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Videowave Crashes Instead Of Loading File


paocook

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I'm very new to Roxio EMC and have taken over managing a production that was created in EMC 7 by someone who is no longer at my office.

 

I work for the Army and everyone has to log into their computers using a Common Access Card, which then sets individual profiles on the network. The person who originally created the video would have been logged into her computer that way. Further, she used photos that are stored on a shared network drive.

 

When I try to load the production in EMC 9, it shuts down Videowave with no explanation. Previously I had a hint at what was wrong -- it said it couldn't find one or more files and I noticed that the path name had the other person's CAC ID as part of it. I can bring up the file when I'm logged into her machine, using my CAC, but not on my computer where I have EMC 9 installed.

 

Do you think the network ID is the issue and if so, is there any way I can modify the file using the other person's machine so that the files will be recognized on mine?

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. If I can't get it to load, I'll have to totally re-create the production.

 

paocook

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You'll probably have to recreate the project in v9.

 

Two reasons,

 

First, as has already been noted, it's not designed to work over a network. A big part of that is because the project file only contains "poniter" to all the content and program effects that were used in it. So unless your pc is mapped identically as the other one was (which is almost impossible since some of it likely "points" to the other pc's C: drive), it'll never be able to connect those pointers correctly.

 

Second, depending on which app the project was built in, some of the content (like dvd menus) and some of the effects (like auto motion/pan & zoom) are engineered diferently in the two versions, so they will make the project uncompatible also. Since the two versions are engineered so differently, even on a standalone install, the projects are rarely if ever interchangeable.

 

 

Thanks much to both of you for the quick response. Guess I should have shopped around for a different product.

paocook

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I don't know if any CD authopring app will work in a network environment - as has been stated, the app uses pointers to access the data and this can't happen on network.

 

CD authoring isn't the only thing that won't work - try installing Norton on a server OS and you find out fast that won't work either.

 

The only way you would be able to work with the files is to manually transfer them to your workstation and then do the work there

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I'm very new to Roxio EMC and have taken over managing a production that was created in EMC 7 by someone who is no longer at my office.

 

I work for the Army and everyone has to log into their computers using a Common Access Card, which then sets individual profiles on the network. The person who originally created the video would have been logged into her computer that way. Further, she used photos that are stored on a shared network drive.

 

When I try to load the production in EMC 9, it shuts down Videowave with no explanation. Previously I had a hint at what was wrong -- it said it couldn't find one or more files and I noticed that the path name had the other person's CAC ID as part of it. I can bring up the file when I'm logged into her machine, using my CAC, but not on my computer where I have EMC 9 installed.

 

Do you think the network ID is the issue and if so, is there any way I can modify the file using the other person's machine so that the files will be recognized on mine?

 

Thanks for any help you can offer. If I can't get it to load, I'll have to totally re-create the production.

 

paocook

 

The program was not designed to be used in a network environment.

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You'll probably have to recreate the project in v9.

 

Two reasons,

 

First, as has already been noted, it's not designed to work over a network. A big part of that is because the project file only contains "poniter" to all the content and program effects that were used in it. So unless your pc is mapped identically as the other one was (which is almost impossible since some of it likely "points" to the other pc's C: drive), it'll never be able to connect those pointers correctly.

 

Second, depending on which app the project was built in, some of the content (like dvd menus) and some of the effects (like auto motion/pan & zoom) are engineered diferently in the two versions, so they will make the project uncompatible also. Since the two versions are engineered so differently, even on a standalone install, the projects are rarely if ever interchangeable.

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