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  1. I have Creator NXT Pro with VideoWave 14 and MyDVD 14. I produced a three-and-a-half-minute slideshow with background music, photos, color panels, text, and transitions by using VideoWave. I've exported the production in output as a video file slideshow. I can view it on Windows Media Video. Also, in output, I sent the production to MyDVD. It looks fine. Now, I will be able to burn the show from MyDVD to a dvd disk, which I can do. Now, here's my problem. I also want to put the production onto a USB flash drive. I am going to be showing it to a group of people. I'm not sure what kind of media player or device I'll be able to use. But, I want to be prepared with both the DVD and a flash drive, if possible. So, my questions are--Is it possible to copy a VideoWave production to a flash drive considering the dmsm format? If so, how? If not, what do you suggest that I do instead? I'd appreciate your help. Thanks. Chris
  2. First, I uninstalled my Creator 2011 from Programs and Features, thinking that was the thing to do before attempting to install the NXT. Then, I attempted to install NXT four times. Each time, after the installation was about 80-90% complete, it stopped and rolled back to the beginning. So, because I want and need Creator to open some projects that I'm working on, I attempted, two times, to install/reinstall Creator 2011. Again, I'm getting the same response as I did with NXT (roll back). I've tried to attach a couple LogFiles so that you can see that info. The "...28.zip" is for the NXT, and the "...44.zip" is for the 2011. LogFile 12-11-05 10-28.zip LogFile 12-11-05 13-44.zip There are more files, but they are too large for the allotted 5MB size. Also, the following is my system info, if you need it: Windows Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium System: HP Pavilion Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz Installed Memory: 3.00 GB By the way, I had a similar problem a year or two ago that had to do with Creator 2009 and 2011. I contacted you guys and you were able to help me get the 2011 installed. I couldn't find the reply to the topic or I would have referred to that info. Anyway, I'd appreciate your help again. Thank you. Chris
  3. Thanks, you guys, for your help. I appreciate the time and effort that you put in on trying to help me resolve my issue. I've decided, however, to throw in the towel and try to return my product to Roxio and get my money reimbursed, even though it's been a little over thirty days. On the up side, though, I now have my Creator 2011 reinstalled and it seems to be working. Thanks again. Chris
  4. Originally, I wanted to get rid of my Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and just use one program for everything I do which includes editing and organizing photos, using photos for slideshow and DVD productions, and editing music to use in the background. When I saw that NXT Pro seems to be capable of being used for photo editing and organizing through PaintShop Pro, I figured that this would be a good opportunity to switch. Now, I'm not so sure. I think I'm getting cold feet, mainly because of all the installation problems I've had. I've had good success with Photoshop's organization and editing capabilities. I've also had good success with Creator 2011. What is your opinion as to what I should do? Thanks. Chris
  5. Wow! I can hardly believe this--I finally got my Creator 2011 installed! I decided to try one more time to install this program before throwing in the towel. I don't think that I did anything differently than I've been doing. I just copied the files from the disk to a folder on my desktop and selected setup.exe. I can now get into the productions that I've created. Now, if and when I get to the point that I can and want to try installing the Creator NXT Pro, do I have to uninstall the 2011 first? I don't want to lose what I've got. But, I would still like to upgrade to the NXT Pro. Should I attempt to install the NXT (if I can get the Registration Key issue solved) or should I just leave good enough alone? Also, while typing this, I got the reply from Digital Guru. Thanks for replying. I kinda figured that what you said is the case. Still need help though. Thanks. Chris
  6. I have really enjoyed using Roxio Creator products in the past and have been using them for a few years. I have been able to create some really nice slideshows/DVD shows using music backgrounds and photos that I've taken. However, I am now so frustrated and disappointed in Roxio, that I think I'm going to give up. I've been working on trying to reinstall my old Creator 2011 and/or my new Creator NXT Pro for weeks now and haven't succeeded. So, you can see that I don't give up easily. I appreciate the help that you guys have given me in the past and the help that you have tried giving me with my present issue. I've even contacted Corel about my installation problems and they are really slow to respond and haven't been of any help to me so far. Oh, by the way, the last two times that I attempted the installation of NXT, I got to the part where I have to put the Product Key in and it wouldn't be accepted. I guess that I've used it so many times while trying to install the program that I now get a message that says, "Key has been used too many times". So, here I am still--no Roxio Creator. However, one thing I would like to know is if the productions that I've created while using Roxio Creator 2011 (.dmsd and .dmsm files) and are saved on my hard drive can somehow be opened without having Roxio on my computer. If so, how? If not, does that mean that all my work is down the drain? I'm still looking to you guys for some help. Thanks. Chris
