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  1. Adding videos to a DVD disc.

    Yes, add recorded programs to the project up to an hour in total time, and then burn to disc. No ability to subsequently burn more programs to the same disc.
  2. MyDVD doesn't recognize .dmsm files

    Ospreys, In older versions of Creator the two programs Videowave and MyDVD were quite well integrated. That ended when the fully-featured Roxio MyDVD was replaced by a separate, simplified, reduced-feature Corel MyDVD. Now you have to fully prepare your movie in Videowave and then send it to MyDVD for burning. The .dmsm file is a very small Project file for Videowave. It's a few kilobytes in size and contains only instructions, no video. MyDVD has no use for that file. To create a DVD you need to load your .dmsm file back into Videowave with your source video files still available in their original locations, then use the "Prepare for Authoring" button to send your video project to MyDVD for burning. It's now a two-program, two-step process, and your .dmsm is only recognized by the first program, Videowave. Regards, Brendon
  3. Adding videos to a DVD disc.

    If you're just storing video files on a data DVD, you can do as many additional burns as will fit on the DVD as long as you don't "close" the DVD. However if you're making a standard Video DVD to play in a standard player, the disc is burned once and further burns are not allowed. A standard single-layer video DVD which will play in your usual stand-alone DVD player, will hold about an hour of video at best quality. Trying to compress the video to fit more will degrade the output quality severely, and using 'Fit to disc' can be pretty disastrous. Double/Dual layer discs can hold up to twice as long, but they can be awfully fiddly and hard to use successfully. In Videowave you can 'add' movies and/or film clips to the project and use menus if wanted - up to the time limit - so you could include two half-hour episodes on the one disc. But once you have everything assembled to your liking in Videowave, the project is burned to disc in one operation and the disc is closed. When you send your creation from Videowave to MyDVD to be burned, the standard DVD structure is created on your disc which is then closed so that nothing further can be written to the disc. Only one standard DVD structure can be written to a DVD, so that's why only one burn operation is allowed. I hope this answers your question, but feel free to ask if I've missed something.
  4. Light scribe discs

    You need a Lightscribe-capable drive and software to burn the label side on LS discs, but the data side is conventional DVD and can be written in a conventional drive.
  5. DVD+R dl discs

    Any modern DVD burner drive should be able to handle them, Jim. If you have a particular drive in mind, you can check its capabilities with a quick Google search of the model number.
  6. BackOnTrack Error "Cannot find backup"

    If this happens when you are attempting to start your backup, it might be that you're attempting to do an incremental backup when the original backup that you're trying to increment is no longer available. However without knowing exactly how you're doing this and which version of BoT you're using, there's no way for us to tell. Some details, perhaps?
  7. Can't record to a mount point?

    Hi Arch, Volume Mount Points have been supported in Windows since Windows 2000, so they've been around for quite a while. They're not new in Windows 10. If you're requesting that Roxio software be changed to allow use of Mount Points, you should make your request direct to Roxio using the Feedback button in your software. This Bulletin Board is populated by enthusiastic users helping each other, and is rarely visited by Roxio staff. Regards, Brendon
  8. Creator 6 Platinum

    I can do that. I'll contact you by Private Message (PM) when I've organized it. In the meantime you could try copying the files from your CD to your hard drive - the copy process is much more fault-tolerant than an install, and if a small fault is found the copy will make a number of attempts to get a good read, and tell you if it fails. Regards, Brendon
  9. Roxio Creator 2012 Pro - Some Install Questions

    Good morning (well it is, here), [1] No sorry, there's no custom install in Creator 2012. It's kitchen sink time, and you'll get these programs It is possible to fiddle the list a little bit using the command line when installing, but that's very fiddly!! [2] There are no updates or service packs. You are offered the chance to check for updates at install time, and if you check that box you'll get an updated version of setup.exe downloaded and run. However it didn't seem to make any difference to my installs if I didn't get the updated Setup.exe Please be aware that Setup will offer to install Chrome, so be ready to uncheck the Chrome boxes. [3] Creator 2012 installs version of the Px Engine, so there you should not downgrade to 4.18.16a. If you know your SATA optical drives are detected you must have already installed Creator 2012, so if you go to Help > About this software and scroll down some, you'll see which version of each of the modules you have. I think that's everything. Any other questions I can help with? Regards, Brendon
  10. Kenny Mike, Yes I was using NXT5 when I grabbed those screen captures. (Can't guarantee accuracy if I tested with a different version.) There are two issues I've seen reported with Roxio's 'Edit Audio Tags' program: - [1] The program refuses to deal with more than two tracks at a time. Gracenote blames Roxio, and Roxio blames Gracenote for this. Earlier Roxio versions still run fine, but later versions still don't. I suspect Roxio changed something in their program, but have no proof. This hasn't been fixed! -[2] You and All4Cinema found that Gracenote has problems recognizing tracks you've pulled off continuous media (vinyl or tape) where you have had to mark your own track separation, and it has consequently given silly results. Gracenote has few problems with albums on CDs, where the start and end points are precisely set on the disc, and they say their 'service is optimized' for the CD market. They don't seem to be as good for individual tracks off continuous media. I still don't know what the modern Gracenote recognition works on, so I can't poke my stick at a particular part of the process. I have had quite some success with MuzicBrainz Picard, a free open-source music identifier/tagger which identified quite a few tracks the Roxio/Gracenote combination was having trouble with. However you did say things worked for you with Creator 2012, and I'd thoroughly recommend you try that again. It's well worth $20 even if it can't fix this recognition problem, and I prefer it to the NXT series under Windows 10. Please let me know how you go. If Creator 2012 solves the recognition problem I'll know exactly where to poke that stick!!
  11. Strueb357, As you know, we on this board are not Roxio Technical Support nor are we employed by Roxio. We are enthusiastic users who come here to try and help each other. Roxio people don't often come here. With that in mind, please re-read the message you've posted. Are you just commenting on how hard you found it to install Creator NXT 6 Pro (which is quite all right) or is there a question in your message that you'd like us to try and help you with? Have you sent it all to Tech Support? Regards, Brendon
  12. SP2 will not install

    I would hope so! Corel's headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada.
  13. SP2 will not install

    This morning, for some unexplained reason, the update finally became available to my machine. Perhaps it took a long time for the updates canoe to reach me? - who knows! The file landed in the Downloads directory as usual. Latest versions of the major virus scanners found Nothing! It's safe, Robbie. The update did a bunch of tiny tweaks, mainly to Photosuite from what I could see. I couldn't find a log afterwards, but my build did shift to 55H as expected. So thar y'are.
  14. SP2 will not install

    Yes, go for it Robbie. I'd be very happy if you could save a copy of it so we can examine its insides!!
  15. SP2 will not install

    I think it's likely to be a "false positive" Robbie Doo, but I'm having trouble getting hold of a copy of the Service Pack to test it.