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I have Roxio Creator Basic 9 and am using slideshow. I have a 127 picture slideshow with about 17 minutes of audio background. I have added text to a number of pictures. I then created a file and used MyDVD to burn it. When I play the DVD it takes anywhere from 20 - 45 seconds per picture with text (seems the more text, the longer it stays) before the text goes away and then another 8 seconds (which is what I set the slide duration to) to go to the next picture. How do I correct this? :unsure: I can't find anywhere that allows me to change any timing of text added pictures.

 

Also, I get about 1/3 or so of the way through and then it abruptely stops and starts over. I cannot even manually go past to view the other pictures. :huh: (FYI - somewhere along the way I saved this as an image and burned the image to DVD.)

 

One other question. Money is really tight right now for me and I was wondering just how much better VideoWave is (have seen some good things about it on other posts) to use, and what other capabilities will I get if I purchase the suite?

 

Thank you in advance!

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Unfortunately that could be part of the problem. As a trial, switch to software mode and try again.

 

Once you get the information on that video card, go to the manufacturer's web site and download in install new video drivers for it. That card could have been on the shelf for several months so it really may need to be update. Also make sure that you have an up-to-date Microsoft's DirectX 9c on your computer.

 

Your computer is sort of on the low end of the system requirements so make sure nothing else is running when you are doing the video work. That includes your anti-virus and anti-mal ware. You, of course will be disconnected from the INTERNET.

 

 

OK, I went ahead and purchased EMC9 Suite so hopefully I only have one last question. Do you recommend creating a slideshow in Videowave and then going to MyDVD and creating the DVD by adding a new movie or going straight into MyDVD and creating the slideshow from there, or is it 6 of 1 - half dozen the other?

 

BTW I updated my video driver too - thx.

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OK, I went ahead and purchased EMC9 Suite so hopefully I only have one last question. Do you recommend creating a slideshow in Videowave and then going to MyDVD and creating the DVD by adding a new movie or going straight into MyDVD and creating the slideshow from there, or is it 6 of 1 - half dozen the other?

 

BTW I updated my video driver too - thx.

 

 

I would do all my creations in VideoWave. Much more flexible and can do more with what you got. Check out "Storyline" and "Timeline" modes in VideoWave and see which you prefer. Personally, I use the "Timeline" mode.

 

Here is a link in Tips and Tricks from sknis on a good route to take for creating a DVD. Works everytime for me. Read Here

 

For a good start, read and become familiar with the PINNED topics in the "Tips and Tricks'. Good luck and let us know how it turns out or if you need more info.

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I have Roxio Creator Basic 9 and am using slideshow. I have a 127 picture slideshow with about 17 minutes of audio background. I have added text to a number of pictures. I then created a file and used MyDVD to burn it. When I play the DVD it takes anywhere from 20 - 45 seconds per picture with text (seems the more text, the longer it stays) before the text goes away and then another 8 seconds (which is what I set the slide duration to) to go to the next picture. How do I correct this? :unsure: I can't find anywhere that allows me to change any timing of text added pictures.

 

Also, I get about 1/3 or so of the way through and then it abruptely stops and starts over. I cannot even manually go past to view the other pictures. :huh: (FYI - somewhere along the way I saved this as an image and burned the image to DVD.)

 

One other question. Money is really tight right now for me and I was wondering just how much better VideoWave is (have seen some good things about it on other posts) to use, and what other capabilities will I get if I purchase the suite?

 

Thank you in advance!

 

Creator 9 basic? Is it something that came with your computer or with a piece if hardware (like a burner)? That's an OEM software is is not supposed to be sold elsewhere (but is). There are a lot of different versions depending on what the OEM manufacturer wanted.

 

I'm guessing that in your version, when you go to create a video slide show, you have a Slide Show Assistant. That does not allow you to make a whole lot of adjustments. Does the Assistant have two or three steps?

 

Did you deselect loop audio when you added the music files? Do you have the option of "Fit to Audio" and did you try that rather than set the duration?

 

How did you make the file? Do you mean that when you clciked finish that the main My DVD screen opened with that slide show on the menu? So many questions because there are so many possibilities. Sorry.

 

Please post your computer specs. It could be that some of the problems you are seeing are related to your hardware and buying something better may not be a good solution.

 

There could be a lot of other possible causes. Where did you get the images? What format? Same thing about the audio. Where did you get it and what format. If any of it is from an on-line store, you cannot use that directly in the program. The program also seems to like wav files rather than some mp3 formats.

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Creator 9 basic? Is it something that came with your computer or with a piece if hardware (like a burner)? That's an OEM software is is not supposed to be sold elsewhere (but is). There are a lot of different versions depending on what the OEM manufacturer wanted.

 

I'm guessing that in your version, when you go to create a video slide show, you have a Slide Show Assistant. That does not allow you to make a whole lot of adjustments. Does the Assistant have two or three steps?

 

Did you deselect loop audio when you added the music files? Do you have the option of "Fit to Audio" and did you try that rather than set the duration?

 

How did you make the file? Do you mean that when you clciked finish that the main My DVD screen opened with that slide show on the menu? So many questions because there are so many possibilities. Sorry.

 

Please post your computer specs. It could be that some of the problems you are seeing are related to your hardware and buying something better may not be a good solution.

 

There could be a lot of other possible causes. Where did you get the images? What format? Same thing about the audio. Where did you get it and what format. If any of it is from an on-line store, you cannot use that directly in the program. The program also seems to like wav files rather than some mp3 formats.

 

 

Got it with purchase of a burner.

 

Yes I have slideshow assistant.

 

It has 3 steps.

 

Yes I deselected loop.

 

Did not try fit to audio.

 

I made the file in step 3 that has "save project" "burn DVD" "create file" options. step 1 allows me to add pictures and background audio. step 2 allows me to choose a format and duration (also pan and zoom - although I'm not even sure what that does).

 

just bought a brand new video card (can't remember name but it was $135.00 at Best Buy and am able to use, and am using, the hardware graphics).

 

1.5 Ghz 1 Gb ram. XP Professional

 

The image was made through this version of Creator

 

I have mp3 and .wav, but the audio portion has been fine.

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just bought a brand new video card (can't remember name but it was $135.00 at Best Buy and am able to use, and am using, the hardware graphics).

 

Unfortunately that could be part of the problem. As a trial, switch to software mode and try again.

 

Once you get the information on that video card, go to the manufacturer's web site and download in install new video drivers for it. That card could have been on the shelf for several months so it really may need to be update. Also make sure that you have an up-to-date Microsoft's DirectX 9c on your computer.

 

Your computer is sort of on the low end of the system requirements so make sure nothing else is running when you are doing the video work. That includes your anti-virus and anti-mal ware. You, of course will be disconnected from the INTERNET.

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