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Eugenia

Playing a previous My DVD production

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Can anyone help me with a problem. I have had every version of Roxio Easy Media Creator since version 7. I spent a few hundreds of dollars getting Version 9 to work. I increased the rom and ram memory. I recently went back to make a copy of a DVD i made using version 9. It tells me all my files are missing and each box in storyline mode shows a question mark-except the title. What have I done incorrectly? also, can I go back and make copies of those DVD productions made in version 8? I am confused. Any help or clarification is appreciated. :) Eugenia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My computer has Pentium 4, Windows XP, 1.5GB of ram, 180 GB of memory, a Nvida M4000Geforce video card, DVD burner,

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Can anyone help me with a problem. I have had every version of Roxio Easy Media Creator since version 7. I spent a few hundreds of dollars getting Version 9 to work. I increased the rom and ram memory. I recently went back to make a copy of a DVD i made using version 9. It tells me all my files are missing and each box in storyline mode shows a question mark-except the title. What have I done incorrectly? also, can I go back and make copies of those DVD productions made in version 8? I am confused. Any help or clarification is appreciated. :) Eugenia

My computer has Pentium 4, Windows XP, 1.5GB of ram, 180 GB of memory, a Nvida M4000Geforce video card, DVD burner,

 

If you are trying to make a copy of the DVD that you burned previously, use Disc Copier to do that.

 

If you are trying to do editing of a previous production that you made in VideoWave, then you have to have the files that you used, in the exact location that they were when you made the production. If you don't, you will get the question marks that you now see.

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Can anyone help me with a problem. I have had every version of Roxio Easy Media Creator since version 7. I spent a few hundreds of dollars getting Version 9 to work. I increased the rom and ram memory. I recently went back to make a copy of a DVD i made using version 9. It tells me all my files are missing and each box in storyline mode shows a question mark-except the title. What have I done incorrectly? also, can I go back and make copies of those DVD productions made in version 8? I am confused. Any help or clarification is appreciated. :) Eugenia

My computer has Pentium 4, Windows XP, 1.5GB of ram, 180 GB of memory, a Nvida M4000Geforce video card, DVD burner,

 

thank you so much for your response. I have made a backup on disc of the DVD. when I go back into my computer and find the DVD file and bring it up- I see question marks. I have tried to retrieve the files by using the browser but cannot locate them..as you suggested I could make a backup on disc copier. I was wondering if you could clarify for me one thing..If I want to make another disc of a DVD..and I have the ? and missing files showing up-do I have to reconstruct the whole thing, could I edit and make a new version,and if I made them on EMC 8 will they show up using the EMC9 program.

 

Please excuse me- I know this is not clear-but I have been totally confounded with this program. It is a great product with great results ehen I can get it do what I want. I guess I thought I could go back in and pull up the My DVD slideshow, music and titles and just make another copy or edit. Not sure how to find the files? Please bear with me...and know that I truly appreciate your efforts to help me. Eugenia

 

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If you have the original disc and you make a copy from it, nothing is missing! That is why they call it a 'copy'…

 

If you are trying to re-burn a saved Project and some of the files have been moved or deleted, you must 'reconnect' the links (find those files) or they will be removed from your project. You cannot expect a program to "remember" a picture after you have removed the picture!

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If you have the original disc and you make a copy from it, nothing is missing! That is why they call it a 'copy'…

 

If you are trying to re-burn a saved Project and some of the files have been moved or deleted, you must 'reconnect' the links (find those files) or they will be removed from your project. You cannot expect a program to "remember" a picture after you have removed the picture!

 

 

Thank you for your response. I guess I thought when I saved the file before I burned it-that I could call it up and make another copy. If I need to find the files and I have 100 pictures do I go back to the original edited file and re do the entire dvd? I wish to save the whole project and have it in a Roxio file. I know I did not have this problem with EMC8..so obviously I am doing something wrong when I save it and go back to open it and find all the squares in the storyline view have ???? and missing files. Would it be better to put the project together and save it in an iso file and then put it together into a DVD? Thank you

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Thank you for your response. I guess I thought when I saved the file before I burned it-that I could call it up and make another copy. If I need to find the files and I have 100 pictures do I go back to the original edited file and re do the entire dvd? I wish to save the whole project and have it in a Roxio file. I know I did not have this problem with EMC8..so obviously I am doing something wrong when I save it and go back to open it and find all the squares in the storyline view have ???? and missing files. Would it be better to put the project together and save it in an iso file and then put it together into a DVD? Thank you

 

 

Sorry I didn't respond sooner. 85 degrees here, and was out on the lake all day. ;)

 

When you save a production, in any EMC suite, or any other product's suite for that matter, you are not embedding your photos, video files, etc., into the file, for obvious reasons (file size). You are only saving instructions for what you want the software to do with the files that you have on your hard drive.

 

In other words, you are linking the instructions to where you have those pictures, etc. on your hard drive. If you move those files, after you have completed your production, when you come back later, and want to make another copy, you are SOL.

 

Now, a better way to do what you want to do, is burn your production to an image (.ISO) file, as you asked, or a folder set. You can then call up either of those and make as many copies of it as you want, and you don't need the photos, movie clips, etc, on your hard drive, in the same place that you had them when you made your production.

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Sorry I didn't respond sooner. 85 degrees here, and was out on the lake all day. ;)

 

When you save a production, in any EMC suite, or any other product's suite for that matter, you are not embedding your photos, video files, etc., into the file, for obvious reasons (file size). You are only saving instructions for what you want the software to do with the files that you have on your hard drive.

 

In other words, you are linking the instructions to where you have those pictures, etc. on your hard drive. If you move those files, after you have completed your production, when you come back later, and want to make another copy, you are SOL.

 

Now, a better way to do what you want to do, is burn your production to an image (.ISO) file, as you asked, or a folder set. You can then call up either of those and make as many copies of it as you want, and you don't need the photos, movie clips, etc, on your hard drive, in the same place that you had them when you made your production.

Thank you so much... I will go back and try to see where I put the files. Very good info and I can understand this now.., Thank you for your help... :)

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Thank you so much... I will go back and try to see where I put the files. Very good info and I can understand this now.., Thank you for your help... :)

 

 

You are welcome, and let us know how it works out for you. Good luck.

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