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Don't know for sure why I am getting the encoding error before begins really to burn. New computer with huge drive barely occupied. I do notice that the burn window considers the media type to be -R DL and does not give me the live option to change it to just +R. The drive knows it is +R, but the burn window does not and that option is 'greyed'. How do I correct the error and change the media type? Are the two related?

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Don't know for sure why I am getting the encoding error before begins really to burn. New computer with huge drive barely occupied. I do notice that the burn window considers the media type to be -R DL and does not give me the live option to change it to just +R. The drive knows it is +R, but the burn window does not and that option is 'greyed'. How do I correct the error and change the media type? Are the two related?

 

rig,

 

You haven't even told us the name and version number of the software your using?

 

What error?

 

Now explain to us in detail. In what application are your doing this with a step by step, so we can check things in our version..

 

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rig,

 

You haven't even told us the name and version number of the software your using?

 

What error?

 

Now explain to us in detail. In what application are your doing this with a step by step, so we can check things in our version..

 

cd

 

You must really be having a bad day. Sorry, but take a deep breath instead of getting upset and assuming the ones who ask for your help are rather stupid. Note that this is the forum section for Roxio 2010 for burning issues. You need, please, to read the "Description Line" of the original message where it notes MyDVD and error 8004520c. This line seems to be displayed only for the orig post and not for the "message quote". Mine is Pro and brand new, updated etc..

 

 

I will have to seek my answer elsewhere if I need to tell you step by step what is involved in editing an hour long video in Video Wave, exporting it (as mpg) and going to MyDVD to put it on a disc.

 

 

I have, however, tried other things resulting some new additional info. Restarting the program (Roxio 2010 Pro) does not change either of the two issues (mis-ident of media & error message if I continue anyway). Changing the disk...no effect. I am able to drag and drop the file onto the Roxio Burn icon on the desktop and it makes the disk without a whimper. Of course, the disk has no buttons, background, titles etc. It is more like a data disk, as you would expect. Open it and it plays.

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You must really be having a bad day. Sorry, but take a deep breath instead of getting upset and assuming the ones who ask for your help are rather stupid. Note that this is the forum section for Roxio 2010 for burning issues. You need, please, to read the "Description Line" of the original message where it notes MyDVD and error 8004520c. This line seems to be displayed only for the orig post and not for the "message quote". Mine is Pro and brand new, updated etc..

 

 

I will have to seek my answer elsewhere if I need to tell you step by step what is involved in editing an hour long video in Video Wave, exporting it (as mpg) and going to MyDVD to put it on a disc.

 

 

I have, however, tried other things resulting some new additional info. Restarting the program (Roxio 2010 Pro) does not change either of the two issues (mis-ident of media & error message if I continue anyway). Changing the disk...no effect. I am able to drag and drop the file onto the Roxio Burn icon on the desktop and it makes the disk without a whimper. Of course, the disk has no buttons, background, titles etc. It is more like a data disk, as you would expect. Open it and it plays.

 

 

I'm not having a bad day and I'm not upset, I did miss your title line tho, excuse me for that. No one coming here to ask a question is stupid either, maybe computer/software challenged?

 

Try updating your Video Card/Chip Drivers. Use My DVD to burn to a Image File and then burn the Image File to a Disc using Video Copy and Convert.. You did make a data disc, My DVD is the DVD Author Software and it has to go through it to make a compliant DVD Video..

 

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Thanks. Making only the image file from MyDVD burn did work (correct media ident no longer being a factor) and then using Copy & Convert does result in a DVD with the background, text and buttons as opposed to the data file method with only the video.

 

Still have not solved the media identification problem....but I notice a new problem. Each time a text caption is overlaid on the video, that video becomes 'ribbony' with horizontal bands of about 1/8 inch on 24 inch computer screen...this, the subject for another part of the forum, I imagine.

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Also, what brand of disc are you using and what is the length/size of the project that you are trying to burn?

 

 

TDK +R 16x for a project of 59 min 30 sec for weekly TV church service. Using old program ArcSoft ShowBiz it required about 2.5 G, but Roxio seems to try to fill the disc, saving about 10% perhaps? Roxio uses about 4.4 G.

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TDK +R 16x for a project of 59 min 30 sec for weekly TV church service. Using old program ArcSoft ShowBiz it required about 2.5 G, but Roxio seems to try to fill the disc, saving about 10% perhaps? Roxio uses about 4.4 G.

 

File size means nothing basically. A standard 4.7GB DVD can hold 60 minutes of video at best (HQ) quality setting. If ArcSoft only created a video of 2.5GB then it uses a lower quality setting.

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TDK +R 16x for a project of 59 min 30 sec for weekly TV church service. Using old program ArcSoft ShowBiz it required about 2.5 G, but Roxio seems to try to fill the disc, saving about 10% perhaps? Roxio uses about 4.4 G.

 

That sounds about right for close to an hour of video on a SL media. Ofcourse, you could choose EP or LP in quality to get to about the size of Arcsoft as mentioned. But this only means deteriorating quality. Try saving the project to a disc image instead of burning it directly to a disc and see if that helps. Also if you could post your recorder make/model.

