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    SP2 will not install

    I think it's likely to be a "false positive" Robbie Doo, but I'm having trouble getting hold of a copy of the Service Pack to test it.
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    SP2 will not install

    Given that Corel impose this unfortunate limit on installs, I wouldn't suggest deleting the copy of NXT 6 you have managed to install on that computer. Since their FLEXNet Connect Agent (Roxio Software Manager) is steadfastly denying to many of us that any SP2 update exists, it can't be all that important, can it? I know I have never seen SP2, and yet they're quite firm in telling me "NO". I wonder what it's supposed to fix !!??! I got this response seconds ago . . . Seeing all that, I'd just wait until they get their updates sorted out. - Since I can't get hold of a copy to poke a stick at, I actually have no choice but to wait. As to your other question, if you did a clean install you'd be back to the start again, without Service Packs. You would need to reinstall SP1 (the LabelCreators) again, and then see if you were offered SP2. Then you'd be back exactly where you are at the moment. If anyone has a copy of the SP2 executable, would you please upload it to Google Drive and send me a link? Thanks very much.
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    SP2 will not install

    I don't think you have SP2 installed, Frank, although you have downloaded a couple of copies of creatornxt6sp2.exe, according to your screenshot. I have the same numbers in "About this software" as you have. Since I can't persuade the Roxio software manager that I need a copy of SP2, would you kindly locate one of those copies (you might have to get it out of quarantine) and upload it to something like Google Drive, then privately send me a link so I can download it and poke a stick at it please? Can't just email the file because it's an .exe file. Thanks, Brendon
  4. Hello Bill, Many of us have NXT 6 running properly under Windows 10, so there's no inherent conflict between the software and the Operating System. Your problem looks like an installer error. May I suggest [1] You try a "repair install". Firstly turn off/disable your anvivirus program (disconnect from the Internet to stay safe), exit from any other running programs, and then run your installer (Disc or download). Instead of install or uninstall, choose "Repair" and see if that corrects the problem. [2] If that doesn't fix it you will need a "full reinstall". First uninstall the Roxio program and clean up any remnants you can see on your hard drive. Then, with no other running programs and with your antivirus off, reinstall NXT 6. You will need the Internet connected at least until after you have entered your installer key, but should be able to disconnect after NXT 6 has phoned home to Roxio and verified the key. You are allowed 20 attempts before you need to get the key reset by Roxio, but they can go pretty quick when you have an installer problem, so don't waste them. Go well . . . Brendon
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    Creator 6 - Die Hard User Needs Help

    I run Creator 2012 under both Windows 7 and Windows 10. I prefer it to later offerings.
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    Creator 6 - Die Hard User Needs Help

    The DVD would be optimized for high speed burns by formulating their fastest-reacting dye, and it's hard to design a dye which will burn reliably at a great range of speeds so it's common for the disc manufacturer to leave off the lower burn speeds. That will be what happened here.
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    Creator 6 - Die Hard User Needs Help

    It was from the manufacturer's webpage, actually (here) The array of speeds they show can be quite bewildering, so you have to make sure you get the right section. The part you want is in the red box. To interpret, CLV= Constant Linear Velocity (rotation speed changes as you move out from the hub to keep speed under the laser constant) CAV= Constant Angular Velocity (constant rev rate like your 45 r.p.m. records) PCAV= Partial Constant Angular Velocity (start off CAV, but change to CLV when they reach max. speed) ZCLV= Zoned CLV. (use different speeds on different parts [zones] of the disc) Regards . . .
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    Creator 6 - Die Hard User Needs Help

