB of free space left. :)

 

We will have to wait until he posts back.

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