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I'm using a Intel Core 7 Quad core processor with 4gb of dual ram 8gb total

I start Roxio 2010, create DVd, then MyDVD starts, I add the photos (about 29mb worth)

all jpgs, then I add background music about 5 songs 4-5 minutes each, change the menu style

and then it all seems to freeze. My pointer returns to an arrow (as if nothing is processing)

but I can't select of continue. If I start the task manager nothing shows as (not responding)

I'm using Windows 64 Bit 7 Ultimate. Any idea what is causing this or how to trouble shoot?

 

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I'm using a Intel Core 7 Quad core processor with 4gb of dual ram 8gb total

I start Roxio 2010, create DVd, then MyDVD starts, I add the photos (about 29mb worth)

all jpgs, then I add background music about 5 songs 4-5 minutes each, change the menu style

and then it all seems to freeze. My pointer returns to an arrow (as if nothing is processing)

but I can't select of continue. If I start the task manager nothing shows as (not responding)

I'm using Windows 64 Bit 7 Ultimate. Any idea what is causing this or how to trouble shoot?

 

Thank you

 

Try using Edit Video -Advanced (Video Wave) to make your slide show. Output it to a mpg for DVD, best quality file. Do not add any music at this point. If it doesn't encode, then there is something wrong with the installation or the pictures or the music. What format are the audio files? Where did you get them. Are you using iTunes to either get the music or store it? The program sometimes doesn't like mp3 files so converting them to wav files using one of the audio programs like Sound Editor or "Batch Convert and Transfer" is a good way of making sure that the audio is not the problem.

 

If it encoded, then just add that file to Create DVD as a movie. Change the menu as you want and then burn to an ISO file. If you have any problems along the way, then you may have a bad install.

 

What anti-virus are you using? Make sure it is not scanning for viruses for files already on your computer.

 

Please come back and let us know how the trouble shooting goes and what the results are.

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Thank you for the tips and suggestions, I will give it a try.

 

I'm using mp3's, they were made with the same Roxio program by using the original CD.

I also noticed that I have the Beta IE 9, from your post it shows that this program causes problems.

 

So if you have IE9 I assume I should uninstall it and then what else?

 

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Thank you for the tips and suggestions, I will give it a try.

 

I'm using mp3's, they were made with the same Roxio program by using the original CD.

I also noticed that I have the Beta IE 9, from your post it shows that this program causes problems.

 

So if you have IE9 I assume I should uninstall it and then what else?

 

Thank you

 

If you have IE 9, you will need to uninstall it. You may also have to run a repair/reinstall from that option on the Creator 2010 disc or from Windows.

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I uninstalled IE9 and did a repair install with Roxio 2010

 

I was able to make my disk, it was not the music, in fact I could use about 12 songs Mp3.

The problem was I was using 1235 photos and the program only allows for 999, an error window

popped up one time telling me this, when I removed the extra photos it allowed me to complete

the project. Still a bit slow but it works.

 

Thank you

 

If you have IE 9, you will need to uninstall it. You may also have to run a repair/reinstall from that option on the Creator 2010 disc or from Windows.

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I uninstalled IE9 and did a repair install with Roxio 2010

 

I was able to make my disk, it was not the music, in fact I could use about 12 songs Mp3.

The problem was I was using 1235 photos and the program only allows for 999, an error window

popped up one time telling me this, when I removed the extra photos it allowed me to complete

the project. Still a bit slow but it works.

 

Thank you

 

I thnk that is a limit only in MyDVD. I'm pretty sure you can add more in Video Wave. How long is your slide show; where are you going to watch it?

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I had 1235 photos but could have added more. My goal was to burn it to DVD and then watch it with any DVD player.

 

I thnk that is a limit only in MyDVD. I'm pretty sure you can add more in Video Wave. How long is your slide show; where are you going to watch it?

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I had 1235 photos but could have added more. My goal was to burn it to DVD and then watch it with any DVD player.

 

You do the calculations; 1235 photos at 8 seconds (need about that much to recognixe and focus on an image) per image plus any transitions = a long time in from of the TV.

 

Break the 1235 photos into several logical slide shows made in Video Wave. Save each and then add them to MyDVD (Create DVD-Advanced) with a menu so that you can select to watch part of the imagess that make up alogical section.

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That is a pretty unrealistic slideshow and I doubt you would ever finish watching it :(

 

Steve had a pretty good idea for a more organized breakdown.

 

Some ‘facts’ to consider…

 

The time a picture is exposed to view is the Duration of the Picture minus the Duration of a Transition!

 

There are 3600 seconds in an hour.

 

If you divide that by the number of pictures you have, 1235, you get 2.9 seconds per slide! :glare:

 

Or if you divide by your preferred duration, say 8 sec., you find you can put a maximum of 450 pictures into that production! :o

 

A 4.7 GB DVD holds about 1 hour and an 8.5, nearly 2 hours… Exceed these time limits and your Video Quality falls apart very quickly!

 

Of course you realize a “slideshow” actually becomes a contigious movie as soon as you burn it.

 

Those are the facts that you must use to guide your decisions. After that it becomes personal

 

I like quick & simple! 2.9 sec exposures would suit me just fine! My transitions are always very simple, Circle In/Out or some of the Wipes…

 

I shoot (try! :rolleyes: ) nice pictures, if you came to watch transitions, you came to the wrong place! :lol:

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