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    I need help selecting a vido card

    The D-sub plug is VGA. I need an S-vid plug to get to the leap Frog but there are D-sub to S-vid adaptors available cheap. The HDMI, I may use in the future when I figure out how to hook it up to a 1080I TV with 5 wire composite jacks (old tech). I can do it now but I’ll only get 780I resolution out of it. So for now, I’ll use the Leap Frog. I may look for a different brand ATI HD Radeon card that has the S-Vid port on it. I also looked at the ATI Radeon HD 5750. It’s faster, cooler, uses little power and costs about $20 more then the 4800. Thanks for the input. g
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    I need help selecting a vido card

    Thanks, will do. No the card is a Visiontek 900287 Radeon HD 4850 1 GB GDDR3. Try this link. Thanks. g http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16814129138
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    I need help selecting a vido card

    Thanks for the reply. I checked the cards requirements and I have an open PCI express X16 available, a 550 watt power supply and 2 extra wired 6 pin connectors inside the computer. I assume they are extras and hope they have the 75 watts needed. I can’t find that info anywhere. About duplicates of the post.... unless I messed up (Who me?), I only posted it once to the creator 2010 gen discussion forum. Where were the duplicates? Thanks for the input. g
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    My DVD/Creator 2010 can't see .WTV files

    Thanks grandpabruce. It is working now, I got the email about your reply this AM. Thanks. g
  5. Hi all. Can someone help me select a video card? I use “My DVD” in the Creator 2010 suite to edit and burn old movies that I record off my satellite TV with Windows 7 media Center. I just learned that Roxio does not support the new .WTV files that Win 7 creates. So I convert them to DVR-MS file before importing them into MyDVD. I want to maximize my system for faster encoding. I read that ATI Stream Radeon and CUDA cards can really increase the speed of encoding. I asked Dell about this issue and they sold me a Visiontek Radeon HD 2400. After a year of issues with Dell trying to change my system from Win XP to Win 7 and installing more memory, they just got around to installing the Video card. Now they say it’s not compatible with Win 7. Funny, since they sold me the operating system, the memory and the Video card all at the same time . Anyway, they are taking it back and this time I don’t trust them to pick the best card for me. ATI (stream) HD Radeon 4600 and 4800 series are listed on the Roxio site as recommended for faster encoding. I need to support my dell LCD 2005 FPW 20” monitor and a 65” 1080i TV and set up different resolutions for each. I’m using a simple leapfrog wireless jumper to send Video and audio to the TV. That uses an S-VID plug into the video card. The picture is not great but I hope to change to a hard wire from the card to the TV in the future. I looked at the Visiontek ATI Radeon HD 4850 1 GB and it seams to do all that I need now and in the future. It looks like it has 2 DVI ports and 1 S-Vid port so that should work well. I’m I on the right track here? Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks much g (link to HD4800 below) http://graphics.visiontek.com/video/4000/4650_1gb.htm"" target="_blank">Visiontek HD4800 1 GB specs
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    My DVD/Creator 2010 can't see .WTV files

    Funny Steve. I did not get an Emil notification on your last reply ether. I just went to my email settings and it is checked off to notify me for personal replies and also all posts on topics that I start. Hmmm, Wonder what I’m doing wrong.
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    My DVD/Creator 2010 can't see .WTV files

    I’m so sorry. All the mess with my computer must have changed my personal setting on Roxio. I had it set to email me when there was a reply to my post but I didn’t get one. I just checked in and found your reply. Thanks very much for your help. I now understand that Roxio can’t read WTV files and hope that a future update may solve that. For now I’m using the Convert to DVR-MS file feature in Windows 7. I just right click on the file to get it. A 1 ½ hour movie takes about 20 minutes to convert. Again I’m sorry and very appreciative.
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    My DVD/Creator 2010 can't see .WTV files

