DVD will ONLY start playing at a chapter near the end of the disk.

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jay Alosa, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Jay Alosa

    Jay Alosa Guest

    In Pinnacle Studio, I have created a 51 Minute DVD using mpegs from my
    new Sony Camcorder. The DVD physically appears to be nearly full
    (which is normal), and yet the DVD will ONLY start playing at a
    chapter right near the end of the DVD (There is no menu on the DVD).

    I have tried this on 3 different DVD players with the same result. I
    have re-burned the DVD 3 times. I have downloaded the latest patch

    Any help is appreciated!

    Jay Alosa, Nov 17, 2003
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  2. Jay,

    I do not understand why you have several chapters but no menu where you can
    select which chapter to play. There must be several videoTS files on your
    DVD if it is 51 minutes long and they must be placed in the correct order on
    the timeline. Then the player will start playing the first file it finds and
    then make a default jump to the following file on the timeline if there is
    no other instruction chosen from the menu.

    Peter O Sjostrand, Nov 17, 2003
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  3. Jay Alosa

    Jay Alosa Guest


    Thanks so much for your reply. I have to admit that I am a DVD/mpeg
    newbie although I am an experienced computer programmer.

    I have not "played" with the menus much in Pinnacle Studio yet, but it
    seems to me that it ought to build and play fine without a menu, no?
    If not, why is a menu optional?

    Where do I label a scene as a "chapter", anyway? This one scene that
    it always starts with is labelled on my DVD screen (powerDVD) as
    "chapter 1" but I see nowhere to change it.

    Again, thanks for the help

    Jay Alosa, Nov 18, 2003
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