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I am trying to make a simple DVD of my first Grandchild's first year. I want 4 menus to divide my photos into 3 monthly sections.

 

Having made 4 Videowave productions of approx 100 photos in each, and not using any audio, I successfully imported the first two productions into My DVD. However, when I try to import either of the next two I get a blue screen crash every time.

 

The productions contain only photos from 2 cameras, and a couple of very short videos from these same cameras.

 

It should have all been a doddle taking hardly any time to put together, but I have been spending all my time trying to solve this problem without success.

 

Any help would be welcome.

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My guess is that there are some issues with the Video Wave production. From Video Wave, select to output to a mpg2 file. It has been so long that I can't remember where that option is. It may be in the top menu output, then export. Select mpg2 for DVD best quality.

 

The project will encode. If it stops, note about where it stops and look at about that time in your project for something that could be wrong - the video file, the transition vs the display of the images on either side of the transition. Usually it is easy to spot.

 

Once the file encodes properly, you can just add that mpg2 file to MyDVD; it will not encode again.

 

How much time are you trying to get on a single layer disc? Anyhitng over one hour will cuase the file to be encoded at lower quality and it could be unwatchable.

 

By the way for best practices. In MyDVD, select best quality available to you. Burn (encode to an ISO file (options on the burn page). and then burn the ISO to a disc.

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My guess is that there are some issues with the Video Wave production. From Video Wave, select to output to a mpg2 file. It has been so long that I can't remember where that option is. It may be in the top menu output, then export. Select mpg2 for DVD best quality.

 

The project will encode. If it stops, note about where it stops and look at about that time in your project for something that could be wrong - the video file, the transition vs the display of the images on either side of the transition. Usually it is easy to spot.

 

Once the file encodes properly, you can just add that mpg2 file to MyDVD; it will not encode again.

 

How much time are you trying to get on a single layer disc? Anyhitng over one hour will cuase the file to be encoded at lower quality and it could be unwatchable.

 

By the way for best practices. In MyDVD, select best quality available to you. Burn (encode to an ISO file (options on the burn page). and then burn the ISO to a disc.

 

SKNIS, thank you for your response.

I did output the production to a MPG2 file following your suggestion as I would never have figured that out myself. I found it in the 'File' menu at the top of Videowave. It completed successfully in about 8 minutes. I then went into My DVD, and tried to add it from 'MY Videos' where the MPG2 had been saved. It appeared briefly on the Menu page of My DVD then the blue screen crash happened again.

By the way, when I opened up 'My Videos' in 'My Documents' some of my old MPGs that I have never previously had a problem with, had an icon that was a red circle with a red diagonal line. I don't have many videos on my PC just a handful of very short videos taken with my digital camera. I only make DVDs rarely, usually if there is a family event and they have always played successfully. Mostly I use digital photographs, with just a couple of very short videos and the whole DVD is always less than 1 hour and sometimes less than 30 minutes.

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I went into Microsoft for solutions to my problem and got them to do a scan of 'Codecs' to see if any were causing a problem. They found that a Codec called 'Indeo audio codec' was problematic & disabled it. I don't know if this is the reason that I cannot even open 'My DVD' now!

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I went into Microsoft for solutions to my problem and got them to do a scan of 'Codecs' to see if any were causing a problem. They found that a Codec called 'Indeo audio codec' was problematic & disabled it. I don't know if this is the reason that I cannot even open 'My DVD' now!

 

Perhaps someone else has an idea.

 

Is the computers spec in your signature correct? Did you upgrade Internet Explorer or your operating system. You have XP, do you have SP 2 installed?

 

As you know, EMC 8 will not run in Vista and I don't know if you would have any luck with running that Celeron processor so that laptop is out.

 

The Internet Explorer update and the update to Windows Media Player will kill EMC 7 and perhaps 8.

 

The only thing I can suggest is to remove the software and reinstall it.

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Perhaps someone else has an idea.

 

Is the computers spec in your signature correct? Did you upgrade Internet Explorer or your operating system. You have XP, do you have SP 2 installed?

 

As you know, EMC 8 will not run in Vista and I don't know if you would have any luck with running that Celeron processor so that laptop is out.

 

The Internet Explorer update and the update to Windows Media Player will kill EMC 7 and perhaps 8.

 

The only thing I can suggest is to remove the software and reinstall it.

I have probably updated IE & WMP since first installing EMC8, but I successfully added two submenus with photos to a new project in My DVD just before it stopped accepting any more.

When the 'Add Media' window opens I notice that some of the thumbnails have a red circle with a red line through. This doesn't happen if I go in through 'My Documents/My Videos'. However the little video that I want to add to 'My DVD' looks OK but the PC crashes as soon as I try to add it.

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I have probably updated IE & WMP since first installing EMC8, but I successfully added two submenus with photos to a new project in My DVD just before it stopped accepting any more.

When the 'Add Media' window opens I notice that some of the thumbnails have a red circle with a red line through. This doesn't happen if I go in through 'My Documents/My Videos'. However the little video that I want to add to 'My DVD' looks OK but the PC crashes as soon as I try to add it.

 

Grandpabruce pointed me tothis thread.(link)

Anything there help?

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Grandpabruce pointed me tothis thread.(link)

Anything there help?

Yes, that did help! Thank you. I changed the theme from the default Brook to Snowman, then PC crashed, as usual, when adding third menu. Then I changed theme to Wedding, and success - I managed to add 3rd & 4th menu.

 

I have one more menu to add (they are all very small), and I was checking that all the correct photos were in the file that I wanted to choose, There are a few photos plus approx 5 short videos that were taken with a normal digital camera, and that I have previously watched via WMP. However, I have just tried to open them in WMP and they begin to play and then WMP immediately shuts down! So I seem to have a new problem.

 

Why would WMP quickly close down when viewing a short video?

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Yes, that did help! Thank you. I changed the theme from the default Brook to Snowman, then PC crashed, as usual, when adding third menu. Then I changed theme to Wedding, and success - I managed to add 3rd & 4th menu.

 

I have one more menu to add (they are all very small), and I was checking that all the correct photos were in the file that I wanted to choose, There are a few photos plus approx 5 short videos that were taken with a normal digital camera, and that I have previously watched via WMP. However, I have just tried to open them in WMP and they begin to play and then WMP immediately shuts down! So I seem to have a new problem.

 

Why would WMP quickly close down when viewing a short video?

 

My guess is for you to read post #4. I'm not sure why they told you what they did.

 

Try reinstalling WMP.

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