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Roxio Creator 2012 Minimum System Requirements Question


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I've been a dedicated user of Roxio Creator since January, 2009; upgrading to 2010 one year later. I purchased an upgrade to 2011 (in the box from the Roxio On-line Store) back in January this year (2011) then returned it for a full refund. (In the latter regard, Roxio Customer Support received an A rating from me for return/refund assistance.) I returned the 2011 software because (as I reported to the Roxio technical support group) 2011 offered no improvements (for my purposes) over 2010. As a matter of fact, I experienced a couple of surprise faults with 2011 (thrown in as a bonus, I suppose ;-). During recent research I read somewhere that Roxio Creator Pro 2012 version of software resolved the menu cursor disappearing issues prevalent in earlier versions of Roxio Creator. Thus, I am seriously considering giving the 2012 upgrade a try. Before I do that, could/would someone please tell me whether or not I can reasonably expect a system of the following configuration to run the 2012 upgrade version of Roxio Creator: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2HP a6650fAMD Phenom™ 9550 Quad-Core Processor 2.20 GHz6.00 GB RAM64-bit Operating System500 GB Hard Drive (150 GB+ free space)Nivdia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (I produce standard, single-layer DVD movies in HQ format only. I currently have no requirements for Blu-Ray or 3D movie production support; perhaps some day in the future.) Final note: My current computer system configuration has served me well using versions 2009 and 2010 of Roxio Creator and other DVD production and video and audio editing software products. Thanks.

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This link provides the minimum system requirement to install Creator 2012.

 

 

Thanks for the pointer. I read that document and this part concerned me:

 

<LI>"ATI Stream® and CUDA™ acceleration only available with AMD ATI Stream and NVIDIA® CUDA enabled graphics cards"

 

Should I interpret that to mean that I simply don't get the benefit of ATI Stream and Cuda acceleration since neither is on my system?

 

Or, is that capability a specific requirement of Roxio Creator 2012.

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Thank you very, very much. (I've been involved in the computer support environment for over 48 years and am now 71 year of age. You've eased my mind so I think I'll go ahead and order an upgrade for 2012. :-)

 

Stay safe and have fun through the upcoming holidays.

 

This ends my needs for this thread.

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Thank you very, very much. (I've been involved in the computer support environment for over 48 years and am now 71 year of age. You've eased my mind so I think I'll go ahead and order an upgrade for 2012. :-)

 

Stay safe and have fun through the upcoming holidays.

 

This ends my needs for this thread.

 

What disappearing "menu cursor" problem in C2011 are you talking about in your intial post?

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What disappearing "menu cursor" problem in C2011 are you talking about in your intial post?

 

 

I'm sorry; "menu play button and highlight (controls)" may have been a better choice of words.

 

Perhaps the issue of invisible player controls no longer exists in C2011. I have no way of knowing for certain at this time because C2011 was de-registered and received a clean uninstall before I requested (and received) a refund back in January-February of 2011. (Again, a courtesy follow-up was made to the tech support folks at Roxio to report the problems experienced that prompted the request for refund.) Since the Roxio Customer Service folks didn't wish the C2011 package returned, it still occupies space on my desk as a reminder of the experience! But, again, that was back at the beginning of 2011; a couple of thousand hours of video and audio work ago for me!

 

Right after my last reply yesterday, I ordered the Roxio Creator 2012 upgrade physical package and if it installs and does what I've read it'll do, I'll be a happy trooper!

 

Have a great day.

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I'm sorry; "menu play button and highlight (controls)" may have been a better choice of words.

 

Perhaps the issue of invisible player controls no longer exists in C2011. I have no way of knowing for certain at this time because C2011 was de-registered and received a clean uninstall before I requested (and received) a refund back in January-February of 2011. (Again, a courtesy follow-up was made to the tech support folks at Roxio to report the problems experienced that prompted the request for refund.) Since the Roxio Customer Service folks didn't wish the C2011 package returned, it still occupies space on my desk as a reminder of the experience! But, again, that was back at the beginning of 2011; a couple of thousand hours of video and audio work ago for me!

