I have been having trouble with the encoding of a fairly large DVD production (50 minutes). Basically NV4 just “stalls”. There are no error messages and the time at which this occurs varies. The only way out is CTRL-Alt-Del.
The production starts with a MPEG-2 file of 1m40s and then contains about 400 AVI files with 8 maps at a number of places which are also MPEG-2 files. There are also the usual fades and text overlays and some voice-over tracks and background music throughout.
The crazy thing is that I have managed two completed DVDs which I have made as “rushes”. I have found that things seem to work better if I use 1-pass encoding.
I also feel that the problem may lie in the mixture of MPEG and AVI files as the onscreen display seems to pause for a long time at the end of these files before catching up with the encoding.
I have plenty of capacity in my machine as shown below. Does anyone recognise this type of problem. BTW-I will be downloading 220.127.116.11 tomorrow and doing a complete clean and install.
Thanks in advance for any advice. Ooops! sorry for the messy signature :o