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Computer Crashes when burning to DVD


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HELP! I created a video using "editing advanced" menu choice. I saved the file (it is found in my videos as a dsm file). Then, I open My DVD and am trying to burn the video to a dvd. I've tried, DVD -R, +R. I've tried "high quality" and "fit to screen", I've been trying it at the slowest speed 4x.

 

I recently burned one video clip (lasting about 1 min) and it worked. Now this video is several clips lasting 30 mins. The program is in the "encoding movie" mode and has gotten to 32% when the video slows and then my computer screen goes blank, with no way to retrieve the screen (need to shut down and start over.)

 

I have Windows vista, I do have an external hard drive for extra space, I sure don't think it is a memory issue...

 

I tried to no avail to read old posts and tips. I'm not getting the discussion on firmware and it makes me nervous to try to "update" it if it needs it, because it is so confusing.

 

Am I missing anything obvious and simple? This stuff is going to drive me crazy. I've spent many hours editing the video clips, adding music etc. Can I just use Windows movie maker or something to burn?

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HELP! I created a video using "editing advanced" menu choice. I saved the file (it is found in my videos as a dsm file). Then, I open My DVD and am trying to burn the video to a dvd. I've tried, DVD -R, +R. I've tried "high quality" and "fit to screen", I've been trying it at the slowest speed 4x.

 

I recently burned one video clip (lasting about 1 min) and it worked. Now this video is several clips lasting 30 mins. The program is in the "encoding movie" mode and has gotten to 32% when the video slows and then my computer screen goes blank, with no way to retrieve the screen (need to shut down and start over.)

 

I have Windows vista, I do have an external hard drive for extra space, I sure don't think it is a memory issue...

 

I tried to no avail to read old posts and tips. I'm not getting the discussion on firmware and it makes me nervous to try to "update" it if it needs it, because it is so confusing.

 

Am I missing anything obvious and simple? This stuff is going to drive me crazy. I've spent many hours editing the video clips, adding music etc. Can I just use Windows movie maker or something to burn?

 

 

Go back into Videowave and load the dmsm project. Then using Output, output the video to mpeg, DVD best quality. If that works then you can use the mpeg2 file instead of the dmsm file. This test will check to see if there is a rendering problem and where it is.

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HELP! I created a video using "editing advanced" menu choice. I saved the file (it is found in my videos as a dsm file). Then, I open My DVD and am trying to burn the video to a dvd. I've tried, DVD -R, +R. I've tried "high quality" and "fit to screen", I've been trying it at the slowest speed 4x.

 

I recently burned one video clip (lasting about 1 min) and it worked. Now this video is several clips lasting 30 mins. The program is in the "encoding movie" mode and has gotten to 32% when the video slows and then my computer screen goes blank, with no way to retrieve the screen (need to shut down and start over.)

 

I have Windows vista, I do have an external hard drive for extra space, I sure don't think it is a memory issue...

 

I tried to no avail to read old posts and tips. I'm not getting the discussion on firmware and it makes me nervous to try to "update" it if it needs it, because it is so confusing.

 

Am I missing anything obvious and simple? This stuff is going to drive me crazy. I've spent many hours editing the video clips, adding music etc. Can I just use Windows movie maker or something to burn?

 

Based on your information, i assume you used "Videowave" to make your slide show production, as you used a saved file (dsm) actually that file is a "DMSM" when saved in Videowave. And you are ading a video file in the production.

 

Anyway, when you are in the encoding process, (about 32% I think you suggested) see if you can determine where exactly in the video that would be in. Then go back to the videowave production you saved and look carefully at what is going on and make sure there is nothing in the video itself that would stop the process.

 

I don't think that you have anything wrong as far as the Roxio program is concerned. As far as updating the "Firmware" for your video card, go to the video card manufacturer's website and check for any firmware update downloads. Save it to your desktop and then run it with no other programs running. That should be an easy task (assuming you need an updated driver.

 

Frank...

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Update - I tried to save the file as an mpeg2, best quality and the computer crashed during the process of rendering. What does this mean?

 

Also, during the process, my monitor went blank and then "auto configuration" window came up, and then video continuing being rendered. Then a little later, monitor goes blank again with a "no signal" message. This is what was happening during the burning to dvd from MyDVD. The monitor goes blank and then a "no signal".

 

Frank, I did do all the editing in videowave. I've then gone to MyDVD and retrieved the video dmsm file and tried to burn it. I've also "exported" the file to MyDVD also. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong here? Does it need to be saved in a special way once pulled into MyDVD?

