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Following Create DVD instructions, I saved my video production as an ISO file and then successfully burned and played back the DVD on TV. Now, when I want to retrieve the file I get nothing but 'missing file' error messages. How do I retrieve the saved file to further edit and view??

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Following Create DVD instructions, I saved my video production as an ISO file and then successfully burned and played back the DVD on TV. Now, when I want to retrieve the file I get nothing but 'missing file' error messages. How do I retrieve the saved file to further edit and view??

thanks...

BL

 

Your post is not very clear on what you did and what you are doing. Some more detailed information would help.

 

You did not "save" your video production to an iso file but burned it to the iso (image) file. As such it is just an image of what you burned to disc. Is that the file you want to open? If yes then you can't .

The only file that you can open is the project file which will have the extension dmsd (assuming you used myDVD to create the DVD). This is the only file that can be "saved" when using myDVD.

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Your post is not very clear on what you did and what you are doing. Some more detailed information would help.

 

You did not "save" your video production to an iso file but burned it to the iso (image) file. As such it is just an image of what you burned to disc. Is that the file you want to open? If yes then you can't .

The only file that you can open is the project file which will have the extension dmsd (assuming you used myDVD to create the DVD). This is the only file that can be "saved" when using myDVD.

 

 

thank you for post and clarification of ISO as a file type I can't open. I do have files saved as 'dmsd' and I did use myDVD to create production. I cannot retrieve/edit those either when I open Creator 2010. I can find the files on my computer with the dmsd extension as I placed them in my Roxio Project folder. My video production is a mix of still and video clips, which I successfully burned and viewed on TV. When I click on the dmsd files they only open to show the still photos; no video , and no sound. I can't find any help in users guide or learning center on how to open these saved productions to view myself or do further editing. When I try to open the files under CreateDVD I get error message of 'missing file in movie' with 'go to error' and '!warning'. When I click on 'go to error' I get choice of 'show files, retry, browse, skip, cancel, help. When I go to 'show files' it shows a list of mpg files but no way to access the dmsd files. when I click on 'locate files' for this choice it merely highlights a file folder in my PC that does not even contain the dmsd files I created. I am trying to access the files by opening Creator 2010, then cclicking 'CreateDVD' button, then 'open last project', or by clicking new porject then using drop down menu to choose the file name for my project. Should I be clicking on another button under Creator 2010 to open and edit existing video productions, rather than CreateDVD? Any suggestions? Thank you again for quick reply.

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thank you for post and clarification of ISO as a file type I can't open. I do have files saved as 'dmsd' and I did use myDVD to create production. I cannot retrieve/edit those either when I open Creator 2010. I can find the files on my computer with the dmsd extension as I placed them in my Roxio Project folder. My video production is a mix of still and video clips, which I successfully burned and viewed on TV. When I click on the dmsd files they only open to show the still photos; no video , and no sound. I can't find any help in users guide or learning center on how to open these saved productions to view myself or do further editing. When I try to open the files under CreateDVD I get error message of 'missing file in movie' with 'go to error' and '!warning'. When I click on 'go to error' I get choice of 'show files, retry, browse, skip, cancel, help. When I go to 'show files' it shows a list of mpg files but no way to access the dmsd files. when I click on 'locate files' for this choice it merely highlights a file folder in my PC that does not even contain the dmsd files I created. I am trying to access the files by opening Creator 2010, then cclicking 'CreateDVD' button, then 'open last project', or by clicking new porject then using drop down menu to choose the file name for my project. Should I be clicking on another button under Creator 2010 to open and edit existing video productions, rather than CreateDVD? Any suggestions? Thank you again for quick reply.

