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DL Disks


mr. panda

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Hello,

 

I just purchased Easy CD and DVD Burning version 6.21.

Thought I could upgrade it to version 7.

 

Roxio just told me this can not be upgraded.

 

What I am trying to find out is which versions of Roxio Software can record on DL Disks?

 

I am uanble to find a version 7 or higher Easy CD and DVD Burning disk.

Did Roxio ever make a version 7 or 8 of Easy CD and DVD Burning or do they call it something different?

 

Would like it to operate the exact same as this software but be able to handl DL Disks.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

mr. panda

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If you are looking just for EMC 7 versions, I suggest that you purchase EMC version 7.5 retail and then download the update for it. 7.5 is, IMHO, much better than 7.

 

Frank...

Thank You!

 

This is exactly what I neded to know in regards to version 7.

 

But this version is not as widly available as version 8.

 

In regards to version 8, are there also more than one version.

Which version is better?

 

mr. panda

 

Also, make sure you are getting a "Retail" version, not a "Basic" version of the suite. The basic ones are likely not going to support DL.

 

IMHO, either go for the 7 or 7.5, or look at 9. I would stay away from v 8.

 

 

Ok,

 

just read this reply.

 

Will now stay away from versions 8.

 

Are versions 7 and 7.5 EMC or Suite's?

 

Will make sure I get Retail version.

 

Thanks,

 

Mr. panda

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There are at least 5 or 6 variants of v 8 products (retail ones) plus some limited functionality "basic" ones that people got with hardware or sytems.

 

If all you are doing is working with data for burning, any of the EMC 8 suites will suffice (avoid the standalone Videowave's, Photsuites, MyDVD's lines).

 

If you are also wanting to do video work, you'll want the EMC 8 Deluxe Suite.

 

 

Thank You!

 

This is exactly what I neded to know in regards to version 7.

 

But this version is not as widly available as version 8.

 

In regards to version 8, are there also more than one version.

Which version is better?

 

mr. panda

 

 

 

 

Ok,

 

just read this reply.

 

Will now stay away from versions 8.

 

Are versions 7 and 7.5 EMC or Suite's?

 

Will make sure I get Retail version.

 

Thanks,

 

Mr. panda

7 and 7.5 EMC are suites. There are some standalone v 7 products like Videowave and Photosuite, but those are not what you need for what you described you want to do. Look for the retail version of either 7 or 7.5 EMC suite and you should be good.

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What are you intending to do with DL discs???

 

Movies or Data?

 

If Data, how are expecting them to work?

 

You will find that DL is not a walk in the park when it comes to compatibility! I have 3 DVD Players, of which ONE will play DL discs. Of the 4 DVD-ROM & Burners around my house, only the Burners can read DL discs.

 

DL 'dash' media does not work as a multi-session data disc, whereas DL 'plus' will…

 

I need extra space on disks.

 

Movies saved to my HD which I assume would be "data".

 

Yes,

 

it is my understanding that there are significant compatability problems to say the least.

 

DL Plus disks supposidly are more compatable.

 

Since prices on DL disks have come way down I can try some test copies.

 

DL RW disks should be available later on in the year.

 

Seems like I really should try Image Burn first.

 

I tend to like at least two burning tools that is why I aslked about Roxio.

 

Thanks,

 

Mr. panda

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I need extra space on disks.

 

Movies saved to my HD which I assume would be "data".

 

Yes,

 

it is my understanding that there are significant compatability problems to say the least.

 

DL Plus disks supposidly are more compatable.

 

Since prices on DL disks have come way down I can try some test copies.

 

DL RW disks should be available later on in the year.

 

Seems like I really should try Image Burn first.

 

I tend to like at least two burning tools that is why I aslked about Roxio.

 

Thanks,

 

Mr. panda

Keep in mind Image Burn only burns a "Disc Image" file you already have (or have created) to a disc. It can't be used to select files to burn to a disc like creator classic does.

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I hope you don't think of DVD/RW discs as a "great-big floppy-disc".

 

This info is pinned to the top of the V.7 / 7.5 Backup / Data / Copy board -

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=12382

 

'Course, I managed to learn the hard way about RW media, even tho I had been warned.

 

Lynn

 

Giant Floppy.

 

Never thought of that!

 

But Giant HD maybe!

 

Ha!

 

DL Disks.

 

Larger capacity than standard blank DVD.

 

That is all.

 

Mr. panda

 

 

Keep in mind Image Burn only burns a "Disc Image" file you already have (or have created) to a disc. It can't be used to select files to burn to a disc like creator classic does.

Exactly why I am looing into Roxio in the first place.

 

Excellent information!

 

Thank you,

 

mr. panda

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I trust you READ the info in the link.

 

Packet-Writing in general, and RW media, and especially the combination of them, is an excellent way to permanantly LOSE the data.

 

You can put more info on DVD than CD, but the tinier pits and lands - even tho sandwiched in plastic - is a bit riskier than on CD.

 

It's your data; you can put it at risk if you want. :huh:

 

Lynn

 

 

Lynn,

 

I am very intrigued by your reply.

