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I am trying to burn a DVD in Creator NXT and have 2 problems: 1. While the music track plays perfectly on the pc, when burned to a DVD it skips and is distorted. I have tried deleting and re-loading the track to no avail. I have even deleted and re-loaded the video...thinking something is corrupted...to no avail. 2. On the pc a new phenomenon has recently occurred, not only on this DVD but also on previously burned DVDs which are still held on the pc. When the toggle (not sure of the correct term), which progresses through the project while playing, reaches the end of that menu it flips back several places, hangs up, shows black screen and then eventually returns to the main menu. To address both of these issues, I tried updating the driver as per Roxio site...to no avail. I would appreciate any help you can provide. Many thanks in advance!

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I am trying to burn a DVD in Creator NXT and have 2 problems: 1. While the music track plays perfectly on the pc, when burned to a DVD it skips and is distorted. I have tried deleting and re-loading the track to no avail. I have even deleted and re-loaded the video...thinking something is corrupted...to no avail. 2. On the pc a new phenomenon has recently occurred, not only on this DVD but also on previously burned DVDs which are still held on the pc. When the toggle (not sure of the correct term), which progresses through the project while playing, reaches the end of that menu it flips back several places, hangs up, shows black screen and then eventually returns to the main menu. To address both of these issues, I tried updating the driver as per Roxio site...to no avail. I would appreciate any help you can provide. Many thanks in advance!

 

What do you mean by "previously burned DVDs which are still held on the pc."?

Do any of those previous DVDs play correctly on DVD players?

 

What music did you place on the music track? From where did you get it?

How long in time is your video project?

What make of DVD media are you using?

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I burn several Roxio DVD's per year. I still have a couple on the pc which I have not deleted yet. They play correctly on DVD players as well as pc. Now, when I open them on the pc, they have encountered the flipping toggle mystery on the pc, whereas that was not a problem when I burned them originally. The problem music track I placed on this current DVD is "Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez, which I bought via Amazon MP3 download. The length of the current problem DVD is 29 minutes. If I understand your last question correctly, I am using Memorex DVD+R. I appreciate your quick response and am hoping you can help me. Thanks again.

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I burn several Roxio DVD's per year. I still have a couple on the pc which I have not deleted yet. They play correctly on DVD players as well as pc. Now, when I open them on the pc, they have encountered the flipping toggle mystery on the pc, whereas that was not a problem when I burned them originally. The problem music track I placed on this current DVD is "Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez, which I bought via Amazon MP3 download. The length of the current problem DVD is 29 minutes. If I understand your last question correctly, I am using Memorex DVD+R. I appreciate your quick response and am hoping you can help me. Thanks again.

 

I still don't understand your comment "I still have a couple on the pc which I have not deleted yet. They play correctly on DVD players as well as pc" Are you talking about the Video_TS folder set or an iso file on the PC?

 

Many of us here consider Memorex near the bottom of the barrel in quality. A recommended make is Verbatim, especially the ones made in Singapore.

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I have several DVD projects saved to my pc as "dmsd" files. That enables me to work on them as time permits. I use "MyDVD" section of the Roxio Creator NXT.I have completed and burned 2 of these files onto Memorex DVD+R discs, which I have used for years. ( I appreciate your recommendation of Verbatim discs and will try to locate some, esp. those from Singapore) I have not deleted these 2 projects from my pc...I do have the DVD discs of these 2 projects. The DVD discs work fine both if played on the pc and a DVD player thru the TV. These are the ones which are still on the pc which recently acquired the flipping toggle on the pc. Their discs work just fine. Now I am trying to burn a 3rd DVD which has been saved on the pc as .dmsd file also and I am having trouble with it, as originally described in my first post. My process is the same for all these projects as I have always used for the past 9 years, so I just don't know how to fix it. I hope this clarifies the situation. If not, please let me know and I'll try again. Many thanks.

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I have several DVD projects saved to my pc as "dmsd" files. That enables me to work on them as time permits. I use "MyDVD" section of the Roxio Creator NXT.I have completed and burned 2 of these files onto Memorex DVD+R discs, which I have used for years. ( I appreciate your recommendation of Verbatim discs and will try to locate some, esp. those from Singapore) I have not deleted these 2 projects from my pc...I do have the DVD discs of these 2 projects. The DVD discs work fine both if played on the pc and a DVD player thru the TV. These are the ones which are still on the pc which recently acquired the flipping toggle on the pc. Their discs work just fine. Now I am trying to burn a 3rd DVD which has been saved on the pc as .dmsd file also and I am having trouble with it, as originally described in my first post. My process is the same for all these projects as I have always used for the past 9 years, so I just don't know how to fix it. I hope this clarifies the situation. If not, please let me know and I'll try again. Many thanks.

 

A dmsd file is not a video file. It contains no video whatsoever but is simply a roadmap of how to create the DVD. It is a text file (in XML format) listing the resource used in the project such as the list and locations of video clips, photos, audio clips, transitions applied. If these are dmsd files that are from projects previous to NXT (which is only a year or so old) then they may not be compatible with NXT and will not work. If you are trying to "load" a previous to NXT dmsd project file into NXT then you may well experience all the problems you are describing.

