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Hi,

 

New to this forum. Made decision to try out roxio creator 2009 and not the other guy this time around. But I do not know which version of Creator 2009 to purchase.

 

Let me give a brief overview of system, want to do's, toys being used.

 

This my custom system:

 

os: windows xp home edition sp3 (fresh installation)

motherboard: msi k7n2 delta

processor: amd athlon xp 2500 barton at 2.20 ghz (runs as xp3200+)

ram: 2gb pc3200 in dual channel mode (2x512mb crucial, 1 gb cosair)

video card: agp Evga geforce 7600 gs (256MB DDR2 Memory)

drive C: sata 500gb seagate barracude with 16mb cache

drive D: sata WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0

Drive F: LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S

Drive G: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S

 

These are some of the things i want to do:

 

I am in process of copy cassettes to pc using import deluxe and creating mp3 to put on my players. I also want to convert my cds to mp3.

 

I have not acquired hardware to copy my vhs collection to pc and subsequently transfer to dvd. I also purchased the Adobe photoshop elements 7/ premiere Elements 7 bundle last nite at BB with hopes to start working with my home movies soon.

 

These are the toys in my household:

120gb ipod classic

30g zune

8 gb sansa fuze

blackberry curve phone

palm centro phone

2 pantech matrix phones

portable cd and dvd players

 

So, i am trying to consolidate software into a centralized theme for the whole family to use.

And from my readings here, there are 3 versions of Creator 2009:

 

creator 2009

creator 2009 ultimate

creator 2009 special edition (has hardware to hookup vcr to usb)

 

In one of the postings here, it was mentioned that creator 2009 and creator 2009 se are the same but only diff is the usb hardware. In another post, it was noted that there are diffs in the features as well. Can someone clarify this for me ? If there are feature diffs please note them.

 

Also, trying to figure out what advantage it is to use the Ultimate version, Since:

1. i dont have hd or blueray

2. i dont need the backup.

3. i read in post that SmartSound SonicFire Pro provides only few tracks initially, you have to purchase ones as you go.

4. the only item that looked interesting was the BIAS SoundSoap™ Standalone Edition to remove unwanted noise from copies of tapes, records and so forth.

5. did i miss out on any other feature here the ultimate has over the standard version?

 

I know this is a lot to ask but any assistance/guidance is appreciated.

 

thanks.....

 

 

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Hi,

 

New to this forum. Made decision to try out roxio creator 2009 and not the other guy this time around. But I do not know which version of Creator 2009 to purchase.

 

Let me give a brief overview of system, want to do's, toys being used.

 

This my custom system:

 

os: windows xp home edition sp3 (fresh installation)

motherboard: msi k7n2 delta

processor: amd athlon xp 2500 barton at 2.20 ghz (runs as xp3200+)

ram: 2gb pc3200 in dual channel mode (2x512mb crucial, 1 gb cosair)

video card: agp Evga geforce 7600 gs (256MB DDR2 Memory)

drive C: sata 500gb seagate barracude with 16mb cache

drive D: sata WDC WD2500AAKS-00SBA0

Drive F: LITE-ON CD-RW SOHR-5238S

Drive G: LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S

 

These are some of the things i want to do:

 

I am in process of copy cassettes to pc using import deluxe and creating mp3 to put on my players. I also want to convert my cds to mp3.

 

I have not acquired hardware to copy my vhs collection to pc and subsequently transfer to dvd. I also purchased the Adobe photoshop elements 7/ premiere Elements 7 bundle last nite at BB with hopes to start working with my home movies soon.

 

These are the toys in my household:

120gb ipod classic

30g zune

8 gb sansa fuze

blackberry curve phone

palm centro phone

2 pantech matrix phones

portable cd and dvd players

 

So, i am trying to consolidate software into a centralized theme for the whole family to use.

And from my readings here, there are 3 versions of Creator 2009:

 

creator 2009

creator 2009 ultimate

creator 2009 special edition (has hardware to hookup vcr to usb)

 

In one of the postings here, it was mentioned that creator 2009 and creator 2009 se are the same but only diff is the usb hardware. In another post, it was noted that there are diffs in the features as well. Can someone clarify this for me ? If there are feature diffs please note them.

 

Also, trying to figure out what advantage it is to use the Ultimate version, Since:

1. i dont have hd or blueray

2. i dont need the backup.

3. i read in post that SmartSound SonicFire Pro provides only few tracks initially, you have to purchase ones as you go.

4. the only item that looked interesting was the BIAS SoundSoap™ Standalone Edition to remove unwanted noise from copies of tapes, records and so forth.

5. did i miss out on any other feature here the ultimate has over the standard version?

 

I know this is a lot to ask but any assistance/guidance is appreciated.

 

thanks.....

 

Lot's of toys. :lol: I'm sure you have heard the saying "When you die, The one with most toys wins" :lol:

 

My suggestion is to go with the C2009 Special Edition that has the USB Capture Device hardware, even though there are some of the perks of the program you might not need or use. If you look around there are some pretty good discounted buys for that now.

