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Mike Zorger November 13th, 2003 07:21 AM

Adobe Encore DVD
WHO HAS THIS, and Can you watch the DVDs back on your DVD player on the TV, not just your computer??????

Glen Elliott November 13th, 2003 08:37 AM

Of course that's what DVD is for.

Mike Zorger November 13th, 2003 01:15 PM

hey glen i'm guessing you have the program. When you do the menues can you do your own menue in photoshop, or do you have to use the ones they give you??

Rob Wilson November 13th, 2003 04:15 PM

very tightly integrated with PhotoShop. Easily switch back and forth for editing your menus/buttons. Haven't used it a lot yet but I've not experienced the glitches others have.

Steve Withers November 13th, 2003 04:36 PM


Haven't used it a lot yet but I've not experienced the glitches others have.
It's because you haven't used it a lot yet =/

I've used it pretty extensively and I can say it's the buggiest Adobe product I've ever used. Take for instance last night. I tried to burn a project to a dvd. I had burned this project before, and it went fine, though last night it refused to work. It came up with an error message when I hit "build". I restarted the computer today and it burned fine, using the same exact dvd. Then there's also the time where I spent about 50 minutes going through footage and chapter marking it. Encore crashed. So I had to do it over. It crashes often, but I think most of the time when I try to preview the dvd. (always save before ya do that)

As far as the photoshop integration, it's basic. It could have used a lot more work. It's counter productive to have to meticulously label all of your layers in photoshop with dumb signs like (=1) and (+), etc. It also will only work with Photoshop 7. I really wish you could set which layers do what (like buttons, highlights, etc) in Encore. All you can do in Encore is see the layers.

Arnaldo Paixao November 19th, 2003 10:45 AM

The answer: ReelDVD

Best regards,

Nawaf Alali November 26th, 2003 01:09 AM

Adobe Encore DVD and 5.1 surround
hello everyone,
I posted this in Adobe Forum, but no reply yet.

I have the Adobe Video Collection (Premiere PRo, After Effects 6, Audition, and Encore DVD). I work with video in Premiere, and audio in Audition (to make 5.1 surround). when exporting from audition, I have the choice between:
- exporting as 6 different mono waves.
- or exporting as 1 wave (5.1).

If I export as 6 waves, then I have to import them to Premiere, then export them as AC3 file, to burn on DVD (Encore doesn't accept 6 wave files). But I can do this only 3 times, then I have to buy the AC3 encoder.

If I export as 1 wave file (from Audition), then I can use it right away in Encore DVD.

My question is: Am I safe to use the 1 wave file to make 5.1 surround in Encore DVD? Will it be perfect 5.1 with no problems?

The problem is I can't do tests right now. so your answer is really appreciated.

David Hurdon November 26th, 2003 06:43 AM

I might be about to learn something here, but I have never seen reference to surround sound that didn't include AC3. If you're asking whether there is a free alternative to creating AC3 surround sound I don't think so. There would be no market for the royalty for AC3 functionality if you could have your cake and eat it too.

David Hurdon

Steve Minnick December 6th, 2003 06:26 PM

xpro to adobe encore dvd
when going from xpro to adobe encore DVD does one have to go through sorenson squeeze first?

Rob Lohman December 10th, 2003 04:38 PM

I'm not exactly sure what your getting at here. What is xpro?

Steve Minnick December 10th, 2003 08:50 PM

sorry...that would be "avid express pro"...I have gotten answers from another forum but if you have a workflow that is similar...please share...thanks

Rob Lohman December 11th, 2003 04:06 AM

I don't on AVID. Sorry. But since DVD requires DVD compliant
MPEG2 and your AVID can encode that, just do that. Otherwise
you will have to find a common fileformat that Encore can
encode (if it has an mpeg2 encoder onboard) or use a third
party program to do the mpeg2 encoding.

Steve Minnick December 11th, 2003 08:41 AM

yeah - i would probably go with a QT ref file out on the avid ...then squeeze it...then encore

Louis Feng December 14th, 2003 01:06 PM

Actually, Encore and Squeeze both use Mainconcept's Mepg encoder. Encore will not re-encode if the clip is already in mpeg2 format.

