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Mp3 Vbr In Roxio Creator 10.2 (dell Version)


Sven Seepierre
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I received a copy of Roxio Creator 10.2 with a Dell computer and tried using the software to rip a CD. I selected the MP3 VBR 256 kbps option and noticed while the ripping was going on that the screen said MP3 256 with no mention of VBR (variable bit rate). I then tried again with the MP3 256 kbps option, which should be CBR (constant bit rate).

 

I compared the files and they are the same size. The file properties as well as Windows Media Player report 256 kpbs in both cases. This leads me to believe that the VBR option has in fact been turned off and that you can only rip to CBR files using Roxio Creator as supplied by Dell.

 

Can anybody confirm this?

 

Also, I noticed in images of tag editor here at the Roxio site that there are more fields than I see in the Dell version. Is there is list of things that are left out in the Dell version? Is the new(er) Roxio 2009 software much improved? Has anybody who had the Dell version bought the rull Roxio 2009 product and found it to be worth the cost?

 

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OEM versions are typically "crippled" or "cut down" versions of the retail version. You get what you pay for as the say. And, support comes from in your case Dell.

 

So, you can't actually confirm that this is a bug? I understand that the software that comes bundled with computers (even systems that sell for $2700) have features cut out. That's not the issue. I'm just wondering if the feature is really not there and if so why the feature is still listed in the menu if it isn't included. If Roxio didn't want to include the ability to create VBR MP3 files, then that's fine, but the option is still listed in the menu, it just seems to create CBR MP3 files instead.

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So, you can't actually confirm that this is a bug? I understand that the software that comes bundled with computers (even systems that sell for $2700) have features cut out. That's not the issue. I'm just wondering if the feature is really not there and if so why the feature is still listed in the menu if it isn't included. If Roxio didn't want to include the ability to create VBR MP3 files, then that's fine, but the option is still listed in the menu, it just seems to create CBR MP3 files instead.

 

 

Roxio provide the software under license to Dell ( OEM ), Dell, is the one who say what they want to include in THEIR version. The same thing applies with other OEM suppliers eg HP and various burners come with their OEM version. So if you want to find out what your Dell version has contact Dell as they provide ALL support for their version.

 

 

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So, you can't actually confirm that this is a bug? I understand that the software that comes bundled with computers (even systems that sell for $2700) have features cut out. That's not the issue. I'm just wondering if the feature is really not there and if so why the feature is still listed in the menu if it isn't included. If Roxio didn't want to include the ability to create VBR MP3 files, then that's fine, but the option is still listed in the menu, it just seems to create CBR MP3 files instead.

 

 

It worked for me, without a problem, with the real deal, EMC 10.

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