 

Right after my last reply yesterday, I ordered the Roxio Creator 2012 upgrade physical package and if it installs and does what I've read it'll do, I'll be a happy trooper!

 

Have a great day.

One can only GUESS you are refering to CinePlayer??? :huh:

 

IF you are refering to Blu-ray playback this is normal...

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One can only GUESS you are refering to CinePlayer??? :huh:

 

IF you are refering to Blu-ray playback this is normal...

 

Funny someone mentions the CinePlayer because it definitely had more than a fair share of issues. I gave up on CinePlayer a long time ago because the Windows Media Player supports my requirements satisfactorily.

 

As I mentioned before, I don't produce Blu-Ray DVDs (no burning defices) so I've never had an opportunity to encounter the issue with Blu-Ray. (I'll try to remember the latter comment though.)

 

The invisible player control issue (with C2010, a version which I understand through reading, is no longer supported) that plagues me relates to preview play before rendering and any/all other playback devices used with DVD viewing. In other words, all my DVDs play fine otherwise but without the viewer having any visual control over the play sequence. Strangely, controls arbitrarily (or so it seems) become invisible for absolutely no reason. Anyway, the issue is resolved for me unless it proves prevalent in C2012; in which case, everyone may hear about it here!!!! :)

 

(Courtesy note for Jim: I followed the excellent problem resolution instructions you presented elsewhere on this forum to resolve the play button issue (several times) without the slightest difficulty. Unfortunately, I never achieved success by following those instructions. I've researced and read everything I could find to no avail beyond a clean uninstall and re-install, and (also unfortunate for me) the clean uninstall/install solution lasts about one DVD production cycle then the issue emerges again. (The more simple Repair does not resolve the issue, period.) It is a vicious clean uninstall/re-install cycle and a key reason I'm upgrading to C2012. Otherwise, I'd keep C2010 until upgrading hardware and software to a 64-bit NLE environment; in which case, I'll continue to use a PC hardware platform!)

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What you are describing about 2010 doesn't fit any problem I have ever heard about... :huh:

 

I have no doubt that you experanced some sort of problem and would love to persue and resolve it!

 

 

...or we can just wait and see if it follows you into the Creator 2012 Suite <_<

 

If it does then by all means let us work with you to resolve it! ;)

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What you are describing about 2010 doesn't fit any problem I have ever heard about... :huh:

 

I have no doubt that you experanced some sort of problem and would love to persue and resolve it!

 

 

...or we can just wait and see if it follows you into the Creator 2012 Suite dry.gif

 

If it does then by all means let us work with you to resolve it! ;)

 

Thanks, Jim. I am resolved to wait and see how C2012 works out.

 

This thread was initiated to seek clarification on the requirements listed for 2012 (to which I received a satisfactory answer) as opposed to resolving an software issue. Perhaps I opened the thread in the wrong forum.

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Thanks, Jim. I am resolved to wait and see how C2012 works out.

 

This thread was initiated to seek clarification on the requirements listed for 2012 (to which I received a satisfactory answer) as opposed to resolving an software issue. Perhaps I opened the thread in the wrong forum.

 

I have a feeling that you will still be having the same problem in C2012. There is basically no difference between C2011 and C2012. We have no information on your project or how you created it.

 

There is a problem with menu navigation when you are using Fit-to-disc for video projects that are over 60 minutes in length. This problem still occurs in C2012

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I have a feeling that you will still be having the same problem in C2012. There is basically no difference between C2011 and C2012. We have no information on your project or how you created it.

