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    No Drive Detected

    CDanTeek, I went back and retraced the same steps on the second method, since before I questioned why the cut and pasted command was taking me back to the FIX folder instead of executing the command, and instead of manually executing the .EXE file from the 'FIX' folder , I manually executed the .BAT file (Px.bat) part of the EXTRACT, and now Roxio detects all my drives, I think the cut and paste command in the instructions should point to the .BAT file instead...maybe after all this years something was changed on the ZIP file.... Anyways it works now ..Thanks for the help... PS I think is time to start looking into this new Creator NXT 2 version,
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    No Drive Detected

    Yes, unless I'm missing something, it seems pretty simple , created 'Fix' folder at root (C:) downloaded patch there, copy your batch file, pasted and launched from W7 'run' which brings up/extracts the root FIX folder and then manually execute .EXE patch from there, patch reports 'completed', reboot and still get Roxio's "no drive detected" error... I guess I'll have to re install Roxio and go thru this lengthy process 'cause I can't figure out what happened..and all this just to do a simple DVD copy... Thanks for your help..
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    No Drive Detected

    Thanks for the reply. I followed both methods and rebooted, but no luck, on a wild hunch I went back and reactivated/loaded at boot-up ROXIO BURN, -which I had disable long ago- and ran the patch again just in case, reboot, and still No Drive Detected.. double checked various other audio/video software here and they all can detect my drives without problems....so it has to be something with Roxio's files..any other suggestions ? Thanks
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    No Drive Detected

    A few days back I had some errors with damaged sectors/Files in my HDD, and lost W7 access to both my DVD-R and DVD-RW drives, after 'chkdsk/f' fixed some issues (also ran SFC/Scannow) I had to remove a couple of lines from the registry (LowerFilters/upperfilters) as instructed by a MS support article and was able to recover both my Drives under W7, they both work fine with iTunes but today I find Roxio Creator 10 can't find my drives now ... Do I need to do a Roxio re-install?
  5. I'm yet to upgrade to creator 2011, but the OP in this thread linked below was having the same error while creating AVCHD DVDs and he reports that the bug was addressed on Creator 2011, maybe you can PM the poster and see if he's still having success creating AVCHDs using Creator 2011 My link
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    Converting 4:3 Videowave Production To 16:9

    Once you start a VW production using 4x3 (or 16x9) it cannot be changed back to a different aspect ratio without starting production from scratch. Your best choice would be to create 4x3 Mydvd productions using the same 4x3 VW productions , and letting the DVD player (or display) stretch the image to fit your screen, in the setup menu of your DVD player change the "display" mode to "16x9 full", this mode stretches 4x3 images to full 16x9 while leaving 16x9 image/video intact, if your DVD lacks this feature, try changing the display/mode settings in your Wide screen set's menu..... But remember that the quality of your 4x3 video will suffer once you stretch it to fit a 16x9 screen, it is always better to watch a movie/video in it's original aspect ratio, even with black bars around the image.......
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    Dvd-Rw Wrong Discs?

    if you need info on that DVD-rw and/or your Burner's supported speeds, use the freeware util 'DVD identifier' , even though the developer apparently stopped upgrading it, the latest version available still works fine in my Win7 system. This utility will list the "real" manufacturer of the DVD in question, for instance I bought a bunch of Memorex branded DVD-DL discs, but they are made by Rytek, not the best brand, but not the bottom of the barrel either...
  8. I have this completed MyDVD project that I've sent back to Videowave several times for alterations and effect additions.... the number of chapters always stayed the same and all of them were animating before, but after running a test ISO I noticed some chapters stopped animating, and after some other changes the number of frozen chapters increased, I've tried toggling between "make all menus still" and "apply motion to all menus" several times, and even try going to every page and doing the same without luck. any way to reactivate the animation short of trying to re-install the menu again? And if I re-install the menu, will I have to start from scratch and create everything again?
  9. gi7omy, I'm afraid a slim CD layout is not going to cut it, a slim dvd case is the same size as a regular DVD case, only thinner to cut down on the amount of shelf space needed for storage.. You can buy glossy slim DVD paper (at least online) to print directly on a ink-jet, similar to CD/DVD labels sheets. I just dove into the Roxio Label Creator 2010 for the first time (and Roxio 2011 is already out!! ) and was surprised not to find a template for slim DVD cases, they are very popular out there, many people are swapping the original case with the slim to save space, (although I personally wouldn't bother) and many times cover inserts need to be reprinted as the original cover will have to be butchered to fit a slim case. I just bought a bunch of Slim cases to store broadcast DVD-R recordings, and I'm planning to print simple covers for ID, maybe I should've bought the slim transparent cases for a bit more instead, where the DVD disk label was good enough ... PS: anyone can tell me if Roxio 2011 includes a layout/template for slim DVD cases?
  10. Anyone knows how to create a Slim DVD slip cover using Roxio Label Creator? The only "slim" template/layout I see is for a CD jewel case, not for a slim DVD case.. I guess i could try the DVD Booklet layout, but not sure if this is going to fit, plus the "spine" section would be missing...
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    16:9 DVD

