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I have used Roxio Creator over many years, primarily because of the Sonex MyDVD that was included in the package. MyDVD used to allow me to create DVDs from photos and videos and it would allow me to ad music files to the main menues, sub-menus and to each individual slide show and/or multiple video clip DVDs that I created. Unfortunately, Roxio Creator 2011, while still including Sonex MyDVD, became somewhat 'de-featured'. That is, the version of MyDVD in Creator 2011 would only allow me to put one music file on each menu. I could live with that. However, MyDVD would no longer allow me to string music (multiple files) onto each video clip in the project. it would also allow me to have a choice of having the music tailored to the length of the slideshow or video DVD. I used to be able to click on a video menu item and string 5 to 10 audio files (or more) on EACH video menu item. This has severely limited the quality of my personal DVD creations.

 

My question is, if I upgrade to Creator NXT, will I find a DVD creator in that product that will allow me to add multiple audio music files to each video chapter item so that music will be playing in the background as the video files are running? If not, will Creator 2012 or whatever the current version of Creator 2011 is, allow me to do the above.

 

Thanks for filling me in. If one of your products allows me to add multiple audio files that run sequentially on each video clip and/or slideshow, I will upgrade to that product.

 

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I have used Roxio Creator over many years, primarily because of the Sonex MyDVD that was included in the package. MyDVD used to allow me to create DVDs from photos and videos and it would allow me to ad music files to the main menues, sub-menus and to each individual slide show and/or multiple video clip DVDs that I created. Unfortunately, Roxio Creator 2011, while still including Sonex MyDVD, became somewhat 'de-featured'. That is, the version of MyDVD in Creator 2011 would only allow me to put one music file on each menu. I could live with that. However, MyDVD would no longer allow me to string music (multiple files) onto each video clip in the project. it would also allow me to have a choice of having the music tailored to the length of the slideshow or video DVD. I used to be able to click on a video menu item and string 5 to 10 audio files (or more) on EACH video menu item. This has severely limited the quality of my personal DVD creations.

 

My question is, if I upgrade to Creator NXT, will I find a DVD creator in that product that will allow me to add multiple audio music files to each video chapter item so that music will be playing in the background as the video files are running? If not, will Creator 2012 or whatever the current version of Creator 2011 is, allow me to do the above.

 

Thanks for filling me in. If one of your products allows me to add multiple audio files that run sequentially on each video clip and/or slideshow, I will upgrade to that product.

 

DickA

 

All of the things you want every version of Roxio Creator can you. You can easily add audio clips to a video clip as long as the video clip is of course longer then the audio clips. This behaviour has not changed in any version.

 

I don't know why you claim you can not do this. You will have to explain exactly where your are having problems.

 

BTW, there is no such product as "Sonex myDVD", you propably mean "Sonic"

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Use Video Wave to make your individual titles (projects). It has all the features you want including the music, Use MyDVD to author the DVD (Create navigation and burn). You would add each of the separate video projects to MyDVD.

 

That has been the same since I can remember. I started with Easy Media Creator 7.

 

Read this (Link) for the best work flow process. If you have Creator 2011, keep using that, just change the way you are doing the projects.

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Great, Skins. Thank you for your reply. I like the suggestion about creating individual menu video chapters in Video Wave and then importing them into MyDVD (which, by the way, HAS been changed from the original version from Sonic). I also started with Easy Media Creator 7 years ago and have used it as my primary DVD authoring software, which is how I know there have been changes. The original version of MyDVD allowed me to open a chapter and add and audio strings of many songs with the option to make the audio length equal to the video length. That facility caused a susequent music file in the series to play if the video was too long and kept on doing that until the video was finished. MyDVD in Creator 2011 does not allow that. It limits music to one file for menus and audio for each individual chapter. It was nice having it all-in-one MyDVD package. Looks like I'll have to take your suggestion, which requires more activity to do the same thing MyDVD used to do within that utility. According to Mygugi, there have been no changes in MyDVD, ever, so it looks like I will be looking for another DVD authoring software for the future. Meanwhile, I'll try the Video Wave solution that you suggested. Thanks, again.

