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Quote k. boongsong.
you've done it two different ways.

number 1.


here like optpdata has said go to the output folder, then you'll see the 1280x720 .MP4 file.

number 2.


you've created a video(VOB files) folder so that you can burn it later with programs like Power2Go or Imgburn or windows, etc...

now.
look at what optodata has said and look at his attachment(picture) so that you can locate where the EXPORT FOLDER to your .MP4 file is. it should be right of START button on the PRODUCE windows.

attach a new screen shot of the produce page(cl.jpg shows only left side) then we can tell you where the 1280x720 .MP4 file went. ^^

happy happy joy joy

PepsiMan
'garbage in garbage out'

Thanks to both of you for your help.
I think it was a combination of two things that prompted my original post - 1. Problems with my computer 2. Not being familiar with the part shown in optodata's pic.
1st. I've been having problems with my computer doing some very strange things. Won't go into detail but stuff that should be on it were missing; things in my email shouldn't be there; strange fluctuations on my screen (stilll don't know if that is computer or monitor. Can't get an answer). Then, for some reason, when I went to C:\users\mycomputer\videos, there they were.
2. The area shown on optodata's post is something I've never looked at because I've never had a problem doing my projects the way I posted. I just now loaded my latest project into PD and went to Produce and looked at the Export folder. That was the reason I wasn't able to find my videos. It was exporting them to the folder shown in the atch. I do not use One Drive for anything, therefore I never thought to look there. The only strange thing is when I go to them, every link has a red x on it. No idea what that is.
Anyway, I've learned something in this exercise which is the norm on these forums. I can't tell you how much I appreciate both of your perseverance in setting me straight. To make sure this doesn't continue, I will use PepsiMan's post to mark it Solved even though optodata's post did it. Hope that's ok.
Quote Maybe a clarification will help.

PDS stands for PowerDirector Script, and it's the project file containing all the edits you've made on your timeline that tells PD how you want your finished video to look. It's not a playable format and doesn't even contain any media, so I don't know why you chose the PDS file rather than the correctly produced MP4 file when you burned your disc.

When you produce there's a setting that shows the proposed name and folder where the produced video will be created, and you can change one or both of those to make the video easier to find.

I'm also unclear on why you produced the video and then tried to create a disc. It's been many years since I burned any discs, but if you went straight to the Create Disc tab once you'd finished editing your project, PD would directly create your disc and there'd be no chance of accidentally choosing the wrong file.

