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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by sassybees, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. sassybees

    sassybees Member

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    Hi...Im extremely new to burning DVD's Like this is the first one. I downloaded my wedding movied from the camcorder onto movie maker. The movie looks great.... nero 6 wouldnt accept it... After searching I found I had to convert the ms.wmm file to an AVI file. Nero accepted it no problem..... Great I thought. I went to nero...told it to burn...... Over 8 hours later it appeared to have not finished but wasnt doing anything yet I wasnt frozen.......The green indicator was at about half an inch from the end. can someone please give me a step by step idea of how to do it properley.
    Thanks sassy...
    As this is my husbands PC can you please email answers to me at my address nopostingemails@afterdawn.com <--- Forum Rules.


    Thank you
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    No posting your email. And this is hardly a DVD Shrink question.

    *moved*
     
  3. bigorange

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    sassybees,

    I'm not sure what you used in nero but NVE(neroVisionExpress) will not only convert those files, but let you set chapters, create a custom menu, and burn to DVD disc all from that one app. I'm thinking if you used another app to convert the files and then used them in nero, that could be your problem.

    Here is a quickie NeroVision Express (NVE) guide I wrote, hope it helps.

    Open NVE

    Choose make DVD > DVD Video

    click on add files on the right.

    From the window browse to your files and add them one at a time, wait in between for NVE to do it's thing and when the file is finished add the next and so on til done.

    If you wish to create chapters, click on each file one at a time after they have all been converted, and hit "create chapters" starting with the 1st then hit next and you can set your chapters manually, (which I do it's faster) or you can let NVE do it for you auto. There is a preview window, just slide the slider, note time on right and stop it, hit the set chapter button.

    Go back and repeat this step for each file til done.

    Note, you can also edit your files in the same manner(one at a time) by hitting "edit movie" then going back and repeating for each file.

    Note-this could take another guide in itself for editing, I'm just giving you the basics. Most movie files don't need editing, unless they have commercials, etc.

    Now it's time to create a menu. hit next and if you want to customize your menu instead of using the provided templates, hit edit menu and here you set your layout,backgrounds,buttons, text, font, colors, etc.

    A very neat feature here, you can import backgrounds, video clips, pictures, etc. to incorporate in your menu. There are 3 little cameras for this import feature. Just left click on each for it's specific function. (for movies, since I go to movie sites and import posters, pictures, video clips, etc. for my backgrounds, buttons, etc.-see below You could also do this for your home videos by searching sites for a theme you might have in mind)

    Each heading on the right in this section is self explanatory, click on each one down the line, follow the cues until done.

    Once your window is setup on the left you can right click on your buttons and select properties, go in and type titles, select fonts, etc.


    Hint- I like to go to movie sites and get video clips, backgrounds, posters, and photos for my custom menu. You will need to play around here til you get the hang of it, the manuel is a great aid.

    When finished, hit next and you will see a software remote control. Use this as you would one from your living room chair at home and play with your movie. Go to different chapters, FF, rev., pause, etc. If you wish to change something you can still go back, if all is to your liking then hit next.

    Set your parameters for burning, ie.-your burner, your HD, record settings, it's in the box at the top right.

    When all is ready hit burn, go away, leave the PC alone, NO MULTITASKING !

    When you return play your masterpiece you created!

    *note- this is not intended as a complete step by step guide, but is a blueprint of sorts designed to give you steps to follow. NVE is more compicated than a simple burn guide. Use the NVE manuel which can be found at the Nero Homepage. You can download it, print it, or do as I do which is put all the Nero Ultra 6 manuel links in a folder which I can go to at any time and review.

    If you use this guide with the manuel you will be fine, it is one of the simpler programs of this type.


    good luck....
     
  4. sassybees

    sassybees Member

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    Thank you for your reply. Appreciated
    I dont think I made myself clear. I had already edited the movie in Movie maker and saved it. The whole movie saved as one file. Since then I got hold of DVDsanta and managed to get the movie onto DVD, I think as a MEPG file... Great But the quality of the finished product is quite jerky and Pixily looking. Any tips on getting it onto DVD so its as clear as it is on the computer? Or am I hoping for too much?
    Thank you again.
    Note to moderator. Im sorry my first post was in the wrong place...Not knowing this forum, thats where the link on the email took me. Not a criticism but It wasnt clear where I was supposed to be. I apologise...Thanks for putting me where I should be.
     
  5. bigorange

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    Sorry, but it sounds like something was screwed up before you put it in Nero. With the finished product looking jerky it is either the source files, the program, or operator error.

    I don't use DVD Santa so I can't help ya there, but there are others here who do. You might want to try NVE, but then again, maybe not. It does work well for what you want to do and since the less programs or steps you use the better the outcome usually is, it might be an answer. Everyhting would be done in one app. BUT, unfortunately you would have to start over unless you wanted to try using your movie maker files in NVE too and see what happens.

    If I had known your situation better I probably would have left this question to someone else who uses DVDSanta, LOL :>(
     
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    Well now Im really up the creek without a paddle... This what is the play so far. We dont have an oriiginal copy that hasnt been tampered with (By me. edited) of the wedding video. Its either edited and saved on movie maker as one MS>WMM file or converted by DVD santa to 2 files VTS _01_1 and VTS _01_02. nero will not burn these files.... says burning process has failed and nothing is on the disk. Im slowly going bald here pulling my hair out. Is there any way I can get the files back to their original state so I can start over using your great advice....
    What do you suggest I do....??? I cant get another copy of the wedding video it was on a friends camera and the video that was put on the PC from the camera has been deleted.
     
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    Hmmm...you said you had the files from movie maker and the files from DVD Santa, have you even tried running them thru NVE, it is a file converter(besides being an authoring program), and it might be able to make them compliant so Nero can burn them, since it's a nero app.

    Just a shot, I don't know if it will work but NVE does handle DVD compliant files too.
     

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