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File size means nothing basically. A standard 4.7GB DVD can hold 60 minutes of video at best (HQ) quality setting. If ArcSoft only created a video of 2.5GB then it uses a lower quality setting.

 

Granted, however, it is strange that the video quality seems to be better on the old ArcSoft made disks than that of the most recent Roxio at less compression??? Namely the times of camera movement and during text overlays, Roxio suffers notable video quality degradation.

 

That sounds about right for close to an hour of video on a SL media. Ofcourse, you could choose EP or LP in quality to get to about the size of Arcsoft as mentioned. But this only means deteriorating quality. Try saving the project to a disc image instead of burning it directly to a disc and see if that helps. Also if you could post your recorder make/model.

 

 

Sony DCR-TRV950 with 3ccd. Saving the project to disk image and then using Copy & Convert OR draging the mpg file to dro0p it on Roxio burn desktop icon are the only thing that work for me since the burn pop-up menu box for the more usual method does not let me change the media type from -R DL to just +R and I get the 8004520c encoding error.

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Sony DCR-TRV950 with 3ccd. Saving the project to disk image and then using Copy & Convert OR draging the mpg file to dro0p it on Roxio burn desktop icon are the only thing that work for me since the burn pop-up menu box for the more usual method does not let me change the media type from -R DL to just +R and I get the 8004520c encoding error.

 

Sorry I meant DVD recorder make/model. So what is the resulting size of the disc image created when you are experiencing media error while burning directly to the disc?

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Granted, however, it is strange that the video quality seems to be better on the old ArcSoft made disks than that of the most recent Roxio at less compression??? Namely the times of camera movement and during text overlays, Roxio suffers notable video quality degradation.

 

 

 

 

Sony DCR-TRV950 with 3ccd. Saving the project to disk image and then using Copy & Convert OR draging the mpg file to dro0p it on Roxio burn desktop icon are the only thing that work for me since the burn pop-up menu box for the more usual method does not let me change the media type from -R DL to just +R and I get the 8004520c encoding error.

 

Dragging the mpg file to the Roxio Burn icon does not create a video DVD that can only be played on a computer. All you create there is a data DVD.

 

As far as can determine, the target media selection only applies to DL DVDS, I have never seen an option for standard DVDs as it only seems to be enabled if you are creating an image file. But then I never burn directly to DVD but always create an iso image file first.

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Sorry I meant DVD recorder make/model. So what is the resulting size of the disc image created when you are experiencing media error while burning directly to the disc?

 

 

The DVD-CD drive is in an HP e92907f. HP uses drives from various mfg and does not tell you who makes the one in your computer. It is not obvious by looking at it who makes it. but it is listed as "hp DVD-RAM GH40L, MFG = Standard Drive"

 

mpg file = 3.94 GB

iso file = 3.99 GB, file created without asttempting to burn to disk

Across the screen bar displays what you are attempting to put on the disk (abt 4.0) compared to the room on the disk (4.7)

 

Dragging the mpg file to the Roxio Burn icon does not create a video DVD that can only be played on a computer. All you create there is a data DVD.

 

As far as can determine, the target media selection only applies to DL DVDS, I have never seen an option for standard DVDs as it only seems to be enabled if you are creating an image file. But then I never burn directly to DVD but always create an iso image file first.

 

 

I don't follow the first sentence...is there an extra negation there or a comma or a period missing? Maybe you are saying that the data disk resulting from drag and drop of the mpg is not a true video DVD that can be played on an external player. As a data disk, it is only good to play on a computer.

 

What if I drag the iso file to the burn icon? Would not the disk be able to play universally?

 

You say you do not burn directly to a disk, but rather make an iso. In the past, when I had to use one of the older Roxio versions, I made the iso at the same time I made the first disk. Then I used the iso to create extra copies. Should not I be able to do that now with 2010 Pro?

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I don't follow the first sentence...is there an extra negation there or a comma or a period missing? Maybe you are saying that the data disk resulting from drag and drop of the mpg is not a true video DVD that can be played on an external player. As a data disk, it is only good to play on a computer.

 

What if I drag the iso file to the burn icon? Would not the disk be able to play universally?

 

You say you do not burn directly to a disk, but rather make an iso. In the past, when I had to use one of the older Roxio versions, I made the iso at the same time I made the first disk. Then I used the iso to create extra copies. Should not I be able to do that now with 2010 Pro?

 

You are correct - my sentence is a bit unclear :blink: . Drag and Drop does not create a video DVD, only a data DVD. It can only be played on your computer. Dragging the iso file to the burn icon will also only create a data dvd. To burn an iso file to a DVD I always use the free utility called ImgBurn. I think almost every guru here also recommends it for iso burns as well as other features.

 

I prefer to first create the iso file instead of also burning to the DVD at the same time. If something goes wrong with the iso file creation then you will not have wasted a DVD. It of course takes a little longer because of the separate steps.

 

Just like before you can also use C2010 to create DVDs from iso file using the the "Burn Image File" option.

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