So you can either encode with Squeeze then import it into Encore, or just import the clip as QT ref and encode before you make the DVD.

Neil Fisher January 10th, 2004 11:10 AM

Encore Problem

this has happened every time i've tried building a DVD, anyone have an idea what the 'Unknown Error (DVD Error-1)' is?

Rob Lohman January 11th, 2004 08:58 AM

Have a look at this newsgroup post

Ed Smith January 11th, 2004 09:15 AM

What were you doing upto the point of the error? What are your settings? Explain the process you went through to create the DVD?

Neil Fisher January 11th, 2004 10:08 AM

thanks, that answered my questions.

Barry Gilbert January 11th, 2004 10:24 AM

Hey Rob,
Is that news group something you somehow signed up for or something you just do a google search for? That could be a powerful tool in cases like this.

Rob Lohman January 12th, 2004 04:05 AM

You can use google to search through half a million (I believe)
newsgroups posts in the past and in the present (no, not in
the future.... yet <g>).

They have their own "homepage" @ http://groups.google.com/

Or go to the main www.google.com and click on the
Groups tab above. There you can search and even browse the
groups if you want.

Mike Zorger January 21st, 2004 07:03 AM

Adobe Encore DVD menues
Ok lets say i make my own menus in Encore, Im a little shady about how to make the buttons. Like where you would say "NEXT CHAPTER" or "BONUS FEATURES" stuff like that. How would I just make a layer that was made in AE/photoshot connect to that thing in Encore to make button.

Rob Wilson January 21st, 2004 07:23 AM


If you right click on an object in the menu screen, it'll offer up the option of converting that object to a button. It can be text, or any other type of object you may have imported.

Mike Zorger January 21st, 2004 07:28 AM

your the man

Matt Pryor January 22nd, 2004 01:49 PM

Adobe Encore Problem
Whenever i try to import files into Encore to make a dvd it says that the file isn't the right size, I think it says it has to be 720 by 480. Would I have to import the video into Premiere Pro, save it as a PPro file and then import it into Encore, or is there an easier way I didn't think of? I'd rather not import it into PPro and then save it, but if it's the only option I guess thats what I'll do. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Rob Lohman January 22nd, 2004 04:25 PM

You are going to have to be a lot more specific then this, Matt.
So let's get you started on a list:

1) what file format are you trying to feed into Encore?

2) where did this file came from? (DVD, DV camera, analog source)

3) do you know what the resolution of the incoming file actually is? What is the framerate?

4) what program(s) did you use to create this file

5) which settings did you use in those/that program(s)

Then we will be much better able to help you with what is
going on. Now it might be the wrong format, a wrong resolution,
an in proper codec, a busted XP installation etc. etc.

Glen Elliott February 27th, 2004 08:09 AM

Adobe Encore -- various topics
I'm looking to create a DVD out of a two camera shoot. Rather than editing I was looking to use both streams of footage and author a DVD in which you could hit the "angle" button on your DVD remote to change the camera. Can Adobe Encore do this?

Pete Bauer February 27th, 2004 09:26 AM

That's one feature the 1.0 version doesn't have. Users on the Adobe forums have it strong on their wish list for 2.0, which some are predicting will be announced this summer...can't say for sure, but I'd be surprised if any software at this price point or cheaper has multi-angles yet.

I'm guessing you'd have to go to the "true pro-level" software that costs big bucks; anyone else using other authoring software know more?

Glen Elliott March 7th, 2004 08:28 PM

Do you have a list of authoring programs that offer this feature? Thanks in advance!

Bryan McCullough March 7th, 2004 09:54 PM

I believe DVD Studio Pro does multi-angles.

Rob Lohman March 8th, 2004 02:32 AM

On the PC only DVD Maestro (discontinued) and Sonic Scenarist
seem to have that feature. Both are "high-end" authoring
packages that have an enormous learning curve (and price in
case of Scenarist).

The Mac people are more fortunate as DVD Studio Pro does
indeed support multiple angles with a nice user interface to boot.

I wouldn't be suprised if some PC product will emerge in 2004
that supports it as well (no, I don't know of any future products,
it's just a "feeling". Or perhaps hope, heh).

