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Good features, but totally unstable
by: stengel99    On: 2005-12-28

The features of the program are great, but it crashes WAY too much. My computer system is fully adequate for video editing, so that is not the problem. I've gotten to the point where I save my work literally every minute for fear that it will crash.
Good features, but totally unstable
by: stengel99    On: 2005-12-28

The features of the program are great, but it crashes WAY too much. My computer system is fully adequate for video editing, so that is not the problem. I've gotten to the point where I save my work literally every minute for fear that it will crash.
Good features, but totally unstable
by: stengel99    On: 2005-12-28

The features of the program are great, but it crashes WAY too much. My computer system is fully adequate for video editing, so that is not the problem. I've gotten to the point where I save my work literally every minute for fear that it will crash.
Good features, but totally unstable
by: stengel99    On: 2005-12-28

The features of the program are great, but it crashes WAY too much. My computer system is fully adequate for video editing, so that is not the problem. I've gotten to the point where I save my work literally every minute for fear that it will crash.
Good features, but totally unstable
by: stengel99    On: 2005-12-28

The features of the program are great, but it crashes WAY too much. My computer system is fully adequate for video editing, so that is not the problem. I've gotten to the point where I save my work literally every minute for fear that it will crash.
Solid Media Authoring Program for the Price
by: ricward    On: 2005-10-21

I bought this product based on my research of users opinions and found it has lived up to their high opinions. I have boxes of family photos as well as numerous camcorder tapes of family events. I wanted an easy comprehensive program that would let me arrange photos and video clips, add music and burn on a DVD. This program does it all and more. It may not do everything extremely well, but for the price, well enough to put out an impressive DVD. After about two hours of getting familiar with the program, I was able to create a DVD that had 35 pictures and a video clip with background music - stunning results. I played the DVD on several different brands of DVD players and had no problems. Looks great on TV. I've had no problems running the program on my computer - I'm running this on a Pentium IV 2.9 GHz, 1 gig ram and 200 GB ram HD. Since I am a beginner/weekend hobbyist, this suites my purpose of sharing pictures with family - I'm finding much better to share on DVD than paper photos. For an all-in-one package at this price, it does the job very well and I would recommend it.
Solid Media Authoring Program for the Price
by: ricward    On: 2005-10-21

I bought this product based on my research of users opinions and found it has lived up to their high opinions. I have boxes of family photos as well as numerous camcorder tapes of family events. I wanted an easy comprehensive program that would let me arrange photos and video clips, add music and burn on a DVD. This program does it all and more. It may not do everything extremely well, but for the price, well enough to put out an impressive DVD. After about two hours of getting familiar with the program, I was able to create a DVD that had 35 pictures and a video clip with background music - stunning results. I played the DVD on several different brands of DVD players and had no problems. Looks great on TV. I've had no problems running the program on my computer - I'm running this on a Pentium IV 2.9 GHz, 1 gig ram and 200 GB ram HD. Since I am a beginner/weekend hobbyist, this suites my purpose of sharing pictures with family - I'm finding much better to share on DVD than paper photos. For an all-in-one package at this price, it does the job very well and I would recommend it.
Solid Media Authoring Program for the Price
by: ricward    On: 2005-10-21

I bought this product based on my research of users opinions and found it has lived up to their high opinions. I have boxes of family photos as well as numerous camcorder tapes of family events. I wanted an easy comprehensive program that would let me arrange photos and video clips, add music and burn on a DVD. This program does it all and more. It may not do everything extremely well, but for the price, well enough to put out an impressive DVD. After about two hours of getting familiar with the program, I was able to create a DVD that had 35 pictures and a video clip with background music - stunning results. I played the DVD on several different brands of DVD players and had no problems. Looks great on TV. I've had no problems running the program on my computer - I'm running this on a Pentium IV 2.9 GHz, 1 gig ram and 200 GB ram HD. Since I am a beginner/weekend hobbyist, this suites my purpose of sharing pictures with family - I'm finding much better to share on DVD than paper photos. For an all-in-one package at this price, it does the job very well and I would recommend it.
After trouble-free year, AUDIO PROBLEMS!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-10-21

The video-editing component of this package, Video Wave, worked great for me for about a year, but it has recently turned into a NIGHTMARE! The audio is anywhere between 2 and 4 seconds out of sync with the video, and after trying everything I'm convinced that its a problem with the code. A quick product search will show others who have had similar problems. I would STAY AWAY!
Solid Media Authoring Program for the Price
by: ricward    On: 2005-10-21

I bought this product based on my research of users opinions and found it has lived up to their high opinions. I have boxes of family photos as well as numerous camcorder tapes of family events. I wanted an easy comprehensive program that would let me arrange photos and video clips, add music and burn on a DVD. This program does it all and more. It may not do everything extremely well, but for the price, well enough to put out an impressive DVD. After about two hours of getting familiar with the program, I was able to create a DVD that had 35 pictures and a video clip with background music - stunning results. I played the DVD on several different brands of DVD players and had no problems. Looks great on TV. I've had no problems running the program on my computer - I'm running this on a Pentium IV 2.9 GHz, 1 gig ram and 200 GB ram HD. Since I am a beginner/weekend hobbyist, this suites my purpose of sharing pictures with family - I'm finding much better to share on DVD than paper photos. For an all-in-one package at this price, it does the job very well and I would recommend it.
After trouble-free year, AUDIO PROBLEMS!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-10-21

The video-editing component of this package, Video Wave, worked great for me for about a year, but it has recently turned into a NIGHTMARE! The audio is anywhere between 2 and 4 seconds out of sync with the video, and after trying everything I'm convinced that its a problem with the code. A quick product search will show others who have had similar problems. I would STAY AWAY!
Solid Media Authoring Program for the Price
by: ricward    On: 2005-10-21

I bought this product based on my research of users opinions and found it has lived up to their high opinions. I have boxes of family photos as well as numerous camcorder tapes of family events. I wanted an easy comprehensive program that would let me arrange photos and video clips, add music and burn on a DVD. This program does it all and more. It may not do everything extremely well, but for the price, well enough to put out an impressive DVD. After about two hours of getting familiar with the program, I was able to create a DVD that had 35 pictures and a video clip with background music - stunning results. I played the DVD on several different brands of DVD players and had no problems. Looks great on TV. I've had no problems running the program on my computer - I'm running this on a Pentium IV 2.9 GHz, 1 gig ram and 200 GB ram HD. Since I am a beginner/weekend hobbyist, this suites my purpose of sharing pictures with family - I'm finding much better to share on DVD than paper photos. For an all-in-one package at this price, it does the job very well and I would recommend it.
After trouble-free year, AUDIO PROBLEMS!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-10-21

The video-editing component of this package, Video Wave, worked great for me for about a year, but it has recently turned into a NIGHTMARE! The audio is anywhere between 2 and 4 seconds out of sync with the video, and after trying everything I'm convinced that its a problem with the code. A quick product search will show others who have had similar problems. I would STAY AWAY!
The Usual Roxio Garbage
by: ricardo613    On: 2005-09-22

That's exactly where my CD went. In the garbage. That's where all the other Roxio software I've ever owned has ended up. At least I never had to spend extra for their junk.

It's always came as part of a peripheral or PC software package.

No printed manuals are ever provided and it's always an issue trying to download one from the Roxio website...which I would then have to print at my expense.

I could live with the on-screen manual if the software wasn't buggy and they provided some sort of customer support.

I can't believe that this company is still in business. I guess that they survive by making deals with peripheral and PC manufacturers to stick their customers with inferior software.

Be advised......don't be fooled by their slick packaging and website. Read the reviews here and elsewhere.
The Usual Roxio Garbage
by: ricardo613    On: 2005-09-22

That's exactly where my CD went. In the garbage. That's where all the other Roxio software I've ever owned has ended up. At least I never had to spend extra for their junk.

It's always came as part of a peripheral or PC software package.

No printed manuals are ever provided and it's always an issue trying to download one from the Roxio website...which I would then have to print at my expense.

I could live with the on-screen manual if the software wasn't buggy and they provided some sort of customer support.

I can't believe that this company is still in business. I guess that they survive by making deals with peripheral and PC manufacturers to stick their customers with inferior software.

Be advised......don't be fooled by their slick packaging and website. Read the reviews here and elsewhere.
The Usual Roxio Garbage
by: ricardo613    On: 2005-09-22

That's exactly where my CD went. In the garbage. That's where all the other Roxio software I've ever owned has ended up. At least I never had to spend extra for their junk.

It's always came as part of a peripheral or PC software package.

No printed manuals are ever provided and it's always an issue trying to download one from the Roxio website...which I would then have to print at my expense.

I could live with the on-screen manual if the software wasn't buggy and they provided some sort of customer support.

I can't believe that this company is still in business. I guess that they survive by making deals with peripheral and PC manufacturers to stick their customers with inferior software.

