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Roxio Easy Cd And Dvd Burning


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I just downloaded this software and installed it on my computer running Windows 10. The add for the product says it will run in either 32 or 64 bit. After installing and I tried to use it the program is slow to load, slow to get from on screen to the next and when I select something I get an hour glass forever! When I run task manager it tells me this program is running in 32bit mode. This sucks!!!! Have I spent $50 + dollars for nothing?

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All or Roxio programs are 32 bit which will run on both a 32 bit or 64 bit PC.

 

It shouldn't load all that slow. I get 4 seconds to load on my Win7 and 7 seconds for Win 10. As Brendon says, something in your system is slowing things down. If you are in your Task Manager, look at performance Both my PCs show 1% up to 3.5%.

 

Let us know what you see on yours.

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OK, here is what is happening: I have the program loaded and it now opens rather quickly. I also have some videos in VOB format I want to burn to DVD. After opening the program I select video/movies. Then I select create dvd's. My DVD opens. Select DVD. Title screen opens and I give it a name. Then in upper left I select add new movie. Window with the folder the VOB format movies are in opens. I select which movie I want to burn to dvd and type the name in the file name line. I then select add. A window titled "import movie from fob" opens with nothing in it. At the bottom of the window it says "no movies shown". At this point I am dead in the water. Can't do anything further.

 

If I am doing something wrong or out of order please tell me what the correct steps are to burn a video to DVD.

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Only thing I see missing from your description is the option to choose which movie(s) to use after picking the IFO or VOB file...

 

Here is the sequence from the test sample I made this morning"

 

Add New Movie: (pick any shown)

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Choose the movie: (may be more than one)

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Added to Project:

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Preview of Project:

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That is what you should be seeing as you go through the steps???

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I think I see the problem but not sure what to do about it. I have 9 videos that I converted to VOB format. The are in a folder in my "Movies" folder. These are the ones I want to burn to DVD. I see yours have the VOB and IFO indicators. When I click on the add movie the same window comes up with all 9 videos but all just show as VOB. When I click on one and then click add, the import movie from VOB comes up but nothing is in the window.

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How did you convert to VOB forma? Do you have a Video_TS folder under your myMovies folder?

Videos in the "VOB format" are only created when authouring a DVD. This creates a Video_TS folder which will contain the files as shown in Jim's first image in his post.

 

So please explain exactly what you are doing

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I converted the mp4 videos to VOB using a mp4 to VOB converter. I did this because I HAD a program that would convert just about any file format to a VOB. I could then use the same program to burn the vob file to a DVD and it would play on any of my DVD players or on my PC. That program went south. So I then chose and downloaded the Roxio program thinking (maybe incorrectly) that roxio would be as simple and I could just take my converted mp4 video files to VOB and burn to a DVD and all would be good. I guess this is not the case. I did look at the properties in some of the VOB video files and there are items there, no zeros.

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Genealogybuff,

 

The "full" version of Roxio Creator will take your original MP4 files and render them direct to DVD, and this would have been the easiest path for you to follow.

However Easy CD & DVD Creator has been deliberately cut down so that it won't handle MP4s, and then sold cheaply. You may consider quickly arranging a return and refund from Roxio since the program won't do what you need.

 

As for VOBs - they are container files or "Video Objects" which carry interwoven Mpeg video and audio streams. They have companion IFO or "Information" files which carry all the navigational information about the VOB contents, such as menu functions, chapter start and end, and where subtitles are stored in the VOBs. Each DVD carries a set of VOBs and their matching IFOs, and you should always deal with them as VOB/IFO sets.

If you remove the IFOs and have bare VOBs, your importing program can't tell where a movie starts and finishes - as you saw when you tried it.

 

You can treat VOBs as if they are separate MPG files, and import them like that. Rename them to MPG and then import them. It's not as good as IFO/VOB sets, though.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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16 minutes ago, rczimmermann02@yahoo.com said:

I wish I had seen something about the DVD program requiring VOB's, instead of MP4's.  Like on the packaging or in reviews.  My camera produces MP4's, and it would take a lot of extra effort to convert them so I could burn DVD's.

 

All videos to be burned to a video DVD have to be converted to mpg format ( appear 1 1GB vob files on the DVD) no matter which program you use. This fact has been known for 20 years and does not require any reviwes or packaging..

If your TV can play videos on a USB then simply copy the mp4 video to the USB and play it directly on the TV. Very few people still burn video DVDs

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