Jump to content
  • 0

Mydvd Will Not Render An Error-Free Dvd


csblue
 Share

Question

Hi all,

 

I cannot get MyDVD to render or burn a DVD properly. Before I get into the details of my problem, let me tell you about my system.

 

I am using Roxio Media Creator 2010 Pro.

 

My system is an HP laptop with Windows 7 Professional.

It is an HP G60-549DX, with a Pentium dual core CPU, 2.10Ghz, 4 GB ram, with up to 1695MB total video memory available.

 

So, my problem: I used to be able to render DVDs with no problem. I haven't done it in a year or so. Now I am doing performance videos with a JVC HD video camera and uploading videos to Youtube and making DVDs for viewing. Lately, no matter how many times I've tried to render a DVD with MyDVD, it won't work. It takes a long time to render, usually at least 8 hours, and then it will not play on the computer or any other DVD player. Each time I render it, it seems to have different problems; either you can't click on buttons to watch, the DVD will just be a black screen, the DVD will play but chapter buttons won't work, etc. I haven't been able to get ONE single proper DVD yet after multiple tries and many days of efforts.

 

Here are the steps I take:

 

1. I load the videos (usually two) into Videowave. I do any editing and then save as a .dmsm file project.

2. I open the .dmsm project into MyDVD. I create a menu, submenu with chapters and then save the project as a .dmsd project.

3. I validate and burn.

 

The only thing that has been successful so far is to render the MyDVD project as an .iso file and then burn that to a DVD. But even that is not 100%, as it won't play on all my players (two computers, two DVD stand alone players) and the menu buttons are kind of shaky.

 

So, is there any help out there for me? Am I doing something wrong? MyDVD used to work fine for me on this computer. I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but it makes no difference. It just won't render DVDs properly.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

Steven

Edited by csblue
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Hi all,

 

I cannot get MyDVD to render or burn a DVD properly. Before I get into the details of my problem, let me tell you about my system.

 

I am using Roxio Media Creator 2010 Pro.

 

My system is an HP laptop with Windows 7 Professional.

It is an HP G60-549DX, with a Pentium dual core CPU, 2.10Ghz, 4 GB ram, with up to 1695MB total video memory available.

 

So, my problem: I used to be able to render DVDs with no problem. I haven't done it in a year or so. Now I am doing performance videos with a JVC HD video camera and uploading videos to Youtube and making DVDs for viewing. Lately, no matter how many times I've tried to render a DVD with MyDVD, it won't work. It takes a long time to render, usually at least 8 hours, and then it will not play on the computer or any other DVD player. Each time I render it, it seems to have different problems; either you can't click on buttons to watch, the DVD will just be a black screen, the DVD will play but chapter buttons won't work, etc. I haven't been able to get ONE single proper DVD yet after multiple tries and many days of efforts.

 

Here are the steps I take:

 

1. I load the videos (usually two) into Videowave. I do any editing and then save as a .dmsm file project.

2. I open the .dmsm project into MyDVD. I create a menu, submenu with chapters and then save the project as a .dmsd project.

3. I validate and burn.

 

The only thing that has been successful so far is to render the MyDVD project as an .iso file and then burn that to a DVD. But even that is not 100%, as it won't play on all my players (two computers, two DVD stand alone players) and the menu buttons are kind of shaky.

 

So, is there any help out there for me? Am I doing something wrong? MyDVD used to work fine for me on this computer. I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but it makes no difference. It just won't render DVDs properly.

 

Thanks for any help,

 

Steven

 

Get rid of those Memorex or cheap store brand DVDs. Buy Verbatim or JVC Taiyo Yuden.

 

Do you have any of those ISO files around? Download and run the ISO file with the free VLC payer. If it pays without error, then it is the burner or discs. If it does not play, then there is something in your production that the program doesn't like.

 

Are you using any DRM protected music or mp3s? If the music is protected, the encoding will hang. Some mp3 formats will also give problems that are solved by converting the mp3s to wav files.

 

Let us know how VLC plays those ISO files.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Get rid of those Memorex or cheap store brand DVDs. Buy Verbatim or JVC Taiyo Yuden.

 

Do you have any of those ISO files around? Download and run the ISO file with the free VLC payer. If it pays without error, then it is the burner or discs. If it does not play, then there is something in your production that the program doesn't like.

 

Are you using any DRM protected music or mp3s? If the music is protected, the encoding will hang. Some mp3 formats will also give problems that are solved by converting the mp3s to wav files.

 

Let us know how VLC plays those ISO files.

