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Ok, first I want to ask for NO flames from all the unlucky people that hate ROXIO right now :huh: But I want to express some positive news to this newsgroup about EMC8 for those wondering whether to buy it or not.

Ever since they came out with 8.0 I have visited this user group every day to see if things looked better regarding all the problems. I literally was horrified every day to read all the problems people are having!! But I needed a program that could be jack of all trades burning program... but not cost $400.

To make a long story short, after a few drinks :) I finally said, heck on it! Whats the worst that could happen!? If I back up all my files, even if it messes up I can reinstall the PC. I know it isnt what anyone WANTS to do, and surely there are a lot of problems ROXIO should be fixing yesterday but my post is purely to the people horrified to try it and sit on the fence, not to state it is fair.

The bottom line is that I installed vers 8.0 with NO PROBLEMS. And for the past two weeks have burned DVDs from many of the different segments (MyDVD, Videowave, MusicDVD, etc) and have not experienced the issues so many have.

So the point that there are many variables that affect some and not others HAS to be correct. I had pretty much every thing installed that others said could cause problems such as an ATI card... etc. All I did was uninstall all prior version of Drag to Disc, and updated all my drivers... then defragged and installed the program. I then updated to 8.05 (I am in the US) and away I went. I did however stop MediaManager from auto searching and I did not install the useless Drag-to-disc! It isnt worth the hassle of conflicting with Windows burning properties IMHO.

Well I have blabbed on enough, but after all the negative I wanted to express there are some that don't have a problem with it. To everyone else, good luck!! I know its frustrating!!

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What, a positive post?

Thanks for some good news. Of course, people who are pleased with what they buy don't always brag about it and forums like this are really for people who have problems, concerns and what to learn more.

Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion.

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Ok, first I want to ask for NO flames from all the unlucky people that hate ROXIO right now :huh: But I want to express some positive news to this newsgroup about EMC8 for those wondering whether to buy it or not.

Ever since they came out with 8.0 I have visited this user group every day to see if things looked better regarding all the problems. I literally was horrified every day to read all the problems people are having!! But I needed a program that could be jack of all trades burning program... but not cost $400.

To make a long story short, after a few drinks :) I finally said, heck on it! Whats the worst that could happen!? If I back up all my files, even if it messes up I can reinstall the PC. I know it isnt what anyone WANTS to do, and surely there are a lot of problems ROXIO should be fixing yesterday but my post is purely to the people horrified to try it and sit on the fence, not to state it is fair.

The bottom line is that I installed vers 8.0 with NO PROBLEMS. And for the past two weeks have burned DVDs from many of the different segments (MyDVD, Videowave, MusicDVD, etc) and have not experienced the issues so many have.

So the point that there are many variables that affect some and not others HAS to be correct. I had pretty much every thing installed that others said could cause problems such as an ATI card... etc. All I did was uninstall all prior version of Drag to Disc, and updated all my drivers... then defragged and installed the program. I then updated to 8.05 (I am in the US) and away I went.

Well I have blabbed on enough, but after all the negative I wanted to express there are some that don't have a problem with it. To everyone else, good luck!! I know its frustrating!!

 

High fives to you, for your post. It is good to hear the success side of the software, once in awhile.

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Before anyone asks I wanted to post my Computers stats for my install:

Sony PC 3.0 Ghz P4

WinXP (SP2)

1.5 Gig ram

Generic Built In Video capture card (?)

ATI 9200 Radeon Vid Card

Soundblaster Audigy 2 SoundCard

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Thanks for the post photodan. Glad to hear it hasn't been the nightmare some of the posts here make it out to be.

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Ok, first I want to ask for NO flames from all the unlucky people that hate ROXIO right now :) But I want to express some positive news to this newsgroup about EMC8 for those wondering whether to buy it or not.

 

Thank you for your advice. I am wondering since about 10 days if I should open my new EMC 8 package. But I needed someone like you to finally open it. Thanks a lot. I will happilly dare to open it NOW, without a drink, without fear. Thanks!!!! :huh:

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Thank you for your advice. I am wondering since about 10 days if I should open my new EMC 8 package. But I needed someone like you to finally open it. Thanks a lot. I will happilly dare to open it NOW, without a drink, without fear. Thanks!!!! :huh:

 

I found that sipping on a beer or two, made the installation go smoothly. :)

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Thank you for your advice. I am wondering since about 10 days if I should open my new EMC 8 package. But I needed someone like you to finally open it. Thanks a lot. I will happilly dare to open it NOW, without a drink, without fear. Thanks!!!! :huh:

