Since I have beaning having the problem with rendering my blu-ray project, I worked on a DVD project today that I had previously completed in CS5.5
My client requested some changes, so I made the modifications in Premier Pro, created a MPG2 file,
and replaced it in the encore project. This is a motion menu (standard "NTSC_Floral Menu").
Since this worked previously I had no doubt it would work again, but when I viewed the DVD, the menu (motion) only runs for about 30 seconds and goes to black. The thumb nail buttons are still visible (non animated).
The exact same thing happens in Preview!
Loop is set to forever!
The "replaced" file is an asset for a timeline, or the menu motion?
Any changes at all to the menu or menu motion assets (video or audio)?
Did you replace by using "replace asset" from within Encore and did you have the replaced asset named differently than the original? (Should not create the problem you describe if this was a timeline.)
Replaced for timeline.
No changes to the motion menu assets.
I replaced the asset using a different name, which ment I lost all my chapter points and had to recreate them.
I have done this numerous times with CS5 and CS5.5 without problems!
I think replace asset is causing the problem . You can do one thing - go to your motion menu remove the video linked to it as the background.Now delete the motion menu video file which you have replaced and now re-import it as asset into the project.Now re-link it to the motion menu as the video background and now preview. It will not loop to black frame.
Read your second post now.You replace the asset for timeline and not the motion menu so it may not solve your problem. But if replace asset is the problem then reimporting and re-linking the asset might work.
In your first post you said, it was an MPEG 2 file and you are using CS6. Then one possibility might be that the duration of the file changed after indexing (This runs in background and you can see the progress bar for this at the bottom in the Progress Panel) of the file.
Did you receive any dialog box warning about the duration of the asset?
If yes, then the black frames are the extra duration that was originally noted.
You might want to see the duration of your motion menu if it is the intended duration i.e the actual duration of the MPEG 2 asset. If not, change the duration to the desired one and then try.
Great, thank you both for your replies.
The motion menu is not created by me but one of your standard menu's included in the library. All I did was import the video and audio, create thumbnail buttons and linked to chapter points (non motion buttons).
Also when I replaced the asset, I did not use the "replace Asset option". I essentially did it the old school way (dumb way) by importing the new video asset only (not the Audio) with a new name. The change made to the Ppro project was just text. I then deleted the old asset, recreated my chapter points and relinked to the buttons.
Again, this problem never happened in CS5.1, only now in CS6.
I would do over.
Add the template menu and motion menu asset. Loop okay?
Then add the video and timeline. Link from only one button; no thumbnails. Loop okay?
Then add the thumbnails and see what happens.
FYI, when you say you added thumbnail buttons, I would add one of the template menus with thumbnails and modify that.
This is partly testing, and you could try to remove options in your current menu. But your current project may be corrupt, so I'd go for the do over.
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