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I upgraded from NXT(1) to NXT4 some time ago and have just attempted to use transitions other than the standard "Reveals". I was astonished to find that many of those I used in NXT and earlier (at least back to Creator 10) are not there. There are none in categories "Page Turns", "3-D", and "Distort". I get the message "There are no items to show in this view".

 

Can anyone throw any light on this?

 

Is this another example of "dumbing-down" by Roxio/Corel or is it a problem my end? I've asked Roxio/Corel but as expected - No reply!!

 

(I am already using Creator 10 (EMC10) in parallel with NXT4 to make use of the original (far superior) version of MyDVD. So far this has worked perfectly under Windows 10. Maybe I should revert entirely to EMC10 and forget NXT!!)

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

David

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Did you install the "Contents" file/download. That is where they are. What level of NXT4 did you buy -- standard or Pro?

 

There were some major changes in NXT 4 from earlier versions (look at MyDVD). Hange onto that EMC 10 as long as it works.

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Your thought or suggestion about using EMC10 rather than NXT4

(especially as long as it is working perfectly for you) is the way to go David.

And as Steve suggested, hold on to it !

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Hi all,

 

Many thanks for your replies. I only have Standard NXT4, as for all previous versions, but I'll have a look at the Contents issue and let you know. I take it that you think I should have all of the transitions as in NXT.

 

I am fully expecting EMC10 to start misbehaving, but if/when that happens I'll have a go at uninstalling and reinstalling. I did have a minor issue of not being able to adjust the length of the motion on the menus in MyDVD, but that righted itself without me consciously doing anything!!

 

Thanks again.

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NXT 4 has the same or more transitions than NXT ... if you installed the Contents.

 

NXT 4 of course is inferior to NXT since it no longer contains the myDVD we were used to. The new "myDVD" is basically useless unless you want a very simple menu and do not want to make any editing, etc

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Hi,

 

I've attempted to install contents, rightly or wrongly by running setup.exe in the "Creator NXT4 Content" folder on my installation disc. It didn't take long and made no difference even after a re-boot. Myguggi, you say that NXT4 should have at least the same transitions as NXT. I am obviously doing something wrong. Can you please put me in the right direction?

 

Many thanks

 

David

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Hi,

The items in my last post are actually those in a desktop backup made at the time of the initial installation. The items on my installation disk are-

 

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and those in EMC_CONTENT170 are -

 

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I opened the file Roxio Content 15.msi (just to see what it did) and it brought up the NTX4 Content InstallShield Wizard, but this only gave me an option to remove content.

 

Any ideas where I should go to try to get all of the transitions back?

 

Cheers

 

David

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David,

 

Have you somehow collected all your installer files together into one lot on your installer disc? If so, this might explain the problems you're having.

 

Looking at your post #9 you have three downloads, which is the way things should be. They are:

- a small exe which is the download manager and it downloads the other two

- the NXT 4 program; and

- the NXT 4 content.

 

If you separately open the Program and Content compressed executable files you should see that they each have their own slightly different setup files.

 

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To install properly, you first run the big Creator NXT 4 file, and when that is finished you run the Creator NXT 4 Content file.

They're provided separately, and must be run separately to get all your extra transitions installed.

 

If you haven't done so, please run the Content file separately, and then check for the missing transitions. Then you'll need to apply the patches available to bring you up to SP3.

 

Please let us know how you get on.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

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Hi Brendon,

Many thanks for your reply. Firstly, I just confirm that on my installation disc as supplied by Roxio I have as per my post #10. When I initially installed NXT4 I ran setup.exe as prompted by Windows.

I did nothing else other than follow the screen instructions for the installation. I think during this I was prompted to produce the back up folder on my desktop as per my post #9. For all previous versions I have done nothing to install content separately and I've always had everything including all transitions (is this something new on NXT4? - I was not prompted to do it anyway).

Recently, as per my post #7 and again just now, I have attempted to install contents by running setup.exe in the NXT4 Contents folder, but to no avail as far as the missing transitions are concerned. The installation goes through the motions including stating that it will uninstall the previous version of NXT4 Contents, but the result adds nothing to the transitions.

 

I am at a loss!!

 

I don't know how to get to SP3 - whenever I check for updates there are none.

 

Thanks again

 

David

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I did not see it in a quick look at this thread - 1) make sure your antivirus is NOT active during the installation (best practices) and 2) delete and trash any registry cleaners that you may have operating. These have become less of an issue recently but they created havoc in earlier versions.

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I don't know how to get to SP3 - whenever I check for updates there are none.

 

 

Hi David,

 

I'm still reinstalling and trying things on the Transitions question. More on that when/if I get some results from that machine.

 

Service Packs: Would you please look at Creator's Help > About this Software and tell me what numbers you see?

Here is the Version and Build information that I am after. What does yours show, please?

 

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(I use registry and file cleaners very regularly. They have caused me no problems since Easy Media Creator 9 and 10 back in 2007/2008, and I see no reason for paranoia.)

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi Sknis,

 

Thanks for your reply, but I disabled anti-virus, reinstalled contents and it made no difference. Although I do use use a registry cleaner regularly there is nothing actively running.

 

David

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Hi David,

 

The Service Packs will have been incorporated into your version before you got it, so don't worry about them.

 

I installed a fresh Windows 7 onto a drive, and then installed just the program set of NXT 4 (not the Content).

That produced a whole bunch of transitions where you saw none

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There were 17 Page Turns; 37 3-D; and 28 Distort, so this is not an issue of installing the Content or not.

