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  1. **** Preface **** Dave (leadingedge) did an excellent job of putting this illustrated How To article together. He also wanted it known that he built upon an earlier post from ICC in May of 2008 (Here) Our thanks for his efforts - jeh **** Preface **** This document sets out the steps required to configure the following Roxio products Label Creator Application to enable the “Print to Disc” facility for Printers other than the pre-loaded Epson printers. • Roxio Creator 2010 (Windows 7) – Tested • Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 (Windows Vista) - Tested It is written based on configuring Label Creator to show a HP Photosmart D5160 series printer in the Page Setup Dialogue: And also within the Print Dialogue Window: The principles shown here can be applied to any printer if not already pre-listed by Label Creator. Step 1 – Create Page Files. Information here is for the HP Photosmart D5160 printer; however the principles shown here can be applied to all printers. The data that must be customised for you particular printer is highlighted by RED text; Just replace this text with the values for your particular printer. Page File 1 – Print Disc up to Disc Hub • Copy the following text to WordPad:- [Page Description] /* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/ Name= stringRef:HP D5160 Prt Hub Paper Height = 5.125 Paper Width = 5.125 Number of Views = 1 ; 1 for print directly to disc Print Type = 1 [View Info 1] View Type = Disc [Disc Info 1] Offset = 6.323 6.425 Inner Radius = 1.9 Outer Radius = 5.80 • Save the file to your desktop with a .txt file extension. The file name you choose here is important as you will use it later on, so I suggest that it is the printer name, as in the picture below for the HP Photosmart D5160– Do not use spaces. (Note the image below shows the Save As dialogue, but for initial saving use the Save command.) • • Now Rename the file and change the file extension to .JWP. Select the file with you Right mouse Button, select Rename, and replace the .txt file extension with .JWP. • If you computer does not automatically associate the file extension with Label Creator, then do the following: Right Mouse click on the File, select Open With, Browse, and map to the path identified for your product & operating system, Open Page File 2 • Copy the following text to WordPad:- [Page Description] /* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/ Name= stringRef:HP D5160 No Hub Prt Paper Height = 5.125 Paper Width = 5.125 Number of Views = 1 ; 1 for print directly to disc Print Type = 1 [View Info 1] View Type = Disc [Disc Info 1] Offset = 6.323 6.425 Inner Radius = 1.06 Outer Radius = 5.80 • Save the file to your desktop with a .txt file extension. The file name you choose here is important as you will use it later on, so I suggest that it is the printer name, as in the picture below for the HP Photosmart D5160 – Do not use spaces. (Note the image below shows the Save As dialogue, but for initial saving use the Save command.) • • Carry out Step 1 – Page File 1, points 3 and 4. Step 2 – Place Page Files in the correct location Locate a Folder called Page Files within the Label Creator 12 Folder – Use Windows Search or map to the following paths using Windows Explorer. Windows 7 & Roxio 2010: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Page Files Windows Vista & Roxio Easy Media Creator 10: Add Path Copy the 2 .jwp Page Files you created earlier from your Desktop and Paste into this Folder Step 3 – Tell Creator where to find you Printer data. Now that you have created the files that tell Label Creator how to configure printer you now need to tell it how to find them. Label Creator uses a .xml file to process the many selection options within the user dialogue windows, for this document these are the Page Setup and Print windows, so we now need to add instructions or “strings” for Label Creator to locate the Printer settings and then enable their selection. In other words, this .xml file loads the option, in this case the Printer, and when selected then allows Label Creator up to use the Printer by pointing to the data within the Page Files. Locate the File Locate a file called LabelCreatorStrings.xml within the Strings Folder – Use Windows Search or map to the following paths using Windows Explorer. Windows 7 & Roxio 2010: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Skin\1033\Strings Windows Vista & Roxio Easy Media Creator 10: Add Path Copy and Paste the File to your Desk top and rename it LabelCreatorStringsoriginal.xml just in case something goes wrong. Within the Stings folder, Right Click on the file called LabelCreatorStrings.xml and select the Open With option, select Wordpad. Copy the following two lines of text: <string name="HPD5160">HP D5160</string> <string name="HPD5160NoHub">HP D5160 No Hub Prt</string> The red text within the “XXX” should match exactly the File Names of the page files you created earlier. The blue text between the >XXX< should match exactly the name of your printer you want displayed in the Print Dialogue Windows and is known as the String Ref, see Step 4 Locate the section <stringTable name="PageFileStrings"> Use Ctrl +F or scroll down to the Epson Printers (approx 2/3rds of the way down) and Paste them into the text as new lines – not really necessary to put them there but at least you will always know that these relate to the changes you have made. Select Save and close the file. Open Label Creator and check to see if the Printer is selectable, print a test disc and adjust your settings as described in Step 4. So to print:- • Design your Disc, • Select Print, • In the Print dialogue window select you Printer, • Select Properties - Adjust Printer Properties for DVD, • select Media – Print to Disc • Select Printer – HPD5160; Select OK Note:- Ignore the Print Preview shown on the screen. Step 4 - Modifying the Page Files for your Printer. • Locate the page files within the Page File folder identified in Step 2 • Rename the .jwp files to .txt using the same process in Step 1, selecting Wordpad as the programme to open the document • Adjust the Red text values within the Page Files. StringRef: is the name you want to appear in the drop down selection list in the Print or Page Setup Dialogue Windows. The Paper Height & Paper Width values are variables that set up the way your printer prints the disc. For the HP Photosmart D5160 these reflect the Disc Carrier size and its position within the printer. These will be specific to your printer so you will need to determine these, probably by Trial and Error. Tip - For the HP Photosmart D5160 these can found by selecting the Properties button within the Print dialogue window. This probably applies to all HP Printers. The Offset values are the values that Label Creator uses to centre the image relative to the Disc Hub Centre. So these too can be determined by Trial and Error for other printers by adjusting the values. • Save the Files as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point 2 • Rename as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point 3 • Associate File, if necessary,with Label Creator as defined in Step 1 - Page File 1 point 4 • Move files to the relevant Label Creator folder as in Step 2 When completely happy delete any backup files that you have made. Acknowledgements ICC for the work he did on MYDVD 10 that allowed me to work out what was going on. For the guys who responded to my post on the forum and gave me the initial lead.
  2. leadingedge