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A dmsd file is not a video file but simply a list of the source files (and their locations) of your project as well as the editing instructions, transitions, etc that you are using. It does not contain video at all. If you moved the dmsd or any other file used in your project from their original location then you will get the messages you are getting. When you see the list of missing file, reconnect them by navigating to their location. Clicing on a dmsd file will always launch the Create DVD program (myDVD)

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A dmsd file is not a video file but simply a list of the source files (and their locations) of your project as well as the editing instructions, transitions, etc that you are using. It does not contain video at all. If you moved the dmsd or any other file used in your project from their original location then you will get the messages you are getting. When you see the list of missing file, reconnect them by navigating to their location. Clicing on a dmsd file will always launch the Create DVD program (myDVD)

 

thanks again for quick response. I am confused now. Why would a software program save a file as DMSD if that file is not retrievable? I had no choice as to how to save the video production, as I remember. If I moved it , it was accidental. I saved the file while Creator 2010 was open obviously, and I don't recall moving it to another location. But I am a novice, so that is possible. When I click on 'locate file' after the 'missing file in movie' alert, it takes me to a folder that doesn't have the file. So I guess there is no fix to get the file to open given my skills. This is the problem I have had with Roxio. The customer support is not designed for beginners, but people that have a high level of software navigating skills to begin with, such as yourself. If you have other ideas I would aappreciate them, but I am not sure where to begin with 'reconnecting' files. I will try again, but it looks like only solution is for me to give up and start all over by re-creating the video production. Then when I save....save as what, and where, to make sure I don't lose that effort???

Thanks again and if you do have other suggestions I would greatly apprecaite them...

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This is probably your first dealing with complex programs that use "Projects". It is not uncommon in graphic and video programs.

 

Rather than create huge files that duplicate those already on your PC they just keep notes.

 

If it did keep huge files you would be complaining about the huge bloated files taking up space on your PC :lol:

 

So you have the DVD and you still(?) have the ISO… Do you still have all the pictures and video clips?

 

What is it you actually want to retrieve?

 

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This is probably your first dealing with complex programs that use "Projects". It is not uncommon in graphic and video programs.

 

Rather than create huge files that duplicate those already on your PC they just keep notes.

 

If it did keep huge files you would be complaining about the huge bloated files taking up space on your PC :lol:

 

So you have the DVD and you still(?) have the ISO… Do you still have all the pictures and video clips?

 

What is it you actually want to retrieve?

 

thank you for quick reply. Yes editing video is first for me. Yes I still have all pictures and video clips. But, as with other PC files that maybe one day in the future one wants to retireve and edit , that is what I want to do with the video production I created and which was saved as a DMSD file, which I can locate on my PC and it is identifed as a ROXIO file. I may at sometime want to retireve, add to it, delete, etc. But all I get is the error message as in my note, and I am novice in navigating software and know nothing about 'reconnecting files'. When building the video production I would click 're-open last project' on Create DVD and it would 'open last project', which I could then edit to final product. Then when I completed project and now want to 'reopen' its says 'missing files in movie'. Makes no sense to me. Any constructive suggestions would be appreciate. Thanks...

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thank you for quick reply. Yes editing video is first for me. Yes I still have all pictures and video clips. But, as with other PC files that maybe one day in the future one wants to retireve and edit , that is what I want to do with the video production I created and which was saved as a DMSD file, which I can locate on my PC and it is identifed as a ROXIO file. I may at sometime want to retireve, add to it, delete, etc. But all I get is the error message as in my note, and I am novice in navigating software and know nothing about 'reconnecting files'. When building the video production I would click 're-open last project' on Create DVD and it would 'open last project', which I could then edit to final product. Then when I completed project and now want to 'reopen' its says 'missing files in movie'. Makes no sense to me. Any constructive suggestions would be appreciate. Thanks...

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It actually makes "perfect sense" if you have moved the dmsd file or moved (or deleted) any of the files files used in your project.

If you still have problems after reading Jims link, come back and ask more questions.

 

When you save your project as a dmsd file you are only saving the list of instructions to be applied in your project as well as references to the source file used in the project. These file references give the absolute path to the file in your computer system.

Here is an example of such a path taken from one of my dmsd files:

<fileName dt:dt="string">C:\Users\Public\Videos\NY 2010 Vienna.mpg</fileName>

If I were to move that file to another folder then the file reference would be incorrect and Roxio would show it as a "missing file" You then would navigate to the files new location and it would be reconnected (and the dmsd file would be updated to show its new location)

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You have moved the files since you saved that Project file (dmsd).

 

Take a look through this post for some tip on Planning and Portabiity of Projects:

 

Here

 

It isn't all that intuitive if you haven't done complex projects before.

