I encounter the exact same error every time I try to preview my project.
It doesn't matter wether I make a new project, reinstall Encore DVD or even format my PC, every time I click preview I get that error message.
Apart from that I also encounter a "General Error" when I try to build my project, again, starting from scratch, restarting, reinstalling or even formatting does not help. I hope someone here can.
We need a lot more info than this.
Project details will be very helpful, along with details of your assets & navigation.
Are you using Chapter Playlists?
How many of them off the parent timeline?
when trying to preview?
when trying to check project?
Please give as much detail as possible - this error is basically saying that Encore has gone off at the deep end on you, and we need to try & work out why this has happened. Therefore as much info as possible will be great.
I've tried with 2 projects: 1 containing 2 menu's (main menu & chapter menu), 1 video timeline, 1 slideshow, no chapter points, no chapterlists. The other project I tried just contained a single video timeline, both show no errors when checked.
The Video-file in both cases is an MPG file with MPEG2 Encoding.
Preview is impossible (Internal Software Error: .\Vobulator\BlockPlanner\BlockPlanner.cpp, Line 217).
The problem occurs on both my computers.
I've had this problem on my laptop as well as my PC:
Intel P4 2.4GHz
40GB HD (10GB C:, 30GB D: (project is on this disk)) No external disks, no shared disks.
GeForce GO 4200.
Intel P4, 2.53GHz
800GB HD (total), Project is on 300GB SATA disk.
It's quite disturbing to find out that a program like Roxio DVD-Builder seems to be more efficient at making DVD's than Encore DVD. :(
I get the same "vobulator" error.
Tried to write a disk image of a five slide slideshow, no menu or timelines and one audio file. Rendered ok.
Win Xp Pro
Pioneer external DVR-106, but was wiriting disc image to C:drive
2 gig ram
I have never had any sonic software on this computer, but all I can find on the net says its a Sonic file that means doom and despair for my slideshow project.
I've just got the same problem
- I have several animated menus with simple navigation
- All videos are longer than 20 sec. Most of 'em already converted into "MPEG2-DVD" when importing into ENCORE
- No editting done in Encore
- No Audio in Menus
It all worked just fine until I've added some menus and a new video footage within a new timeline
When checking the project it shows no error
What should it be done to work again?
I have the same error "\Vobulator\BlockPlanner\BlockPlanner.cpp, line.." with Roxio MyDVD LE 6 that I have in bundle with canon dc40 camera.
I have a start screen with 5 button.
Each one link to a screen with 2 button : Photo (slideshow) and Video (one video with hand-made charapter mark).
One of this video comes from the join of 2 vob on 2 differnet mini-dvd.
With ifoEdit,dvd shrink etc I made a single vob and put it in my project.
When i burn it or create a dvd-like folder I have this error..
SomeOne can help me?
Sorry for my english...,I'm italian...
Alright I am not sure if this will help anybody but I thought that I would post it just in case it does help.
I ran into the Vobulator line 217 problem when I opened an old Encore1.5 project ane tried to preview.
- Deleted chapter points I had at very end of each timeline. ( old 1.5 work around. )
- Reverted all wav files back to original. ( right click on them in project view and select "revert to original. )
- Transcoded all the wav's over again.
Everything worked after this.
I also experienced this problem after I had made some modifications to one of my timelines. I modified the video, re-encoded it and opened Encore. Upon trying to preview the video I received the above error.
I discovered that my modified timeline was slight different in length to the original.
You can drag the end of the timeline to the correct length but I simply deleted the timeline from the project and reinserted into the project just to make sure.
Put together 2 slideshows based on Jpeg photo with a simple menue.Start building a dvd image as a "iso" file. Encore goes through nearly the whole build until I get the error
Internal software error
Vobulator\block planning\blockplanner.cpp line 217
Does that mean I will have to get a new vobulator??
like someone else before said: kill all chapter marks at the very ending of the clips!!! if u find some -> they are waste!!! all vobulator problems disappeared when i checked all my videos and timelines again!