 

(About here the water is up to my chin and I'm getting out of my depth.) I looked for individual transitions files, but the only places I could find the transition names were in XML "strings" files such as VCPlugInStrings.xml, and several different VCTransitionPlugIns.xml files scattered about the system. I couldn't identify where the actual transition programming lives so it could be checked. :(

 

One last idea (perhaps more of a 'Hail Mary' than anything else) is that a number of other Transitions issues have involved Microsoft's XML system in Windows, and the suggestion usually made is that it's "corrupted MSXML 4.0 files" and you should "Download and install the latest XML 4.0 update from Microsoft from the link below to resolve the issue."

 

Here's the link to download MSXML 4.0 SP3, directly from Microsoft, which I got from the Corel KnowledgeBase. It's something that is normally present in Windows, and fixing it might solve this issue. I hope so, because I don't have any better ideas right now.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

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Hi Brendon,

Yes, they are the ones I want!!

 

Something I haven't highlighted sufficiently - as you may recall in my post #1 I referred to the fact that I am running EMC10 on the same computer, up till now only for MyDVD (I may decide to revert to it entirely!!!). Two thoughts here - firstly, EMC10 has ALL of the transitions so is the issue still likely to be MSXML? (I tried it anyway to no avail - I ran msxml.msi but did nothing with msxmlcab.exe - should I? also see below), and secondly, could EMC10 be causing the NXT4 issue?

 

I could try an uninstall and re-install of NXT4, but I am conscious of the limited number of installs allowed.

 

I read the release notes AFTER running msxml.msi - msxml 4.0 appears to have been superseded by msxml 6.0, and windows 10 is not in the list of supported operating systems for msxml 4.0 SP3!!!! I am out of my depth here!!!

 

Regards

David

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Uninstall EMC10 reboot and run a repair on NXT4.

 

Repair doesn't count as a install.

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Whew! It's all complicated isn't it, David!

 

My apologies for recommending msxml 4.0 - I got it from the current Corel Knowledgebase, which must be lagging behind. Given what you mentioned from the release notes, I'd suggest you install MSXML 6.0. It's incorporated in Windows 10, so the latest version shouldn't hurt anything. I haven't investigated the latest version so I can't advise about that Cab.exe file, though I will go and dig into it if you want me to.

 

I don't have both EMC 10 and NXT 4 in Windows 10, so I can't discover if the presence of EMC 10 is breaking anything.

Since EMC 10 doesn't have a silly install counter I'd go with Cdanteek's advice - uninstall EMC 10 and Repair NXT 4, then try it.

You can always reinstall EMC 10 later, if you want to.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Hi all,

 

Uninstalled EMC10, repaired NXT4, no change!!!

 

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I ran both msxml6.msi, and msxml_x64.msi - both immediately went to "finish" as though they didn't need to do anything. No change anyway.

 

Scoured the internet for more info and was recommended to install WinThruster to scan for errors. I did this and it found 800+ high risk errors (if you believe that!!) but you had to purchase to remove errors (no thank you!!). I regularly run a clean up (Glary Utilities).

 

Obviously what is affecting NXT4 is not affecting EMC10 in the same way. I think this is where I give up, unless anyone knows a way of talking to Roxio/Corel - I had limited success via the feedback link when I initially confirmed the shortcomings of MyDVD, but they have since gone very quiet!!

 

Long live EMC10!!! I have installed it on a revived Vista laptop - it runs but the laptop is very slow. If I can speed this up I'll use it for all my DVD work. If not, I'll use it on Win 10 and hope it doesn't start misbehaving.

 

Thanks all

 

David

 

 

 

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I regularly run a clean up (Glary Utilities).

 

Does it report errors for Roxio and do you tell it to fix them?

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Hi cdanteek,

 

I don't always look at the detail, but I always repair. I've just run it now and it found 21 registry issues (1 of them obviously Roxio - Scorefitter), thousands of Firefox "tracks" to be deleted and 200MB of temp files (none of them Roxio). I'll check detail when I run it again.

 

I must admit I was expecting some Roxio registry issues having uninstalled EMC10. I usually use a deep uninstaller (Revo uninstaller) which clears left over registry items, but I didn't with EMC10 since on one occasion I had EMC10 and NXT4 running on a "spare" win10 machine during a test phase, uninstalled EMC10 using Revo, and it caused NXT4 to not run properly nor to uninstall or reinstall (I don't recall trying repair!!). Probably thought some NXT4 stuff was EMC10!! Not a problem anyway - just for your info.

 

Cheers

 

David

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Hi,

 

I've just run WinThruster again and looked at the detail of the 800+ errors. Only a handful are obviously Roxio based. Glary Utilities might not be finding all issues. WinThruster is less that £20, but there are so many of these around it makes me wonder whether any are really worth it. If I get nowhere with my transitions soon I might consider WinThruster. Not that I expect it to make any difference. It's either that or EMC10!! It might be EMC10 in any case!!

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In Versions Past of Roxio, we have seen these Registry Cleaner break the product!

 

Haven't heard of it lately, but I do know that none of the regulars here even own a Reg Cleaner and if it came with AV software, they turn it OFF -_-

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Sorry Jim,

that's not quite right.

 

I own several registry cleaners, and I use RegSeeker every few days without causing my Roxio programs any distress. You should use one AV product to avoid conflicts, and you should only turn it off while installing complex software.

 

EMC 9 and 10 had a fault in the coding one particular "twig" on the tree of their registry entries.

Use of a too-vigorous registry cleaner would remove that faulty twig, which would produce one particular activation fault

-EMC 9 would revert to a trial version

-EMC 10 would stop dead, and no module could be started.

That was the only fault exposed by a registry cleaner.

 

David,

I wouldn't waste my money on Solvusoft Winthruster. At best it is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) more likely it is expensive 'snakeoil'. It doesn't have good independent reviews. If it removes the 800+ entries it doesn't like you could do some irreparable harm to your registry.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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