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I just bought this software for the purpose of putting special interest Internet videos on DVD for my own use.

 

I think I succeeded in creating my first DVD, but there is one thing I want to change. The opening menu has a big box at the top, with buttons below it for chapters. I can't find a way to put an image in that box. Is there a way to do it?

 

I tried to get fancy and put little preview videos in the buttons, but when I browsed videos, I could not fast-forward them to frames I liked.

 

That's not relevant to the image question, though. I would like to use jpgs for that.

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There are 119 different Menu Styles AND 320 Button Styles...

 

How many guesses do I get? :huh:

 

You can change the Background of a Menu but what shows up in the frame you describe (big guess here) is a portion of the beginning of you movie... It is fixed and you cannot change it!

 

Karri has posted some How To's HERE that might be of use to you.

 

Otherwise, need more info ;)

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Usually if you made the production with the Videowave program and the first slide in the production is a jpg photo, that is the photo that will be in the box you mentioned when you choose the appropriate menu (and as Jim suggested there are many to choose from) in your DVD (in MyDVD program go to "change menu style"). ---

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As I previously suggested---(using one of your already prepared jpgs) place one of your photos in the first slide box (videowave program) and when you save that videowave production and import it into MyDVD program and choose an appropriate menu style, that will be the photo that appears in the box on that menu. Maybe I should ask ---did you use the Videowave program to use in making your DVD ?

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OK---whole different story then---But whatever video you are using to import into MyDVD and if you have chosen a menu style that has a "box" as you mentioned in your 1st post, whatever is the opening frame of the video you entered will be the frame that appears in that menu style box. In my experience, if I am using a video only in MyDVD, I normally start by using the Videowave program and enter it there (along with any other personal photos or audio. Videowave has all sorts of options and ways to improve a DVD. Once produced in Videowave, I then use that saved file to import into MyDVD program and go from there.

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Have no idea where you are going with this now ??? :blink: I have made many DVD's using either the Videowave program for the DVD OR

just using a video in MyDVd and have had NO problems. There is NOTHING wrong with your Roxio program. It's how you are trying to use it that

you need to go to school on !! And what particular menu style are you using that you call your "default" ??

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Now I'm coming up against a video encoding error, which forum posts says is common. Someone advised people to avoid it by using Videowave. Apparently Roxio sold me a product which isn't reliable, so I have to buy another one. But I can't find it anywhere. Is it discontinued?

 

Don't be so quick to put the blame on NXT. You are using videos "produced and uploaded by other people" and who knows what they have done to those videos or if they are even standard and the correct format

 

What are you talking about in this: "so I have to buy another one. But I can't find it anywhere. Is it discontinued?"

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In other threads, "gurus" have said the solution is to prepare videos in Videowave and then move them to MyDVD. That's what I mean when I say "another product."

 

Videowave is not another product but just another program of Roxio NXT. On the main menu page look under Video/edit video advanced

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I did not read all 261 Google entries, but I did read quite a few that did not fix blame on the user. Perhaps you didn't see those.

 

I'm not here to get in a fight with Roxio fans, so I don't plan to respond to posts that are pointless. If I have reinstall Windows or Roxio, add new hardware, or find perfect video files for Roxio to digest, in my view, the software is the problem. I am not a software engineer. I just want the program to do what it says it will do.

 

I am redoing the problem file with a video converter to see if it makes any difference.

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Hi, perhaps a new person might help. You posted in a section of the forum reserved for Creator NXT 2. That is the latest and greatest version of Creator Suite that has about 25 different applications. You say you are using MyDVD. That could be part of the suite but it could also be a part of a different program or part of an older stand alone. There is a version of MyDVD (express) in this program. There is also a full version in this. I don't have a link to the much older program.

 

It would help if you would clarify which one you have.

 

Your link is to an issue that has several different solutions. This is one.

 

Note that a single layer DVD will hold only about 60 minutes of video on it. To play it on a DVD player it has to be encoded to an mpg2 file format. The mp4 files are compressed so they will have to be re-encoded to mpg2 which takes up a lot more space. You can put mp4 files on a DVD and burn it as a data disc. Some DVD players will play a mp4 video file. In that case, you cannot use menus.

 

If you really want to make a DVD that will play using a DVD player and want a menu, then you have to chose which menu you want. I'm going to assume that you are using the default one Z9blue background with a rectangular image box). It is easy to change the image that goes in that box. However, there are several steps. If it is important and you have clarified which version you have, then I will create a step by step process for you.

 

that I made years ago but it may still be helpful.

 

Please let me know.

 

Edit: For newbies there is a temptation to try to put more than the allowed number of video (buttons) on a menu page. That is a bad idea because the buttons are bigger than they look and adding more can cause the navigation to become screwed up. The best bet is to chose a menu that has around 6 buttons per page and then edit the menu. Let me know as above.

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Thank you. Rather than get in even farther above my head and try to discuss your post, which is probably beyond my comprehension, I will just say what works, in case some other non-expert has this issue (error 8004520c, encoding problem).

 

If you have Roxio Creator NXT2, there is an icon labeled "Copy and Convert Video." Click on it, and convert your MP4 videos to DVD format, saving them in a convenient folder. This takes nearly forever, but it does work.

 

When this is done, go to MyDVD. Start a new project. Click "Add a New Movie." Then select anything in the folder where you put your new files. MyDVD will choose every video in the folder, even if you only select one file. It will give you a list of boxes to check. Uncheck every box except for the video you want to add. You may have to preview it to see which one it is, since they will have useless nondescript titles. Add the video you selected. Repeat this process for every video you want to put on the disk.

 

Burn the disk.

 

This may not be the right way, but it works fine. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will suggest improvements.

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Thank you. Rather than get in even farther above my head and try to discuss your post, which is probably beyond my comprehension, I will just say what works, in case some other non-expert has this issue (error 8004520c, encoding problem).

 

If you have Roxio Creator NXT2, there is an icon labeled "Copy and Convert Video." Click on it, and convert your MP4 videos to DVD format, saving them in a convenient folder. This takes nearly forever, but it does work.

 

When this is done, go to MyDVD. Start a new project. Click "Add a New Movie." Then select anything in the folder where you put your new files. MyDVD will choose every video in the folder, even if you only select one file. It will give you a list of boxes to check. Uncheck every box except for the video you want to add. You may have to preview it to see which one it is, since they will have useless nondescript titles. Add the video you selected. Repeat this process for every video you want to put on the disk.

 

Burn the disk.

 

This may not be the right way, but it works fine. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will suggest improvements.

 

After using "Copy and Convert" was a folder called Video_TS created which you used to add the file in myDVD?

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Yes. I added the movies from that folder. When I added them all at once, they came out in the wrong order, so I added them one at a time. I assume I had them in the wrong order when they were converted.

 

The files in that Video_TS folder should be similar or identical to the files in the folder on the DVD. If you look at the DVD it will have a Video_TS folder and some files with the extension ifo, bup and vob. That is the standard format of a video DVD.

You could actually have burned the Video_TS directly to the DVD without doing the round-about, long method you did.

 

Also you could have simply used Videowave and converted the mp4 files to the mpg format required for a DVD. After creating the mpg files you would add those files in myDVD to burn the DVD.

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