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Recording locks up on "Generating disc menu"

It looks like the software is capturing the image...I can see the video in the view box, but when I stop recording to end the copy and hit next it starts to generate disc menu...there's a timer on it when it starts and the time keeps going forever (well as long as I've let it go is over an hour, which is much longer than the entire recording). Any ideas how to stop getting this thing to lock up?

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Recorded 3 hrs of video and put in a "break" every 30 minutes. Its now been doing the Disc Menu for 4 and 1/2 hrs. I am just curious to see how long it actually goes for but this is ridiculous.. When I have tried to stop this in the past it crashes my PC but didn't want to record 3 hrs without any breaks so am stuck really.

  • gtoubol Feb 09, 2009

    Yes, I do have the exactely the same problem.

    It used to work fine (about 6 month ago), but since these past months (I don't know if it's related to Windows SP3 update or something else) it doesn't work any more.

    I can see the video, but when I start recording, I don't see anymore the vide on the sceeen, and if I want to save it, it loops forever.

    Does anyone know this problem ?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Just ended 100 minutes of recording, and it has been "Generating disc menu" now for over fifteen minutes. Does not respond to any key presses. I suspect there's no hope for this, but I would hope to salvage the recording. So far, the only "helping" post has been of no help.

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I too suspect it is related to windows updates which seem to take up a lot of memory. The only solution to Pinnacle hangups is to make sure you have a computer that accepts 4 MB and upgrade to Windows Vista.

Short of that, the solution is to break your videos into tiny scenes containing 30 pictures or less if you are using AVI, and then save your files NOT to DVD, but onto your hard drive as image files. Make sure you rename each section image file after you save it, or each section will write over the previous one.

Finally, using a program like Nero (the Express part), join them all together on one DVD and allow Nero itself to create your menus. Nero does a fantastic job of that and makes menu creation very simple.

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What is your machine config and which version of windows and which software are you using with your card ???

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