ConvertXToDVD - Cannot get sequential playback to work if I also have a menu

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#1

Hello

First post here. I have looked on this forum and whilst it has a lot of good info, I haven’t been able to find the answer to my specific problem. Which is :

I am creating a DVD (-R) comprised of a number of music video clips.

In the Menu tab of the options section, I have “Include Menu” chosen, because I would prefer to see a list of what is available so that if required, I can pick a selected file to watch.

The problem is, that after watching any track, I get returned to the menu.

What I want to do is have the tracks play one after the other, but have the menu option if I want to return to it.

So : I also chose “Sequential Playback”. This tells me that it “Plays all videos in sequence without returning to the menu”. The problem is that it does return to the menu !

So : I chose “Auto-Start playback”. This says that it “Skips menu when DVD is inserted, and immediately starts the playback”. And it does. But after one track, it also returns to the menu :doh:

The only way I have been able to get the sequential plays to happen is to uncheck “Include Menu” - however, the other two options (particularly “Sequential Playback”) would seem to infer that you can have a menu when you choose this option.

Does anyone have any suggestions please ? I don’t know what else to try…

The version I am using is 2.1.14.223

Thank you


#2

Just did a test.
Converted 5 files twice.
First - no menu, no options selected at all.
Result - autoplaying DVD that played all tracks and looped back to first after last was played.
Second - all menu options selected.
Result - autoplaying DVD that played all tracks and looped back to first after last was played.

So both options should work - select all menu options or none.

One thing to note is that some players (specially on PC) have option to play just one track instead. How are you watching that DVD? With what equipment/software?


#3

Hi J J

Thanks for replying. I appreciate your efforts :slight_smile:

Yes, I should have said how I was watching them.

I get the same results if I play the disk using (on my PC) Power DVD 5 as I do if I play them on either of the home’s 2 DVD players.

One is a hard disk recorder/player :

LG - Model RH4940W

The other is a dedicated DVD Player :

Phillips - Model DVP642K/75

I hope that info is of some use !

Interesting to note that Windows Media Player 11 only recognises the first menu screen but will neither let me click on any of the options, nor arrow up down through any of the options.


#4

WMP11 is big pile of … :smiley:

But this is really interesting, why is it not working same way here than there?
You did check menu settings before conversion, settings on main CxD window?


#5

Why ? Because it is me using it ! Ever get that feeling ? :iagree:

Yes, I had checked the settings, further, I had saved them !

I am doing another test now, with a couple of files, with all the options checked (including Loop Playback, which i hadn’t used before).

I will let you know.


#6

Still the same problem :eek:

I think I see WHY it is happening, but not how to fix it !

In the “Log” window that appears at the bottom, when I go back to the start of the log then work progressively through it, it shows the following :

------menu settings end------
[ ] Sequential Playback
[ ] Loop Playback
[ ] Auto Start Playback
[X] Menu
------menu settings begin------

Now, all I can do is absolutely assure you that all 4 items are checked in the Menu Tab ! Both before I start the process, and after I finish ! I swear to God !

I realise that everything above suggests I haven’t…but I have :frowning:

I set the engine log this time, however I assume it will say the same as the above !

We shall see.


#7

This is what the log says, which only confirms my assumptions above :

