Ulead DVD MovieFactory takes forever to burn a DVD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by John Doe, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I wanted to burn 15 files 174 MB worth of video to a DVD using Ulead
    DVD MovieFactory 3.5 Suite. I used the default settings just to get
    the thing done. Movie Factory tells me that converting video titles
    will take a long time. After about an hour worth of conversion, an
    error message pops up about being unable to convert audio. With no
    further messages given, the program offers to continue. After about
    another 45 more minutes worth of conversion, this time apparently
    trying to convert only 10 files, the same error message pops up
    about being unable to convert audio. And, with no further messages
    given, I again tell it to continue and it begins to convert
    apparently the same 10 files as before. So I stopped the thing.
    After beginning with 15 files, should it be converting 10 files the
    second and third time around?

    My system:
    Athlon XP 3000+, 200/400 MHz FSB
    1 GB of PC3200 RAM
    10,000 rpm hard drive

    Thank you.

    After having messed with another Ulead program that was buggy, never
    updated, and ended up being worse than useless, I'm not encouraged.
    I do have another program (Nero) to use for the same purpose if
    John Doe, Dec 26, 2005
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  2. John Doe

    Gordon Abbot Guest

    I use MF 2se for a lot of video editing. If you are rendering 15 files
    and they are all different, then you are in for a long wait. If they are
    all the same format then you can use that format to do all of them
    without conversion. Check the preferences that you have set.

    My guess is the audio format you are having trouble with is not
    supported in 3.5. Also, it looks like 3.5 is a trial version since I see
    no support for it at the Ulead site.

    They are shooting themselves in the foot when they do that since there
    are many better programs out there that are competitively priced. It
    took me a long time to get MF 2 working since there is little good
    documentation that clearly shows how to use it. Most of what I found was
    by searching using Google and Google news (for newsgroup info).

    Gordon Abbot, Dec 26, 2005
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    JimK Guest

    The bundled DVD software that comes with new DVD burners usually
    don't come with AC-3 plugin, Nero wants $18 for it.

    I had same problem you described with unlead. Would be nice if unlead
    would give warning of audio problem before hours of video encoding. I
    think its related to AC-3 audio.

    What I ended up doing was, extract audio by loading video file in
    www.goldwave.com and saved the audio wav file, and then use that wav
    file as audio source in unlead workshop 2. MovieFactory should give
    you mp2 audio option.

    or you can demux and use Ciler's Ac3Tool to convert to wav

    I use TMPGEnc 3.0 XPress and TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6 with AC-3 plugin
    JimK, Dec 26, 2005
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