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  1. nicholasglen

    Date Taken Attribute

    Thanks for looking into it. I will try it out.
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    Date Taken Attribute

    Thanks. The problem with the above is that the Date Created might not be the date taken(and certainly not the time), at least on Vista, as the date is when it is stored on the computer. But I do have a workable solution. The bigger point is that the camera metadata would be nice to have access too!
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    Date Taken Attribute

    It appears no easy option in Roxio but for those who want to easily sort I did the following (and you could modify a bit to support your needs): 1) I use Picasa for organization so I put all the pictures I want in an album and export it. 2) Assuming all pictures have a date taken attribute that is accurate (i.e. it isn't a scanned photo or video snapshot) then use File Renamer Basic which can be downloaded at http://download.cnet.com/File-Renamer-Basic/3000-2248_4-10306538.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody;4d and is free! Although other programs can do basically the same thing. 3) I use the advanced tab as I can get EXIF data and use <exif_keyword,Photo.DateTimeOriginal>-<filename>-<unique_in,#,1,1>.<ext> which basically pulls the Date/Time stamp from the picture, adds the file name, a unique ascending number, and the extension. If it looks complicated it is not as the EXIF data can be selected. 4) Import into Roxio product and sort by file name. This process takes minutes! * For pictures that don't have a date taken attribute I find setting this in Explorer is easiest, especially when many of the photos are the same date, as the case of scanning in old photos, as it will support multiple updates. Hopefully in the future Roxio will support sorting and extracting EXIF data, but if not, this works very well. Cheers!
  4. nicholasglen

    Date Taken Attribute

    Thanks. Looks like to would have to be done 1 at a time with Explorer open matching each date, since each picture would have a diffferent date time stamp.. JPGDateChanger.exe(free program) is a much easier program as you drag multiple files onto the application and Date Taken updates Date Modified. Sounds like there is no easy way within Roxio to extend the attribute set (or use the attributes from Camera metadata).
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    Date Taken Attribute

    Understood. What I am really asking is whether Roxio programs can use the attribute "Date Taken", in addition to Date Created and Date Modified. After all, Date Taken is probably the most relevant when working with multimedia, as the most common usage is not when it is saved to a computer, or modified by the computer, but when the actual picture was taken.
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    Date Taken Attribute

    Hi, I use videowave and slideshow to create mostly chronological slideshows and movies. The problem is date created and date modified are the only attributes available. Date taken is what I really need, as date created is just when it is saved on the computer, and date modified is updated if I make small changes, such as adding light or doing some cropping. Those obviously don't change when the picture was taken. I find doing anything with a lot of pictures to be useless without the date taken attribute to sort on. I am using Vista. I thought there would be a way to add attributes. If other people have this problem I did find a workaround via a free application called JPGDateChanger, which replaces date modified with date taken, which doesn't hurt a lot as I don't use date modified with anything else. I think I must be missing some place where I can add attributes to sort on, otherwise it is really inflexible. I also tried to drag and drop from explorer to videowave as I had them sorted by date taken, but it decided to not do them in a sequential order.
  7. Both versions of videowave (frpm, creator 2009 and 2011 ) stopped working with IE9. Works fine when ie9 uninstalled. Chrome seems to work best for me with downloading web videos, as I had some problems getting the whole video with firefox. There is a lot of good free software to get web videos so not concerned to much about that functionality in roxio. For the first time I am impressed with a MS browser, so when they do general release of IE9 I will try it out again.
  8. nicholasglen

    Crash In Videoconvert11.exe

    follow-up: thinking hard drive I stopped the Superfetch service, deleted files in winows/superfetch then restarted service. no more problems with big or small files:)
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    Crash In Videoconvert11.exe

    Hello, I have resolved the issue on my computer, although I can't explain exactly why. I created a DVD in myDVD using a movie of only about 30-40MB. I saved it to a folder, then brought it up in videoconvert. It came up fine. If I then selected another folder (same session), of any size, it then brought it up and worked. If I closed Videoconvert and reopened and tried the second file, instead of doing the small one worst it did not respond and I was forced to close. My desire really with Roxio is to do better error catching, which is just good software development, and is not difficult to implement. My guess here is it hs to do with responding to windows(I am using Vista, not 64 BIT). so to fix: 1) create a DVD that is really small. Open it (you don't have to process it). 2) Then open the one you really want and burn or put into iso file.
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    Crash In Videoconvert11.exe

