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Videowave 7 Vs. Videowave 8


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I needed a program to import video from DVD and perform simple editing tasks. I purchased EMC Deluxe Suite 8 which arrived on Monday but am starting to think this might not be the right product for me. The most annoying issue is the sluggish import time of .vob files from DVD. I read in the forums that VW 7 does this faster. Since I don't require anything fancy - just the basics, I'm wondering whether I wouldn't be better off switching to VW 7 or EMC 7.

 

Also I'd like to know what VW 8 does that VW 7 doesn't - the new features might be irrelevant to what I want to do and that would help to clarify things for me.

 

I'd appreciate feedback from long-time users so please share your comments and experiences.

 

TIA

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You are correct, capture does take longer in V8.
That is an understatement! After many trials and tribulations, I FINALLY got EMC 7.5 to work and quickly learned that the capture time is a fraction of what it was with EMC 8. I am really happy that I made the switch though sorting through all the install glitches was a HUGE headache. :huh:

 

Now I can finally get down to work. Undoubtedly, I'll have more questions as I get on with it.

 

Thanks all for the feedback. :)

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I needed a program to import video from DVD and perform simple editing tasks.

 

You didn't post your computer specifications. EMC8 requires more computer resources than 7.

 

I'm still using 7 and if you need simple editing, then that product may be better for you.

 

If you're looking to edit 16:9 video, then you need 8. There are a lot more special effects and ability to import more types of video in 8.

 

If you can find EMC 7, that will give you more options to burn DVDs than VW 7. However, there's no 'right' answer as to which version to use.

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Thanks. You comments are helpful.

 

You didn't post your computer specifications. EMC8 requires more computer resources than 7.
My computer has plenty of resources - P4, 1 gig RAM etc. I should probably update my video driver though . . .

 

I'm still using 7 and if you need simple editing, then that product may be better for you.

 

If you're looking to edit 16:9 video, then you need 8. There are a lot more special effects and ability to import more types of video in 8.

I won't be needing to work in widescreen, have no need for special effects and will only be working from .vob files from DVD (no camcorder etc.). Can 7 deal with AC3 audio format? (6 couldn't!)

 

If you can find EMC 7, that will give you more options to burn DVDs than VW 7.
What's the difference between EMC 7 and 7.5?
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Many users have found that simply copying the *.vob files to their HD and renaming them to *.mpg works.
I tried that and Windows Media Player plays the 800 MB+ .mpg file just fine. However, when I try to open it in Video Wave, all I get is about 12 seconds not the 20+ minute file. What am I doing wrong? How can I get the entire file into VW??
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What's the difference between EMC 7 and 7.5?

 

Sorry. I'm actually using 7.5. 7.5 has some Sonic programs added like My DVD slideshow, Backup My PC, etc. The Roxio programs like VideoWave and DVD Builder are basically the same. I think 7.5 has more options on how to play menu items than 7.1.

 

However, since you've already bought 8, you might want to set up the importing feature and let it import while you're away from the computer.

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I tried that and Windows Media Player plays the 800 MB+ .mpg file just fine. However, when I try to open it in Video Wave, all I get is about 12 seconds not the 20+ minute file. What am I doing wrong? How can I get the entire file into VW??

 

It does not work in every case…

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After a few days of frustration, I decided to return EMC 8 and try EMC 7.5. Down the line, I can upgrade to 8 if necessary. Thanks for all the feedback.

 

Well, good luck to you. Since you never did list your computer specs, I have think that you don't have the horses to run the newer software. You posted that your system has plenty of resources, so why didn't you list those resources?

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Well, good luck to you. Since you never did list your computer specs, I have think that you don't have the horses to run the newer software. You posted that your system has plenty of resources, so why didn't you list those resources?
Yes, I did up a few posts ago - P4, 1 gig RAM. Here's some more . . . HD 75% free, XP Pro, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000. Plenty of horses, I think.
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Yes, I did up a few posts ago - P4, 1 gig RAM. Here's some more . . . HD 75% free, XP Pro, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000. Plenty of horses, I think.

 

You did not list the size of the processor. That is the reason for what I posted. P4's start out at a little over 1Ghz. Anything under 2.2Ghz for video work, is pushing it.

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