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Great, Skins. Thank you for your reply. I like the suggestion about creating individual menu video chapters in Video Wave and then importing them into MyDVD (which, by the way, HAS been changed from the original version from Sonic). I also started with Easy Media Creator 7 years ago and have used it as my primary DVD authoring software, which is how I know there have been changes. The original version of MyDVD allowed me to open a chapter and add and audio strings of many songs with the option to make the audio length equal to the video length. That facility caused a susequent music file in the series to play if the video was too long and kept on doing that until the video was finished. MyDVD in Creator 2011 does not allow that. It limits music to one file for menus and audio for each individual chapter. It was nice having it all-in-one MyDVD package. Looks like I'll have to take your suggestion, which requires more activity to do the same thing MyDVD used to do within that utility. According to Mygugi, there have been no changes in MyDVD, ever, so it looks like I will be looking for another DVD authoring software for the future. Meanwhile, I'll try the Video Wave solution that you suggested. Thanks, again.

 

I did not state that "there have been no changes in MyDVD, ever,". I stated that myDVD can still do the things that you could do in EMC 7.that you claim are missing in the newest version. I know of course that there have been many changes over the versions.

 

You are confusing Chapters and Titles. You could only open "Titles" never Chapters

 

EMC 7 never had a version of myDVD. myDVD was the authouring program put out by Sonic Solution and was incorporated into the later Roxio Creator programs.

 

As I have stated, you can add multiple audio clips to a Title without any problem.

 

Perhaps if you were to tell us exactly where you are having problems, we can help.

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OK, Myguggi. I won't argue the points with you. I have tried using Sknis solution and it works very well. Not sure where the software changed for me (when you can't do something that you used to do, that means something has changed) but Sknis gave me a great work-around. Thanks again, Sknis.

 

Myguggi: Let me elaborate a bit. Formerly, I did not need to use Video Wave to add sound to a chapter (my definition of a chapter is a button on a menu that calls up a video clip) in older aditions of Roxio Creator. My process was to go right into MyDVD, create a project, add video clips as 'chapters', call up the chapter and add as much audio to it as I needed to cover the 'chapter/video' length, and do that with each individual video clip or slide show. I could then save the project and burn it to disk, never having to leave MyDVD to accomplish the task. At this point the only way to do that is, as Sknis pointed out, to create each individual clip in MyDVD, adding the audio files and saving the individual clips as a project, then exporting it as an mpg. MyDVD is now called 'Edit Video-Advanced in Creator 2011. After creating the video/audio clip and exiting 'Edit Video-Advanced' I then call up 'Create DVDs' and import the saved 'Edit Video-Advanced' mpg that I exported to a file folder and all is well. Formerly, I could just go into what is now Create DVDs and do the whole process there. Now I need to use two processes where I formerly could do it all in one process. Say what you will, I never had to export from one segment of Creator to another segment of Creator to accomplish the task. The work around is acceptable but it is definetely more work since I now have to do all of my clips one at a time in 'Edit Video-Advanced and then import them all to Create DVDs as menu items (or, buttons, if you prefer).

 

My best guess is that older versions of Creator shifted to Video Wave automatically when I wanted to add sound tracks and then went back to MyDVD for the continued project work. I believe that's the way it worked in earlier versions (four or five years ago) because as I recall when I wanted to add audio to a 'chapter (i.e.,menu button [film clip]) and clicked on the 'add audio' menu item a change to Video Wave took place to do the audio work and/or edit and clip video segments, returning to MyDVD when I was done... there was even a 'return'-type button to close the editing and return to the main project. I don't recall the exact wording to add or edit the videos.

 

I expect that you and I are talking in different 'lanes', if you will. I'm describing how I used to create DVDs in Roxio in a single process without creating pieces of it in one segment and exporting those pieces to another segment to finish the job and you are telling me that I never did that. No problem. I suspect those movements were transparent to me at the time with the software moving me to the segment that would do the job happening automatically and transparent to me. OK. I now have a way to do the job in Creator 2011 so I'm satisfied. No need to belabor the point, Problem solved for me I suspect you are confused by my explanation but take comfort in knowing that the User Group has been invaluable to me in solving my issue. Thanks to you and Sknis :mellow:

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OK, Myguggi. I won't argue the points with you. I have tried using Sknis solution and it works very well. Not sure where the software changed for me (when you can't do something that you used to do, that means something has changed) but Sknis gave me a great work-around. Thanks again, Sknis.

