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Hi, This is a very old question, (Sept09) about the problem of when a jpeg picture plus background music video wave file fails to burn to a dvd - when being burnt as a avchd project onto a dvd for a Blu-Ray player. I have benefited from the information already supplied. Kansas Boy posted the work round of exporting the picture file from video wave, as a video file. This worked - most pleasing.

Jim Hardin (one of our digital guru's) speaks of creating a proxy file in Video Wave. Sorry to be a little slow on the uptake; Jim - please could you explain in a little more detail your "fix" as I do not understand the term proxy file (mpg) instead of mp4.

Thanks again to all contributers to the forum, makes for very interesting reading and has answered previous questions.

I am using Creator 2010 Pro.

Farningham (uk)

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The "proxy" file was used in Creator 2009 and does not apply to 2010.

 

As a "problem" it has never been isolated therefore never resolved… A problem (glitch) is isolated when you can say, 'if I do this, this or this, it results in that error'.

 

But no one can say that. All of the user solutions, including mine, simply do not work every time!

 

BUT you do need to change something!!!

 

If you rip out all of your movies/slideshows and add one simple picture for the "movie", does it work?

 

That indicates the problem is in the movie/movies you are using and it has nothing to do with the Menu Background or the Audio you added.

 

Does it work with stock Menu/Audio?

 

That indicates the problem is in the Picture or Audio you added.

 

But what I predict will happen is that either of those changes, by themselves, will allow it to work :huh:

 

Here is one we never tried… :glare: Change the Project to DVD, do a Save As (test dvd) and render it to ISO. – that work OK?

 

If so, open the test dvd Project and change it to AVCHD. Then render to ISO… maybe if we sneak up quietly it won't realize what we did

 

If that doesn't work, post some details about your project and I will cook up some more tests to try. I have my Roxio Voodoo Cookbook at my side :lol:

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Jim, thank you for posting back so quickly, explaining about the "proxy" file and giving me some leads to follow. I liked your explanation of a problem (glitch)! I think it would be good if I ran through how I created my AVCHD dvd Blu Ray production.

 

The production consisits of two films, one runs for 6 minutes the other for eight. (dmsm files)

 

There are then three jpeg video wave dmsm files.

 

1) 65 photos running time 4mins 23 secs. There are two song tracks, one on the music track, the second on the Nar. track. Text on the text1 track for display on the last frame inserted colour panel.

 

2) 45 photos running time 3 min 34 secs. There is one song on the music track. Text on the text1 track for display on the last frame inserted colour panel.

 

3) 44 photos running time 3min 39secs. There are two song tracks, one on the music track, the second on the Sfx track. Text on the text1 track for display on the last frame inserted colour panel.

 

The dvd button style is Around the World Chapter, Thumbnail - use linked menue movie.

Background photo is one of the jpeg photos.

Background music is from one of the songs.

 

Perhaps this is two much information, but I am trying now to build up a picture of what I have done in an attempt to understand the part that needs changing. As yet I have only exported one jpeg video wave file to be saved as a video file, so I should export the other two. (this was following the first post and the dvd AVCHD burnt, but not tested as yet on a b-r player, but it did burn and no error message)

 

The whole burn, as we know, was successful for a standard dvd. I do not have a Blu Ray player, my son in law has one and so I have to post my completed dvd to him. All my old Roxio 7.5 dvd's play on his blue ray player, which is good. (2010 burnt dvd's (standard) do not play on a b-r player)

 

Now I also need to experiment, from Jim's post, and change the dvd audio back to the stock audio, and also to the stock picture.

 

It may also be worthwhile to forget this project and start anew with a totally new project. My apology if I have rambled on.

 

Thanks again for info, and perhaps some of this may be of help to new users of 2010.

 

Farningham, uk

 

 

 

 

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One other area to explore is to Export As the VW projects into MP4s and use them in place of dmsm files. — this actually works some of the time!