    I have the same problem when I select a folder. I need to burn folders as I usually do some editing (remove user prohibitions, add audio tracks, etc), but it failed with a standard DVD created with MyDVD. I finally just download imgburn, which is free or you can donate $2 to the author. Imgburn allows you to burn 12 ways to Tuesday(folders, images, etc), and works great. My experience roxio does the pretty stuff well (movie editing, DVD menus, and so on), but struggles with the stuff that should always work. If you find a solution pls. post.
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    Multiple Audio Tracks For Video

    Thought I would update my findings. Summary: What I wanted: To name audio tracks whatever i wanted. Why? I created a collage movie of home movies and want users to select from different types of music to watch this. Conclusion: You can't name audio tracks, as they only correspond to languages, although the question of an out-of-mux menu is still possible but it is outside the scope of my research. Essentially this menu would map names to audio language tracks, but a two year old puts that out of reach. What I did do? Quite a bit actually. 1) Using Easy Creator 2009 I created my movie and DVD and saved(burned it) to a folder. The DVD was 1 menu with four links, all pointing to the same movie (thus one title). 2) I used pgcdemux to separate audio and video streams 3) I used muxman to multiplex the video from above with 4 audio tracks the same length as the movie. You can have up to 8. I used Roxio's sound editor as it came with EasyCreator and create .ac3 sound files. 4) I used Vobblanker to substitute the Roxio title with the one from Muxman. 5) I used IFOedit to change permissions, eliminating all prohibited user actions on the title (so I can switch using controller). This could be done with pgcedit as well, but I discovered that later. 6) Since the link from the menu doesn't correspond to the correct audio track I used pgcedit (great program) to add a few basic DVD instructions at the beginning of the movie title. DVD's have instructions which connect the pieces and do different functions, as well as registers, both general and special. General registers can be used by the person writing the DVD and some of the special registers can be changed via general registers or functions. The registers can be manipulated either prior or after playing a title. pgcedit allows you to do a trace on the dvd commands, and which registers are used, and where they are changed. When I clicked on a link on the DVD (link 3 for example), this was saved in a general register. In the calls prior to the title, I just moved this to another register that was not used, subtracted 1 (audio tracks are 0 based), then used SetSTN audio=general register. This changes the current audio track being played. You can also used the audio functionality on the controller to change tracks during play, although the name can not be specific (succh as Gershwin or Meatloaf). Questions posed in thread: Why not have a movie for each and have in DVD? Well, one hour of high quality movies * 4 audio tracks would have meant 4 DVD's. The additional audio tracks do not add a lot of space (depends on length and quality). Also, this would not have allowed users to switch during thre movie, as each movie would be a separate title. Open: If you figure out how to do an out-of-mux menu please let me know. I hope you found this interesting. The first go took some time but know I am able to cruise through the above with a DVD in no time at all.)
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    Multiple Audio Tracks For Video

    from myDVD, VideoWave, EasyCreator..details at http://www.roxio.com/enu/upgrade_center/dvdit/default.html High-Def version is more, but I don't do blue-ray yet. I don't have enough "projects", just some holiday DVD's and converted all the home videos we had from youth. The $399 must be equivalent to MSRP! I can't really justify the cost, even at $99, since I easily added language and audio tracks with free software, although the convenience of an interface would be nice.
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    Multiple Audio Tracks For Video

    dvdit is only a $99 upgrade, and support 8 languages and 32 subtitle tracks.=, but it still wouldn't accomplish that. Subtitles and languages can be done easily with free software. U.S. tax money pays for a lot of the budgets of small countries(of course, another topic!). I spent 4 years in Cambodia!
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    Multiple Audio Tracks For Video

    Looks like with the current dvd standard naming the audio tracks is not possible, although adding additional languages is easy(manually, or with upgrade to DVDit). Perhaps codecs in the future will have this and professsional software appears to offer out of mux menus, but at a steep price. This message I found combined with languages and audio types being enumerated types seems to support this, as well as I couldn't find a DVD in my collection that does it either. Thanks for your help. Perhaps future standards will provide more exteensibility. http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/155/872391
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    Multiple Audio Tracks For Video

    exactly, and I have accomplished that using some external programs but don't seem to be able to name the track(except as you mentioned directors commentary, and 4-5 other options.) http://developer.apple.com/documentation/g...4-CH3g-BBCGFAJA I am beginning to think that naming an audio track is not possible outside of the audio extension and setting a language, which if Meatloaf or Gershwin was a language I would be set:)
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