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Ulead VideoStudio 7 SE How to add music to the Chapter page

by mjcan / February 26, 2005 8:04 PM PST

How do you add new music to the chapter page in VS7SE ?
-I can add Wave (.wav) to the music track in the timeline.
-Can't add it to the background music on the chapter page.
-Ulead only gave me one awful harsh music track for the chapter page. a .mpa.
-How and can I convert some tracks to .mpa, that will work on the chapter page ?


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Video Studio 7 (full edition)
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 8:13 AM PST

I don't know if this will work on the SE version but it probably will.

When you have clicked on the Share tab and create your Chapters. You will finally get to the Main Menu where you can make some changes to the titles and such. You can also add your menu music here. Look down to near the bottom of the window.

Click on the music symbol icon
Click on "Select a music track for ALL menus"
Make your selection and then after you have done that and you are back at the Main Menu page.
Click on the music symbol icon again.
This time click on "Select a music track for THIS menu"
Make your selection and get back to the Main Menu page.

The program will use the first piece of music for all chapter menus and will use the second piece of music for the Main Menu.

Hope I explained that well enough.


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I can add a audio clip but only this one .mpa
by mjcan / February 27, 2005 9:00 PM PST


-I can add audio to the main chapter page, but only this one audio clip Ulead provided. It is a 42 sec. drum/piano clip that I have used in so many DVDs that it driving me bonkers !
- If I try to add a .wav file of some other music it says "file incompatibility".
- I am assuming my music has to be in a .mpa format, the right bit rate etc ?
- This one file that I have: (did I mention listening to it is making me crazy?)(HA!) is a 1.11 MB BKFile 000.mpa, that I have no idea what its properties are, (if I have to convert a .wav to it's .mpa format. Which I do not know how to do either !)
- this is the last step in finishing my son's wedding DVD.
- If I can't figure out how to add some other music, I am about to leave it with no music at all.

Thanks for your help:

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Looks DOA.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 11:03 PM PST

I have the Ulead software, but haven't run it up to look at your issue. However, looking at and it coversion list (page down), the ability to create a MPA is strangely absent.

My bet is you should be able to use some other audio file. Sometimes I find people miss the second box in the File Open dialog and don't notice they can have it list other file types. It's a common oversight and the doh moment passes quickly.


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VideoStudio 7 SE
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 27, 2005 11:41 PM PST

Looks like the problem is the SE version of the program.

The SE (special edition) version is usually included free with other products, such as DVD burners.

Apparently one of the things they left out of the SE version is the ability to convert from wav or mp3 to mpa (mpeg audio).

I have the full version of VideoStudio 7 and it will let me add wav, mp3 or mpa to a menu or chapters.

I could not find a program that will convert from wav to mpa.

Looks like you have the choice to go with no music in the menus or upgrade to the full version of VideoStudio.


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It Seems like it is coming together now?
by mjcan / March 1, 2005 7:44 PM PST
In reply to: VideoStudio 7 SE

Snapshot2 and R. Proffitt:

Thanks for your help. I did get music on the chapter page. Here is what I think I found. (HA!)
- .mpa is the mp3 extention.
- Back in the brain somewhere I remember mp3 is the sound format for MPEG I.

I did find a free .wav to .mpa converter, I used it, and low and behold the chapter page took it ! I made 14 copies of my son's wedding, they are now in the mail !

I did have a slight freeze problem at the clip to clip transition. But you know when I get to a point that I am exhausted with a computer project, I let little things like this slide!(HA!)

Thanks all:

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Getting it together
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 2, 2005 12:08 AM PST


Where in the world did you find that wav-to-mpa converter.

I would appreciate a link.

Some others might be looking for such a program.

And the price sounds right.

I used Ulead Video Studio 7 for two different wedding DVDs. It takes a while to fully understand how to do everything, but it does a good job.


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.wav to .mpa converter: Switch 1.04 ?
by mjcan / March 3, 2005 8:53 PM PST
In reply to: Getting it together


Boy you asked a tough question. I may have done a Google search to find it like : free .wav to .mpa converter, or I might have downloaded it here at C/net?
It seem I always have a hard time figuring where I have been on the web !

C/net has "Switch 1.04", but I got a lot more utilities with my download, like: "Express Burn", "Express Rip", "Record Pad", and "Switch". it was a 699 KB download,(zip), I just can't figure out where I got it. I checked the properties of "Switch" and it says: NCH Swift Sound\Switch\switch.exe
Hope this helps


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