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If I save a videowave production (to archive it) will this save the entire production photos, music, and data?

Will I be able then to reproduce a DVD from this file even if I switch from Windows XP in the future to Windows 7 or whatever?

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OWLS:

 

Your post was misplaced. this often happens if there is one reply and someone marks it as solved. I looked at the preview of your post and copied it here.

 

"If I save a videowave production (to archive it) will this save the entire production photos, music, and data? Will I be able then to reproduce a DVD from this file even if I switch from Windows XP in the future to Windows 7 or whatever?"

 

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If I save a videowave production (to archive it) will this save the entire production photos, music, and data?

Will I be able then to reproduce a DVD from this file even if I switch from Windows XP in the future to Windows 7 or whatever?

 

No, saving the Videowave production [filename.dmsm] does not save any of your source material with it. It only saves a set of 'instructions' on the location of your source files, editing markups, effects added, etc. All of the original source files (including the applications effects, transitions, etc...) need to be in their original location if you want to reuse the project file.

 

If you actually 'burn' a Disc Image file (filename.iso) from MyDVD of yuor production [which your subject suggest that might be what you are actually asking about], then yes that image file can be used to burn additional copies to disc.

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Thanks...I have the .iso file now saved in my computer...so if I purchase a new version of Creator in the future and this .iso file is in my new computer with a new version of Windows, I can copy the DVD with the .iso file into my new computer and play my old saved production and make more new copies for my children and grandchildren?

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Thanks...I have the .iso file now saved in my computer...so if I purchase a new version of Creator in the future and this .iso file is in my new computer with a new version of Windows, I can copy the DVD with the .iso file into my new computer and play my old saved production and make more new copies for my children and grandchildren?

 

Yes that is correct. Any burning software that can burn disc image files can burn that file to a disc.

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Thank you Larry. The .iso file is saved under a Roxio icon. With a new computer and those .iso files downloaded onto a new computer, am I to understand I don't have to have Roxio software in my new computer in order to copy those saved .iso files onto DVDs. Just wondering.

Also, what is the difference between a .iso file and a .global file...? (don't remember the initials). Roxio also asked if I wanted to save my project with that extension.

Whew...a lot to learn.

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Thank you Larry. The .iso file is saved under a Roxio icon. With a new computer and those .iso files downloaded onto a new computer, am I to understand I don't have to have Roxio software in my new computer in order to copy those saved .iso files onto DVDs. Just wondering.

Also, what is the difference between a .iso file and a .global file...? (don't remember the initials). Roxio also asked if I wanted to save my project with that extension.

Whew...a lot to learn.

 

You do not need any Roxio program to burn iso files to a DVD but you do need a program that will burn such files to a DVD.

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Thank you Larry. The .iso file is saved under a Roxio icon. With a new computer and those .iso files downloaded onto a new computer, am I to understand I don't have to have Roxio software in my new computer in order to copy those saved .iso files onto DVDs. Just wondering.

Also, what is the difference between a .iso file and a .global file...? (don't remember the initials). Roxio also asked if I wanted to save my project with that extension.

Whew...a lot to learn.

 

The 'Roxio' icon you see, when looking at the file, just means that is the 'default' program Windows has 'associated' with .ISO files. If a different program was the Windows 'default' for burning .ISO files, like the Imgburn one noted in an earlier post, you would be seeing it's icon instead. So as has been noted, you do not need a 'Roxio' brand program to burn the file to a disc, any Disc Image burning software can do that.

 

There isn't much difference really between an .ISO file and a .GI (Global Image file). The ISO one is a more universal extension that the majority of disc image burning programs can recognize and burn discs from. The GI one is less universally recognized by other disc image burning programs, altho most of them will recognize it as a disc image file. It's a common disc image extension used by Sonic in particular when making a disc image file and is an option in your Roxio software because it was added as an option when Sonic bought Roxio a few years back.

 

To better understand what a Disc Image file is, try using the following Google link to some articles that you may find helpful:

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=what+is+a+disc+image+file%3F&aq=f&aqi=g-j4&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=b26d2f4496b7882f

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