Be advised......don't be fooled by their slick packaging and website. Read the reviews here and elsewhere.
Video editing is not worth it
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-09-06

The video editing capability is tough to deal with and not impressive when you figure it out. The tools are not explained and there isn't as much to do with it as they imply. May be nice for birthday party editing, i don't know. I didn't like it. It's not worth $100. The other capabilities might be nice,but from what i've dealt with, that's not the case.
Video editing is not worth it
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-09-06

The video editing capability is tough to deal with and not impressive when you figure it out. The tools are not explained and there isn't as much to do with it as they imply. May be nice for birthday party editing, i don't know. I didn't like it. It's not worth $100. The other capabilities might be nice,but from what i've dealt with, that's not the case.
Video editing is not worth it
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-09-06

The video editing capability is tough to deal with and not impressive when you figure it out. The tools are not explained and there isn't as much to do with it as they imply. May be nice for birthday party editing, i don't know. I didn't like it. It's not worth $100. The other capabilities might be nice,but from what i've dealt with, that's not the case.
Disappointing Upgrade
by: seattlered3    On: 2005-09-03

I was extremely disappointed in this "upgrade". I had Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 and loved it. That product allowed you to easily arrange your music on the dics, burn it, then create a lable or insert for the disc with almost no effort. Almost everything was intuitive.

Creator 7 is a big step back in ease of use and utility. So they added a few new bells and whistles, so what? The base use of this product is to make music cd's and to create inserts. Arranging music is not as easy as it was before. And the insert creator is so frustrating to use I don't bother.

In fact, I have continued to use Creator 5 and have simply written off the fact I paid $100 for Creator 7 - for nothing!

Now, with a computer upgrade, Creator 5 no longer works. I don't dare try another Roxio product (just read the reviews for 7.5 and that appears to be a total waste of money). I'll be taking my chances on ANYTHING else . . . not Roxio.
Disappointing Upgrade
by: seattlered3    On: 2005-09-03

I was extremely disappointed in this "upgrade". I had Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 and loved it. That product allowed you to easily arrange your music on the dics, burn it, then create a lable or insert for the disc with almost no effort. Almost everything was intuitive.

Creator 7 is a big step back in ease of use and utility. So they added a few new bells and whistles, so what? The base use of this product is to make music cd's and to create inserts. Arranging music is not as easy as it was before. And the insert creator is so frustrating to use I don't bother.

In fact, I have continued to use Creator 5 and have simply written off the fact I paid $100 for Creator 7 - for nothing!

Now, with a computer upgrade, Creator 5 no longer works. I don't dare try another Roxio product (just read the reviews for 7.5 and that appears to be a total waste of money). I'll be taking my chances on ANYTHING else . . . not Roxio.
Disappointing Upgrade
by: seattlered3    On: 2005-09-03

I was extremely disappointed in this "upgrade". I had Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 and loved it. That product allowed you to easily arrange your music on the dics, burn it, then create a lable or insert for the disc with almost no effort. Almost everything was intuitive.

Creator 7 is a big step back in ease of use and utility. So they added a few new bells and whistles, so what? The base use of this product is to make music cd's and to create inserts. Arranging music is not as easy as it was before. And the insert creator is so frustrating to use I don't bother.

In fact, I have continued to use Creator 5 and have simply written off the fact I paid $100 for Creator 7 - for nothing!

Now, with a computer upgrade, Creator 5 no longer works. I don't dare try another Roxio product (just read the reviews for 7.5 and that appears to be a total waste of money). I'll be taking my chances on ANYTHING else . . . not Roxio.
Doesn't work with widescreen video
by: rscigaj    On: 2005-08-27

Once I figured this software out, I was able to do a slideshow of my pictures, integrate video, and produce a decent DVD. Only problem is, it distorts all my video footage by forcing it into 4:3 whereas my DVD camcorder shoots in 16:9. This sucks. I have been buying other software packages ever since trying to get my video to stay in 16:9. Roxio support did e-mail me back with the blanket statement that it doesn't support 16:9 at this time. Even in the new 7.5 version. Roxio needs to join the rest of us in 2005 and bring their software to be compatible in widescreen.
Doesn't work with widescreen video
by: rscigaj    On: 2005-08-27

Once I figured this software out, I was able to do a slideshow of my pictures, integrate video, and produce a decent DVD. Only problem is, it distorts all my video footage by forcing it into 4:3 whereas my DVD camcorder shoots in 16:9. This sucks. I have been buying other software packages ever since trying to get my video to stay in 16:9. Roxio support did e-mail me back with the blanket statement that it doesn't support 16:9 at this time. Even in the new 7.5 version. Roxio needs to join the rest of us in 2005 and bring their software to be compatible in widescreen.
Doesn't work with widescreen video
by: rscigaj    On: 2005-08-27

Once I figured this software out, I was able to do a slideshow of my pictures, integrate video, and produce a decent DVD. Only problem is, it distorts all my video footage by forcing it into 4:3 whereas my DVD camcorder shoots in 16:9. This sucks. I have been buying other software packages ever since trying to get my video to stay in 16:9. Roxio support did e-mail me back with the blanket statement that it doesn't support 16:9 at this time. Even in the new 7.5 version. Roxio needs to join the rest of us in 2005 and bring their software to be compatible in widescreen.
Doesn't work with widescreen video
by: rscigaj    On: 2005-08-27

Once I figured this software out, I was able to do a slideshow of my pictures, integrate video, and produce a decent DVD. Only problem is, it distorts all my video footage by forcing it into 4:3 whereas my DVD camcorder shoots in 16:9. This sucks. I have been buying other software packages ever since trying to get my video to stay in 16:9. Roxio support did e-mail me back with the blanket statement that it doesn't support 16:9 at this time. Even in the new 7.5 version. Roxio needs to join the rest of us in 2005 and bring their software to be compatible in widescreen.
Doesn't work with widescreen video
by: rscigaj    On: 2005-08-27

Once I figured this software out, I was able to do a slideshow of my pictures, integrate video, and produce a decent DVD. Only problem is, it distorts all my video footage by forcing it into 4:3 whereas my DVD camcorder shoots in 16:9. This sucks. I have been buying other software packages ever since trying to get my video to stay in 16:9. Roxio support did e-mail me back with the blanket statement that it doesn't support 16:9 at this time. Even in the new 7.5 version. Roxio needs to join the rest of us in 2005 and bring their software to be compatible in widescreen.
ROXIO STANDS FOR GARBAGE
by: mpiechota3    On: 2005-08-15

I foolishly purchased 7.0. It worked ok for a few months then just kept hanging up my system. Funny, it started hanging up when 7.5 was released. I tried to get "customer support" but that's a joke. Do yourself a favor, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ROXIO. I'd given this software negative stars if I could. Spend your money elsewhere.
ROXIO STANDS FOR GARBAGE
by: mpiechota3    On: 2005-08-15

I foolishly purchased 7.0. It worked ok for a few months then just kept hanging up my system. Funny, it started hanging up when 7.5 was released. I tried to get "customer support" but that's a joke. Do yourself a favor, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ROXIO. I'd given this software negative stars if I could. Spend your money elsewhere.
ROXIO STANDS FOR GARBAGE
by: mpiechota3    On: 2005-08-15

I foolishly purchased 7.0. It worked ok for a few months then just kept hanging up my system. Funny, it started hanging up when 7.5 was released. I tried to get "customer support" but that's a joke. Do yourself a favor, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM ROXIO. I'd given this software negative stars if I could. Spend your money elsewhere.
Okay if you don't need tech support
by: calobi    On: 2005-08-12

Had problems from day one, it would not record cd in my recorder, seemed it did not like my Plextor mulit recorder. Program works on my other computer with different drives. If you need tech support, it's a joke, if you can even get thru to them. Their "tech support" agents don't seem to have any answers
Okay if you don't need tech support
by: calobi    On: 2005-08-12

Had problems from day one, it would not record cd in my recorder, seemed it did not like my Plextor mulit recorder. Program works on my other computer with different drives. If you need tech support, it's a joke, if you can even get thru to them. Their "tech support" agents don't seem to have any answers
Okay if you don't need tech support
by: calobi    On: 2005-08-12

Had problems from day one, it would not record cd in my recorder, seemed it did not like my Plextor mulit recorder. Program works on my other computer with different drives. If you need tech support, it's a joke, if you can even get thru to them. Their "tech support" agents don't seem to have any answers
Okay if you don't need tech support
by: calobi    On: 2005-08-12

Had problems from day one, it would not record cd in my recorder, seemed it did not like my Plextor mulit recorder. Program works on my other computer with different drives. If you need tech support, it's a joke, if you can even get thru to them. Their "tech support" agents don't seem to have any answers
Okay if you don't need tech support
by: calobi    On: 2005-08-12

Had problems from day one, it would not record cd in my recorder, seemed it did not like my Plextor mulit recorder. Program works on my other computer with different drives. If you need tech support, it's a joke, if you can even get thru to them. Their "tech support" agents don't seem to have any answers
The Good and the Bad
by: autumn972    On: 2005-07-09

I have to give it 3 stars because they did succeed in putting a lot of cool stuff into one package. But it can be a very aggravating program to work in.

Here are the good things: The photo editing piece is very, very good -- it does an excellent job of fixing exposure and color, and gives you lots of special effects. The disc copier is nice because it will break up files for you, so if it's going to spread over 4 CDs, you can just kick it off and come in every now and then to feed it a new CD. Very nice. It has a lot of video-editing perks, although they can be temperamental. The scene detection is a nice touch and it seems to work fairly well.

