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  1. Can Creator 2012 Pro AND Corel PowerDirector both be installed on the same (Windows 7 Home 64-bit) Windows 7? ...without interfering with each other, or, Windows? I still like my beloved Creator 2012 Pro, and want to keep it. I'm concerned about having both installed. Does anyone have experiences in Windows 7 running C2012Pro and other video programs? Previously, I've said that Roxio was "Dead to me" because of the horrible MyDVD starting in NXT 4. I had tried NXT 6 and disliked the lighter version of MyDVD. I must have missed the episodes that MyDVD appeared on in 'My 600 Pound Life', and, 'The Biggest Looser'. The latter being key to what Roxio did to Creator NXT 4+. I'm planning on getting Corel's PowerDirector 17, for all the extra features... Motion blurring/tracking, 360 dewarp,... Plus, I like that it's one program that does Video Editing, Sound editing, DVD/BD menu creation, Burning... Long list...
  2. I only posted the sketch to show what I'm looking to do. I wasn't asking for help on this. I had done that on the PD forum, and, worked with CL support. Sorry. I should have been more specific.
  3. PD17 is a very good program... if you don;t mind the basic menu structure - which is probably okay for most. Attached is a sketch of a simple menu structure I wanted,. I was surprised it couldn't do it. The root menu only had 'Play All' and 'Select Scenes'. I found no way to add submenus. CyberLink was no help. All they said is I can add to the 'Root' menu, but couldn't find a way to do that! I found it surprising, and disappointing. Very limited, which made it useless to me. Creator 2012 can do this, but doesn't have the option to add subtitles.
  4. I did purchase PD Pro 17. Should have did the trial, as I 'returned' it for a refund. - Although the DVD/BR menus are very easy to design, they have one basic overall design... Root menu/Sub menu. I had wanted a few sub menus. CL said it was possible, but wouldn't tell me how!!! I couldn't find a way. - There's an issue with using NVidia encoding. Starting with a recent version of the drivers, Nvidia encoding is NOT available. CL's encoding options are very cryptic, and does not tell you what types of encoding is enabled. Poor design. I like the other features. The DVD menu limitation was adeal killer. I really would like to be able to put a subtitle track down. I'll re-install my Roxio Creator 2012 Pro. I'd really like to get Bluray XL and subttitles. I'll probably trial a few other softwares.
  5. Yes, i will. I also just did a full backup of my system - a last resort in case the system restores either fail, or, fail to fully remove (it can happen).
  6. Mike_mn

    MyDVD alternatives...

    I'm not bashing Roxio NXT, or, MyDVD. Videowawe is still awesome in my opinion. It's just that MyDVD is a former shadow of what is used to be, is awful, and is killing NXT. Do a search and you'll see why. I've been researching different DVD creation software, and am interested in what others think would be a good alternative to MyDVD, & Video editing. I'm not interested in a complete bundle. Thinking about CyberLink PowerDirector 17 Utlimate. It's one program that does Video editing, DVD creation, and, burning the dvd. Has all the features of Videowave & MyDVD, Pinnacle Studio 22, plus many more. Thoughts?
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    I should have listened...

    Just purchased NXT Pro 6 on 50% off at $69. Thought I'd take the plunge. My reasoning was that I can't continue to use 2012 Pro indefinitely, and will need to upgrade eventually. Wow, what a mistake. I should have listened (he says with a bowed head) Like others have commented here, MyDVD is a former shadow of itself. WTH! Videowave seems to be the same, with the addition of Motion Tracking/360... And... wow... the documentation is pathetic and horrible. The programs help often list a link for 'Online Help... which only goes to a page describing the very obvious! I realize documentation has been very 'thin' for several versions... but really! One would think there would be more detailed docs/tutorials for new features like Motion Tracking/360... Some of this stuff is obvious. Also, when i was testing the motion tracking, the program would freeze. How to get out of it? 'End Task'. Like Mr. Wonderful says on Shark Tank... Roxio... Your dead to me.
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    I should have listened...

    Yes I did. I took your advice, and went thru the refund process by calling them. They refunded me with no questions asked! They were not even interested why, which I found surprising. Got my refund in the bank within 2 days!
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    I should have listened...

    Dang right! I just finished cloning a Windows 7 64-bit Virtual machine that I'll be installing My Roxio 2012 Pro in. If I could find a NXT Pro 3, I'd get that and see how it works. Going forward, I think we will all have to find an alternative product...
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    I should have listened...

    Wow, hat's right! I'll contact them about a refund. Thanks.
  11. Mike_mn

    Roxio Burn Launcher, can it be disabled?

    You can also disable it via it's option menu. Not sure if this also stops the service. Probably not. There are 3 ways to do this... 1. As Brendon stated, via the Services. 2. Load a DVD and when it appears... 2.1 ...click the drop down and select 'options', or click the gear icon. Then disable for the DVD drive. 3. Open 'Roxio Secure Burn' via the Start menu, and follow 2.1
  12. I realize I will need the 'Blue Ray PlugIn'.... In MyDVD, when making a video disc, Roxio 2012 Pro gives me the option of a standard 25gig or 50gig disc. Does NXT6 support the higher Blue Ray sizes? 100gig, 200gig? Or are we stuck with 25/50 gig blue ray discs?
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    Nxt 6 Is Not Working

    Saayyyy whaaaaaattttt! 20 installs in high. But really. So, we can only 'Repair' 19 times before Corel's wisdom decides it just too much trouble. Yes, we can have them reset it. Maybe I need to rethink my future NXT6 purchase.
  14. I recently installed Roxio Creator 2012 Pro in Windows 7 64 bit. Installed and runs great. In MyDVD, there are 6 4:3 menu styles, and 3 16:9 menu styles. Are there suppose to be more? I only had the 1 disc. The 2nd disc was damaged. I remember my older 2010 Pro had more menu styles.
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    Menu Styles In Mydvd 2012 Pro?

