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Emc 8 Very Unstable


dconnerusa

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EMC 7 was running well for me, so I upgraded to EMC 8. Big mistake. The new version crashes every time I use it for video. Unfortunately I have already removed 7 from my computer. Another big mistake.

 

My computer: XP Pro, SP2, P4 w/1.25 gig ram and 15 gigs of headroom on the HD. The first time I started Videowave, it ran ok, but when I started MyDVD, and things came apart.

 

Everytime I try to add a video file to the DVD menu, I get the following error: "Runtime error!. Program: VideoWave8.exe. . .This applidation has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team . . .

 

I have also gotten this error: "Runtime error! Program: RoxWizardancher.exe R6025-pure virtual function call.

 

My advice to everyone out there who is considering an upgrade: If it aint broke, don't fix it. Do not upgrade to version 8. This is a very unstable program.

 

I am open for suggestions if anyone has any ideas.

 

Thanks

 

David

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David,

 

I had similar issues and found no easy fix - fortunately, it was on a new computer (Dell) and I finally just "crashed it" to the beginning and started over. Try this:

 

Log off from your main XP account & log in as either a guest or as another administrator user and see it everything works in this setup. I found that I could use all features of EMC8 when logged in as a guest but not when logged in to my main user account. the short story is the registration permissions/keys were "fubar" and I never figured out why nor could tech suport give me an answer.

 

I am not knowledgeable enough to mess with registry keys to any good effect so...I started over, reinstalled all my programs and ECM8 now works great! I hope this helps shed some light on your situation.

 

Dennis

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If you want help, then just ask. EMC8 runs perfectly fine for many. If you have read through the forum, you would find that having a GOOD video card and audio card is more important in V8 then previous versions. Having the latest video card drivers and DirectX are also important. You should also have all of the Microsoft updates. There are tons of good suggestions here on keeping a computer virus, malware and spyware free, too.

 

By the way, 15gig 'overhead' on your hard drive is not enough for video editing. If you are capturing with MPEG 2 at 4.5 gig per hour, that still doesn't leave much room for temp files.

 

 

Ok...you have to admit that although it may run "perfectly" for many...there are a TON of people who are having problems with this program...I can say that without a doubt...this particular piece of software has caused me more headaches than any other program i have ever installed on my computer.

 

I know I don't have a super-expensive system...but I think my video card is pretty good...and the same goes for the rest of my specs (unless there is something I am missing, if so, let me know)...and I am still having problems...I know nvidia users scoff at ATI...and would say "well there you go! there's your problem right there! get an nvidia card" Well that might very well fix the problem...but if that is the case...that would suck considering that my ATI card works great for every other application.

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Ok...you have to admit that although it may run "perfectly" for many...there are a TON of people who are having problems with this program...I can say that without a doubt...this particular piece of software has caused me more headaches than any other program i have ever installed on my computer.

 

I know I don't have a super-expensive system...but I think my video card is pretty good...and the same goes for the rest of my specs (unless there is something I am missing, if so, let me know)...and I am still having problems...I know nvidia users scoff at ATI...and would say "well there you go! there's your problem right there! get an nvidia card" Well that might very well fix the problem...but if that is the case...that would suck considering that my ATI card works great for every other application.

 

There have been a number of folks who have had a problem with ATI cards. I haven't had any problems with mine. Unless you are a gamer, there is no reason to get an NVidia card. :)

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:) I second that!! Moving to Version 8 was a huge mistake. Easy Media Creator 7.5 actually worked. I have had nothing but problems since the upgrade. I am entering a separate item with my latest problem. I can't seem to get Technical Support anywhere else -- maybe this is the place to get some help.
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If you want help, then just ask. EMC8 runs perfectly fine for many. If you have read through the forum, you would find that having a GOOD video card and audio card is more important in V8 then previous versions. Having the latest video card drivers and DirectX are also important. You should also have all of the Microsoft updates. There are tons of good suggestions here on keeping a computer virus, malware and spyware free, too.

 

By the way, 15gig 'overhead' on your hard drive is not enough for video editing. If you are capturing with MPEG 2 at 4.5 gig per hour, that still doesn't leave much room for temp files.

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:) I second that!! Moving to Version 8 was a huge mistake. Easy Media Creator 7.5 actually worked. I have had nothing but problems since the upgrade. I am entering a separate item with my latest problem. I can't seem to get Technical Support anywhere else -- maybe this is the place to get some help.

 

Look for the solution to your problem, in the thread that you started. It may work.

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