Not sure what is going on. "Duplicate File Found" at disk build.
The first time I encoded with AME at too high a bit rate. I re-encoded at lower bit rate and deleting the original files. I then renamed the re-encoded files to the original filenames used in the project. I don't see any duplicate files anywhere.
Then I tried deleting all of the projects asset files and cleaned the media database. I then re-imported all file assets and rebuilt the DVD menues from scratch. I still get this message "Duplicate File Found".
I have run out of options other than wiping out the enitre project and starting from the very begining.
I finaly figured it out. It has to do with files I put into the DVD Content folder. I copied a backup copy of all of my project files and put them in the DVD contents folder. They are a duplicate copies but I have done this type of backup before and it worked just fine without displaying "Duplicate File Found" message.... Why Encore even cares what I put in the DVD Contents folder...Why I don't know? I should be able to put practicaly any file in the dvd contents folder. This should be pretty much dummy information as far a Encore is concerned. It doesn't make sense. Why it sends off flags I have no clue why? I certainly don't find this a user friendly feature if it Adobe has done this on purpose.
I left this up so any poor soul can have at least some knowlege base. I couldn't find any when I went through it.
So we are all on the same page, by DVD content, you mean the "DVD-ROM Content" in the build tab?
Certainly there were various red flags, which you were trying to address:
"reencoded, deleted, renamed" and "copied a backup copy" are concepts that Encore is not fond of.
But how could you get a duplicate file, even in the ROM content?
I am having a related problem. (Mac OS 10.8.3)
My DVD-ROM Content is causing the DVD image build and DVD Master build to show "0 Objects" in the resulting disc image .iso and the physical DVD. There is not even a Video TS folder "visible".
However, the physical Video DVD will launch the DVD Player and play as expected when inserted into a computer. The DVD-ROM Content is of course not visible in the Finder as mentioned before.
I have authored a second DVD, also with DVD-ROM Content (Adobe PDF documents) and there doesn't seem to be a problem...
... I think that I have found the source of the Problem:
File names for the DVD-ROM Content must adhere to a standard naming convention.
-NO SPECIAL CHARACTERS-. (Blank spacing between words doesn't seem to cause this problem)