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Photo Show Video Won't Burn To Dvd

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Not sure if this is the best place to post....but I'm having the same problem as above, however there is lots of space on my hard drive. I've made a photo show video using Roxio 2010....which I've done successfully in the past. This one is of my trip to Europe and I've promised copies to 25 other people that were also on the trip. The video is about 25 minutes long. It says it has burned successfully, however the DVD is blank. I've attached the DxDiag file as suggested above.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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I've made a photo show video using Roxio 2010....which I've done successfully in the past. This one is of my trip to Europe and I've promised copies to 25 other people that were also on the trip. :( The video is about 25 minutes long. I send it to My DVD and it says it has burned successfully, however the DVD is blank. I've attached a dxdiag file as suggested in a post of a similar problem. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me.....thanks!

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I've made a photo show video using Roxio 2010....which I've done successfully in the past. This one is of my trip to Europe and I've promised copies to 25 other people that were also on the trip. :( The video is about 25 minutes long. I send it to My DVD and it says it has burned successfully, however the DVD is blank. I've attached a dxdiag file as suggested in a post of a similar problem. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me.....thanks!

 

How do you know the DVD is blank? What are the settings you are using in the myDVD burn window?

Instead of burning directly to a DVD burn first to a an image file or folder set. You can then play the iso file or folder set using a software player such as VLC to test your video.

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When I try to play back the disc....the roxio desktop icon says 'blank'.

 

I've tried to take a screen shot of the 'Project Settings' but I guess I don't know how to do it...sorry. The settings are as follows:

 

The menu aspect ratio is grayed out.....probably because I checked off to not add a menu (originally thought the menu was the problem)

 

Standard is set to NTSC (I'm in Canada)

 

'Fit to Disc' is checked off.....and 'Interlaced' is checked off

 

everything else is grayed out....

 

Are these the settings you are asking about?

 

 

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When I try to play back the disc....the roxio desktop icon says 'blank'.

 

I've tried to take a screen shot of the 'Project Settings' but I guess I don't know how to do it...sorry. The settings are as follows:

 

The menu aspect ratio is grayed out.....probably because I checked off to not add a menu (originally thought the menu was the problem)

 

Standard is set to NTSC (I'm in Canada)

 

'Fit to Disc' is checked off.....and 'Interlaced' is checked off

 

everything else is grayed out....

 

Are these the settings you are asking about?

 

 

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No those are not the settings I am talking about. I was referring to the window that appears when you hit the "burn" button.

 

Have you played the video via the Preview button?

 

BTW, never use the "Fit-to-disc" quality setting but always use HQ if possible. The "Fit-to-disc" setting only applies if your video is over 60 minutes long and it will compress the video to fit on a standard 4.7GB DVD. (Such a DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at the best quality setting). The Fit-to-disc compression creates very poor results especially for longer videos.

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ok...thanks for that tip.

 

I did what you said....burned it to an .iso file. It did burn. When I played it back....there are some pictures missing. The music is there, the transitions are there...it looks pretty good, except every now and then I get a black screen and no picture. I did use some pictures that other people sent to me....I wonder if there's a problem with that? Thanks for trying help. I'm pretty frustrated because I've put hours and hours into this project......

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post-86151-0-54918000-1385325747_thumb.pngHere is a screen shot of the settings you asked about.....

 

When you create an image file (or folder set) uncheck the "burn to disc" box.. It will prevent a lot of coasters if there is a problem with the project. You can always burn the iso file to a DVD later if there is no problem after playing the iso file.

 

As to the pictures missing they may well be the problem. As a test, you could replace the problem pictures with one that works (could be one you already used, we are only testing here. See the advantage of using an image file for testing?)

 

Did you also get the missing pictures when you played the Preview?

 

Sometimes "missing" pictures occur if the pictures are too "large". What is the file size of the "missing" pictures.

 

Creating video projects is "NOT EASY" despite what the manufacturers claim unless you create the most simple projects. There are a a lot of parameters, formats, etc involved.

