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"videowave15.exe" (NXT7) same as "videowave13.exe" (creator 2012)

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nothing has changed since creator 2012 - what a disapointment!
lately i re-installed my old ROXIO Creative Suite 2012 Pro on my brand new laptop (ASUS).
everything worked fine - only videowave13.exe had to be run in compatibility mode.
because this program thought that i had a resolution under 1024x786.
in reality i have a resolution ov 1920x1080.

but i thought: maybe it's better to upgrade to ROXIO Creator NXT 7.
so i bought and installed it.
now it's even worse: the file is now named "videowave15.exe" (version 8.0.0.47, date: 29.01.2019).
but throws the same idiotic and wrong error! (see screenshot)

so why would i buy a software that is just the same as the one i bought seven (7!) years ago?

what a disappointment!

please can someone explain this?
 

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10 hours ago, grac said:

please can someone explain this?

 

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Yes, I can explain it.  It's an error in German that someone hasn't bothered to translate to English for this forum.  In English it says:

"The current display settings do not meet the minimum requirements for this application. Please change the screen resolution to at least 1024 x 768 pixels and the colors to at least 16 bit."

What this shows is that you had your computer settings wrong when you were running Creator 2012, and you are still using the same settings when running Creator NXT 7.

To fix it:  You haven't told us what operating system you're using, but since you have a brand new laptop here are the instructions for Windows 10.

- right-click with your pointer on an empty piece of screen

- select Display Settings.  In there, go to Scale and Layout.   Reset that figure to the recommended 100%.   Now try your videowave.

scale.jpg.4d2be12cae01768f5d4918fce21c2466.jpg

 

Regards, Brendon

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thanks, brendon, for your reply.

yes, the german and your original english error messages are identical (how would i know how it is in english, having only a german version of ROXIO?).
and: it's still the same wrong (not: right) message since 7 years.
which means - and here you have missed my central point - there has been no change/adaption in the ROXIO program since 7 years.

interestingly the above mentionned wrong error message only shows when opening the central ROXIO window and then trying to go further.
this wrong error message stops you totally - you can't go into the sub program.
but: when i open "videowave15.exe" directly, it works, without showing this wrong error message.
a first hint that NXT 7 is only a legacy and NOT an update - in 7 years nobody at Corel cared to adapt also the central window.

there are more symptoms that the version NXT 7 is only a legacy of version 2012:
when trying to digitalise an analog video in version NXT 7 it still gives you mpeg4 (with DV HD), but for replaying Windows 10 must first install the codec for mpeg2. so also there has not been an update.

and, to close this: your hint to change the resolution to 100% is totally wrong - we are in the world of Windows 10.
where you have other possibilities to make an old (!) application to work with modern PCs.

BTW: i re-installed - as clearly described in my first post - ROXIO 2012 on the same brand new laptop as i then updated to NXT 7.
so reading my post carefully would have saved you from telling something not accurate.

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If NXT 7 is so 'unfit for purpose' and you purchased it directly from Roxio, you have 30 days from purchase to apply for a refund.  It appears you should do that, immediately.

 

 

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thanks for the hint. that's exactly what i did:

  • uninstall NXT 7 with money-back-guarantee
  • reinstall Creator 2012 PRO

 

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