What is the source of that music track and what file format is it in?
I'm suspecting the source audio is possibly corrupt, or possibly an issue with the DVD media.
A couple of things to check:
Make sure the source audio plays OK outside of PE.
PE likes the WAV format, so if you can convert prior to a load to PE, that may help.
With audio on the timeline, right click and check/adjust audio gain.
If it plays okay within PE, export the audio as WAV, then reload to PE.
For testing, don't Burn to DVD, rather Burn-to-Folder, then play on your system with your DVD Player software, if it works okay, then it's time to suspect the DVD Media, or your set top DVD player...
Thanks Steve and Kodebuster,
I will check these and post results.
Steve, per your request:
All songs are as follows:
Purchased from Napster, MP3 is the format
44khz 256 kbps non protected
Convert to WAV at 48khz and try again
As John states, conversion to PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit format will likely help you. MP3's are problematic, at best. The freeware program, Audacity, will convert these source files. [Note: the quality loss from the MP3 compression will NOT be restored, but the resulting PCM/WAV should cause no issues.]
One big issue with some MP3 files is embedded additional material, like album art. The conversion to PCM/WAV will strip this embedded material out, and will also result in an audio file, that PrE can edit smoothly with no extra work.
To all an update on this issue.
I was struggling to find a way to convert to wav. Thanks for the tips on that. While I was troubleshooting I found it odd that 2 of the 3 MP3s worked.
I determined that the MP3 that was not working was trimmed using a product called MP3Trim. We are new to this application so we were not aware that PRE would trim the audio as needed.
I loaded the original and bingo all was happy.
We then used PRE to trim up the song.
Lesson learned, don't use MP3Trim with PRE.
In the future I will convert to WAV as discussed here with Audacity as recommended.
Thanks again for all the imput. Learned alot.
Thanks for reporting. I am not familiar with MP3Trim, but your tip to NOT use it will probably help others in the future.
As MP3 encoding is rather a wide-open frontier, there are a lot of utilities that play fast and loose with the specs. This might be one of them.
Most of all, glad that you got things sorted and you will have also helped others.