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  1. PS: When rendering the video it is perfect. NOTE: Is it possible the DVDs are too old (Over one year old).


    If you mean it looks fine in the preview window as it's rendering, I'll suggest that that means almost nothing.


    Hopefully, you're rendering to either a folder set, or a .ISO file first, before writing your DVD? If so, you can preview your rendering before writing to a disc, that way you'll know if the problem is with the disc/burner, or with the rendering itself. My guess is that the problem is with the rendering, since the disc actually plays.

  2. Thanks for that - I am aware of that, but my final DVD is usually made up of several Videowave videos in turn made up of several short videos, and stills of course. Creating a full 40 minute DVD as a single Videwave video is not very practical. I like to arrange my DVDs into more manageable chunks. Joining a number of completed Videowave videos is extremely cumbersome - having to move videos, text, audio, etc all separately. I've yet to try AVC - I'll let you know how I fare.


    I'm not sure joining your completed Videowave videos would be any more cumbersome in Videowave than it would be in VLC.


    I would suggest you output each of your shorter segments first, as you would need to do for VLC, and then bring those completed "manageable chunks" back into Videowave to put them together. Then you've already rendered the video/text/audio, into the shorter segments, and you'd bring the rendered segments together.


    As for the burning portion, right... that's a different issue that Jim has presented a suggestion for.


    As well as no text editor there does not appear to be a way of adding more than one video as a single movie (the old "add videos as a single movie" option) and just have the one play button - although I may have an answer for that - AVC video converter does allow you to join videos, but I've never actually tried it.


    You can do all of the video "joining" you need in VideoWave. Just add the videos you want into a new project, add whatever transitions you want, then output that to a new video file, and bring that single file into MyDVD.

  4. Also... what happens if you only try to record the first 10 minutes of your video. Do you indeed get the first 10 minutes? Does this happen on multiple videos? If you've done the same capture multiple times, does the video always start at the same place every time? If so, is there any chance you see a drop-out, or noise on the tape when it plays through the few seconds before that spot?

  5. Donnaj, not sure what your reason was for moving to NXT 4. If you didn't upgrade to Windows 10, then your previous version should continue to work fine, and if you purchased from Roxio/Corel within the last 30 days, you can return your purchase.


    If you did move to Windows 10, from what I've heard, Creator 2012 will apparently run fine. Just dig up your old disc(s) and install that.

  6. An Audio CD does not contain cover art. If Windows Media Player, or another player application is showing you cover art, it is because it is searching online, and finding a match for the CD that is being played, and it is then downloading that cover art, and possibly the track/title information. When you write an Audio CD, if you have it set to write CD-Text data, then the artist-title-track information is included on the CD, but Windows media player does NOT read CD-Text data. Again, it gets it from the internet after matching information about the CD (number of tracks, their length, etc.) and downloading it. Your CD, unless you've simply copied a commercial CD, won't match any searches.


    If you check with some of the on-line databases (Gracenote, etc.), you can actually upload the information about your CD. I don't know what it takes to do that, it may involve money, it may not, I've never attempted, or wanted, to do that.


    MP3 files can point to cover art. If you download an MP3 album, it may include cover artwork, and be pointed to by those MP3 files. But the Red Book Audio CD specification doesn't contain any provisions for cover art.


    Hope that helps!

  7. I plugged my laptop in and it was able to capture the screen


    Are you saying you had been running on battery power previously? Or that you're now using a different computer to capture with? If you had been running on battery power, then yes, plugging into wall power is considered a requirement for capturing. Laptops will often go into a lower power mode on the USB ports when on battery power, which doesn't provide enough power for the RGC HD Pro device.

  8. Assuming it's the same problem I've seen, you can stop it by going into Services, find the "Windows Update" service, and stop it. At one point, there was actually an update that was supposed to fix that problem, which was causing our PCs at work to go into "slower than molasses" mode. Of course, our IT group didn't authorize that update for months.


    (Services can be found this way: Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services)

  9. Let me ask a few more questions. When you're watching the slideshow, and seeing the choppiness, is that in a preview window or VideoWave, or MyDVD, or is this after you've actually burned it to a disc, and you're watching it playback on a Blu-Ray player?


    Are you first writing your output to either a folder set, or a .ISO file? Or are you outputting directly to a disc? Writing to a folder set or .ISO file is preferred to separate the rendering process from the disc writing process.


    Let us know!

  10. PKD, you'll find that almost all programs install at least some things on the boot drive, regardless of where you tell them to install. There's just no way to get around it, and you have to make allowances with the size of your drive. I also have a different "Apps" drive (D: ) to install to, but the boot drive (G: in my case) keeps growing with bits and pieces.


    Videowave and MyDVD are indeed intertwined and need each other. Well, at least MyDVD needs Videowave. Depending on which services you stopped, and where they were installed, you can try restarting some of them to see if maybe you didn't delete the pieces they need, and you can get Videowave and MyDVD going again. Failing that, you're probably going to have to reinstall and leave Roxio Burn and Back On Track installed. (Though you should be able to stop the services for at least BOT, and I think you can stop the service that notifies Roxio Burn when a new disc is installed.)