 

I will look at the video again in videowave, when I have played it or previewed it, there have not been any problems (that I could detect.) I will check it again though.

 

 

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Update - I tried to save the file as an mpeg2, best quality and the computer crashed during the process of rendering. What does this mean?

 

Also, during the process, my monitor went blank and then "auto configuration" window came up, and then video continuing being rendered. Then a little later, monitor goes blank again with a "no signal" message. This is what was happening during the burning to dvd from MyDVD. The monitor goes blank and then a "no signal".

 

Frank, I did do all the editing in videowave. I've then gone to MyDVD and retrieved the video dmsm file and tried to burn it. I've also "exported" the file to MyDVD also. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong here? Does it need to be saved in a special way once pulled into MyDVD?

 

I will look at the video again in videowave, when I have played it or previewed it, there have not been any problems (that I could detect.) I will check it again though.

 

Once you have completed the Videowave production and saved it as a dmsm file , open up MyDVD program and add it. (Reference attachment)

 

Frank...

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Update - I tried to save the file as an mpeg2, best quality and the computer crashed during the process of rendering. What does this mean?

 

Also, during the process, my monitor went blank and then "auto configuration" window came up, and then video continuing being rendered. Then a little later, monitor goes blank again with a "no signal" message. This is what was happening during the burning to dvd from MyDVD. The monitor goes blank and then a "no signal".

 

Frank, I did do all the editing in videowave. I've then gone to MyDVD and retrieved the video dmsm file and tried to burn it. I've also "exported" the file to MyDVD also. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong here? Does it need to be saved in a special way once pulled into MyDVD?

 

I will look at the video again in videowave, when I have played it or previewed it, there have not been any problems (that I could detect.) I will check it again though.

 

I have never heard of a "no signal" message while rendering a video. I have a feeling that there is something going on with your system. Does it always happen at the same point when rendering the video in Videowave. Unless you can get the video to render successfully in Videowave there is not much point in using myDVD.

 

Could you list your system specs, especially video card?

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Frank,

 

I followed your very helpful attachment. Hit the preview, then hit the red ball. The video "encoded" to 42% this time and then the computer shut down. This time before the "no signal" message came up on the screen, I saw the "Windows has shutdown" message due to a failure......

 

I wasn't able to read specifically what technical problem as the screen was up only seconds and then a blank screen.

 

Myguggi - I have an emachine with Windows Vista w/AMD Anthlon X2 4050e processor, DVD +-RW Super Multi Format Dual Layer Optical Drive, 320 GB Hard drive, 3 GB DDR2 Memory, 15-1 Digital Media Manager. I also have a 1 TB HP external hard drive connected via USB drive.

 

I don't know about the video card, I will try to figure that out.

 

Thanks for sticking with me and helping out.

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Video card info: Generic PnP monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, resolution 1440 by 900

 

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Adaption string BIOS Info version 5.61.32.20.1

Total avail graphics 1343 MB

Dedicated video memory 128 MB

System Video memory 0 MB

Shared System memory 1215 MB

 

Does this help?

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Video card info: Generic PnP monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, resolution 1440 by 900

 

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Adaption string BIOS Info version 5.61.32.20.1

Total avail graphics 1343 MB

Dedicated video memory 128 MB

System Video memory 0 MB

Shared System memory 1215 MB

 

Does this help?

 

Have you tried updateing the drivers for your particular Video card ? If not here is a link for that card series. Download to your desktop and install the new driver and then see if your burn will work using the same file. Also try burninmg in software mode rather than hardware mode next time

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_winvista...95.62_whql.html

 

Frank...

 

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Also consider that you might have a hardware failure on the way. Google for a memory test and follow the instructions. You may want to let the test run overnight. Check the connections to the monitor. The video chip is another possibility.

 

I had one go bad on me after having a computer for only two months. While it was going bad, it took the mother board with it. Cause and effect or effect and cause.

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Also consider that you might have a hardware failure on the way. Google for a memory test and follow the instructions. You may want to let the test run overnight. Check the connections to the monitor. The video chip is another possibility.

 

I had one go bad on me after having a computer for only two months. While it was going bad, it took the mother board with it. Cause and effect or effect and cause.

 

The No Signal message means your monitor is not receiving a signal, from your computer, through your video chip. That could mean that your video chip is gone, or is about to die.

 

Or, it could mean that there is a loose connection. Check the cable connections, at your monitor, and the back of your computer. Make sure they are tight.

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