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I just bought video wave 8, and I imported a TiVo file, and I was trying to edit out all of the commericals, but my computer kept showing that the cpu was at 100% non-stop. Video Wave 8 was very, very slow. What do I need to do so that I can trouble shoot this?

 

Greg

Dell Computer

Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

2.4 gHz Processor

512 mb ram

Over 100 gb of free space

video card . . . whatever came with the dell . . . how do I find out what it is?

I need to check on the DirectX stuff, but I believe that I am fully updated.

 

Anyother stats that I need to give, please let me know . . .

 

Thanks, in advance, for any and all help . . .

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I just bought video wave 8, and I imported a TiVo file, and I was trying to edit out all of the commericals, but my computer kept showing that the cpu was at 100% non-stop. Video Wave 8 was very, very slow. What do I need to do so that I can trouble shoot this?

 

Greg

Dell Computer

Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

2.4 gHz Processor

512 mb ram

Over 100 gb of free space

video card . . . whatever came with the dell . . . how do I find out what it is?

I need to check on the DirectX stuff, but I believe that I am fully updated.

 

Anyother stats that I need to give, please let me know . . .

 

Thanks, in advance, for any and all help . . .

If I use VW to edit a large video file it can take forever just moving from place to place in the video. My solution is to immediately split the big file into small files and then do my serious editing on the small files.

 

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Video processing takes a lot of CPU time and energy. You are above the minimums so your computer will work but it will be sluggish. Use windows to see the computer to best performance rather than best appearance.

 

Type in "dxdiag" in the box when you click start/run (windows), Look at the display tab and see what it says for the device. Integrated means no card.

 

You probably don't have a video card unless you ordered it. You probably have a video chip. Update the drivers for whatever you have. A better video card will give you a little more speed but will give you other benefits. How many transitions in Video Wave do you see? If it just over one hundred, you should consider installing a card. If you see about 240, then a new card won't help (but the updated drivers will.)

 

Others have recommended free download programs if you are not going to do any editing. You might want to read the posts about those.

 

Thanks for the info . . . I think that may have helped. I also upgraded to 1.02gb ram which also helped, but it still seems really sluggish. Any other tips will be greatly appreciated. I really do think my machine is up to snuff. I also did a virus scan and a spy ware scan, and came up clean as a whistle. I could use a registry cleaning, but outside of that I should be good to go. What else could be causing this problem . . . would a new video card help?

Thanks for everything . . . :)

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Good chance that Media Manager was cataloging the files on your computer. You may want to turn it off (icon in tray at bottom), set it to watch only certain files, or just wait until it is done.

 

Thanks for the info . . . I think that may have helped. I also upgraded to 1.02gb ram which also helped, but it still seems really sluggish. Any other tips will be greatly appreciated. I really do think my machine is up to snuff. I also did a virus scan and a spy ware scan, and came up clean as a whistle. I could use a registry cleaning, but outside of that I should be good to go. What else could be causing this problem . . . would a new video card help?

 

 

Thanks for everything . . . :)

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Good chance that Media Manager was cataloging the files on your computer. You may want to turn it off (icon in tray at bottom), set it to watch only certain files, or just wait until it is done.

I just bought video wave 8, and I imported a TiVo file, and I was trying to edit out all of the commericals, but my computer kept showing that the cpu was at 100% non-stop. Video Wave 8 was very, very slow. What do I need to do so that I can trouble shoot this?

 

Greg

Dell Computer

Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

2.4 gHz Processor

512 mb ram

Over 100 gb of free space

video card . . . whatever came with the dell . . . how do I find out what it is?

I need to check on the DirectX stuff, but I believe that I am fully updated.

 

Anyother stats that I need to give, please let me know . . .

 

Thanks, in advance, for any and all help . . .

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I just bought video wave 8, and I imported a TiVo file, and I was trying to edit out all of the commericals, but my computer kept showing that the cpu was at 100% non-stop. Video Wave 8 was very, very slow. What do I need to do so that I can trouble shoot this?

 

Greg

Dell Computer

Windows XP (Service Pack 2)

2.4 gHz Processor

512 mb ram

Over 100 gb of free space

video card . . . whatever came with the dell . . . how do I find out what it is?

I need to check on the DirectX stuff, but I believe that I am fully updated.

 

Anyother stats that I need to give, please let me know . . .

 

Thanks, in advance, for any and all help . . .

 

If you're interested in how to edit commercials and burn TiVo programs to CD faster, then I'd recommed doing your editing and encoding with something OTHER than the EMC8 suite, then use EMC8 to create your ISO file and burn your DVDs -- there are some great freeware solutions that will do what you want to do -- check out this thread:

 

http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=5920

 

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