    Sorry, I made a mistake. It is a .WTV file it can't see or open, (not a .WMV file). Also .WTV is the file extention created by Windows 7 Media Center when recording TV. It is not listed in "all media formats" in My DVD.
  9. Using My DVD in Creator 2010 it can not see .WMV recorded TV movies that were recorded with Windows 7. It does see the .DVR-MS files recorded with Widows XP before I upgraded to Windows 7. I checked system requirements on my version of Creator 2010 and it says it supports .WMV files. Selecting “all media formats” when adding a new movie in My DVD, I can see .WMV in the list of media files. My system meets or exceeds all the listed requirements listed for Creator 2010. Any ideas about what could be the problem??? Thanks for your help
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    BOT can't restore .RFI or.$roxio$ Files PLS HELP

    Thanks Terry, But still no luck. I'm going to start the change to Windows 7 in an hour so I don't have much time to work on this now. As soon as I get my computer up and running I'll get back to you. I did find where BOT put the missing "Roxio restore" folder. The 7 files in that folder have the same names and extentions as the BOT test back up I just did but have a differant file icon with a .$roxio$ extention. Again, thanks so much for you time Giorgio
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    BOT can't restore .RFI or.$roxio$ Files PLS HELP

    Thanks Terry but no luck. Even when I put the RFI file in the Back up folder I saved the origanal back up file, BOT only sees the RFI file. I tride putting the Folder into the RFI file and it won't let me do that. I tride to restore to the Back up folder I made as the destanation but it just creates a bunch of enpty foldes with no files. I have to Get my life back and move on. So on this week I'm going to reinstall Windows 7 and try to rebuild what I can without the lost data. I'll save the back up files in the hope that there may be a solution for this down the road. Thanks again for your help. Giorgio
  12. I can not restore a Roxio Back on Track backup .RFI file I made of all data on my C: Drive. It contains about 100 GBs of various file types. Word docs, AOL filing cabinet files, Quicken data, JPEGs, MPEGs, PDFs, Excel files, etc. I have a Dell XPS 600, Windows XP-SP3, 2 GBs RAM, Nividia G Force 6800 Video card, Pentium ® D 3 GHz and over 200 free GBs on Drive C: and over 600 GBs free on Drive D: On 10/9/09 I downloaded Creator 2010 with Back on Track (BOT) ver 1.31.52.0, from the Roxio web site. I saved the C 2010 .exe file to my back up drive. I then loaded the program and used Back on Track /back up files/ back up all files in path, to back up my C: drive (C:\docs and settings) and saved it to a new folder on my D:drive (compressed I think) and named it. I did not Varify the backup. With Dell support, I then changed my OS to Windows 7 and reloaded Creator 2010 from the .exe files I saved on my D: drive. While trying to restore the files I found that BOT had made 2 backup files. 1 Back up .RFI file (not in the saved new folder I named) with the BOT blue start logo (.RFI Roxio back up index file). When I tried to restore this .RFI BOT backup file to original location I got a repetitive “problem reading file” pop up’s, all with the $roxio$ extension. “Retry” didn’t work so I selected “no to all” on the retry option and continued. It restored all the folder names that where backed up but were all empty, no data. Clicking on properties on this .RFI file shows the file to have only a few MBs in it. Not the 100GBs I backed up. BOT also made a 2ed backup folder. The one I named and saved. It doesn’t have the BOT logo. If you open this folder it contains all my backed up folders/files in the C: drive. Clicking “Properties” shows it has 99+ GB’s of data but the BOT logo is only on the individual files. These logos area white sheet of paper with a folded corner and the blue start button. All these individual files have the file extension .$roxio$. If you click on the blue start button on theses individual BOT .$roxio$ files, BOT tries to open and freezes up. Dell support and I have spent weeks trying to restore these files with no luck. We changed the OS back to Windows XP, sp3, reloaded Creator 2010 and tried to restore again with the same result. I hope I can restore my data using Windows XP, Resave the data properly then change the OS back to Windows 7 and restore again. Then throw a big party! Is there any hope of getting my files back, I’ve got my life on them. Thanks for your help. Giorgio
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    BOT can't restore .RFI or.$roxio$ Files PLS HELP

