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Your project file is corrupting after you burn a DVD? That is alarming -- and like nothing I've ever seen in the 3 years since version 2 came out.
Is it at all possible something else is going on? Like maybe your project file is on a second drive that's formatted FAT32 rather than NTFS or that you're working on version 2 is Vista or that you've opened an older version project with newer version software?
Great points and.. yes... alarming. Let's see:
yes - project is on 2nd drive and it's NTFS
Windows XP NOT Vista
Only version of PE I have is PE2
I'm fairly certain this corruption happens DURING the burn. Sequence of events:
After a burn, I started receiving the error
Went back to much older backup (one NOT used for the eventual burn) and rebuilt the project
Saved the project as PROJECTXBEFOREBURN
Saved the project as PROJECTXBURN
Burn completed - saved the file PROJECTXBURN, tried to open, received error
Opened PROJECTXBEFOREBURN no problems
I've built and burned many projects and never seen this kind of behavior before. I have a work around but it really raised red flags for me.
What happens if you go through these steps? At what point do things go fubar?
Thanks for the pointer to those steps:
1 - opened projectxbeforeburn, saved as projectxburn (just in case), exported the entire project as an AVI - saved projectxburn and reopened no problems
2 - believe it or not, I don't have any 'burner' software other than PE2 and Roxio backup. don't have any way to test burning direct from a TS folder to DVD
3 - first thing I tried - cleared disc (even though this is a 'small' 15 minute project and defragged - confirmed scratch disks pointing to cleared/defragged disk (57GB free)
I'll see if I can find some freeware burner s/w or other way to test option 2. I'm also going to dig around for some old projects and try burning them to compare results as this has never happened to me before.
Thanks again for your input - all thoughts appreciated
Here's a great, free DVD burning program, Bennie.
But, before you even get to that point -- the key question: When you burned to a folder rather than directly to a DVD disc, did your file corrupt?!
Same results - after burn to folders on disk, project is corrupted. As a note, I used imgburn and burned the Video_TS folder to DVD and it works fine.
I'm going go back and find an old project and see what's up - I've built larger projects with longer DVD play time without having seen this before.