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Well, I've been using tovidGUI successfully for a couple of years or more, and all of a sudden after a reboot, I can no longer convert any vids to a DVD project. Basically, the whole process only lasts a few seconds because only the menu is created, and immediately upon trying to convert the first vid, it finishes with an error popup:

Error(s) occurred during encoding. If you want to
help improve this software, please file a bug report
containing a copy of the output log. Unfortunately,
this also means you won't be able to continue to
burning your disc. Sorry for the inconvenience!

... with the last lines displayed in tovidGUI being:

Adding a titleset-level menu using file: /home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1.mpg
The file /home/ozzman/Cache/Chuck.S03E18.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg was not found. Exiting.

Note that it doesn't matter where the source files are, or what they're called, it will now always complain it couldn't find the destination file of the first one it is about to start converting.

I don't know what started this, but it was after the first reboot since getting some updates (none of which seemed related at all, but who knows). I've tried to evaluate if it was ffmpeg playing up, but mpeg2enc gives the same error. I've tried to install the latest tovid 0.33, with no change, and then completely purged my system of tovid, tovidGUI and todiscGUI, then installed 0.31 from scratch, but the problem persists.

I've put up with and learned to work around a couple of bugs or quirks in the programming, but now this has rendered tovidGUI unusable. I know that if I try and mix full-screen and widescreen, the process will fail, so can assure you it isn't that. I've learned that certain characters in a movie clip's menu item name will cause a failure, so it isn't that either. And I can tell you I have changed nothing in how I've been (successfully) using this program for the last few years. All I did is reboot (and yeah, rebooted a few more times, but no magic fix, hehe).

Anyone know anything I can do to correct this. Happy to supply logs etc, so just tell me where to find them if need be. Many thanks in advance!

(I may as well post the error log below, to save people asking for it:)

The following commands will be run:
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makemenu -noask -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -align northwest -font "Helvetica" -fontsize 24 -textcolor "rgb(255,255,255)" -fontdeco '-stroke rgb(0,0,0) -strokewidth 1' -button-font "Helvetica" -button ">" -highlightcolor "rgb(255,255,0)" -selectcolor "rgb(255,0,0)" -button-outline "rgb(140,140,140)" "Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi" "FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1"
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tovid -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -wide -quality 10 -ffmpeg -in "/home/ozzman/Downloads/Completed/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi.tovid_encoded" -from-gui -noask
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tovid -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -full -quality 8 -in "/home/ozzman/Downloads/Completed/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi.tovid_encoded" -from-gui -noask
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makexml -quiet -overwrite -dvd -menu "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1.mpg" "/home/ozzman/Cache/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg" "/home/ozzman/Cache/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_disc"
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Running command: makemenu -noask -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -align northwest -font "Helvetica" -fontsize 24 -textcolor "rgb(255,255,255)" -fontdeco '-stroke rgb(0,0,0) -strokewidth 1' -button-font "Helvetica" -button ">" -highlightcolor "rgb(255,255,0)" -selectcolor "rgb(255,0,0)" -button-outline "rgb(140,140,140)" "Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi" "FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1"
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makemenu
A script to generate DVD/(S)VCD menus
Part of the tovid suite, version 0.31
http://www.tovid.org
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Font: "Helvetica" does not appear to be either a font file or registered with ImageMagick.
A similarly-named font was not found. Sorry!
The font "Helvetica" will be used instead.
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Button: "Helvetica" does not appear to be either a font file or registered with ImageMagick.
A similarly-named font was not found. Sorry!
The font "Helvetica" will be used instead.
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Adding 2 titles to the menu:
1: Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi
2: FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi
Making the DVD buttons...
Creating the text menu...
Creating the DVD button overlays...
Placing text menu in the safe area...
Placing DVD buttons in the safe area...
Working on the background...
Centering the safe area over the background...
Positioning the DVD button overlays on the background...
Creating 4-second silent ac3 audio...
Converting menu image to video. This may take a while...
Multiplexing video and audio streams...
Adding the DVD buttons to menu...
Cleaning up...
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Done!
Running command: tovid -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -wide -quality 10 -ffmpeg -in "/home/ozzman/Downloads/Completed/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi.tovid_encoded" -from-gui -noask
Usage:

   tovid [command] [arguments ...]

Where 'command' is one of the following:

   Command     Description                                 Formerly
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    id          Identify one or more video files            idvid
    dvd         Author and/or burn a DVD                    makedvd
    menu        Create an MPEG menu                         makemenu
    vcd         Author and/or burn a VCD                    makevcd
    xml         Create (S)VCD or DVD .xml file              makexml
    postproc    Post-process an MPEG video file             postproc
    disc        Create a DVD with menus                     todisc
    gui         Start the tovid GUI                         todiscgui
    mpg         Encode videos to MPEG format                tovid
    titlesets   Start the titleset wizard                   (new)

Run 'tovid <command>' with no further arguments to get help on a command,
and what arguments it expects.

Unknown command: '-quiet'
Running command: tovid -quiet -overwrite -pal -dvd -full -quality 8 -in "/home/ozzman/Downloads/Completed/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi.tovid_encoded" -from-gui -noask
Usage:

   tovid [command] [arguments ...]

Where 'command' is one of the following:

   Command     Description                                 Formerly
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    id          Identify one or more video files            idvid
    dvd         Author and/or burn a DVD                    makedvd
    menu        Create an MPEG menu                         makemenu
    vcd         Author and/or burn a VCD                    makevcd
    xml         Create (S)VCD or DVD .xml file              makexml
    postproc    Post-process an MPEG video file             postproc
    disc        Create a DVD with menus                     todisc
    gui         Start the tovid GUI                         todiscgui
    mpg         Encode videos to MPEG format                tovid
    titlesets   Start the titleset wizard                   (new)

Run 'tovid <command>' with no further arguments to get help on a command,
and what arguments it expects.

Unknown command: '-quiet'
Running command: makexml -quiet -overwrite -dvd -menu "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1.mpg" "/home/ozzman/Cache/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg" "/home/ozzman/Cache/FlashForward.1x18.Goodbye.Yellow.Brick.Roads.ITA.WEB-DL.Mux.XviD-NovaRip.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg" -out "/home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_disc"
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makexml
A script to generate XML for authoring a VCD, SVCD, or DVD.
Part of the tovid suite, version 0.31
http://www.tovid.org
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Adding a titleset-level menu using file: /home/ozzman/Cache/Untitled_menu_1.mpg
The file /home/ozzman/Cache/Breaking.Bad.S03E12.Half.Measures.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi.tovid_encoded.mpg was not found. Exiting.