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Platinum is good at making coasters, a few questions.

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f16pilot 
Newbie

20 Sep 2003 8:51 PM
Well, I made my first coaster this morning. I was trying to make a copy of my Sopranos season 1 disk 1. Media is 2x DVD-R. I was able to fully read the DVD, and about 6 minutes into the burn I got an error message that said cannot burn DVD, DVD write complete, and my DVD popped out. It was strange because at first it said 1:54:00 remaining which indicated to me that I was going to get a 2x write, but then the time-remaining started decrementing rapidly to about 30 minutes. That is when the program barfed all over itself and quit.

I have Norton installed but disabled. I also have Roxio CD creator 5.0; however, the only programs installed are the direct cd formatter, ez cd creator, and direct copy. I realize now that direct cd is bad and have disabled it since my first attempt, with any luck that will cure my problem. (I have also reinstalled platinum IAW the common problems post at the top of this forum). I also realize now that I was signed in to MSN messenger when I tried my first burn. Is this something that I should avoid while using the software?

I was suprised at how limited Platinum was. Let me break it down:

1. I could not compress individual portions vs. compressing the entire disk.

2. I also had no option to set the burn speed. Where is that located?

3. What about the locked title set button? I clicked and unclicked it but it didn't really do anything. The slider right above the container would snap back to its original spot every time I'd mess with it.

4. The settings tab -- what's the point of this? All that I can do is choose my dvd-writer, everything else is disabled.

5. The simple button: this looks like eXpress? Is that so?

6. Once I click on simple, I cannot back out and try anything else. Its simple or shut down the program and start it over.

7. I have Kazaa Lite installed; but, it was not active during my burn. I once had regular Kazaa installed; but, I think I have removed all the adware and spyware -- are there specific programs I should look for in add/remove programs to make sure its completely gone?


Anyway, thanks for any inputs.
Mike

Dell Inspiron 8500
2.4G P4
512M RAM
60G HD
XP Home
Internal Dell DVD player
External Sony DRX510-UL DVD burner

Mike

Dell Inspiron 8500
2.4G P4
512M RAM
60G HD
XP Home
Internal Dell DVD player
External Sony DRX510-UL DVD burner

Mike

Dell Inspiron 8500
2.4G P4
512M RAM
60G HD
XP Home
Internal Dell DVD player
External Sony DRX510-UL DVD burner

This message has been edited since posting. Last time this message was edited on 20 Sep 2003 9:54 PM

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