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I am using the Easy Media Creator 9 version that came with my computer and i'm having all sorts of issues.

 

1. I burnt a movie dvd and the picture is perfect but it doesn't have any sound it is an AC3 audio file which from what i've read this Roxio version doesn't handle and makes the dvd silent? Can anyone help me get around this or do i need to convert the audio file?

 

2. I burnt another movie dvd and the picture is perfect again but it lags the audio. It is an MPEG audio file the dvd's are DIVX movies i'm not sure why it is lagging......

 

3. I burnt another movie dvd and right at the end of the burning it came up with an error i think it said that it couldn't burn the image or something like that, it went through all the encoding of the movie and the menu and it looked like it had finished but it just didn't work.

 

Another issue is the speed of the burning process, for a 2 hour movie it takes about 7-8 hours to burn at 4x (the max) is this normal?

 

Please help i'm at my wits end!! :blink:

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Hi

 

I am using the Easy Media Creator 9 version that came with my computer and i'm having all sorts of issues.

 

1. I burnt a movie dvd and the picture is perfect but it doesn't have any sound it is an AC3 audio file which from what i've read this Roxio version doesn't handle and makes the dvd silent? Can anyone help me get around this or do i need to convert the audio file?

 

2. I burnt another movie dvd and the picture is perfect again but it lags the audio. It is an MPEG audio file the dvd's are DIVX movies i'm not sure why it is lagging......

 

3. I burnt another movie dvd and right at the end of the burning it came up with an error i think it said that it couldn't burn the image or something like that, it went through all the encoding of the movie and the menu and it looked like it had finished but it just didn't work.

 

Another issue is the speed of the burning process, for a 2 hour movie it takes about 7-8 hours to burn at 4x (the max) is this normal?

 

Please help i'm at my wits end!! :blink:

 

 

I assume that 7-8 hour burn includes the encoding time which for a 2 hour movie may be normal depending on your system.

BTW, a standard 4.7GB DVD can only hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. So if you are compressing that 2 hour movie it will take a lot of time and result in quality loss.

 

If your EMC 9 came with your computer it is most likely an OEM version which means it has many features of the full, retail version crippled.

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Yes that's right it does include encoding time. Yeah it is being compressed i think it goes down in quality to a Long Play version? Maybe i should buy some bigger DVD's.

 

So will the full retail version fix all of my problems cause i'd be more then happy to buy it but i don't want to buy if it is not going to help!!

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Yes that's right it does include encoding time. Yeah it is being compressed i think it goes down in quality to a Long Play version? Maybe i should buy some bigger DVD's.

 

So will the full retail version fix all of my problems cause i'd be more then happy to buy it but i don't want to buy if it is not going to help!!

 

Unless you have a DL burner there is no such thing as "bigger" DVD.

Your current version most likely cannot handle the AC3 audio and has all sorts of other limitations. So a full, retail version should clear up some problems. Some problems though may be related to the videos themselves depending where you got them. If they are downloaded then all bets are off.

BTW, the latest version is Roxio Creator 2009 (aka EMC 11).

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Unless you have a DL burner there is no such thing as "bigger" DVD.

Your current version most likely cannot handle the AC3 audio and has all sorts of other limitations. So a full, retail version should clear up some problems. Some problems though may be related to the videos themselves depending where you got them. If they are downloaded then all bets are off.

BTW, the latest version is Roxio Creator 2009 (aka EMC 11).

 

Ok well i will see about getting the lastest version and hopefully burning will be easier and much less painful.

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Check the minimum specs on the Roxio home page - but at least double what they say (the specs for Vista are probably closer to reality than the main ones, which are a joke really)

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