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I guess I used the incorrect terminology in my first post. My current troublesome DVD project, along with the 2 previously burned projects, is merely a slideshow with transitions, some text effects, and background music... so not technically a "video" per se. All the projects discussed here today were loaded originally onto Creator NXT, which I purchased in February, 2013, and then started creating afterwards. When I first save a project via "Save As", the file automatically comes up (defaults) as "dmsd"...I don't know enough to change it so I leave it as .dmsd. First of all, if this is incorrect, how should I save it in the future if not .dmsd? Second, I am not trying to re-load old, previous projects onto a new Creator program...they are just still sitting there on my pc after I burned them on a DVD, having been created in Mar/Apr. I just tried replaying them on the pc to see what the toggle would do and that's when I discovered the flipping toggle was there, as well as on the current DVD project I am trying to burn now. So if I am creating new DVD projects on a new program (Creator NXT) then what is causing these problems: flipping toggles and skipping music tracks? I hope I'm explaining things better now. Thanks again.

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I guess I used the incorrect terminology in my first post. My current troublesome DVD project, along with the 2 previously burned projects, is merely a slideshow with transitions, some text effects, and background music... so not technically a "video" per se. All the projects discussed here today were loaded originally onto Creator NXT, which I purchased in February, 2013, and then started creating afterwards. When I first save a project via "Save As", the file automatically comes up (defaults) as "dmsd"...I don't know enough to change it so I leave it as .dmsd. First of all, if this is incorrect, how should I save it in the future if not .dmsd? Second, I am not trying to re-load old, previous projects onto a new Creator program...they are just still sitting there on my pc after I burned them on a DVD, having been created in Mar/Apr. I just tried replaying them on the pc to see what the toggle would do and that's when I discovered the flipping toggle was there, as well as on the current DVD project I am trying to burn now. So if I am creating new DVD projects on a new program (Creator NXT) then what is causing these problems: flipping toggles and skipping music tracks? I hope I'm explaining things better now. Thanks again.

 

A video is exactly what it is, albeit, a video production in process. The only options that you have for saving a project is, changing the name of the project that you are working on, or writing over the same project, with the same name, if you have worked on it before.

 

.dmsd is your only option for the file extension. To make it into a video, you have to burn that .dmsd file to a DVD, image file, or folder set.

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Thank you...I think I'm beginning to get lost in the weeds. Please forgive my ignorance. I have created and burned 2 new DVD projects in Creator NXT, which I purchased earlier this year and they worked just fine and burned just fine. I haven't deleted them from my pc as yet. The 3rd one I am currently having trouble with. All have been saved as .dmsd (whatever that really is) and suddenly I'm having some issues with the 3rd one. When I burn(ed) them I just hit "File", drop down to "Burn to Disc" and it's off'n running. I have always liked the Roxio products because they have been direct and so easy to use, which is good for under-informed users like me. So regardless of the terminology, I think by now, my situation should be pretty clear. I would really like to get some simple "how-to" fix advice, if possible. Please feel free to ask me more questions if you choose. Thanks again.

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Thank you...I think I'm beginning to get lost in the weeds. Please forgive my ignorance. I have created and burned 2 new DVD projects in Creator NXT, which I purchased earlier this year and they worked just fine and burned just fine. I haven't deleted them from my pc as yet. The 3rd one I am currently having trouble with. All have been saved as .dmsd (whatever that really is) and suddenly I'm having some issues with the 3rd one. When I burn(ed) them I just hit "File", drop down to "Burn to Disc" and it's off'n running. I have always liked the Roxio products because they have been direct and so easy to use, which is good for under-informed users like me. So regardless of the terminology, I think by now, my situation should be pretty clear. I would really like to get some simple "how-to" fix advice, if possible. Please feel free to ask me more questions if you choose. Thanks again.

 

The .dmsd file extension is the file extension that MyDVD has used since its inception, many versions ago, and is the same file extension that MyDVD's predecessor, DVD Builder used.

 

Walt explained, very nicely, in Post #6 of this thread, what a .dmsd file. The actual file takes up very little room on your hard drive. There is no need for you to get rid of them.

 

My guess is, you need to do some ordinary computer maintenance, if you are having problems. The first thing is to defrag your hard drive, and quite possibly, update the drivers for your video card.

 

Also, when you are doing any video work, do NOT have a bunch of other programs running in the background. Don't multi-task.

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Thank you for the tips, grandpabruce. I have Windows 7, which automatically defrags every week and I worked with Dell prior to contacting Roxio for help. After reading your recent note, I repeated the cleaning process and then went to the Roxio site to see about updating the video card. Sadly there are no updates available for NXT. I also opened the program, hit the Help button to see if I missed anything...and again there were no updates available. Then I deleted the most offending parts of the 3rd DVD I'm trying to burn and re-worked it thinking (hoping) that would help. Then I tried burning the re-worked DVD and now get black screens appearing during the Encoding process (both Encoding Movie and Encoding Menus). As I mentioned, Dell worked on my pc with me and then replaced the DVD burner since it's still on warranty. I am very frustrated and don't know where to turn. I would appreciate any more input you have and any other ways I can approach fixing this problem. I hope to hear from you again soon. Many thanks.

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