 

Thank you for your reply. I must say, Mr. Guru, the first part of your reply is not too friendly. You seem a little full of yourself, my friend! I currently am using Sony Blanks and I have never had a problem with the blanks I use for Roxio; either in VideoWave or MyDVD, except for the occasional bad disc. Are you a Verbatim and JVC salesman? Your tone suggests as such...

 

Yes, I do have "some of those ISO files" around! I do not have VLC player, but, as this is the only suggestion you have made with any credibility, I will try it. I'll let the group know how that turns out. I do hope it is not my burner that is the problem.

 

As far as DRM protected music... if you had read my post correctly, you would have seen that I am trying to burn videos from my video camera, not files from any other sources.

 

All in all, I would say that you could use some polishing up on your people skills!

 

Thanks,

 

Steven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thank you for your reply. I must say, Mr. Guru, the first part of your reply is not too friendly. You seem a little full of yourself, my friend! I currently am using Sony Blanks and I have never had a problem with the blanks I use for Roxio; either in VideoWave or MyDVD, except for the occasional bad disc. Are you a Verbatim and JVC salesman? Your tone suggests as such...

 

Yes, I do have "some of those ISO files" around! I do not have VLC player, but, as this is the only suggestion you have made with any credibility, I will try it. I'll let the group know how that turns out. I do hope it is not my burner that is the problem.

 

As far as DRM protected music... if you had read my post correctly, you would have seen that I am trying to burn videos from my video camera, not files from any other sources.

 

All in all, I would say that you could use some polishing up on your people skills!

 

Thanks,

 

Steven

 

Forgive me for pointing this out Steven, but it has to be said. From the reply you made, you are hardly in a position to talk about "polishing up on your people skills" or being "full of yourself".

 

Steve [Knis] is not a salesman for anything. He happens to share a view widely held here, that a large proportion of users' problems when burning are caused by sub-standard blank discs. You didn't say what brand/type you were using, and ditching any low grade blanks you're using is ALWAYS a good start.

 

Steve answered your post to try and help you, yet you get your knickers in a knot and say he's not credible. He offers additional information about DRM, and you scoff and say he's not reading your post correctly. Is this not "biting the hand that feeds you"?

 

The Gurus here are volunteers who give freely of their time to help people like you who haven't been able to solve a problem. If you don't want that advice, you could save yourself some time by not coming here.

 

Do you want Steve to keep trying to help you, or not?

 

Brendon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Forgive me for pointing this out Steven, but it has to be said. From the reply you made, you are hardly in a position to talk about "polishing up on your people skills" or being "full of yourself".

 

Steve [Knis] is not a salesman for anything. He happens to share a view widely held here, that a large proportion of users' problems when burning are caused by sub-standard blank discs. You didn't say what brand/type you were using, and ditching any low grade blanks you're using is ALWAYS a good start.

 

Steve answered your post to try and help you, yet you get your knickers in a knot and say he's not credible. He offers additional information about DRM, and you scoff and say he's not reading your post correctly. Is this not "biting the hand that feeds you"?

 

The Gurus here are volunteers who give freely of their time to help people like you who haven't been able to solve a problem. If you don't want that advice, you could save yourself some time by not coming here.

 

Do you want Steve to keep trying to help you, or not?

 

Brendon

 

 

Obviously, Brendon,

You're the one whose panties are in a knot! Instead of getting emotionally defensive about the "gurus" you would do well to read the posts yourself, without emotions involved. If you did, you would see that I did state what type of discs I use. You would also see why it was unnecessary for Steve to bring up the DRM issue, as I stated. Pretty touchy man...

 

I asked in a very nice way for help. I do not need to be belittled by know-it-alls!!!

Edited by csblue
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Obviously, Brendon,

You're the one whose panties are in a knot! Instead of getting emotionally defensive about the "gurus" you would do well to read the posts yourself, without emotions involved. If you did, you would see that I did state what type of discs I use. You would also see why it was unnecessary for Steve to bring up the DRM issue, as I stated. Pretty touchy man...

 

I asked in a very nice way for help. I do not need to be belittled by know-it-alls!!!

 

1. You have 2 strikes against you, already. You succeeded in pissing off 2 gurus.

 

2. Even though you are making a production from your home video, you can add outside music to your production. I have done that many times. That is why Steve asked about the possibility of DRM issues.

 

3. Anyone, who has done a lot of video work, dumped Memorex DVDs years ago. Memorex is pretty much know to be at the bottom of the DVD media to use for anything.

 

4. You say that you are using videos from you HD video recorder. What type of project did you set up when you brought your VideoWave production into My DVD? Was it a DVD, Blu-ray, or AVCHD project?

