Burning to disk failure

carol-krom wrote on 11/22/2020, 9:42 AM

Having already created four multi-part slideshows, using Magix Photostory version 20.0.1.62, without difficulty, when attempting to encode and burn the fifth multi-part slideshow to DVD disks, I receive an ERROR: Burning to disk suspended due to encoding error. The encoding log indicates probably hundreds of errors beginning with: [ERROR]   [Import]: no import module for image file: ...

For this fifth slideshow, I want to burn the first 4 projects on one disk with a menu from Photostory. (This is the attempt that will not complete due to the errors.)

I have burned the next 2 projects for this slideshow with a menu on a second disk which burned just fine with no errors.

The media to which the error message refers is indeed present in the correction location. I do not know what "no import module" means.

Any Advice?

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emmrecs wrote on 11/23/2020, 4:21 AM

@carol-krom

My suspicion, based on what you have written, is that either the combined slideshows are simply "too big" for the disc to hold, or, that, since the burning facility of PS is pretty rudimentary, it simply cannot cope with being asked to burn a show which is actually four separate shows.

Jeff

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carol-krom wrote on 11/23/2020, 4:49 AM

Thank you for your response. I believe you are correct. Although in the past I have burned mores that 4 parts on a single disc, this time the parts were a bit larger. In PS the size of all parts was indicated to be about 4.5GB (the disk size is 4.7GB). I guess that the combined project size is a bit too close to the maximum.

I was able to burn two projects onto two separate disks successfully. Although there is now a large amount of wasted space on the discs, at least it worked and the discs play on my TV.

 

emmrecs wrote on 11/23/2020, 5:40 AM

@carol-krom

If the combined projects, pre-export, total 4.5GB then yes, there would not be enough room on the disc for the additional files which exporting to DVD creates and which are necessary for playback on any DVD player.

I'm glad to hear you were able to resolve the problem and thanks for the feedback.

Jeff

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carol-krom wrote on 11/23/2020, 5:49 AM

Can you tell me how much empty space needs to be left available to burn a DVD disk successfully?

emmrecs wrote on 11/23/2020, 8:11 AM

@carol-krom

No, not really, because I believe the size of those additional files is directly proportionate to the complexity of the actual slideshow project being exported.

Personally, I would always attempt to keep the project, without those additional files, below about 4.2 or 4.3GB.

HTH

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carol-krom wrote on 11/23/2020, 9:25 AM

Thanks again for your help. I understand now and will definitely keep a tight rein on my project size.

johnebaker wrote on 11/23/2020, 1:22 PM

@carol-krom

Hi

To add to @emmrecs comment, in addition to keeping the total file size down also keep the total runtime of the movies, + menus if they run for several minutes, to less than 2 hours for standard DVD.

.John EB

 

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carol-krom wrote on 11/23/2020, 3:13 PM

Understood. Thank you.

Dave-Stewart wrote on 6/6/2021, 4:01 AM

Can johnebaker or emmrecs advise on relevant sizes for BluRay discs?

johnebaker wrote on 6/6/2021, 8:23 AM

@Dave-Stewart

Hi

The default settings of the Blu-Ray disc burn options give you a total video run time of approx 2 hours, and will warn you if the disc capacity is being exceeded and ask if you want the bitrate adjusted automatically or do it manually.

It is possible to squeeze up to 2.5 hrs of video on a standard BD disc on to a BD disc by reducing the video average and maximum bitrate, this is what the auto adjust does, however you are doing so at the expense of quality.

It is also possible to use Dual layer BD discs which give you nearly double the run time, however you burner must support writing to them.

HTH

John EB

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Dave-Stewart wrote on 6/6/2021, 8:47 AM
it is also possible to use Dual layer BD discs which give you nearly double the run time, however you burner must support writing to them.

John EB

Yes, I've tried to accept the reduced video settings but the writing still fails. I have ordered more single-layered discs so will try creating much smaller projects to see if that works, then increase them slowly to experiment.

Thanks for your advice.

Dave.

johnebaker wrote on 6/6/2021, 8:51 AM

@Dave-Stewart

Hi

I always use rewriteable BD-RE disk for the initial burn and checking - often I find a small tweak is needed in the video which is not apparent on a monitor, however is on a big screen TV and I can re-use the disk.

Once the disk is OK, I then copy the BD-RE it to a standard BD-R disk using a disc burning program such as Nero Burning Rom or ImgBurn.

This avoids making coasters and wasting disks.

John EB

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Laptop - Lenovo Legion 5i Phantom - running Windows 11 23H2 on Intel Core i7-10750H, 16GB DDR4-SDRAM, 512GB SSD, 43.9 cm screen Full HD 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 630 iGPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB GDDR6)

Sony FDR-AX53e Video camera, DJI Osmo Action 3 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

emmrecs wrote on 6/6/2021, 8:56 AM

@Dave-Stewart

Rather than repeated burning to used-once BD discs (with the potential to produce coasters) have you tried using the "Image Recorder" option to produce an image file, which you could then test-burn to a rewritable BD disc?

Also, how big (in GBs) is the total project? A standard BD disc should hold about 25 GB; I would, personally, want to ensure my completed and exported project was no more than about 20 - 22 GB, thus ensuring some disc headroom.

Jeff

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Dave-Stewart wrote on 6/6/2021, 8:58 AM

Very good idea so I will invest in some rewritable BD-RE discs.

Thanks again.

Dave

Dave-Stewart wrote on 6/6/2021, 9:00 AM

Oh, & thanks Jeff. I Will investigate the 'image' possibilities.

Dave.