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I think what you're seeing is the brand name of the CD burner. Does it look like this.... E:[sony CD.....].?

 

If that's the case, then you can use any CD in that burner.

 

 

It looks like this E:\SONY CD-RW CRX217E 1DS1

 

but what I don't understand is it says there is not disk in the drive????? :)

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It looks like this E:\SONY CD-RW CRX217E 1DS1

 

but what I don't understand is it says there is not disk in the drive????? :)

 

That's a Sony CD burner.

 

Did the burner come preinstalled on your computer? If it did, visit the computer manufactuer's site to see if there are any updates/firmware for your burner. If you installed it later, visit the Sony Support website. I think Sony also has diagnostic software on their website to see if there is a problem with the drive.

 

It's also possible that you might need a different 'brand' of CD. Occasionally one of the CDs in a spindle will be bad. What brand of CD are you using?

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That's a Sony CD burner.

 

Did the burner come preinstalled on your computer? If it did, visit the computer manufactuer's site to see if there are any updates/firmware for your burner. If you installed it later, visit the Sony Support website. I think Sony also has diagnostic software on their website to see if there is a problem with the drive.

 

It's also possible that you might need a different 'brand' of CD. Occasionally one of the CDs in a spindle will be bad. What brand of CD are you using?

 

 

 

I never installed the burner after so that is what came with the computer. I'm currently trying to use an HP dvd-RW CD, but when I click the burn button it says the tray is empty?????

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I never installed the burner after so that is what came with the computer. I'm currently trying to use an HP dvd-RW CD, but when I click the burn button it says the tray is empty?????

I think the problem here is that you are confusing a DVD disc as being a CD disc. They are NOT the same thing.

 

Discs that can be burned to (with the correct type of drive)

CD-R

CD-RW

 

DVD-R

DVD-RW

DVD+R

DVD+RW

 

You have a drive that will burn CD discs only, so you can only use CD-R or CD-RW discs.

In order to use any of the DVD type discs you would nedd a new drive that is capable of burning to those types.

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As Larry says, you cannot burn a DVD on a drive that will burn CDs only. That's why you're getting the 'please insert disk' message. The CD drive won't 'see' the disk and it doesn't have the internal hardware to ever recognize or write to a DVD.

 

You can change the type of project you are burning in DVD Builder by going to File\ Change project type and making a VCD, SVCD or DVD on CD. Check the explanations for each type and find the one that fits your needs.

 

I'd also suggest that you burn those original photos to a DATA CD using Creator Classic. The pictures burned in DVD Builder will NOT be the original quality. The quality will probably be less and you want to preserve the original quality.

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OK, I have Easy Media Creator Suite 9. What I want to ask you now is, I just purchased a Dell laptop and it has a CD rewritable, DVD+RW drive so it should work for my project, "right". I just installed the program onto the laptop, but my project is saved on my external harddrive which I have to try and connect tomorrow.

 

All these different options you have to have and can have are confusing. This programming is confusing.

 

:huh:

 

So, with the DVD+RW drive on my laptop I should be able to burn it to "any" DVD disk shouldn't I. I hope it doesn't ask for a specific brand type.

 

More confusion :) Does the burner have only CD RW and DVD +RW capabiity? Most are burners that burn both plus and dash R or RW discs. I can't type the plus-dash sign but is that what you are seeing?

Buy good discs; not the inexpensive store brands. Read this discussion.

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As Larry says, you cannot burn a DVD on a drive that will burn CDs only. That's why you're getting the 'please insert disk' message. The CD drive won't 'see' the disk and it doesn't have the internal hardware to ever recognize or write to a DVD.

 

You can change the type of project you are burning in DVD Builder by going to File\ Change project type and making a VCD, SVCD or DVD on CD. Check the explanations for each type and find the one that fits your needs.

 

I'd also suggest that you burn those original photos to a DATA CD using Creator Classic. The pictures burned in DVD Builder will NOT be the original quality. The quality will probably be less and you want to preserve the original quality.

 

 

How do you change the settings from DVD to VCD???? I know you said go to File\Change project, but I went to FILE\PROJECT SETTINGS and it didn't give me an option. Is that the right option to go under???

