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Brendon

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  1. Hello there Neale,

    Sorry to have to tell you this, but Take Two was a feature of Easy CD Creator 4 and 5.   It was not in Easy CD & DVD Creator 6, and it is not in Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burning 2 [which you call ECDC2, and which is merely a cut-down version of Creator NXT 7]

    t2a.jpg.e0fa54723cc7c286c73567db211bb08b.jpgt2.jpg.652af05a233a66b7db040f78ee9302e5.jpg

    There's no way you're going to get either version 4 or 5 running in Windows 10.   :(     I'm sorry, but if you ever use a specialized program like Take 2 or BackOnTrack to make a backup, you really need to store a bootable copy of the operating system with a running copy of the backup program installed in it.   Otherwise, if you update or "upgrade" your operating system and the old programs stop working, you can lose access to your backups.

    If you search on the Internet for .TK2 files you might be able to find and buy a commercial multi-file-reading program which will read your old backups, but is it worth the cost and effort?

    Regards, Brendon

     


  2. remember back when Metallica sued Napster, USC, Indiana University and Yale, demanding $100,000 per "copyright violation" and forced Napster to block more than 335,000 fans, saying it was " trafficking in stolen goods."   

    If Metallica have done this remarkable U-turn then you may be safe from litigation,  but your friend's burned BR discs are still of poor quality and you would still be better off discarding them and buying official Metallica discs.


  3. Hello RushFan,

    To sum up, a friend sends you pirated DVDs and Blu-Ray discs that he has burned.  You can play his DVDs okay, but you have trouble playing his BRs on either of your players.

    Given that you have similar results with two different players, it seems that your friend's BRs are of poor quality.  A writer uses different optical systems and discs for burning the different media so it's quite possible for one machine to output good DVDs and poor BRs, or vice versa.

    You could try buying a new player, but you would be better off discarding the pirate discs and buying genuine Metallica BRs if you want their music.  You would be guaranteed excellent playback, and avoid the expensive litigation that can come from publicly admitting to the piracy.

    Regards,
    Brendon


  4. Forgive me interrupting, but I would suggest that it's better to remove NXT7 before you install NXT8.    

    The new version will remove parts of the old, but it seems very easy for the software to get tangled.   Our friend MalateKid had problems installing 8 over the top of 7, and it took some work for him to sort the snarl-up. 

    If the versions are close together, "There be Dragons!!"   Uninstall the old first.


  5. Hello Grahame,

    I'm not sure why you put your message in the NXT6 forum, but to be helpful I've moved it here for you.  :)

    This forum is run by software users for software users, and we don't often see a Roxio representative come through.   If you want to try for a refund you need to approach the people you bought the software from.    Nobody here can get a refund for you.    Roxio has a 30-day refund policy for software you buy from them, so you might find you're out of time for that.

    We other users will gladly help you with any technical problems we can answer.

    Regards, Brendon


  6. Thanks Johnnie.

    I have no idea why that refused to work for you.   It can't be DVD protection because you've copied the VIDEO_TS folder to your hard drive, and Roxio doesn't write CSS and such things.    It might even have something to do with waiting for midnight, dropping your trou, and turning thrice widdershins.  (Who knows with this software)

    Please let me know how you go.

    Brendon

     


  7. Johnnie, since you need to get the video into Videowave, it should be easier to import it, rather than converting to MP4 and then importing it over again.

    How did you try to load the video?  If you run Videowave and click on Add Photo/Video, then navigate to your saved copy of VIDEO_TS you should see something like this.

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    Selecting ANY of the files in there should bring up this Import window.   

    1742510804_2importmovie.jpg.170a14654d653f96433d5b90155b8d89.jpg

     If your DVD has several sections you might have to pick and choose to find the part you want.   You select the movie you want (I only have one here) and click OK.  Your clip should be imported, and you can go to work on editing it if needed.

    If for some reason Videowave won't play ball and you want to convert DVD to MP4, try a Google search on "converting a dvd to mp4 for free" and you should get several suggestions.   Please let us know how you get on, either way.

    Brendon


  8. Hmmm, not good Pat.     On that particular menu page you are missing the two label creators, BackOnTrack, and the Roxio Genie.

    Here are the other 4 pages, and what you should see on them.  The options with little clockwise arrows arrow.jpg.60365f7728153c4893ec09c0002d3cba.jpg are separate programs, while the others are part of the main menu program.  There's probably no need to tell us all the bits you're missing, but comparing yours with mine will give you an idea how messed-up your install is.

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    Regardless of how many more modules you're missing, it does appear that you have a badly broken install.   If you were having problems before (" I finally got Roxio Creator NXT 7 installed ") then you certainly haven't got them fixed yet, and they're bigger than just Roxio Genie.  :(

    What problems were you having with the install, and how did you try to fix them?

     

     


  9. Hello,

    I deleted your screenshot to protect your key number, although it has been showing for 3 hours and people may have copied it.    

    Use of your key is counted when the installer "phones home" to Corel, and you are only allowed a certain number of installs. (20 in NXT7).   After that you need to go to Support (link) and ask them to re-set your key.

    Regards, Brendon


  10. Hello Johnnie,

    I don't have NXT 5 on my system now, but ideally if you have made a project and want to edit it later you will keep the project and all the source files intact and in the same place as they were when you made it.  :)

    Since nothing is ever ideal and you've deleted the old project and perhaps even its source files, try this:-

    -put your DVD in your optical drive, and copy the Video_TS folder and its contents into a folder on your hard drive. (Ignore Audio_TS or Roxioplasma if you see them)

    -Run Videowave, start a new project, and go to Add Photo/Video. Add VIDEO_TS.IFO from your VIDEO_TS folder to your new project, and that should import your video.   Then you should be able to make your new edits and subsequently your new DVD.

    Regards, Brendon


  11. DFisc,

    a NAS is a storage device which is accessible by your network.     Mine allows me to either assign it a drive letter from my computer, or in some cases to run programs on the NAS and see the results on the computer.     Which are you trying to do?

    In either event, you have made standard DVDs in Creator 2011 and copied them to your computer as standard ISO files.  Roxio's work was finished when you made the DVDs.  Going forward it's up to Synology how you use them, so you'll need to get instructions from Synology if you want to play them on your NAS box.

    Have you tried storing your ISOs on your NAS appliance, assigning it a drive letter, and playing the ISOs with VLC player in Windows?   That's what I do.

    Regards, Brendon

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