The bad:
The DVD authoring, IMO, is POOR. Gives you very little control, audio is often out of synch with the video, marking chapters is a failed exercise in frustration. If this is why you are buying this product, stop right here! Do not get it, trust me. Maybe the 7.5 version is better but I'm not hopeful -- but at the very least, stay away from 7.0 for this feature. It is aggravating at best.

Despite all of the things I like about this product, I have to say that in the year+ that I've used this product it has given me nothing but grief. This is a perfect example of how important the small details are. This product was, in my opinion, rushed to market with a lot of bugs in it. Some have been fixed and others have been ignored. Just a few examples of little annoyances that sound silly but trust me, after the 100th time you will be aggravated: The program closes unexpectedly and you lose your work. It will sometimes decide to gray out all the menu options so you have to shut down in order to save what you were working on. It doesn't remember any custom settings even though it says it has saved them. It always defaults to their chosen location ie "My Pictures" and gives you no quick shortcut to get to where you want or option to change the default -- so it's about a 5-click process each time to get to the folder you want. Opening a production in VideoWave gives you a smaller window with the most recent files, you then have to browse to find the file you want and it adds it to the list (why not just open it directly??) then you have to click it AGAIN from the list, then hit "ok". It doesn't save your default save picture quality, so again it is a 4-click process each and every time you save a photo if you want it saved at the highest quality... defaults to 7/10 I don't know why.

The bottom line is, if you want a cost-effective way to get a lot of different features you might be happy with this. But if you are an intermediate to advanced user who wants a very robuts DVD authoring program, you're better off buying a piece of software that focuses on that.
The Good and the Bad
by: autumn972    On: 2005-07-09

I have to give it 3 stars because they did succeed in putting a lot of cool stuff into one package. But it can be a very aggravating program to work in.

Here are the good things: The photo editing piece is very, very good -- it does an excellent job of fixing exposure and color, and gives you lots of special effects. The disc copier is nice because it will break up files for you, so if it's going to spread over 4 CDs, you can just kick it off and come in every now and then to feed it a new CD. Very nice. It has a lot of video-editing perks, although they can be temperamental. The scene detection is a nice touch and it seems to work fairly well.

The bad:
The DVD authoring, IMO, is POOR. Gives you very little control, audio is often out of synch with the video, marking chapters is a failed exercise in frustration. If this is why you are buying this product, stop right here! Do not get it, trust me. Maybe the 7.5 version is better but I'm not hopeful -- but at the very least, stay away from 7.0 for this feature. It is aggravating at best.

Despite all of the things I like about this product, I have to say that in the year+ that I've used this product it has given me nothing but grief. This is a perfect example of how important the small details are. This product was, in my opinion, rushed to market with a lot of bugs in it. Some have been fixed and others have been ignored. Just a few examples of little annoyances that sound silly but trust me, after the 100th time you will be aggravated: The program closes unexpectedly and you lose your work. It will sometimes decide to gray out all the menu options so you have to shut down in order to save what you were working on. It doesn't remember any custom settings even though it says it has saved them. It always defaults to their chosen location ie "My Pictures" and gives you no quick shortcut to get to where you want or option to change the default -- so it's about a 5-click process each time to get to the folder you want. Opening a production in VideoWave gives you a smaller window with the most recent files, you then have to browse to find the file you want and it adds it to the list (why not just open it directly??) then you have to click it AGAIN from the list, then hit "ok". It doesn't save your default save picture quality, so again it is a 4-click process each and every time you save a photo if you want it saved at the highest quality... defaults to 7/10 I don't know why.

The bottom line is, if you want a cost-effective way to get a lot of different features you might be happy with this. But if you are an intermediate to advanced user who wants a very robuts DVD authoring program, you're better off buying a piece of software that focuses on that.
The Good and the Bad
by: autumn972    On: 2005-07-09

I have to give it 3 stars because they did succeed in putting a lot of cool stuff into one package. But it can be a very aggravating program to work in.

Here are the good things: The photo editing piece is very, very good -- it does an excellent job of fixing exposure and color, and gives you lots of special effects. The disc copier is nice because it will break up files for you, so if it's going to spread over 4 CDs, you can just kick it off and come in every now and then to feed it a new CD. Very nice. It has a lot of video-editing perks, although they can be temperamental. The scene detection is a nice touch and it seems to work fairly well.

The bad:
The DVD authoring, IMO, is POOR. Gives you very little control, audio is often out of synch with the video, marking chapters is a failed exercise in frustration. If this is why you are buying this product, stop right here! Do not get it, trust me. Maybe the 7.5 version is better but I'm not hopeful -- but at the very least, stay away from 7.0 for this feature. It is aggravating at best.

Despite all of the things I like about this product, I have to say that in the year+ that I've used this product it has given me nothing but grief. This is a perfect example of how important the small details are. This product was, in my opinion, rushed to market with a lot of bugs in it. Some have been fixed and others have been ignored. Just a few examples of little annoyances that sound silly but trust me, after the 100th time you will be aggravated: The program closes unexpectedly and you lose your work. It will sometimes decide to gray out all the menu options so you have to shut down in order to save what you were working on. It doesn't remember any custom settings even though it says it has saved them. It always defaults to their chosen location ie "My Pictures" and gives you no quick shortcut to get to where you want or option to change the default -- so it's about a 5-click process each time to get to the folder you want. Opening a production in VideoWave gives you a smaller window with the most recent files, you then have to browse to find the file you want and it adds it to the list (why not just open it directly??) then you have to click it AGAIN from the list, then hit "ok". It doesn't save your default save picture quality, so again it is a 4-click process each and every time you save a photo if you want it saved at the highest quality... defaults to 7/10 I don't know why.

The bottom line is, if you want a cost-effective way to get a lot of different features you might be happy with this. But if you are an intermediate to advanced user who wants a very robuts DVD authoring program, you're better off buying a piece of software that focuses on that.
The Good and the Bad
by: autumn972    On: 2005-07-09

I have to give it 3 stars because they did succeed in putting a lot of cool stuff into one package. But it can be a very aggravating program to work in.

Here are the good things: The photo editing piece is very, very good -- it does an excellent job of fixing exposure and color, and gives you lots of special effects. The disc copier is nice because it will break up files for you, so if it's going to spread over 4 CDs, you can just kick it off and come in every now and then to feed it a new CD. Very nice. It has a lot of video-editing perks, although they can be temperamental. The scene detection is a nice touch and it seems to work fairly well.

The bad:
The DVD authoring, IMO, is POOR. Gives you very little control, audio is often out of synch with the video, marking chapters is a failed exercise in frustration. If this is why you are buying this product, stop right here! Do not get it, trust me. Maybe the 7.5 version is better but I'm not hopeful -- but at the very least, stay away from 7.0 for this feature. It is aggravating at best.

Despite all of the things I like about this product, I have to say that in the year+ that I've used this product it has given me nothing but grief. This is a perfect example of how important the small details are. This product was, in my opinion, rushed to market with a lot of bugs in it. Some have been fixed and others have been ignored. Just a few examples of little annoyances that sound silly but trust me, after the 100th time you will be aggravated: The program closes unexpectedly and you lose your work. It will sometimes decide to gray out all the menu options so you have to shut down in order to save what you were working on. It doesn't remember any custom settings even though it says it has saved them. It always defaults to their chosen location ie "My Pictures" and gives you no quick shortcut to get to where you want or option to change the default -- so it's about a 5-click process each time to get to the folder you want. Opening a production in VideoWave gives you a smaller window with the most recent files, you then have to browse to find the file you want and it adds it to the list (why not just open it directly??) then you have to click it AGAIN from the list, then hit "ok". It doesn't save your default save picture quality, so again it is a 4-click process each and every time you save a photo if you want it saved at the highest quality... defaults to 7/10 I don't know why.

The bottom line is, if you want a cost-effective way to get a lot of different features you might be happy with this. But if you are an intermediate to advanced user who wants a very robuts DVD authoring program, you're better off buying a piece of software that focuses on that.
The Good and the Bad
by: autumn972    On: 2005-07-09

I have to give it 3 stars because they did succeed in putting a lot of cool stuff into one package. But it can be a very aggravating program to work in.

Here are the good things: The photo editing piece is very, very good -- it does an excellent job of fixing exposure and color, and gives you lots of special effects. The disc copier is nice because it will break up files for you, so if it's going to spread over 4 CDs, you can just kick it off and come in every now and then to feed it a new CD. Very nice. It has a lot of video-editing perks, although they can be temperamental. The scene detection is a nice touch and it seems to work fairly well.

The bad:
The DVD authoring, IMO, is POOR. Gives you very little control, audio is often out of synch with the video, marking chapters is a failed exercise in frustration. If this is why you are buying this product, stop right here! Do not get it, trust me. Maybe the 7.5 version is better but I'm not hopeful -- but at the very least, stay away from 7.0 for this feature. It is aggravating at best.