 

There is a problem with menu navigation when you are using Fit-to-disc for video projects that are over 60 minutes in length. This problem still occurs in C2012

 

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, None of the above applies since all my DVDs are 1h:6m or less in length (trimmed if necessary to fit within the maximum allowed for a particular HQ, single-layer standard DVD), NTSC 16:9 format. (DVD space used and available is clearly visible at the bottom of the main MyDVD page during assembly). I do a progressive burn on all my DVDs. Incidentally, videos I use to produce DVDs are all rendered in 1920x1080 format.

 

I've run many tests and previewed the results played back on both a wide-screen TV and another with regular dimensions. In both cases, the settings I described above have proven to produce the best results for playing back wide screen formatted movies. I've shared a few DVDs with a friend in New Zealand (among other friends and family members) and none have experienced problems viewing the DVDs I produce.

 

Currently, my DVD library contains 68 DVDs created using the configuration described above and all play fine with the cursor visible. A number of them were produced after a clean uninstall/re-install to resolve the invisible cursor issue. What causes player controls to disappear during assembly is a great mystery to me. I've spent countless hours trying to identify the cause. When I opened this thread, I was sitting at the keyboard with a MyDVD project pending because the player cursor was invisible. In other words, the DVD burn (MyDVD) project was ready for rendering except the play menu controls were invisible. Want to hear something real funny?

 

I decided this morning to go ahead and do one more clean uninstall/re-install (I've lost count of the number of times I've done this over the past few months) while waiting for C2012 to arrive. Afterwards, I loaded the project and "Bingo!", the player controls were visible and functioning perfectly, exactly as set to function. Incidentally, the Leaves menu template was used and I changed absolutely nothing to make the player controls reappear except to do a clean uninstall/re-install of C2010. (In the past, I have occasionally replaced the menu background but I've never had an occasion to think that influenced the player controls.)

 

As I type this reply, the DVD is burning (the bell just rang that it was finished) and it will play back (like all the others) in perfect fashion, complete with play controls visible exactly the way they were set to play. (I just used Windows Media Player to play the .VOB file containing the menu and the pretty little leaf control button was visible and worked like a charm!)

 

But, true to form, as with many, many times past, the cursor will once again become invisible during assembly using MyDVD C2010. And I'll have not a clue as to why. :(

 

I may be beating dead horse by now, but my menus are relatively simple (Main menu only, maximum of 8 movie selections) and movie selections are set to play from the selection point to the end of the last selection on the menu (in movie fashion) before returning to the menu.

 

If what I have just written makes no sense to the reader, perhaps it is because the issue makes absolutely no sense to me beyond experiencing a severe software flaw. Sometimes we can work around a software flaw, sometimes we can't. That's all I know to say about this issue unless someone has a specific question to ask.

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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, None of the above applies since all my DVDs are 1h:6m or less in length (trimmed if necessary to fit within the maximum allowed for a particular HQ, single-layer standard DVD), NTSC 16:9 format. (DVD space used and available is clearly visible at the bottom of the main MyDVD page during assembly). I do a progressive burn on all my DVDs. Incidentally, videos I use to produce DVDs are all rendered in 1920x1080 format.

 

I've run many tests and previewed the results played back on both a wide-screen TV and another with regular dimensions. In both cases, the settings I described above have proven to produce the best results for playing back wide screen formatted movies. I've shared a few DVDs with a friend in New Zealand (among other friends and family members) and none have experienced problems viewing the DVDs I produce.

 

Currently, my DVD library contains 68 DVDs created using the configuration described above and all play fine with the cursor visible. A number of them were produced after a clean uninstall/re-install to resolve the invisible cursor issue. What causes player controls to disappear during assembly is a great mystery to me. I've spent countless hours trying to identify the cause. When I opened this thread, I was sitting at the keyboard with a MyDVD project pending because the player cursor was invisible. In other words, the DVD burn (MyDVD) project was ready for rendering except the play menu controls were invisible. Want to hear something real funny?

