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    Roxio Where Are You?

    I agree; the online support is worthless. I tried to submit a simple inquiry and was thwarted at every turn. Whatever I did manage to submit has gone unanswered. They ought to just tell people up front that they are on their own.
  2. I've recently purchased Jam 6 and have encountered some difficulties in using it, when compared to an older version (2.6) which was relatively easy to use. I'd think that later versions should be even easier to use than older ones, but I may be wrong. I'm especially frustrated by the way that the application appears to insist upon changing the type of a crossfade (ie. from a straightforward simple "splice" of 2 songs, as represented by the "X" type of fade, as shown in the furthermost left of the crossfade options, to one involving an automatic generic fade out of the first track and fade in of the following track) as soon as a change is made in the timing of the crossfade. This results in having to manually re-drag the handles of the fade "angles" every time the length of a crossfade is adjusted, for no apparent reason. There is no setting in the Preferences panel so as to permit a default type of crossfade, avoiding this needless activity. Also, there does not appear to be a simple keyboard command which would permit a pause when listening to a crossfade (ie. using the space bar, as is the case when listening outside of the crossfade window). Am I missing something here? I have no idea why an application would regress to a more difficult user face several versions after an earlier one. Much thanks for any suggestions, Paul
  3. I"ve gotten Popcorn up and running, after installing the newest upgrade; however, when I burn now (either from a Video TS folder or from a Disc Image) the disc gets burned almost all the way through, and then an error message, listed in the subject header, shows up. This happens with only about 10 seconds or less showing in the "time remaining" for the burn. I suspect that this has something to do with the media, but am not sure. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the error message means? Thanks, Paul
  4. I've used Jam v.2.6 for years on my Mac with OS 9.2 in order to make discs with crossfades. The application easiliy permitted one to use the keyboard to punch in the desired seconds of crossfade, and to adjust it to 1/100 secs. intervals etc. My understanding of the newer Jam versions is that while crossfades are certainly still accomodated, it is necessary to "drag" the handles shown where the 2 songs intersect in order to create the crossfade; if you want to adjust one that you've created, you have to do it over again. It seems to me to be a step backward, as compared to simply typing in a different interval the way I was used to. As I've upgraded to Tiger 10.4.5, I'd like to upgrade my Jam, as well, instead of using the Classic environment or booting into the 9.2.2 partition on my drive. Can anyone advise if the newest Jam version would permit the type of crossfade creation I'd like, using the keyboard and number pad instead of being forced to manually create the crossfade? Much thanks for any help, Paul
  5. I've used Jam v.2.6 for years on my Mac with OS 9.2 in order to make discs with crossfades. The application easiliy permitted one to use the keyboard to punch in the desired seconds of crossfade, and to adjust it to 1/100 secs. intervals etc. My understanding of the newer Jam versions is that while crossfades are certainly still accomodated, it is necessary to "drag" the handles shown where the 2 songs intersect in order to create the crossfade; if you want to adjust one that you've created, you have to do it over again. It seems to me to be a step backward, as compared to simply typing in a different interval the way I was used to. As I've upgraded to Tiger 10.4.5, I'd like to upgrade my Jam, as well, instead of using the Classic environment or booting into the 9.2.2 partition on my drive. Can anyone advise if the newest Jam version would permit the type of crossfade creation I'd like, using the keyboard and number pad instead of being forced to manually create the crossfade? Much thanks for any help, Paul
  6. I've had no problems at all with Popcorn in the past, but I've just upgraded to Tiger and I repurchased the Popcorn software (this time on a CD as opposed to a download) and now have trouble. I have a Pioneer 110D DVD burner which I've upgraded the firmware to 1.39, via DVR Flash. No problems there. When I try to burn a DVD using a Video TS folder, however, same as I always did before, Popcorn goes all the way through the compression and then will immediately stop when the burning stage starts, showing the dreaded "buffer underrun" message. I do have the Buffer Underrun box checked in the burner settings and I have more than ample space in the scratch disc. I have chosen several different burn speeds, even trying the slowest one available, to no avail. It cannot be the burner or the discs, since Popcorn will indeed burn the DVD when I first save the Video TS as a Disc Image file. It seems to be a waste of time to first make the Disk Image file when Popcorn is supposed to be able to burn "on the fly", after compression, from the TS folder. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help! Paul
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