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Yes, when I created the image file, I did uncheck the burn to disc file.

 

The missing pictures show up when I go back to videowave and run through the production. Also when I send it to My DVD and preview....all the pictures show up. I was able to burn to a disc just now and it worked.....except there are missing pictures. I will go back and do as you suggest...exchange the pictures for ones that work to test it....

 

Thanks again for your help!

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Yes, when I created the image file, I did uncheck the burn to disc file.

 

The missing pictures show up when I go back to videowave and run through the production. Also when I send it to My DVD and preview....all the pictures show up. I was able to burn to a disc just now and it worked.....except there are missing pictures. I will go back and do as you suggest...exchange the pictures for ones that work to test it....

 

Thanks again for your help!

 

Do you have the missing pictures when you play the iso file?

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I don't know how to play the ISO file. When I try to open it, the Roxio Creator file opens and the only choice is to burn it. When I burned it to a disc, the pictures were missing.

 

I went back and switched two of the missing pictures with other pictures as you suggested....then burned to a DVD again to see what happened. Both pictures were there, but in one case the previous picture was now missing. Do you think it's too long....there are over 300 pictures...........and I'd guess that at least a third of them are missing. Also I noticed that in some cases, the text that I put at the bottom of the photo panel was still there, but no picture.........and in other cases, the text and the picture are missing. I don't know what else to do??? Maybe I should go back and reinsert the same pictures, just to see if that helps. Going through alot of DVD's.....

 

Can you tell me know to play the ISO file?

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I don't know how to play the ISO file. When I try to open it, the Roxio Creator file opens and the only choice is to burn it. When I burned it to a disc, the pictures were missing.

 

I went back and switched two of the missing pictures with other pictures as you suggested....then burned to a DVD again to see what happened. Both pictures were there, but in one case the previous picture was now missing. Do you think it's too long....there are over 300 pictures...........and I'd guess that at least a third of them are missing. Also I noticed that in some cases, the text that I put at the bottom of the photo panel was still there, but no picture.........and in other cases, the text and the picture are missing. I don't know what else to do??? Maybe I should go back and reinsert the same pictures, just to see if that helps. Going through alot of DVD's.....

 

Can you tell me know to play the ISO file?

 

You can download a free software player (which many of us use) called VlC from the website www.videolan.org.

 

What is the file size of your pictures?

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The file size of the pictures are all different. Some are 1 MB and some are 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 MB's.

 

When I'm in VideoWave, where you add the photos......I noticed that most of the pictures are all crinkly looking in the smaller panels on the bottom...you can't see the pictures...they are sort of clouded over. You can only see the actual picture in the larger preview window. I decided to go through and replace each of the pictures...with the same picture, and what I'm noticing is that once I replace the picture I can now see it clearly in the smaller panel windows....it's no longer clouded over. I'm wondering if the pictures got corrupted somehow while I was trying to get the DVD to burn.... Is it normal to not be able to see the pictures clearly in VideoWave?

 

I guess I'll go through and replace all the pictures and then try burning again. It'll take me all day tomorrow likely to do that....

 

In the meantime, I'll download that software player you suggested and then answer your question about whether the pictures are missing in the ISO file.

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Thanks for all your help. If I were to download the updated version for future projects am I likely to have all this trouble? If so, then this will be the last one I ever do :o(

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The "crinkly" image in the timeline or story line view is due to a corrupted .dat file. Navigate to your project and delete the dat file that has the same name as your project.

 

The files you are working with are too large. The ones that are 1-3 MB but the program has problems with those that are larger than that. It happens to a lot of people. Use the built in "Emhance Multiple Photos" to resize them. . You will not see any loss of clarity since you will be making a standard DVD which is 720 by 480 lines of resolution. Much less resolution than your images.

 

If all your friends have blu ray players that play the AVCHD codecs, you might consider making an AVCHD disc. It is high definition :video" burned onto a standard DVD using a standard optical drive (burner) Your project would fit with no issues. In that case, you will want to make the resize to a different option.

