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    Creator Classic Can't Write To Cd

    Gi7omy, Yep, If I use windows explorer cut and paste to the drive with a CD in it, it works fine. So I think my hardware and the CD are fine. My guess is Creator Classic has a bug in it. I don't remember having this problem before and I think I put a service pack on it when I installed it years ago. But there are no service packs around anymore only the 9.1 upgrade. Thanks, Woody
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    Creator Classic Can't Write To Cd

    Gi7omy, My upgrade was a new motherboard/video card. I did a clean install of XP and EMC9 with what was there before. Don't think I downloaded any windows fixes, so I think what I had on the win xp install CD (SP2) is what is on there. I'll check to see what version of IE and Media player is on the machine. Just wasn't sure if going to 9.1 would fix bugs or was just support for Vista (which I'm not running) Thanks, Woody
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    Creator Classic Can't Write To Cd

    I just updated my computer and re-installed EMC9. Everything seems to work, but if I try and create a data CD using creator classic, it keeps telling me to insert a blank CD even though there is one in there. If I put in a blank DVD, then it works. I think my hardware is ok, because I can use Windows XP explorer to copy and paste and write the same file to the same CD in the same drive. I thought that I had downloaded a service pack for EMC9, but that was a while ago and there are no service packs for EMC9. There is an upgrade 9.1, but does that contain fixes like the service packs or is that just for windows vista support ? I saw there was a fix for when your optical drives are missing (a new PX engine), but I can see my drives and burn to DVD, just not CD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Woody
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    AVCHD Cuda Rendering

    sknis, Here is what I do. I have a 720p .tvo file from my tivo. I use videoredo to convert it from a .tvo file to a .mpg file. I then startup MyDVD, select a avchd - no menu project, add the .mpg file, then burn to an .iso file. I'm not doing any editing of the .mpg file. In the preview screen of MyDVD when it is doing encoding I see the cuda logo and it does it really fast. So it look like it is using the cuda encoder. In fact, I can't get videowave or mydvd to not use the cuda encoder :-) I think the mpg file is ok since it worked when I was using the onboard intel graphics. Also when I play the mpg file in media player, everything is in sync. I think I have the SP 2 for creator 2010 on. It says version 1.2.193 SP2; 5.0.0.0. Maybe that is why I'm getting the cuda support all the time. For what it is worth, the encoding is fast and the resulting picture is pretty good. I just wish the sound would stay in sync. Maybe instead of getting the geforce 9400gt card, I should get an ati card instead. I thought that the cuda encoder was better than the ati encoder. Guess it depends on what you consider better. Thanks again Sknis for your continuing help.
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    AVCHD Cuda Rendering

    sknis, Should have got an ati card :-) Are you running an i7 processor on your rendering system ? That is a little faster than what I'm running which makes me think the cuda is over whelming my machine. I used the cpu monitor and the cpu was not pegged at 100 for more than 1 update. Most of the time it was 93 to 95%. Are you telling me to convert my mpg2 into an mp4 in videowave ? When I tried that, the cuda logo came up. It looks like any encoding is being done with the cuda encoding. Even if you choose software rendering on the tools option in MyDVD and VideoWave. That doesn't seem right to me. I haven't talked to the nvida people because I don't know the guts of the encoding process. Does nvida do the whole thing or does nvida just provide access to the gpu and the roxio people are the ones that are doing the encoding ? Thanks again for your help on this.
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    AVCHD Cuda Rendering

