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Old January 3rd, 2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Adobe Encore Timelines VS Chapters

Hi Everyone - I've been using Adobe Encore (2.0) for a while to create my short productions (normally less than an hour). I use a timeline for the 'Play All' option and then create several shorter timelines for the shorter sections or 'chapters'. I use the same .avi file for all the timelines.

Now my productions are getting longer than an hour, say 1 hour 20 mins, When I check my project I am getting an error telling me that the project exceeds disk capacity. I am using 4.7GB disks so should be able to fit a project of this length on. I have also tried encoding at very low bitrates.

My question really is about using several timelines. I could use one timeline with chapter points but have never yet worked out how to get a chapter to return to the menu when it reaches the next chapter point.

Any help gratefully recieved

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Old January 7th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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It's been a while since I used Encore but if I remember right, the best option for "play all" is a playlist, not an extra timeline.

I think what happens is basically, with the extra timeline, you are burning the same video on the disk twice, while using a playlist will result in the video being burned only once, and the navigation takes care of the rest. This probably explains the space issue - you should be able to put up to two hours of video on a single layer disk with no problems at all.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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Thanks - Exactly the info I needed!
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Old January 26th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #4
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It's been a while since I used Encore but if I remember right, the best option for "play all" is a playlist, not an extra timeline.

I think what happens is basically, with the extra timeline, you are burning the same video on the disk twice, while using a playlist will result in the video being burned only once, and the navigation takes care of the rest. This probably explains the space issue - you should be able to put up to two hours of video on a single layer disk with no problems at all.
That's correct. Playlists are perfect for that. I also use playlists to test how things work when I arrange a number of non-related clips in different ways.
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