    All widescreen (hi-def) broadcasts (cable/Sat) are recorded by set top DVD recorders as "squished" 4x3 (DVD recorders specs written in stone), when you playback this dvd on a modern WS flat screen (or from the recorders HDD if equipted) your set 'expands" the 4x3 recording (containing the original squished wide screen broadcast) back to it's original 'geometry' and the side 'black-bars' disappear... unfortunately when this "squished" broadcast is 'capture' from DVD to a video program like Roxio it is treated as a 4x3 signal, you have two choices now, (AFAIK) you can process and create a Roxio- VideoWave/MyDVD project in 4x3 mode and then when playing back the rendered DVD your set will expand it again to it's original WS size with correct geometry(use WS-FULL mode on your set-top DVD/Blu player) or by using Roxio's Video wave's "overlay" feature you can expand every 16x9 "squished" video clip to it's original broadcast dimensions/geometry , once you do this to all the clips then you can create a Videowave/Mydvd widescreen (16x9) production instead of 4x3, your settop player will playback this DVD as a regular WS source with no black bars, video quality will not suffer after stretching, since this was a widescreen (squished) recording in the first place.. .. The only draw back of this 'overlay" method to 'fix' this issue is the amount of time it takes to do this process... PS: if you do an "overlay" search in this forum you'll get details on how to use a "black" panel on VW in conjunction with the 'overlay' feature to expand video clips to 16x9 format...
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    Creator Special Edition 2011

    I'm talking about this Roxio offer not the retailer, what I can't tell exactly is if Roxio is hororing this rebate for any Roxio 2011 picked up at any retailer of just Frys...(this link is taken from Fry's stores website) My link
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    Video Jitters As Text Effect Displays..

    ggrussell, the image above is the way it looks in both this PC monitor and two different widescreen displays (and that of a friend), I did burn the project many times to dvd already and watched the DVD in both my displays (Toshiba and Panasonic), DVD players (Blu-ray and HD-DVD) are connected to both these displays via HDMI cable.. The "jaggies" only happens during the portions re-encoded by VW or MyDVD portions with 'transitions' and "text effect"... the rest of the interlace video (480i) of the same clip plays as good as the original, until the next 'transition' kicks in (and text effect) at which point the image shakes a bit followed by 'jaggies" that manifest themselves in just about every straight border/edge in the video, it goes away after the 6 sec text effect duration.. I'm going to do a short "progressive" test in Mydvd using the same footage, but if forced to burn in progressive mode then my project will have to be cut down to 1/3 of the current length due to DVD capacity limitations, ruining what I'm trying to accomplish...... IMO if the interlaced portions of the footage plays fine in all my displays (and a neighbor's) I don't think it is an interlace "flag" issue with the players/Screens otherwise the jaggies would be showing up all the way through the clips/footage, not just the re-encoded/rendered portions along, IMO something is happening during the VW/MyDVd encoding in my setup, or some kind of bug with the program... And yes, this is a 'minor' issue that most people dismiss, I even played the video (DVD) to a friend in his setup and he didn't noticed, unfortunately I have a sharp eye.. here is another snapshot taken from the latest 'short' experiment..with text effect in a different location.. and I uploaded this clip to be able to watch the actual playback, but the host site converted the Jpeg to Flash and reduced the display size, you can still see the jaggies as text appears but just barely in this video clip... you can see it by blowing up the image in your screen (or downloading full file), keep an eye of the microphone or her arm as the text effect appears and then fades away.. My link
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    Creator Special Edition 2011

    Anyone knows if Roxio is giving the same rebate of $20.00 for the Costco version to previous Roxio user as they are doing in Fry's stores ?
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    Video Jitters As Text Effect Displays..

    Thanks for the link, your card is older but apparently has better specs in some areas as far as i can tell.. I ordered a new Video card that I was going to get anyway, and I'll see if that is the reason for this problem.. I just conducted another experiment.. To test if the Length of the project is the issue, I only used the first 3 video clips in a new VW project, added transitions and text effect and exported/rendered using the Best Quality setting, the 12 minute long video has he same 'jaggies" problem still.. The other day I did a Roxio "repair" install, and after re-rendering one the projects..same issue.... Also tried disabling the "automatic deinterlacing" mode in my ATI video card's control center to see if that changed anything.. after another re-render..same results.....