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2 Movies Into 1 Using Edit Advanced & Output


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I have a couple issues that I need help with. The biggest is I need to combine 2 Edit-Advanced movies into one, and I cannot find out how to do it, anywhere. And I need to know what to use to Output.

 

I created 2 movies using the Edit-Advanced function in the Roxio 2010 Creator for my parents 50th wedding anniversary because I didn't know how long they would each be. I got them done, burned them, they worked on 1 cheap DVD player here at home, but didn't on my other 2. Took them to the anniversary party and they didn't work on that DVD player either, we ended up using a laptop, so disappointing on so many levels.

 

Because the Verbatim discs are so expensive, I want to combine the 2 movies into 1 movie. Each movie is 1 hour 10+ minutes long with music, basic transitions, and panels with text on them. I have tried doing what a forum says to do but I can't copy one file to another. I can't find that option and when I just copied the photos, I lost the music.

 

I still cannot get the programs to burn correctly onto a DVD. For the output, I have tried just about all of them available, and can't seem to find the right combo, if I select All it drops the color panels and still doesn't output to DVD. See the attached PDF file for further information. I have recently purchased a Verbatim Digital Movie -R DVD to burn on, because the Memorex DVD+R kept saying "does not recognize disc" when put into 5 different DVD-players. So frustrating.

 

I have to generate 12 DVD's and don't want to waste any more money or time, any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Mom of 6'7"

Roxio Problems when chosing an Output 11-14-10.pdf

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I have a couple issues that I need help with. The biggest is I need to combine 2 Edit-Advanced movies into one, and I cannot find out how to do it, anywhere. And I need to know what to use to Output.

 

I created 2 movies using the Edit-Advanced function in the Roxio 2010 Creator for my parents 50th wedding anniversary because I didn't know how long they would each be. I got them done, burned them, they worked on 1 cheap DVD player here at home, but didn't on my other 2. Took them to the anniversary party and they didn't work on that DVD player either, we ended up using a laptop, so disappointing on so many levels.

 

Because the Verbatim discs are so expensive, I want to combine the 2 movies into 1 movie. Each movie is 1 hour 10+ minutes long with music, basic transitions, and panels with text on them. I have tried doing what a forum says to do but I can't copy one file to another. I can't find that option and when I just copied the photos, I lost the music.

 

I still cannot get the programs to burn correctly onto a DVD. For the output, I have tried just about all of them available, and can't seem to find the right combo, if I select All it drops the color panels and still doesn't output to DVD. See the attached PDF file for further information. I have recently purchased a Verbatim Digital Movie -R DVD to burn on, because the Memorex DVD+R kept saying "does not recognize disc" when put into 5 different DVD-players. So frustrating.

 

I have to generate 12 DVD's and don't want to waste any more money or time, any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Mom of 6'7"

 

First of all, forget about trying to put both movies on one DVD, you will wind up with poor quality. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold about 60 minutes of video at the best (HQ) quality settings. Since both of your movies are over an hour long you will have to use one of the other settings or use a workaround that will allow longer videos on a DVD.

 

I assume that you used Videowave (Edit video - advanced) to create the video project and saved that as a VW project, it will have the extension dmsm. That is all you have to do at this point. You then exit VW and launch myDVD (Create DVDs) and using The Add Image/Photo task you add the dmsm project file. Make adjustments to the menu if desired and then click burn. Make sure you select the HQ quality setting from the quality settings drop-down box. Uncheck the "Burn to Disc" option and select the "create image file" option and then hit burn. The program now now proceed to encode your video and create an iso image file. When that is done, use th Burn Image to Disc task to burn the iso file to a DVD. I would recommend using a RW DVD to test the whole procedure.

 

From your description I cannot follow how you went about burning the DVD or what program from the suite you used. It seems as if you simply burned the video to a DVD as data which of course cannot be played by any DVD player. You have to use myDVD to create a DVD that is playable on DVD players.

 

I have no idea what your are referring to in this statement: "I have tried doing what a forum says to do but I can't copy one file to another. I can't find that option and when I just copied the photos, I lost the music. "

 

Actually Verbatim DVDs are not expensive, I recently bought a stack of 100 Verbatims DVDs for $20. You have to watch for sales of these from Best Buy or Future Shop or other stores.

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First of all what you purpose with be a total disappointment when you are done…

 

This is what DVD’s can hold and anything less than HQ will only fit because Video Quality is slashed, leaving you with a grayish washed out look…

 

DVD Time – DVD Capacity

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

ELP = 3:04

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

As far as the DL discs, you have to have a burner that will burn them. Best if you use Roxio and look under Tools – Get Disc Info so we know what make and model of Burner you have.

 

Verbatim vs Others?

 

How expensive are Verbatim when you end up throwing away the cheap ones because some fail???

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I will try what you suggested above, thank you.

 

Yes I did use the Edit-Video Advanced to create the production and it does have a file extension of dmsm. This is where I was getting stuck, because on page 184 of the manual, step 5 it tells you to Output your production, so I was following those instructions. Preferably, I don't want a menu, I just want the movie to start with the photo's.

