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I am trying to set duration times for my slides. Different numbers of my photos are for different songs in my project. They will need different transitions times in blocks of photos (for each song).

I cannot find where I can set these times

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I am trying to set duration times for my slides. Different numbers of my photos are for different songs in my project. They will need different transitions times in blocks of photos (for each song).

I cannot find where I can set these times

 

The Help system explains this well.

 

I assume you are using Videowave (Edit Video - advanced). There are at least three ways to adjust the duration.

1-On the timeline simply drag the right edge of the image to the right to increase duration or left to decrease.

2-In the storyline view, select a slide and use the duration box to set the duration.

3-Right click a slide and select trim.

 

Transition durations are also adjusted from the duration box after you have selected a transition. They can also be adjusted by right-clicking a transition and selecting the duration from the drop-down menu.

Unfortunately you cannot adjust multiple slides at the same time but have to do each one individually.

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I am trying to set duration times for my slides. Different numbers of my photos are for different songs in my project. They will need different transitions times in blocks of photos (for each song).

I cannot find where I can set these times

 

This is an approach that I have used through many different versions of this software, to do what you are trying to do. The following is just an example.

 

Here is what I have done, in the past. For one slide show that I did, I had 3 sets of pictures that I wanted 3 separate songs, one song to match set one, 1 song to match set 2, and 1 song to match set 3. I also wanted all 3 of these sets to be one production.

So, in VideoWave, I dragged the first set of pictures from the Media Selector Window, down to Storyline. To drag all of the pictures at once, I clicked on the first picture, then pressed down the Shift Key, and while holding it down, I clicked on the last picture. This selected all of the pictures at once. I then added the transitions that I wanted, between the photos.

 

Then, I clicked on Add Background Audio, and browsed to the song that I wanted for that set of photos, clicked on it, clicked OK, and clicked on Add to music track. I then clicked on Production, at the top of the screen, then clicked on Fit Video and Audio, then OK when it told me the duration that the pictures would be shown. I then previewed the entire production, then saved it as something like Part A. I then closed that production and repeated the steps for the other two, naming them Part B and Part C.

 

I then closed VideoWave and opened MyDVD (Create DVDs) and selected DVD with Menus as the project type. Next, I clicked on Add New Movie and browsed for the Part A, selected it, and clicked on Add. I did the same for the other two.

 

I then made whatever changes I wanted to the menu,etc., clicked on File/Project Settings and made sure that Play movie and all remaining movies in project was selectet.

 

I then clicked the Burn button, deselected the burn to disc option, and selected the Save Disc Image File option. I then burned to an ISO file, saved the file in MyDVD, then closed my DVD when the image file (ISO) was done. I opened Video Copy and Covert and burned the ISO file to a DVD.

 

This may sound complicated, but it really isn't after you do it once. It is far easier than trying to adjust the time of transitions, in VideoWave, to make the music and photos match perfectly.

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grandpabruce:

 

You helped me a ton!

Thank You!

 

Can you now help me with my Chapter Menus?

I have 13 "movies" added, but it seems as the program will only allow me to add three chapters per page before it asks me to put my next chapter on a sub menu.

I would like to have all 13 on one page if I can.

Do you know anything about this?

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grandpabruce:

 

You helped me a ton!

Thank You!

 

Can you now help me with my Chapter Menus?

I have 13 "movies" added, but it seems as the program will only allow me to add three chapters per page before it asks me to put my next chapter on a sub menu.

I would like to have all 13 on one page if I can.

Do you know anything about this?

 

You are welcome. For information on chapters, take a look at the following link. It was posted in the Creator 2010 forums, but it works the same in Creator 2011.

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/60480-chapters-scenes-and-things/

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myguggi:

 

You helped me a ton!

Thank You!

 

Can you now help me with my Chapter Menus?

I have 13 "movies" added, but it seems as the program will only allow me to add three chapters per page before it asks me to put my next chapter on a sub menu.

I would like to have all 13 on one page if I can.

Do you know anything about this?

 

First of all lets get the definitions correct. Roxio uses Titles and Chapters. Titles are individual movies that you select from the main menu page(s). Chapters are subdivisions of a Title and are selected after you select a Title from the main menu page.