  7. Well, I'm back. I took about two weeks off from trying to deal with this problem of not being able to install Creator NXT Pro. Now, I want to work on it again. Today, I removed everything from my computer that I could that has to do with Roxio. I double-checked everything that is listed in "000012552 - Preparing your computer for installing Roxio products" and I think everything is okay. I double-checked the "Minimum System Requirements" and am still okay there. Also, as recommended in "...installing Roxio products", I disabled all startup items and my antivirus program. Then, I attempted to install the Creator NXT Pro. It seemed to go really well until it got to the installing of "Creator NXT Pro" with its "Updating Component Registration". Then, it started the rollback. I did this five times altogether and got the same results. I've attached a zip file of the log file 12-11-28 17-09.zip. Also, I've attached a file of the DirectX that's on my computer DxDiag.txt in case that's needed. I would still appreciate some help with this issue. I'm just not knowledgeable enough to be able to solve this myself. Thank you. Chris
  8. cdanteek, Thank you for your reply to my post(s). To begin, I, to the best of my abilities, deleted all remnants of any Roxio Creator programs with their folders and files from my hard drive. I restarted my computer. Then, I disabled all of the startup items in System Configuration. After restarting, I disabled my firewall and antivirus program. Then, I attempted to install my Creator 2011 using the Installation DVD. It ended in a rollback. I've attached a LogFile. It isn't the most recent. But, it is the most recent that isn't larger than the allotted 5GB. LogFile 12-11-08 10-45.zip Next, I went to Programs, located a Roxio folder that was put there by the download. I used the setup.exe to try to install the program. Again, I got a rollback. So, here I am with no Roxio Creation programs. I wouldn't care so much about this if it weren't for the fact that I cannot access my projects because they are .dmsd and .dmsm files. I really need some help in hopefully resolving this. Thank you. Chris
  9. Ivan, Thank you for responding to my post. Well, I did as you suggested. Only, instead of attempting to install the NXT, I decided to try the 2011 again, since it seems like a simpler program and might be easier to install. Anyway, the result was the same as explained in Post #1. Also, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to use the setup.exe or not. So, I chose to use that. I was going to send an attachment showing the log for this latest attempt, but couldn't find the attachment option. But, I watched the installation box as the program was being installed. It went as follows: "Welcome To Creator" (blue chrome window) There may have been something prior to this. But, I may have missed it. DirectX 9 Runtime Roxio Video Capture USB Roxio Creator 2011 PhotoShow Express Roxio Creator 2011 This where the installation starts rolling back. ends up in a box that says, "Roxio Creator 2011 Wizard was interrupted" The only thing that ends up being installed is Roxio PhotoShow. Now, what should I do? Chris
  10. I'm replying to my own topic. I was again studying the "Minumum System Requirements" for Roxio Creator NXT Pro. I went through them carefully while comparing them with my own system. I'm pretty sure that my system meets the requirements. So, I've listed the things in my system below: SYSTEM: Operating System: Windows 7 Premium 32 bit SP1 Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory and Available OS Memory: each are 3072 MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DISPLAY DEVICE: Name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT Memory: 1521 MB Dedicated Memory: 24 MB Shared Memory: 1279 MB Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60 Hz) HARD DRIVE: 175 GB free space Windows Media Player 12 Internet Explorer 9 Quick Time 7 TiVo If my system doesn't meet the requirements, please let me know. I still need your help. Thanks again. Chris
  11. I had Roxio Creator 2011 on my computer from Dec. 24, 2010 until a few days ago. It was working fine during that time. Then, I opened VideoWave to edit a slideshow that I had made and the preview bar that is usually displayed below the slideshow pictures in the preview display was missing. Thus, I was unable to preview the slideshow as such. I did everything I could think of to get the preview bar to show up again. All the pictures and music seemed to be there, however. So, I decided to uninstall the Roxio Creator 2011 from my computer and do a clean install to try to get the program working again. I deleted everything on my computer that had to do with "Roxio" or "Sonic". Then, I went to System Configuration and disabled the Startup Items and restarted. Next, I disabled the Windows Firewall and the antivirus program. After this, I inserted my Installation DVD and started the Run Setup.exe for Sonic Solutions. Everything seems to go fine until the actual install where the status box says "Installing DirectX 9 Runtime". The progress bar goes a short distance and flashes for about 30 seconds. Then, the box closes and the screen goes to a window that says "Roxio Creator 2011 Wizard was interrupted." And the only choice is to click on Finish. I have been working on this for several hours and have attempted to install the program about five times and haven't been able to resolve this problem. So, here I am needing your help which I'd greatly appreciate. Below, I've included some information about my system. Thank you. Chris Windows Edition: Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 System: Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company Model: m9150f Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz Memory (RAM): 3.00 GB System type: 32-bit Operating System
  12. meadow

