Creating DVD from slideshow

Patricia-Scimeca wrote on 2/22/2021, 3:04 PM

I am using Photostory deluxe 2021. I cannot produce a dvd that will work on any player. I have tried both Blueray and regular players. The player always indicates that it can't find anything on the disk..Magix is producing files and they are copying to the disk so something else must be wrong. Suggestions?

Comments

emmrecs wrote on 2/23/2021, 4:46 AM

@Patricia-Scimeca

Welcome to the Magix user to user forums.

First, how exactly are you creating your DVDs or BDs? Are you exporting your project to disc, via the Burn screen? You cannot simply copy any file to a disc. Take us, step by step, through the process you follow when you want to burn a disc. And, just to be sure, you are using a BD/DVD burner and not a DVD/BD-ROM?

Second, what make of discs, either DVD or BD, are you using?

Third, have you tried using the Image Recorder option on the burn screen to create an image (.iso) file and then burning that to disc with any third-party disc burning program which can use .iso files?

Finally, it would be very helpful to us if we know rather more about your computer. This post will show you the sort of information we need.

Jeff
Forum Moderator

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

Patricia-Scimeca wrote on 2/24/2021, 11:04 AM

Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I am using the burn screen. I have produced several DVDs with an old version of Magic - I think photostory easy - The burn process takes me through to writing on the DVD, which is a DVD +R. I am attaching a screen shot of the files that were copied to the DVD by the burn process. I am using Windows 10 on a Toshiba laptop.

 

johnebaker wrote on 2/25/2021, 5:27 AM

@Patricia-Scimeca

Hi

. . . .  I am attaching a screen shot of the files that were copied to the DVD by the burn process . . . .

Unfortunately the image you posted does not help - it shows the files as they are on the computer, not what is on the disc.

. . . . DVD+R . . . .

I would not recommend using DVD+R discs they tend to have more issues than DVD-R.

You have not answered @emmrecs question - which brand of disc are you using?

IMHO the best method for creating discs is to do the initial burns on to DVD-RW disc for testing, if there are any adjustments need these can be made and the disc re-used - also saves money creating coasters.

Once everything is OK, the DVD-RW can be copied to DVD-R using a program such as ImgBurn, Nero etc. There is no need to go through the burning process again.

HTH

John EB
Forum Moderator

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

Running Windows 10 Professional 20H2 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, RTX 2060 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60GB internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.