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John Mitchell
Re: Can't build DVD - I give up!!
on Jul 23, 2010 at 4:43:49 pm

Hi Kate - how many slides do you have?

From memory Encore is limited to 99 per show (which is actually part of the DVD spec).

Remember if you add effects between slides, Encore has to render those things out, and I've found this to be buggy in the past. Make sure your render presets are set to the right format as well.

To try and get around your problem you can try a number of things - delete all the files in the various caches that Encore has - this will force Encore to re-import all it's media and recreate the various jpegs and mpegs it creates for still frames.

Limit each show to about 45 slides especially if you are using Encore's built in transitions.

Make sure you use the check project command to check for errors.

You can try rebuilding your project from scratch (yikes - but I'm here to tell you this has worked for me before as a last resort).
If worst comes to worst it is possible, with a little planning to put together lightning fast slideshows in AE by preplanning you moves, using Photoshop to prepare your stills properly (fit image, automate), creating some preset zooms and transitions, that you can copy and paste between layers and then using the sequence layer command to set them out along a timeline. You would be swapping "cheesy" for "classy" that way :)

Best of luck and don't panic!

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