18/02/2007 7:29:22 PM info ********** Report session closed ***********
18/02/2007 7:29:16 PM info Project “H:\Convert to DVD\Video Clips Test.XtoDVD” saved.
18/02/2007 7:27:37 PM info --------------Encoding end--------------
18/02/2007 7:27:27 PM info New media inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
18/02/2007 7:27:25 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
18/02/2007 7:27:24 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B A301 [I] (Ide)
18/02/2007 7:27:24 PM info Total size in built folder 280 Mb., Target size DVD5 4400 Mb., Occupation 6.37%
18/02/2007 7:27:24 PM info Conversion completed in 00:03:46
18/02/2007 7:27:17 PM info ------------Converting Menu--------------
18/02/2007 7:27:17 PM info Generated duration 136.04 sec., expected 134.57 sec.
18/02/2007 7:27:17 PM warning 673 frames dropped
18/02/2007 7:27:17 PM warning 1 frames duplicated
18/02/2007 7:26:53 PM info Stream #1 - Audio sync at 112613.85 ms: 104.49 ms added
18/02/2007 7:26:53 PM info Stream #1 - Audio sync at 112222.04 ms: 104.47 ms added
18/02/2007 7:25:23 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
18/02/2007 7:25:23 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
18/02/2007 7:25:23 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s, no automatic gain control
18/02/2007 7:25:23 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576, 1/25, q=1-31, 8808 kb/s
18/02/2007 7:25:23 PM info Video Stream #0 framerate : 25.00 Fps (source 25.00 Fps), no pulldown
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info No pulldown: Frame duplication/removal will be used.
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Video source original frame rate: 29.97
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info PAL 25 FPS output format set by user
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Fullscreen (4:3) set automatically
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Video bitrate 0/8808/8808 Kbps (min/avg/max)
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Converting "Z:\New Folder\ZZZ Music\ZZVIDE~1\Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues.mpg"
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info ----------------Title #2----------------
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Video bitrate has been set to maximum possible value for DVD specifications. Target size may not be reached.
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM info Generated duration 126.00 sec., expected 125.96 sec.
18/02/2007 7:25:22 PM warning 1 frames duplicated
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 66.75 ms
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s, no automatic gain control
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576, 1/25, q=1-31, 8808 kb/s
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Video Stream #0 framerate : 25.00 Fps (source 25.00 Fps), no pulldown
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info No pulldown: Frame duplication/removal will be used.
18/02/2007 7:23:39 PM info Video source original frame rate: 25.00
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info PAL 25 FPS output format set by user
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Fullscreen (4:3) set automatically
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Video bitrate 0/8808/8808 Kbps (min/avg/max)
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Converting "Z:\New Folder\ZZZ Music\ZZVIDE~1\Animals - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.avi"
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Video bitrate has been set to maximum possible value for DVD specifications. Target size may not be reached.
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (6.07 Mb. audio - 4.29 Gb. video)
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp2, 44100 Hz, stereo, 224 kb/s
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg1video, yuv420p, 352x240, 1001/30000, 1150 kb/s
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:02:14.568
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Opening file "Z:\New Folder\ZZZ Music\ZZVIDE~1\Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues.mpg"
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 22114 Hz, stereo, 56 kb/s
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Stream #0 - Video: msmpeg4v1, yuv420p, 320x240, 1/25
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:02:05.960
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Opening file "Z:\New Folder\ZZZ Music\ZZVIDE~1\Animals - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.avi"
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Don’t fix audio gaps
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Engine Log
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
[B]18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Sequential playback
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Loop playback
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Auto start playback
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [X] Menu
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info --------------Menu settings [/B]begin--------------
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Default speed selected: 4x
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVDRAM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4160B A301 [I] (Ide)
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [X] Delete files after burn complete
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Don’t eject after burn complete
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [ ] Include originals
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info [X] Burn result to DVD
18/02/2007 7:23:38 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------


#8

Well … that is quite clear - settings are wrong.
With those settings all you get is playing of first track, then menu.
Selecting any track after that returns to menu after track.

There might be problems with registry preventing your changes to affect.

Uninstall CxD, then manually edit registry, find VSO entry and remove CxD entry totally. (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VSO\ConvertXtoDVD)
Then install again.


#9

OK, thanks, I will try that.

Just so you know I’m not completely bonkers, here is a screen dump of the project settings overlaid on top of the files :



#10

I have realised that what you asked me in a previous post, I misinterpreted.

When you asked “You did check menu settings before conversion, settings on main CxD window?”…I interpreted that as meaning in the Menu tab (even though you said main window) :o

So I have now applied checks to the following image (see below) and am giving it another test.

Here’s hoping !



#11

OK, how embarrassed am I ? :sad: :sad:

I would like to thank you, J J, for prompting me enough to finally see the error of my own incomptetence :rolleyes:

It works perfectly well now that I made the changes I highlighted in the last post :iagree:

I really appreciate the time and effort you went to, to assist me. Thank you heaps :slight_smile:


#12

No problems, glad to help!


#13

This tread was very helpful…THANK YOU !!!