I have been a user of Easy CD/Easy Media Creator for several years (Adaptec) without any problems. V7 was good, 7.5 okay. The first problems I had was with v8. Especially with Video Wave and MyDVD. But an (bug fix) upgrade was coming out so I'd wait for that. So I waited and waited and nothing. Read all the messages, probably a problem with my ATI graphics Software. I did try to update to the latest one, but ATI didn't make it easy to get rid of the last version, and the new one had more problems.
So an upgrade to a deluxe version was nnounced. So i hoped that would cure my problems that a none existant bug fix upgrade might have. So I waited and waited. No upgrade happened.
Then yesterday, Version 9 and my prayers were answered (I thought). I installed it with no problems. Until I decided to try out a few of the programs. Which either wouldn't load, or came up with error messages.
So today I took the bull by the horns and removed all remnants of my old ati video card drivers and replaced them with the latest. That didn't work very well. The new one had dao problems, wouldn't load my ati tv and the remote kept coming up with error messages.
So I turned back my system (how I love go back). Reading more discussion group messages I took off both v8 and v9, cleaned and links in the registry and put on v9. Installed perfectly. Then I tried to use it and low and behold nothing worked. Error messages galore.
So the conclusions I've come to are.
1. After v8. Why was I so stupid. (Please give t back to Adaptec)
2. ATI make great video drivers (not). But it would be an idea for both companies to get together and sort something out, and stop blaming each other
3. Being a customer for years why would I fork out for a "customer upgrade" direct from Sonic when It would be cheaper to buy a new version in best buy without being "a loyal customer"
4. Might actually consider Nero. Something I thought i'd never consider.
5. Loyalty goes both ways.