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Newbie Seeking Update Guidance


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I have used Roxio version 5.3 for many years to copy and create Cd's and back up files. I also have NERO 6+++ which I have used thus far to satisfy my Cd, Iso, and recently DVD needs plus all the rest.

 

With the purchase of the new Plextor 800 DVD-+RW. I got a version of Roxio 9.0 EMC..

 

Should I install it, or stay with Nero?

 

Will I loose the CDDB access?

 

what other issues will come about?

 

thanks

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I would suggest that 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. However if you want to try your knackered, OEM version of EMC9 there's no reason why you should remove Nero - I use 6.6.1.15. Just don't install Drag-to-Disc if you have Nero's InCD installed.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

thanks for the fast reply. Frankly, for eveyday copying of CD's and/or backing up file copies, I love EMC 6x... it is so simple!

 

Nero on the other hand, provides so many tools to do most other things. My needs are pretty simple for the most part. I make backup copies of Music Cd's for use in our cars and now begun getting into Movie DVD's with the introduction of a DVD burner. I am somewhat overwhelmed with the entire DVD process and the single/dual layer + & - issues.

 

so you can see how I would be hesitant to forge ahead and use ANOTHER CD/DVD authoring software, when I am NOT even certain of what I'm doing NOW!

 

Do the latest versions of EMC still provide CDDB ability?

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thanks for the fast reply. Frankly, for eveyday copying of CD's and/or backing up file copies, I love EMC 6x... it is so simple!

 

Nero on the other hand, provides so many tools to do most other things. My needs are pretty simple for the most part. I make backup copies of Music Cd's for use in our cars and now begun getting into Movie DVD's with the introduction of a DVD burner. I am somewhat overwhelmed with the entire DVD process and the single/dual layer + & - issues.

 

so you can see how I would be hesitant to forge ahead and use ANOTHER CD/DVD authoring software, when I am NOT even certain of what I'm doing NOW!

 

Do the latest versions of EMC still provide CDDB ability?

 

Yes, EMC 10 - the latest does have the on-line music data base access. What you got with your burner is an crippled OEM version so it may not have the CD burning ability. Caution, the older versions seemed to have a better CD burning application. The one now is very different and you may not like it.

 

As for learning, you are probably in better shape that those who used EMC 7 since there were so many changes anything that worked before did not work the same way.

 

Suggestion: There is a trial version of EMC 9 available for download in another section of this forum. First make sure that your computer will far exceed the minimum requirements. Download it and try to see if you like it. If you run into questions there are a lot of threads that will help in the Tips and Tricks area of EMC 9 and EMC 10 including this one. Roxio has a lot of how tos in their "My Moments" tutorials. karri also has a lot of good videos.

 

As for SL vs DL discs and burners, when you are doing video editing, at the best quality, you can fit about one hour of best quality video on a disc. The DL burner/disc doubles that. You can get almost double that with lower quality. Almost all DVD players will play DL discs.

 

 

 

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I have used Roxio version 5.3 for many years to copy and create Cd's and back up files. I also have NERO 6+++ which I have used thus far to satisfy my Cd, Iso, and recently DVD needs plus all the rest.

 

With the purchase of the new Plextor 800 DVD-+RW. I got a version of Roxio 9.0 EMC..

 

Should I install it, or stay with Nero?

 

Will I loose the CDDB access?

 

what other issues will come about?

 

thanks

 

You're posting in the Roxio forums. What do you think? :blink:

 

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Should I install it, or stay with Nero?

 

Will I loose the CDDB access?

 

what other issues will come about?

 

thanks

I would suggest that 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. However if you want to try your knackered, OEM version of EMC9 there's no reason why you should remove Nero - I use 6.6.1.15. Just don't install Drag-to-Disc if you have Nero's InCD installed.

 

Regards,

Brendon

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