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  2. Hi Aycorn, I've been off trying to find what brand/model of DVD drive is used in those two external drives you have. Sometimes a firmware update is needed when drives won't recognize the presence of an inserted disc, or think the disc is closed when it isn't, but you need to know exactly what drive you have before you can progress. I couldn't find a MUSC brand drive in any of my searches. I found that Amazon sells Cocopa drives, but going through the reviews I found a very high number of complaints about them, and couldn't find anything about what was inside them. The unit originates in China. Complaints included many that were DOA, and many that wouldn't work in Mac or PC, and many that had stopped working after a short time. A reviewer said the "Instructions" were written in micro-print on a tiny piece of paper, and there was an offer to send drivers for the unit "if requested". The problem was there was no model or serial numbers on the unit or the box, and there was no address to send a request. Another customer said although it's advertised as a USB3 interface, his machine reported it as USB2. In any event, Amazon says "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. " I invite you to read some reviews for yourself, at the bottom of the page HERE, but I'm afraid you may have bought yourself a lemon or two. Best regards, Brendon
  3. Yesterday
  4. Plug and play? Yet one fails to recognize a disc in the burner, and the other one thinks the disc is full. If they both worked properly under other software but not in the Roxio suite, that would suggest the Roxio software's faulty. However neither of them are faultless under CDBurnerXP, and the internal drive seems to be working fine. Try your disc in the internal drive, and I'll think some more about this.
  5. Last week
  6. Hey Brendon - thank you for the tips. I will try reducing the volume on the tracks on that particular disk. I also want to try burning it with the internal drive before doing so, just to eliminate the possibility that the clipping had something to do with the external. To answer your second question: both of the externals are supposed to be 100% plug and play, and came with (and supposedly require) no drivers.
  7. Hello again Aycorn, Here we are in the Easy CD & DVD Burning forum. I'll bet you can't find your way back here without setting a bookmark, or going back through the Easy CD 4 & 5 forum. I don't know why it's hidden down here. (It reminds me of that notice in the Hitchhiker's Guide, "It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.' ") Your questions, from last to first: -If the problem is amplitude clipping, I think you may need to reduce track volume. It's worth trying, anyway. -Version numbers - The latest version of the main Roxio Creator suite is Creator NXT 7 at the moment. A long time ago a severely cut-down 'lite' version of Creator was marketed, called Easy CD & DVD Burning. They have now made a more modern severely cut-down "lite" version called Easy CD & DVD Burning 2, and that's what you have. See here (LINK) -The external burners - This is the difficult one because I don't have access to those burners. However I do know that the Roxio software does much of its disc I/O through the operating system, rather than independent of the OS. I think the problem is between the drives and Windows 10, rather than a problem with CDburnerXP or the Roxio software. Did the external drives come with driver software, or have drivers available on their manufacturers' sites? Brendon
  8. Good Morning Aycorn, What you have is the cut-down "lite" version of one of the older Creators - the type of version which came to be known as "in the Red Box". It dates from around Creator NXT. The latest full version of Creator is NXT 7. Different versions often have specific problems, so that's why we have to ask your version. Now we've ascertained what you have I'll get this thread shifted to the 'Redbox" forum. Then we can work on your actual problem. There's no reflection on you that you started here. Roxio has engaged in some quite confusing product naming, and it's not your fault.
  9. Riverratz

    Background audio comes out phased and distorted

    Hello; This is the exact same problem I seem to be having. In Videowave story board each clip at some point audio is distorted. When I open the "trim" window, no distortion. When I open these original downloaded files and view with any video program on my system, no distortion. When I render them to any type of file, the distortion remains. As an aside, when I open MyDVD and use the .dmsm file these clips are in and preview there is NO distortion. Stranger yet, it does NOT happen with each clip whether there are .avi or .mpg which kinda leads me to believe it has something to do with the way these clips were orignally recorded. (We did not record them we are doing a favor for someone and attempting to clean them up and burn them to a blu-ray). Tiz a puzzlement. Years ago we had a similar problem with a different version of Roxio and Videowave related to my husband changing recording mode midstream. But in that case, everywhere one viewed the video there was distortion. As an aside, options of videowave there is a path for audio filters that leads to a folder with no filters; rather some .dat files from my previous projects. The path is c:\users\Kathleen\AppData\Roaming\Roxio\EMC15\VideoUI\AudioFilters Anyway, in case any of this is helpful to anyone who has the time to help I'm including a few screen shots: Thank you.
  10. bohalloran