Thanks optodata for your response.
I guess I wasn't to clear in my post.
First, I'm not sure what you mean by "why you chose the PDS file rather than the correctly produced MP4 file." I did not choose the PDS file. I don't even know how to do that. All I did was import the video clips from my videos folder. All the videos are MP4. Once I got them in my library, I selected all and insert on the timeline. I then edited each clips length, added chapters, saved the project, wen to Produce. What came up on the Produce window is what I showed on my oriiginal post - see in my atch. I did not change a thing in this stage - I left it as is because PD said that's what is correct. I then clicked Start. When finished,
I went to the create disc, clicked on Burn in 2D, and on the next window, I left Burn to disc and save as disc image unchecked and checked Creat a folder, gave the folder location a name and clicked burn.
After the project completed the burn, I went to my Videos folder and the project was there, with a PD icon. I right clicked on the icon and Properties and it shows it as a PDS file (PDS). (see atch).
I looked everywhere for the MP4 version - nothing. I went to Documents (that's where PD is saved), clicked on Cyberlink, Powerdirector, PD16 and when it opened, no video, not even the PDS version. The MP4 version is nowhere in my computer. Don;'t know why, never had this problem before when using Win 7.
It's obvious I did not make myself clear in my post. I did not try to create a disc. I don't want the video on disc as I have a different agenda for it and putting it on disc would be useless. I did click on Creat a disc so I could save a copy of the project in my Video folder. As far as I know, I have to go to the Create disc stage to create a file to save the project to. I there is a different way, I'm not aware of it. What I did is the way I've done it for years. Sometimes I'd check Create disc and save to file and end up with a disc and the video in my videos folder.
So, I apologize for not being a little clearer and hope this post will help clear up any misunderstanding.
Ok. Need some help here. Never had this problem before until I upgraded to Win 10. Did a search "pds not mp4". Several posts on that but all that I checked were not for my version - PD16.
Here's what I'm experiencing, actually 2 things but will only post one here - PDS videos not produced as MP4.
I made a video of approx. 21 video clips. Did all of my editing, when to Produce. When the window opened, H.264 AVC was highlighted. File ext. says MP4 and below that MPEG-4 1280 x 720/30p (16 Mbps). Selected Surround Sound/Home theater then start.
When finished, went to Create Disc, selected Create a folder - no disc. Gave the file a name - C:\Users|My HP tower\Lao music 1, then clicked Start burning.
File burned. Went to Users/HP tower\Lao musc 1 and it was there. Clicked on Properties, says PDS file (PDS).
Can anyone tell me why it didn't come out as MP4?
As for the other problem, it concerns videos from PD missisng. Will make a separate post on that.
If you need addditional info, please let me know.
Thanks
Good morning stevek.
Sorry for not mentioning my solution.
I do not know exactly what the problem was, and, I suppose I should have pursued the solution via support.
But I got to rummaging through my papers and found the CD that I ordered with the download and used that.
I apologize to everyone for not pursuing it through support but needed to use it as soon as possible and support
is not the quickest car in the race.
Again, I apologize for not doing what was necessary. Rest assured, if it happens again, I will do the right thing.
Just didn't feel like dealing with support. Also, not everybody knows download links expire after 30 days - I sure didn't know that. Takes such a long time. I've always gotten my answers on the forums here and have learned a lot from all those who have taken the time to help.
At any rate, I found the answer so I will mark this post as solved.
Thank you.
Need some help. Looking here rather than Support.
I have Power2Go 11. Just tried to open it but got the message shown in the atch.
So, went to my acct, clikced on the update link for P2G0. It downloaded and installed.
Tried to open after that and still get the same message - not activated.
When I click on OK, it closes. No way to activate it.
Next, I opened my support tickets and found I had the same problem shortly after I purchased/installed it. I was given download links for P2G and its content pack, along with a user ID and password. It all worked back then. But today, when I tried the link and ID/pw, it doesn't work. I get a small window shown in 2nd atch.
Any ideas on what I have to do to get it to work?
Thanks
Again, tried to post a reply but doesn't work.
Will try again by "reply"
Tried this morning to produce/burn my video.
After importing/editing everything, when to Produce, 264 AVC, surround sound, and a new folder in K:. Clicked Start. Rendering stopped around the 17 min+ point. Couldn't get it to start again so Cancel rendering. Back to edit. Played vide and stopped same place. Removed all chapters, back to Produce, same set-up. Produced no problems. Went to Burn, burn window opened I selected disc and file, destination a different folder in K". Clicked burn - disc too small. Back to burn window, uncheck disc, left file checked in K:. Clicked burn - file too large for destination.
Totally frustrated now. Tried several other things - no luck.
Inserted flash drive in L: - 547.2GB. Copied MP4 video from K:, clicked paste on L:. File too bid for destination.
I give up. Guess I have to take computer in for work or maybe new Win 10 upgrade software.
Will post question on MS community and see if anyone there has any ideas.
Thanks for all your interest and help.
I've been trying to post a reply to jl_jl and tomasc, but when I click Save, all I get is the rotating "donut".
Will try again later, but no good news on my project.
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Thanks for the info. I'm gonna call it a day for now. Wife told me @ 8:45 this morning we were going to Fresno food shopping. Got back her about 2 hours ago, so not in much of a mood for video right now. I did move all original video clips to K and imported them to PD. Did a little editing, added a photo and background music for it. I'm right now in process of editing each video length to keep the video reasonable. Got through 1st 5. Got 25 more to go.
Will jump on it tomorrow and give an update.
Thanks again. Have a good evening.

I've been trying to post an update but all I get is the rotating "donut".
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It will, you don't necessarily have to move your documents folder and stuff. Keep in mind, you've operated this way for some time, and also while trying to produce video to C:, until this larger project! Just use your K: partition for all your PD video source and export area to keep it off of C: since it's marginal in size. You made a clean attempt of C: and got yourself some headroom for minor documents stuff, you said you cleaned off 16.7GB or Norten stuff and had ~10GB free prior.

In my view, you can move if you wish, but in your case it will do nothing as the volume of stuff you have is probably small, but yes, you can't use C: to store lots of stuff but you never could and it apparently was fine for you. If you download some larger video clip for PD editing to your C: downloads area, just move to K: for editing and make sure you delete from C: and you would be fine.

Jeff

Thanks for the info. I'm gonna call it a day for now. Wife told me @ 8:45 this morning we were going to Fresno food shopping. Got back her about 2 hours ago, so not in much of a mood for video right now. I did move all original video clips to K and imported them to PD. Did a little editing, added a photo and background music for it. I'm right now in process of editing each video length to keep the video reasonable. Got through 1st 5. Got 25 more to go.
Will jump on it tomorrow and give an update.
Thanks again. Have a good evening.
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The hard disk partitions will not affect your "everything takes forever" issue. The partitioning was only to address your PD error, "Insufficient disk space to produce the video...", you now have sufficient disk space in your K: partition.

