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Posts posted by Brendon

  1. I have easy cd creator platinum and wanted to know how to have roxio be associated with .iso files.

    When ECDC is installed it usually automatically associates itself with the files it is "interested in". It will grab the extensions .CIF and .ISO, and thereafter ANY files with those extensions will cause Creatr50.exe to run. You should check and see if it has done that. The filetype is "Easy CD Creator image file" in Explorer's associations section (view / folder options / file types for Win98, or tools / folder options / file types for XP).


    This file association can be taken over by other programs which deal with disc images, and usually the easiest way to restore the association (unless you're experienced in these things) is to reinstall Easy CD Creator.

  2. I just tried to eject the disc from the Drag-to-Disc menu and it ejected it. Apparently, the program knows that there is a DVD disc in the drive, but it won't register it to open the contents folder or burn something on it.


    The eject routine is unconditional, and doesn't need a disc in the drive for the command to execute.


    A dirty read lens will produce the symptoms you're seeing

  3. Hello Martin,


    If this setup worked well on your old Compaq, then it is unlikely that you're using the wrong type of cord.


    It seems more likely that your new Fujitsu's line-in is either not as sensitive as the Compaq or else does not match the impedance of your old Hi-Fi amp sufficiently.


    If none of the volume controls you can find on the computer will improve the amount of drive the computer's sound card is getting, then you might need to look at an additional amplifier stage or an impedance matching device between the hi-fi and the computer. You can't get a decent power transfer across the link if you have a severe impedance mismatch.

  4. Yup, it is those files that tell the program to switch languages.


    There are still some screens that will be in whatever other language, tho. Wish I had Brendon's answer saved.



    It's here - about six messages up this thread. If it's the answer for people who have used the wrong updater that you want, here it is . . .


    The foreign language you're seeing is supplied by foreign language localizer (.LOC) files.


    An ordinary uninstall doesn't kill these files, and nor does running an English updater, so they stay there and are read and used next time you install.


    Do a search on files with the extension .LOC in the Adaptec/Roxio parts of your hard drive, and rename any you find to a different extension, like perhaps .ORI (original) which isn't used by anything else.


    You could find 12 or 15 in a full installation. Renaming them takes them out of service and should return you to English. You can delete them once you're satisfied everything is running sweetly.


    There are a few bitmapped screens which don't rely on the LOC files and will stay in the foreign language. Running the English updater will fix those bitmapped screens.

  5. Hi Bruce,


    If I shut XP down untidily I always get that demand to check my file system when I next boot. It counts down from 10 seconds and then does what looks like a chkdsk. (It's interesting, because it's blue on my analog output, but green on the digital one). If I let it do its thing it goes away but if I keep cancelling the "checking file system. . ." it will keep appearing at boot time, until I let it go through the check.



    So what my7551 was saying was when he gets to a certain place in Videowave, Videowave reboots the computer. The rest of the thread so far has been about what XP does as it restarts, which is a red herring.


    Can we forget the restart procedure now, and get back to what causes the reboot?

  6. I don't think that anyone could convince me that a full frame, 1920X1080 @15Mbps HD 2hr video can fit on anything other than a blueray disc AND the quality still be acceptable.


    Since a Blu-Ray single-layer disc holds 25GB, and a HD DVD one holds 20GB, do you think that the 5GB difference is going to be critical?

  7. Yeah, uh, every time I try to burn a CD, I keep getting:





    The trackwriter error is caused by the buffer underrun.


    Have you clicked on the HELP button in ECDC4 and had a look at the help offered for buffer underruns?

  8. the ID string is OPTORITE CD-RW CW4802

    the version was originally 5.01 and the update was successful and now it says i have version 5.02c

    The only CD Burning programs I have are what is on windows media and Winamp's intenal burner.

    Hello George,


    Your OPTORITE CD-RW CW4802 was not recognized for burning by Easy CD Creator 5 until version 5.11h - that's version 5.1 with the Driveup_v511h drive update patch.


    You'll not burn a CD properly with that drive if your version is under 5.11h, so you need to update as Rich suggested to - You won't need any of the 535 DriveUp patches.


    You might be in trouble if you have a late version of Windows Media Player installed, but then again you may get lucky since you're doing the ECDC update after WMP was installed. (Don't later upgrade WMP though - that's asking for problems).

  9. It WON'T be a disk size problem.


    Turn off your firewall/popup stopper/SP2 security bits as Sknis suggested, and clean out your temp folder (just in case) as Tbrewst suggested, although 2GB should be enough space to get the downloads and throw a party at the same time!


    The talk about which partition utility is best is irrelevant to your download problem.

  10. Hi Frank,


    The only "self-powered" enclosure I've seen is a 2.5" one, for the reasons Dave gave. It requires you to connect two USB plugs to separate hubs to get enough power to run the drive.


    The owner said it was useful to give him a chance to re-use a notebook drive he'd removed during an upgrade, but was not practical or economical if he was going out to buy a new drive and enclosure.


    I'm using two external 3.5" drives with different enclosures. Both are excellent, and I put my own drives in them. One is a plastic case with a built-in fan, and the other is an aluminium one which doesn't need a fan. They both have mains-powered supplies.


    My externals are USB 2.0, and I get about 25 MB a second transfer rate from them. I've tried a firewire one, but apart from the ability to daisy-chain them it didn't seem to have much advantage. It certainly wasn't noticeably faster in practice.


    I have WD 200s in both enclosures, and have had no problems accessing or partitioning the full space of the drives.

  11. Hello Red Terror,


    The TS-H552B is NOT known to Easy CD Creator 5 for burning purposes, but the TS-H552A was added to the recognition table by update 535U.


    If you're up to the latest (535V) you could try a small registry edit, and hijack the 5225A's entry in the table. It's very simple, watch this. . . .


    -Run regedit.exe

    -ctrl-F (find) "device299" (without the quotes) The first one found should be a Philips drive. Press F3 (find again)

    -the next device299 should be the entry for the 5225A

    "TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552A,TSSTcorp,CD/DVDW TS-H552A,DVD+-R/RW,cdrmmc.drv,178,,9"

    -Click on the device299 name, and an edit box will open with that entry ready for editing.

    -carefully edit H5225A in both places where it appears, to read H5225B. If you mess up, press ESC and start the edit again.

    -click OK to complete the edit, and then exit out of regedit.


    That's it - you've grabbed the 5225A entry, and your 5225B should now be "recognized" by Creator and Disc Copier. Direct CD uses a different scheme so you won't have Direct CD, but that is no loss.

  12. Also, one thing I might add is how the burner is designed. As I remember the operative word was "CAV" or something like that as opposed to another way (was it linear or something like that) ? that the burner does it's job. The differences can change the burn rate depending on what type of burn you are making as I recall. That's been a while back, so I could be way off base about that.

    No, CAV/CLV isn't relevant here, so I'll take that to PM rather than distract the thread.