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Using Creator 2010 Pro. In Mydvd, I have attached 7 titles to 2 menus in a blu-ray production using the ‘speed demon’ template. When I preview the production the buttons don’t link to the appropriate videos and the second menu doesn’t appear when ‘next’ is selected (it automatically plays one of the two videos on the second menu).

 

I noticed that the title settings seem to be much more limited when outputting to blu-ray, so I tried creating the video as a DVD production – no luck same issues.

 

I tried linking Vwave files to the titles and I have also tried MP2 files – no difference.

 

I have read everything I could find in discussion groups and elsewhere about ‘button issues, menu issues, linking issues, etc. to no avail. And I submitted this problem directly to Roxio – no response….

 

I need to output the production as a blu-ray disk because its content will be well over 2 hours.

 

I would greatly appreciate any tips or suggestions.

 

Thank you for your time…

 

 

Here are my system specs:

 

HP Pavilion a1150y

XP Media Center Edition SP3

3.2 gigahertz, Intel Pentium 4

250 GB Hard Drive

3584 MB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache

Roxio Creator 2010 Pro

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Using Creator 2010 Pro. In Mydvd, I have attached 7 titles to 2 menus in a blu-ray production using the 'speed demon' template. When I preview the production the buttons don't link to the appropriate videos and the second menu doesn't appear when 'next' is selected (it automatically plays one of the two videos on the second menu).

 

I noticed that the title settings seem to be much more limited when outputting to blu-ray, so I tried creating the video as a DVD production – no luck same issues.

 

I tried linking Vwave files to the titles and I have also tried MP2 files – no difference.

 

I have read everything I could find in discussion groups and elsewhere about 'button issues, menu issues, linking issues, etc. to no avail. And I submitted this problem directly to Roxio – no response….

 

I need to output the production as a blu-ray disk because its content will be well over 2 hours.

 

I would greatly appreciate any tips or suggestions.

 

Thank you for your time…

 

 

Here are my system specs:

 

HP Pavilion a1150y

XP Media Center Edition SP3

3.2 gigahertz, Intel Pentium 4

250 GB Hard Drive

3584 MB RAM

NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache

Roxio Creator 2010 Pro

 

Do you have a BlueRay burner or player? If not then there is no point in doing anything BlaueRay related.

 

Could you explain exactly how you are creating your project, step-by-step?

What do you mean by "I have attached 7 titles to 2 menus"? You should be "adding" your video clips and the menus are automatically created.

 

Also, what are you doing when you say you " tried linking Vwave files to the titles and I have also tried MP2 files"?

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Yes, I have a Pioneer BDR 206 blu-ray burner.

 

I have 7 MP2 video clips that I am trying to attach to the menus. Originally the files were imported from VHS tapes as MP2 files and then edited in Videowave. I tried attaching the 7 Videowave files directly to the menus (as I have many times in the past) but that didn't work, so I converted the vwave files to MP2 files and tried that as well. Neither worked....

 

Thanks for trying to help me....

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What is the total time of the Project? And what Quality setting are you using?

 

If you slap togheter another one using 7 still pictures, does it work OK?

 

Assuming you are using MyDVD's Preview mode or BD-RE discs ;)

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Hi Jim,

 

The time of the project is 2:45:10.

 

I have tried Standard, fit to disk, original and high quality, and yes I am viewing it in 'preview mode'.

 

Great idea to put one together with 7 still images.... I will try that later and will report back.

 

Thanks again for your time and support.

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2:45!!!!!!! + Fit to Disc :o

 

Figure that a 4.7 GB DVD can hold 1 hour and a 8.5 holds 2 hours. HQ is what you want to use 99.9% of the time.

 

But if you really want to watch blurry washed out video, THIS will explain how to get the buttons working ;)

 

I hold those times as hard limits. Otherwise I split up my Projects across 2 or 3 discs.

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Hi Jim,

 

I tried your suggestion to add 7 jpegs to MYDVD and the same problem occured.... buttons were linking to the wrong image.

 

i just read your newest post and will try your suggestion. I am trying to burn to a blu-ray disk because I want to be able to consolidate videos by theme for our family archive. The example mentioned in my post is less than 3 hours long, but I will be creating disks with as many videos as the bu-ray will hold. It looks as if the suggestion applies to creating a DVD disk not a Blu-Ray...

 

Thanks again for your thoughts...

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Hi Jim,

 

I tried your suggestion to add 7 jpegs to MYDVD and the same problem occured.... buttons were linking to the wrong image.

