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Error 8004521E Error While Recording Menus


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Help! I'm trying to burn a project that consists of one 7.3 GB MPEG-2 file to an 8.5GB DVD in High Quality (It's last weekend's US Grand Prix - how fantastic was that?) This encodes absolutely fine and encodes the menu but when it gets to the recording menu step I get:

 

8004521e Error while recording menus

 

I thought the easiest way around this with just the one film was not to bother with a menu at all and choose the DVD, no menus option. But, still the same error.

 

I'm creating an image rather than burning directly to disc. An image file is created but is useless.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks all!

 

Mark

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Hi all

 

Help! I'm trying to burn a project that consists of one 7.3 GB MPEG-2 file to an 8.5GB DVD in High Quality (It's last weekend's US Grand Prix - how fantastic was that?) This encodes absolutely fine and encodes the menu but when it gets to the recording menu step I get:

 

8004521e Error while recording menus

 

I thought the easiest way around this with just the one film was not to bother with a menu at all and choose the DVD, no menus option. But, still the same error.

 

I'm creating an image rather than burning directly to disc. An image file is created but is useless.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks all!

 

Mark

 

 

Why is the image file useless? Did you even try to burn it to the DVD?

 

File size is not very important. How long in time is the video file? A DL DVD can hold a bit less then two hours (115 min I think). If longer you will need to use some other quality setting.

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Hi all

 

My video drivers are right up to date and I'm already rendering in Software.

 

I did burn the image file that resulted but this disc would not play or even register in the drive.

 

The film is some 4 hours long but that's never given me an issue in the past. Earlier GP programs this season the same length have burned just fine.

 

I also burn two highlights programs onto a 8.5 GB disc and they run longer than 2 hours together.

 

Thanks for your comments.

 

Mark

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Hi all

 

My video drivers are right up to date and I'm already rendering in Software.

 

I did burn the image file that resulted but this disc would not play or even register in the drive.

 

The film is some 4 hours long but that's never given me an issue in the past. Earlier GP programs this season the same length have burned just fine.

 

I also burn two highlights programs onto a 8.5 GB disc and they run longer than 2 hours together.

 

Thanks for your comments.

 

Mark

 

4 hours burned at what quality setting?

 

What is a GP program?

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OK, DVD Movies can do this:

 

DVD Time – DVD Capacity:

4.7Gb:

HQ = 1:06

SP = 1:37

LP = 2:22

ELP = 3:04

 

8.5 Gb:

HQ = 2:00

SP = 2:57

LP = 4:19

ELP = 5:35

 

You are kidding yourself to think you can get 4+ hours on an 8.5 GB DVD at anything better than LP (352 X 480 @ 4Mbps) quality!!!

 

The ONLY way around that is to burn a mpeg file onto a DVD disc as a Data Disc and that will only work IF your Player will do data discs... Even that file would have to be the equivalent of LP to be small enough to fit :huh:

 

Or (similar) as Steve mentioned DivX, again as data disc and with a Player that can play them... (DivX uses better compression but not all players can play them)

 

Neither of these methods would ever involve MyDVD.

 

You have been asked a lot of questions and you have not provided answers... We are trying to help you with this but it is up to you ;)

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Well, I can only tell you what I have done in the past to make this work.

 

Record the race coverage onto several VR formatted DVD-RW on my Sony DVD recorder. If you have Sky Formula 1 in the UK that usually rolls out to around 4 hours

 

Import it using TMPG Express and render it into a MPEG-2 file at around 8 GB

 

Open a new project in MyDVD, set it to HQ and 8.5 GB and import the MPEG-2 file.

 

That works. Sorry Jim, it just does. I could share any number of image files with you that demonstrate it but if you don't like Formula 1 then I don't expect you'd enjoy them!

 

However Digital Guru's post got me thinking so I checked the run time of the US Grand Prix coverage and it was a monster, running to 4 hours and 27 minutes.

 

So with a bit of editing on the MPEG-2 file in Videowave I got the running time down to 4 hours 14 minutes and hey presto, it worked perfectly.

 

I really do appreciate the help here, there isn't one time I've ever been on here that I haven't found the answer somehow.

 

Thanks all!

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Well, I can only tell you what I have done in the past to make this work.

 

Record the race coverage onto several VR formatted DVD-RW on my Sony DVD recorder. If you have Sky Formula 1 in the UK that usually rolls out to around 4 hours

 

Import it using TMPG Express and render it into a MPEG-2 file at around 8 GB

 

Open a new project in MyDVD, set it to HQ and 8.5 GB and import the MPEG-2 file.

 

That works. Sorry Jim, it just does. I could share any number of image files with you that demonstrate it but if you don't like Formula 1 then I don't expect you'd enjoy them!

 

However Digital Guru's post got me thinking so I checked the run time of the US Grand Prix coverage and it was a monster, running to 4 hours and 27 minutes.

 

So with a bit of editing on the MPEG-2 file in Videowave I got the running time down to 4 hours 14 minutes and hey presto, it worked perfectly.

 

I really do appreciate the help here, there isn't one time I've ever been on here that I haven't found the answer somehow.

 

Thanks all!

 

It only works because you reduced the time of the video (as well as the quality) to make it fit. That is exactly what Jim stated in his post.

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Yes you really aren't paying attention to what is going on around you :lol:

 

Roxio authors at a Fixed Rate and the size or quality of Source file is completely irrelevant!

 

It is ONLY the Output you choose, which would probably have been "Fit to Disc" that would have any bearing on it. And that chooses a Quality based on TIME and Disc Size.

 

You could do all of your editing in VideoWave and go into MyDVD eliminating the TMPG step completely.

 

Keep in mind most of us have been at this since 2001 so there is very little about it that we haven't worked out through the ensuing 11 years ;)

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Your TMPG probably uses a variable bit rate encoder where Roxio uses a constant bit rate encoder.

 

Why Roxio turns your variable bit rate 8GB file into a much larger file set for High Quality (HQ) setting.

 

No question what one is better. ;)

 

Remember Roxio is a home entry level software.

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