 

Wow, the pressure builds. I hope everything goes well for you!! Let us know how it goes! Then we ALL can have a few beers to celebrate!!? :)

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Wow, the pressure builds. I hope everything goes well for you!! Let us know how it goes! Then we ALL can have a few beers to celebrate!!? :)

 

LOL! Larry and I are both from Minnesota. You are from Pa. Paul is from New Orleans. I don't know where Chanty and Jeff are from. We need to all find a central location to slug down a few. :huh:

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I vote to visit Paul so we can enjoy Mardi Gras in style. LOL

Even I'm not participating this year. I'm taking a well earned 4 day weekend while what's left of this city tries to forget it's last 6 months.

However, everyone is welcome to come spend their money and help our economy. Heck, even if you don't come and spend your money, with what it's going to cost to fix us up, we'll all be paying for it for years.

Now next year, while it won't be perfect, we should be able to really put on our best party for the world.

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From what I'm reading in the Houston paper, NO is about to put up toll roads for people just to try to get into the city. Especially for some ex residents !. :)

Even I'm not participating this year. I'm taking a well earned 4 day weekend while what's left of this city tries to forget it's last 6 months.

However, everyone is welcome to come spend their money and help our economy. Heck, even if you don't come and spend your money, with what it's going to cost to fix us up, we'll all be paying for it for years.

Now next year, while it won't be perfect, we should be able to really put on our best party for the world.

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LOL! Larry and I are both from Minnesota. You are from Pa. Paul is from New Orleans. I don't know where Chanty and Jeff are from. We need to all find a central location to slug down a few. :)

 

Sounds good to me! I hope chanty777 lets us know soon so we can start!

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Sounds good to me! I hope chanty777 lets us know soon so we can start!

I hate to miss the party, but about all I been drinking this week is Nyquil :)

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I hate to miss the party, but about all I been drinking this week is Nyquil :huh:

 

Still not getting rid of it? #$^@. I may need pain killers for my back. We got another 8" of snow today, and I have to blow snow again tomorrow. 3rd time this week, and my back is out already. We have had 17" of snow since Monday. It is pretty outside, but a nuisance. I am ready for Summer. :)

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LOL! Larry and I are both from Minnesota. You are from Pa. Paul is from New Orleans. I don't know where Chanty and Jeff are from. We need to all find a central location to slug down a few. :)

 

 

I'm from Western PA

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Still not getting rid of it? #$^@. I may need pain killers for my back. We got another 8" of snow today, and I have to blow snow again tomorrow. 3rd time this week, and my back is out already. We have had 17" of snow since Monday. It is pretty outside, but a nuisance. I am ready for Summer. :huh:

I'm feeling a bit better especially since I've now shared it with the wife :) Only difference is, I not good at cooking chicken soup unless it's barbequed :D

You can keep the snow, I'll wait till it melts and use the water to brew some more beer.

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Ok, first I want to ask for NO flames from all the unlucky people that hate ROXIO right now :) But I want to express some positive news to this newsgroup about EMC8 for those wondering whether to buy it or not.

Ever since they came out with 8.0 I have visited this user group every day to see if things looked better regarding all the problems. I literally was horrified every day to read all the problems people are having!!

 

 

I havent had any problems that others have had, infact, this software is really easy to use!!

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There are a lot of people who never experience any problems.

 

When there is a Problem they are generally discussed in these forms. We (the members of this form) do our best to try to find solutions and share infotmation, tricks, etc

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Still not getting rid of it? #$^@. I may need pain killers for my back. We got another 8" of snow today, and I have to blow snow again tomorrow. 3rd time this week, and my back is out already. We have had 17" of snow since Monday. It is pretty outside, but a nuisance. I am ready for Summer. :D

 

To cold for me Bruce it was a pleasent 27C (81F) here today ideal beer drinking weather. :):huh:

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I'm from Western PA

 

Hey Jeff, where? I'm going to be back in my home town of New Castle in late March -- if you are close tp there, perhaps we can have a beer or two and forget about those other guys who are planning a party without us ! :)

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There are a lot of people who never experience any problems.

 

When there is a Problem they are generally discussed in these forms. We (the members of this form) do our best to try to find solutions and share infotmation, tricks, etc

 

Thank you for a positive review, however, before I purchase this product. When creating a slideshow via Videowave or Slideshow option, the this version allow an audio clip to loop or not?

 

Please advice

 

Regards,

Noel Francisco

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