 

5. If you are burning it to a DVD, it can only be a DVD project, which is SD (Standard Definition), or an AVCHD project, which you will need a Blu-ray player to play it.

 

6. What video card do you have? Your other computer specs are not high end, but it should be able to do video work, but it will be slow.

 

You see, you left out a lot of useful information, that could be used, by folks trying to help you with your problem.

 

However, all is not lost. The folks who help others here, generally have thick skin, so maybe starting over again, may be the way to go. ;)

Edited by grandpabruce
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

1. You have 2 strikes against you, already. You succeeded in pissing off 2 gurus.

 

2. Even though you are making a production from your home video, you can add outside music to your production. I have done that many times. That is why Steve asked about the possibility of DRM issues.

 

3. Anyone, who has done a lot of video work, dumped Memorex DVDs years ago. Memorex is pretty much know to be at the bottom of the DVD media to use for anything.

 

4. You say that you are using videos from you HD video recorder. What type of project did you set up when you brought your VideoWave production into My DVD? Was it a DVD, Blu-ray, or AVCHD project?

 

5. If you are burning it to a DVD, it can only be a DVD project, which is SD (Standard Definition), or an AVCHD project, which you will need a Blu-ray player to play it.

 

6. What video card do you have? Your other computer specs are not high end, but it should be able to do video work, but it will be slow.

 

You see, you left out a lot of useful information, that could be used, by folks trying to help you with your problem.

 

However, all is not lost. The folks who help others here, generally have thick skin, so maybe starting over again, may be the way to go. ;)

 

grandpabruce,

 

Thank you for your reasonable reply.

You are right. There is a lot of useful information I left out. I did try to give as much information up front as I could think of, to make it easy to respond to. But instead of asking questions, I felt like the initial reply was condescending right off the bat, treating me like a child. Instead of asking questions, the first sentence was a tone of reprimand... "get rid of those cheap DVDs." Why couldn't he have posed it as a question instead, something like... What kind of blank discs are you using. We have found that cheap discs cause problems, or something that doesn't insult my intelligence right off the bat. I would think that with all of the experience you guys have in helping people, that you would have learned diplomacy is a good policy in helping folks. So, I am sorry if I have ruffled feathers here, but I was seeking help in a general, informative and kind way. That is why I tried to give information up front and thank in advance. So, with that said, let me address your points.

 

1. Again, I apologize for pissing off the two gurus.

 

2. I am using nothing else except the two videos from my camera, no other audio, video, photos, etc.

 

3. I dumped Memorex blanks myself years ago.

 

4. The project I set up was a DVD, just that and nothing else.

 

5. Yes, it was a standard definition DVD project to burn.

 

6. No video card, just the available video memory I mentioned in my first post, stating what my system is. I know this limits me, especially timewise, but it is all I have to work with, and it has not been a problem in the past with either MyDVD or VideoWave, as I also stated.

 

I have found that an ISO file rendered from this project does play, so sknis (in his first post) says the problem must be my burner or my blank discs. I don't know, but I don't have problems burning on this laptop with any other software. The disk drive and the blanks I use work fine, except for in MyDVD when trying to render a DVD production.

 

Thanks again for any help,

 

Steven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

grandpabruce,

 

Thank you for your reasonable reply.

You are right. There is a lot of useful information I left out. I did try to give as much information up front as I could think of, to make it easy to respond to. But instead of asking questions, I felt like the initial reply was condescending right off the bat, treating me like a child. Instead of asking questions, the first sentence was a tone of reprimand... "get rid of those cheap DVDs." Why couldn't he have posed it as a question instead, something like... What kind of blank discs are you using. We have found that cheap discs cause problems, or something that doesn't insult my intelligence right off the bat. I would think that with all of the experience you guys have in helping people, that you would have learned diplomacy is a good policy in helping folks. So, I am sorry if I have ruffled feathers here, but I was seeking help in a general, informative and kind way. That is why I tried to give information up front and thank in advance. So, with that said, let me address your points.

 

1. Again, I apologize for pissing off the two gurus.

 

2. I am using nothing else except the two videos from my camera, no other audio, video, photos, etc.

 

3. I dumped Memorex blanks myself years ago.

 

4. The project I set up was a DVD, just that and nothing else.

 

5. Yes, it was a standard definition DVD project to burn.

 

6. No video card, just the available video memory I mentioned in my first post, stating what my system is. I know this limits me, especially timewise, but it is all I have to work with, and it has not been a problem in the past with either MyDVD or VideoWave, as I also stated.