 

I decided this morning to go ahead and do one more clean uninstall/re-install (I've lost count of the number of times I've done this over the past few months) while waiting for C2012 to arrive. Afterwards, I loaded the project and "Bingo!", the player controls were visible and functioning perfectly, exactly as set to function. Incidentally, the Leaves menu template was used and I changed absolutely nothing to make the player controls reappear except to do a clean uninstall/re-install of C2010. (In the past, I have occasionally replaced the menu background but I've never had an occasion to think that influenced the player controls.)

 

As I type this reply, the DVD is burning (the bell just rang that it was finished) and it will play back (like all the others) in perfect fashion, complete with play controls visible exactly the way they were set to play. (I just used Windows Media Player to play the .VOB file containing the menu and the pretty little leaf control button was visible and worked like a charm!)

 

But, true to form, as with many, many times past, the cursor will once again become invisible during assembly using MyDVD C2010. And I'll have not a clue as to why. :(

 

I may be beating dead horse by now, but my menus are relatively simple (Main menu only, maximum of 8 movie selections) and movie selections are set to play from the selection point to the end of the last selection on the menu (in movie fashion) before returning to the menu.

 

If what I have just written makes no sense to the reader, perhaps it is because the issue makes absolutely no sense to me beyond experiencing a severe software flaw. Sometimes we can work around a software flaw, sometimes we can't. That's all I know to say about this issue unless someone has a specific question to ask.

What do you mean by "standard, single-layer DVD movies in HD format"? Or are you creating AVCHD discs? Standard DVDs are all in the 720x480 for NTSC and 720x576 for PAL. The source resolution does not matter.

 

If everything works the first time and not the second project then I would think something in your system is corrupting the process and upgrading to C2012 will not solve you problem.

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What do you mean by "standard, single-layer DVD movies in HD format"? Or are you creating AVCHD discs? Standard DVDs are all in the 720x480 for NTSC and 720x576 for PAL. The source resolution does not matter.

 

If everything works the first time and not the second project then I would think something in your system is corrupting the process and upgrading to C2012 will not solve you problem.

 

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I fail to find where I wrote the quoted info (in other words I don't see where I included "..in HD format" in that quote.)

 

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Nope, it was the same identical project file; (1) previewed after assembly with player controls being invisible, (2) closing the file, (3) uninstalling/re-installing C2010, opening the project file, (4) previewing the project file with player controls visible, and (5) finally rendering the movie to a DVD file folder. Nothing more and nothing less and the movie plays fine with player controls fully functional and visible.

 

I'd dearly love for some to to specifically identify what, if anything, is on my system that could conceivably be conflicting with C1020 MyDVD software.

 

(I said previously within this thread that I do not do Blu-Ray DVDs but, given the number of DVDs I've successfully produced, be assured that I understand DVD formats supported by C2010 MyDVD software.)

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I've been a dedicated user of Roxio Creator since January, 2009; upgrading to 2010 one year later. I purchased an upgrade to 2011 (in the box from the Roxio On-line Store) back in January this year (2011) then returned it for a full refund. (In the latter regard, Roxio Customer Support received an A rating from me for return/refund assistance.) I returned the 2011 software because (as I reported to the Roxio technical support group) 2011 offered no improvements (for my purposes) over 2010. As a matter of fact, I experienced a couple of surprise faults with 2011 (thrown in as a bonus, I suppose ;-). During recent research I read somewhere that Roxio Creator Pro 2012 version of software resolved the menu cursor disappearing issues prevalent in earlier versions of Roxio Creator. Thus, I am seriously considering giving the 2012 upgrade a try. Before I do that, could/would someone please tell me whether or not I can reasonably expect a system of the following configuration to run the 2012 upgrade version of Roxio Creator: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2HP a6650fAMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core Processor 2.20 GHz6.00 GB RAM64-bit Operating System500 GB Hard Drive (150 GB+ free space)Nivdia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (I produce standard, single-layer DVD movies in HD format only. I currently have no requirements for Blu-Ray or 3D movie production support; perhaps some day in the future.) Final note: My current computer system configuration has served me well using versions 2009 and 2010 of Roxio Creator and other DVD production and video and audio editing software products. Thanks.