    Mydvd

    I've searched through Creator 2011 " 'How-to' and Usability" and "General Discussion", but was unable to find an answer to my problem. So if this topic has already been addressed, please tell me where to look. Anyway, I am attempting to make a production using MyDVD. I have added three slideshows that I made in VideoWave. The actual slideshows play, look, and sound like they should when I preview the project. However, the menu page is blurry. The background, thumbnails, text, and buttons are all blurry. Also, I am attempting to add an intro movie to the production. I've only added one picture to that and it is blurry. I'd appreciate your help with this problem. Thank you. Chris
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    Mydvd

    I decided to not do the screen shot. Instead, I redid the entire production. Then I burned it onto a DVD. It looks better when played from the disk. Thank you for your help. I appreciate it. Chris
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    Mydvd

    Thank you for your reply. I didn't even know what the "Prt Scr" key was until I read the link you sent. I guess that I never had a use for it until now. Chris
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    Mydvd

    Thank you for your reply. However, call me SILLY. But, I do not know how to do a screen shot. I looked in my programs under accessories and the only thing that I found is a "Snipping Tool" that, according to Help and Support, is what is used. But I do not understand how to use it. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Also, I see no blurriness in my separate VideoWave slideshows. It's just the MyDVD menu that I made for the production. Chris
  16. I have Roxio Creator 2009 on my computer at this time. I bought and want to install Roxio Creator 2011. After reading through some of the topics listed in "Installation/Uninstallaion/Update", I am afraid of messing up on this. I don't even dare to run the installation disk. I read and have done what "sknis" has suggested in his/her "Before You Try To Install". I do meet/exceed the "minimum system specifications" and I've prepared my computer as suggested in steps 1-7 in the link, "Preparing your computer for installing Roxio products". Now, before I actually do steps 8 and 9, I want to know if there is anything else I need to do or know before attempting to install the 2011 program. For example, do I need to uninstall the 2009 version before installing the 2011 version? Thank you. Chris
  17. Well, I did everything as instructed. And, guess what---IT WORKED!!!!!! Everything installed onto my computer without any gliches and I tested some of the projects I've saved on my hard drive and they work great. Thanks for the help. Chris
  18. Thanks, Jim, for your reply. I'll uninstall the 2009 and then attempt to install the 2011. If all of this doesn't work, I'll be back. However, I'll also inform you if I am successful. By the way, I appreciate the work that you and the other moderators do in trying to help those of us who are having Roxio problems. I'm sure that it's sometimes difficult to deal some of your customers. But, I for one, wouldn't be able to solve some of these problems on my own. Thanks. Chris
  19. meadow

