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    MPEG-2 Error

    Hi. Oh I am aware about the "try again" thing it was likely jsut a server issue, just stating it in case someone else got the problem and thought hitting "try again" would be pointless. The thing is is that I already paid full price $100 for Roxio 8 less than 1.5 weeks before version 9 was to come out. That did get a lot of people upset, as there was no warning about it. So, now I have version 9, another $80 later. I really thought Iw ouldd have just been able to add files, without having to to do all these things in "run...". But, I understand no software is perfect. It's just that, I think that if it were tested more thoroughly, some of these problems could be avoided. Especially when there's no support number you can call to get help from. Like with this MPEG-2 message that came up, I was wanting to burn a video to watch on my computer for my birthday party...instead, I had to show it on my laptop. But I guess IE7 did come out after V9 so they must not have had any idea there would be an issue.
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    MPEG-2 Error

    Thanks...that worked. The first time I went to activate it though it said "it couldn't be activated due to:" but then there was just white space. Then I clicked "Try Again",a nd then it said successfully actiavted. I hope I don't have to go through all this nonsense again about getting XVID to add. I got fed up with problems with Nero, but at least it added the files!
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    MPEG-2 Error

    Hey all. I had MyDVD9 working fine earlier and then I went to go use it and I get: "The following codec(s) must be activated before using the application: MPEG -2 Click OK to activate, or cancel to abort." Upon hitting Cancel it closes the program. If I click "OK" within a few seconds a box appears with a white background with nothign written on it and a couple seconds later a box comes up "VideoWave 9 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" This is odd as it was working before and I have successfully burnt a DVD with another program and with this one before. PS: I've been able to add my XVid files now thanks to following the steps on the board, if anyone is curious. The only thing is that when you add it, it just shows the text of the filename, not the actual clip...but upon burning and when you preview, it shows the video.
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    Can't Add Video Files To Menu

    Hey... hmm, well I know I am far from the only one with this problem! I tried using VideoWave9, went to "add/video" still crossed off with a red circle.
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    Can't Add Video Files To Menu

    See my reply here: http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...amp;#entry49007
  6. KEVIN F

    HowTo fix both DivX and EMC 9

    K I'm confused... especially on the last step where it says "Copy the DivX version of the file back to the c:\windows\system32\ directory. Once it is there we just need to ley DirectShow know about the change, so open the Run window and enter: regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\divxdec.ax" Which one is that??? The one in the divx/9.0 folder, or the one we were supposed to put on our desktop? Mind you, by accident I followed the instructions (successfully) under "EMC9" because I thought it was for people who had EMC9 like I do... but the file is in lowercase, so it looks like I was supposed to follow the latter....but, when I clicked on "change" and then "install"...it go to "copying files" and then I got this error: See Below (PS: I purchased and downloaded from the ROXIO website) Mind you, I skipped that and just tried to follow the steps after that, not sure if the last file I copied back was right...I copied it from the /9.0 folder to the system32....NOT from my desktop to the /system32. Anyway, still no luck...XVid won't import... I don't get why NERO would and ROXIO can't.... PS: I don't have NERO on my computer, I was just fed up with other errors... if I can import files I'm fine burning....just need to get this sorted out. Please.
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    Can't Add Video Files To Menu

    Thanks for replying! I was already able to add (and successfull burn) DIVX [AVI] files before... nonetheless I went through all the steps via that link you sent me, and copying the files and all of that was successful... but I guess that only affects DIVX because I still have the red cross with a diagnoal line for XVID files. XVID is open source, which I've read means it should be even more compatable... I've tried using Elecard's Mobile Converter to bring the file to MPEG-2 and it does a very good job with the conversion (best so far), but I still notice something that I could only compare to DIVX's 'film-effect' option... I've fiddled around with a lot of settings with Elecard (don't know what all of them mean) but I can still notice it...it doesn't look bad... it's just a slight 'film effect' or something but I would like to get rid of it! can anyone give me maybe another MPEG converter program to try...like a really good one? Unless there is something else I can try so I can add the XVID files.....grrrr
  8. Hello...I just read a previous post but can't find it anymore, so if my post has to be moved that is fine. I just bought EMC8 a couple weeks ago, and just upgraded to EMC9. Yes, that's a lot of cash but I'm always crazed to have the latest updates available!. However, unfortunately, upon trying to add a video file I wanted to add, the thumbnail has a red cross with a diagnola line through it, and won't let me double-click on the file. The format of the video is in XVID format (which I like because it is higher quality thatn DivX). I've added those types of files with NERO no problem, but got tired of other errors with them, and switched to Roxio. I don't like capturing files in MPEG-2 format because Premiere 6.5 (my editing software) doesn't always handle them well, and XVID is usually enough quality for me. Nonetheless, is there anything I can do (besides converting the file to MPEG) to get it to import? If I convert it to MPEG than I'll need to have a copy of both MPEG and AVI of the same file -- because I want to haev all my menus backed up with the original file, yet still I prefer to play in XVID. My Computer Specs: OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name STORM-5345N942G Display Adapter NVIDIA GEFORCE 7800GS System Manufacturer NVIDIA System Model AWRDACPI System Type X86-based PC Disk Space 65.9GB available / 186GB Processor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2210 Mhz BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 02/07/2004 SMBIOS Version 2.2 Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale Canada Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)" User Name STORM-5345N942G\KEVIN F Time Zone Eastern Standard Time Total Physical Memory 1,536.00 MB Available Physical Memory 739.36 MB Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB Page File Space 2.85 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys
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    MYDVD 8 DVD Video Quality

    PS: I just purchased the upgrade to Version 9... maybe things will change!
  10. Hi Guys. I purchased ROXIO EMC 8 from Best Buy a couple weeks ago... I am unfortunately fuming that I spent $100 (full retail price) when there will EMC9 out in less than 2 weeks....GRRR on Roxio and Best Buy. As someone else noted here B.B. only allows you to exchange CD software programs within 30 days.... retarded. But, Roxio had given me too many headaches in the past, and so I thought I'd go with Roxio. Anyway, I have 5 questions/issues. If someone can answer them as I have them numbered that would be great. 1. Why is that in MyDVD when I go to burn, that (unlike Nero), there's no write speed option. I did just buy a new external DVD burner (LG GSA-E10L 16x)... I am assuming it is burning at max, but I don't know this. The other retarded thing is that unlike when copying a DVD with EMC, in MyDVD it does'nt even give you a time estimation. 2. If my DVD can burn at 16x, and if the DVD I bought says 16x max, why is it that when I was it then when I made an image onto my hard drive and then transferd that onto my CD it was averaging only about 6-8x (it fluctuated but rarely went over 10x). 3. Although my videos are usually in XVID format, I recently burnt a clip the other night (it was about 1.3G) and it was MPEG-2 (DVD). I figured this would of course make the video in my DVD burn much quicker. It did, it took maybe 15 minutes... but the quality in some spots was definitely more pixelated than the actual version on my hard drive... I guess Roxio has its own DVD encoder? Needless to say, like I said, the actual MPEG-2 in the original file turned out kinda crappy anyway... see the picture below (100% not compresseD) 4. What is the BEST MPEG-2 DVD (I guess decodeR?) that is, that I could use to make clips from my TV/VCR using my ATI USB 2.0 External TV Tuner Card. Maybe if I had that in super hi quality, whatever Roxio does to it it would be unnoticeable. 5. I was burning a bunch of video clips onto one DVD (with chapters, etc.) - they were in DivX (AVI) format and all of them totaled about 2 GB...yet when they were all added Roxio showed on the bottom they were just under 4GB -- is this because that's what it will be when Roxio puts them into DVD format?
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