Can you post a pic of your PD timeline and media library contents for some clues? Are you by chance using shadow files?

Jeff

Thanks jl_jl.
I'm going to do as tomasc mentioned before I post a pic of the PD timeline and library.
Will be back for update
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In the Produce tab, Export folder setting, did you remember to change it from the C drive that had no space to the K drive where you have lots of space. You are going to have more problems if you forget to move your Documents, Photos, and Download files to that big K drive that you created instead of allowing that C drive to be used for everything. Hope that this help a little... You may want to make the changes and try again...

Thanks tomasc for your reply.
No, doggone it. Didn't think of that. I just though if I imported from K everything would work like it's on K.
Let me do some homework and I'll be back.
Thanks
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Yep. You are right. Happy wife, happy life.
All because you cared enough to help me out. Skeptical me, figured it would be so much harder. Glad I decided to jump in.
Thanks Jeff.


Well, I think I'm back to square one.
This morning I opened PD and clicked on Import media folder and the mv's that I downloaded and copied from C: videos to K:.
I then put them all on the time line, did my editing, added chapters and transitions. Had to make a couple changes and all of a sudden it starts acting like it did when I was using C: - everything takes forever and if I click the mouse, all I get is the rotarting circle and nothing I click on works. Go to Task Manager and it shows PD 17 not responding and have to click End to close PD.
Going to try one more time, but not sure what's going on.
Guess I'm going to have to have someone redo the partitions.
Just though I'd give you an update. I don't expect you to do any thing else, as you have done a lot already.
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Glad you got things figured out and functional for your needs. You've got lots of space now for those wife projects, no excuse now.

Thank you for your service.

Jeff

Yep. You are right. Happy wife, happy life.
All because you cared enough to help me out. Skeptical me, figured it would be so much harder. Glad I decided to jump in.
Thanks Jeff.
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As figured, you've got this 2TB drive, ~1863GB usuable space and 1740.53GB is unallocated so you can't use it at all. You can't easily add this unallocated space to C: with basic windows Disk Management tool as the unallocated space is not adjacent to C:.

You have several options, two discussed below:
1) Have a tech guy assist you with partition software. Partition software can easily add the unallocated space to C: even though it's not adjacent to C:. Doing this would make the space available to anything on C: like your home documents, so path C:\Users\My HP tower\Documents. You would just have one large C: area to use as you wish with PD or anything else.
2) Right click on the "Unallocated" block and choose, "New Simple Volume...". This will walk your through some dialog boxes and will by default define the largest volume, namely, 1740.53GB. It will allow you to name and define a drive letter to it, probably G: in your case. You will then have a separate drive letter G: that you can use for video or PD produced files. It is NOT part of your home area on C:. It is a separate drive letter and could be used for source video, produced video, whatever you wish and it's ~1.7TB in size. To use this in PD, in like your second posted "cyber 2.JPG" pic in the "Export folder..." location you would use the "..." button to migrate to a G:\ path. Or to always use the G: drive, in PD pref > File, change the Export folder to G:\... you can also change your Import folder if you plan on putting your source video on G: since you now have plenty of space.

What one does is really user specific and how you like things stored. Either way discussed, you will finally have access to your whole drive you bought.

Jeff


I'm back.
Couldn't wait. Printed your instructions and bingo - done. Had to use K for new partition, G already in use.
So, I took the music videos and copy/pasted them in K. Then opened PD, import media folder, clicked on K and the videos and bam! There they were. Had to try it so I clicked on Produce/Start and it started producing in 264 AVC and back to normal speed. Can't tell you how much I appreciate how much you have helped me. I always like to do things myself and when I'm not sure, look for answers or ask someone. I learned something very valuable to me today and I owe it all to you. Someday I might be enough of a "nerd" that I can figure out things like this on my own. (ain't holding my breath. Not many years left in this body)
Anyway, thank you very, very much. I always get a little smarter when I get on these forums.
Have a great weekend.
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As figured, you've got this 2TB drive, ~1863GB usuable space and 1740.53GB is unallocated so you can't use it at all. You can't easily add this unallocated space to C: with basic windows Disk Management tool as the unallocated space is not adjacent to C:.