    Label Creator - printing to DVD

    Thanks Look out for the document soon.
  3. leadingedge

    Label Creator - printing to DVD

    All I have fixed the problem of setting the Print to Disc option within Label Creator for my HP Photosmart D5160 using Roxio Creator 2010 and Roxio Easy Media Creator 10. I am currently writing a guide of how to do it to pin to the forums. The fix applies to any Printer if you follow the steps in the guide, but before i post it to the moderator for review and for completeness i want to include the paths to certain Roxio Creator 2009 Folders and Files when using Windows Vista. The full windows paths required are to the following folders/files:- 1)...............Label Creator 11\Page Files 2)...............Label Creator 11\ XXXX\XXXX\Strings\LabelCreatorStrings.xml I would appreciate someone out there using windows explorer / search to find them in Creator 2009 and posting the paths to me. I will then include them in the guide and hopefully we will have a complete answer to the problem of printing direct to DVD disc from printers other than Epson for the last 3 creator products. Thanks Dave
  4. leadingedge

    printing direct to CD/DVD

    Thanks, i'll get the hang of it one day .....I hope!
  5. leadingedge

    Printing Labels Directly On a DVD

    I have fixed it for my HP D5160 - should apply to you to see my post and read full thread http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...c=60798&hl=
  6. leadingedge

    Label Creator

    I have fixed it for my HP D5160 - should apply to you to see my post http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...c=60798&hl=
  7. leadingedge

    printing direct to CD/DVD

    I have just sorted this for my HP D5160 please see my post......http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=60798&hl=
  8. leadingedge