 

i just read your newest post and will try your suggestion. I am trying to burn to a blu-ray disk because I want to be able to consolidate videos by theme for our family archive. The example mentioned in my post is less than 3 hours long, but I will be creating disks with as many videos as the bu-ray will hold. It looks as if the suggestion applies to creating a DVD disk not a Blu-Ray...

 

Thanks again for your thoughts...

 

Lets stick to the 7 jpegs project for the moment. I still don't understand what you mean by "buttons were linking to the wrong image".

 

Could you describe step by step how you are creating the project. Please use the program name and options you click, etc.

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sure... sorry that I am not being clear.....

 

I opened MYDVD, selected a menu, added a background, and then added 7 jpegs (one by one)... so I had 7 entries on the menu. I then saved the file.

 

Once saved I went into preview mode and click on each jpeg or 'button' (i guess i have been calling this a 'title') to ensure that the button displayed the correct jpeg. it did not... when I clicked on the 4th jpeg (on the menu)

the second jpeg appeared.

 

Am I making sense?

 

Thanks again...

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sure... sorry that I am not being clear.....

 

I opened MYDVD, selected a menu, added a background, and then added 7 jpegs (one by one)... so I had 7 entries on the menu. I then saved the file.

 

Once saved I went into preview mode and click on each jpeg or 'button' (i guess i have been calling this a 'title') to ensure that the button displayed the correct jpeg. it did not... when I clicked on the 4th jpeg (on the menu)

the second jpeg appeared.

 

Am I making sense?

 

Thanks again...

 

Are you moving the buttons around?

 

The order of play is usually:

1 2 3

4 5 6

 

I don't know where 7 goes.

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sure... sorry that I am not being clear.....

 

I opened MYDVD, selected a menu, added a background, and then added 7 jpegs (one by one)... so I had 7 entries on the menu. I then saved the file.

 

Once saved I went into preview mode and click on each jpeg or 'button' (i guess i have been calling this a 'title') to ensure that the button displayed the correct jpeg. it did not... when I clicked on the 4th jpeg (on the menu)

the second jpeg appeared.

 

Am I making sense?

 

Thanks again...

 

Yes, now I understand what you mean.

 

Which menu style are you using?

 

Each of those buttons( or thumbnails) is called a "Title" in the Roxio terminology. Keep using "Title"

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Jim... this has been a very humbling experience....

 

Unfortunately I didn't record the template I used during the test because I replaced it with a new menu background (I have been randomly choosing template).

 

So I tried to recreate the problems on 2 machines with 3 different templates and everything worked perfectly. Needless to say I am a little embarrassed. I have been using Roxio's products for years and am quite comfortable with how the products work and have developed workarounds for the products short-comings.... so I am not exactly a newbie and that is why I feel bad.

 

My theory is that the problem I experienced is related to a combination of things - the template used, rearranging titles on the menus and using 'high quality' rather than 'std' or 'fit to disk'.

 

Anyhow... since I can't recreate the problem I am going to consider this problem closed. (if it happens again I'll be back!)

 

I can't thank you enough for the time and support you have given me.

 

Lisa

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Please don't use "Fit to Disc". You can translate that as worst possible option or worst possible appearance.

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Jim... this has been a very humbling experience....

 

Unfortunately I didn't record the template I used during the test because I replaced it with a new menu background (I have been randomly choosing template).

 

So I tried to recreate the problems on 2 machines with 3 different templates and everything worked perfectly. Needless to say I am a little embarrassed. I have been using Roxio's products for years and am quite comfortable with how the products work and have developed workarounds for the products short-comings.... so I am not exactly a newbie and that is why I feel bad.

 

My theory is that the problem I experienced is related to a combination of things - the template used, rearranging titles on the menus and using 'high quality' rather than 'std' or 'fit to disk'.

 

Anyhow... since I can't recreate the problem I am going to consider this problem closed. (if it happens again I'll be back!)

 

I can't thank you enough for the time and support you have given me.

 

Lisa

 

Do not use "fit-to-disc" it will give you the worst quality if your video is over 60 minutes as well as possible corrupting the menu.

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so stay with 'standard' or 'original'?

 

I do mine ALL at HQ and create an ISO (image) file. I then can preview it in the free VLC player to see if everything is OK. If it is, then I use either the "Burn Disc Image" or "Copy and Convert" to burn the ISO file to a disc. If you are trying to put a lot more than one hour on a disc, then "Copy and Convert" is a better choice. If you are burning around one hour, then "Burn Disc Image" will make sure it fits.

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