Encore CS4 Roxio component problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/400484?tstart=0
More on Encore and Roxio http://forums.adobe.com/thread/528582?tstart=0 or direct to
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
To add to John's list of possibilities, if you have any ganged Assets on your Timeline, you will want to make sure that you have no gaps in the Video stream. This can easily happen, if one has Audio that is only a tiny fraction longer, than the accompanying Video. The Audio must be 100% of the Duration, or slightly shorter. There can be various errors thrown. As mentioned in the PrPro forum, the error reporting is weak, partially because of the Sonic Authorcore modules used. Sometimes, an error is reported to En, but it does not know exactly what was wrong, and sort of "guesses" at why an error was generated. Sometimes, it just flat does not know as it only got a "general error" message to begin with. In a perfect world, we'd get, "Encore has encountered an issue with the video stream in Timeline_A, at the 00;00;13;05 mark. Shorten your Audio stream, and all will be cool." Remember, that is in the mythical "perfect world."
I think that the Roxio engine might well be the issue, and is an easy fix, per John's instructions.
Just in case that is NOT the cure, please tell us all about your AVI Asset. Is it a DV-AVI Type II file? Is the Audio muxed into one AV file?
Also, are any of your Chapter Markers close together?
Just running some possibilities through my mind.
John, Bill, thanks a lot for the quick feedback.
I've played around with the project, and while I have no idea what I did, the problem seems to have disappeared.
I can now preview and build without problem.
I'll save the links though, as I'm sure that I'll run into this again at some point.
cheers & thanks
You know, sometimes just talking about a problem seems to work... why? I have no clue.
Best news is that things are now working for you. The only real error that I had in Encore was eliminated, when I just redid that Project. It was one of a 17 DVD set, and used a "template" Project, that worked perfectly for all but one DVD. Luckily, I just started that one over, Imported my unique Assets, kept my edited Menus, redid my links and it was perfect. In my case, it had to be OE on my part, and the redo worked perfectly.
Good luck, and hope that all continues to go well,