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Project Completes With No Errors But Disk Appears Empty


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I bought Creator 2011 to install on my new computer. I had been using EMC 10 previously. I make DVDs for a neigbor whose 3 kids are heavy into school sports, and I have been making them for a few years. The videos are taken with regular digital cameras with the movie function. They clips are in .MOV format.Some were in AVI format I think.

 

The first project I tried with Creator 2011 using MyDVD set up very much like what I was used to doing. Everything completed just fine and the computer made the project complete sound after. The thing is there appears to be nothing on the disc. I tried it on my regular DVD player, my computer which has 2 DVD R/W drives one with Blu-Ray capability, my old Dell with an LG DVD-CD R/W unit, my laptop with just a generic DVD player and my wife's HP with a DVD-CD R/W unit.

 

My PC is new as in under a week old and custom built. It has the Intel i7 980x processor, 24 GB RAM, Twin eVGA geForce 580X Black Ops video cards in SLI, a standard DVD-CD R/W unit and and LG DVD-CD R/ unit with Blu Ray capability. The machine was built by StealthMachines so I know whatever is in it isn't last year's left-overs. My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

 

Could there be an issue with then the way I have Creator 11 installed? The computer has a 160 GB SSD as the main drive which makes it insanely fast. The secondary drive is a 1.5 TB regular type 7200 RPM drive. To conserve space on the SSD drive for essential programs I install things on the secondary drive through the set-up process when prompted. I did notice some things with creator are on the C: SSD and others are on the secondary designated F: drive. It hasn't caused any problem with other software but it doesn't mean Creator likes it.

 

Any ideas on that?

 

I also don't recall ever having to do any file conversion with EMC 10. Is that something that Creator 2011 may require?

 

It shouldn't make any difference but I am using LG brand DVD -R blanks. I have also tried burning at 12X and tried the Standard Play on the burning. I burned 4 discs with the same results.

 

Let me know if I missed anything.

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Any chance you didn’t have the drive selected and it went to File or Folder Set??? Easy to check, it will retain that setting until changed, to open MyDVD, put something in it and click Burn.

 

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Also, under Tools from the Main program, use the Get Disc Info on your disc to see if it sees it as blank…

 

Let us know how you make out! ;)

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Any chance you didn’t have the drive selected and it went to File or Folder Set??? Easy to check, it will retain that setting until changed, to open MyDVD, put something in it and click Burn.

 

post-39730-024057300 1300273559.jpg

 

Also, under Tools from the Main program, use the Get Disc Info on your disc to see if it sees it as blank…

 

Let us know how you make out! ;)

 

 

Hi Jim. I have to say most embarrassedly that yes indeed I had not checked the "Burn to Disc" box. I don't recall seeing that in EMC 10 but then my brain seems to become more porous as I get older. I guess I looked but didn't see. I know what they say about assumptions but I assumed that "Burn" button meant just that.

 

As to the disc contents I use Slysoft's CloneDVD 2 and AnyDVD neither of which showed anything on the completed discs. I also have DVDinfoPro which I bought after reading somewhere that Sony did not make blank DVD media and any Sony labeled DVD +/-Rs are fake. I have since proven that false as well as claims that faked brand name blank media are everywhere. The DVDinfoPro was quite eye opening showing how much information is on both a blank disk before it's used and how much information is put on it after things are burned on it.

 

In addition, I was sure they were empty when Windows 7 brought up a box telling me the DVD was unformatted and offered to format for whatever I wanted to use it for. So, along with everything above and the attempt to play them, the blanks remained blank. In fact I recorded onto two of them.

 

Again, many thanks and I am happy it was an oversight on my part and not a software problem. As an aside- I am very impressed at how fast my new PC is compared to its predecessor!

 

So far, Creator 2011 seems pretty good, too!

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No, actually it was the same for MyDVD in EMC 10:

 

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No matter, easier to correct an oversite than fix a problem :lol:

 

Sony does not own a single facility that manufactures optical media, hence they do not make their own discs. Nor does HP but these 2 seem to insist on a high quality standard and while I normally stock my shelves with Verbatim, I do not hesitate to substitute either of these 2 ;)

 

If you run into more problems or have questions, don't hesitate to post!

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