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  1. MikeE

    Drag to Disc V9:

    oops! James, my mistake. And that's why you were heading in the right direction re: deleteing some of these posts to keep it "on topic". As the thread diverts from the original topic, it not only can get confusing, but it can also waste other people's time who are interested in the original topic. Regards, Mike
  2. MikeE

    Drag to Disc V9:

    It's fine if you delete the messages. I started the Classic vs: Recordnow question based on a statement you made in your post. In your post you recommended to use Classic. I was asking / trying to find out why you made that recommendation. Your answer, and I quote you: " But to answer your question, if you use UDF, No Bridge in Classic you won't run into the stone wall of Joliet. If you don't know what I am talking about, you will when you hit it! " Now in my humble opinion, that is not a very clear answer. You warn " you'll know when you hit it. Are you telling me that I shouldn't use RecordNow because someday I'll hit "... the stone wall ...". It seems you know something "we don't know" ... and for whatever reason ... are unwilling to share it with us beyond a cryptic warning. Is it so hard for you to explain the 'stone wall of Joliet' to those of us with less knowledge than you? Regards, MikeE
  3. MikeE

    Drag to Disc V9:

    I tend to use Classic as I can open it a bit faster than Record Now. Although they both open pretty slow for me, at least w/ Classic I by-pass the main EMC9 Home Menu. And part of the reason I asked about their interchangeablility and compatibiliy is based on something you said - they each have different roots - so are there any issues or gotcha's interchanging them when writing to a CD. Regards, MikeE
  4. MikeE

    Drag to Disc V9:

    I'm talking about EMC9's Record Now, not Record 9 - Music Studio. My question was to find out if there are any differences between RecordNow Data and Creator Classic with respect to the actual CD recording - not differences for the user interface using RecordNow vs: Classic. From Start/Programs/Roxio/etc... select Record Now Data Then from the main EMC9 menu select Data Disk Regards, MikeE
  5. MikeE

    Drag to Disc V9:

    James, you said "...Use Classic and you won't have these problems...". Is there a reason you recommended Classic over Record9? Other than the obvious user interface of the two, is there any 'technical' or 'format' difference of the CD's created with them. My tests with R/W CD's showed that initially creating a CD with one of them and leaving the CD 'open' then the other program could add additional files. So the two programs didn't have any problems using a R/W CD regardless of which one initially wrote to the CD. Just curious if your choice was a matter of preference for the end-user screens of one compared to the other, or if there was a 'deeper' reason for recommending Classic. Thanks, Mike E
  6. MikeE

    Override VideoWave Slide Show Auto Motion?

    In the EMC8 DVD and Video forum 'Grammy' said if she manaully applied pan and zoom 'over' a picture that already had auto motion applied that in the preview window the manually applied pan and zoom didn't show up. But if she close the project and re-opened it - then it did show up. hmmm! I wonder if this would be another workaround for EMC9's glitch too? Here's her post: http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=15901 Regards, MikeE
  7. MikeE

    Using Video Wave Pan and Zoom Feature

    Grammy - good 'catch' on closing and reopening the project. I too thought I was going nuts with this. Added auto motion for the whole project then manually edited a few of the pictures with pan and zoom. But when played back in the preview the manual edits didn't show up. Seems like a bug in EMC9 but at least you found a workaround. Regards, Mike
  8. MikeE

    How do you post an image?

