I'm Using Encore CS5.1 which I have been for a year now. When I go and build the DVD it transcodes every file quite fast, maybe 3-5 minutes per clip which avergae around 3 minutes long. All files are dynamically linked Premier Pro Files. Then my first play intro file which is a 10 second Dynamic AE file transcodes fine, but when it gets to my Dynamic AE menu file which is 1:27 long, it takes almost 2 hours to transcode, and then when it is finally transcoded, it says transcoded under the project panel, but it does it again every time I build the DVD, making it very long to burn my DVD's. It worked really fast the first time, and now it just keeps taking forever. Nothings changed except I've installed my CS6 Creative Cloud Products. This is still in 5.1 though. Anyone have any ideas what might be going wrong?
I differentiate "transcoding" from "building." Transcoding is encoding/reencoding an asset to DVD spec (not a formal definition, but you get the idea) while Building is simply muxing the transcoding video/audio into the DVD VOB streams. Menus are a different creature. Even if the motion asset for a menu is transcoded, the menu must still be rendered. I do not understand when Encore insists on re-rendering a menu.
In any event, n your case, I would try to sort out whether the AE DL motion is really re-transocding, or if the menu is rendering.
Try rendering the menu (if it will let you) before the build.
I do not understand why it is taking so long.
I would first take DL out of the equation by exporting the file from AE and importing to EN.
Thanks, but to your first comment, it still has to to transcode a file before burning it, and these were even pre-transcoded, so not sure what was happening.
I rendered the menu about 2 hours after starting the build and an hour later it finished and I was able to burn 10 copies, so just looks like It was getting jammed up.
Thanks for the input.