Despite all of the things I like about this product, I have to say that in the year+ that I've used this product it has given me nothing but grief. This is a perfect example of how important the small details are. This product was, in my opinion, rushed to market with a lot of bugs in it. Some have been fixed and others have been ignored. Just a few examples of little annoyances that sound silly but trust me, after the 100th time you will be aggravated: The program closes unexpectedly and you lose your work. It will sometimes decide to gray out all the menu options so you have to shut down in order to save what you were working on. It doesn't remember any custom settings even though it says it has saved them. It always defaults to their chosen location ie "My Pictures" and gives you no quick shortcut to get to where you want or option to change the default -- so it's about a 5-click process each time to get to the folder you want. Opening a production in VideoWave gives you a smaller window with the most recent files, you then have to browse to find the file you want and it adds it to the list (why not just open it directly??) then you have to click it AGAIN from the list, then hit "ok". It doesn't save your default save picture quality, so again it is a 4-click process each and every time you save a photo if you want it saved at the highest quality... defaults to 7/10 I don't know why.

The bottom line is, if you want a cost-effective way to get a lot of different features you might be happy with this. But if you are an intermediate to advanced user who wants a very robuts DVD authoring program, you're better off buying a piece of software that focuses on that.
Crap! Crap! Crap!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-06-14

This product worked for about 2 months, after that it went into the "Dumper!" I cannot get it to copy any CD's. I will copy the CD and then when you want to burn a copy, NOTHING! I have tried over and over to no avail. I just waste time and become frustrated. After you spend money buying this crap they want to charge you $35 or $40 to give you support, now that's real "BULLCRAP! Don't waste money on this junk, it's really not worth it.
Crap! Crap! Crap!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-06-14

This product worked for about 2 months, after that it went into the "Dumper!" I cannot get it to copy any CD's. I will copy the CD and then when you want to burn a copy, NOTHING! I have tried over and over to no avail. I just waste time and become frustrated. After you spend money buying this crap they want to charge you $35 or $40 to give you support, now that's real "BULLCRAP! Don't waste money on this junk, it's really not worth it.
Crap! Crap! Crap!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-06-14

This product worked for about 2 months, after that it went into the "Dumper!" I cannot get it to copy any CD's. I will copy the CD and then when you want to burn a copy, NOTHING! I have tried over and over to no avail. I just waste time and become frustrated. After you spend money buying this crap they want to charge you $35 or $40 to give you support, now that's real "BULLCRAP! Don't waste money on this junk, it's really not worth it.
Not for Beginners
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-13

I used previous Roxio products and wanted software to start converting my Hi-8 video to DVD and better editing software for digital images. Also wanted to make some DVDs that combined photos, music and film clips.

I found that after hours of work I had burned a DVD that had no sound and horrible quality vido. Using this software is not easy without someone to teach you what to do. Their previous, earlier versions were much easier to use.

I also find that the "Photo Doctor" often highly distorts photos and any adjustments for exposure and saturation are better manually tweeked.

I find that I'm only using a tiny part of this software, because I can't figure out all the rest. Even burning CDs has proven a challenge. Very few templates for CD labels and I've yet to find a list of songs that would actually fit in the template space provided.
Not for Beginners
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-13

I used previous Roxio products and wanted software to start converting my Hi-8 video to DVD and better editing software for digital images. Also wanted to make some DVDs that combined photos, music and film clips.

I found that after hours of work I had burned a DVD that had no sound and horrible quality vido. Using this software is not easy without someone to teach you what to do. Their previous, earlier versions were much easier to use.

I also find that the "Photo Doctor" often highly distorts photos and any adjustments for exposure and saturation are better manually tweeked.

I find that I'm only using a tiny part of this software, because I can't figure out all the rest. Even burning CDs has proven a challenge. Very few templates for CD labels and I've yet to find a list of songs that would actually fit in the template space provided.
Not for Beginners
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-13

I used previous Roxio products and wanted software to start converting my Hi-8 video to DVD and better editing software for digital images. Also wanted to make some DVDs that combined photos, music and film clips.

I found that after hours of work I had burned a DVD that had no sound and horrible quality vido. Using this software is not easy without someone to teach you what to do. Their previous, earlier versions were much easier to use.

I also find that the "Photo Doctor" often highly distorts photos and any adjustments for exposure and saturation are better manually tweeked.

I find that I'm only using a tiny part of this software, because I can't figure out all the rest. Even burning CDs has proven a challenge. Very few templates for CD labels and I've yet to find a list of songs that would actually fit in the template space provided.
Not for Beginners
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-13

I used previous Roxio products and wanted software to start converting my Hi-8 video to DVD and better editing software for digital images. Also wanted to make some DVDs that combined photos, music and film clips.

I found that after hours of work I had burned a DVD that had no sound and horrible quality vido. Using this software is not easy without someone to teach you what to do. Their previous, earlier versions were much easier to use.

I also find that the "Photo Doctor" often highly distorts photos and any adjustments for exposure and saturation are better manually tweeked.

I find that I'm only using a tiny part of this software, because I can't figure out all the rest. Even burning CDs has proven a challenge. Very few templates for CD labels and I've yet to find a list of songs that would actually fit in the template space provided.
Not for Beginners
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-13

I used previous Roxio products and wanted software to start converting my Hi-8 video to DVD and better editing software for digital images. Also wanted to make some DVDs that combined photos, music and film clips.

I found that after hours of work I had burned a DVD that had no sound and horrible quality vido. Using this software is not easy without someone to teach you what to do. Their previous, earlier versions were much easier to use.

I also find that the "Photo Doctor" often highly distorts photos and any adjustments for exposure and saturation are better manually tweeked.

I find that I'm only using a tiny part of this software, because I can't figure out all the rest. Even burning CDs has proven a challenge. Very few templates for CD labels and I've yet to find a list of songs that would actually fit in the template space provided.
Adequate, at best.
by: akurt85964    On: 2005-04-15

I was the previous owner of Roxio products and was satisfied. This piece of software is, at best, adequate for what it promises. Out of the box, it cannot handle dvr-ms files the format used by Microsoft Windows Media center. Roxio has an update that is supposed to be able to handle dvr-ms files, along with other fixes, but the update has caused the software to freeze numerous times, until I eventually uninstalled it and reinstalled just the original version.

It's nice to have all the media capabilities together but you just be patient with this software.

PS: Customer service is awful.
Adequate, at best.
by: akurt85964    On: 2005-04-15

I was the previous owner of Roxio products and was satisfied. This piece of software is, at best, adequate for what it promises. Out of the box, it cannot handle dvr-ms files the format used by Microsoft Windows Media center. Roxio has an update that is supposed to be able to handle dvr-ms files, along with other fixes, but the update has caused the software to freeze numerous times, until I eventually uninstalled it and reinstalled just the original version.

It's nice to have all the media capabilities together but you just be patient with this software.

PS: Customer service is awful.
Adequate, at best.
by: akurt85964    On: 2005-04-15

I was the previous owner of Roxio products and was satisfied. This piece of software is, at best, adequate for what it promises. Out of the box, it cannot handle dvr-ms files the format used by Microsoft Windows Media center. Roxio has an update that is supposed to be able to handle dvr-ms files, along with other fixes, but the update has caused the software to freeze numerous times, until I eventually uninstalled it and reinstalled just the original version.

It's nice to have all the media capabilities together but you just be patient with this software.

PS: Customer service is awful.
Adequate, at best.
by: akurt85964    On: 2005-04-15

I was the previous owner of Roxio products and was satisfied. This piece of software is, at best, adequate for what it promises. Out of the box, it cannot handle dvr-ms files the format used by Microsoft Windows Media center. Roxio has an update that is supposed to be able to handle dvr-ms files, along with other fixes, but the update has caused the software to freeze numerous times, until I eventually uninstalled it and reinstalled just the original version.

It's nice to have all the media capabilities together but you just be patient with this software.

PS: Customer service is awful.
Adequate, at best.
by: akurt85964    On: 2005-04-15

I was the previous owner of Roxio products and was satisfied. This piece of software is, at best, adequate for what it promises. Out of the box, it cannot handle dvr-ms files the format used by Microsoft Windows Media center. Roxio has an update that is supposed to be able to handle dvr-ms files, along with other fixes, but the update has caused the software to freeze numerous times, until I eventually uninstalled it and reinstalled just the original version.

It's nice to have all the media capabilities together but you just be patient with this software.

PS: Customer service is awful.
Keep looking...
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-04-12

I received the Basic edition bundled with a very nice Plextor burner. Most of my experience so far has been with the EMC 7 Capture function.

The bundle itself is truly bloatware, and loads tons of stuff that you will never use. It would be nice if places like Roxio would add a one-line description of each useless package's function, with the option to install or not after reading.

Capture is the kind of program designed to be "easy", meaning you never really know what is happening. It does (mostly) capture video. However, it will hang periodically with cryptic messages, to which the only option is click "OK". Then it starts over from the beginning.

The Smartscan feature would theoretically be great (you must make sure your DV camera supports this function). My cam (PV-GS200) does. However, the purpose of Smartscan is to fast-forward looking for scene codes on the tape, to let you preselect the scenes you want to capture. Unfortunately, it gets lost, a lot. Once Capture has lost its place, the only option is to start back over at the beginning of the tape. It will invariably hang at the same places, so after wasting a LOT of time and over-exercising the fragile tape, you will give up and just Capture the whole damned tape (have a very big hard drive handy).

Now that you're capturing the full tape, it will hang in other places. It hates when you have fast-forwarded the tape in camera, because that causes a black frame that it cannot seem to move past. Eventually, you will find that the best option is to manually move past the spot with the controls on your camera, then start capturing from there... but you will never really know what the software is doing until its over.