 

thank you agin for reply. I skimmed through your link and will do so again to try and comprehend. thank you.

 

It actually makes "perfect sense" if you have moved the dmsd file or moved (or deleted) any of the files files used in your project.

If you still have problems after reading Jims link, come back and ask more questions.

 

When you save your project as a dmsd file you are only saving the list of instructions to be applied in your project as well as references to the source file used in the project. These file references give the absolute path to the file in your computer system.

Here is an example of such a path taken from one of my dmsd files:

<fileName dt:dt="string">C:\Users\Public\Videos\NY 2010 Vienna.mpg</fileName>

If I were to move that file to another folder then the file reference would be incorrect and Roxio would show it as a "missing file" You then would navigate to the files new location and it would be reconnected (and the dmsd file would be updated to show its new location)

 

thank you for post. I have skimmed Jim's link and will do so again and try to comrehend your logic. Thank you for offer for addition ??.

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thank you agin for reply. I skimmed through your link and will do so again to try and comprehend. thank you.

 

 

 

thank you for post. I have skimmed Jim's link and will do so again and try to comrehend your logic. Thank you for offer for addition ??.

BL

 

Hello! partial success!! I made 2 video productions. For #1: I looked at file extensions of the missing files and tracked them down to the folder they were in, and was able to get it to open as created. thanks !! #2: this file I built with music ripped from my CDs. After I successfully burned the production, I decided I did not need those tunes on PC any more so I deleted them. Now the missing files are the tunes I deleted. So I guess to open this produciton I would have to rerip the tunes to library? I thought when 'saving' video production it became a 'sovereign nation', not dependent on anything from PC other than operating system. False I guess? If true however, then I will have to do some more work to open #2. All the missing files however appear to be the tunes I have deleted.

thanks again for your help. any more suggestions will be appreciated.If you know of any Roxio 'how to' books available please let me know.

BL

 

It actually makes "perfect sense" if you have moved the dmsd file or moved (or deleted) any of the files files used in your project.

If you still have problems after reading Jims link, come back and ask more questions.

 

When you save your project as a dmsd file you are only saving the list of instructions to be applied in your project as well as references to the source file used in the project. These file references give the absolute path to the file in your computer system.

Here is an example of such a path taken from one of my dmsd files:

<fileName dt:dt="string">C:\Users\Public\Videos\NY 2010 Vienna.mpg</fileName>

If I were to move that file to another folder then the file reference would be incorrect and Roxio would show it as a "missing file" You then would navigate to the files new location and it would be reconnected (and the dmsd file would be updated to show its new location)

 

Hey! As you may have seen from my note to Jim I had 50% success. thanks for you help and if you have any comments about my query to Jim about deleted music files please let me know. thanks again...

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Hello! partial success!! I made 2 video productions. For #1: I looked at file extensions of the missing files and tracked them down to the folder they were in, and was able to get it to open as created. thanks !! #2: this file I built with music ripped from my CDs. After I successfully burned the production, I decided I did not need those tunes on PC any more so I deleted them. Now the missing files are the tunes I deleted. So I guess to open this produciton I would have to rerip the tunes to library? I thought when 'saving' video production it became a 'sovereign nation', not dependent on anything from PC other than operating system. False I guess? If true however, then I will have to do some more work to open #2. All the missing files however appear to be the tunes I have deleted.

thanks again for your help. any more suggestions will be appreciated.If you know of any Roxio 'how to' books available please let me know.

BL

 

 

 

Hey! As you may have seen from my note to Jim I had 50% success. thanks for you help and if you have any comments about my query to Jim about deleted music files please let me know. thanks again...

BL

 

If you deleted the files they are gone and you will have to rip them again. As was explained a couple of times, the project files saved do not contain any video or auduio, only the links to where they were stored on your system. You should never delete or move any files until your project is completely finished and burned to a DVD.

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If you deleted the files they are gone and you will have to rip them again. As was explained a couple of times, the project files saved do not contain any video or auduio, only the links to where they were stored on your system. You should never delete or move any files until your project is completely finished and burned to a DVD.

Ok thanks, I may be getting this. I assume the saved ISO file will burn DVD with complete project although some have been deleted? Guess I can run a test to find this out. Thanks for note

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