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#1 cactus jumper

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:34 PM

I have read in other posts that sometimes an outdated directx version could cause problems with Easy Media Creator 9. So how do I find out what version of directx is installed on my computer?   unsure.gif
Is there a utility program that I could run that would give me that information?

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#2 telboy22

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:38 AM

click start - run and enter dxdiag
version can be seen at the bottom of the first page


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Posted 16 March 2007 - 06:01 AM

Unfortunately, that really doesn't tell you much.  That number doesn't seem to change after 'every' update.  

Here is the Feb update to DirectX

Edited by ggrussell, 16 March 2007 - 06:02 AM.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:50 AM

"That number doesn't seem to change after 'every' update" (True, now how do you know if you have the latest update of DirectX) ???

When you go to the link suggested, cursor down to the listing "Related Sources" and click on
"Latest DirectX Redist". Then down load the latest file from there.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:55 AM

Or just click on CONTINUE to validate your Windows and download the DXWebsetup.exe.   That little app only downloads what you need and not the entire file which would be better for those on dial up.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 05:51 PM

Hello,

Thanks for all the help.

I ran dxdiag and it said I had version 9.0c of directx. Then I downloaded dxwebsetup.exe and when I ran it to install, it confirmed I had version 9.0c or an equivalent, so I did not need an update, already have the latest version.

So, I can't blame any problems with EMC 9 on directx.  I have gotten most of it to work properly, but still can only burn Music DVDs by creating an image file and burning that file to a DVD. The burn never completes when I try to burn directly to DVD from the project window. Also, still can't get the add audio and import from DVD to work in Music Disc Creator. My work around is to use drag and drop. Interestingly, the add audio and import from DVD work in the DVD Music Assistant application.

But, on a good note so far everything else I have tried is now working. At one point I think almost the whole program was broken. I have done 2 clean installs and used RegCure to get to this point.

Thanks again--- biggrin.gif

Edited by cactus jumper, 22 March 2007 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (cactus jumper @ Mar 16 2007, 06:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello,

Thanks for all the help.

I ran dxdiag and it said I had version 9.0c of directx. Then I downloaded dxwebsetup.exe and when I ran it to install, it confirmed I had version 9.0c or an equivalent, so I did not need an update, already have the latest version.

So, I can't blame any problems with EMC 9 on directx.  I have gotten most of it to work properly, but still can only burn Music DVDs by creating an image file and burning that file to a DVD. The burn never completes when I try to burn directly to DVD from the project window. Also, still can't get the add audio and import from DVD to work in Music Disc Creator. My work around is to use drag and drop. Interestingly, the add audio and import from DVD work in the DVD Music Assistant application.

But, on a good note so far everything else I have tried is now working. At one point I think almost the whole program was broken. I have done 2 clean installs and used RegCure to get to this point.

Thanks again--- biggrin.gif


UPDATE: PROBLEM FIXED

First I did another clean install. This fixed all the problems, except the media selection window not opening in Music Disc Creator. After exploring jeanrosenfeld's tip here, I began looking around in the registry. I thought, well the media selection window opens in DVD Music Assistant so I will compare the entries in the registry.

Opened the registry by doing run - regedit - ok
navigated to the proper register entries by clicking the pluses:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Roxio
emc9
MusicDiscCreator
MediaSelector
WindowRect (in the left hand window) values were 1213,390,600,480

I compared these values with the register entries here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software
Roxio
emc9
DVDMusicAssistant
MediaSelector
WindowRect (in the left hand window) it's values were 100,100,606,480

So, I modified the values in MusicDiscCreator - WindowRect to 100,100,606,480
Exited regedit, did a restart, and presto, when I click Add Audio Tracks and Import From CD/DVD the media selector window opened just fine.

Only problem left is not being able to burn a DVD directly from the Music Disc Creator window. Still working on that problem, but am able to burn what I want by making a disc image of the project and burning the image to DVD.

Thanks smile.gif

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (cactus jumper @ Mar 15 2007, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have read in other posts that sometimes an outdated directx version could cause problems with Easy Media Creator 9. So how do I find out what version of directx is installed on my computer?   unsure.gif
Is there a utility program that I could run that would give me that information?

Thanks



click start button, select run, type: dxdiag
Here u can view direct x driver info on last line.
to test that its [font=System]operating correctly....
select display, then click  test direct 3d draw

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:35 PM

QUOTE (individeol @ Mar 22 2007, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
click start button, select run, type: dxdiag
Here u can view direct x driver info on last line.
to test that its [font=System]operating correctly....
select display, then click  test direct 3d draw


The number on the last line hasn't changed in almost 2 years, even though there have been a ton of DirectX 9 updates.  Install the latest, and it won't change that number, hence the post by Gary, earlier in this thread.

And, the test means nothing, because it isn't testing all of the resources in Direct X, most of which the Roxio software requires.

Edited by grandpabruce, 22 March 2007 - 02:36 PM.

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