    Photos

    I am attempting to make a slideshow using photos that are on my hard drive. I started out by using Slideshow Assistant. After adding the photos, I previewed all of them by clicking "Preview". The photos are not full size (right sides are not shown) and they are shown in levels (looks like the photos were cut into five pieces and then pasted separately). But, if I preview each picture individually, they look like they should. Then, I clicked on "Edit in VideoWave". When I play the slideshow in VideoWave, the photos are still not full size and are shown in levels. I've made many slideshows in the past and have them saved on my hard drive. My older slideshows had never had the above-mentioned problems. They looked like they are supposed to look. But when I opened some of them just to see what they look like, they were also distorted. I'm really frustrated and don't know how to solve this problem. I'd appreciate some help. Thank you. Chris
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    Photos

    On Apr. 7, 2009, I submitted the following message: I am attempting to make a slideshow using photos that are on my hard drive. I started out by using Slideshow Assistant. After adding the photos, I previewed all of them by clicking "Preview". The photos are not full size (right sides are not shown) and they are shown in levels (looks like the photos were cut into five pieces and then pasted separately). But, if I preview each picture individually, they look like they should. Then, I clicked on "Edit in VideoWave". When I play the slideshow in VideoWave, the photos are still not full size and are shown in levels. I've made many slideshows in the past and have them saved on my hard drive. My older slideshows had never had the above-mentioned problems. They looked like they are supposed to look. But when I opened some of them just to see what they look like, they were also distorted. I'm really frustrated and don't know how to solve this problem. I'd appreciate some help. Thank you. Chris After two days of attempting to resolve this issue, I THINK I've got my problem fixed. While in VideoWave, I went to Tools, Options. In "Render using:", there are two choices--"Hardware" and "Software". I don't understand what these terms mean. But, I thought, "What the heck. I've got nothing to lose by changing the setting." Mine was set to "Software". So I set it to "Hardware". Well, it worked. My slideshow photos (.dmsm and .dmss) are like they should be. I want to thank those of you, especially Bruce and Jim, who replied to my messages. Chris
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    Photos

    Thank you for your reply. To tell you the truth, I don't even know what a proxy file folder is. Please enlighten me. Chris I just got through doing the Clean Install and it didn't work.
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    Photos

    I don't understand what MyDVD has to do with the problems I'm having in making a slideshow production in VideoWave. However, I did do the Clean Install exactly as instructed. But it didn't change the problems I'm having with the photos as I described previously. I'm sorry to keep needing help with this problem. And I appreciate the time and suggestions you've given. However, if you want to stop trying to help me, I'll understand. Thanks. Chris
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    Photos

    I read the thread and did as suggested. It didn't help. Then, I deleted the entire VideoWave production slideshow that I was making and its matching DAT. Then, I started all over in VideoWave to remake the production. First, I added the photos. In the "Preview area", the photos are still distorted (right side is cut off and they look like five levels without a space between the levels). The thumbnails in the "Production Editor" seem to be fine. Also, the photos in the edit window look fine. It's just the "Preview area" photos that are messed up. Furthermore, as an experiment, I added a color panel and tried adding text to it. The text box does not line up in the middle of the panel. Next, I saved the production and exited VW. I then went to my .dmsm folders. I deleted the DAT file for the production. Then I opened the production. The pictures are still distorted in the Preview area.
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    Blurry Images

    Thank you for your reply. I understand the frustration since I'm going through it. But, I'm going to work a little longer on solving this problem with the help of the forum if they don't give up on me.
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    Photos

    Jim, I was looking at the production that I'm trying to make while in VideoWave. I've noticed that the photos in the Production Editor display and the Preview Area display are the ones that look distorted. However, if I go to an individual photo and right click it and go to "Edit" and "Photo...", the photos look great on the edit screen. I don't know if this info is helpful. But I decided to tell you anyway. Thanks. Chris
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