Thanks Jim! Yes, I do need Kindle Fire and recently got an iPad.
I read about Roxio NXT "NEW! Support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more phones and tablets
Quickly convert video for new iPad, Kindle Fire & Android devices."
Can anyone tell us what the NEW Video Convert Formats are? I know that they added the iPad. But is that a reason to upgrade? Below is a list from NXT and 2010 version. You can see they removed some while adding others:
Roxio NXT is:
WMV HD 1080
WMV HD 720
Roxio 2010 is:
WMV HD 1080
WMV HD 720
Running Roxio Desktop Icon Taking 2.5 Minutes To Load FIX FOUND:
After installing Roxio 2010 on a clean Windows XP Pro SP3 machine it was taking 2.5 minutes for the program to load when you double click the Roxio desktop icon which is ROXIOCENTRALFX.EXE.
On a clean computer (Windows XP only fully updated) install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 and all of the updates it (as many as 14). Now install Roxio 2010. It will NOTinstall Microsoft .Net Framework from the Roxio DVD since you have it installed already.
Now when you double click the Roxio desktop icon it will open immediately.
Hope this helps someone.
"Also try running one test sample through at 4000 kbps just to see if you can see any difference"
What VW template are you speaking of that supports 4000 kbps?
The only file formats I have are MPG2, WMV and MP4. MOV files are Quicktime which I don't use.
I don't have any MOV files. My TV's VGA input allows me to plug my little Shuttle computer into it. I use Windows 7 O/S and play them through Windows Media Player. I tested many samples with Roxio NXT VW. It's not easy. I finally paid for TIVO Desktop PLUS which allows me to convert the TIVO files into any of these formats:
Tivo Desktop Plus ver 2.8.3 Convert for Options:
ARCHOS Android Tablet
Blackberry Curve 8900
BlackBerry Storm 9500
DROID by Motorola
H.264 compatible device
iPhone iPod Touch
They are all MP4 format.
Using "Windows Media 8 Video High Qualitybased VBR for Broadband" template in VW gave a inferior quality compared to my original.
TIVO uses that strange size of 352 x 480. It actually looks fine on the 42 inch. The problem is I need to remove commercials. With the TIVO format it's not possible. Also getting the file size smaller is an issue. I have three 2TB hard drives and they are getting full of videos from TIVO.
I don't think I should go above 352x480. Any other VW template I should try?