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07 Feb 2012   #1

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windows dvd maker

When you make a video-dvd, the length of the audio in the menu is rather short. Can it be made longer ?

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08 Feb 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hwillaer View Post
When you make a video-dvd, the length of the audio in the menu is rather short. Can it be made longer ?
I am not sure of what you mean, please detail. Do you want to stretch the audio, or repeat it?
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08 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I want to stretch it. It repeats automatically, but only the first 20 seconds or so.
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hwillaer View Post
I want to stretch it. It repeats automatically, but only the first 20 seconds or so.
As far as I know, you can't do this with mp3. Converting it to WMA may bypass the limitation, this has worked for most.
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09 Feb 2012   #5

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Mp3 or WMA, makes no difference. Any other solution ?
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13 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hwillaer View Post
When you make a video-dvd, the length of the audio in the menu is rather short. Can it be made longer ?
Open Windows DVD Maker > after you have added the pictures and music, click Next > at the top, click Side Show > put a checkmark at " Change slide show length to match music length " > click Change slide show button when done.

Note : I have use that method a few times myself. The hard truth is, the music length still does not match " exactly " as the slide show length.
Many times, I had to also change the Picture Length manually which needed a little calculation
Note : Picture Length means length of EACH slide.
It is also more simpler to fix if the music length is longer than the slide show length, instead of the other way.


see my screenshot for better illustration .....

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15 Feb 2012   #7

windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm sorry, but I was referring to a video, not a slideshow. Moreover, I tried what you said with a slideshow and it doesn't work either, at least not in the menu. It does only work with the slideshow itself.
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16 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I too have experienced some frustration with this... I have Nero and SoThink DVD creation software as well... SoThink has a nifty chickbox that allows you to extend the menu soundclip for the length of the soundclip. (So the DVD menu sound plays all the way through before repeating, rather than cutting off in the middle).

So I know this is POSSIBLE to do. What I don't know is whether it's possible to do with Windows DVD Maker. Each of these programs has their strengths and weaknesses. Windows DVD Maker puts together a nice DVD Menu, with professional looking menus (complete with scene menus) already put together. The other two that I have (Nero and SoThink) don't that I'm aware of, so for my next couple of projects, I'm going to use Windows DVD Maker regardless...

It would be nice though, if I could make a DVD Menu with Windows DVD Maker, that didn't cut my custom sound files off in the middle... even if they run 45 or 60 seconds or longer. Is there a fix somewhere out there for this? Some obscure tweak that would allow me to extend the play time of the menu sound for a video DVD menu?

Thanks in advance if anybody knows, and if I find one or figure one out, I'll post it.
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