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I have a general question. I bought EMC 9 really just to rip and burn music CD's and I have always considered the "extra" functions to be bloatware. The backup stuff isn't robust enough to do away with a real backup program and the photo editing hardly does anything compared to Paint Shop Pro. I've tried using the video editing but I've never gotten far because it always hangs my machine. I haven't had this problem with the free Windows Movie Maker that came with Windows. I have a relatively new machine - it's an Intel Dual Core Duo machine with 2 GB of memory and a recent video card. Does anyone actually use these other parts of EMC 9? I mean, do they actually work? Or, are they the kind of applications where you need to spend days going through these message boards then tweaking your computer in a very specific way to get things to work? I'm just curious. I've used much more complex applications and this one just seems to be a hodge-podge of odds and ends tossed together by some marketing people then fronted with a menu that kind looks like lipstick on a pig. Are there some people out there that really like this product?

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I mean, do they actually work? Or, are they the kind of applications where you need to spend days going through these message boards then tweaking your computer in a very specific way to get things to work? I'm just curious.
Yes, EMC 9 has always worked fine for me since day 1. I burn 6 or 7 DVDs a week of TV shows for my sister that doesn't have cable. It's odd that some software works fine on some machines and not on others, but that's the way it's always been for Windows.
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I have a general question. I bought EMC 9 really just to rip and burn music CD's and I have always considered the "extra" functions to be bloatware. The backup stuff isn't robust enough to do away with a real backup program and the photo editing hardly does anything compared to Paint Shop Pro. I've tried using the video editing but I've never gotten far because it always hangs my machine. I haven't had this problem with the free Windows Movie Maker that came with Windows. I have a relatively new machine - it's an Intel Dual Core Duo machine with 2 GB of memory and a recent video card. Does anyone actually use these other parts of EMC 9? I mean, do they actually work? Or, are they the kind of applications where you need to spend days going through these message boards then tweaking your computer in a very specific way to get things to work? I'm just curious. I've used much more complex applications and this one just seems to be a hodge-podge of odds and ends tossed together by some marketing people then fronted with a menu that kind looks like lipstick on a pig. Are there some people out there that really like this product?

 

I do a lot of video work, along with many other programs in the suite, and I don't have problems. I really like the product.

 

Computer maintenance is a big factor in whether or not a user has problems with this software or other programs. The first thing to do is shut off all the crap that starts up when the computer boots.

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Some swear by it - others swear at it.

 

The photo-editing - sure, that doesn't compare to standalone dedicated apps - but can PSP make you a slide show on a DVD that will let you play it on the player and show your pics in the TV screen?

 

Video editing - try reading the posts in the Tips and Tricks section - there are tutorials on it there. The main thing to remember in video work, it does take all the resources you have and you MUST shut down any background apps while it does its thing

 

Windows recording - again, that will just let you do a basic file - not one you can play on a standalone player. Sure - edit in that if you like but you will at some point have to bring it into Videowave or MyDVD to render it to 'standard' video DVD format

 

 

The backup stuff - I prefer dedicated programs for that myself. It does work (but I'd strongly recommend losing Drag to Disc - uninstall that from add/remove programs)

 

One final point - you may have a 'new' video card - but I'll bet that if you check at the nVidia or ATI website you'll find your drivers are way out of date

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