 

Will now read the information in the link.

 

Do not know anything about packet-writing.

What it is Etc.

Will try to find it on the link or try looking it up.

 

All I am trying to do is copy a movie that is saved on my HD to a DL disk so I have more room.

Nothing special or fancy.

 

No problems experienced using Roxio or Shrink using a standard blank DVD Plus.

 

I trully appreciate your help on this issue.

 

Sincerely,

 

mr. Panda

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In my post above (#12 in the thread) is a URL in the form of a link, that is, you click on it and a pop-up will appear with the link.

 

If you have you computer buttoned down too tight to use ANY popups (which I consider ridiculous, but some of the security programs do that if not told otherwise), highlight the link, and either

  • Ctrl+C to copy, then go to the address bar and Ctrl+V to paste it, OR
  • right-click and select copy to copy, then go to the address bar and right-click and select past to paste it
And hit go.

 

Lynn

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You can avoid the problems with packet writing by using Creator Classic which is included in EMC 7+, 8 or 9 and will write to dual layer DVDs. ( Drag to Disk is the program you want to avoid.)

 

If you're using DVD Builder, or Disk Copy to copy the movie to a dual layer DVD, you're also not using the packet writing software included in EMC

 

However, none of the Roxio programs will copy a copy protected DVD.

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You will find that DL is not a walk in the park when it comes to compatibility! I have 3 DVD Players, of which ONE will play DL discs. Of the 4 DVD-ROM & Burners around my house, only the Burners can read DL discs.

 

Not a big mystery! Open DVDinfo Pro and choose the DVDRom Drive, now look for the Drives Supported Read Features. Does any DL even show or have a check by them? DVD-Rom should be checked and the drive should play a bought DL disc that is a DVD-Rom.

 

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6 was the last to be called ECD - 7 upwards became Easy Media Creator. All versions from 7 onwards support DL

 

Latest version is 9 De Luxe.

 

There is a free 30 day trial of EMC 9 available here

Outstanding!

 

No wonder I was confused?

 

Does version 7 work the same as ECD?

 

Thank you so much,

 

mr. panda

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Outstanding!

 

No wonder I was confused?

 

Does version 7 work the same as ECD?

 

Thank you so much,

 

mr. panda

 

A LOT more bells and whistles - but it hasn't been sold for a while now. You could check on ebay and see if it can be obtained there

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A LOT more bells and whistles - but it hasn't been sold for a while now. You could check on ebay and see if it can be obtained there

Exactly where I am looking.

Do not need anything fancy or special.

Just something for DL Disks.

 

There are more version 8's for sale at the moment.

So I will most likely look into them.

 

Now I must find out if my Nero can work with DL disks.

 

Thanks,

 

mr. panda

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Also, make sure you are getting a "Retail" version, not a "Basic" version of the suite. The basic ones are likely not going to support DL.

 

IMHO, either go for the 7 or 7.5, or look at 9. I would stay away from v 8.

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Giant Floppy.

 

Never thought of that!

 

But Giant HD maybe!

 

Ha!

 

DL Disks.

 

Larger capacity than standard blank DVD.

 

That is all.

 

Mr. panda

I trust you READ the info in the link.

 

Packet-Writing in general, and RW media, and especially the combination of them, is an excellent way to permanantly LOSE the data.

 

You can put more info on DVD than CD, but the tinier pits and lands - even tho sandwiched in plastic - is a bit riskier than on CD.

 

It's your data; you can put it at risk if you want. :huh:

 

Lynn

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You can avoid the problems with packet writing by using Creator Classic which is included in EMC 7+, 8 or 9 and will write to dual layer DVDs. ( Drag to Disk is the program you want to avoid.)

 

If you're using DVD Builder, or Disk Copy to copy the movie to a dual layer DVD, you're also not using the packet writing software included in EMC

 

However, none of the Roxio programs will copy a copy protected DVD.

Yes,

 

I am avoiding using Drag To Disk.

 

No need for this.

 

Not expecting Roxio to burn protected disks.

 

That is why I have the information on my HD.

 

I was just asking about Creator Classic.

 

Thank you,

 

Mr. panda

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What are you intending to do with DL discs???

 

Movies or Data?

 

If Data, how are expecting them to work?

 

You will find that DL is not a walk in the park when it comes to compatibility! I have 3 DVD Players, of which ONE will play DL discs. Of the 4 DVD-ROM & Burners around my house, only the Burners can read DL discs.

 

DL 'dash' media does not work as a multi-session data disc, whereas DL 'plus' will…

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I was just asking about Creator Classic.

 

Then version 7 or above should work for you. I'm using version 7.1 and you can burn your files to a dual layer DVD or an image file.

 

Both Creator Classic and Disk Copier are included in EMC 7.1 or 7.5 and both will burn image files (.iso), so you'll have two separate programs in one package that will burn image files which you said you wanted.

 

Creative Classic allows you to burn your files straight to a DVD if you prefer.

 

Hope that helps.

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