    Label Creator Print Settings for HP Printer

    All, a quick update - With a lot of playing around and your help I have sorted it. Thanks to Skins for the link to an earlier post to how to do it for MY DVD10. However, there is one step missing which is after creating the Page Files and placing them in the appropraite folder, you also need to add a couple of lines of code to the "LabelCreatorStrings.xml" file located at the following path in Windows 7 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Skin\1033\Strings You need to be very careful that the string reference used in the .XML file matches the File Name of the page file exactly, as any difference will prevent it from loading the Printer. Here are the Page Files I created. File 1 prints the hub, file 2 doesn't. Just copy the Red Text of each to Wordpad, save, rename file esxtension to .JWP and move to Page File Folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\12.0\Label Creator 12\Page Files [Remember to turn on the "Show File Extendsions" options in Windows 7. Just google it to find out if you dont know.] File 1: File Name: HPD5160 [Page Description] /* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/ Name= stringRef:HP D5160 Prt Hub Paper Height = 5.125 Paper Width = 5.125 Number of Views = 1 ; 1 for print directly to disc Print Type = 1 [View Info 1] View Type = Disc [Disc Info 1] Offset = 6.323 6.425 Inner Radius = 1.9 Outer Radius = 5.80 File 2: File Name: HPD5160 [Page Description] /* Internationalize everything after name = (that line only)*/ Name= stringRef:HP D5160 No Hub Prt Paper Height = 5.125 Paper Width = 5.125 Number of Views = 1 ; 1 for print directly to disc Print Type = 1 [View Info 1] View Type = Disc [Disc Info 1] Offset = 6.323 6.425 Inner Radius = 1.06 Outer Radius = 5.80 Open the "LabelCreatorStrings.xml" file with Wordpad (it is worth making a backup of the original file first), [Right Mouse Click, Open With, select Wordpad] Scroll down the text and look for the following (about 2/3rds of the way down): <stringTable name="PageFileStrings"> Add the following lines of code, i added them adjacent to the Epson references, not sure if this matters though as long as it is in the string table called Page File Strings. <string name="HPD5160">HP D5160</string> <string name="HPD5160NoHub">HP D5160 No Hub Prt</string> Open Label Creator and now you can see and select the Printer using either the Page Setup command or the dialogue in the Print Window, it loads the settings defined in the Page File. Note- ignore the print preview as stated in the earlier referenced post. Also, to all you guys with Printers that print DVD's - this is a fix for all printers, not just HP. As long as you follow the principles here and adjust your File Names, Printer Description and settings within the Page Files to suit your printer (often determined by by Trial and Error) this will work for all makes of Printer.......at last a fix . If you guys want I will combine all the steps in a single document and send it to the moderator to be added to the forum. Happy Days!!!!!! P.S not impressed with Roxio Support who directed me to contact HP.
  9. leadingedge

    Label Creator

    I have a similar problem with my HP D5160. I have logged it with Customer Support but i believe this has been a issue on earlier versions too. Have tried what other people did for MY DVD 10 but that didnt work. See my other thread, http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?...ic=60798&hl http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=39503 This links to the process others have done on MYDVD 10. for info. Try it and if it works for you it might just be a typo i have made that needs fixing, let me know.
  10. leadingedge

    Label Creator Print Settings for HP Printer

    Guys thanks for the posts. I have done what was suggestted, created the Page files and placed them in the appropriate folder, still the Printer did not show up in the Print to Disc / Printer ID window, so then edited the LabelCreatorStrings.xml file to add lines to reference the Page Files created earlier. Still no joy, the Printer still doesnt show up, hence am unable to print to disc on the HP D5160 printer. Have even tried just editing the key data settings for the HP and saving them to the already working Epson Reference, in other words trying to use the Page file and Script for an Epson Printer as a the file for the HP but with the HP settings. This had the effect of deleting the Epson Printer form the drop down list . Any other ideas would be grastefully recieved.
  11. Hi Does anyone know the Print settings that you need to use to setup Label Creator to print to a HP Photosmart 5160 printer. I tried for hours without success - any help would be appreciated. Thanks I have fixed it, please open full thread and see how i did it, Solution will apply to all printers not Just HP.
  12. Firstly, love the forum, its a great support network, but apologies in advance if i go on a bit, am new to all this. Have used MCE10 before and loved it. Just installed 2009 on a different PC, the Apps look the same except for the new fornt end and the Blue Ray Plugins, so a little dissappointed. Now back to the problem. Had a clean install with no problems. Can open all and use all apps from frontend or individually from program list, and from the program file folders except for Label Creator which throws up the same error all three ways. Error appears as a Microsoft Windows Pop Up which states:- "Task Assistant has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem" Followed by a second pop up that states:- "Task Assistant has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." Have tried disabling Avast antivirus and Windows Defender to see if it was virus checker or Firewall related, and also disable the user account control, but it still happens.....so am now very puzzeled. System is Dell Optiplex 740, 2 GB RAM, AMD Athalon 64 x 2 4600+ running Vista Home Premium (32bit) Any ideas out there? I would be really grateful.
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