 

What I was referring to as "expensive" was the DVD Digital Movie DVD -R, which were on Amazon for 12 for $10.79 today. If I can use the DVD RW that is what I will purchase.

 

I have used the burn option on the Roxio and it is a very nice feature of this program.

 

As for the statement "I tried what the forum says", I looked there before I posted this and there was a suggestion on how to combine a couple different wave files and video files, but that didn't help, sorry if I confused you.

 

As for burners, we have 2 drives

ATAPI iHOS104 ATA Devise DVD/CD ROM

LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L ATA DEVICE DVD/CD ROM

 

So I will try what you suggested and let you know, first I have to go to the store.

 

Thanks for your help gentlemen

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I will try what you suggested above, thank you.

 

Yes I did use the Edit-Video Advanced to create the production and it does have a file extension of dmsm. This is where I was getting stuck, because on page 184 of the manual, step 5 it tells you to Output your production, so I was following those instructions. Preferably, I don't want a menu, I just want the movie to start with the photo's.

 

What I was referring to as "expensive" was the DVD Digital Movie DVD -R, which were on Amazon for 12 for $10.79 today. If I can use the DVD RW that is what I will purchase.

 

I have used the burn option on the Roxio and it is a very nice feature of this program.

 

As for the statement "I tried what the forum says", I looked there before I posted this and there was a suggestion on how to combine a couple different wave files and video files, but that didn't help, sorry if I confused you.

 

As for burners, we have 2 drives

ATAPI iHOS104 ATA Devise DVD/CD ROM

LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1L ATA DEVICE DVD/CD ROM

 

So I will try what you suggested and let you know, first I have to go to the store.

 

Thanks for your help gentlemen

 

myDVD will accept the dmsm file directly, no need to output first. You would still have to use myDVD and add the video file you output. When I checked Amazon they had DVD-R for a 50 pack spindle for $17.

 

Please use the full name of a Roxio program. "burn option on the Roxio" means very little since there are about half-a-dozen programs that can be used to burn discs.

 

The RW DVDs are only for testing. The advantage is that they can be erased and used again. Do not use them for your final burn.

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I have done what you suggested, bought Verbatim RW, and DVD -R discs, but not DL as I have family who wouldn't be able to run this disc on their players. I ran the program through myDVD, which is much simpler, sure wish the manual (on page 184 of rixio creator 2010) had told me to do that to begin with, I'm now fixing the program again, but I'm going backwards.

 

At first I started out with only needing to delete 1 minute 10 seconds of the program to get it to fit the HQ quality. After doing so and reworking, re-saving (which takes and awfully long time in the edit-advanced)the main document, I'm now up to being over 3 minutes too long.

 

I not sure what I'm doing wrong? I've shortened the time each slide appears from 7.54 seconds to 7 seconds, found different songs, deleted slides, deleted some panels & even made those shorter. My 20 year old son, who is usually computer savy can't explain it either.

 

At this point I'm saving the program in SP mode just to get them done before Thanksgiving so they can be viewed.

 

When I mentioned the "burn option/function" I was referring to it and all it's capabilities. I've used to to burn music CD's and photo's for reproduction, that is a great option.

 

Thank you.

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I have done what you suggested, bought Verbatim RW, and DVD -R discs, but not DL as I have family who wouldn't be able to run this disc on their players. I ran the program through myDVD, which is much simpler, sure wish the manual (on page 184 of rixio creator 2010) had told me to do that to begin with, I'm now fixing the program again, but I'm going backwards.

 

At first I started out with only needing to delete 1 minute 10 seconds of the program to get it to fit the HQ quality. After doing so and reworking, re-saving (which takes and awfully long time in the edit-advanced)the main document, I'm now up to being over 3 minutes too long.

 

I not sure what I'm doing wrong? I've shortened the time each slide appears from 7.54 seconds to 7 seconds, found different songs, deleted slides, deleted some panels & even made those shorter. My 20 year old son, who is usually computer savy can't explain it either.

 

At this point I'm saving the program in SP mode just to get them done before Thanksgiving so they can be viewed.

 

When I mentioned the "burn option/function" I was referring to it and all it's capabilities. I've used to to burn music CD's and photo's for reproduction, that is a great option.

 

Thank you.

 

Have you tried the iso method I described in post #2. Using that method you don't have to shorten the video since the program that burns the iso to a DVD (Burn Image to Disc) will transcode the "overlong" video to fit on the DVD.

Encoding video takes a long time, each time you make an edit change you have to encode the whole thing again.

 

Chapter 14 (page 199) of the manual tells you how to create DVDs.

Being computer savy does not mean very much when it comes to video work - they are completely different.

 

The burn option you refer to is only good for making data discs, it cannot be used to create audio or video discs.

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I did use your suggestion and saved in the iso format, but again it was a little too late using the edit-advanced mode, which is why I asked for assistance to begin with.

 

I previously used a ULED product to create many DVD's and am pretty aware of what needs to happen. But with Roxio, I have learned patience, patience, and more patience and a few valuable lessons through creating these 2 DVD's, which which have over 500+ slides each. I will definitely use my new found knowledge towards my next production.

 

As far as this DVD is concerned, I have to consider it done.

 

Thank you for our assistance.

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