 

I have found that an ISO file rendered from this project does play, so sknis (in his first post) says the problem must be my burner or my blank discs. I don't know, but I don't have problems burning on this laptop with any other software. The disk drive and the blanks I use work fine, except for in MyDVD when trying to render a DVD production.

 

Thanks again for any help,

 

Steven

 

Try some Verbatim discs, and see if that .iso that is good, will burn properly.

 

Also, did you get an error message when you tried burning the .iso file to one of your discs?

 

If you are having rendering problems in MyDVD, try using the Software setting for rendering instead of the Hardware setting. You can find that by clicking on Tools, then on Options.Also, make sure that your Quality setting is High Quality (HQ), not Fit To Disc. Fit To Disc is the default setting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Try some Verbatim discs, and see if that .iso that is good, will burn properly.

 

Also, did you get an error message when you tried burning the .iso file to one of your discs?

 

If you are having rendering problems in MyDVD, try using the Software setting for rendering instead of the Hardware setting. You can find that by clicking on Tools, then on Options.Also, make sure that your Quality setting is High Quality (HQ), not Fit To Disc. Fit To Disc is the default setting.

 

I have no trouble burning the .iso to disc and no error messages. I only have trouble burning a DVD directly from MyDVD.

I have tried both the hardware and software rendering and no difference.

As far as the Quality setting, I have it on Fit To Disc because my video would not fit otherwise. It is too big. So, if I try HQ I cannot render my whole video to Disc, only part of it. What would be the reason to try HQ over Fit To Disc?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I have no trouble burning the .iso to disc and no error messages. I only have trouble burning a DVD directly from MyDVD.

I have tried both the hardware and software rendering and no difference.

As far as the Quality setting, I have it on Fit To Disc because my video would not fit otherwise. It is too big. So, if I try HQ I cannot render my whole video to Disc, only part of it. What would be the reason to try HQ over Fit To Disc?

 

 

HQ encodes at 9MB second constant bit rate. That lets you put one hour on a single layer DVD, almost two hours on a dual layer DVD.

 

How long in viewing time is your video?

 

The difference in between Fit To Disc and HQ is in the eye of the viewer. Have you looked at the quality difference?

 

Encoding a long video and burning it to the disc at the same time has a high percentage to fail like you've seen..

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

HQ encodes at 9MB second constant bit rate. That lets you put one hour on a single layer DVD, almost two hours on a dual layer DVD.

 

How long in viewing time is your video?

 

The difference in between Fit To Disc and HQ is in the eye of the viewer. Have you looked at the quality difference?

 

Encoding a long video and burning it to the disc at the same time has a high percentage to fail like you've seen..

 

Aha! Thank you. I think this answers my problem. The video I am trying to burn is about 2 1/2 hours, and I am burning to a single layer disc. I do not mind the quality difference. It is fine for the purposes I am using it for. So, as far as the high percentage of fail, that is what I am experiencing in MyDVD. BUT I have found that if I render it to an ISO file, it renders fine and will burn fine later. So, I guess those are the parameters I have to work in if I have a very long video. Thank you very much for your help, all of you.

 

Steven :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I have no trouble burning the .iso to disc and no error messages. I only have trouble burning a DVD directly from MyDVD.

I have tried both the hardware and software rendering and no difference.

As far as the Quality setting, I have it on Fit To Disc because my video would not fit otherwise. It is too big. So, if I try HQ I cannot render my whole video to Disc, only part of it. What would be the reason to try HQ over Fit To Disc?

 

If you use the HQ setting, and burn it to an .iso file, I have found that the quality loss is not as much as using the Fit To Disc method. Burning to an .iso file does compress the video, as does Fit To Disc.

 

And, as cdanteek stated, burning directly to a DVD, from MyDVD, can have a high failure rate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

If you use the HQ setting, and burn it to an .iso file, I have found that the quality loss is not as much as using the Fit To Disc method. Burning to an .iso file does compress the video, as does Fit To Disc.

 

And, as cdanteek stated, burning directly to a DVD, from MyDVD, can have a high failure rate.

 

Hmm... interesting. So, if I render in HQ to an ISO file and it compresses it, will that ISO file fit on a single layer disc, no matter how long it is before I render it in HQ?

 

Thanks,

 

Steven

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Hmm... interesting. So, if I render in HQ to an ISO file and it compresses it, will that ISO file fit on a single layer disc, no matter how long it is before I render it in HQ?

 

Thanks,

 

Steven

 

No, if you go much over an hour, the quality will not be very good. You're looking at compression on a DL disc with 2-1/2 hours of time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...