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  1. outerbank

    Video Copy & Convert

    The only other method, and there are several, a special program has to be used to convert the file to one that is compatible with iTunes or an iphone or ipad, and use a link to download the files to the device(s). No sure what it does if prior to converting a video file using VC&C when the ipad or iphone is selected as the source in VC&C. Is the ipda or iphone supposed to be connected to the PC at some point during or after the conversion? The information provide for operating VC&C is rather sparse.
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    Slide Production

    Looking for a recommendation of which free audio file extension converter is safe to download and install and works well. Have viewed a few on the web, but not certain which to go with. I have a number of m4a music files which can't be added to a slide show created in VideoWave. Thanks for any recommendation.
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    My last attempt trying to install Photo Gallery and Movie Maker was made offline using the wlsetup-all.exe download. This is what Windows recommends if one chooses to install Windows Essentials 2012 offline. Disconnected from the internet. Deactivated the antivirus. Clicked on wletsup-all.exe. Window opens and offers two installation choices; either all or selected programs. Clicked on selected programs and chose Photo Gallery and Movie Maker. The install progressed but only indicated that Microsoft One Drive was being installed. That's it. Nothing about installing PhotoGallery and MovieMaker The install completed successfully. At least it was success for installing One Drive. Now I wonder if Photo gallery and Movie Maker are no longer available. According to various websites, Windows Essentials has gone through a number of iterations. Windows One Drive may be the last iteration of Windows Essentials. One Drive is for synchronizing different devices. Not something I need or want.
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    Anyone have experience with using Movie Maker, especially determining how to open this program after downloading and installing Windows Essentials 2012. Have made numerous attempts but thus far have not been able to either find it on the computer nor load it. Followed the instructions shown on various websites to enter Movie Maker in the search box. All that shows up is "Go on line to get Windows Essentials", which has been done a number of times. A search of Win 7 on C: drive has come up empty.
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    I know that it should be where you describe, but that folder doesn't exist on my computer. The last attempt at the install showed it was installing Windows Essentials 2012, and also showed the progress of the installation. Upon reaching 100% completion a message appeared indicating the program had installed. Where and if it did install on the computer, I have no idea where it is located. Typing Windows Live, Photo Gallery or Movie Maker in the Start/Search box comes up with "Go online to get Windows Essentials". As to whether I performed the installation correctly, I have no idea of how else to do it. As a last resort the antivirus program was deactivated after opening the website "Get Movie Maker", clicked on "Get it Now". The message box at the bottom of the screen opened as it always does asking if the download is to be saved or run. I chose run this time rather than save. As described earlier the installation began and progressed for several minutes. I didn't watch the progress all the time it was going on but I did see it was installing "One Drive". Very frustrating.
  6. outerbank

    Windows Essentials 2012

    Yeah, I've been there and it's download wlsetup-web.exe install. Typed "Get Movie Maker" in Google to confirm what you describe is the same site I have been to previously. It is and it's the 1.2MB file size setup. You'll notice that is states Movie Maker is included in the Windows Essentials 2012 program suite. I have already downloaded this onto the computer a number of times and have run setup to no avail. Each time it has been run a window opens stating that it has completed and the latest version is on the computer. The only "small" problem is that it isn't on the computer, and it has not been found on the computer after many searches of Win 7, C: drive. I am now considering trying the install in clean boot. But again, at this point is it worth the effort? "Get it now" doesn't do it.
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    There are actually two download files that are available. One is 136 MB, that is the wlsetup-all.exe. The other is just 1.2 MB, that is the wlset-web.exe and I've tried both installer programs. Neither have worked. The downloads and installers for Photo Gallery and Movie Maker are identical from what I can tell. Both Photo Gallery and Movie Maker must be installed even though the installers appear identical. In any event, downloading both and running them results in the same outcome. That is, the message is that the computer has the latest Windows Essentials installed, however nothing isshown in the "Programs" listing and a search of the Win 7 C: drive turns up Nada. Presumably,the larger installer includes all of the programs included in Windows Essentials 2012. This has been a diabolical exercise in futility thus far. I am ready to just give up.
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    I agree the OPK is a waste of time and did not get me anywhere. It seems more pointed toward a business relationship. Clicked on the link you provided and got to the same place where I've been before. The download is wlsetup-all.exe. It shows up in the Download folder so it's certainly downloaded onto the computer. Have downloaded and installed this several times. Each time after it is run and completes the install a window opens and states that I already have the latest version installed. However, it doesn't appear on Programs, and when after going to Start and search and then inserting Movie Maker in the search box, nothing comes up. I've been at this for several hours now spending time viewing the Win 7 users forum and generally Googling how to get Movie Maker. I do have the old version of Movie Maker on Win XP, but the video files I am working with are on Win 7 and I really don't want to download and install them in Win XP. Any other ideas?
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    Windows Essentials 2012

