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Old November 6th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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This is kind of hard to explain, I burned a dvd. It was a single short film with about 10 different sections (chapters).

When it gets to the end of one chapter, it stutters, the dvd player makes a noise like it is searching, then the next chapter starts.

It does this in between all chapters.

What is causing this?

I used Canopus ProCoder. My master was TIFF files. The end result was mpeg-2 at 6000 bits, mastering quality.

I used Adobe Encore to import the mpeg files and burn the dvd.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #2
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Are your "chapters" different files in different timelines? If so, you're not actually creating chapters, you're creating "titles". That can cause issues with some players. What you're probably hearing is the player seeking to the beginning of the next file.

Can you output the full video in a single file and create the chapters in Encore? That might solve the problem.

Another thought. If each chapter is a different file, make sure that they're on a single timeline. Encore may transcode the timeline as a single file.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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How did you link the end of a timeline to the beginning of the next one? I found that the best way is to make a playlist.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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When you say "titles" do you mean chapters? And when you say "playlist" do you mean a DVD menu with a list of available chapters? If you have one full video and chapters added to that video (via the chapter button in the encore timeline), then when you finish playing one chapter the next chapter automatically starts playing. Just like a normal movie DVD that you would rent.

Is that what you where asking?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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Are your "chapters" different files in different timelines? If so, you're not actually creating chapters, you're creating "titles". That can cause issues with some players. What you're probably hearing is the player seeking to the beginning of the next file.

Can you output the full video in a single file and create the chapters in Encore? That might solve the problem.

Another thought. If each chapter is a different file, make sure that they're on a single timeline. Encore may transcode the timeline as a single file.
This is what I did. I have ten different files and put them in ten different timelines.

Encore wouldn't seem to let me put them all in one timeline. Is there a trick to it?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #6
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When you say "titles" do you mean chapters? And when you say "playlist" do you mean a DVD menu with a list of available chapters? If you have one full video and chapters added to that video (via the chapter button in the encore timeline), then when you finish playing one chapter the next chapter automatically starts playing. Just like a normal movie DVD that you would rent.

Is that what you where asking?
No, I actually have a short film divided into ten mpeg files that I put on ten different timelines because Encore wouldn't let me put them all on one.

I guess I did this all wrong?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #7
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How did you link the end of a timeline to the beginning of the next one? I found that the best way is to make a playlist.
I selected in the properties tab the end option and picked the next chapter as what would play next.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #8
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I would just re-export your video without the section breaks. Add the chapters to the full video in the encore timeline. Setup your chapter menu. And bam, you got it.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your help, it is much appreciated.

I am sure Canopus will allow me to import 10 sources and stitch them together into a single mpeg file.
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