Sunday, January 15, 2006

Click to - Damn you!

I’m damn annoyed with Sony’s Click to DVD program.

Every time I try to create a new DVD with edited footage of Elliot from his 1st to 2nd birthday, I end up getting a runtime error. The Sony site is no help at all, nor does it have any advice on the actual program help file.

It’s so damn annoying. I’ve tried cutting down the footage, playing about with the settings, but nothing seems to work!

I have a couple more DVD editing programs, but these are significantly more complex and I haven’t taken a detailed look into the yet. However, I’m fearful that it’ll mean that I have to re-edit the whole lot again. That’s about 2 ½ hours worth of footage which I’d edited down to just over an hour – it took me a damn long time to do in the first place and I’m not too keen on doing it a second time.

I’ve taken a look at the files to see if these have been edited and placed separately for these to be simply transferred, but this is not at all obvious. In fact I did notice that on every attempt that I had made of creating this DVD, the folder was crammed with duplicated files… Eventually reducing the hard drive space on the PC to next to nil (although this has now been remedied).

Why is it with these “simple” programs, that it can’t be really simple? Grrrr….

Films watched:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
This is a classic film, which I’ve always wanted to see, but just haven’t gotten around to seeing until just recently.

This is the final part of the Spaghetti Western trilogy and is probably the best of the bunch. It’s much more epic in scope than the other “dollars” films, but it still doesn’t reach the heights of Once Upon a Time in West.

You just have to love that theme tune though :-)

8/10

Prince of Darkness
One of the last truly great John Carpenter films made, after this and “They Live” he seemed to slip into the levels of mediocre.

Quite an unusual films which explored the possibility of evil in the form of Satan, being a physical force (as strangely enough a large jar of green liquid) trapped by the catholic church and kept in secret.

7.5/10

1 comment:

steve said...

If you want genuinely easy, perhaps you need a Mac next time, especially since you don't play PC games any more :)