DVD Architect - burning a DVD problem

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mwc0914, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. mwc0914

    mwc0914 Guest

    I am getting an error when DVD Arch tries to prep & burn a DVD. Here is
    what I have done so far...

    1. Created the menus, etc in DVDA. Everything works great in the
    2. Installed a brand new DVD-R
    3. Formatted the DVD-R
    4. Click on Make DVD in DVDA.
    5. Select Prepare DVD.
    6. It returns only info messages, no errors or warnings
    7. I click Next
    8. I select my DVD drive as the prepare folder. This is the root
    directory on my DVD-R (E:\)
    9. I click Finish
    10. I get a message saying "Warning: An error occured while writing a
    file. The reason for the error could not be determined".

    Ok, Did I miss a step somewhere, or does anyone have a clue what this
    error message usually means?

    mwc0914, Dec 7, 2004
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  2. mwc0914

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    This is your problem. You can't "prepare" to a DVD drive, only to a folder
    on your hard drive.
    Take a look at the menu screen that pops up when you select "Make DVD".
    At the bottom, it says
    "Prepare DVD creates all the files needed for the DVD. Burning takes the
    prepared files and burns them to a DVD."
    Create a temporary folder on your hard drive somewhere and try this again.
    It should work.

    Mike Kujbida, Dec 7, 2004
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  3. mwc0914

    John Guest

    Do not "Format the DVD-R".

    Just put the blank DVD-R in the drive and let DVD Architect do it's work.

    If you are just burning one copy, then just Prepare and Burn it at the same
    John, Dec 8, 2004
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