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gstang

videowave movie creator - I need serious help

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Anyone that can help me solve this will be a hero in my book. Rather than re-do the explanation of the problem I will paste my description below as I explained it to Dell support which couldnt/wouldnt help.

 

When I purchased the

computer I specified that I wanted the ability

to edit video and create DVD's. The computer came with the Roxio

Videowave Movie Creator installed. A Dell "dazzle" was also included.

In

the beginning I was able to edit and create videos and burn DVD's and

everything worked perfect. Somewhere along the line my computer was

infested with spyware or something and the computer would barely run.

I

finally ended up reformatting the entire hard drive and reinstalling

all

the back up disks that Dell had provided. Unfortunately, after

reinstalling I could not get the Roxio Videowave Movie Creator program

to

function. At that point I began talking to the Dell support group and

trying everything that they suggested. Finally it was suggested by

Dell

support that possibly the Roxio back up disks were part of the problem

so

they decided to send me two new Roxio Videowave disks to try. I then

tried these two disks but unfortuantely had and still have the

same results. I became so frustrated that I stopped trying to fix it

and now here I am starting over.

 

I think the problem must lie somewhere with the link to the video

capture option. If I try to open the Roxio Videowave program the

following text window appears. "Videowave Movie Creator cannot run,

because

some required files are missing. Please re-install Videowave Movie

Creator." Back when I was talking to Dell support I had uninstalled

and

reinstalled the sotware atleast 4 times with the same result. Having

the

same negative result is what prompted them to send me the new disks but

the same thing continues to happen.

 

My computer came with Sonic MyDVD program but this program also will

not work. If I hook up my 8mm camera to the Dell "dazzle" and try to

capture video to the computer the following text window appears.

"Cannot

connect to the selected video device. Make sure that the device is

connected properly and that no other capture applications are running"

I can see the window on the monitor that shows the video that I am

trying to capture but the program will not capture the video. This

tells

me that the dazzle is sending the video signal to the computer but for

whatever reason it will not allow the program to capture it.

 

If I try to use the Window Movie Maker the same thing happens. I can

see the video playing on the monitor in the program but if I click the

capture button it will not capture the video. A text window appears

that says "The specified video device is not responding, verify that

the

device is connected properly and turned on, and then try capturing

again".

 

I have become so frustrated that I consider buying a newer version of

Roxio but am afraid that I will still face the same issues of not being

able to capture video. Any help you or your team can provide would be

GREATLY appreciated!

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You've been moved to the Legacy.... Movie Creator forum.

 

I don't think upgrading will solve your problem because you cannot capture with Windows Movie Maker OR Roxio's Movie Creator.

 

Do you have either Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Media Player 11 on your computer? Either one 'breaks' versions before EMC 9. You need to uninstall IE 7 and perhaps WMP11.

 

There are a lot of things that can cause this problem. Make certain that you've visited the Dell support site and downloaded any 'updates' for your computer. Make certain to look for updates for your video card and capture card.

 

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling Movie Creator, then run the program RoxioZap to get rid of all parts of MC http://tools.roxio.com/support/tools/roxizap.exe and reinstall.

 

Please let us know what happens.

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You've been moved to the Legacy.... Movie Creator forum.

 

I don't think upgrading will solve your problem because you cannot capture with Windows Movie Maker OR Roxio's Movie Creator.

 

Do you have either Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Media Player 11 on your computer? Either one 'breaks' versions before EMC 9. You need to uninstall IE 7 and perhaps WMP11.

 

There are a lot of things that can cause this problem. Make certain that you've visited the Dell support site and downloaded any 'updates' for your computer. Make certain to look for updates for your video card and capture card.

 

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling Movie Creator, then run the program RoxioZap to get rid of all parts of MC http://tools.roxio.com/support/tools/roxizap.exe and reinstall.

 

Please let us know what happens.

 

This will sound really silly but how do I tell what versions of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player are currently on my computer?

 

Also Thanks for the fast response earlier.

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......how do I tell what versions of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player are currently on my computer?

 

Open the programs and go to Help\ About. The version number will be listed there for both programs. If you have the Windows Automatic Update On, IE 7 is downloaded as a 'critical update' It causes problems for a lot of programs and Windows has the instructions on how to uninstall IE 7 on their website.

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This will sound really silly but how do I tell what versions of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player are currently on my computer?

 

Also Thanks for the fast response earlier.

 

 

Hey ML thanks for the help..........It finally works after using YOUR advice!! You just made my week!!

thanks so much for the help!!

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Hey ML thanks for the help..........It finally works after using YOUR advice!! You just made my week!!

thanks so much for the help!!

 

You're welcome. Glad it worked.

 

You might want to go back to that Dell board and tell them NOT to upgrade to IE 7 or WMP11.

 

Also, you might want to set your Windows Automatic Update to 'notify' but not download updates without your permission. They keep trying to send me IE 7 in different updates.

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