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Refreshment of MyDVD source files


Jack In GA
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The Problem:


I have noticed that any subsequent changes made to the original VideoWave dmsm files are not reflected in the saved MyDVD dmsd file when it is reopened for use.


The Background:


Since doing a good size DVD project is a lot like building a house in that you are never finished, but just eventually stop working on it, how often have you thought you have everything perfect only to discover when reviewing a trial copy that there are some things that need fixing?

Happens to me a lot.

I usually burn the DVD to an *.iso file and view it on a virtual disk. This saves wasting real DVDs. If everything is acceptable, then I use 2010 to burn the actual physical discs.

After going back to the VideoWave files and making changes or corrections and then saving the file, when I pull the MyDVD file up which uses the dmsm file as a source, none of the changes made in the source files are incorporated.

What I Am Asking:


Is this normal? Is there a way to update/refresh the dmsd file without having to start building the MyDVD menu from scratch? Edited by Jack In GA
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Not what one would expect it to work, but it is the way Roxio chose to do it…

 

This may help – Here

 

Thanks Guru. I am remiss in not responding sooner, but I appreciate your work around advice. After reviewing one of my recent video discs, I see something that needs changing. I made the change in VideoWave, and since this is a big file, I will try your suggestion, if my system ever gets through saving the file!

 

For big files, the Roxio Save function sure does take a long, long time. I have never understood why this is so, except that the total file must be being saved in its entirety as opposed to just the changes. There is probably a good reason for this, but it sure is clunky from the point of view of a user.

 

Again I appreciate your insight and your help.

 

Merry HO HO!

 

 

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Thanks Guru. I am remiss in not responding sooner, but I appreciate your work around advice. After reviewing one of my recent video discs, I see something that needs changing. I made the change in VideoWave, and since this is a big file, I will try your suggestion, if my system ever gets through saving the file!

 

For big files, the Roxio Save function sure does take a long, long time. I have never understood why this is so, except that the total file must be being saved in its entirety as opposed to just the changes. There is probably a good reason for this, but it sure is clunky from the point of view of a user.

 

Again I appreciate your insight and your help.

 

Merry HO HO!

 

How big is the file that Roxio saves? It should only take a few seconds.

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How big is the file that Roxio saves? It should only take a few seconds.

 

The file which I modified by changing two words in an internal text track picture and resaved was 2,193KB for the *.dmsm file and 2,010 for the *.dat file.

 

It took around 20 to 25 minutes to save this file. I used the "Save" command, not the "Save As..." command in VideoWave. The file size does make a slight difference but on this computer Save times can run as long as 20-30 minutes.

 

I am running

 

Vista 32 bit Home Premium (Service Pack 2; build 6002)

 

with a

 

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 video card (PhysX GPU acceleration enabled)which has 1024MB dedicated video memory and 1278MB shared system memory

 

on an

 

HP Pavilion a1747c Athlon64 X2 2.4GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HDD 1.5TB HDD

 

just in case there is something here that one needs to know to better respond. The system runs fine in general. The video files are generally accessed and saved to the second Seagate 1.5TB HDD, which runs well in all other respects.

 

When I initiate a Save command in VideoWave, for all intents and purposes the computer is locked up for about 20-30 minutes. Initially, the "busy circle" mouse pointer appears and disappears after about 30 seconds to be replaced by the standard mouse pointer which remains active.

 

However, I cannot minimize or otherwise affect the Roxio display. One can access the start button and run other programs from there, but one does not generally have access to the desktop, if the Save was initiated with Roxio Creator 2010 at full screen.

 

 

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That is a pretty nice PC and considering that dmsm and dat files don't even have a single frame of video in them… that is a long time!

 

I have had it happen and it usually takes a reboot to get it back to normal. Might be a good idea to defrag too.

 

One bottleneck could be if you are drawing any of the sources across a network??? I often store files on one of my other PC's and one had a wireless card which slows down the whole system! (been meaning to plug in a network cable)

 

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