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Videowave8 creates Slideshow program at 4.9 GB - can't fix size


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I'm using Videowave 8 to create a slideshow of about 600 photos with an audiotrack of 16 mp3 songs. When I try to burn the DVD, I get an estimated file size of 4955 GB no matter what I try to do. I get the same file size when I try to burn a DVD of the same slide show without the audio files (photos only). The photos are jpeg files ranging from 100 KB to about 1.5 MB (one is 8 MB). I've got varied transitions between the photos if that makes a difference.

 

How do I fix this problem? I plan to play the show on a normal DVD player - TV screen when it is done. I cannot seem to locate a 'fit to disk' option.

 

Thanks for your help.

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You can find the "fit to disk" option under the File --> Project Settings menu in MyDVD. In lieu of usin the "fit to disk" option, I believe you might be able to get your slideshow to fit by changing the video resolution under the Default encoding settings section -- click on the Custom button to 352 x 480 . . . this should give you near-DVD quality video, and it might do the trick as far as making the file fit.

 

Not sure if this will yield better results than what pcostanza recommended, though -- you might want to try both methods to see which works the best (his method SHOULD fit just fine . . . not sure if changing the resolution to 352 x 480 will do the trick until you actually try it).

 

The lack of play was twofold - one was that our DVD player does not play DVD+R. The second was that the program did not burn the project.

 

I adjusted MyDVD as you said after sending the project from videowave to myDVD and it finally gave me a file of about 2330 GB. I am not sure why it would not do it in videowave. I am trying to burn a disc now to see if it works.

 

I tried to burn a disc image from videowave before - it got to the end of the burn and gave me an error message about the menu not being able to be completed - and closed. Argh. I think the overall issue may be that the file is big and I only have 512 MB of RAM.

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The lack of play was twofold - one was that our DVD player does not play DVD+R. The second was that the program did not burn the project.

 

I adjusted MyDVD as you said after sending the project from videowave to myDVD and it finally gave me a file of about 2330 GB. I am not sure why it would not do it in videowave. I am trying to burn a disc now to see if it works.

 

I tried to burn a disc image from videowave before - it got to the end of the burn and gave me an error message about the menu not being able to be completed - and closed. Argh. I think the overall issue may be that the file is big and I only have 512 MB of RAM.

 

You are trying to pack a lot of stuff onto a 4.7gb disc. First thing is to forget file size as far as source files as it has no bearing on the finished project size whatsoever!

 

A disc will hold about 60 minutes (3600 seconds) of video. You have 600 slides and lets' say you set a view time of 5 seconds. 600 * 5 = 3000 or 50 minutes. Of course audio and menus, transition, etc. need space too.

 

The only way you are going to get this to fit is to degrade quality by using a lower compression rate.

 

The best way to do this is to build your project in VW. Save the project and start MyDVD and import the VW project. When you are happy in MyDVD, make sure you are set to Best Quality and burn to File, ignoring the warnings.

 

Then use Disc Copier to burn the file (ISO) to disc. Allow DC to recompress as it will do just enough to make it fit and is better at it than you or I give the hit or miss selections in MyDVD.

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I'm using Videowave 8 to create a slideshow of about 600 photos with an audiotrack of 16 mp3 songs. When I try to burn the DVD, I get an estimated file size of 4955 GB no matter what I try to do. I get the same file size when I try to burn a DVD of the same lide show without the audio files (photos only). The photos are jpeg files ranging from 100 KB to abotu 1.5 MB (one is 8 MB). I've got varied transitions between the photos if that makes a difference.

 

How do I fix this problem? I plan to play the show on a normal DVD player - TV screen when it is done. I cannot seem to locate a 'fit to disk' option.

 

Thanks for your help.

I don't see it as a problem. VW is making your pictures dvd compliant so they will play on standard players. Burn the file to an image and then burn the image to dvd with Disc Copier which will transcode the file to fit on disc. I find this gives a better final quality than using the Fit to Disc.

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I don't see it as a problem. VW is making your pictures dvd compliant so they will play on standard players. Burn the file to an image and then burn the image to dvd with Disc Copier which will transcode the file to fit on disc. I find this gives a better final quality than using the Fit to Disc.

 

 

Thanks - I will give that a try.

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How do I fix this problem? I plan to play the show on a normal DVD player - TV screen when it is done. I cannot seem to locate a 'fit to disk' option.

 

You can find the "fit to disk" option under the File --> Project Settings menu in MyDVD. In lieu of usin the "fit to disk" option, I believe you might be able to get your slideshow to fit by changing the video resolution under the Default encoding settings section -- click on the Custom button to 352 x 480 . . . this should give you near-DVD quality video, and it might do the trick as far as making the file fit.

 

Not sure if this will yield better results than what pcostanza recommended, though -- you might want to try both methods to see which works the best (his method SHOULD fit just fine . . . not sure if changing the resolution to 352 x 480 will do the trick until you actually try it).

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You are trying to pack a lot of stuff onto a 4.7gb disc. First thing is to forget file size as far as source files as it has no bearing on the finished project size whatsoever!

 

A disc will hold about 60 minutes (3600 seconds) of video. You have 600 slides and lets' say you set a view time of 5 seconds. 600 * 5 = 3000 or 50 minutes. Of course audio and menus, transition, etc. need space too.

 

The only way you are going to get this to fit is to degrade quality by using a lower compression rate.

 

The best way to do this is to build your project in VW. Save the project and start MyDVD and import the VW project. When you are happy in MyDVD, make sure you are set to Best Quality and burn to File, ignoring the warnings.

 

Then use Disc Copier to burn the file (ISO) to disc. Allow DC to recompress as it will do just enough to make it fit and is better at it than you or I give the hit or miss selections in MyDVD.

 

Thanks - I actually did what you suggested - and was able to burn one disc successfully, but then no luck. Repeated hangs at encoding the file. Tried burning to iso file, but it gets to about 56% done then stops and the program hangs.

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Was finally able to burn a DVD, but it will not play on my television DVD player (a Mitsubishi). I get a message stating "wrong type of DVD"

 

I burned on to a DVD+R disc. Any suggestions?

Some set top players don't like home burned dvd's but make sure it will accept +R discs and if so, try another brand. My players like Imation better than Memorex (which they choke on).

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I tried to burn a disc image from videowave before - it got to the end of the burn and gave me an error message about the menu not being able to be completed - and closed. Argh. I think the overall issue may be that the file is big and I only have 512 MB of RAM.

Isn't the fix for this pinned to the top of the forum (Error 80004005 - Error While Encoding Menu)?

 

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Isn't the fix for this pinned to the top of the forum (Error 80004005 - Error While Encoding Menu)?

 

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Yes, I used that fix. The first burn AFTER applying that fix was the only one I could get to work. The problems I reported in my last post prior to your reply occurred AFTER applying the error 80004005 fix. Occasionally I'd get an error 80004003 message, mostly it would just hang.

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Yes, I used that fix. The first burn AFTER applying that fix was the only one I could get to work. The problems I reported in my last post prior to your reply occurred AFTER applying the error 80004005 fix. Occasionally I'd get an error 80004003 message, mostly it would just hang.

Can you just make copy ("Copy Disc"?) out of the successful one disc as the source?

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