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.