    Toast 18 support on mac os 10.15

    Yes, Toast 18 is 64 bit and is compatible. BUT, the BR plugin IS NOT. It is 32bit. So creating and burning a BR disc may be impaired.
  11. I see … it seems "Easy CD & DVD Creator" and "Easy CD & DVD Burning" are two different products. This is making my tiny brain hurt. Should I repost this to a different forum (I chose "4 & 5" forum cause it seemed like the closest match).
  12. Thanks Brendon - actually I'm not overly concerned about WHICH version it is - as long as it works. I was just surprised when I realized that 6 was the latest version, but mine says this:
  13. Aycorn, Which Roxio product do you have that you are needing help with, please? You posted in the old legacy Easy CD Creator 4 and 5 forum, but that won't run under Windows 10 so you obviously haven't got that one. You are saying you have Easy CD and DVD Creator 2 and want version 6, but there's no such software. When you're running your software, and in the Home screen you go to the top bar and click the Help button you should see an "About" option. Click on that and you should see an "About this software" display. Please tell me the exact name of your software so we can answer your questions. Thank you very much, Brendon
  14. Hi all - maybe someone here can provide some insights. I recently upgraded from my ancient computer to a brand new Windows 10 machine. It has a built in CD-drive, which seems to work fine, but the tray seems very flimsy, and it's vertically mounted for some mysterious reason. So I decided to get an external to burn CDs as I make a fair amount of them. For CD-burning, I used to use Windows Media Player which worked just fine for me, until this (apparently well-known) bug in which it stops recognizing certain files for whatever reason. I read up on and tried a few fixes to no avail, then said ____ it and switched to CDBurnerXP, which worked fine for me. I tried CDBurnerXP on my new machine, using the internal drive. It worked fine. I also tried burning two CDs, using the internal drive, with Windows Media Player. The first one was perfect. The second one I got the "does not recognize" error, so that was a failure. So, whatever the case, my computer itself does not have a problem burning CDs. Then I tried the external (a MUSC), with CDBurnerXP. It could not see the disk in the drive and kept telling me to insert a disc. I tried with a few disks - same error. I assumed the external might be a problem, and bought a second, different brand, a Cocopa. CDBurnerXP could see a disk in this drive, but did not think it was blank (kept insisting there was insufficient space). After poking through a CDBurnerXP forum, and attempting a few fixes, I decided it was time to man up and go for a commercial program, and chose Roxio. So - first bit of weirdness - I downloaded what I assumed was the latest and greatest Easy CD and DVD Creator. But according to the software, this is 2, not 6, that I have. Weird. I don't particularly care - 2 is fine with me and I'm not excited about doing another download (I don't have high-speed internet and it literally took hours). So, I fired up Roxio and and plugged in the Cocopa drive. Roxio insisted the disk was full and it could not burn to it. I switched to the MUSC. The MUSC seemed to work fine and burned my CD nicely - EXCEPT that is clipping on the last 2-3 tracks, which is unexpected. I tried burning to the Cocopa using Windows Media Player. That worked fine as well, except for, again, the WMP "not recognize" bug. So clearly both the Cocopa and the MUSC work fine - but seem to have compatibility issues with software - both with Roxio and CDBurnerXP. So - my questions: Why would these externals have such problems? Any ideas? They're both good little externals and I'd like to continue using them. Why did I somehow end up with Easy CD and DVD Creator 2 if 6 is the latest? Or did I just overlook something? Any thoughts on the clipping? I used to get clipping probs years ago when I used Nero, and it was apparently (so I was told) due to track volume. So I started reducing the volume on tracks and - voila - no more clipping. Is that still the likeliest suspect? Incidentally, I have not yet tried burning a CD to the internal drive with Roxio, nor burning any CDs with my laptop (which does not have a built-in CD but can accept the externals). I hadn't planned on turning this thing into a science project, after all! Any insights are appreciated!
  15. hermie54

    Toast 18 "dark mode" turn off?