    Hi Again, The screenshots from ImgBurn aren't relevant to your problem. They list only supported Read speeds. The screenshots from Disk Copier reflect the same info as we started this conversation with - a generic range of speeds is offered until the drive is given a blank to read, and then a modified range is offered after the blank has been read. The new medium is allowing a much wider spread of write speeds, and in fact that's the complete range of speeds your drive is designed to use. If that's not slow enough for you, you'll need to research the market to find a drive that can handle slower burn speeds. That could be quite a job, considering that the market has reacted to the Need For Speed for quite a few years now and neither the drive manufacturers nor the few surviving disc factories cater for slow disc burning. May I ask, WHY do you want to burn slowly? With today's designs of drive and media you tend to get the best possible result somewhere around the middle of the available speed envelope. So there's no technical need to burn really slowly, and in fact you'll get a less reliable burn at the bottom end of the scale. As for CD disc brands, in general I prefer TDK, Verbatim, or JVC-Taiyo Yuden when I can get 'em. As far as DVD types go, I prefer DVD+ for their versatility, because you can change their 'booktype' to DVDROM if you need. If a copier is getting choosey about source vs. destination, try copying your source to an ISO image first, then burn that to the destination. Have I missed any questions? Regards . . .
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    Creator 6 - Die Hard User Needs Help

    Hi all, Sorry I'm late to the action but time zones interfere, and I've been recovering a machine with a dead motherboard for a friend. Risk_reversal, your question as I understand it revolves around what are called "write strategies". These are groups of settings or parameters that allow an optical drive to make an optimal 'burn' on the dye or alloy of a disc, having regard to the speed, type, and brand characteristics of the disc. Modern drives carry a table of their favored write strategies in their firmware. The disc carries the Manufacturer's ID (MID) which is read by the drive and gives some basic info. The drive can 'calibrate' itself by doing a test burn and then reading the result, and all this information can be sent to the controlling computer and the burning software by the drive when it is queried. ECDC 6 used a combination of the old look-up drive tables (a bunch of pre-sets for each recognized drive or class of drives) and the new Dynamic Drive Detection scheme where the drive tells the software what it can do. In your first picture above the drive has offered the usual selection of its write speeds before a blank disc is inserted. In the second picture the disc is inserted, its characteristics have been read, and the remaining available burn speed is shown - there just happens to be only one optimum speed which suits both that drive and this disc and so you're stuck with 16x writes. If you run Regedit and search your registry for [DYNAMIC DRIVE DETECTION] you'll see a large section written by ECDC 6 listing the detected capabilities and write speeds of your Hitachi-LG drive. You might find it quite interesting. Best regards
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    editing an mp4 vidio with creator nxt 6

    Stick with Creator 2012 Pro under Windows 10. Many of us consider it superior to NXT 6.
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    Blu-ray player

    It's not mentioned in the NXT 6 adverts and it's hard to find, but I think you need to buy the additional Blu-Ray plugin ($8) from here, if you want to work with Blu-Ray.
  12. In that case you'll either have to use a double-layer DVD, or compress the program file enough to fit on a single layer disc, because you can't trim bits off a program file and still have it run. If you compress it, you won't be able to run the program from the disc but will have to copy it off and decompress it before you can use it. Try using programs such as WinZip, WinRar, or 7-Zip, and see if you can squeeze it enough to make it fit.
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    Nxt 6

    Yes, so did we. Unfortunately the brand has been "acquired" by so many different companies one after the other, there won't be any of the original people left and I fear the original vision has gone.
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    Videowave Has Stopped Working

    Usually you need the very same software which made the files you want to edit. What are you having trouble with?
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    Re-install Roxio Creator NXT

    The usual problem is substituting look-alike characters for each other, e.g. figure zero for letter O. However if you would send me a PM (private message) through the mail system here I can run your key against my own Creator NXT, and check it or make other suggestions for you. Is it standard NXT or the Pro version? Regards, Brendon
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    Menu's Music Length

    Rachel was kindly thanking Malatekid and reinforcing his suggestion.
  17. Xero, Thank you. I think we can agree you got off to a bad start for whatever reason, and it would be good if we can get past that so that you can tap into some of the knowledge accumulated by various board members. If you would send me a private message (mouse over my avatar and choose 'message') to let me know you've read this, I'll have the thread vanished so you can start afresh. p.s. The posts are all topsy-turvy because someone has been voting then down, and it upsets the sequence on this 'improved' board software. Regards, Brendon
  18. Thanks for that information Rob. I was busy trying to duplicate your problem and couldn't, so I was going to spend the afternoon on it. You've saved me a heap of fruitless work. Bless you! I now have an afternoon free, so I'm off to get an overdue haircut.
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    Back On Track backwards compatibility

