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Jennifer Murphy

Roxio Creator De Won't Write To Dvd-R Or Dvd-Rw

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I wasn't sure where to post this. If this is the wrong place, please let me know or move it.

 

PS: Can someone move this to the Easy Media Creator 9 forum? I just restarted the program and noticed that's what it says on the welcome sreen. The title bar and the About screen say only "Roxio Creator DE".

 

I am having trouble burning MP3s to a DVD using my copy of Roxio Creator DE, which is at least 6-7 years old. Here's the info from the About screen:

 

Roxio Creator DE

Serial Number:

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: PX Engine

Build: 3.6.36a, 4

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: Roxio Core

Version: 3.3.0

Build: 331B17F, DLD

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: Roxio Creator Audio

Version: 3.3.0

Build: 330B49G, DLD

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: Roxio Creator Copy

Version: 3.3.0

Build: 330B45C, DLD

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: Roxio Creator Data

Version: 3.3.0

Build: 330B45D, DLD

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

Module Name: Roxio Creator Tools

Version: 3.3.0

Build: 330B40C, DLE

Copyright: Sonic Solutions 2006

 

I know I've created CDs before (several years ago). I thought I used DVD disks, but I could be wrong about that.

 

Here are the symptoms:

 

I start the program. I am given several options: Audio, Backup, Copy, Data, Photo, Video, & Tools.

 

I click on Audio. I am given several options: Audio Guide, Copy Disc, Audio CD, Jukebox Disc, Convert CDs, & Upgrade. I choose Audio CD.

 

I get a message to drag the MP3s to the project window. I drag 11 MP3s. The Insert Disc window ahows a disc that is about 40% full (even there is no disc in the drive) and an estimate that says 46:13 free.

 

I click on Continue. I get a warning message saying that once the disc is brined I will not be able to append to it even if it is rewritable. I click Yes.

 

I then get this message:

 

Please insert a blank or rewritable CD into the Optiarc DVDRW DL (E:) drive.

Supported media: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL

If you have inserted media, check that it is compatible with your drive.

 

I insert a DVD-RW disc, close the door, and click OK. I then get this message:

 

Please insert a blank or rewritable CD into the Optiarc DVDRW DL (E:) drive.

Supported media: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL

 

The disc is ejected.

 

I get the same result using a DVD-R disc.

 

What am I doing wrong? All I have at the moment are DVDs. Do I need to get some CDs? I'm pretty sire I have used these discs in the past, because I have a bunch of them and the package is not full.

 

Thanks

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Jennifer, you have a Dell Edition of Roxio's software, Easy Media Creator 9 DE.

 

I'm not familiar with that version, have you looked at the Dell Support Forums?

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Hmmm... I thought I downloaded this version of Roxio myself. I guess I am remembering something else. It must have come pre-installed.

 

Is there a newer version of Roxio that I can get for a resonable cost? I don't burn CDs often (once in 8 years so far). So I am reluctant to pay $100 for the latest version. I just need to create one CD.

 

Which version of Roxio would you recommend? I mostly use it to create backup DVDs for files and photos. That part works find with the version that I have now.

 

I would like something that will create a disc on a DVD-R that can be played in a car CD player.

 

Thanks

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Hmmm... I thought I downloaded this version of Roxio myself. I guess I am remembering something else. It must have come pre-installed.

 

Is there a newer version of Roxio that I can get for a resonable cost? I don't burn CDs often (once in 8 years so far). So I am reluctant to pay $100 for the latest version. I just need to create one CD.

 

Which version of Roxio would you recommend? I mostly use it to create backup DVDs for files and photos. That part works find with the version that I have now.

 

I would like something that will create a disc on a DVD-R that can be played in a car CD player.

 

Thanks

 

An audio DVD can not be played in car CD player. You have to use CDs.

You don't even need this software. Your version of Windows Media Player may well be able to burn the CD.

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OK, thanks. I'll get some CDs and try it with WMP.

 

Any particular type/brand of CD you recommend?

 

How about these?

 

http://tinyurl.com/d5ut6ln

 

http://tinyurl.com/cmxdhp6

 

Verbatims are good media but forget about the Lightscribe media as they are for "printing" labels directly on the disc for which you need a special printer.

 

You can of course still use the program to burn an audio CD.

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