    Thanks Lynn. Ill try this post on Creator 2010 but I thought the Back on Track area woulb better for it. Anyway, thatks for your help
  14. I can not restore a Roxio Back on Track backup .RFI file I made of all data on my C: Drive. It contains about 100 GBs of various file types. Word docs, AOL filing cabinet files, Quicken data, JPEGs, MPEGs, PDFs, Excel files, etc. I have a Dell XPS 600, Windows XP-SP3, 2 GBs RAM, Nividia G Force 6800 Video card, Pentium ® D 3 GHz and over 200 free GBs on Drive C: and over 600 GBs free on Drive D: On 10/9/09 I downloaded Creator 2010 with Back on Track (BOT) ver 1.31.52.0, from the Roxio web site. I saved the C 2010 .exe file to my back up drive. I then loaded the program and used Back on Track /back up files/ back up all files in path, to back up my C: drive (C:\docs and settings) and saved it to a new folder on my D:drive (compressed I think) and named it. I did not Varify the backup. With Dell support, I then changed my OS to Windows 7 and reloaded Creator 2010 from the .exe files I saved on my D: drive. While trying to restore the files I found that BOT had made 2 backup files. 1 Back up .RFI file (not in the saved new folder I named) with the BOT blue start logo (.RFI Roxio back up index file). When I tried to restore this .RFI BOT backup file to original location I got a repetitive “problem reading file” pop up’s, all with the $roxio$ extension. “Retry” didn’t work so I selected “no to all” on the retry option and continued. It restored all the folder names that where backed up but were all empty, no data. Clicking on properties on this .RFI file shows the file to have only a few MBs in it. Not the 100GBs I backed up. BOT also made a 2ed backup folder. The one I named and saved. It doesn’t have the BOT logo. If you open this folder it contains all my backed up folders/files in the C: drive. Clicking “Properties” shows it has 99+ GB’s of data but the BOT logo is only on the individual files. These logos area white sheet of paper with a folded corner and the blue start button. All these individual files have the file extension .$roxio$. If you click on the blue start button on theses individual BOT .$roxio$ files, BOT tries to open and freezes up. Dell support and I have spent weeks trying to restore these files with no luck. We changed the OS back to Windows XP, sp3, reloaded Creator 2010 and tried to restore again with the same result. I hope I can restore my data using Windows XP, Resave the data properly then change the OS back to Windows 7 and restore again. Then throw a big party! Is there any hope of getting my files back, I’ve got my life on them. Thanks for your help. Giorgio
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    B O T can't restore with Win 7

    Hi All, Hope you can help I have a disaster. After having many problems with Win XP media center, Roxio, and Media player. I was told by Dell support to up grade to Win 7 saying it would solve incompatibility issues. I bought Win 7 and made a back up of my C: drive (Docs and Settings) with Roxio B O T to my K: Drive (a 750 GB separate drive but not an external drive. I had Dell support to install Win 7 and it looks like they made a mess of it. After installing Win 7, they tried to restore the back up files with B O T. All attempts failed. There are 2 files made by Roxio for that back up on the K: drive. One has the Roxio logo on the file and seems to contain an index of the back up. I think it’s all the folders and files without the data. The second is a folder created the same time when I backed up in the compressed mode. I named it Roxio backup 12/3/09. I can see that this folder contains all the data (about 100GB) and I can see the files. I can not open them. If I try it, attempts to open with AOL. Error messages from Roxio indicate it can not read the file extension $roxio$ When I downloaded Creator 2010 from the site I had Win XP. After installing Win 7, Dell support reloaded the Roxio 2010 from the same program exe I had saved on my desktop using Win XP to download it. Is there a conflict here?? I have to find a way to restore that back up file. Everything I have is lost. I have been working with Dell for days trying to solve it. I can’t sleep anymore. There telling me now I may have to reload Win XP and Creator 2010 and try the restore again. Then reload Win 7 and Creator 2010 again. What a nightmare!!!! I’m hoping that someone may have some experience with this problem and be able to help, Even if it’s a steer in the direction of a solution it would be a God sent. Thanks for you help.
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