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  1. Jim B

    Light scribe discs

    I have about 40 DVD = R light scribe discs. Can I use them as normal DVD+R discs? I understand you need some specialized equipment to take advantage of the light scribe feature. Is this true? Thanks for all help. Jim B.
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    DVD+R dl discs

    Do you need a specialized burner to use this type of disc? Thanks. Jim B.
  3. When I try to add more than 2 files to my production videowave crashes. The little wheel rotates but nothing happens. I've waited up to a minute for it to complete the load but it never does. I'm working with MTS files from my Sony camera. There are 7 of them ranging between 20 and 90 Mb's in size. I've repaired the installation but that didn't help. Is it the file format that might be causing the problem or the fact I'm running 2012 on Windows 10 64 bit or something else? I'm thinking up upgrading 2012 to something newer possibly one of the NTX versions. I don't need all the bells and whistles in 6, just the features that were in 2012. I have read bad things about 5. So, what would you folks suggest as an upgrade?
  4. Thank you for that information. Please post a link to where I can find info on Interlaced and Progressive. thanks. Jim
  5. See my Test results post...
  6. Test results. My first production was 4:3. I started a new one at 16:9 Now the export as box has many more hi quality choices. I've included dropbox links to the files I created below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/4mcs5ctws0v41gm/test%20AVCHD%201920x1080-60i.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ig81eqdc1orjlbs/test%20DVX%20HD%201080p.avi?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/knn4ebjmyv63wut/test%20MPEG%20HD%20720p.mpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8a55l0twu0rcfw1/test%20MPEG%20HD%201080i.mpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tgepvtaei0g3y2q/test%20MPEG%20HD%201080p.mpg?dl=0 I'm not sure what criteria to use to judge the quality of the playback. What I used was: just as the planes are taking off, I zoom in on them and, to the right, I concentrated on the clarity of the small SPIRIT logo behind the rear hatch of the airliner parked at the gate. Next, at about the 44 second mark, the back of a mans head appears. I paused the video and observed the clarity of the individual hairs on his head. To me, They all look pretty close alike The DVX and the AVCHD take the longest to render but produce the smallest files. ( not really important to me.) The MPEG-2 HD's all look about the same. A couple of questions. For instance, on the 1080 files, whats the difference between the i and p suffixes? No matter what purpose I choose, I cant use any of the Windows media 9 qualities. The create video file button disappears. Why? Of all the quality choices above, which one do you guys think I should settle on or, is there another one I've missed? Maybe, after this, I can go away. Thanks for your patience. Jim
  7. Nope. I'll start a new production with a few files at 4:3 and see what happens.
  8. I think that's what I did. Is there anyway to tell what res the production is? Properties doesn't tell me anything.
  9. My C2012 doesn't have those choices. There's DVX home theater 720 x 480 which doesn't improve the playback and there's a WMV video 9 640 x 480 VBR but, if I choose that, the create video file button at the bottom of the make movie box disappears! Jim
  10. Sorry. Should have been more accurate. It's not the resolution i'm concerned about, it's the width to height ratio that's different.
  11. Gremlins Another issue. After editing and saving my Osprey production, I exported it to a video file. There are tons of video file quality selections. I tried the ones that seemed to promise the highest quality none of which look very good (A little out of focus) when I play the back. The files I added to the production were all 1920 x 1080. The individual scenes in the production are the same. All of the exported files are 720 x 480 Which is not the same resolution. Maybe that's why the play back isn't very good. How do I fix this problem? Thanks. Jim B.
  12. BTW. My fresh install had the same issues as before. What I did was to run the files thru the copy and convert app. There are a ton of options selections: compression: WMV, MPEG2, H264 (whatever that is), and MPEG4. I chose MPEG4 Resolution: here are many. Since the MTS files were 1080 x 1920, That's the one I chose. Left everything alone. I successfully added all 7 MP4 videos to videowave.
  13. C:\Users\(your name)\AppData\Roaming\Roxio Delete the Roxio folder Regedit Export to desktop (as a backup in case you screw up) open Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software Delete the Roxio entry close the app. I do this to get a "clean"install. Roxio recreates these folders and files when it installs and when you open it the first time.
  14. That'll be great. I uninstalled and cleaned every bit of C2012 out of the registry and appdata folders. Will reinstall and see what happens.
  15. cedanteek. My RC2012 shows the following specs Ver 13.5; build 135B90A, R03;605B86A, R03 Is yours the same or later? What do you suggest? I'm thinking the uninstall, reinstall exercise.
  16. Same thing no matter what order. Add two files OK. Third file, crash!
  17. Ok. I hope this works... I can add Osprey 1 and 2 but, when I try to add 3, videowave crashes. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bqv3st2cyvk8wjg/Osprey%201.MTS?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/skpgefs4s7ogoxl/Osprey%202.MTS?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xxm8p7waak1l43r/osprey%203.MTS?dl=0
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    Autoplay A Movie

    Thank you both for the replies. Walt. Your mentioning system settings was the hint I needed. Went there and changed them to what I wanted and DVD's auto autoplay now. Cdanteek. Thanks. I never use menus.
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    Autoplay A Movie

    I'm using creator 2012 on a windows 10 64bit machine. How do I burn a DVD so that it will automatically play the recorded movie when someone inserts the disc into their DVD drive? Thanks. Jim B.
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    Output Quality

    I have a drone with a video camera. It saves the video as a MP4 file. When I view it, the video is clear with no interference lines in it. I open that in videowave and cut some scenes that I don't want out of it. I output the file to "DVD playback mpg for best quality" When I look at the resultant video, the quality is degraded terribly. I don't know what they are called but, where there is supposed to be horizontal lines (like the siding on a building), it chopped up with short little diagonal lines. I'm attaching a file for diagnosis. I'm hoping someone can help with this. Jim B. test 1.mpg
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    Output Quality

    OH. And by the way. I want to thank you for all the help you've given me.