Issues making a DVD, Error Message

Burgmeier wrote on 6/18/2013, 10:47 AM

I have DVD Architect 5.0. I am trying to make a DVD with 1 film that I made, a scene selection menu and a special features menu with 2 trailers for the film. The video is all MPEG2 and the audio is W64, which are both supported file types, yet when when I go to "MAKE DVD" and render the video, it stops almost instantly and says "Warning: An error occurred while writing a file. The file is an unsupported format" This is very frustrating b/c I'm doing everything right. I've checked and rechecked the files and they're definately that right file types. HELP!


Steve Grisetti wrote on 6/18/2013, 11:55 AM
What are the exact Vegas Render As templates you used for your audio and video?

Do all of your video clips use the same template?
musicvid10 wrote on 6/18/2013, 2:30 PM
For most reliable results, use the DVDA templates in Vegas.
Burgmeier wrote on 6/20/2013, 1:10 PM
I am using DVDA Stream Widescreen 24p and separate w64 audio and yes the videos are all the same format. I've tried everything! I've changed the bit rate according to another person's advice and it did nothing. It gets stuck at 2% of creating the DVD main menu.
Burgmeier wrote on 6/20/2013, 1:14 PM
I don't understand what muxed audio is
musicvid10 wrote on 6/20/2013, 7:48 PM
Is there a reason for WAV64?
Your audio is not going to exceed 4GB!
What if you use WAV?
Burgmeier wrote on 6/21/2013, 11:56 AM
I tried using WAV and it STILL didn't work! In fact, the message popped up even sooner than before.
Arthur.S wrote on 6/21/2013, 12:38 PM
If you go to File - 'optimise' can you post a print screen here for us to see?
Burgmeier wrote on 6/27/2013, 12:13 PM
Can you explain how to do that?
Burgmeier wrote on 7/2/2013, 10:23 AM
I don't understand what you mean
Arthur.S wrote on 7/2/2013, 1:33 PM
Open your project in DVDA. Go to file 'optimise'. Press your print screen button on your keyboard. Open windows paint. Select 'paste' then save the pic somewhere you can find it easily on your PC. Upload it to somewhere like Photobucket (free)
Post the link to it here. ;-)
Burgmeier wrote on 7/2/2013, 1:43 PM
Ok thanks I'll have it up tonight
Arthur.S wrote on 7/4/2013, 12:09 PM
OK, that shows that all of the menus will render which is normal for the video, but also all of the menu audio and the main audio. What audio format is your menu audio? Is it LPCM wav? Personally, I'd render all of the audio to AC3 format, then try that.
TheHappyFriar wrote on 7/4/2013, 2:16 PM
What error is there when the temp render drive is full? Could this be the issue?

Or mpeg-2 not registered for some reason?
Burgmeier wrote on 7/5/2013, 2:30 PM
I tried AC3 before. . .DVDA wouldn't allow me to drop AC3 files in the audio track.
Burgmeier wrote on 7/5/2013, 2:31 PM
Temp render drive?
Burgmeier wrote on 7/5/2013, 2:33 PM
All of the audio is the audio created with the mpeg2 file
Arthur.S wrote on 7/6/2013, 7:35 AM
Are you SURE that you are using AC3 PRO? Definitely not the STUDIO version??
TheHappyFriar wrote on 7/6/2013, 11:54 AM
AC3 Pro & Studio render formats from Vegas both make DVDA compliant audio.
Arthur.S wrote on 7/7/2013, 1:45 PM
I think it depends on which version of DVDA. I remember using a Studio flavour of AC3 and DVDA wanted to re-render it. Can't remember which version though! There is something very wrong here with the OP's installation of DVDA, or the Host PC itself.
Steven Myers wrote on 7/7/2013, 4:46 PM
[I]All of the audio is the audio created with the mpeg2 file[/I]
Wrong. You render the MPEG-2 file without audio.

[I]DVDA wouldn't allow me to drop AC3 files in the audio track[/I]
Wrong. You do not drop the .AC3 file anywhere. If it is named exactly the same as the MPEG file (except the file extensions), DVDA will automatically pick up the audio file when you drop in the MPEG file.
Burgmeier wrote on 7/9/2013, 10:20 AM
oh ok, I will try that, thank you for explaining
Burgmeier wrote on 7/12/2013, 2:40 PM
Ok I did as you said ( ampeg2 files automatically sync w/ the ac3 file) it got to 90% but at that point I got the same error message :( what do I do now?
Burgmeier wrote on 7/12/2013, 2:42 PM
And this happened when I tried to make a DVD with just the main movie :(