In the very first post... I assumed you meant HQ but we do read post closely looking for clues :lol:

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Answer to first part:

 

I fail to find where I wrote the quoted info (in other words I don't see where I included "..in HD format" in that quote.)

 

Answer to second part:

 

Nope, it was the same identical project file; (1) previewed after assembly with player controls being invisible, (2) closing the file, (3) uninstalling/re-installing C2010, opening the project file, (4) previewing the project file with player controls visible, and (5) finally rendering the movie to a DVD file folder. Nothing more and nothing less and the movie plays fine with player controls fully functional and visible.

 

I'd dearly love for some to to specifically identify what, if anything, is on my system that could conceivably be conflicting with C1020 MyDVD software.

 

(I said previously within this thread that I do not do Blu-Ray DVDs but, given the number of DVDs I've successfully produced, be assured that I understand DVD formats supported by C2010 MyDVD software.)

 

3rd line from bottom in post #1.Like Jim I think you meant HQ but then your also talk about 1920x1020 which is HD.

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In the very first post... I assumed you meant HQ but we do read post closely looking for clues :lol:

 

 

:) Thanks for pointing that out Jim. And, you are correct, it should have been read "HQ"! (For correct readability, I'll go back and edit the opening post.)

 

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3rd line from bottom in post #1.Like Jim I think you meant HQ but then your also talk about 1920x1080 which is HD.

 

You also made the correct assumption and the original post has been edited to correct that mistake. (Here I corrected the quote above to read 1920x1080 in lieu of 1920x1020.)

 

To clarify:

 

1920x1080 is the format set for video editors when assembling and rendering video clips that are subsequently used to produce a playable movie. I chose that approach so that (hopefully) all my videos were formatted and ready should I ever decide to produce Blu-Ray movies at a later date.

 

(Not saying my approach is the best nor easiest way; just my way of doing things. And yes, I spend a lot of time at the computer keyboard and my computer spends countless hours converting and/or rendering videos, but for me, the final products are worth the effort. Incidentally, I use a Canon Vixia HF S21 camcorder with a wide-angle lens to shoot video clips in .MTS format with the camcorder set on FX rather than MX.)

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The Canon records in MXP & FXP modes, it is hard to understand your explainations when you make up your own language :huh:

 

If you are working with VideoWave Projects you never need to Export As.

 

Generally you just Save and then use the dmsm project file in MyDVD.

 

MyDVD will output ALL files in a project to the proper format for the Output you choose!

 

You can take your MyDVD DVD Project and change it to Blu-ray and it will output in BD quality.

 

It is pretty easy unless you go out of your way to make it difficult :lol:

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The Canon records in MXP & FXP modes, it is hard to understand your explainations when you make up your own language :huh:

 

If you are working with VideoWave Projects you never need to Export As.

 

Generally you just Save and then use the dmsm project file in MyDVD.

 

MyDVD will output ALL files in a project to the proper format for the Output you choose!

 

You can take your MyDVD DVD Project and change it to Blu-ray and it will output in BD quality.

 

It is pretty easy unless you go out of your way to make it difficult :lol:

 

1. All the recording modes for that camera end in P.

 

2. True for DVD projects only but the rendered videos are used in other applications that don't recognize Roxio project file formats.

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I have a feeling that you will still be having the same problem in C2012. There is basically no difference between C2011 and C2012. We have no information on your project or how you created it.

 

There is a problem with menu navigation when you are using Fit-to-disc for video projects that are over 60 minutes in length. This problem still occurs in C2012

 

We must be referring to two distinctly different problems because the problem I experienced does not exist in Roxio Creator 2012 Pro. MyDVD13 worked flawlessly for the way I use the software.

 

Thanks for replying though.

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