Posted under Nero 6 Ultra because there is no Nero 7 Ultra listing here on Fixya...
OK, I am going to tell you how I managed to work around this problem. I
am posting this in the hopes it will save someone else the aggravation
I had in stumbling around trying to find a procedure that would fix the
problem. I found a work-around I can live with, so here's the problem
and the solution follows. If it applies to you, I hope it makes your
DVD-burning life livable again! Oh yeah, looks like Nero 8 is ready to
come out soon. Just when you though it was safe.... anyway, here goes:
Burning DVDs using Nero 6.2 on Win ME was successful, and it allowed
for advancing via time index. For example, I would burn a DVD and be
able to go to any time point in the scene. However using Vista and Nero
7 Ultra, while DVDs burn successfully, the advance-by-time index is no
longer available in DVDs burned under Vista with Nero 7. Details:
DVD burner: Buslink DBW1647-U2
O/S: Vista Home Basic
S/w: Nero, Ver. 7 Ultra, registered
DVD media: 16X Starlogic DVD-R
DVD player: Goldstar VM681M
The scenario is this:
1. Begin playing a chapter on the DVD
2. Click the chapter menu button on the remote.
3. Use up-down arrow keys on remote to try to get to timed index
setting (ie, the one where if you select it and type "10:00" it will
jump the scene to the 10:00 mark).
4. Can't select that option.
1. Open Nero Vision and choose to create a DVD.
2. Access the Options by clicking More>> and make sure Nero
SmartEncode is set to 'Disabled'. I think since Nero wants to convert
everything to MPEG-4 that that might be a factor. Also, you may need to
get some codecs, too. I am using the K-lite full pack available here: http://www.digital-digest.com/software/k-lite_codec_pack.html
(Note that K-lite doesn't like other codec packs being on the same PC
as it-- it nagged me to uninstall the DivX and Vista Codec Packs, and I
did. I have discovered no problems so far since.)
3. Add your video files and step through the rest of the process.
Settings to look out for: Automatically create chapters: NOT checked,
Enable Forward/Backward Jumping: checked.
4. On the last screen, choose to Write to Disk instead of burning to
the CD drive-- select a place to save the DVD-compatible files. Click
"Burn" and off you go.
5. After your DVD files are written to disk (they will be in a folder
called TS_VIDEO in the place you chose to save them to), fire up a copy
of ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/
[Maybe Nero's image burner will work too, I just haven't tried it. In
any case this is known to work so I am using it here.]
6. Switch Mode to Build -- you need to build an .iso image file in
order to burn it to DVD -- and select the TS_VIDEO folder holding your
Nero-ed files. Indicate a name for the output file and run it. This
should not take nearly as long as Nero took in creating the raw DVD
files. The .iso file you created will be close to the same size as the
raw DVD files are in the TS_VIDEO folder Nero created.
7. Now switch mode to Write and indicate the .iso file you built as the
input and select the target DVD drive you are using, then run it. The
burn process should not take long, either, compared with the other
8. Test it in your DVD player-- you should be able to jump to time indexes now.
I have no idea why this works as opposed to the transcode-then-burn
process that worked for me under Nero 6.2. There may well be other ways
to deal with this problem, I just don't know what they are. Downside to
this approach of course is that you need about 33% more disk space as
compared with that required for transcode-and-burn (t-and-b: need space
for the original files and Nero temp files; the .iso approach: need
space for the original files, the DVD-compatible files Nero creates,
and the .iso file created from that). However this is an alternate
procedure, not a fix, and the only approach so far I have found.
Plenty of good DVD discs gave their lives to discover this process. I
hope I can save you some misery and trips to the store for more blank
DVDs by posting it here.