Julian Luttrell March 8th, 2004 03:08 AM

Pinnacle Impression also claims to support multi-angle. Though you might want to check the Pinnacle web boards to see just how reliably it works.


Rob Lohman March 8th, 2004 03:18 AM

I stand corrected. BUT, reading the specifications it only seems
to do 2 angles max! That's an important thing to know. All the
other mentioned products support the maximum number of
angles on a DVD which is 9

Glen Elliott March 8th, 2004 11:21 AM

Hmmm all I would "need" is 2 angles. Wonder how good Pinnacle Impression is- anyone ever work with it?

George Ellis March 9th, 2004 02:14 PM

I do not have it, but the discussion on the Liquid Edition board compares and contrasts it DVD Lab. It is a little outdated, but works well from the chatter. List is $199.

Barry Gribble March 22nd, 2004 06:16 PM

Sync Problem with Titles - PP and Encore
I am using Premiere Pro and Encore to create a DVD that has some titles in the beginning. The titles appear at different points in the timeline... for instance, it starts with a graphic at time 1, title one comes in at time 2, and title two comes in at time 3. Then they go away and it happens a few more times with different titles.

The look beautiful in the timeline, and the look beautiful in the exported final AVI file, but when I create the DVD with Encore the time sequencing of when the titles is all messed up. I have title one appearing with the graphic, on one sequence. I have titles one and two appearing at the same time on another. It is confounding to me. There is music going on beneath this, and it is playing fluidly.

Though the titles sequencing appears random, it is strictly determined by something because it is completely consistent in its mis-timing. I just checked in Encore and it works exactly the same way in the preview mode - i.e. messed up.

What could possibly cause a fully-functional AVI file to scramble itself that way? Are the titles stored as text in the AVI file? I always assumed they were bitmaps in there, but this definitely argues against that.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Rob Lohman March 24th, 2004 02:23 AM

This is a bit confusing. There are two ways to do titles. One is
incorporated into the video. Nothing should be able to change
this. The other is as an overlay bitmap which gets turned into
a subtitle in the DVD format. In theory this could be messed up.

If the titles should be part of the video, why not render to MPEG2
directly from Premiere and load that into Encore. Then Encore
should not do its own encoding since the file is already DVD

Barry Gribble March 24th, 2004 08:15 AM


Thanks for the input. Yes, I am confused as you are... they are not subtitles, they are in the video in the AVI.... strange...

I would love to render to MPEG2, but that is not an option on my menu... do I have to download a separate Codec to put that on the export option list? If so, do you know where to get it?

Thanks again.

Pete Bauer March 24th, 2004 08:37 AM


Hmmm, I'm puzzled as well. If the whole sequence has been rendered to AVI (which works properly) and then imported into Encore, I can't imagine how the titles could then subsequently shift within the rendered timeline. But agree it might be worth a try to render directly to MPEG2 from PremierPro...

PP uses the MainConcept MPEG encoder "right out of the box" so you shouldn't have to buy anything else to do it. The menu and dialog box structure is a little different than previous versions of Premier, but it is there.

I'm at work and can't quite remember the exact navigation to export to MPEG, but I think it is in the File menu...Export...Adobe Media Encoder, and then choose your preferred format and codecs from the dialog boxes and drop down menus.

If no logical reason for this is discovered, please do email Adobe so any bug causing this can be ID'ed and hopefully fixed in an update.

Brian Huey March 24th, 2004 12:40 PM

Might be worth checking the Encore forum over at Adobe to see if anyone has had a similar problem and to post this question over there. Hope you get it worked out.

Jake Sawyer December 31st, 2004 08:04 PM

Encore menu button on remote linking problem
Hey guys. I have a problem I need solved. When I start the dvd up it goes to the first menu which has two buttons.

One is "play movie" and the other is "special features". Then when you click on "special features" it goes to the next menu and has thumbnails you can press on to see extended interviews etc. So, after you watch the interview it goes back to the "special features" menu.

Now, I want to beable to press the menu button on the remote to link back to the first menu which has the "play movie" and "special features" buttons. I'm using Encore 1.0. I've looked at Adobes Encore tutorials and forums, but haven't found an answer to solve my problem. How can I do this? Thanks.

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