heime hos solfrid
When burning DVD the “Fit to contents to available space” does not work.
That is not necessarily as you have implied.
The project is in the process of trying to fit your Timeline content on the DVD disc. You can tell that by the bitrate lowered from max 8.00 Mbps to 7.6.
The capacity of the DVD disc is 4.38 GB in reality (not 4.7 GB). And, the lowered bitrate is decreasing the file size to make the fit. Nonetheless, the project would be expected to lower that bitrate a bit more and not end in failure.
Under the circumstances that you describe, I would go back to the Edit area and inspect the Timeline content and its tracks.
1. In the Expert workspace, open all the tracks and expand the Timeline.
2. Inspect all the opened tracks for gaps, transitions and titles placements, and debris scattered among the track, especially beyond the end of the Timeline content. Debris can present as thin black vertical lines or clips that got placed outside the working area and got forgotten about. If you press the computer End key, does the Timeline Indicator stop at the end of the last item on the Timeline or beyond that point?
3. Is there a Movie Menu in this project? Which one? How many Timeline markers and what kind? Do you have a Stop Marker at the end of the last item on the Timeline?
a. In the Edit area, look at placement of Timeline markers
b. Look for overlapping buttons (will have red frame if overlapping) in the Movie Menu customization area within the project.
c. Look at the project with and without the Movie Menu and Timeline markers.
Also look at your burn to with and without the Intel HD Graphics 2000 or Higher preference disabled in Edit Menu/Preferences/General.
Please review and consider. Any questions or need clarification, please let us know.
Rendering was my problem: One of the clips could not be rendered. I suppose it is because I started with a sound file and but in a picture overlapping it. So when I tried rendering the program stopped. I think burning also must render so that may make sense
No it wasn’t a rendering problem!
This time I got the message: Something is preventing a successful DVD burn. Use the ISO image saved on the following location to burn your disk later: D:\Documents\20150524_223553.iso
I tried “Open Folder” and not finding any file with the name 20150524_223553.iso. So I sourced all my hard disks and not finding the file there nether.
Can the problem be the program using a disk name it can’t find? My DVD drive has the letter M:
heime hos Solfrid
Just in case message...there are two types of rendering in Premiere Elements project
a. Timeline rendering which relates to previewing your Timeline Edit area. The feature creates preview files and gives you the best possible preview it can for what you have playing back on the Timeline in the Edit area monitor. This does not affect the results. You do not have to do it. But, it is your window of opportunity to catch a problem sooner than later.
b. Rendering in the Publish+Share area which is an encoding.
Frequently reports are seen here about burn to disc or .iso or folder where the process is supposed to be successful, but the DVD-VIDEO files cannot be found.
Please look at this particular issue with and without disabling the preference related to Intel HD Graphics 2000 and Higher found Edit Menu/Preferences/General.
If your .iso image from the burn to is going to be over 1 GB in file size, you are going to have problems. Please read the details in the following
Did you go through the list given for exploration in the troubleshooting?
Please review and consider and let us know the outcome. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We may be heading for uninstall/free ccleaner run through (regular cleaner and registry cleaner parts), reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled. But, let us try to avoid that if possible.
Uninstalled Adobe Premiere 13.1
Cleaned with C-Cleaner.
Installed Adobe Premiere Elements 13.
Burned without F-Secure started.
Burning comes to 98% and the DVD comes out.
Saying: “The data rate of this file is too high for DVD. You must replace the file with one of a lower datar….(can’t read more)…
So that means “Fit contents to available space” is not working?
I think I will miss adobe, but I see no outer ways so I am going back to Nero. Nero doesn’t have “Fit contents to available space”, but it does have a red line telling me how much I can put into a DVD project.
Heime hos Solfrid
Thanks for the reply.
If you are getting the Data Rate error, then this is what you should do.
Since you are getting the Data Rate error message for reasons unknown at this time, then remove the check mark next to "Fit Content to Available Space" in the burn dialog. This should allow for the manual setting of the Data Rate (Bitrate).
With the removal of the "Fit Content to Available Space" check mark, what readings do you get for Space Required and Bitrate? What does Status now show - Ready or Insufficient Disc Space?
Using the Quality slider, you should be able to lower the Bitrate from 7.6 Mbps just to the point where the Bitrate is lowered to allow you to move forward without the Data Rate error message. Try 7.0 Mbps and, if that does not work, try 6.5 Mbps and so on. The lower the Bitrate, the lower the Quality. Depending on your results, you may be forced into a DVD double layer single sided disc (8.5 GB/240 min - in reality 7.95 GB).
Please review and consider, and then let us know if the above worked for you.
Still without F-Secure active.
Updated to 3.1 and tried again. And the same thing happened.
Removed the check mark and put the Bitrate to 5.45 Mbps.
Still comes to 98% and the DVD comes out. But now it says “Something is preventing a successful DVD burning ……..”
This time I put the bitrate to the lowest, 1.69, and the same thing happened.
Heime hos Solfrid
Thanks for the update.
Did you ever evaluate your Timeline marker situation - especially as it relates to Stop Marker placed at the end or near the end of the Timeline content?
Consider making 2 copies of the project. Using one copy, delete the first half of the Timeline content, and try the burn to. Using the second copy, delete the second half of the Timeline content, and try the burn to. Were either of these burn tos successful?
