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Sonic DigitalMedia Plus v7



Tech support kept telling me there was a v7.4 but my software is v7...anybody know what she was talking about and if it exists and how I get it?


STILL trying to figure out how to burn avi files to a DVD...keeps telling me I need a decoder...everytime I talk to customer service they tell me something different to download or to uninstall and re-install and it's always the same error message when I try to burn avi files...sigh.


Biff :(

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According to this old press release I found on the Sonic site (click here) it seems that Digital Media Plus is a "bundle" of Sonic applications provided by HP with their notebook computers.


The release says in part,

Marin County, California (June 28, 2005) — Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced that Sonic MyDVD® for DVD creation and video editing, and Easy Archive™ for archiving and data backup, have been added to HP’s current Sonic bundle of RecordNow®, Drive Letter Access™ (DLA), and Express Labeler™ applications on new HP business and consumer notebook PCs. The suite of applications, known as DigitalMedia™ Plus, features a central task-based application hub and streamlined user interface(1).


Since HP are giving this software out, you should contact them with your query about 7.4.




AVI files are 'container files' holding video which has been compressed by any of a large number of compressors such as DivX, XviD, H264, 3IVX, Indeo, and so on. To expand these files back to their normal huge size you need decompressors to match the compressor which was used, so the main task before you can convert and burn them to a video DVD is (1) to find out what compressor(s) they use, and (2) install decompressor(s) to match.


(1) A very useful FREE utility is GSpot. It lets you see what compressor was used to make a particular AVI. Here's a link to a page on Afterdawn.Com which will tell you all about it and allow you to download it.

(click here)


(2) Once you have found out the compressor used, an Internet search will show you places where you can get the necessary codec (compressor/decompressor). Sites like freecodec.com and Afterdawn, and doom9.net will also suggest the most useful codec sets to get. Almost all are free downloads.




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