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How do you change the settings from DVD to VCD???? I know you said go to File\Change project, but I went to FILE\PROJECT SETTINGS and it didn't give me an option. Is that the right option to go under???

 

In MyDVD, you click on File, then on New Project, then on SVCD or VCD. SVCD will give you better quality.

 

Then bring in your .dmsm file from VideoWave.

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I am am currently trying to switch the project type from DVD to VCD and I was told to:

 

Change the type of project you are burning in DVD Builder by going to File\ Change project type and making a VCD, SVCD or DVD on CD, but when I got into

 

FILE\PROJECT SETTINGS I don't get an option to switch the type of project it is.

 

What do I do???? :)

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I am am currently trying to switch the project type from DVD to VCD and I was told to:

 

Change the type of project you are burning in DVD Builder by going to File\ Change project type and making a VCD, SVCD or DVD on CD, but when I got into

 

FILE\PROJECT SETTINGS I don't get an option to switch the type of project it is.

 

What do I do???? :)

Go back into the program. Click on Help (up at the top), then click at the bottom of the menu where it says About, and it should tell you which Version you have.

 

Then let us know which Version - some menus are organized a bit differetly than others. :huh:

 

Lynn

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More confusion :) Does the burner have only CD RW and DVD +RW capabiity? Most are burners that burn both plus and dash R or RW discs. I can't type the plus-dash sign but is that what you are seeing?

Buy good discs; not the inexpensive store brands. Read this discussion.

 

Steve, to type the plus-dash sign (±), press Alt+0177. It works for me :huh:

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Er ... Bruce ... we aren't SURE which Version she has :)

Lynn

 

True. I'm using EMC 7 and in DVD Builder, you go to File\ Change Project type.......

 

What version are you using?

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FILE\PROJECT SETTINGS I don't get an option to switch the type of project it is.

What do I do???? :)

 

If you're using DVD Builder, it's NOT underneath the Project Settings. It's File\ CHANGE PROJECT TYPE.

 

If you're not using DVD Builder, please give us the version as Lynn requested.

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Go back into the program. Click on Help (up at the top), then click at the bottom of the menu where it says About, and it should tell you which Version you have.

 

Then let us know which Version - some menus are organized a bit differetly than others. :)

 

Lynn

 

 

 

I have version 9

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Er ... Bruce ... we aren't SURE which Version she has :huh:

 

Lynn

 

 

OK, I have Easy Media Creator Suite 9. What I want to ask you now is, I just purchased a Dell laptop and it has a CD rewritable, DVD+RW drive so it should work for my project, "right". I just installed the program onto the laptop, but my project is saved on my external harddrive which I have to try and connect tomorrow.

 

All these different options you have to have and can have are confusing. This programming is confusing.

 

:)

 

So, with the DVD+RW drive on my laptop I should be able to burn it to "any" DVD disk shouldn't I. I hope it doesn't ask for a specific brand type.

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I've made a movie to burn to a DVD, but it has it set to a Sony CD-RW. I thought you would be able to burn to any CD-R or CD-RW disk????

 

Can you change the default or am I going to have to go buy a Sony disk? :)

Do you have DVD burner or just a CD burner? Not sure if you'd be able to fit a DVD movie on a cd either.

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Can you tell your drive identifier - to get the ID string, right-click on the "my computer" icon, go to "properties" at the bottom of the menu, the hardware tab, then Device Manager, then click on the + alongside the CDROM icon.

 

Also, which Version of the program do you have, and which Operating System.

 

And, I assume you know that if you have a combo drive (burns CDs, reads CDs and DVDs), buying DVD burning software for it doesn't add the additional hardware needed to BURN DVDs.

 

Lynn

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What drive do you have and is that the only one?

 

 

I have both the D:\ drive and E:\ drive which is the CD burner.

 

This wasn't going to be a full blown DVD, I was just taking digital pictures and putting it into a DVD format.

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I have both the D:\ drive and E:\ drive which is the CD burner.

 

This wasn't going to be a full blown DVD, I was just taking digital pictures and putting it into a DVD format.

 

To create a DVD you need a DVD burner. With a only a CD burner available, you can only create a VCD or a SVCD. Please give the make/model of your burners, D: and E: do not tell us what kind of burner you have.

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