Never knowing what the program is doing, and having neither options nor meaningful Help when difficulties are encountered, is the recurring theme of this whole software suite. The only Help you will get from Roxio is their user forum (which is pretty good); otherwise, their idea of support is to try to get you to buy an upgrade version.

I believe much of this stems from trying to make something which is still inherently complex (video capture) overly simple for some perceived grandparental audience. The problem with all the friendly screens is that they blithely assume nothing will fail. When problems inevitably arise, there is no recovery other than Start Over. You will never know where you are in a tape, where your restart begins, what happened to the video you may or may not have already captured, or what to do to manually jumpstart a stalled capture.

The same look and similar issues were thoughtfully embedded in the Videowave authoring suite, although I have not had much experience with it, given that I am spending most of my time capturing and recapturing (I think).

I am not sophisticated enough to recommend something else yet, but there has to be something better and I would recommend you find it instead of anything from Roxio. Their whole progression as a software megabundler has been toward sales and away from functionality (and support) and it is really a shame that a first-class outfit like Plextor had to "partner" with them.
Keep looking...
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-04-12

I received the Basic edition bundled with a very nice Plextor burner. Most of my experience so far has been with the EMC 7 Capture function.

The bundle itself is truly bloatware, and loads tons of stuff that you will never use. It would be nice if places like Roxio would add a one-line description of each useless package's function, with the option to install or not after reading.

Capture is the kind of program designed to be "easy", meaning you never really know what is happening. It does (mostly) capture video. However, it will hang periodically with cryptic messages, to which the only option is click "OK". Then it starts over from the beginning.

The Smartscan feature would theoretically be great (you must make sure your DV camera supports this function). My cam (PV-GS200) does. However, the purpose of Smartscan is to fast-forward looking for scene codes on the tape, to let you preselect the scenes you want to capture. Unfortunately, it gets lost, a lot. Once Capture has lost its place, the only option is to start back over at the beginning of the tape. It will invariably hang at the same places, so after wasting a LOT of time and over-exercising the fragile tape, you will give up and just Capture the whole damned tape (have a very big hard drive handy).

Now that you're capturing the full tape, it will hang in other places. It hates when you have fast-forwarded the tape in camera, because that causes a black frame that it cannot seem to move past. Eventually, you will find that the best option is to manually move past the spot with the controls on your camera, then start capturing from there... but you will never really know what the software is doing until its over.

Never knowing what the program is doing, and having neither options nor meaningful Help when difficulties are encountered, is the recurring theme of this whole software suite. The only Help you will get from Roxio is their user forum (which is pretty good); otherwise, their idea of support is to try to get you to buy an upgrade version.

I believe much of this stems from trying to make something which is still inherently complex (video capture) overly simple for some perceived grandparental audience. The problem with all the friendly screens is that they blithely assume nothing will fail. When problems inevitably arise, there is no recovery other than Start Over. You will never know where you are in a tape, where your restart begins, what happened to the video you may or may not have already captured, or what to do to manually jumpstart a stalled capture.

The same look and similar issues were thoughtfully embedded in the Videowave authoring suite, although I have not had much experience with it, given that I am spending most of my time capturing and recapturing (I think).

I am not sophisticated enough to recommend something else yet, but there has to be something better and I would recommend you find it instead of anything from Roxio. Their whole progression as a software megabundler has been toward sales and away from functionality (and support) and it is really a shame that a first-class outfit like Plextor had to "partner" with them.
Keep looking...
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-04-12

I received the Basic edition bundled with a very nice Plextor burner. Most of my experience so far has been with the EMC 7 Capture function.

The bundle itself is truly bloatware, and loads tons of stuff that you will never use. It would be nice if places like Roxio would add a one-line description of each useless package's function, with the option to install or not after reading.

Capture is the kind of program designed to be "easy", meaning you never really know what is happening. It does (mostly) capture video. However, it will hang periodically with cryptic messages, to which the only option is click "OK". Then it starts over from the beginning.

The Smartscan feature would theoretically be great (you must make sure your DV camera supports this function). My cam (PV-GS200) does. However, the purpose of Smartscan is to fast-forward looking for scene codes on the tape, to let you preselect the scenes you want to capture. Unfortunately, it gets lost, a lot. Once Capture has lost its place, the only option is to start back over at the beginning of the tape. It will invariably hang at the same places, so after wasting a LOT of time and over-exercising the fragile tape, you will give up and just Capture the whole damned tape (have a very big hard drive handy).

Now that you're capturing the full tape, it will hang in other places. It hates when you have fast-forwarded the tape in camera, because that causes a black frame that it cannot seem to move past. Eventually, you will find that the best option is to manually move past the spot with the controls on your camera, then start capturing from there... but you will never really know what the software is doing until its over.

Never knowing what the program is doing, and having neither options nor meaningful Help when difficulties are encountered, is the recurring theme of this whole software suite. The only Help you will get from Roxio is their user forum (which is pretty good); otherwise, their idea of support is to try to get you to buy an upgrade version.

I believe much of this stems from trying to make something which is still inherently complex (video capture) overly simple for some perceived grandparental audience. The problem with all the friendly screens is that they blithely assume nothing will fail. When problems inevitably arise, there is no recovery other than Start Over. You will never know where you are in a tape, where your restart begins, what happened to the video you may or may not have already captured, or what to do to manually jumpstart a stalled capture.

The same look and similar issues were thoughtfully embedded in the Videowave authoring suite, although I have not had much experience with it, given that I am spending most of my time capturing and recapturing (I think).

I am not sophisticated enough to recommend something else yet, but there has to be something better and I would recommend you find it instead of anything from Roxio. Their whole progression as a software megabundler has been toward sales and away from functionality (and support) and it is really a shame that a first-class outfit like Plextor had to "partner" with them.
Major Issues
by: pilot_pirx    On: 2005-04-10

I bought this product based on recommendations, Roxio reputation and $40 in rebates. I made a mistake and should have gone with Nero. EMC7 will just quit in the middle of some operations, mostly when it works with big files. When I point to some DVD files and try to open them, the program will shut down. No erros or nothing like that, it will just quit. Roxio released 2 major updates (about 200MB in total size) which fixed some of the issues. Still, even after upgrades, the program hangs and prevents my system from shutting down. You have to manually kill one of the running background processes to get the system to turn off. The only great thing about EMC7 is user groups. If you have a problem do not ask Roxio their email support is slow and inaccurate. Instead, use Roxio user forums. Your questions and problems will be answered within a day and the staff is extremely helpful. Not their fault Roxio is pushing bloatware.
Major Issues
by: pilot_pirx    On: 2005-04-10

I bought this product based on recommendations, Roxio reputation and $40 in rebates. I made a mistake and should have gone with Nero. EMC7 will just quit in the middle of some operations, mostly when it works with big files. When I point to some DVD files and try to open them, the program will shut down. No erros or nothing like that, it will just quit. Roxio released 2 major updates (about 200MB in total size) which fixed some of the issues. Still, even after upgrades, the program hangs and prevents my system from shutting down. You have to manually kill one of the running background processes to get the system to turn off. The only great thing about EMC7 is user groups. If you have a problem do not ask Roxio their email support is slow and inaccurate. Instead, use Roxio user forums. Your questions and problems will be answered within a day and the staff is extremely helpful. Not their fault Roxio is pushing bloatware.
Major Issues
by: pilot_pirx    On: 2005-04-10

I bought this product based on recommendations, Roxio reputation and $40 in rebates. I made a mistake and should have gone with Nero. EMC7 will just quit in the middle of some operations, mostly when it works with big files. When I point to some DVD files and try to open them, the program will shut down. No erros or nothing like that, it will just quit. Roxio released 2 major updates (about 200MB in total size) which fixed some of the issues. Still, even after upgrades, the program hangs and prevents my system from shutting down. You have to manually kill one of the running background processes to get the system to turn off. The only great thing about EMC7 is user groups. If you have a problem do not ask Roxio their email support is slow and inaccurate. Instead, use Roxio user forums. Your questions and problems will be answered within a day and the staff is extremely helpful. Not their fault Roxio is pushing bloatware.
did not work
by: maralahbea    On: 2005-03-30

This would not install on my new computer with windows xp. I tried and tried finally gave up and purchased Nero and it works great so no more Roxy Products for me.
did not work
by: maralahbea    On: 2005-03-30

This would not install on my new computer with windows xp. I tried and tried finally gave up and purchased Nero and it works great so no more Roxy Products for me.
did not work
by: maralahbea    On: 2005-03-30

This would not install on my new computer with windows xp. I tried and tried finally gave up and purchased Nero and it works great so no more Roxy Products for me.
Horribly buggy - zero stars
by: lrobinson@brio.com    On: 2005-03-25

I had an earlier version of Easy CD Creator that worked fine. This version 7 has to be about the lowest quality software I've ever purchased. It hangs, doesn't use the settings I've specified when burning a disk, doesn't save the right settings after I've saved a project, dies in the middle of burning a CD saying 'file not found' without telling you what file (after it had 'verified all the files'), tells me it is writing to a CD-ROM when I don't even have a disk in the drive, is extremely slow, extra windows pop up inexplicably, etc.. It tells you file names are too long, but not which ones. There are almost no settings or preferences. Even the fonts used are inconsistent, so it looks like no quality control group even tested this. Embarrassing for Roxio, a big disappointment for me.
Horribly buggy - zero stars
by: lrobinson@brio.com    On: 2005-03-25

