Major bug with Nero Xpress

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by variousfart@yahoo.com, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Hi folks,

    I have a copy of Nero Video Xpress, which I received along with
    the rest of Nero's utilities during a DVD drive upgrade, and
    I want to report to you all a major bug in Xpress.

    I created a wide-screen 720x480 video, encoded it using
    TMPGEnc, and authored the DVD itself using Nero Video Xpress.

    When played the DVD on my computer (I haven't owned a TV
    in over 10 years), it played as wide-screen. I thought great,
    the DVD is fine.

    Little did I know it wasn't!

    When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.

    During the Nero Xpress authoring, no warning was issued
    that this would happen and the resolution was confirmed as
    being 720x480 NTSC.

    So, FYI, Nero Xpress has a major bug.
     
    , Feb 24, 2008
    #1
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  2. On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:50:59 -0800 (PST), wrote:

    >When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    >of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    >on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.


    Are you sure the tv's were set-up properly? Most people have the weirdest
    set-ups with long people or fat people, you name it. Anything to get rid of
    the black bars left/right/top/bottom ;-)

    -m-
    --
    Official website "Jonah's Quid" http://www.jonahsquids.co.uk
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 24, 2008
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  3. Impmon Guest

    On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 06:50:59 -0800 (PST), wrote:

    [snip]
    >When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    >of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    >on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.
    >
    >During the Nero Xpress authoring, no warning was issued
    >that this would happen and the resolution was confirmed as
    >being 720x480 NTSC.
    >
    >So, FYI, Nero Xpress has a major bug.


    First I'd check the DVD player's setting to make sure it is set
    correctly for display mode and ratio. Try setting it to 16x9 mode and
    see if it shows the whole image (may be squashed on 4:3 TV)
     
    Impmon, Feb 24, 2008
    #3
  4. Smarty Guest

    Nero software is just loaded with problems, especially in their video
    editing and playback software. I have written to them numerous times, had a
    few really lame replies, and downloaded and installed numerous updates and
    bug fixes, most of which take forever to install and produce few if any
    benefits. The HD DVDs and BluRay disks it makes look just plain awful.

    My own opinion is to buy it for the burner software, and don't expect much
    from the rest of the package.

    Smarty
    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I have a copy of Nero Video Xpress, which I received along with
    > the rest of Nero's utilities during a DVD drive upgrade, and
    > I want to report to you all a major bug in Xpress.
    >
    > I created a wide-screen 720x480 video, encoded it using
    > TMPGEnc, and authored the DVD itself using Nero Video Xpress.
    >
    > When played the DVD on my computer (I haven't owned a TV
    > in over 10 years), it played as wide-screen. I thought great,
    > the DVD is fine.
    >
    > Little did I know it wasn't!
    >
    > When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    > of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    > on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.
    >
    > During the Nero Xpress authoring, no warning was issued
    > that this would happen and the resolution was confirmed as
    > being 720x480 NTSC.
    >
    > So, FYI, Nero Xpress has a major bug.
    >
    >
     
    Smarty, Feb 24, 2008
    #4
  5. Guest

    On Feb 24, 12:51 pm, "Smarty" <> wrote:
    > Nero software is just loaded with problems, especially in their video
    > editing and playback software. I have written to them numerous times, had a
    > few really lame replies, and downloaded and installed numerous updates and
    > bug fixes, most of which take forever to install and produce few if any
    > benefits. The HD DVDs and BluRay disks it makes look just plain awful.


    I believe it.

    If it were possible for me to make my own VOB files and other
    required files using entirely other software, I would.
    I've just learned that AviDeMux can write VOB. That's a start.
     
    , Feb 25, 2008
    #5
  6. yeltz Guest

    On Feb 25, 9:26 am, wrote:
    > On Feb 24, 12:51 pm, "Smarty" <> wrote:
    >
    > > Nero software is just loaded with problems, especially in their video
    > > editing and playback software. I have written to them numerous times, had a
    > > few really lame replies, and downloaded and installed numerous updates and
    > > bug fixes, most of which take forever to install and produce few if any
    > > benefits. The HD DVDs and BluRay disks it makes look just plain awful.

    >
    > I believe it.
    >
    > If it were possible for me to make my own VOB files and other
    > required files using entirely other software, I would.
    > I've just learned that AviDeMux can write VOB. That's a start.


    You can.
    There are lots of DVD Authoring programs out there.
    Once you've encoded your video with TMPGEnc, import the resulting
    files into DVD Lab Pro 2 (www.mediachance.com) and you can create a
    menu, chapter points and whatever else you want...
     
    yeltz, Feb 25, 2008
    #6
  7. PapaBear Guest

    Yes, some Nero software is buggy, and so are the built-in uninstallers...
    So, don't(!) use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall Nero stuff which can
    crash the op system, kill access to the DVD drive(s), etc. Go to their
    website and get the Nero cleaner tool appropriate for your particular
    version. That's the safest way, especially if you have their InCD installed.

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I have a copy of Nero Video Xpress, which I received along with
    > the rest of Nero's utilities during a DVD drive upgrade, and
    > I want to report to you all a major bug in Xpress.
    >
    > I created a wide-screen 720x480 video, encoded it using
    > TMPGEnc, and authored the DVD itself using Nero Video Xpress.
    >
    > When played the DVD on my computer (I haven't owned a TV
    > in over 10 years), it played as wide-screen. I thought great,
    > the DVD is fine.
    >
    > Little did I know it wasn't!
    >
    > When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    > of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    > on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.
    >
    > During the Nero Xpress authoring, no warning was issued
    > that this would happen and the resolution was confirmed as
    > being 720x480 NTSC.
    >
    > So, FYI, Nero Xpress has a major bug.
    >
    >
     
    PapaBear, Feb 25, 2008
    #7
  8. PapaBear Guest

    "PapaBear" <2x> wrote in message
    news:7AIwj.7998$...
    > Yes, some Nero software is buggy, and so are the built-in uninstallers...
    > So, don't(!) use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall Nero stuff which can
    > crash the op system, kill access to the DVD drive(s), etc. Go to their
    > website and get the Nero cleaner tool appropriate for your particular
    > version. That's the safest way, especially if you have their InCD
    > installed.
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi folks,
    >>
    >> I have a copy of Nero Video Xpress, which I received along with
    >> the rest of Nero's utilities during a DVD drive upgrade, and
    >> I want to report to you all a major bug in Xpress.
    >>
    >> I created a wide-screen 720x480 video, encoded it using
    >> TMPGEnc, and authored the DVD itself using Nero Video Xpress.
    >>
    >> When played the DVD on my computer (I haven't owned a TV
    >> in over 10 years), it played as wide-screen. I thought great,
    >> the DVD is fine.
    >>
    >> Little did I know it wasn't!
    >>
    >> When I later viewed the DVD on two different DVD players
    >> of friends playing on regular TVs, the video content was cut off
    >> on the left and right, i.e. it was not wide-screen.
    >>
    >> During the Nero Xpress authoring, no warning was issued
    >> that this would happen and the resolution was confirmed as
    >> being 720x480 NTSC.
    >>
    >> So, FYI, Nero Xpress has a major bug.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    PapaBear, Mar 12, 2008
    #8
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