I've been unable to burn a very basic, straightforward dual layer DVD with Encore CS5. All I want to do is create a disc with one long video on it that begins playing as soon as you put it in the DVD player. Works perfectly fine for single layer discs, but I can't do it successfully for dual layer.
All seems well with Encore, it burns the disc and ejects it, but when I try to play the DVD it always freezes right around the halfway mark (at the layer break, I assume).
I've tried running Encore as an administrator, I've tried re-rendering the movie with different settings and bitrate, I've tried both manual and automatic layer breaks (manual using both chapter points and a random spot in the timecode). Nothing works, same result every time.
Can someone please advise? I've put in a ton of time trying to make this happen with zero success. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
You need a "break" for the break. There are a number of threads of break point issues, but a single very long movie is a problem. Create a chapter point midway, picking something that works for you. Each half has to be "small" enough to not be too large for one side.
If Encore is not setting the break point, build to a folder (so it won't place a break point), then complete in ImgBurn.
As a test... try this from some notes I saved... and, to create a dual layer, you MUST use the Run as Administrator option
Create an ISO (Encore) or folder on your hard drive (Encore or Premiere Elements) and then use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download 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