I had an earlier version of Easy CD Creator that worked fine. This version 7 has to be about the lowest quality software I've ever purchased. It hangs, doesn't use the settings I've specified when burning a disk, doesn't save the right settings after I've saved a project, dies in the middle of burning a CD saying 'file not found' without telling you what file (after it had 'verified all the files'), tells me it is writing to a CD-ROM when I don't even have a disk in the drive, is extremely slow, extra windows pop up inexplicably, etc.. It tells you file names are too long, but not which ones. There are almost no settings or preferences. Even the fonts used are inconsistent, so it looks like no quality control group even tested this. Embarrassing for Roxio, a big disappointment for me.
Horribly buggy - zero stars
by: lrobinson@brio.com    On: 2005-03-25

I had an earlier version of Easy CD Creator that worked fine. This version 7 has to be about the lowest quality software I've ever purchased. It hangs, doesn't use the settings I've specified when burning a disk, doesn't save the right settings after I've saved a project, dies in the middle of burning a CD saying 'file not found' without telling you what file (after it had 'verified all the files'), tells me it is writing to a CD-ROM when I don't even have a disk in the drive, is extremely slow, extra windows pop up inexplicably, etc.. It tells you file names are too long, but not which ones. There are almost no settings or preferences. Even the fonts used are inconsistent, so it looks like no quality control group even tested this. Embarrassing for Roxio, a big disappointment for me.
Dont expect help from Roxio
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-18


Review: I have had this product for 2 months and havent been able to use it because I need the updates and I havent been able to download them. Customer Service is in Canada and the usual wait time is 10 minutes. I ordered the update disc on Feb 16 - was notified it was shipped on Feb 28 - today is March 18 and it still hasnt arrived. Phoning customer service is a waste of time because all they can stay is "It's in the mail".

Dont expect help from Roxio
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-18


Review: I have had this product for 2 months and havent been able to use it because I need the updates and I havent been able to download them. Customer Service is in Canada and the usual wait time is 10 minutes. I ordered the update disc on Feb 16 - was notified it was shipped on Feb 28 - today is March 18 and it still hasnt arrived. Phoning customer service is a waste of time because all they can stay is "It's in the mail".

Dont expect help from Roxio
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-18


Review: I have had this product for 2 months and havent been able to use it because I need the updates and I havent been able to download them. Customer Service is in Canada and the usual wait time is 10 minutes. I ordered the update disc on Feb 16 - was notified it was shipped on Feb 28 - today is March 18 and it still hasnt arrived. Phoning customer service is a waste of time because all they can stay is "It's in the mail".

Very burdensome - non consistant -
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-14

The software was very inconsistant. (Used on PC with XP Service pack 2 high level of multi media performance) especially in the "Plug and Burn" phase if you did not want to capture and edit the video. It would capture less then 50% of the time through a 50 minute DV tape. Unfortunately, sometimes you were 80% through the capture tape when it begins to fail. Out of 10 captures, only 4 worked from begining to end the other 60% failed; leaving for much re work, frustration let alone hours of unproductive time. The software needs to go back to the drawing board.
Very burdensome - non consistant -
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-14

The software was very inconsistant. (Used on PC with XP Service pack 2 high level of multi media performance) especially in the "Plug and Burn" phase if you did not want to capture and edit the video. It would capture less then 50% of the time through a 50 minute DV tape. Unfortunately, sometimes you were 80% through the capture tape when it begins to fail. Out of 10 captures, only 4 worked from begining to end the other 60% failed; leaving for much re work, frustration let alone hours of unproductive time. The software needs to go back to the drawing board.
Very burdensome - non consistant -
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-14

The software was very inconsistant. (Used on PC with XP Service pack 2 high level of multi media performance) especially in the "Plug and Burn" phase if you did not want to capture and edit the video. It would capture less then 50% of the time through a 50 minute DV tape. Unfortunately, sometimes you were 80% through the capture tape when it begins to fail. Out of 10 captures, only 4 worked from begining to end the other 60% failed; leaving for much re work, frustration let alone hours of unproductive time. The software needs to go back to the drawing board.
poor DVD authoring
by: lakotazz    On: 2005-03-11

Practically any burning program these days can make CDs, but I bought REMC7 to make DVDs, as I had heard it's the cream of the crop. Well, it's not, at least where DVDs are concerned. I'm not sure if it's a sign that DVD authoring tools are still in their infancy, or if Roxio is just producing wretched software. Here are the critical problems I encountered...

1. I have created several videos (AVIs) in landscape letterbox format. Unfortunately, REMC7 vertically distorts all videos and images so they will fill in a standard TV screen. You have no choice - you cannot add proper letterbox videos to your DVD without the awful stretching. If your home DVD player has a letterbox distortion option then you might be okay - mine doesn't.

2. Holy crashfest, Batman! I simply cannot get the Search option in the Help menu to work. Every time I search for a keyword the program crashes, severely limiting the help capabilities. Updates haven't helped. If you choose to buy this, save often!

3. I've made several DVD coasters because, sometimes, the burn process just stops part way through. I can deal with burning errors, but AT LEAST tell me what the problem is! Jeez.

4. Despite the flashy interface and menu templates, the layout options for menus are awkward and extremely limiting. Many folks will be fine with this, but others will be insulted. For instance, (1) there is a mandatory 30-second interval for a menu page, so if you add your own background music it will simply cut it off after 30 seconds and start over - very distracting. The same goes for slide shows when you add your own background music - you'd think there would be an option to fade out, but no. (2) You can move the thumbnails around manually, but don't put them too close together or it'll give you an "overlapping thumbnail error," when they clearly are not. Also, if it gives you a layout error, it won't say where the problem is - hence you end up randomly rearranging stuff until it finally accepts it for burning.

Those are most of the problems I've had. The bottom line is, REMC7 is fine for CDs, but so are several free software packages out there. If you plan to make lots of DVDs, splurge for something a little more professional.
poor DVD authoring
by: lakotazz    On: 2005-03-11

Practically any burning program these days can make CDs, but I bought REMC7 to make DVDs, as I had heard it's the cream of the crop. Well, it's not, at least where DVDs are concerned. I'm not sure if it's a sign that DVD authoring tools are still in their infancy, or if Roxio is just producing wretched software. Here are the critical problems I encountered...

1. I have created several videos (AVIs) in landscape letterbox format. Unfortunately, REMC7 vertically distorts all videos and images so they will fill in a standard TV screen. You have no choice - you cannot add proper letterbox videos to your DVD without the awful stretching. If your home DVD player has a letterbox distortion option then you might be okay - mine doesn't.

2. Holy crashfest, Batman! I simply cannot get the Search option in the Help menu to work. Every time I search for a keyword the program crashes, severely limiting the help capabilities. Updates haven't helped. If you choose to buy this, save often!

3. I've made several DVD coasters because, sometimes, the burn process just stops part way through. I can deal with burning errors, but AT LEAST tell me what the problem is! Jeez.

4. Despite the flashy interface and menu templates, the layout options for menus are awkward and extremely limiting. Many folks will be fine with this, but others will be insulted. For instance, (1) there is a mandatory 30-second interval for a menu page, so if you add your own background music it will simply cut it off after 30 seconds and start over - very distracting. The same goes for slide shows when you add your own background music - you'd think there would be an option to fade out, but no. (2) You can move the thumbnails around manually, but don't put them too close together or it'll give you an "overlapping thumbnail error," when they clearly are not. Also, if it gives you a layout error, it won't say where the problem is - hence you end up randomly rearranging stuff until it finally accepts it for burning.

Those are most of the problems I've had. The bottom line is, REMC7 is fine for CDs, but so are several free software packages out there. If you plan to make lots of DVDs, splurge for something a little more professional.
poor DVD authoring
by: lakotazz    On: 2005-03-11

Practically any burning program these days can make CDs, but I bought REMC7 to make DVDs, as I had heard it's the cream of the crop. Well, it's not, at least where DVDs are concerned. I'm not sure if it's a sign that DVD authoring tools are still in their infancy, or if Roxio is just producing wretched software. Here are the critical problems I encountered...

1. I have created several videos (AVIs) in landscape letterbox format. Unfortunately, REMC7 vertically distorts all videos and images so they will fill in a standard TV screen. You have no choice - you cannot add proper letterbox videos to your DVD without the awful stretching. If your home DVD player has a letterbox distortion option then you might be okay - mine doesn't.

2. Holy crashfest, Batman! I simply cannot get the Search option in the Help menu to work. Every time I search for a keyword the program crashes, severely limiting the help capabilities. Updates haven't helped. If you choose to buy this, save often!

3. I've made several DVD coasters because, sometimes, the burn process just stops part way through. I can deal with burning errors, but AT LEAST tell me what the problem is! Jeez.

4. Despite the flashy interface and menu templates, the layout options for menus are awkward and extremely limiting. Many folks will be fine with this, but others will be insulted. For instance, (1) there is a mandatory 30-second interval for a menu page, so if you add your own background music it will simply cut it off after 30 seconds and start over - very distracting. The same goes for slide shows when you add your own background music - you'd think there would be an option to fade out, but no. (2) You can move the thumbnails around manually, but don't put them too close together or it'll give you an "overlapping thumbnail error," when they clearly are not. Also, if it gives you a layout error, it won't say where the problem is - hence you end up randomly rearranging stuff until it finally accepts it for burning.

