I sent you a PM offering to test one of your jpgs on my CS3 and CS4 installs. Will be with that machine later today.
Cut the project back to just ONE JPEG file in a 'slideshow' and same thing happens!!
NTSC or PAL? Using build or transcode now? (Since it is a slideshow, I don't think it matters.)
What if you add 2 menus from the encore library, link them to each other, and build to folder?
What is the pixel x pixel size of that jpg?
Stan/John - some answers follow (have sent you the files Stan, thanks for the offer).
Project is PAL, just doing a build to DVD (image or folder or whatever makes no difference). Have also played with higher and lower bit rates, no change.
In trying to find the issue I'd stripped out all other timelines, audio, menu, basically everything, so can't see that adding a menu will help.
Remainig jpeg is 2816 x 2112 pixels.
Having slept on this, its such a basic issue I thinking its got to be a bad CS3 install (and I'll try that shortly), but why CS4 just gives up and dies is a worry....
I"ll be with the CS3 install again tomorrow.
I opened this with CS6. Opened without problem, able to build to folder, and play back with total media theater.
The slide is rotated on its side, but it panned okay.
Thanks Stan, but don't waste any more time on this one. I've spent much of the last 3 mths and most of the last 3 weeks battling Encore stupidities, and as of now I'm giving up on Encore completely..
Having built and re-built an Encore project twice, across 3 different versions and still not got something that actually opens each time in the state I left it in, nor which can be written to DVD, I invested an extra 2 days rebuilding the project in Proshow - would have taken only half that time if I wasn't learning the program at the same time.
Now I finally have a DVD completed. Without Encore. And thats pretty much the way it will be in the future. And it would take a lot of persuasion before I wasted another cent on Adobe's crappy unsupported products.
Thanks for reporting. Which version of Proshow did you use?
Just the basic Proshow Gold at 5.0.3310. Cheap and cheerful. But it works, unlike Encore
If you ever have problems with Proshow, here is another Encore alternative http://www.deskshare.com/dvd-authoring-burning-software.aspx (I have NOT used, I just saved the link because other people have mentioned the program)
Thanks John. My attraction to Proshow was to handle ‘slide shows’ (simplistic name of course), rather than just the DVD burning issue. My Encore can handle slideshows (badly) and burning not at all – Proshow seems to be able to do both rather well.