    Okay, I'm back. You haven't given too much of the detail I asked for Rob, but I think I can work out broadly what you were doing. I put some photos and videos and documents and music onto the drive and then did a One-Click 'My Data' Backup to a 1.5TB WD Elements USB drive with BackOnTrack [BoT 17] Version 17 from NXT Pro 4. The backup amounted to 3.10 GB and was about 3,000 files. All the files I expected to be backed up (given that the thing is filtering by category) turned up on the portable drive, and were restored successfully to a different folder by BoT 17. I then took the portable drive to the NXT 6 machine and hit Restore in BoT 19 - the NXT 6 version. Since BoT 19 didn't know what I had been doing on the other machine, I got no result from the "Use the latest backup" button and had to tell it to let me choose and then go search. It didn't find anything under Portable drives, but quickly found the drive under Hard Drives. It restored everything from the BoT 17 backup, without problem. Summary: For me Version 17 (NXT4) backed up more or less what I expected, and Version 19 (NXT6) restored it all without compatibility issues. I think there are only cosmetic differences between the two versions. You need to read the Help files quite thoroughly before you use the program, especially the parts dealing with categories of files to be backed up. Be Aware that you can't restore a system disk or a whole partition with either version (the Help files are wrong in this respect) because "Disaster Recovery" has been disabled for some years now. The help files haven't caught up yet. I hope this helps, Regards, Brendon
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    Back On Track backwards compatibility

    RobL, Sorry I'm late to this topic - I live in a different time zone from most. The folk on this bulletin board are fellow software users, and not Corel Support. However we often know or can find out what actually works when Corel says it doesn't, or what just doesn't work when Corel says it does. I have computers here running NXT4 and NXT6. Would you tell me please, WHAT TYPE of backup have you done on NXT4 that you're trying to restore on NXT6? I'll need as much detail as you can give if I'm going to duplicate your efforts, so please don't spare the details. -which menu choices you used in BoT, and what settings? -what you backed up? (categories only, or additional files and folders, etc.) -what you were trying to restore, and how you tried to do it. With that info I hope to try the same thing and either confirm your result or perhaps point to something you got wrong. Regards, Brendon
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    WinDvd 12

    Please read THIS TOPIC. It will tell you all we enthusiasts know about this unfortunate mess. Anything further you will need to try and take up with Roxio Support. Regards, Brendon
  22. User Xero, You were flaming others in your first post, criticizing and petulantly demanding that your question be answered only in the manner that you deemed proper. That is not an acceptable manner on this user bulletin board. On some other popular boards this behavior would have had you banished immediately, but here it resulted in derision from other users. What did you expect when you come in as a newbie in a combative manner, demanding assistance in your own terms and then complaining about the reactions that you yourself deliberately provoked? You appear to have the necessary intelligence. Please find the required manners to interact with this community without disrupting it. I am sure that if you frame your posts with consideration for others, they will respond in a like manner to try and help you. If you can't reduce your belligerence, this board just isn't for you. Thank you, Brendon (Moderator)
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    How To Remove Roxio Virtual Drive 10

    More like what's referred to as "A festering pile of dog poo!" -and once you have it you MUST accept all the changes and 'updates', like them or not.
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    How To Remove Roxio Virtual Drive 10

    Chris, Thanks for sticking with this, answering questions, and reporting back so clearly. It has been an interesting trip, and I've learned a few new things. Brendon
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    How To Remove Roxio Virtual Drive 10

    Hi Chris, You're making progress. Since you had Farstone Virtual Drive but you uninstalled it, I think a Farstone driver may have been left behind and Windows has detected it. Try Method five and see what items the Revo uninstaller can detect.
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