Einer meiner clips hatte ganz am ende eine Kapitelmarke! Nach dem ich diese gelöscht hab, kam dieses Problem nie wieder! womöglich führt dieser verweis ins nowhere
If you would like to give complete details on your Project and your Assets, plus the navigation that you are attempting to put together, someone might be able to help you.
I would suggest starting a new thread, as this one has pretty much played itself out and all previous replies were from others with other Projects and possibly other problems. You can link back to this thread easily, in case there is discussion that you feel applies to your Project, other than the error message.
I assure you that you will get input, but without the details, no one can possibly tell what your problem is.
I was putting together a slideshow for my nephew's funeral service today. I have been researching this on the web with no luck. Mine has no menu and no chapter markers. It turned out to be blank images in the slideshow. No idea how this happened, I burned once successfully. Tweaked a few things and got the error. Maybe someone else will be saved the frustration I have gone through with this.
I found this answer (below) in another thread. What does it mean exactly?
The only images (photos) I have is in a slideshow. My menu item is linked to SlideShow:Photo1.jpg
I do have cross fades. I CAN preview the entire DVD including the slideshow but burn to DVD or burn to image causes the error.
<<<I found out it was due to selecting an image file as the video layer
in a menu, causes the error everytime. I just paste the image in with
'edit in photoshop' instead now. But thanks.>>>
I don't know what it means either.
My assumption is that "video layer" means a motion background, but the menu (the PSD seen in photoshop) has a regular background layer which is replaced in Encore with the video layer.
Or they are referring to a poster thumbnail; again replaced in Encore.
You might start a new thread so we can look at your situation.
A common issue I noticed in many other threads relating to BlockPlanner.cpp, line 217 is the use of a slide show. I started experimenting with mine. The first thing I tried worked (maybe a coincidence). "Fit SlideShow to audio duration" was originally checked and default transition was "Cross Dissolve". I unchecked it, and changed to 'None'. No more error. I since rechecked Fit to Audio and still OK (still no transition). I was always able to preview but couldn't burn to disc or create image until now.
I also got the "Internal Software Error...Vobulator...Line 17" error in Encore CS6. One of my timelines had diagonal gray bars for the last 50 or so seconds and the culprit was the chapter marker I had placed within that (apparently) forbidden zone. Once I removed the errant marker (who needed that one anyway?) the error messgage disappeared.
For the record, I had eliminated everything in the but the First Play video (in other words the Main Menu, two timelines and a playlist did not appear in the Flow Chart) and I still got the error message. I tried renaming the timelines, using underscores instead of spaces, etc.
I also tried running Encore as an Administrator - didn't work.
Removing the chapter marker in the greyed out area at the end of a video clip was the only solution that worked.
Now if I could only figure out why the end of that clip - and only that one clip - was grayed out...
<The original clip that was used to create the timeline was shortened/replaced with a shorter clip.>
Thanks for the quick reply!
In this case the clip was not shortened or replaced. I created a new timeline based on the clip and that was it,; the gray lines have always been there.
When I used the Check Project utility no issues were found, but when I built the project this particular video froze (video only, audio kept playing) near the end - at the exact spot where the diagonal lines appear. On the Encore timeline the audio and video both play fine right up to the end.
Perhaps there is an error in the file itself? I guess I'll have to re-render the video to find out.
I appreciate your suggestion, thank you. The video was exported from Vegas Pro so I'll re-render it. I rendered this particular movie as an .mpg as opposed to .m2t for the other movie used in the project.
I do find it curious that the video plays just fine from the Encore timeline and when previewing the project but not in the final DVD build.
I am having this problem with Encore CS6. Directing the output to the DVD Folder or DVD Image is not working. There are no slideshows or special fx. I have 15 timelines and some of these have up to 19 chapters, some only have one. My video files are untranscoded, and there are no errors in the check project portion.