 

Now, do you want to have 13 Titles or do you want tombine those 13 movies into one movie (Title) and then have 13 Chapters for that Title.

 

BTW, don't even try to put 13 Titles or Chapters one one menu page. Your Titles/ or Chapter text or thumbnails would have to be so small that they may become unreadable. The number of Titles/Chapters per page depends on the menu style you select.

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New problem when burning my project...

8004520c Error while Encoding Movie 1

 

What can I do now?

 

Are you burning direct to DVD? Try burning to an iso (image) file or a Video_TS folder. This separates the encoding process from the burning process and may tell you if there is a problem with the project.

How long in time is your project? Is this happening when you are trying to encode the first of the 13 movies or what. Perhaps you could give some details on your project

 

It would also help if you were to list your system specs similar to what I have in my signature.

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Are you burning direct to DVD? Try burning to an iso (image) file or a Video_TS folder. This separates the encoding process from the burning process and may tell you if there is a problem with the project.

How long in time is your project? Is this happening when you are trying to encode the first of the 13 movies or what. Perhaps you could give some details on your project

 

It would also help if you were to list your system specs similar to what I have in my signature.

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I got the same message when I tried to burn to an ISO file.

The message cane after about 3 seconds of "burning" - yes the first of the 13 "movies."

I am using 2893.3MB there are 1806.7 Free.

I am on Windows XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 3

Dell Precision T3400

Intel Core Duo CPU

E7400 @ 2.80 GHz

2.79GHz, 2.75 GB of AM

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I got the same message when I tried to burn to an ISO file.

The message cane after about 3 seconds of "burning" - yes the first of the 13 "movies."

I am using 2893.3MB there are 1806.7 Free.

I am on Windows XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 3

Dell Precision T3400

Intel Core Duo CPU

E7400 @ 2.80 GHz

2.79GHz, 2.75 GB of AM

 

File size means almost nothing when working with video and creating a DVD. A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at the best (HQ) quality setting. If the project is any longer then the video has to be compressed and you lose quality as well as run into menu problems. The worst setting you can use (when the video is >60 minutes) is the Fit-to-disc setting.

 

So how long in time is your project? How much free space do you have on your hard drive?

What kind of video are you using, ie what format? Where did you get them/

Use Videowave and output the problem movie to a DVD mpeg2, best quality. If it fails there then there is a problem with the source video file.

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File size means almost nothing when working with video and creating a DVD. A standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at the best (HQ) quality setting. If the project is any longer then the video has to be compressed and you lose quality as well as run into menu problems. The worst setting you can use (when the video is >60 minutes) is the Fit-to-disc setting.

 

So how long in time is your project? How much free space do you have on your hard drive?

What kind of video are you using, ie what format? Where did you get them/

Use Videowave and output the problem movie to a DVD mpeg2, best quality. If it fails there then there is a problem with the source video file.

 

Thanks, my video and music last about 35 minutes. I has set the project for "Fit to Disc" quality, but would change it of course if it allowed me to burn. I hit play preview, and everything works great with the menus, music and slideshow. 90% of the pictures in the project are JPEG files, most are less than 100KB and a fair number (25%) are a few thousand KB. 8% of the pictures are Bitmap files and 3% are TIF files.

 

Does this lead us to a solution?

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Two more points that could lead us to my solution:

1. there is 458.95 GB of free space

2. I created a project "without menus" and am now burning it to an ISO in my Roxio Project folder.

Would this help us find the problem?

Could it be how I designed the menus?

 

Thnaks for all your help. I need to burn 45 of these and I only have another day to get this job done.

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Two more points that could lead us to my solution:

1. there is 458.95 GB of free space

2. I created a project "without menus" and am now burning it to an ISO in my Roxio Project folder.

Would this help us find the problem?

Could it be how I designed the menus?

Thnaks for all your help. I need to burn 45 of these and I only have another day to get this job done.

 

Yes.

 

If you want to do more with menus, and have a lot of projects, Roxio's DVDIt may be what you want

 

Good luck. Burn the remainder of the disc from the ISO file but I doubt that you got any sleep if you really want the 45 of them today !

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