Those are most of the problems I've had. The bottom line is, REMC7 is fine for CDs, but so are several free software packages out there. If you plan to make lots of DVDs, splurge for something a little more professional.
Wouldn't even install... what customer support?
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-10

The product would not install on any one of 4 machines (all running flavors of XP). Being a competent PC user, I went about fixing the problem. I was stopped dead in my tracks at customer support, there is no easy way to get support from them. After about 45 minutes on their web site I retuned the product. Nero works really well!
Wouldn't even install... what customer support?
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-10

The product would not install on any one of 4 machines (all running flavors of XP). Being a competent PC user, I went about fixing the problem. I was stopped dead in my tracks at customer support, there is no easy way to get support from them. After about 45 minutes on their web site I retuned the product. Nero works really well!
Wouldn't even install... what customer support?
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-03-10

The product would not install on any one of 4 machines (all running flavors of XP). Being a competent PC user, I went about fixing the problem. I was stopped dead in my tracks at customer support, there is no easy way to get support from them. After about 45 minutes on their web site I retuned the product. Nero works really well!
Horrible customer support
by: wmtimm    On: 2005-03-09

I acquired the basic version of this product with a DVD burner package. After installation, the main software package, Media Creator Home, would start up and then just disappear. The other modules would not recognize the burner as a burner.

I then made the mistake of thinking that maybe I should bite the bullet and buy the full version of the software from Roxio, despite the poor reviews I had read about previous versions. I thought maybe they had finally gotten their act together. WRONG!!!

I installed the purchased product and got the same result. I was then able to use their product support system. What a waste! After using the knowledge base on their website and performing the procedure to try to rectify the problem I was having (which must be very common), I created a trouble ticket with them. They referred me back to the procedure that I had already tried.

They then suggested that I create a new administrator account and try to run the software. I created a new account on my Windows XP Home machine, logged onto it and tried the software. It started up and also recognized my burner. Sounds great, right? NOT!! I don't really feel it should be necessary for me to either;

a. log out of the account I normally use on my PC just to use this one piece of software.
or
b. migrate all of my settings and documents to the new account just to be able to use this one piece of software.

The customer support at Roxio seems to be clueless as to where the actual problem may be located (i.e. registry, system settings etc.).
Horrible customer support
by: wmtimm    On: 2005-03-09

I acquired the basic version of this product with a DVD burner package. After installation, the main software package, Media Creator Home, would start up and then just disappear. The other modules would not recognize the burner as a burner.

I then made the mistake of thinking that maybe I should bite the bullet and buy the full version of the software from Roxio, despite the poor reviews I had read about previous versions. I thought maybe they had finally gotten their act together. WRONG!!!

I installed the purchased product and got the same result. I was then able to use their product support system. What a waste! After using the knowledge base on their website and performing the procedure to try to rectify the problem I was having (which must be very common), I created a trouble ticket with them. They referred me back to the procedure that I had already tried.

They then suggested that I create a new administrator account and try to run the software. I created a new account on my Windows XP Home machine, logged onto it and tried the software. It started up and also recognized my burner. Sounds great, right? NOT!! I don't really feel it should be necessary for me to either;

a. log out of the account I normally use on my PC just to use this one piece of software.
or
b. migrate all of my settings and documents to the new account just to be able to use this one piece of software.

The customer support at Roxio seems to be clueless as to where the actual problem may be located (i.e. registry, system settings etc.).
Horrible customer support
by: wmtimm    On: 2005-03-09

I acquired the basic version of this product with a DVD burner package. After installation, the main software package, Media Creator Home, would start up and then just disappear. The other modules would not recognize the burner as a burner.

I then made the mistake of thinking that maybe I should bite the bullet and buy the full version of the software from Roxio, despite the poor reviews I had read about previous versions. I thought maybe they had finally gotten their act together. WRONG!!!

I installed the purchased product and got the same result. I was then able to use their product support system. What a waste! After using the knowledge base on their website and performing the procedure to try to rectify the problem I was having (which must be very common), I created a trouble ticket with them. They referred me back to the procedure that I had already tried.

They then suggested that I create a new administrator account and try to run the software. I created a new account on my Windows XP Home machine, logged onto it and tried the software. It started up and also recognized my burner. Sounds great, right? NOT!! I don't really feel it should be necessary for me to either;

a. log out of the account I normally use on my PC just to use this one piece of software.
or
b. migrate all of my settings and documents to the new account just to be able to use this one piece of software.

The customer support at Roxio seems to be clueless as to where the actual problem may be located (i.e. registry, system settings etc.).
Very, Very, Slooooooow--Disappointing
by: drmoore22    On: 2005-03-05

Beware!!!! You will spend all day editing photos and video and not accomplish much. We have Windows XP, 3.0 GHz, 512MB RAM, 120 GB HD. Everything else runs smoothly and quickly except this program. This was my first digital media software. I should have done more research. Since then I have switched to Pinnacle Studio Version 9 for video editing--I highly recommend this alternative. Currently, I am looking for another photo editor. Don't waste your money on Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 like I did. Aside from it's slowness, the program itself is mediocre at best.
Very, Very, Slooooooow--Disappointing
by: drmoore22    On: 2005-03-05

Beware!!!! You will spend all day editing photos and video and not accomplish much. We have Windows XP, 3.0 GHz, 512MB RAM, 120 GB HD. Everything else runs smoothly and quickly except this program. This was my first digital media software. I should have done more research. Since then I have switched to Pinnacle Studio Version 9 for video editing--I highly recommend this alternative. Currently, I am looking for another photo editor. Don't waste your money on Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 like I did. Aside from it's slowness, the program itself is mediocre at best.
Very, Very, Slooooooow--Disappointing
by: drmoore22    On: 2005-03-05

Beware!!!! You will spend all day editing photos and video and not accomplish much. We have Windows XP, 3.0 GHz, 512MB RAM, 120 GB HD. Everything else runs smoothly and quickly except this program. This was my first digital media software. I should have done more research. Since then I have switched to Pinnacle Studio Version 9 for video editing--I highly recommend this alternative. Currently, I am looking for another photo editor. Don't waste your money on Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 like I did. Aside from it's slowness, the program itself is mediocre at best.
Unsupported Garbage
by: blevinsj_39    On: 2005-03-03

This product cannot write a DVD on my Dell which can be read by any of my DVD players. No help from Roxio support. All my other burning software works just fine.

Save your money.
Unsupported Garbage
by: blevinsj_39    On: 2005-03-03

This product cannot write a DVD on my Dell which can be read by any of my DVD players. No help from Roxio support. All my other burning software works just fine.

Save your money.
Unsupported Garbage
by: blevinsj_39    On: 2005-03-03

This product cannot write a DVD on my Dell which can be read by any of my DVD players. No help from Roxio support. All my other burning software works just fine.

Save your money.
It only gets 1 star because there's nothing lower...
by: bwbeckham    On: 2005-02-21

Same gripes as everyone - once they've got your money forget any notion of customer support. There isn't any. The program forces you install AT LEAST 277MB of unnecessary, additional programs. For example, I had to install Roxio's 31MB Roxio Player, a DVD player utilility. This on a computer without a DVD drive. Ditto the Media Manager, Storyboard, etc., etc. All-in-all, this is a fat product with lousy performance, non-existent customer support and one for which there are a number of superior alternatives. Personally, I'm going to Nero and (like everyone else) will never buy a Roxio product again.
It only gets 1 star because there's nothing lower...
by: bwbeckham    On: 2005-02-21

Same gripes as everyone - once they've got your money forget any notion of customer support. There isn't any. The program forces you install AT LEAST 277MB of unnecessary, additional programs. For example, I had to install Roxio's 31MB Roxio Player, a DVD player utilility. This on a computer without a DVD drive. Ditto the Media Manager, Storyboard, etc., etc. All-in-all, this is a fat product with lousy performance, non-existent customer support and one for which there are a number of superior alternatives. Personally, I'm going to Nero and (like everyone else) will never buy a Roxio product again.
It only gets 1 star because there's nothing lower...
by: bwbeckham    On: 2005-02-21

Same gripes as everyone - once they've got your money forget any notion of customer support. There isn't any. The program forces you install AT LEAST 277MB of unnecessary, additional programs. For example, I had to install Roxio's 31MB Roxio Player, a DVD player utilility. This on a computer without a DVD drive. Ditto the Media Manager, Storyboard, etc., etc. All-in-all, this is a fat product with lousy performance, non-existent customer support and one for which there are a number of superior alternatives. Personally, I'm going to Nero and (like everyone else) will never buy a Roxio product again.
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....
by: emergency-cards    On: 2005-02-19

I have purchased this product elsewhere but have taken the precaution of reading the Amazon.com reviews prior to installation.
It seems to me that all genuine reviews provided here are mostly negative but the overall number of is bloated with positive reviews by people with some hidden agenda.
I will NOT now be installing this programme.
The only question left is
" Why does Amazon.com Stock the product?"
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....IT IS A DOG!
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....
by: emergency-cards    On: 2005-02-19