    I whole heartedly agree with you and I also hate dark mode. No way to switch it back to normal, so I stopped upgrading. Good old Burn is still alive and recently updated, check it out on MacUpdate. Goodbye Toast!
  16. I previously used Toast 15 and liked the introductory project window that would come up. It made it simple to select what kind of project I was going to be doing. Several settings were made with one click. There was a checkbox to disable that window at startup, but I liked it and let it be. However, I can find no such window in Toast 18. I scoured the menus hoping to find a way to enable it, but can find no reference to it at all. Have they discontinued this? Of course it wasn't absolutely necessary, but it was a nice touch I enjoyed using.
  17. DougTT

    Toast 18 "dark mode" turn off?

    Right after upgrading to Toast 18, I noticed the display was very dark and hard for me to read. I assume this is a new "dark mode" view. However, I'm one of those who hates dark mode. I never use it in the OS and with individual apps, I always shut it off. It just makes everything so dark, I have to crank up the monitor brightness to max, which is a useless waste of the backlight. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a way to shut off this dark mode in the app. Is this the only option? If so, it makes everything look really dismal and hard to see.
  18. DougTT

    Toast 18 Pro and Mac OS Catalina Firts Bug.

    I've got the same problem. It appears to be some kind of graphics display issue. The menu drops down, but the background remains transparent, so you can't see the selections. As pointed out, if one clicks then runs their cursor down the menu, the items will highlight making it possible to see them.
  19. DougTT

    My movie Shrunk

    Thanks Tony for that post. That was my problem. I had a ProRes file I was trying to burn to a Blu-Ray disc, but the file sizes being reported were ridiculous. First time around Toast reported over 500GB (!). Other tries yielded equally ridiculous sizes in the kilobytes. With this issue, Toast refused to even try burning the disc. I finally went back to my previous Toast 15 and it worked perfectly. The problem is, after I upgrade to Catalina, Toast 15 won't work anymore, so I'm hoping they get this fixed.
  20. tony0113

    My movie Shrunk

    Toast 18 has trouble detecting file sizes for mov files encoded with the ProRes codec. If you created this video (e.g. in FCP), export it in H.264 instead.
  21. tony0113

    Apple ProRes

    By "not recognize", what exactly do you mean? Is there any error message when you try to import the video file? A screenshot would help.
  22. tony0113

    Toast 18 support on mac os 10.15

    Toast 18 does support Catalina (Mac OS 10.15). If you are encountering issues, kindly provide a detailed description. Screenshots would help as well.
  23. malatekid

    Making my DVD

    I just remember the method that our digital guru Jim used to add a dmsm file in MyDVD. In the current version of MyDVD, choose "Add Title". In the window that pops up, navigate to the folder where you have your Videowave production (dmsm file). Then in the File Name input box, type *.dmsm. Select the dmsm file that you want as an input. That's it!
  24. malatekid

    Videowave function question

    I just remember the method that our digital guru Jim used to add a dmsm file in MyDVD. In the current version of MyDVD, choose "Add Title". In the window that pops up, navigate to the folder where you have your Videowave production (dmsm file). Then in the File Name input box, type *.dmsm. Select the dmsm file that you want as an input. That's it!
  25. malatekid

    Making my DVD

    In Videowave, create a video file of your production (Output|Export As). Then use that created video file as an input in MyDVD.
  26. malatekid

    Videowave function question

    As far as I can remember, the Menu Title/Sub Chapter are always in MyDVD (never in Videowave). The Videowave is used to assemble and put together photos/videos/audio. Unlike in the previous versions, it appears that you can no longer directly drop in a Videowave production (dmsm file) in MyDVD. I just started using the NXT 7 Pro yesterday and created a video file of my Videowave production (in Videowave menu ==> Output|Export As) . I then used that video file in MyDVD. In the old version of MyDVD, it would allow you to use a Videowave production as an input file and even let you make edit to that Videowave production while in MyDVD. The other feature I miss in the current MyDVD is editing the Menu (changing menu title, chapter titles, editing background photo and audio) in one place.
  27. rambo15

    Titanium 18 myDVD not burning DVD

    I just purchased Titanium 18. I built a DVD project using myDVD. When a select burn disc it starts and gets to 38.7 percent and never finishes. I am running Mac OS 10.14.6 on an iMAC with an apple superdrive. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! Best Regards - Mark K.
  28. Brendon

    MKV Support Dropped in Nxt 7?

    Corel's "MyDVD" is a mere shadow of the old Roxio version.
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