    Only a thoroughly conflicted mind could devise such a convoluted system. Went through the laborious task of becoming a Microsoft member. Signed in and got to the POK download. Clicked on the download and was reverted to the page that describes the service and how to sign up for member ship. What am I missing. I only hope that downloading and installing Movie Maker will be worthwhile.
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    Slide Production

    Somewhat confused by your post that the SFX track is never shown when Videowave is launched. After having added the SFX track in Videowave last night and then "launching" Videowave this morning after booting up in Win 7, the SFX track was still there. So when you post that it never is shown when launching Videowave, do you mean it doesn't appear when Creator 2011 is initially installed on a computer, and then thereafter Videowave is "launched" for the very first time??? Here is another perplexing outcome. Creator 2011 was initially installed in the XP operating system a number of years ago. It has remained there since. A number of slide show productions with background audio were produced with Videowave and subsequently burned to DVD. It has not been used to create anything for at least the past year or so. However, after booting up in XP this morning and then opening Creator 2011 and then Videowave, there shown was the SFX track. Now for the perplexing part. The track wasn't there when Videowave was opened last night. It's not worth fretting over since the issue has been resolved. There is one last question that has apparently not been answered. How did the SFX track mysteriously disappear? Videowave in the Win 7 operating system was used to create 6 slide show productions within the last year. All contained background audio, and to the best of my recollection I did not have to add the SFX track prior to creating the slide show productions. In any event, a thank you to myguggi for pointing out that the SFX track had to be added. By the way, I had to figure out how to add the track because I don't recall ever having done this previosuly. For the present, all things seem to be a go in Videowave having successfully added several audio tracks to one of the 4 slide show productions under way.
  11. outerbank

    Slide Production

    Thanks for the tip. I didn't have sfx shown. Had to add it. Forgot all about this track. Curious how it disappeared. Would it have been deleted upon removing and reinstalling Creator 2011?
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    Slide Production

    Here is the latest. Decided to boot up into Win XP and try VideoWave in this OS. The same problem occurs. What I did not mention previously is that this has all happened after having to replace the video card. The previous Radeon HD 5670 failed. Had to purchase a new video card. It is Nvidia GT 610. Bought this card because it claimed to be compatible with both Win7 and Win XP, which is desirable because of operating a dual boot OS with the aforementioned OSs. The other operations and programs all seem to function correctly, so there is no hint that the video card might be the proble. Even so, I now suspect that maybe the video card is the culprit since VideoWave functioned previously without any of the current problems. Here is one last item. With VideoWave open and after going to the existing slide project in Timeline, if Add Background Audio is clicked on, the Media Selector window opens to the music files, but then VideoWave stops responding after selecting and dragging a music file to Timeline. Have to open Task Manager to stop VideoWave and return to the desktop window. Very perplexing. Not certain what to do next. Not even certain if removing and reinstalling Creator 2011 is a solution.
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    Slide Production

    Continue to experience a problem with adding background audio. First, clicking on Add Background Audio to open up the window where either Smart Sound or Media Selector option is shown, choosing Media Selector to open the music window, and thereafter selecting an album and then music track, the music track cannot be added to the Music track in Timeline. However, if clicking on Show Media Selector and then migrating to the music folder and then album and clicking on a music track. it's possible to add the music track to Timeline. I can add another music track to Timeline, but on the same line. However, a subsequent music track cannot be added to the FX1 track. It's evident that something is wrong with VideoWave, even though adding images to Storyline was successful. This has unfortunately occurred after removing Roxio Creator 2011 using Revo uninstaller. The purpose was one more time at getting VC&C to work without crashing. It was successful. VC&C now works without crashing. Evidently, VideoWave has become corrupted. I guess it's another remove and reinstall. Yuck! Roxio Creator 2011 is one fussy program.
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    Slide Production