    I've tried all the suggestions on how to get audio/video in sync and none have worked, so here is the next plan of attack. Things all worked when I was using the onboard intel video, but the rendering times were very slow. 1) Disable the cuda support in the nvida drivers. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to do this. Anyone know where to ask ? Is this a Roxio question or a nvida question ? 2) Change the geforce 250gts to a geforce 9400 gt. This is a slower card and maybe it won't overload the system like the 250 gts is doing (assuming that is the problem). 3) Pull the card out of the system and go back to the intel onboard video. I have a ticket open with roxio to find out how to go back to software encoding. Once the cuda code is installed, it looks like it uses cuda encoding no matter what (hardware or software) encoding is selected in videowave -> tools. Anyone else have any ideas or suggestions ??? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Sknis, Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Tried turning all the acceleration off and it still loses sync. I also noticed that when I select software rendering, it still is using the cuda hardware. Once it finds it I guess they use it no matter what :-) I was going to try and find either a driver that didn't have the cuda support in it or hopefully find a way to disable it so roxio won't use it. It is a shame because the picture looked pretty good and it was really fast. But if the picture and sound are out of sync, it really doesn't do much good.
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Disconnected from the internet, turned off norton and redid it again. Still have audio/video sync issues. Nuts....
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Sknis, I'll turn off norton and try again and report back. The drive is internal sata attached (real computers don't do USB drives :-) No editing is involved. I just take the mpg2 file start up MyDVD and use that to create an .iso file. This mpg2 file worked fine (stayed in sync) when I used to use the onboard video. So my guess is either the CUDA encoder is doing it, or the encoding is going so fast that something else in my system can't keep up with it. Given that it got better when I defragged my drive, I'm betting on something not keeping up. I always write to iso files, never to the DVD. Hmmm maybe I should try to a DVD. It might slow down the encoding enough to fix this I'm running windows XP Home Edition, SP3 Is there some windows tuning parms I can set ? Also I've read that windows writes faster to a primary partition than to an extended partition. My data drive is an logical disk in an extended partition. Maybe I should change that to a primary partition ? Thanks for the all the help and suggestions.
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    sknis, I have a separate harddrive that I use to write the mpgs and .iso files to. I defragged that and tried again. It is a little better but after 15 minutes, the sound is a .5 sec slower than the picture. It gets worse as time goes on. I have Norton 2010 running, but I put that in silent mode so that should not be slowing things down. The code is on one physical hard drive and the .mpg and .iso are on another physical drive. I did not defrag the code drive. Just the data drive. I'm not using videowave. I'm taking MyDVD adding the mpg2 to it and then burning that to an .iso file with the same as original quality. It is an avchd project. I then create a dvd from the .iso file and playing that in the Sony S360 BD DVD player. My guess everything would look fine on the computer. I never had this problem when using the onboard video chips, but it took FOREVER to encode. Now I have good encode times, but a sync issue. I'm wondering if I can set something so that Roxio thinks that cuda support is not there and goes back to using hardware not in cuda mode to see if the problem goes away.
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    One more thing. I noticed that I'm running directx 9.0c. Would going to direct x 10 help any of this sync problem ? Does Roxio use the directx 10.0 interfaces ? Thanks
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Well just put in my new evga geforce gts 250 1 gig and I have good news and bad news :-) The hardware test (on videowave) went from 350 fps - 310 mbps to 2800 fps - 1042 mbps. My encoding times went from 2 minutes for every 1 minutes of video to 30 to 45 sec for every 1 minute of video. When ever I encode (either in videowave or mydvd), the cuda logo is displayed in the preview window. That would explain my big jump in speed. The bad news is that for my 5 minute segment, the voice and picture get pretty badly out of sync by the end of the 5 minutes. Guess I speeded up encoding so fast, I broke the speed of sound :-) The sizes of the encoded files are different than before. My 1280x720 went from 62000 KB to 189000 KB. The 1920x1080 went from 42000 KB to 50000KB. I've got the latest drivers for the card (ver 196.21). Anyone one have any idea how to turn the cuda encoding off and go back to what was used before (which hopefully should still be faster than what I had before) Thanks Forgot one thing. The picture in the cuda encoding looked pretty good, much better than the sofware encoding option. If I could get the sound in sync I think I would have it
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Jim, I updated the firmware to 007. That was the first thing I though of. I've been using Sony DVD+RW, because I figured a Sony player would like Sony DVD's. I'll try a Verbatim and see how that works. I always do iso files since I try and minimize my creation of coasters :-)
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    AVCHD Rendering times

    Did some more playing and here is what I found. If I take a MP2 in MyDVD and make an iso file of that and write that to a DVD+RW, I get an invalid dvd from the Sony BDP-S360. The Sony S360 has the latest firmware. If I take that same .iso file and write it to a DVD+R it plays fine. If I take the same MP2 file, convert it to a MP4 file with videowave, and then use that as input in MyDVD, and write that to an .iso file. Then take that .iso file and write it to a DVD+RW, then it plays fine. In both cases MyDVD is doing the final encoding and writing to the .iso file. Not sure why an mp2 to a avchd only works on a dvd+r and an mp4 works to a dvd+rw
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    New Video Card

    Big_Dave, My computer is an Asus P5GC-mx1333, with the onboard intel 950 graphics, Intel E7500 Dual Core processor (2.93 Ghz), 2 Gig of Ram, XP Service Pack 3 and Creator 2010 Pro. I'm using the hardware encoding selection since it is faster then software on my system. Soon to be an owner of a geforce gts 250. I do a mix of SD and HD videos. The SD are usually programs recorded off the air. The HD's are from a canon camcorder and are 60 minutes in length. I'm not a professional (I just have too much time on my hands :-) I would like to encode a 60 minute HD video in 30 minutes, but I would settle for being able to do it in 120 minutes, which is far better than the 300 minutes it is taking right now :-)
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