I checked to see if I had the latest version of DirectX, using dxdiag. I have version 9.0c. My video card driver is up to date.
I went back into the file and found a problem at the point of the hangup. There is a small white gap, on the time line, at the point of the problem. The video appears fine (the gap does not show up), but there is no audio from that point on. This file was created using Videowave 9. What I'm doing is recording a football game (Go Bears!) with Window Media Center. I bought Media Creator 9 to convert the files (.dvr-ms) to an editable format. Videowave opens the .dvr-ms file and requires it to be converted to .mpg. You can then edit the file. I am going through the file and using "split" to remove the commercials.
I decided to start from scratch, after finding the unknown gap. I opened the source file with Videowave, converted it to .mpg and began to edit it. Upon completing the editing, I decided to save it as Mpeg2. This was done in case it hung up again and I had to use Nero to burn the video. One second into the save, Videowave "hung". I opened Task Manager and it indicated that Videowave was not responding. Go figure... It must have been performing some routine maintenance aka "hanging" on some bad code.
I have used Videowave 7 without a problem and would use it again, except I had to remove it to install version 9. I never had the problem with "hanging".
I went to copy data files to DVD this morning and Data Disc indicated that a new DVD only had 2.8GBs of space on it. So, I had to use Nero.
Believe it or not, I really like Roxio. I'm just frustrated that it is not running smoothly like version 7 did. I am not a computer expert or "guru" by any means, but I don't think this is just in my system. I think the software needs work. I have my fingers crossed.