 

Note - always work with copies and not originals so you maintain the originals just in case.:

 

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Okay, deleting the .dat file totally worked....as far as seeing the pictures in the Storyline view. Thank you.

 

However, I cannot find the window that allows me to resize the photos. When I click on "Show Settings"....I got a message that says "It is not possible to dock the settings dialog at the current display resolution". I can't find anywhere that allows me to resize photos as shown in your screen shot...... Could you please give me some more direction? Thanks!!

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Sorry, I may have confused you by saying "Built -in" I meant that it was part of the Creator 2010 Suite; not part of Video Wave. I'm showing Creator 2012 so your screen may be different.

 

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If you are careful and want to save some time

 

1) Make a copy of the images that show black and put them in a new folder.

2) Go to the original folder and add the images that show black to Enhance Multiple Photos.

3) Adjust the size as shown.

4) Save the files in the same location where you originally had them. Make sure that the location and name were not changed.

5) When you reopen Video Wave, those resized images should be in place.

6) Right click on a photo to look at the details to confirm that they have been resized.

7) You may have a couple that don't update so you will have to replace them.

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Okay, deleting the .dat file totally worked....as far as seeing the pictures in the Storyline view. Thank you.

 

However, I cannot find the window that allows me to resize the photos. When I click on "Show Settings"....I got a message that says "It is not possible to dock the settings dialog at the current display resolution". I can't find anywhere that allows me to resize photos as shown in your screen shot...... Could you please give me some more direction? Thanks!!

 

This is only regarding the "it is not possible ..." message. This happens if your display settings are set to low. For the "docking" to work, your display setting has to be at least 1280x1024. What screen display resolution do you have set?

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My screen resolution is set to 1366 x 768. I can lower the first number but the second number stays the same.....

 

A laptop correct?

 

Laptops weren't made for what folks try and use them for today.

 

The Game Capture Forum and Video forums are full of underpowered laptops trying to grind out (encoding) video or trying to capture and stream video.

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Ok, I found the Resize button! Thanks....

 

Does it matter where I copy the images from....for instance, can I just copy them from the Storyline view into the new file? Or do I have to figure out which photo is missing....go back into the original file to copy each one into the new file? Would it be easier to just resize all my original photos?

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This is going to be painstakingly slow to figure out the blacked out photos and then copy each one individually. I'm probably missing something here.........but I do have all my photos saved in more than one spot....so wouldn't it be alot easier to just resize ALL the trip photos from the original files?

Is your #1 step of copying the blacked out photos into a new folder just a precautionary step in case I lose the photos? Is there a reason I can't just resize all of them? Thanks so much for your help with this!

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My screen resolution is set to 1366 x 768. I can lower the first number but the second number stays the same.....

 

My laptop has the same "maximum settings". It is the best you can get. Everything will still work you just can't dock any of the "selectors".

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This is going to be painstakingly slow to figure out the blacked out photos and then copy each one individually. I'm probably missing something here.........but I do have all my photos saved in more than one spot....so wouldn't it be alot easier to just resize ALL the trip photos from the original files?

Is your #1 step of copying the blacked out photos into a new folder just a precautionary step in case I lose the photos? Is there a reason I can't just resize all of them? Thanks so much for your help with this!

 

Put copies of all the photos used in your project into a "project" folder. and resize only those; that way your original photos are never touched. I always create a project folder into which I copy all the source files used in a project. This would also make it easy to move a project to another location if the need ever occurs. You can also make a backup of the folder and update it regularly.

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Hello again,

 

I thought I sent my question earlier today, but now it's not here......maybe I didn't hit post.

 

In regard to copying the pictures prior to resizing them.....I'm wondering if I can just resize ALL the photos instead of copying just the missing ones. That would save me alot of time...trying to figure out which ones are the missing ones? I keep additional copies of my photos on an external drive.... Thanks again for your help....

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