 

I hit this error Friday and simply rebooting let it work! This is why it has been so elusive…

 

Hi Jim & Sknis, Again thanks for getting back to me, all these posts are a help to many who seek to learn about Roxio, I have picked up a great deal of "job knowledge" from learning from posts. Now ................this evenening --- Jim I have added to the two remaining photo video files to my dvd project by as you say to Export As Video File MP4s and then these have been added to the dvd project ---and burnt --and failed to burn!!

 

Did this as Individual jpeg files and both together but each time failed to burn, error message. Now what I have not done is to shut the computer down, reboot, then rebuild the dvd project with the MP4 video files - this will be my next task. Most likely I will not get back to you this evening, but will post Tuesday on how I got on. This is most strange for my first time of Export As worked -- but repeating the exercise failed, so let me see if after a reboot I have success!! So Jim thanks for the reboot tip, and I need to buy a blu ray player or find a friend with one to check my finished burnt dvd works, but aware from Sknis experiance that all players as yet cannot be relied upon.

Bashing on ..Farningham

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Just an update, following Jim's thought, closed the pc down, switched off, restart Roxio and opened the project again. Added the three photo video files - error, failed to burn. So in this case again no repeatable solution, does work but not this time. So----------------

 

Started a new AVCHD project. Imported to the dvd build the three video files. I left unchanged the entire dvd build screen, no music or background change, no chapter buttons selected. (files added only) Burnt the dvd - error failed to burn.

 

Deleted two titles, just the one with 65 jpegs left on the project, this burnt ok

 

Added another title, 45 jpegs, - error failed to burn.

 

Removed this title, and added the final jpeg video file with 44 photos, burnt ok

 

Went back and added the 45 jpegs video file, again - error failed to burn.

 

So have achieved a AVCHD project with two photo video files, 65 and 44 jpegs, but would not burn a third file of 45 jpegs.

 

I think I will take a rest now, seem to go round in a circle whilst trying to work out what works and what does not work.

Trust I have explained the steps I have taken. Farningham

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How much video in time are you trying to put on the AVCHD? You can only get around 40 minutes on a standard DVD. I know those slide shows are small so that should not be the problem.

 

Are you trying to burn directly to the disc? If so, try burning (encoding) to an image (ISO ) file. See if that completes. The ISO option is on the burn screen unchck the other options.

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Just an update, following Jim's thought, closed the pc down, switched off, restart Roxio and opened the project again. Added the three photo video files - error, failed to burn. So in this case again no repeatable solution, does work but not this time. So----------------

 

Started a new AVCHD project. Imported to the dvd build the three video files. I left unchanged the entire dvd build screen, no music or background change, no chapter buttons selected. (files added only) Burnt the dvd - error failed to burn.

 

Deleted two titles, just the one with 65 jpegs left on the project, this burnt ok

 

Added another title, 45 jpegs, - error failed to burn.

 

Removed this title, and added the final jpeg video file with 44 photos, burnt ok

 

Went back and added the 45 jpegs video file, again - error failed to burn.

 

So have achieved a AVCHD project with two photo video files, 65 and 44 jpegs, but would not burn a third file of 45 jpegs.

 

I think I will take a rest now, seem to go round in a circle whilst trying to work out what works and what does not work.

Trust I have explained the steps I have taken. Farningham

Why are you Authoring directly to a DVD???

 

You make an ISO then, assuming it works, burn the ISO.

 

If these "video files" are the resultant Export As from VideoWave, they don't have a single "jpg" in them!

 

All Exports are contiguous video files, not separate jpgs. And video is measured in time not the number of pictures you have.

 

The ISO may help but otherwise, I fear you are just spinning your wheels like the rest of us have done…

 

 

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Hello again, Just to get back and answer your replies. Thank you Skinis for you question, Video time onto the AVCHD is under twelve minutes, so that should be ok, and I am burning to an image ISO file.

 

Jim, my explanation failed, I referred incorrectly to jpeg files, they are video files of my digital photographs. I added the number of pictures in the video file and also gave the length of time of the video file in an attempt, mistakenly, to add information as to what I was doing. I enjoy my production using a standard dvd. I will continue to watch out for further posts on this topic and continue to experiment myself.

Farningham.

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