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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    Guys: Thanks very much for your help, but I think I'm going to use this opportunity to install Windows 7. I've been putting it off for a while, but now that my machine is unstabe, it's a good time to do it. If this ever happens agin, I'll let you know. Bob
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    No, the problem is somewhere in Windows, not DOS. Since there is no disk in the drive, device not ready is the right response. It's windows that's confused. It thinks it is accessing the drive, when in reality it is showing me a "copy" of my desktop. As I said earlier, the Roxio disk utility also sees things correctly. Will try your number 2.
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    Thanks for undestsnding the problem! You forgot the ":" after the Y and it took me a while to remember my DOS commands, but the answer is "device not ready" - as it should be!
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    I realize you are volunteers and generally do a fine job, but in this case, please read the question before trying to answer. I will state the question in a differnt way: I did NOT create a disk with Disk Copy, it happens to be the program that EMC9 uses to rip DVDs to AVI files stored on a hard drive. After successfully creating the AVI on my hard drive: Source = DVD in drive Y Destination = desktop\my documents\LG_VDR Movie 1.avi I am no longer able to explore any DVDs inserted into the source drive (Y). I need to explore these DVDs because I want to move some of the files on them to a hard drive (nothing to do with any Roxio app). When exploring ANY DVD in drive Y, they all look like the screen shots above. In fact, even with NO disk in the drive, I get the same results. Normally if you try to explore and empty drive, Windows Explorer says "Pease insert a disk in drive Y". If I use the Roxio Disk Utility, it does see the disks (or lack of disks as the case may be) correctly. Now do you understand the problem? Disk Copy has set something in Windows that has redirected my "y" drive somewhere (because Windows doesn't see the correct disk in the drive or even recognize if the drive is empty). Exploring the drive always gives me a view of my desktop. To be absolutely clear. Here is how the folloing screen shot was created: Remove disk from drive Y Double click on My Computer Right Click on Drive Y Select Explore If you still can't figure this one out, maybe you can pass it along to Gary. Thanks, Bob
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    Sorry, here's the explore of the empty drive:
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    OK, Let me start at the beginning: I bring up EMC9 home Select Video on the left menu Select Divx DVD from the main menu This brings up disk copier It is already set to video compilation which is fine I use Add Movies to point it to my "Y" drive which is the source DVD By the way, my system is set to ask me what to do with a new DVD and I select "open with explorer" and nothing happens It shows the contents of the dvd and I select the main title of the DVD and it caches it to somewhere (I suspect this step is the problem) Then I select DIVX as the output format Output to File/folder Set my options select the save to location (desktop/my documents) and it starts This screenshot is "properties" of the empty drive (no disk!)
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    Dvd Drive Redirection?

    PS: I just updated my original question because I was actually using Disk Copier, not Creator Classic (So many #$^@ programs it's hard to keep them all straight!) THANKS for any light you can shed on this. I don't know quite enough obout the inner working of Windows (XP SP3) to know what is broken.
  8. I successfully created a DIVIX file from a DVD using Disk Copier. Now I can't access the drive I used for input via windows explorer. When I right click on my drive and then select explore, I get the directory of my desktop (the destination folder for my DIVIX file was on my desktop). It looks like the computer is confused by whatever DC did to cache my original DVD. When I open "my computer", explorer reports the name of the DVD I used with DC even though I have changed DVDs and restarted the computer. Thanks! Bob
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    MPEG 2 activation failed

    I just found the various solutions here in the forum and will try. Will let you know what happens!
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    MPEG 2 activation failed

    Hi Everyone. I have a very similar problem to Maurizio except I have not changed my video HW. I have recently updated my video drivers, and this could be it. I have not used EMC9 for some time and today when I tried, I got the "need to activate Mpeg2 Codec" message. Proceeded as asked and got a "bad product key" message. Uninstalled and reinstalled EMC9 and update pack (RoxioEMCSuitev9.1Updater_1Z26QZS0RU3.exe) with no problems on my product key. Exact same problem after re-install. I have searched the forum and can't find the "answer I may not like". FYI Video is on-board Nvidia Nforce 610I. HELP! Thanks
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    Creator 2009 - Scenes

    It worked, I can't believe it!!!! It works not only in the Media Selector (which I don't really like) but also in the simpler add photo/video mode. You must also change the part of the file name to the left of the "." or else the program still thinks it's a vob and won't add it even after successful scene detection. I used "test.mpg" as an example. Thanks a million!!!! Bob
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    Creator 2009 - Scenes

    Nope. I did exactly that and a window opens called "Import Movies From VOB" where I can only select the whole movie, just like "add photo/video". Unless I'm still missing something, I think the documentation should be updated to say that scene detection doesn't work on VOB files. They must be imported using "Capture/Import", preferably via a "virtual disk drive" to speed things up. The imported mpg file DOES work with scene detection, and perfectly, I might add. Thanks, Bob
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    Creator 2009 - Scenes

    Hi Guys: I realize this is an old thread, but it's where I've found the closest thing to my problem, or more accurately, question. I want to do automatic scene detection on a dvd which came from a dvd camcorder. Normally, I copy the files to the hard disk and then just add them (in VideoWave). But I'm trying to break this one into scenes for easier editing, I've tried: From the media selector screen, I highlight the first VOB file on the disk and right click but "scene detection" is grayed out. Am I missing something? It seems to work ok when I IMPORT directly off the DVD but it would be much faster to just add files that are already copied to the hard disk. Thanks for your help/opinions/comments, Bob
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    Deleting Commercials Using Videowave

    I know. That's why I didn't address it to Mark. I had the same problem yesterday and thought I'd pass along the solution in case anyone else has this problem in the future.
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    Deleting Commercials Using Videowave

    If anyone else has this problem, try selecting the item in the timeline. This will enable the Delete/Trim/split buttons.
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