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Posts posted by d_deweywright

  1. Hermie, if all James has available at some location to play music is an Audio CD player, then that's a perfectly valid reason to make an Audio CD.  Agreed, you don't "get anything back" from the compression, but if that's the format he needs/wants, I say, "write away." 

    I still have a vehicle that has an Audio CD player.  It doesn't play MP3 discs.  At home, I also have an Audio CD changer.  Again, it doesn't support data/MP3 discs.  (But since it holds 300 CDs...)  So, just like printed photos, it's a valid media.

  2. I haven't used NXT5 much recently, preferring an older version, Creator 2012.  I don't recall what components it has now, but I think it has a much reduced version of MyDVD, which is what I would have used for compressing the video to DL size.  Hopefully Brendan will come back with a better answer using VC&C.

    And I agree, compressed to a DL disc should look significantly better than compressed to fit on a single-layer disc.

  3. I'm not a Toast user, but there's a difference between an Audio CD and an MP3 CD.  The format of the data on the disc is completely different.  With an Audio CD, the format of the data is essentially a .WAV format, and the cross-fade option actually overlaps the music, and creates a new location for the start of the Track, and you can fit about 80 minutes of music on such a disc, and the tracks have a definite "order" when the disc is played.  (Not that you can't use "shuffle" play, but you'll always here the overlap from the "previous" song in the original play order.)

    An MP3 CD is a Data CD with MP3 files. You don't identify the order of playback when you create such a disc, and you can fit many hours of music onto the disc.

    You should be able to create an Audio CD using MP3 files, at which point, the MP3 files are decompressed into the .WAV format, and again, the Audio CD is created with an anticipated playback order.

    Not sure if that helps or not?

  4. I'm not an ISOBuster expert.  From your screen shot, you can see that there were problems reading that one section of the disc, so it created multiple .VOB files.  And it appears there was one section that it finally couldn't read  without error (with the red icon).  So, you'll have to look at the contents of the .VOB files it recovered.  If you make a copy of those files, and rename them from .VOB to .MPG, they should load and play okay in VideoWave.  But after saying that, I don't think VideoWave is part of the Red Box version of Easy CD and DVD Burning?  If it is, then you'll have to take all the segments recovered by ISO Buster and remaster the DVD.  If not, you'll need some more software.  

    I'm hoping someone else may join in this conversation.  

  5. By, "Easy Media Center 10 Suite", do you mean "Windows Media Center 10"?  

    And when you say, copy, what are you copying from?  Is this ballgame already on a DVD disc?  If so, can you copy what's on the DVD to your hard drive without a problem?  If so, then try writing from what you copied to your HD to another disc and see if that works.  If it doesn't copy properly, you may need to use a disc recovery/copy application like ISO Buster, or something similar.

    Or is the ball game already on your hard drive, and you're trying to write from the Hard Drive to a DVD disc?  If so, then I would suggest you try again and make sure there is no dirt/dust/scratches on the new disc.

    Let us know.

  6. lilredsquirrel, if you read question 3 a little more carefully, you may realize that "Nope" isn't an appropriate answer, unless in fact you're not using outputs from the front or the back of the VCR. Maybe your VCR has outputs on the side? But you do need to use one set of outputs from your VCR, which ones are you using?


    Have you tried different tapes? If not, please do so. If yes, have you seen any different results from tape to tape? One particular tape may have a lower recorded signal (or one that has degraded farther) than another. Trying different tapes will help determine if the problem lies with the tape, or the VCR.

  7. I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately. Anecdotally, I had a SONY combo DVD/VHS unit, fairly good unit, and the DVD section was very particular about reading burned DVDs. It was fine with commercially produced discs. At the same time, I also had an inexpensive Magnavox DVD player ($25) that would play pretty much any disc I put in it.


    It sounds like you've properly authored your discs, so I'd also suggest trying a different brand or two of blank. Memorex discs are often considered a low-end brand for blanks. Verbatim is considered a good brand, as is JVC/Taiyo-Yuden. A different brand of blank may make the SONY happy, or it may not. As much as we'd like to think digital media is universally writable/readable, that's not the case, and finding the right combination of writer/media/reader can be a challenge.

  8. Thanks for letting us know where you're at with this.


    Memorex CD-R discs don't have a good reputation for quality, nor do most store/generic brands.


    Since your .SD2F file plays silence on those particular tracks, however, we can't accuse the discs of being the problem at this point.


    As the .SD2F file seems to be a good way to check for the problem, I'd start by making a copy of your project, and deleting everything up to a couple of tracks before the problem(s) start. Save that as a .SD2F, and see if the problem still exists. Then continue deleting tracks/crossfades 1 at a time, and seeing if there's some point at which everything after that starts working properly.


    Hopefully someone else will have a better approach.


    They have to be in a compressed format to burn that many tracks?


    You need room to close finalize the CDR.


    A 80 minute CDR only holds 700mb of data!


    Actually, if it's an actual audio CD, there is no "compressed format." Even if they start out with a lower sample rate, and fewer bits-per-sample, they get "up-converted" when written to an audio CD. So they have to be short, roughly 1 1/2 minute tracks.

  10. So, if you read the full thread, you might have picked up on some of the information that would be helpful in figuring out what the problem is.


    If you didn't receive an error during the actual installation, then the download you have is good, and you do NOT need to keep downloading it to reinstall it. Use the download you have. And back that up to a DVD, labelled including the install key so you don't lose it.


    Please tell us about your computer, how fast is the processor? How much memory (RAM) does it have? How much hard drive space does it have?


    What format are you capturing to?


    At what point do you receive the error, during the actual capture, or during a conversion step, when you first start the program? Is there any consistency to when you receive the error, such as, after "x" number of minutes? What are you capturing from, a VHS player?


    Any and all details can help us help you figure out what the problem is.

  11. If you add your .M3U file to a player that supports playlists, do the songs play? Is the .M3U file and all of the songs its pointing to in their original folders when the .M3U file was created? If not, then you could get the message(s) you're seeing. If the .M3u has a relative path to get to the songs, and you move the .M3U file to a new folder, then that relative path won't work any more. It sounds to me like you may have moved some of your files so that the .M3U file is no longer properly pointing to the songs.

  12. It's not working still says no signal in green it's ok tho I'm gonna get an elgato instead I won't have any problems with their product thanks though


    I suspect that's a little like buying one brand of car, and having issues with it, and saying, "I'm going to go buy that (different) brand, then I won't have any problems for sure." I hope that solves your problem. If it doesn't you're welcome to come back and work through the problems you're having with the Roxio Capture device. At least Roxio has a forum where fellow users can help support one another.

  13. I recently bought a headset that has a usb adaptor and tried it but it still nothing fixed the problem.


    That's not a lot of detail.


    The suggestion was to try a headset with a 3.5mm plug, to see if you could get audio on that headset, and also on your recording. Did you try doing that?


    The thought was that if that worked, you might be able to find a USB adapter that would accept the audio from the 3.5 mm jack, and then feed it into your nice USB driven headset.


    So, tell us exactly what you did. Give us the make and model of whatever you purchased, where it plugs in, all the excruciating details.

  14. Right, for Roxio products, your option would be Creator NXT 5. While that will handle MP4 files, the disc authoring application has been "dumbed down" a lot. As a general consensus, Creator 2012 Pro is considered the best product Roxio put out. Many are happily running it with Windows 10 (myself included). So finding a "new in box" copy of Creator 2012 may do well for you. Of course, it is no longer supported by Roxio.

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