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Windows 7: Windows DVD Maker issue

14 Sep 2010   #11
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

I get this message all the time from Windows Live DVD maker. Even if the files will fit, it says they may not, I just ignore the warning and run it anyway. I haven't had any problems with it.

As long as you know they are under the limit, ignore the warning and go ahead and burn.

Apparently a glitch in the DVD maker, along with the fact it only burns 4.3, even when you set to 16.9. (There's a workaround, you have to save your project in Live DVD maker 1st, then it retains the aspect ratio)


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14 Sep 2010   #12
tntermini

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

hmm, that's an unusual solution. I'll try that!
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14 Sep 2010   #13
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yeah, it's unusual, but that's what you have to do if you want your movies to come out in the right aspect.

This has apparently been going on since Vista. I couldn't figure out why all my movies were coming out 4.3 when I set the ratio to 16.9

Doing some research I found the workaround, and it does work, but I wish MS would fix the program because it's time consuming.

And yes, every time I go to export/save it to DVD in Win Live Movie Maker, I get that "this isn't going to fit" message.

So you save it to the desktop and as soon as it finishes doing it's thing, it'll launch the Windows DVD maker and burn it.

Don't ask me how, but it works great. Don't worry about the effects in Live DVD Maker, Windows movie maker has some nice menu screens

http://www.pcmech.com/article/window...en-workaround/
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14 Sep 2010   #14
tntermini

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Unfortunately, that did not work. Windows DVD Maker prevents me from burning (a dialog box pops up with the error message).
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15 Sep 2010   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tntermini View Post
Unfortunately, that did not work. Windows DVD Maker prevents me from burning (a dialog box pops up with the error message).
What does the error message say?
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15 Sep 2010   #16
tntermini

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

yes, i apologize for not being more informative:

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16 Sep 2010   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tntermini View Post
yes, i apologize for not being more informative:

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Thanks for that. have you tried Borg's solution?
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16 Sep 2010   #18
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yeah, he says he did mitchell65

I've never gotten an error like that before. I know that you can't make a vid over 4.3 GB (or something close to that size) because the room is needed for the rest of the stuff. I've burned vids that were 1 hr 45 Mins long with no probs.

Unless the video is actually over the limit, there shouldn't be a reason for that.

At this point I would suggest you give DVD Flick a try. The menu's aren't that great, but I've never had any problems with it & it has lots of options for editing. And it's free.

NOTE: DVD Flick runs best when set for compatibility to XP SP2.

DVD Flick

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DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.

Burn near any video file to DVD
Support for over 45 file formats
Support for over 60 video codecs
Support for over 40 audio codecs
Easily add a menu
Add your own subtitles
Easy to use interface
Burn your project to disc after encoding
Completely free without any adware, spyware or limitations
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16 Sep 2010   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi tntermini
What do you hink about putting your 3 clips onto a host so that I can download them and try to replicate the problem? You could PM he link if you wish. I not can you say where the clips came from, are they downloads or from a camcorder or what? have you also tried lowering the bitrate. If not try burning just two of the clips!
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16 Sep 2010   #20
tntermini

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Believe it or not, I fixed the problem by switching the DVD for a Dual Layer disc. I may have mentioned it before, I don't know why I waited to do it.

It works now thanks for all the quick responses guys! I'll come back to this forum next time I need help.
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