You have several options, two discussed below:
1) Have a tech guy assist you with partition software. Partition software can easily add the unallocated space to C: even though it's not adjacent to C:. Doing this would make the space available to anything on C: like your home documents, so path C:\Users\My HP tower\Documents. You would just have one large C: area to use as you wish with PD or anything else.
2) Right click on the "Unallocated" block and choose, "New Simple Volume...". This will walk your through some dialog boxes and will by default define the largest volume, namely, 1740.53GB. It will allow you to name and define a drive letter to it, probably G: in your case. You will then have a separate drive letter G: that you can use for video or PD produced files. It is NOT part of your home area on C:. It is a separate drive letter and could be used for source video, produced video, whatever you wish and it's ~1.7TB in size. To use this in PD, in like your second posted "cyber 2.JPG" pic in the "Export folder..." location you would use the "..." button to migrate to a G:\ path. Or to always use the G: drive, in PD pref > File, change the Export folder to G:\... you can also change your Import folder if you plan on putting your source video on G: since you now have plenty of space.

What one does is really user specific and how you like things stored. Either way discussed, you will finally have access to your whole drive you bought.

Jeff

Thank you very much for this info. I'm going to print it out and take a day or two to digest it and maybe test my skills (ha). I'm not worried as I have the necessary discs to do a factory reset if I mess anythng up.
I really don't know how the C: drive got so screwed up. I'd have never known it if I hadn't decided to do a music video of one of my wife's favorite singers that suddenlly passed away last week.
Anyway, I will update this post, as I said in a day or two, when I decide what I'm going to do.
I really appreciate your help and time on this.
Have a good weekend.
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The forum website has simply been acting up again, pretty common periodically, just try again in 10 minutes or so and it may work, It took me about 3 attempts to post my last pic.

Jeff

Maybe wants to be inquarantine? lol
Ok, here goes
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If you had a certified copy of WIN7 you could get 10 free, and for that matter still. But I doubt that's the source of this issue, probably more how the upgrade, install, or new install for WIN10 was done. Windows is pretty picky on authorized version, if it was not legit, they probably would have deactivated so no, I don't think buying a new copy would correct. Other than a new install procedure could correct.

Post a pic of the entire disk management screen I referenced in "b)" earlier, so one can see what you have for unallocated space. I'm thinking it looks similar to the attached pic with unallocated space. If so, one can extend to recover your unallocated space so you have some space for you PD projects and productions.

Jeff


I don't know what's going on. I add my pic of the disk mgmt and when I click on Submit, all I get is a window that says 403 Forbidden.
Any ideas?
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Since you are not computer savy, probably best to consult some help as this is only a PD forum.

A brief overview of your issues:
a) For your mapped network drive issue, you probably had a network map defined with reconnect at login. Attached pic kind of walks you through that setting or google or mention to your tech support.
b) For the hard disk partition issue, my previous synopsis was correct, you have a large portion of the hard drive that was not allocated. Basically, you’re not using ~93% of your hard disk and trying to do everything in ~7% of what you bought. Type “Computer Management” (no quotes) in the windows search dialog, under the “Storage” caret, click on “Disk Management”. In your case you can probably just extend your C: partition to fill the unallocated space since your user home is C:, or us your tech support.

Your cleaned-out space gives you a little short-term relief until you recover a massive portion of your missing hard disk space to use for PD editing.

Jeff


Thanks JL_JL for the info. Really wondering if it was caused by me upgrading to Win10. I didn't purchase the software. I found a way to get it for free. Maybe that was the big mistake. Suppose maybe buying a legitimate copy would fix it? Jus' wonderin'
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Thank you for supplying the DxDiag.txt. The hard drive in your computer is this Hitachi 2TB size: https://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-HDS723020BLA642-SATA3-7200rpm-Drive/dp/B004VP9416 . It had been incorrectly partitioned, also formatted improperly as a 10 GB E: fat32 partition made for windows 95 instead of windows 10. That is the reason that only a fraction of the 2 TB hard drive can be used. The D: partition should be the recovery data for your windows 7 should you ever decide to restore it. I wouldn’t as you have to start all over again.

Windows 10 is the future. There are windows partitioning utilities that one can use to fix this. A computer science major student from the local college may be able to fix this for you or you can take it to a professional and explain what happened here with the hard drive. Believe that help is warranted.

Wow!! Thanks for the info. I had no idea.
I guess it happened when I upgraded to Win 10. I wouldn't even attempt to fix it because I'm not that tech savy. When I have the money, and can find someone to do it, I'll have it done. I don't want to get rid of this computer because it has been the best I've ever had and that's saying a lot, considering I bought it used on EBay.
In the meantime, I found a part of my problem. I use Norton for my security. I recently used their backup utilitity and put it on a portable hard drive. Got to messing around in the computer and found out that Norton also put it on C:. Deleted all those files which freed-up 16.7GB. Tried to produce my project and it started. And, that brings up another issue. Don't know if I should address it here or on a different post. It's the amount of time it takes to produce anything. If not appropriate here, where should I post it?
Again tomasc, thank's so much for your interest and help. Have a great weekend and stay safe from the virus
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