    Yep - I've posted pictures hosted on my website. But some folks are able to upload their pictures to Roxio's site. Have they been granted privileges by the forum admins? Or do these privileges come automagically after one makes a gazillion posts? For example these members have posts with images hosted on roxio.com: Redwagon: Member No.: 135 forums.support.roxio.com/uploads/post-135-1168752376.jpg sknis: Member No.: 58 forums.support.roxio.com/uploads/post-58-1168780355.jpg grandpabruce: Member No.: 81 forums.support.roxio.com/uploads/post-81-1168641761.jpg Other forums I'm a member of have the feature to upload to their site and then attach the image to a post. Seems like the Roxio forum has that ability too - but it isn't available to the general user. Regards, MikeE
  9. Using VideoWave to create a slideshow of pictures. I figured out how to turn on Auto Motion for 1 panel, a series of panels or the entire production. But I can not figure out how to turn it off for a series of panels or the entire production. I can turn it off 1 panel at a time by: 1. Click on the panel 2. Go to the tool bar on top of the peview window 3. On the right side of the tool bar there is a drop down list that shows FILL BARS Pan and Zoom 4. I can select either FILL or Bars (the option for handling non 4:3 pictures in the panel) and that turns off auto-motion for the selected Panel. So, how can I turn off Auto Motion for the entire production or a series of Panels? Thanks Folks, Mike
  10. Operating Sys is XP-Home, SP2 I've been running EMC9 for about two weeks. Have tried most of its applications but mainly I'm using VideoWave. I just started getting these two errors when I boot up my system. I hadn't been getting them for the last two weeks since doing a full install of the program and contents CD. I didn't have any of the previous versions of this s/w loaded before installing EMC9. I don't have any of the EMC9 windows services turned off. I do have the Media Manager disabled when it starts. Any ideas? Anyone else having these errors? I don't know if it's a coincidence or "cause and effect", but the day before I started getting these errors I did a defrag of the harddrive. hmmm? Regards All, Mike
  11. I do 'shows' that have 200+ pictures. I don't want to take the time/effort to edit motion for each one independently. For these shows, I'm willing to accept the defualt/random motion. For me it is better than static images being presented even after using a tranistion theme like 'disolve'. Regards, MikeE
  12. MasterBurner, I was not completely correct about getting to the Pan&Zoom editor when a sequence of pictures are selected. If you right click on a picture within the selected sequence you do not get the option from EDIT for Pan&Zoom. But if you click on PRODUCTION and scroll down you can open the Pan&Zoom editor. However - changing the motion to 'NONE' on works on the currently displayed picture not the entire sequence of pictures selected. You would still have to work through each and every picture with the Pan&Zoom editor and set the motion to NONE. So the search goes on for how to easily turn off auto motion for a sequence of pictures and/or the entire production. My only recourse so far is to save the production before adding AUTO MOTION to the entire production. Then if I want to remove it - well just reload the last saved production version that doesn't have it. Regards, MikeE
  13. MasterBurner said "... I didn't try this but, do you think by "selecting all" the slides then opening the motion editor, adjusting the red outlines to be the same, start and end; and applying that would do the trick? ..." What do you mean by the 'motion editor'? Are you talking about the Pan&Zoom Editor? If so, then if more than one slide/picture is selected you don't have the option to open the Pan&Zoom Editor. If you are not talking about the Pan&Zoom Editor - then how do you navigate to the 'motion editor' when selecting more than one slide/picture? Thanks, MikeE
