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Roxio Creator LE -- Dell Edition

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Can anyone tell me what the "Roxio Creator LE - Dell Edition" is? Nowhere do I find it on this Roxio web site. I presume that the web site calls it Creator 7 or 8 or 9 or something, but I don't know what.

 

The Help tab on the program gives a whole list of module names. Again though, none of them match an actual product name as described on this web site.

 

I'm just trying to figure out how to use it to burn an ISO image file out to a CD on this new machine, which I need to do to run a diagnostic. The program's own help file only mentions ISO in passing and I haven't been able to stumble into a way to convince it to burn the image.

 

Thanks.

 

Bill

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It could be a variant of any one of those actually. Keep in mind it is going to be a limited version of it. To find out which it is, open up Creator Classic or Videowave and go to the help -> about. Look for build 8.xx.xx, 9.xx.xx, or 7.xx.xx and post what it is.

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It could be a variant of any one of those actually. Keep in mind it is going to be a limited version of it. To find out which it is, open up Creator Classic or Videowave and go to the help -> about. Look for build 8.xx.xx, 9.xx.xx, or 7.xx.xx and post what it is.

 

Acutally, I don't have Creator Classic or Videowave. Just Roxio Creator LE - Dell Editon. Its "About the Software" button reports a bunch of module names that mean nothing to me.

 

#1 is just the program name, Build 2.4.32a.

#2 is PX Engine Build 3.0.88a

#3 is Roxio RecordNow Audio ver 2.0.4.

#4 is Roxio RecordNow Copy ver 2.0.4

#5 is Roxio RecordNow Data ver 2.0.4

#5 is Launch Backup build 204B37C

 

When it opens there's a place to click "Burn Image to Disc" but it doesn't do anything. There's no apparent way to tell it the file name you want to burn. Trying to drag-and-drop the file seems to work, but then nothing changes to indicate the Roxio received the file or knows what to do with it.

 

Actually my sneaking suspicion is that it's a crippled version which cannot burn image files. If that's the case I sure wish they'd tell me so I wouldn't spend hours trying to get it to work.

 

It does do normal data files to the disk when I run backups.

 

Bill

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There is a thing called an OEM Edition - Original Eqpt Mfgr. The OEM supplier buys the rights to it, and are permitted to make changes to it, and accept the responsibility of supporting it, since they are the ones who know what's in it. (Altho I heard somewhere Dell, with it's myrid of OEM Versions, decided to return that to Roxio, without any details of what the myrid OEM Versions are.)

 

If you want the WHOLE package, you do need to buy it - altho you could pick up EMC 7 or 7.5 fairly expensivsely someplace like eBay. (Probably also V.8, but I don't consider that worth the trouble of checking on from time to time.)

 

DO check system requirements before buying - amazon.com is usually a good place to do that. Be sure your computer has those minimum requirements plus a very comfortable margin over that.

 

Lynn

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You could also try getting more information about it on the Dell forums

 

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/

 

I would suggest you post on the TechTalk/software/Other Software board.

Or use the advanced search feature on the Dell boards for Roxio Creator LE, there are quite a few hits.

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You could also try getting more information about it on the Dell forums

 

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/

 

I would suggest you post on the TechTalk/software/Other Software board.

Or use the advanced search feature on the Dell boards for Roxio Creator LE, there are quite a few hits.

 

Been there and they apparently know nothing about it either. Looking in some detail at all the Roxio posts the only one of interest was one that pointed out HP had a good manual for it on their web site. Turns out to be a different version though.

 

Anyhow, I resolved my question of whether the software is capable of burning ISO images by tossing the whole package out as totally unsupported. If even Roxio doesn't know or care then I figure it's a waste of my time to care about it myself. Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder did what I wanted in moments.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Bill

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I would point out that we are NOT Roxio Tech support - only customers.

 

Lynn

 

Nor are we Dell (who produced that variant)

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Nor are we Dell (who produced that variant)

 

I doubt Roxio lets OEM's produce anything with their product, and it's irresponsible to even suggest it to the op!

 

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Alright - I will rephrase that to 'for whom and at whose request this variant was produced'

 

Dell as OEM are the ones who are supposed to support OEM's produced for them

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Dell as OEM are the ones who are supposed to support OEM's produced for them

 

 

The programs that burn .iso files in EMC are Disk Copier and Creator Classic. You'll have to determine whether those features are included in your version.

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Been there and they apparently know nothing about it either. Looking in some detail at all the Roxio posts the only one of interest was one that pointed out HP had a good manual for it on their web site. Turns out to be a different version though.