 

Frank...

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Lot's of toys. :lol: I'm sure you have heard the saying "When you die, The one with most toys wins" :lol:

 

My suggestion is to go with the C2009 Special Edition that has the USB Capture Device hardware, even though there are some of the perks of the program you might not need or use. If you look around there are some pretty good discounted buys for that now.

 

Frank...

 

Frank,

thankyou for responding. I am still curious as to what features have been taken out of the special editon when comparing it to the C2009?

 

Attila

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Frank,

thankyou for responding. I am still curious as to what features have been taken out of the special editon when comparing it to the C2009?

 

Attila

 

 

No one here, really knows if anything is different. The last I saw, from a Roxio person's post, was the version that came, labeled as SE, was the regular version of Creator 2009 (not the Ultimate version).

 

I searched for that post but can't find it.

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These are the main additional programs or items that C2009 ultimate has compared to C2009.(Link Below) GPB is right howver, that there has been a post by someone on the forum that showed a comparison chart, but I find lots of other types of written comparisons but not that exact chart. "SoundSoap SE" (audio editing and cleaning program) and "SonicFire Pro 4" are definitely aded and of course the USB capture Device.

 

http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/...e/overview.html

 

Frank...

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Thanks for the input. I have 2 computers to get roxio for(mine and kids) ... So will buy Creator 2009 and Creator 2009 SE. I just went over to Best Buy to get Creator 2009. it is on sale this week for 59.00 (bargin). Plus found a link to get 20.00 rebate to fill out ( just have to zerox my nero install disk and fill out form) .... So i get 1 copy for 39.00 plus tax ... Not too bad .... Tomorrow i go over to Costco to get the SE edition for 63.99 plus tax. Real great way to get 2 copies with 1 usb converter for pretty close to price of 1! :D

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Thanks for the input. I have 2 computers to get roxio for(mine and kids) ... So will buy Creator 2009 and Creator 2009 SE. I just went over to Best Buy to get Creator 2009. it is on sale this week for 59.00 (bargin). Plus found a link to get 20.00 rebate to fill out ( just have to zerox my nero install disk and fill out form) .... So i get 1 copy for 39.00 plus tax ... Not too bad .... Tomorrow i go over to Costco to get the SE edition for 63.99 plus tax. Real great way to get 2 copies with 1 usb converter for pretty close to price of 1! :D

 

Not a problem. Glad to help. There are some bargins around, you just have to look for them. Good luck on both the installations and have fun using the Roxio program. My guess is that you will find lots to like about it.

 

Frank...

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Not a problem. Glad to help. There are some bargins around, you just have to look for them. Good luck on both the installations and have fun using the Roxio program. My guess is that you will find lots to like about it.

 

Frank...

 

I appreciate the help here so far including you Frank. By the way, i opened a ticket to Roxio support after i opened this thread and I just got a response from roxio support regarding differences between Creator 2009 and Creator 2009 Special Edtion that this forum can use as official from Roxio. Maybe a good stickie for moderator to post at start of this forum. Here is the response:

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

 

Thank you for contacting Roxio Customer Service

 

 

The only difference between the two is that the special edition comes with the usb device. This is a retail version only and was one of the many offers we create for our resellers. Here is some more information on Creator 2009 http://www.roxio.co.uk/enu/products/creato...e/overview.html.

 

 

If the information provided does not resolve your issue simply update your webticket with a detailed explanation with the steps you have tried and any error messages you receive.

 

 

 

Regards,

Roxio Customer Service

 

 

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OH Buyer beware on these "VERSIONS"... I mean, I understand offering Blue Ray add on separately...

But, Good Gosh- THEY REMOVED the BACK UP PROGRAM from Costco's Creator 2009 version that is bundled with the cables.

 

Oh- but you can buy it SEPARATELY for $50 bucks. SOrt of makes the Costco "Deal" not such a "Deal" after all.

 

Very sad buy this Roxio. How could you ?????

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OH Buyer beware on these "VERSIONS"... I mean, I understand offering Blue Ray add on separately...

But, Good Gosh- THEY REMOVED the BACK UP PROGRAM from Costco's Creator 2009 version that is bundled with the cables.

 

Oh- but you can buy it SEPARATELY for $50 bucks. SOrt of makes the Costco "Deal" not such a "Deal" after all.

 

Very sad buy this Roxio. How could you ?????

 

Are you saying that the Costco version doesn't have Back On Track? Look under Data-Copy, and see if you have an entry for Backup Drive. If you do, then you have the Roxio backup program.

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Are you saying that the Costco version doesn't have Back On Track? Look under Data-Copy, and see if you have an entry for Backup Drive. If you do, then you have the Roxio backup program.

And, if true, the ‘Regular Version’ doesn’t come with the Roxio Capture device – also $50 extra!

 

The buyer is expected to research and make their own choice…

 

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