Can you burn to folder the original project even if you cannot burn it to disc?
Yes I tried everything but not burning to hard disc.
But now I have positive information! I finished another project as long as 2h2m19s and burned it to a Blu-ray disc, without marking “Fit to …”, and it worked perfectly. The quality of film and sound is marvels!
So now I understand there must be a problem with the program not being able to reduce the quality of the input clips to fit to DVD.
Trying with F-Secure active next time I burn Blu-ray. Maybe I’ll try it next month. For the time being I will have to use Nero burning DVD. But please notify me if you find the solution for using adobe.
Thank you for following me.
Good night, it’s time for a 66 year old man to go to bed.
Wonderful news about your progress and your great news of your burn to Blu-ray. Great job.
Just in case mention - when you burn to Blu-ray, you are likely to get an Invalid Data Error if you have a check mark next to "Fit Content To Available Space" and your Space Required is under 23 GB. So, you did well without the check mark there.
I do not think your Blu-ray result (without that check mark) is related to your DVD-VIDEO issue and the Data Rate error. I still think that the DVD-VIDEO problem is in the Timeline content. But, that is just speculation for now. We will work on this some more. Looking forward to your further DVD-VIDEO results from prior suggestions on those matters.
Thanks for staying with the troubleshooting.
I can burn a Blu-ray of my Africa project (1.8 GB) but not a DVD. I get the errmsg, "something is preventing a successful burn"
But I can burn a DVD of my son's July 4 parade (409 MB). Size matters, it seems. Try creating a new, small project and see if you can burn it to DVD.
The DVD Burn dialog box in PE13.1 displays space required. It should fit onto a DVD. It seems to be misleading because the DVD I could burn, only 409 MB, ate up about half the DVD disc. I can see the part that is written after the burn. But the DVD is rated to hold 4.7 GB.
About the specifications on those DVD disc...
For the DVD disc with label 4.7 GB/120 minutes, in reality that 4.7 GB is 4.38 GB.
For the DVD disc with label 8.5 GB/240 minutes, in reality that 8.5 GB is 7.95 GB.
It may not necessarily be size, but rather Timeline content and some factor in the compiling of that content - gaps, transition placement, effects, titles, movie menus (Timeline marker and main menu/scene button).
Of concern - when you wrote
DVD I could burn, only 409 MB, ate up about half the DVD disc.
Did you have any Timeline leftovers beyond the intended Timeline content? What was the extent of complexity of that Timeline content?
What was the bitrate of that Timeline content represented by the file size of 409 MB? The burn to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc works off a variable bitrate of 8.00 Mbps. Was the bitrate of the Timeline content less than 8.00 Mbps?
Please remind me if these unsuccessful projects were successful when the movie movie and the Timeline markers were removed from the project prior to burn to disc DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc?
Please consider, and we will put these details together.
My Africa project writes successfully to a Blu-ray disc or to an .mpg file, but not to a DVD. I would like to write the Africa project to DVD's for friends who don't have Blu-ray players. It seems obvious the reason I can't is that DVD's have less capacity than Blu-ray disks. But I can give those friends an .mpg file to watch it on their computers. My motivation here is to make sense of a vague error message.
You wrote, "It may not necessarily be size, but rather Timeline content and some factor in the compiling of that content - gaps, transition placement, effects, titles, movie menus." But all those things are the same for Blu-ray, which works, and DVD, which won't. The meaningless error message, "Something is preventing a successful DVD burn," seems to me to mean the project can't fit onto a blank DVD. I don't care that the smaller July 4 parade project used half of a DVD. It was just a test. The point is, the parade project can be written to a DVD, which proves that the DVD functionality works for smaller projects.
Is there something, specific uniquely to DVD burns, in Timeline content, transition placement, effects, titles or movie menus that you can suggest that I change?
Thanks for the follow up reply.
There are different structures involved in the burn to the DVD-VIDEO format on a DVD disc versus to Blu-ray disc format on Blu-ray disc.
How the writer handles each is a consideration. What is Blu-ray disc? | Difference between DVD and Blu-ray Discs | DVD vs Blu-ray
And, you cannot go by the disc labeling to represent the disc capacity available to you.
As mentioned DVD 4.7 GB/120 minutes is in reality 4.38 GB and DVD 8.5 GB/240 minutes is in reality 7.95. As for BD-R or BD-RE, that 25 GB is in reality around 23 GB.
The Premiere Elements burn to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc error "Something is preventing...." covers a lot of territory and can end up meaning different things to different user situations.
a. in some cases, the Hardware Acceleration preference setting is at the core of the matter.
b. in some cases, clearing the Encoded Files Folder and starting again is the key.
c. in some cases, going from DVD 4.7 GB/120 minutes labelled disc to a DVD 8.5 GB/240 minutes labelled disc works.
d. in come cases, flaws in the writing of the Timeline content to the disc can be the answer.
Please remind me if you have tried to burn your Timeline content to DVD 8.5 GB/240 minutes using Publish+Share/Disc/DVD with preset = Widescreen_Dolby DVD? Or, if you want to save a disc, please try the same using burn to Folder (8.5 GB) to determine if that will go to a successful production of the saved folder with the VIDEO_TS Folder.