>picked dvd for multriplexing although I don't know what that does
You seriously need to download the user guide PDF's and do some reading
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (see link in upper right corner at individual pages)
The DVD output setting creates separate video and audio files... which are designed to be given to Encore
>burn to dvd using the window burn dvd
As far as I know, that creates a DATA disc, not a "movie" disc
You use Encore to "author" a movie disc... more reading on how to use Encore by starting at the link above
When you get to the individual program pages, RIGHT click the PDF link in the upper right corner and select the option to save the PDF to a folder on your hard drive, so you may read without having to be in Internet Explorer
It sounds like Windows Movie Maker Live was used. The regular WMM will Export to DV-AVI Type I, which will Import into PrPro much better.
I would recommend converting the WMA/WMV to DV-AVI, and Importing that into a DV NTSC (if you are in NTSC-land) Project.
Then, you would use Encore to do the DVD authoring. There are several ways to get the material on your Sequence into Encore. ADL (Adobe Dynamic Link) is probably the easiest way to do this.
What is your exact workflow from PrPro, into Encore?
What brand of blank media are you burning the DVD to?
This ARTICLE will give you some tips.
Good luck, and let us know a bit more,
PS - Multiplexing is the function of combining the Audio and the Video into one file. There are usually two choices, "None" and then often "DVD." For None, you will get two separate files - one for the Audio and one for the Video. With "DVD" you should get a muxed (combined) file. Actually, the separate Audio and Video is the preferred way, if one is doing an Export from PrPro, and then an Import to Encore. One would Import the Video into Encore as a Timeline, and the Audio as an Asset. In Encore, just drag the Audio file from the Project Panel to the appropriate Timeline, where it will snap into place.
This program only will save the project for playback on your computer or emailing.
Under the Computer option, you will find DV AVI as a choice. Use that instead.
I try and burn to dvd using the window burn dvd window but it will only play via my computer DVD drive.
Windows' built-in burning ability is only for burning files to a data disk. It is not an authoring application like Encore, which is what you need to create a DVD-Video disk. Take the DV AVI from my earlier post, and bring that into Encore or some other authoring program, and burn from there.
I think that the new Live version of WMM has eliminated DV-AVI Type I file Exports. Now, there is a regular version, which is free from MS, but does not come installed with the OS, like the WMM Live does. As I do not have the Live version, I cannot verify that, but the info comes from good sources.
Jim is correct on what the Windows Burning Utility can, and cannot do.
It is not an authoring program, like Encore is. It will only Copy your AV files, as data files. To play on a set-top player, or even on a computer via a DVD software player, you must first author to a DVD-Video. Instead of a bunch of data files, you will have the requisite VIDEO_TS folder w/ the requisite IFO, BUO and VOB container files. Then, if you use good media, like Verbatim, or Taiyo-Yuden, you can play THAT DVD on a set-top player.
Thanks did that first but actually it only takes 7 seconds to open the pdf so I just use it directly from the help menu. I have not really even used this program yet so I will be reading the entire manual. I wish adobe TV had a better way to sort the video tutorials. I'm a complete beginner and need step by step tutorials put all together in one place. I have searched the videos and am unable to come up with a list of videos in order like a manual or book.
Thanks I will take a look at the article. I did some experimenting myself before reading your reply and I ended up skipping Premier Pro and importing the .wma file directly into Encore and burning a DVD-R from there. I was successful at creating a DVD that would play on a stand alone player however I wasn't able to get the stereo track to come out as DD. I have no idea why I thought I had to go through Premier Pro.
Thanks I'm going to try that and make another copy to see if I get any better quality than using the .wma file
Remind me, please, is that WMA 6-channel, and are you hoping to do DD 5.1 SS in Encore? If so, you will need to Transcode to DD AC3 5.1 SS with something like the SurCode DD 5.1 SS plug-in for PrPro. Encore cannot Transcode to either DD 5.1 SS, or to DTS, or any of the other "advanced" Audio format, but can write a properly Transcoded file to DVD/BD. The DD 5.1 SS AC3 can be the primary Audio stream, but the others are only supplemental, and also their playback will depend on the decoders in the DVD player - some have DTS, and ProLogic II decoders, but some do not.