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Plasmalog File


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I was cleaning up unused files on my harddrive when I came across one huge txt file.

It is in my Roxio application data folder\roxio, called Plasmalog.txt.

Now I'm not kidding...this file is huge. It is over 1 gig in size. This is not a typo.

I think you could put an entire library into a 1 gig text file for crying out loud. This is weird.

 

The only thing I did lately is try to capture from a non-copywrited DVD, which ended up being unsucessful for some reason. Well, the reason may have been that it was in Pal. In any case, the capture only succeeded for a minute or so and then hung. I then tried again but it would only capture a minute's worth and then hung up. It wasn't important so I didn't try a third time. (Oddly it did convert that first minute to mpeg before hanging). Is there really any reason why this capture shouldn't have worked actually?

 

 

Would this have created this bizzare file and can it be safely deleted? Is this one of those 'self re-creating' files in that when deleted a replaced is automatically made?

 

BTW, I am using VideoWave 7 Professional if that matters.

 

thanks in advance

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I was cleaning up unused files on my harddrive when I came across one huge txt file.

It is in my Roxio application data folder\roxio, called Plasmalog.txt.

Now I'm not kidding...this file is huge. It is over 1 gig in size. This is not a typo.

I think you could put an entire library into a 1 gig text file for crying out loud. This is weird.

 

The only thing I did lately is try to capture from a non-copywrited DVD, which ended up being unsucessful for some reason. Well, the reason may have been that it was in Pal. In any case, the capture only succeeded for a minute or so and then hung. I then tried again but it would only capture a minute's worth and then hung up. It wasn't important so I didn't try a third time. (Oddly it did convert that first minute to mpeg before hanging). Is there really any reason why this capture shouldn't have worked actually?

Would this have created this bizzare file and can it be safely deleted? Is this one of those 'self re-creating' files in that when deleted a replaced is automatically made?

 

BTW, I am using VideoWave 7 Professional if that matters.

 

thanks in advance

You can open that file with a text editor to see what it contains. I believe it is created when you start a burn to a DVD or iso file. A new file seems to be created for each burn. It could be a similar file is created when you do a capture. I have deleted them several times without any problems occuring.

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First...apologies if this topic was started in the wrong category.

Thanks for answering anyway.

 

Well, I did try to open the text file but I get messages that the file is far, far too large. So it'll remain a mystery as to what's inside.

 

Not that you mention it, plasmalog does ring a bell with 'burning'. Anyway, I will delete this monster (maybe back it up on a dvd just for the heck of it) and see how things go.

 

thanks for the reply

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First...apologies if this topic was started in the wrong category.

Thanks for answering anyway.

 

Well, I did try to open the text file but I get messages that the file is far, far too large. So it'll remain a mystery as to what's inside.

 

Not that you mention it, plasmalog does ring a bell with 'burning'. Anyway, I will delete this monster (maybe back it up on a dvd just for the heck of it) and see how things go.

 

thanks for the reply

As walt has said, it is a temp file from a prevous burn, you can bin it without issues

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What can I say other than when you guys are right...you are so right.

 

It is indeed a temp file (for some reason became freakishly large) that I binned.

I quickly put a test production together this morning and there are no problems whatsoever.

I now have a new little itty bitty plasmalog file.

 

Thanks yet again for the help everyone.

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I didn't know you could "Bin" a file that large.

 

Frank....

 

 

Yeah, I guess I do have my recycle bin capacity set a bit high. I think it was set at 5% when I has the OS installed. But who needs a 5gig bin? But setting it back down to 1.2gig is still probably a lot.

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