  14. I guess the safest way then to avoid having to turn off Auto-Motion picuture by picture is to save a copy of the project before adding auto-motion to the whole project or a number of sequences of pictures. Would be nice if Roxio let you turn it off for the whole project or series of pictures. As to editing the dmsm file. WoW! that would be a chore for a lot of pictures. First the file only contains 'two' lines, if you read it up in a line editor or even notepad. It seems like it would be possible, if one liked hitting themselves over the head. I created a project with 3 pictures and saved the dmsm file. Then added AutoMotion and saved another copy of the dmsm file. Then I compared them. Except for a lot of PanZoom control settings the files were identical. If one wanted to tackle editing the file, then everything for each picture between the <PanZoomEffect> and </PanZoomEffect> for each picture would have to be delted. Easier to do each picture by picture in VideoWave (me thinks) than editing the dmsm file. Here's what a section of the dmsm file looks like: etc. etc. etc. <sourceFile> <fileName dt:dt="string">$\..\..\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Pictures\2006_04_11-3Flys\IMG_3860.JPG </fileName> <inPoint dt:dt="r8">1.66833500166834E-02 </inPoint> <outPoint dt:dt="r8">4.98832165498832 </outPoint> <fileDuration dt:dt="r8">5.00500500500501 </fileDuration> <fileSize dt:dt="r8">586770 </fileSize> <dataRate dt:dt="r8">0 </dataRate> <volLabel dt:dt="string"> </volLabel> <cdDrive dt:dt="string"> </cdDrive> <type dt:dt="i2">1 </type><repeat dt:dt="boolean">0 </repeat> <rotation dt:dt="i4">0 </rotation> <stretchToFit dt:dt="boolean">0 </stretchToFit> <sceneStart dt:dt="r8">0 </sceneStart> <sceneEnd dt:dt="r8">0 </sceneEnd> <scene dt:dt="boolean">0 </scene><albumID dt:dt="i4">2 </albumID><aspectRatio dt:dt="r8">1.33333333333333 </aspectRatio> <interlacedType dt:dt="ui4">0 </interlacedType> <interlacedInfo dt:dt="ui4">0 </interlacedInfo><transparency/> ***************************************************************** * Starting from here until <\PanZoomEffect> would have to be * * deleted for each picture in the slide show * ***************************************************************** <PanZoomEffect> <subObject> <type dt:dt="i2">0 </type><startOffset dt:dt="r8">0 </startOffset><endOffset dt:dt="r8">0 </endOffset> <flags dt:dt="ui4">1 </flags><mute dt:dt="boolean">0 </mute> </subObject> <effectInfo> <effectID dt:dt="ui4">4294967295 </effectID> <layer dt:dt="ui4">0 </layer><GroupID dt:dt="ui4">0 </GroupID><effectGUID dt:dt="string">{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} </effectGUID> <useOffset dt:dt="boolean">0 </useOffset><data><VCFPanZoom><PresetID dt:dt="ui4">3 </PresetID><EditMode dt:dt="ui4">0 </EditMode> <IsSelectable dt:dt="boolean">1 </IsSelectable><IsEditable dt:dt="boolean">1 </IsEditable> <Caps dt:dt="ui4">4915 </Caps><HandlesDelta><x dt:dt="r4">0 </x><y dt:dt="r4">0 </y><z dt:dt="r4">0 </z> </HandlesDelta> <TranslationDelta> <x dt:dt="r4">0 </x><y dt:dt="r4">0 </y><z dt:dt="r4">0 </z> </TranslationDelta> <RotationDelta> <x dt:dt="r4">0 </x><y dt:dt="r4">0 </y><z dt:dt="r4">0 </z></RotationDelta> <ScalingDelta> <x dt:dt="r4">0 </x> <y dt:dt="r4">0 </y><z dt:dt="r4">0 </z></ScalingDelta> <OpacityDelta dt:dt="ui4">0 </OpacityDelta> <Crop> <EditMode dt:dt="i4">0 </EditMode> <PresetID dt:dt="i4">3 </PresetID> <StartOffsetElements> <KeyFrame> <Time dt:dt="r8">0 </Time><Caps dt:dt="ui4">0 </Caps> <fRect> <left dt:dt="r4">0.05 </left><top dt:dt="r4">0.05 </top> <right dt:dt="r4">0.95 </right> <bottom dt:dt="r4">0.95 </bottom> </fRect> </KeyFrame> </StartOffsetElements> <EndOffsetElements> <KeyFrame> <Time dt:dt="r8">0 </Time> <Capsdt:dt="ui4">0 </Caps><fRect> <left dt:dt="r4">0 </left><top dt:dt="r4">0 </top><right dt:dt="r4">1 </right><bottom dt:dt="r4">1 </bottom> </fRect> </KeyFrame> </EndOffsetElements> </Crop><PresetID dt:dt="ui4">3 </PresetID> <EditMode dt:dt="ui4">0 </EditMode> </VCFPanZoom> </data> </effectInfo> </PanZoomEffect> **************************************************** * This is the end of the Pan and Zoom Effect * * to delete for each picture in the slide show * **************************************************** </sourceFile> etc. etc. etc. Regards, MikeE
  15. A couple days ago I said "I've just downloaded the latest driver from NVIDIA (ver. 93.71) and will install it in the next day of so. If that fixes the EMC9 hangs and screen smears, then shame on me!" Well it's time to take my lickin'! - After upgrading to the latest NVIDIA drivers/control panel - the instability and "screen" smears of EMC9 have vanished. So like I said "Shame on me for blaming EMC9". I spent the last couple days putting together some slideshows with both the basic slide show creator and video wave. So now I've begun the journey to learn the ins and outs of EMC9. My original negative first impression is now a guarded optimistic impression. "Guarded", mainly because of the posts in this forum about it's quirks (bugs/problems?). Thanks to the guru's in this forum for their answers to me (as well as the good advice they give out to a lot of posts). Regards all, Mike
