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  1. I GIVE UP!!!

     

    I have spent to much time just trying to get it to work.

     

    It's not just the video editor either. I was able to work around that to some degree.

     

    I was putting the DVD together and ran into other problems with animated thumbnails.

     

    So in order to be able to get exactly what I wanted in the first place I will start over on version 7 and forget about 8.

    I also noticed you better be careful when looking at version 8 files with version 7.

     

    For some reason it must do something to the dat file.

     

    I opened them in 8 after looking at them with 7 and get all kinds of errors.

     

    I don't save them or anything though?

     

    I was hoping to use some of what I already did.

     

    I think the simple productions. (Just clipped video) might work ok. The more complicate stuff won't.

     

    You don't really expect ver 8 files to be compatible in ver 7? I don't understand how you can look at dat files created in ver 8 with ver 7 since that version does not use them. With ver 7, all information is contained in the Videowave dmsm project files.

    Ver 7 dmsm files though should have been useable in ver 8, in only very few cases I have been able a to load them into ver 8. I have also gone back to ver 7.5 to complete any project I started. New projects though I will do in ver 8 since I have no problems running ver 8.


  2. I am using Creator Classic 8 to burn data discs with mpeg video files named by date. I am trying to get the files in order by the date name, not by alphabetical order. I can not change the order of the files in the data disc project box before burning. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Ian

     

    Naming files according to dates means nothing to Windows - its just another alphanumeric string which it sorts according to its alphanumeric sorting rules.


  3. While attempting to install EMC8 on a Toshiba notebook (XP) the CD key is invalid - Roxanne (?) offers a way to check it - she says it is valid. Apparently this is a problem - but Roxie - you are wrong - It fails. Now to talk to a real person to be able to use the product it costs $35! BOoooooo

     

     

    There is no charge if you have installation problems. Do as Bruce suggested and call them directly.


  4. I would go with it being a virus.

     

    It is not a virus. At least for EMC 7.5 it is found in folder

     

    \Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCom

     

    Also if you look in the details tab of the About option it is also listed there. When I start Photosuite it gets loaded and disappears again when I exit Photosuite.

     

    What it does in EMC 8 I can't tell at the moment since I don't have it installed currently.


  5. I see I have a process running called CPSHelpRunner.exe that appears to have come from my EMC8 installation. Anyone have any idea what exactly this does? Trying to figure out if I need it or not.

     

    Regards,

     

    Gary

     

    I believe this is part of the Roxio PhotoSuite help application. It gets loaded when you launch PhotoSuite and should disappear when you close Photosuite


  6. Yes I have save my video images to my hard drive. I don't have all my computer spec with me because I am not at my home computer but I'll give it a shot.

     

    HP Pavilion

    AMD Athlon 3200

    160 GB Hd

    HP Movie Writer dc5000 DVD

    Running on Windows XP Home

     

    Did you try to create the ISO file instead of burning to DVD? Saving the images to your hard drive is not the same thing


  7. You are right Bruce. Canada is a good country and I admire them. I also am a 'Nam vet ,, but I am still hot about the lack of support from Roxio and don't appologize for that. I use Corel and other products from Canada with NO trouble.

    Ver 7.5 of the emc came as a stand alone update with a reduced cost and I like it better than the 8.0. I just can't get any help. Their paid support cost as much as half the cost of the software.

    If the reason you can't help me is that I need to cool down, forget ti.

    Thanks for the reply though.

     

    milspece6,

    since you did not post the problem you are having, nobody on these boards can help you. If you are having installation problems a call to Roxio will most likely not cost you anything.


  8. I have been using the EMC7 for the past year with success in creating vacation DVDs (combining music, photos and video files). So this is what happens, I'm working on a project and suddenly I find my .jpg images have replaced the "logo" of the transition and even the type of file.Typicall the transition files have an .vwtrans extension and somehow they gotten changed to an .avi file. Does anyone know how to fix the problem?

    I haven't added any software and I even tried un-intstalling and re-installing (I've even re-installed the patch (updateretailto430) with no luck. What's up ...can anyone help?

     

    Thanks

     

    Jan

     

     

    Try the solution suggested in this post since it seems that your MediaManager file has become corrupt

     

    http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...&st=entry2669


  9. Ok here are some of my specs!!!!

     

    Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 4550

    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

    2.53 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

    8 kilobyte primary memory cache

    512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    260.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

    198.52 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

     

    _NEC CD-RW NR-9100A [CD-ROM drive]

    SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T [CD-ROM drive]

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 59.99 GB 43.42 GB free

    f: (NTFS on drive 1) 200.05 GB 155.10 GB free

    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

     

    You left out one of the most important specs: what is your video card? Since its a Dell computer your may have a on-board video card which in most cases cannot handle the video requirements of EMC 8, especially the DirectX features.

    Dropped frames are usually software related and depend on what hardware you are using to capture


  10. Thanks Chris for posting your particular problem, and thanks myguggi for the great solution answer. The more I read these boards, The more I learn !! :)

     

    Hey myguggi, you must be freezing your (you know what) off up there in Canada ! :D

     

    Frank......

     

     

    Frank, so far I have not yet frozen "my you know what off"! It's been relatively mild so far, temps mostly just below 0C in the day time and only -15 C at night. Two nights ago it dropped down to -29C; if its stays above -30C we don't consider it cold! :D They are forecasting a warm +5C for this week which means a real miserable, slushy day! :huh:


  11. "I created each frame manually in Photoshop for a 16:9 TV and added captions in Photoshop. I noticed that Videowave does captions, but if I change the duration of a frame before the caption it does not move with the frame I assigned it too. Is there a way to lock the text entries to a frame?"

     

    To make the text stay with a frame, change to the timeline, then select double click on the desired frame (you might have to expand the time line to see the frame). You can now add text to the text track. Click the green arrow to return to the main editor. Your text will now always stay with that frame. Experiment with it to learn some of the tricks.


  12. Found out Creator 8 is what I need...thanks.

    If all you want to do is play DVD movies then getting EMC 8 or even emc 7.5 is overkill. These programs are designed for capturing/editing/burning audio and video. Playing a DVD movies is just a "sideline". I would just get Cineplayer by itself if you are not interested in any video work.


  13. I'm sorry - I was obviously not clear. I frequently want keyframe two to be exactly the same as keyframe one. Since the slider on version 8 automatically changes the size of the red box at the same time you move the slider, I cannot get two keyframes exactly alike. This also applies to the last keyframe and the one before it. On version 7, with separate sliders for size and time, it was easy to do this.

     

    Perhaps my new upgrade to version 8 is not working correctly.

     

    I have the same experience as you - it is almost inpossible to have 2 successive key frames be the identical size or location. In EMC 7.5 I think you could apply a numeric zoom value to each key frame.

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