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    Crossfading use makes cd playback flakey...

    Just an update, and sorry for the long silence - I have been away with the inlaws who don't even have a computer..! My pc is all pretty new, with an Asus P5q pro mobo, 8400 core duo CPU, 4 gb ram, 2x1tb HD space, all clean and defragged, and XP pro, so it ought to be up to the job. I also have an M-Audio 2497 (i think thats the number) audio card. I have just returned with a new optical drive to try out, only use TDK or verbatim blanks, and the main cd player at home is a Naim Audio that really ought to be up to the task - it plays everything else perfectly ! I have not had time yet to try installing my copy of EMC 6, but will report back soon, but I really do appreciate the help and input here, especially you Jim !!
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    Crossfading use makes cd playback flakey...

    Ha - my mistake - it is a version of EMC 6 I have bought..! As you correctly say, I have downloaded a version of EMC 9, not 2009 as I said. My problem with buying is that unless I know it will work, then I do not want it. Can I download it and then 'return it' - if so, then how - do they de-activate my key or something ? I am loathe to get anything posted to me in Spain, as our postal system is such that little ever arrives here. I guess I will try a new optical drive first, then see if my old software works. I have no need at all for all that EMC2009 offers, I just want to burn cd compilations that play with easy-to-use editing, and Roxio used to do it perfectly... Progress, eh...!!! Thanks for the replies guys !
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    Crossfading use makes cd playback flakey...

    Well, I use verbatim , imation and TDK media, all with the same results, and the burner would seem to be the logical cause, but it burns straight copies, even using Roxio software without a problem. I guess I have to try a new optical drive really. As for the free trial download, I cannot remember, but googled it - there are several offering it - this is one.. http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-Tools/...a-Creator.shtml Not being a big internet user I assume it is a legal download..? I am also trying out a couple of other similar bits of software, and am waiting for a copy of EMC6.5 to arrive that I got from Ebay.
  4. I am having problems. I have Creator Classic, and love the cross-fading and fade in and out controls. However, it seems thet when I use them, the burnt cd's rarely play properly - track one and maybe track 2 don't play, though if I start playback on track 3 I can rewind back to track 2 and it then plays. Buring a cd direct is fine, leading me to think it is not my optical drive. I am thinking of buying EMC 2009, and am currently trying it out, but the first cd I have burnt does the same thing. So, any clues what is wrong ? Do I need a new optical drive maybe ? As said earlier, it seems to work fine for any other disc I make... Thanks all !
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    Upgrading From Emc7 - What Will Be The Same..?

    Not easy to find, as I had looked at that page before (hey, could be me though..!) However, I have now emailed... ! Thanks for taking the time ! sknis - I tried your links, but was told I was not signed in, despite my name showing that I was signed in, but now, having scrolled down to check your post, the pictures are showing. Looks sort of complicated, but then so do many things until one tries them. Might be worth looking into - I have asked why there is no free trial - hey, maybe I'll get lucky............ Cheers Steve
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    Upgrading From Emc7 - What Will Be The Same..?

    Hmm - some wise people out there... Sadly, Sonic don't seem to employ them all. Maybe I am in a minority, but if I can find a program that allows the same crossfading, I will buy it, as it is the only reason I use Roxio (not meaning to suggest that the products are rubbish, just I am sorted for other software..!) I have had a quick look, but is there any way to contact Roxio by email and make a suggestion that they listen to their customers ?
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    Upgrading From Emc7 - What Will Be The Same..?

    Thanks - Just done it ! I would still love to know why crossfading was deemed not important by the brains at Roxio !!
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    Upgrading From Emc7 - What Will Be The Same..?

    WHAT !! Grandpabruce - you are the bringer of bad tidings... I have both WMP 11 and IE 7, and have no idea how to roll them back, but why don't newer versions allow one to cross fade anymore - the ability to fade one track slowly and fade the other in fast is such a good tool. Is there any other software that does do it, or is that a silly question on a Roxio forum ?
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    Upgrading From Emc7 - What Will Be The Same..?

    Jim - thanks for your reply, but I don't understand - if it wasn't a software problem, what was/is it ? I can burn copies of cd's using disc copier or other software with no problem, so the cd burner works fine. I sort of assumed it was some weakness in the program that made my cd's not work at times. My main cd player is a fussy thing, and rarely plays newly burned cd's but will play most once they have been played a few times on my daughters cheapo stereo. This confuses me lots !! sknis - Thanks to you too ! I have tried verbatim, TDK - all seem to be the same. My computer is all new (3 months old) so ought to be up to the job. As for rebates - I am in Spain, so get no rebates, and the cost is significant to me. I guess I ought to try and see, but wanted to hear what more experienced folks had to say - is there some way to contact Roxio directly to find out what changes have been made - why does Creator Classic no longer do music ? What application does it now ? Cheers Steve
  10. Hi, I am new here, but have been using EMC7 and 5 before that for years. Now, I have had problems with compilation cd's made with EMC7 for a while - newly burnt cd's will often not play on certain cd players, but will once played a few times of a different cd player. I know about different makes of cd, old cd players etc, but am fed up with making a compilation, then testing it, only to find it doesn't play on a different cd. Is this a fault of EMC7, my cd burner or what ? In the hope that Creator 2009, or maybe some other software, such as RecordNow will improve this, can anyone tell me how much has changed. I love the cross-fading feature of Creator Classic, and only really use Roxio products to make compilations from my cd's, so don't need all the other features on Creator 2009, so will RecordNow have all I need - ie Creator Classic and Sound Editor ? What should I buy ? Many thanks to all who can help, Steve
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