  16. I am logged onto XP-Pro SP2 as an administrator. After clicking "ENGLISH" for the language when starting the install, I get this message and the install quits. "You do not have sufficient privileges to complete this installation for all users of the machine. Log on as administrator and then retry the installation." Following shows the members of the computers administrators group. I'm logged in w/ userid2 C:\>showmbrs computername\administrators Members of local group [computername\administrators]: computername\userid1 NA\userid2 etc. etc. Help Please! Creator 9 and me are not off to a good end user experience! -- MikeE --
  17. Politely I say (I am not trying to get into an argument). "Current", I guess, is a matter of perspective. For you a 3 yr old machine may be antique. For me, supporting 28,000 desktops and over 600 servers worldwide, a 3 year old machine is current. We just can't replace that many every couple years. Enough said. My home desktop is a DELL, 3GHz PentiumĀ®, 512 MB memory, and an old (from your perspective) NVIDIA GeForce 5200. I've just downloaded the latest driver from NVIDIA (ver. 93.71) and will install it in the next day of so. If that fixes the EMC9 hangs and screen smears, then shame on me! (But it doesn't cover the - won't install with a domain administrator acc't problem I have on my laptop). And again politely I say: the spec's on the EMC9 box say this: "For DVD slideshow authoring 1.4Ghz Pentium, 256 MB RAM". So my system exceeds those requirements. It has no requirement listed for a state-of-the-art video card. All my other graphic tools work fine, Photoshop, Arcsoft, Movie Maker, Photostory3, etc. For a $70US off the shelf product aimed at the general consumer, I expect a more stable and universally useable product. Just my humble opinion. Regards, Mike
  18. Thanks qi7omy & cdanteek for your replies. Here's the update to my problem. When signed in as admin with my domain acc't I get the error, regardless of being connected to the internet. I don't have a firewall active during the install. I do have Symantec Anti-virus running in real-time mode. I created a new local acc't with admin privileges. Again, no firewall active and Symantec real-time anti-virus is active. Signed on with the new local admin acc't I can get the install to start. I cancelled it, see the reason why later in this post. The domain acc't login is not corrupted. I can install other s/w with it that becomes available to all users. My gut feeling is a ' bug' in EMC9 doing the install with a domain acc't login. I'm not your average home user. I'm an IT professional with over 35 years experience working in development, test and support. There's something quirky w/ the EMC9 install. I'd sure like it (but don't expect it) if someone from Roxio would comment on this. Now to the reasons I aborted the install. First I want to install it from the primary acc't I always log in with. That is my domain acc't. Second, since it wouldn't install on my laptop, my primary machine. I tried to install it on my wife's machince and it did installed OK (except for the fact it de-installed DELL Media Center, I don't use DELL Media Center, but it was annoying that it de-installed it, even displayed the messages that it was doing it. Not nice!!!!!). Then I tried using it. WoW! was I dissappointed. It runs incredibly slow. It froze the machine 3 times in the couple-few hours I was using it. Saving a project (only 100+ slides) was way slow and it (EMC7) didn't even have the courtesy (read nice end-user design) to put up a status message or any indication it was 'saving/working'. I actually thought the machine was frozen yet again. And then once when dragging one of its windows, it just 'smeared' my whole screen and left it frozen that way. And another time when previewing the slide show, it started displaying the 'next' slide on top of the previous until the screen was just garbage. At this time, I dislike the product so much, I don't know if I'll take the time to de-install it from that machine and then install it to my laptop and try again - or just throw the darn thing out with the next trash pick-up. Now - I'm not running the latest and greatest h/w but both machines are less than 3 years old - so they are current just not the newest on the market. In my humble opinion - Roxio rushed this product to market and let the consumer suffer the consequences. I suppose enough people are OK with it - but not this person. Regards to all, Mike
  19. I'm considering buying Creator 9 to have more options than MS Photostory 3 when creating slideshows from jpg files. One of the options I want is the ability to add more than 1 sound track (.mp3 files) to the slideshow. With Creator 9 can I add multiple sound tracks as background music so I don't have to loop on the same music for the entire slide show? Thanks, Mike