 

Myguggi: Let me elaborate a bit. Formerly, I did not need to use Video Wave to add sound to a chapter (my definition of a chapter is a button on a menu that calls up a video clip) in older aditions of Roxio Creator. My process was to go right into MyDVD, create a project, add video clips as 'chapters', call up the chapter and add as much audio to it as I needed to cover the 'chapter/video' length, and do that with each individual video clip or slide show. I could then save the project and burn it to disk, never having to leave MyDVD to accomplish the task. At this point the only way to do that is, as Sknis pointed out, to create each individual clip in MyDVD, adding the audio files and saving the individual clips as a project, then exporting it as an mpg. MyDVD is now called 'Edit Video-Advanced in Creator 2011. After creating the video/audio clip and exiting 'Edit Video-Advanced' I then call up 'Create DVDs' and import the saved 'Edit Video-Advanced' mpg that I exported to a file folder and all is well. Formerly, I could just go into what is now Create DVDs and do the whole process there. Now I need to use two processes where I formerly could do it all in one process. Say what you will, I never had to export from one segment of Creator to another segment of Creator to accomplish the task. The work around is acceptable but it is definetely more work since I now have to do all of my clips one at a time in 'Edit Video-Advanced and then import them all to Create DVDs as menu items (or, buttons, if you prefer).

 

My best guess is that older versions of Creator shifted to Video Wave automatically when I wanted to add sound tracks and then went back to MyDVD for the continued project work. I believe that's the way it worked in earlier versions (four or five years ago) because as I recall when I wanted to add audio to a 'chapter (i.e.,menu button [film clip]) and clicked on the 'add audio' menu item a change to Video Wave took place to do the audio work and/or edit and clip video segments, returning to MyDVD when I was done... there was even a 'return'-type button to close the editing and return to the main project. I don't recall the exact wording to add or edit the videos.

 

I expect that you and I are talking in different 'lanes', if you will. I'm describing how I used to create DVDs in Roxio in a single process without creating pieces of it in one segment and exporting those pieces to another segment to finish the job and you are telling me that I never did that. No problem. I suspect those movements were transparent to me at the time with the software moving me to the segment that would do the job happening automatically and transparent to me. OK. I now have a way to do the job in Creator 2011 so I'm satisfied. No need to belabor the point, Problem solved for me I suspect you are confused by my explanation but take comfort in knowing that the User Group has been invaluable to me in solving my issue. Thanks to you and Sknis :mellow:

 

No I am not at all confused by your explanation. I use myDVD for simple one Title projects. If I have multiple Titles in a project, it is more efficient and in many cases, quicker to work with Videowave first and then use myDVD to authour the DVD. Any of the "experts" here will agree.

 

 

(BTW, myDVD is not called Edit Video - advanced, it is called Create DVDs, "Videowave" is Edit Video advanced)

If you insist on using the non-Roxio terminology for Titles and Chapters that is fine. I wonder what you call "chapters" as they are referenced by Roxio?

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OK. I'll buy that. Guilty as charged. I do tend to mix segment names, feeling that it's more important to focus on the functions I'm discussing rather than trivia (Sorry for that. Trivia can be very important when trying to solve a problem.). I do suggest, however, that you review older versions of Creator to become familiar with them. If there were no changes to Creator over the years it would be pretty difficult to sell updates of the product as new and better than the last version. Saying that the functions were always the same (have not changed) is not wise from a marketing standpoint. I know, I know....... you never said that, exactly. Obviously, my workflow in Creator was different in the past than yours. Not being able to use my former workflow to do the job was what prompted my initial question. I have since learned here how it needs to be done now. Thank you for the clarification.

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OK. I'll buy that. Guilty as charged. I do tend to mix segment names, feeling that it's more important to focus on the functions I'm discussing rather than trivia (Sorry for that. Trivia can be very important when trying to solve a problem.). I do suggest, however, that you review older versions of Creator to become familiar with them. If there were no changes to Creator over the years it would be pretty difficult to sell updates of the product as new and better than the last version. Saying that the functions were always the same (have not changed) is not wise from a marketing standpoint. I know, I know....... you never said that, exactly. Obviously, my workflow in Creator was different in the past than yours. Not being able to use my former workflow to do the job was what prompted my initial question. I have since learned here how it needs to be done now. Thank you for the clarification.

 

Back to your original question about multiple audio clips for a video track in a project

 

You stated in post #1: "MyDVD (in Creator 2011) would no longer allow me to string music (multiple files) onto each video clip in the project." I no longer have C2011 installed but am using C2012 and that version certainly allows me to add multiple audio clips (in sequence) to the music track of a video clip. The image below shows that I have added 4 audio clips in sequence to the music track. This also works in the same way in C2011 and NXT.

 

If you cannot do this in your C2011 myDVD then I do not understand what you are doing and describing.

 

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