    RM Discount Outlet (rmdiscount) Looks like they carry used/surplus items. They were the only ones that had a description of '2 discs'. All the other listings said 1 disc. And all the listings, including this one, stated that the registration codes would probably NOT work. The box was definitely used. But, the CD's & Booklet were in perfect condition. I had originally contacted Roxio (Corel), asking them if I could get replacement discs, or, purchase Creator 2012 Pro. They replied NO. One of the risks of purchasing used software via online websites, is you may receive 'copied/hacked' disc(s) and hacked registration keys. This was original box, booklet, discs & sleeves, and registration keys.
  16. Guru's correct me if I'm wrong... Have you considered switching to Blu-Ray? Can you capture to a Video Folder with no limit, then use another product that supports burning to Blu-Ray? Since your capturing from VHS, you won't increase resolution. But, you'll be able to burn way more than 1 to 1.5 hours without any degradation of the video. Blue-Ray 50 gig can store around 14+ hours of regular DVD lower res content. VHS captures would fall into that category. After recently re installing Roxio Creator 2012 Pro, I've discovered that newer media just won't fit adequately on a standard DVD. Normal older TV recordings, VHS, and the older cameras & camcorders work okay. But, not for todays higher resolution. Even my Cell phone has higher resolution than DVD! lol I'll be switching to Blu-Ray very soon.
  17. Mike_mn

    Roxio Creator 2011 Pro

    I recently did the same thing on my Roxio 2012 Pro. Had a few issues. But, after following the recommended method of installing, it's running fine on my Win7 64bit system. Also, I found that it was still registered to me, and I re-registered it so that the program knows it registered. Now, on the Creator 2012 Pro Home tab, at the bottom it has an ad for the NXT 6 upgrade at $30 off. Clicking that just takes me to their web page. Well, the $30 is available right now on the new 'NXT 6' to ANYONE, so it's not much of an 'upgrade' offer. Previously, I was going to upgrade to 'NXT 5' with the upgrade discount AND a coupon code for something like $70. I decided to stay with Creator 2012 Pro due to Corel ruining MyDVD after they acquired Roxio. I would recommend reading the comments about MyDVD and how it is NOT the same as you are familiar with in the NXT 4+ releases. Read the reviews about it here on the discussion forums. You may be disappointing. Personally, i think it's Corel's path to degrade the Creator series... now NXT, to either discontinue it, or, nudge people to their more expensive products.
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    Menu Styles In Mydvd 2012 Pro?

    Update... Got my replacement ROXIO 2012 Pro discs - both discs. Uninstalled and re-installed (Followed the guidelines) successfully. I suppose I could have just executed the install from the 'Contents' folder. I think there were some other issues...anyway, it all worked out. Interesting enough, even though the eBay listing said it was the 2 discs in their sleeves and the booklet only, I received the retail box. The registration tags was on the sleeve, and it registered successfully! So now I have have two retail registered copies. Or, maybe they just don't care for legacy products? We'll see.
  19. Mike_mn

    Menu Styles In Mydvd 2012 Pro?

    They must have changed it. At 64, it's the title 'LAST_OF_THE_SUMMER_WINE_S22_D1'. Thanks for the info.
  20. An older post, but I thought I'd add my experiences with this. I too attempted to stop these services from running. Found that it resulted in Creator crashing or not performing well. Best to just leave them.
  21. Mike_mn

    Menu Styles In Mydvd 2012 Pro?

    Thank you for replying. Additional Styles on Disc 2. Yes, I thought so. I've found you gurus here on the forums over the years a valuable resource, and have tried not to ask the stupid questions. It's like the saying... "There are no stupid questions - just stupid people who ask stupid questions"! lol Speaking of stupid: It was so stupid damaging the DVD. I always keep my DVD's in a safe place - well, er, uhh, I guess not this one! I was about to purchase the latest NXT when I researched here about it, and found out that Correl ruined MyDVD and other features. So, i went out and got 2012 Pro, and promptly damaged disc 2! Found a used copy of Roxio Creator 2012 Pro with both discs on eBay. It will arrive in a few days. Although I probably won't be able to use the key with it (I already have my purchased copy registered), I'm getting it just for Disc 2! My favorite MyDVD menu style was the 'Forest' menu style - whatever that was called. I would usually change the backgrounds - It was the text, colors, icons, I liked the best. As a side note... the British TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine'... starting with series 21, which was released on DVD with a date of 2012... The DVD menus look exactly like the 'Forest' MyDVD menu style with their own background & music. I wonder if the used Creator 2010/2012 MyDVD. Go figure!
  22. Mike_mn

    Creator Nxt 5 Missing Features?

    Opps. Correction. 2012 Pro is around $45.
  23. Mike_mn

    Creator Nxt 5 Missing Features?

    Thank you for your reply. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. Is the flakiness of NXT 3 limited to Win10? Or, is it also flakey on Win 7? NXT 3 Pro is currently $34! Whereas 2012 pro is almost the same $ as NXT 5 Pro!!! I have 2010 Pro - currently not installed. I could just use that again. But, I'm sure there are advantages to going to 2012 or NXT 3? (I know, a loaded question)
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    Creator Nxt 5 Missing Features?

    I've been a Roxio customer going way back to EMC 7, 9, 2010. Was about to purchase an upgrade to NXT 5 Pro. Glad I checked the forums first. I would have been disappointed. Is 'NXT 3' is the last 'good' version that includes full versions before Corel hacked them apart? If not, any suggestions as to which version i should get?