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d_deweywright

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    Screen Refresh

    If you use Opera as your browser, right-click on the page, then select "Reload every->" and select your time. Usually if you post something though, you have to re-enable the refresh.
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    50gb Rewritable Blank Blu-ray Disk To Cost $60 – Panasonic

    Hmm... my first HP 2X burner was $1200. But my question is, what is "1X" on a blu-ray disc in terms of Bytes/Second? Same as a DVD? Or is "1X" 25GB per hour in the same vein that 1X on a DVD is 4.7GB per hour?
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    Do You Own An Mp3 Player?

    Anymore, I get most of my music listening in at my desk at work, so, my PC is my MP3 player. When I'm on the Nordic Trak, I have an old PC I set up next to it just for playing MP3s, so it has most of my collection on it, with a set of wired headphones. I also have a "magazine stand" set up so I can get through my magazines while working out. With the music and the reading, I can keep myself reasonably distracted so I don't think about the "work-out" part too much, and can put in 20-30 minutes without getting bored. (Quite often I'll be winding down when a good song comes on, and I'll stick it out through that song.)
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    Wma Files

    Well, you're right, to some extent. EMC 7.5 doesn't support that format. I believe it will suppport 8-bit samples, but not 4-bit, which is very low fidelity. I'm not sure about 8KHz, I'm sure it will go down to 11.025Khz sampling. You could try downloading the GoldWave audio editor, and converting your files using that. That would avoid the step of going to CD first, since it should be able to convert them directly on your HD. Hope that helps!
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    Music On Cd-rw

    If I recall correctly, that "Unknown error" is telling you that one of the songs you've got in your list is "missing". If this is a "saved" project, go back and rebuild it. It sounds like you may have moved or deleted one of the files it's looking for, and for Music CD projects, it doesn't verify the existence of the files before starting the burn. Hope that helps!
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    Change Alphabetical Order

    A "playlist" is a separate file, listing the songs and the order to play them in. It has a .M3U extension, and some, but not all MP3 players will use it. The song files themselves, will be alphabetized by the operating system, regardless of the actual order they get written to the disc, and that is how most players that don't recognize or use the actual "Playlist" will play them. So, don't confuse your collection of song files, with the .M3U "Playlist" file. It's the operating system that dictates how the files get displayed. If you want your song files to show up in a particular order, (possibly the same order that you list them in the playlist file) then you'll need to alphabetize them. The easiest way is to prefix them with a 3 digit (use leading zeroes) number, ie. 001 song1.mp3; 002 song2.mp3, etc. If you don't use the leading zeros, you'll get things like this: 1 song1.mp3, 10 song10.mp3, 11 song11.mp3... 2 song2.mp3, 20 song20.mp3.... and so on. Hope that helps!
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    Indexing Or Cataloging Jwl Files

    What you're looking for is more of a database application for tracking your music. I don't know of any other program that uses the .JWL files that ECDC 5 creates, so, yes, you'll need to copy all the songs into whatever other application you wind up using, whether it's a spreadsheet, database, or just a big text file. Good luck!
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    Voice With Background Music Strange Happening

    I'm going to take a different tack than Grandpa Bruce, I'm going to suggest it's a setup problem with the other persons DVD player, either hardware or "configuration", not a drive/media mismatch, because her drive is playing the disc. In my case, it was "The Emperor's New Groove" that had a problem. One section, where the main character was having a conversation with himself, you only heard one half of the conversation, (where we'd heard both sides before). I got to checking and I'd apparently changed the audio connections, and had one channel connected to a rear channel that should've been a front channel. The rear channel didn't have that part of the sound track. Fix that and voila! Both sides of the conversation could be heard. So, she needs to verify her connections, and/or check what tracks are being played by her drive. I honestly haven't done much with making DVDs yet, but it sounds like the different tracks you put together aren't "merged", and if the DVD player isn't set to play both tracks, or if one is going to a different output, then you won't hear it. Hope that helps!
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    Id3 Version For Creator 5

    In what regard? When creating an Audio CD from .MP3 files, I don't believe ECDC uses the ID3 tags at all, and instead uses the file name as the title (though I won't swear to that since I never filled in the ID3 tags, so by default, all it had was the file name). If you're using SoundStream to create .MP3 files, once again, I don't think the ID3 tags are used or filled in. So, for all practical purposes, I don't believe it uses the tags, regardless of version.
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    Digital Camera Movies

    I sit corrected. Thanks Brendon.
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    Digital Camera Movies

    Yes, that clarifies things. To do what you want, I suspect you'll need something more than you have with ECDC 5. I doubt any standalone DVD player will play .AVI files. They may play .MPG files, so if you have a video program that will render your .AVI into .MPG files (possibly Video Impressions?) then you could try writing those to CDR, and, if the stars are aligned just right, it may play in a DVD player (maybe yours, maybe someone elses). As it won't be a "proper" DVD disc, and not even a VCD disc, the odds are slim, or maybe a little worse. Since Video Impressions is aimed at VCD quality, the .MPG quality will be low, nowhere near DVD quality, and possibly lower than your .AVI file from your camera. Basically, you might get something to play, I doubt it will be satisfactory. Hope that helps!
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    Creator Classic

    Could be you're trying to include an empty directory? That wasn't valid in ECDC 5 anyway, not sure if 6 allowed it or not.
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    Digital Camera Movies

    You've posted rather a "mixed bag" of a question. You're asking about movies, playing them on a DVD player, and writing to CD-R, rather than DVD-R discs. You also say these are from your Digital Camera, instead of from a Video Recorder. So, I have to start by asking if what you said is what you meant, or did you mean Video Recorder and DVD-R disc instead? If you really mean from your Digital Camera, then the next question is, what format does your camera create/store those videos in? My Kodak creates QuickTime .MOV files. I believe Video Impressions (part of the ECDC 5 Platinum Suite) is supposed to let you import .MOV files on the way to creating a VCD, however, that's not a DVD, and some DVD players do, and some don't, support VCDs. The next thing to say is that ECDC 5 doesn't support writing Video DVDs, only data DVDs. It's possible, if you were to put your video file onto a Data CD or DVD, that your player might play it, but that's going to be strictly a function of what your DVD player supports. And I wouldn't bet on it supporting that sort of playback. So, give us some clarification of just what equipment you're using, what files you're getting, and what you want to write them to.
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