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Encore fails when I attempt to create a DVD

Jun 23, 2012 9:18 AM

I have a project created with Premiere Pro CS5.5 which I sent over to Encore to create a DVD. The project is 2 hours and 1 minute long which would leave only about 300mbs of space on the final DVD if the process completed. I have attempted to create the DVD several times and each time the process fails. Am I perhaps attempting to create the DVD with a project that is just too large? The transcoding seems to go fine for about 30 minutes and then seems to die. About 2 hours later a window opens up saying that the process failed.

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    Jun 23, 2012 10:21 AM   in reply to terryleemartin

    How are you "sending" the PrPro Project to Encore, via ADL (Adobe Dynamic Link), or by Exporting from PrPro, and Importing to Encore?


    If the former, are you "pushing" the Project from PrPro to En, or "pulling" from En, choosing the Sequence(s) in PrPro?


    If the latter, what Export settings are you using from PrPro/AME?


    Can you also tell us the details of your Source Footage and Sequence Settings?


    Good luck,



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    Jun 23, 2012 2:39 PM   in reply to terryleemartin

    For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match

    See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process


    If your sequence is correct, you will NOT see a red line over your timeline when you 1st import the video, before doing any work


    I have read other messages concering Dynamic Link problems, so try doing it the 2 step way


    Export your finished project from PPro to a video file... either MPEG-DVD if you are sure of your transcode settings, or to Widescreen DV AVI and then let Encore do automatic transcoding on that AVI file


    As a personal choice, to not have to try and figure out my own transcode settings, I always export AVI from PPro and then have Encore use automatic transcoding at the end of the authoring process


    As well as the below, right click the Encore icon and select Run as Administrator, which is NOT the same thing as running the computer with the Administrator account, and which fixes several "odd" problems... To create a two layer DVD (or a BluRay?), you MUST have Encore set to use the Run as Administrator option


    Run as Administrator


    Also, some other things to read... may or may not help with your exact problem, but free to read


    Odd Errors


    Long File Names or odd characters cause problems


    And #4

    And This Message Thread


    Encore "No Drive" Error


    Things and Software to AVOID when authoring/burning a DVD


    Start -->

    #2 has WHY Explained



    Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE to write files or folders or ISO to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)


    Imgburn will read the ACTUAL disc brand from the disc, which is not always the same as the box label (Memorex is notorious for buying "anything" and putting it inside a Memorex box)


    When you write to disc with Imgburn, use the SLOWEST possible speed setting, so your burner has the best chance to create "good, well formed" laser burn holes... since no DVD player is required to read a burned disc, having a "good" one from a high quality blank will help


    Use Taiyo Yuden single layer or Verbatim Two layer Or Falcon Pro for inkjet printable Two layer

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    Jun 24, 2012 9:56 AM   in reply to terryleemartin

    A DVD is 720X480 SD (Standard Definition) so you must down-rez from HD to SD


    I do that with AVCHD to Widescreen DV AVI for DVD authoring -


    Again, my CHOICE is to export to AVI and then have Encore do automatic transcoding to make the video "best fit" to a single or dual layer DVD


    Link to DVD Demystified FAQ

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    Feb 2, 2013 1:25 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Hi Bill , how are you, I am new comer in here and apologize for my bad English.

    I use Adobe Premiere CS6 for my project, with duration 40 minutes with format : (1920x1080 / 29,97 / progressive / 2 VBR pass/ / codec H2.64/ Audio 48 Khz / 16:9 ratio / Max Bitrate 12 Mbps - Min Bitrate 10 / make it DVD /)

    My Camcorder SONY NEX VG10 (format video AVCHD :  MTS) and I converted into HANDBRAKE to make MP4.... sent it to ENCORE via Adobe Lynk Adobe to transferred to a DVD.  After the burn DVD successful, play in DVD player, and the video result is :  n o t   b a d  .. but why the movie is not too perfect (not sharp,.. clean)

    Perhaps whether to convert MTS into MP4 ?

    What happening if just using the MTS  ? Or I have to changes all data formating ?

    I believe that Ive made some mistakes in making format/setting in the DVD Encore or in Adobe Premiere CS6.

    Thats why I really need your help by providing all the datas format is accurate for the best result.

    Thank you so much.. I really appreciate..!

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    Feb 2, 2013 8:45 AM   in reply to samuel9

    Use Premiere Pro to edit your original AVCHD files


    There is a tutorial list in message #3

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