This might be a simple issue to solve, or a "feature" in Encore (CS5). When I render one (or all) motion menus for preview and re-open the Encore project (a few seconds later - same computer, etc.) I have to re-render them in order to preview them in motion.
This also happens (probably for the same reason) when I build the project - although in that case I don't even close it before building. This wasn't an issue with a few simple motion menus but this is for my present project: it takes about 70 minutes to render all motion menus.
Of course, I do not change anything after rendering and before closing and re-opening the project. Also, I can find these menus in the Project Folder > Sources > Menus as .m2v files (in this case), and they play with WMP as motion menus (without navigation, of course). Are these the rendered files? Is there a way to avoid this lengthy re-rendering?
Thank you for any help, suggestion, etc.
I have not encountered this behavior, unless I have made some change to the Motion Menu.
Are you working from external HDD's?
Are you working from networked HDD's?
Good luck, and wish that I had some help for you.
No external or networked HDDs. In the past, I also get this issue only if I made some changes in the menus. Once I reinstalled Encore, but do not remember if this behavior started that time. Maybe I reinstall Encore again (after finishing this project) and see what is happening.
Bill, I have uninstalled/reinstalled the whole CS5 suite (cleanup tool, etc.) that includes Encore (v. 188.8.131.528) several times in the last couple of days. Experimented with small test projects. Some new observations: Without motion menus (static menus), all is fine. With motion menus, both the rendering and the transcoding are lost. The transcoded files are in their place (in the folder of Sources --> Transcodes) and used during the project building. However, opening my older projects, they retained both the transcoded status and the motion menus' rendered status. The only thing can be some interaction between Encore and some possible errors in the OS (Win 7 professional). I will try the "no re-format, non-destructive reinstall". Thanks, Laci
Now, I really reinstalled CS5: with Revo Pro I removed all Adobe products (CS5, Adobe Reader, etc.), after this I simply deleted all folders, files that had the word Adobe in/on it (except my project files, of course), deep-cleaned the registry (couple of times) then reinstalled everything. Now, Encore keeps the link to the transcoded files, and the menus keep their rendered format. With one caveat: after any change of the menus, I have to save (not close) the Encore project first and then render the motion menus. Closing, reopening the Encore project after that doesn't affect the rendered status anymore. This might have been the case with Encore originally but during the editing I frequently saved it, so I might have done the very same thing (inadvertently) that I am doing now. Any comment? Thanks, Laci. (P.S. I didn't do anything with my O.S., so this last quirk could still be due to some O.S. Adobe interaction.)
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