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Very Poor DVD Quality


pcrook

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Hi

 

I can only get poor DVD quality out of My DVD.

 

I have 2 PC One with Ati card one with Geoforce Card, both quite Powwerful.(P4 3.4 and P4 Dual core 3.2)

 

I get the same result on both PC.

 

If I load Creator 7 back on and use the DVD software the same DVD comes out Great.

 

What is going Wrong.

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In "MYDVD" make sure you check the project settings in the drop down "file" menu at the top as mine defaults to "PAL" and fit to disc. If you are in the US you want "NTSC" and "Best" quality.

 

Hi I used Pal and Best, soIam still no more the wiser.

 

This is really annoying as Like My DVD and its ease of use.

 

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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I have been having the same problem :) . I have been able to fix mine after 2 weeks of playing with it :huh: . What I found is that I had an other DVD program installed by my computers manufacture that I was unaware of;

called sonicDVD an other product of roxio. This program was causing a conflect with my driver; causing a very poor burn. To which I not had before with EMC 6. Since removing sonicDVD and runing repair on EMC 8 install through the control panel add/remove - change button, I am able to get a good qual burn from EMC 8. Hope this helps, happy burning. :D

 

I have a computer with Windows Media Center also and have noticed that when using WMC to burn DVDs the computer automatically runs the sonicDVD program. What happens when you remove this program, is WMC no longer able to burn DVDs? The reason I am asking is that I may have a similar problem where when hardware encoding is selected the preview display quality is degraded compared to software encoding. DVDs burn much faster (< 2 hours versus 6) using hardware encoding, however they have distorted video.

According to the people at eVGA "The quality of the encoding is mainly based off of the software you are using to encode. System memory, CPU and the video card determine how fast the encoding will take."

 

my system

Compaq Presario SR1730Z CTO Desktop

- Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition

- AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (2.2GHz / 512KB L2 cache)

- 1000 MB DDR-400MHz SDRAM (2x512)

- 80GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive

-150GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive (just for video)

- Double Layer 16X max. DVD +/-R/RW drive

- 2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, + Front Audio Ports

- Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress HyperMemory (not used)

- eVGA 256-P2-N423-LX Geforce 7300LE 512MB(256MB On-Board) 64-bit GDDR2

PCI Express x16 Video Card

- Integrated 5.1 Capable Sound w/ Front Audio ports

- Compaq Keyboard & Scroller Mouse

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Have you tried burning a DVD with WMCE turned off? I know that other people have had issues with WMCE.
Turned off? IS there something about my new computer I need to know? LOL As far as I can tell, the WMC interface is like a separate application that you run. It does not run at boot up.
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I have been having the same problem :) . I have been able to fix mine after 2 weeks of playing with it :huh: . What I found is that I had an other DVD program installed by my computers manufacture that I was unaware of;

called sonicDVD an other product of roxio. This program was causing a conflect with my driver; causing a very poor burn. To which I not had before with EMC 6. Since removing sonicDVD and runing repair on EMC 8 install through the control panel add/remove - change button, I am able to get a good qual burn from EMC 8. Hope this helps, happy burning. :D

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Have you updated the drivers for those cards recently? If not, do so. V8 assigns some rendering to the cards as opposed to V7/7.5 which used the software to render.

 

In MyDVD or VideoWave, go to tools/options. Is the dot near hardware or software? Run the test. Does the dot stay in the same place? Some people have reported better quality using the software mode. It is slower and you will not have all the transitions available to you. (none of the 3D ones).

 

Also if you stay with hardware mode, adjust those cards for best performance rather than appearance. This may also help some.

 

Hi

I can only get poor DVD quality out of My DVD.

I have 2 PC One with Ati card one with Geoforce Card, both quite Powwerful.(P4 3.4 and P4 Dual core 3.2)

I get the same result on both PC.

If I load Creator 7 back on and use the DVD software the same DVD comes out Great.

What is going Wrong.

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Change my settings to Software Encode and did the DVD again.

 

It came out Great, quality Just Like EMC 7.

 

So why is This?

 

 

PS - Just to make sure I did another DVD in Hardware, Rubbish quality, same DVD again in software mode, Quality Great.

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PCROOK,

 

You did not list your computer specs but it souinds like you need updated Video drivers or (hopefully not) a whole new Video card. Many users of EMC8 have faced this issue. I think if you post your system specs, we will find your answer, especially since you received the quality you needed by rendering with software.

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Spec

 

Intel Pentium D 940 Processor

 

2 x 3.2GHz, 800MHz FSB

 

2048MB DDR2 RAM

 

360GB Hard Disk Drive

 

300GB Hard Drive

 

250GB External Hard drive

 

Multi Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive

 

512MB nVidia 7600GS Graphics

 

Windows Media Center

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Hi

 

I can only get poor DVD quality out of My DVD.

 

I have 2 PC One with Ati card one with Geoforce Card, both quite Powwerful.(P4 3.4 and P4 Dual core 3.2)

 

I get the same result on both PC.

 

If I load Creator 7 back on and use the DVD software the same DVD comes out Great.

 

What is going Wrong.

 

The quality of a burned production in version 7 and version 7.5 is better than what you get out of version 8. But, what quality setting did you use in version 8? If you used Best quality, it should still come out pretty nice looking.

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That's certainly enough computer. Make sure that you have the latest video drivers (I think that is the correct one.) Have you tried burning a DVD with WMCE turned off? I know that other people have had issues with WMCE.

 

Spec

 

Intel Pentium D 940 Processor

 

2 x 3.2GHz, 800MHz FSB

 

2048MB DDR2 RAM

 

360GB Hard Disk Drive

 

300GB Hard Drive

 

250GB External Hard drive

 

Multi Format Dual Layer DVD RW Drive

 

512MB nVidia 7600GS Graphics

 

Windows Media Center

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