 

Anyhow, I resolved my question of whether the software is capable of burning ISO images by tossing the whole package out as totally unsupported. If even Roxio doesn't know or care then I figure it's a waste of my time to care about it myself. Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder did what I wanted in moments.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Bill

 

If you don't have VideoWave or Creator Classic within the version you have, you have a stripped down version, and it has abosolutey nothing to do with Roxio not caring. What programs do you have in your version?

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Here's how burn that ISO image using the Dell Roxio Creator software:

 

1. Click on "Data" on the left hand side icons.

 

2. Click on "Data disc."

 

3. 'Make bootable.'

 

4. 'Bootable image on hard drive'

 

5. 'Browse'

 

6. Files of type any

 

7. Choose your ISO file

 

8. Big red button to burn.

 

Roxio needs to replace top management. The UI for this program is so awful there's no way it came from the engineering team.

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Here's how burn that ISO image using the Dell Roxio Creator software:

 

1. Click on "Data" on the left hand side icons.

 

2. Click on "Data disc."

 

3. 'Make bootable.'

 

4. 'Bootable image on hard drive'

 

5. 'Browse'

 

6. Files of type any

 

7. Choose your ISO file

 

8. Big red button to burn.

 

Roxio needs to replace top management. The UI for this program is so awful there's no way it came from the engineering team.

 

I have no clue what the Dell version is and what UI it has, but the bulk of the folks who post in these forums have the real deal program, and the UI isn't bad at all.

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That sounds like the "Home App" GUI. That would be the Sonic design that's been used for years in their products (and many users have stated they like) and is now incorporated in the Roxio products after the two companies merged.

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Here's how burn that ISO image using the Dell Roxio Creator software:

 

<snip>

3. 'Make bootable.'

 

4. 'Bootable image on hard drive'

 

<snip>

Roxio needs to replace top management. The UI for this program is so awful there's no way it came from the engineering team.

If you feel Roxio needs to make some management changes, you need to talk to Sonic, which owns the Roxio name and software these days. Yelling at the customers isn't going to get you very far.

 

And I wonder if your instructions are only for a bootable CD for the Operating Sytem - as opposed to, say, making an .ISO for a music CD or video DVD.

 

Lynn

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And I wonder if your instructions are only for a bootable CD for the Operating Sytem - as opposed to, say, making an .ISO for a music CD or video DVD.

 

Lynn

 

You can't make an .ISO of a music CD (CD Audio disc), Lynn.

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You can't make an .ISO of a music CD (CD Audio disc), Lynn.

Then what was I making with RecordNow to copy some music CDs that were failing?

 

Lynn

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The default is (supposed to be) .c2d for audio, but I've made isos and they work :P

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Then what was I making with RecordNow to copy some music CDs that were failing?

 

Lynn

If you were using RecordNow, you would have been saving a .GI file, Lynn, unless you're talking about the temporary cache of an audio disc on your HD while making an Exact Copy. The temporary file is RN!D.TMP, and still isn't an .ISO file.

 

RecordNow doesn't use .C2D files, Daithi.

How did you manage to make an AUDIO .ISO file?

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If you were using RecordNow, you would have been saving a .GI file, Lynn, unless you're talking about the temporary cache of an audio disc on your HD while making an Exact Copy. The temporary file is RN!D.TMP, and still isn't an .ISO file.

 

RecordNow doesn't use .C2D files, Daithi.

How did you manage to make an AUDIO .ISO file?

They are, indeed, .GI files, and Nero can't see them, but they work like .ISO's, and I am under the impression that's what they are, just with a proprietary ending. Since I was able to make CD-Rs to put with my CDs, I wasn't quibbling. (And all compuers happily play the CD-Rs, altho the eldest can't read the CDs.)

 

Lynn

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RecordNow doesn't use .C2D files, Daithi.

How did you manage to make an AUDIO .ISO file?

 

Sorry - I've been doing most of my stuff on the laptop which has 7.5 on it. I sort of forgot in a moment of mental aberration

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Hi Lynn,

 

.GI files are a proprietory image format (Global Image) so they have a distinctive file extension. This is one of many different image types used to store CD Audio discs. They aren't renamed .ISOs.

 

.ISO files are images of ISO9660 compliant data discs, and should be standard so that any program which can handle .ISO images should be able to handle any .ISO regardless of what program made it. (In practice, YMMV)

 

Hope this helps.

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