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Chapters & DVD menu

I think I have all of the settings correct and set at insert a chapter every 10 minutes but, when the disc burns, it does not insert the chapters.

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    Oops..i too have the same problem.


  • mfollman Nov 23, 2008

    Same Problem Here.... Any Fixes Out There??



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This is not a solution to your problem; but i can assure you that chapters do burn on my Sony Multi-Function DVD Recorder VRD-MC5. And, on viewing via a DVD player, work well.

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Burning DVD using AVS Video Converter

AVS Video Converter helps burning DVD to playback in your home DVD player from all modern video formats. The integrated DVD burning engine and the widest range of supported video formats make AVS Video Converter a perfect tool to create personal DVD videos. Just follow these few steps listed below.
Step 1: Download and install AVS Video Converter

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSVideoConverter.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

Step 2: Run AVS Video Converter and select your input video file
To select a video you would like to convert hit the Browse... button next to the Input File Name field. In the opened Windows Explorer window browse for the necessary video file:


Note: when your input is a DVD disc, you will need to select the path to your source file: X:\Video_TS\Video_TS.IFO. "X" stands for your DVD-ROM or the hard disk drive folder where your DVD is stored. Please see the online help section to find more on burning DVDs to other video formats.

Step 3: Set up the conversion parameters
Click the To DVD button on the main panel. In the list of video disc types (Profile) select one of the preset profiles.

You can edit the files for burning dvd. By clicking the (+/-) buttons you can add or remove files from the list. Using the Arrows you can change the sequence of files.

Step 4: Set up a proper video output file path
Click the Browse... button next to the Output File Name field and select a location on your HDD for the output video file.
Note: when you select a location for your output video file, you should save the file to your personal computer HDD.

Step 5: Create a menu for burning DVD
In case you convert your files into a DVD format, the program will let you create a DVD menu so that you could navigate through your disc easily using it. First of all you need to put the markers indicating the beginning of the chapters of your DVD menu. To do it switch into the editing mode using the Edit button on the AVS Video Converter main panel. The following window will be opened:


To add markers place the mouse cursor within the Timeline where a chapter should start and click the Add button located at the Markers Panel.
If you want to delete some markers select the necessary one clicking it with the mouse. Then use the Remove button from the Markers Panel or right click this marker and select Remove from the express menu. To delete all markers use the Clear All button.
After all the markers are added click the Ok button to save the changes you have made and close the Edit Input File(s) window. After that you can start editing your DVD Menu.
Click the Menu button on the AVS Video Converter main panel.


Switch to the main menu or a chapter tab and select one of the style presets for your menu or assign your own picture by clicking the Change Background button.

You can move the marker by dragging it along the Timeline, add a new one or delete them using the appropriate button.
After you add all the chapters and when you are satisfied with the result, close the Menu Editor window and start converting your video.

Step 6: Convert your DVD files
After you have set up all the conversion parameters, hit the Convert Now! button to start conversion.

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Step 7: Burning DVD onto a disc
Insert a blank DVD into your computer optical disc drive. Make sure that the disc is compatible with your drive.

You can select the necessary disc drive if you have several, refresh it and mark the Verify disc check-box to make sure the disc is recorded correctly.

Now click the Start burning! button to begin the recording. Note, that if the disc is not empty you will be offered to erase it. If you do not want to do that, you can eject the disc and use another one instead.
After the burning dvd is over the disc will be ejected automatically. Note, if you checked the Verify disc, the recording will take a little longer depending on the size of the output files as the program will need time to verify them.
Now you can watch your recorded home video DVD on your Home DVD Player!

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Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
Note for recording to a disc:
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Hit [SETUP].
Easy Setting Menu or Advanced Setting Menu will appear. If Advanced Setting Menu is displayed,
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Using [
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Timer Programming
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Timer Programming
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Using [
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Hit [SETUP] to exit.
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000 Chapter prev
002 Pause
003 Scan reverse
012 Disc side A/B
014 Random
028 Power on/off
029 Step/slow reverse
030 Audio
031 Exit?
033 Menu
034 +10
035 Power off
061 Power on
062 Power on
063 Demo (when player is off)
064 Power on
067 Reset (when player is off)
076 Program
077 Repeat A-B
078 Disc side B
080 Disc side A
082 Enter
084/086/088/090 Shuttle reverse
085/087/089/091 Shuttle forward
092 A/D/CX
093 8
097 9
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142 Last memory
143 Up arrow
147 Down arrow
150 Subtitle
156 Title
157 Mode (set-up)
158 Open/close
160 Angle
161 Condition
162 Step/slow forward
163 Chapter/time/frame search
191 Chapter next?
195 Chapter prev?
196 Right arrow
203 Left arrow
204 Repeat
205 Time search
208 Clear
209 Chapter search
211 Display
212/214/216/218 Jog reverse (w/still)
213/215/217/219 Jog forward (w/still)
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221 0
222 6
223 2
224 5
225 1
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227 3
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