Jump to content

Roxio Community


Copying Dvd's Using A Staging File

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Ruggerman



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:04 PM

I am copying dvd's that I have converted from VHS tapes. Since I have only one dvd drive in my PC I am staging the files to my hard drive. Two issues:

1. I would like to direct the stage file to somewhere other than C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp

I can find nothing under Tools > Options that allows me to specify a new location.

2. I would like Creator to automatically delete the temporary files it leaves behind (i.e. PXW3A.tmp(1_0).gi). As it is now, I have to manually delete these .gi files to avoid filling up my hard drive.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

#2 cdanteek


    Digital Guru

  • Digital Guru
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,018 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Prairie Rapids Crossing.

Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:24 PM

Do you have a Retail Roxio EMC 8 version? If so use Disc Copier and output to a ISO Image file or Video_ts Folder set, on your hard drive where you want. You still will have to manually delete the files, but your not caching to a temp file.


I'm just a fellow user so please don't blame Roxio for any misguidance I may have provided.



My Computer Specs click show.


1.Click here Beginners Guide - Blank DVD Media Type Definitions & What A Firmware Upgrade Is for Your Burner.
2.Click here Firmware HQ - site dedicated to providing you with the latest firmware releases for your optical disc drives.
3.Click here CD-DVD Speed
4.Click here CD-DVD Speed - A user guide
5.Click here Enabling/Checking DMA in Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me, 9x.
6.Click hereYou can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive.
7.Click here Drive Not Recognized By Roxio, PX Engine 3_00_58a. Old Version<-> EMC 7.5 Up PX Engine 4.18.16a. Update .Click here PX Engine Fix, Click here The Latest 4.10.28a Click here
8.Click here How to uninstall IE 7 and WMP 11.
9.Click here ImgBurn Current version: v2.5.8.0 (3,389 KB) CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application
10.Click here InfoTool (Drive, Disk, Configuration, Software, Hardware, DMA settings, etc.).
11.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2011 & Creator 2012
12.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows Vista and 7)
13.Click here Complete Uninstall of Creator 2009 and 2010 (Windows XP)
14.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 9 & 10 on Windows Vista
15.Click here Complete Uninstall of Easy Media Creator 7.5, 8, 9, & 10 on Windows XP
16. Click here WinZip Data Compression Utility <> Click here WinRAR Data Compression Utility Click here 7-Zip Data Compression Utility
17. Click here Finding Your Computer Specs And Roxio Software Version Number.

E-mail spambots harvest e-mail addresses from material found on the Internet in order to build mailing lists for sending unsolicited e-mail, also known as spam. Such spambots are web crawlers that can gather e-mail addresses from Web sites, newsgroups, special-interest group (SIG) postings, and chat-room conversations. .

Do not post your email address on any public forum!



#3 Brendon


    Digiital Guru

  • Digital Guru
  • -8,380,048 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Christchurch, N.Z.

Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:42 PM


EMC8 has two copier applications. There's the dumbed-down Sonic RecordNow copier which you reach from the Home > Copy > Copy Disc menu, and Roxio Disc Copier 8 which you reach from Home > Copy DVD Movies menu, and set to CD & DVD copy.

With Disc Copier 8 you can not only output to a disc image or folder as cdanteek suggested, but you can get rid of those incompatible .GI files and make your image an .ISO if you want.

You can also use the Tools > Options > Cache File Location menu to select where you want cache files (if any) saved. These settings only affect the Roxio copier, since the other copier is 'simple'.


Much more useful, isn't it!! smile.gif


Assorted computers in Windows XP, 7, and 10.

[This space unexpectedly left blank]

#4 Ruggerman



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:05 AM

cdanteek, Brendon,

Thanks for your help. I was using the dumbed down version by going down the Home > Copy > Copy Disc path. Looks like Disc Copier 8 via the Copy DVD Movies menu will give me more control. Just wish there was an option for auto delete at completion but no big deal.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users