    I determined that it was possible to convert music files in Win Media Player. Converted the m4a files to WMA because that has worked in the past. Now I can't add any music files to the slide production. Will continue working on a solution. Never had this happen before.
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    Image Resolution

    I would like to seek clarification about a forum discussion that occurred under NXT, Disc Burning & Playback, Missing Photos dated October 20, 2015. Within that discussion, sknis describes where the program "chokes" when photo image resolutions become too large, upon which certain photos disappear after disc burning and playback. I posted a question seeking clarification of the "choking" comment to determine at what digital image resolution becomes too large. Hardin also posted his comments. While I don't have or use NXT, I do have installed and use Creator 2011 SE to create slide shows using digital photos shot with my DSLT camera. The digital images are generally taken at a 3:2 aspect ratio. It is a 12 megapixel camera. Checking the digital photos I have successfully used to create a number of slide shows, the majority of these images have resolutions of 4912 x 3264 @ 350dpi. I have also shot digital photos at a 16:9 aspect ratio which produces a resolution of 4912 x 2760. Thus far, the "choking" phenomenon using Creator 2011 SE has not been encountered. Now my reason for having an interest in determining if there is an image resolution that messes up the program, what is that resolution? Furthermore to my curiosity is that I am looking at a much higher resolution digital camera, one that is a full frame camera at 42mp that produces a resolution of 7952 x 5304 @ 3:2 aspect ratio. Looking forward to any comments about this subject.
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    Image Resolution

    Sorry about the disrupted reply. It's probably my careless finger hitting the keyboard. Here goes again. Since you apparently assume that the slide shows I have created using the "crippled" Creator 2011 SE are not AVCHD, which by the way all of them are, the higher resolution of the camera is thusly not overkill. I do have to ask why you suggested that the disappearing images could be related to image resolution that is too large, when in fact you have no clue as to what is too large. This is substantiated by your suggestion that my question should be posed to Roxio. While I have not encountered the "choking" problem you have described, my question is pertinent if indeed image resolution can become too large for the program as you have suggested. This is particularly in light of my intention of purchasing a digital camera with an even larger resolution capacity.
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    Image Resolution

    Since you apparently assume
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    Image Resolution

    Your response is unhelpful. Rather than wait for your response, I'll just post it under Creator 2011 SE.
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    Image Resolution

    Sorry about posting it in the NXT discussion. What do you want me to do? Post my question again in Creator 2011?
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    Missing Photos From Exported Production

    Rather than confuse this posting further, I am creating a new posting under General Discussion to discuss the alleged issue of NXT "choking" if the digital image resolution is too large.
  21. As a matter of fact, it did include a video capture device. I can confirm that it did because I have the Roxio package that included the installation disc and video capture device. Don't know if this was a limited release, but Roxio definitely offered it for sale in this combination.
  22. It does not have the backup utility to the best of my knowledge, as you indicate. However, I wouldn't use this backup utility in any event. I was also under the impression that the "Special Edition" tag was related to the USB Video capture device that was included with the software. Thanks for your response.
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    Missing Photos From Exported Production

    Just got back to my computer today. Sorry for the late response to sknis about image resolution. I did attempt a search of image resolution related to Jim Hardin. Unfortunately, the search description I used returned a blank. Any additional info would be welcome.
  24. To sknis. Another curious comment about a Roxio software program without explanation. I currently use Creator 2011 SE, and have for a number of years. In what manner is Creator 2011 SE "crippled"? I and possibly others might want to know.
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    Missing Photos From Exported Production

    I'm curious sknis, about your statement that a high image resolution can cause the program to "choke"? That is, is there a specific image resolution at which this event occurs? Is it greater than 10, 20 or 30 megapixels?
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