I have purchased this product elsewhere but have taken the precaution of reading the Amazon.com reviews prior to installation.
It seems to me that all genuine reviews provided here are mostly negative but the overall number of is bloated with positive reviews by people with some hidden agenda.
I will NOT now be installing this programme.
The only question left is
" Why does Amazon.com Stock the product?"
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....IT IS A DOG!
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....
by: emergency-cards    On: 2005-02-19

I have purchased this product elsewhere but have taken the precaution of reading the Amazon.com reviews prior to installation.
It seems to me that all genuine reviews provided here are mostly negative but the overall number of is bloated with positive reviews by people with some hidden agenda.
I will NOT now be installing this programme.
The only question left is
" Why does Amazon.com Stock the product?"
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....IT IS A DOG!
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....
by: emergency-cards    On: 2005-02-19

I have purchased this product elsewhere but have taken the precaution of reading the Amazon.com reviews prior to installation.
It seems to me that all genuine reviews provided here are mostly negative but the overall number of is bloated with positive reviews by people with some hidden agenda.
I will NOT now be installing this programme.
The only question left is
" Why does Amazon.com Stock the product?"
If it LOOKS like a DOG - and SMELLS like a DOG, then.....IT IS A DOG!
Great product
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-02-18

Was very hesitant after reading the reviews but needed all that this program had to offer so I closed my eyes, prayed, and tried it out. Love this program!!! When I brought home this program, I uninstalled my trial version and I uninstalled a similar product I bought and hated so that there were no conflicts. I then ran the defragmenter in my system tools. After rebooting, I installed the software and I have been truly enjoying all the features ever since. I have burned DVDs from the DVD builder, with special text additions and transitions. I have burned audio CDs and I have transferred all my digital pictures to data cds. I have even burned a DVD transfer from my digital camcorder using the video capture and editing feature. The drag and drop feature tangled me up for a little while and I haven't concerned myself with finding out why yet. (I am sure my fault but it didn't do it again) I highly recommend this if your computer has a large enough hard drive to accomodate the full version of the program and the ability to retain all the information you will be using to burn with. Note: When uninstalling programs, you lose the program files, not the data files. All the movies (6) that I created with the trial version and the bummer software were still there after the uninstallation and reboot. (Dell Desktop 2350 Dimension, 40 GB hardrive, 512 RAM, Pentium 3)
Great product
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-02-18

Was very hesitant after reading the reviews but needed all that this program had to offer so I closed my eyes, prayed, and tried it out. Love this program!!! When I brought home this program, I uninstalled my trial version and I uninstalled a similar product I bought and hated so that there were no conflicts. I then ran the defragmenter in my system tools. After rebooting, I installed the software and I have been truly enjoying all the features ever since. I have burned DVDs from the DVD builder, with special text additions and transitions. I have burned audio CDs and I have transferred all my digital pictures to data cds. I have even burned a DVD transfer from my digital camcorder using the video capture and editing feature. The drag and drop feature tangled me up for a little while and I haven't concerned myself with finding out why yet. (I am sure my fault but it didn't do it again) I highly recommend this if your computer has a large enough hard drive to accomodate the full version of the program and the ability to retain all the information you will be using to burn with. Note: When uninstalling programs, you lose the program files, not the data files. All the movies (6) that I created with the trial version and the bummer software were still there after the uninstallation and reboot. (Dell Desktop 2350 Dimension, 40 GB hardrive, 512 RAM, Pentium 3)
Great product
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-02-18

Was very hesitant after reading the reviews but needed all that this program had to offer so I closed my eyes, prayed, and tried it out. Love this program!!! When I brought home this program, I uninstalled my trial version and I uninstalled a similar product I bought and hated so that there were no conflicts. I then ran the defragmenter in my system tools. After rebooting, I installed the software and I have been truly enjoying all the features ever since. I have burned DVDs from the DVD builder, with special text additions and transitions. I have burned audio CDs and I have transferred all my digital pictures to data cds. I have even burned a DVD transfer from my digital camcorder using the video capture and editing feature. The drag and drop feature tangled me up for a little while and I haven't concerned myself with finding out why yet. (I am sure my fault but it didn't do it again) I highly recommend this if your computer has a large enough hard drive to accomodate the full version of the program and the ability to retain all the information you will be using to burn with. Note: When uninstalling programs, you lose the program files, not the data files. All the movies (6) that I created with the trial version and the bummer software were still there after the uninstallation and reboot. (Dell Desktop 2350 Dimension, 40 GB hardrive, 512 RAM, Pentium 3)
Great product
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-02-18

Was very hesitant after reading the reviews but needed all that this program had to offer so I closed my eyes, prayed, and tried it out. Love this program!!! When I brought home this program, I uninstalled my trial version and I uninstalled a similar product I bought and hated so that there were no conflicts. I then ran the defragmenter in my system tools. After rebooting, I installed the software and I have been truly enjoying all the features ever since. I have burned DVDs from the DVD builder, with special text additions and transitions. I have burned audio CDs and I have transferred all my digital pictures to data cds. I have even burned a DVD transfer from my digital camcorder using the video capture and editing feature. The drag and drop feature tangled me up for a little while and I haven't concerned myself with finding out why yet. (I am sure my fault but it didn't do it again) I highly recommend this if your computer has a large enough hard drive to accomodate the full version of the program and the ability to retain all the information you will be using to burn with. Note: When uninstalling programs, you lose the program files, not the data files. All the movies (6) that I created with the trial version and the bummer software were still there after the uninstallation and reboot. (Dell Desktop 2350 Dimension, 40 GB hardrive, 512 RAM, Pentium 3)
Great product
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-02-18

Was very hesitant after reading the reviews but needed all that this program had to offer so I closed my eyes, prayed, and tried it out. Love this program!!! When I brought home this program, I uninstalled my trial version and I uninstalled a similar product I bought and hated so that there were no conflicts. I then ran the defragmenter in my system tools. After rebooting, I installed the software and I have been truly enjoying all the features ever since. I have burned DVDs from the DVD builder, with special text additions and transitions. I have burned audio CDs and I have transferred all my digital pictures to data cds. I have even burned a DVD transfer from my digital camcorder using the video capture and editing feature. The drag and drop feature tangled me up for a little while and I haven't concerned myself with finding out why yet. (I am sure my fault but it didn't do it again) I highly recommend this if your computer has a large enough hard drive to accomodate the full version of the program and the ability to retain all the information you will be using to burn with. Note: When uninstalling programs, you lose the program files, not the data files. All the movies (6) that I created with the trial version and the bummer software were still there after the uninstallation and reboot. (Dell Desktop 2350 Dimension, 40 GB hardrive, 512 RAM, Pentium 3)
roxio burner is do the job
by: abc17031    On: 2005-02-14

i just bought a laptop with dvdrw k12 drive. Nero was installed on my computer but it was suck, when i burn a disk it wont go with full speed because of some buffer overflow protection thing, and some of the disk was totally blank after burn. So i decide to try roxio, it was perfect, it burn with the speed that took only took 5-7 minute for my disk to ready to use. Plus it was so much easy to use.
roxio burner is do the job
by: abc17031    On: 2005-02-14

i just bought a laptop with dvdrw k12 drive. Nero was installed on my computer but it was suck, when i burn a disk it wont go with full speed because of some buffer overflow protection thing, and some of the disk was totally blank after burn. So i decide to try roxio, it was perfect, it burn with the speed that took only took 5-7 minute for my disk to ready to use. Plus it was so much easy to use.
roxio burner is do the job
by: abc17031    On: 2005-02-14

i just bought a laptop with dvdrw k12 drive. Nero was installed on my computer but it was suck, when i burn a disk it wont go with full speed because of some buffer overflow protection thing, and some of the disk was totally blank after burn. So i decide to try roxio, it was perfect, it burn with the speed that took only took 5-7 minute for my disk to ready to use. Plus it was so much easy to use.
roxio burner is do the job
by: abc17031    On: 2005-02-14

i just bought a laptop with dvdrw k12 drive. Nero was installed on my computer but it was suck, when i burn a disk it wont go with full speed because of some buffer overflow protection thing, and some of the disk was totally blank after burn. So i decide to try roxio, it was perfect, it burn with the speed that took only took 5-7 minute for my disk to ready to use. Plus it was so much easy to use.
roxio burner is do the job
by: abc17031    On: 2005-02-14

i just bought a laptop with dvdrw k12 drive. Nero was installed on my computer but it was suck, when i burn a disk it wont go with full speed because of some buffer overflow protection thing, and some of the disk was totally blank after burn. So i decide to try roxio, it was perfect, it burn with the speed that took only took 5-7 minute for my disk to ready to use. Plus it was so much easy to use.
Cannot register product
by: gj-n    On: 2005-02-12

My husband bought the boxed version of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and I've been sorry ever since. I'm the geek and he's not. He couldn't register the product because, on-line, you can only register Version 6 and earlier. We couldn't register directly because Dell had installed an earlier trial version that interferes with the installation. Repeated e-mails to Roxio have been auto-answered with notations that a customer service rep will call in a few days, and they never do.

Bottom line is that it's HARD to install for the average user, IMPOSSIBLE to register and update, customer support is TERRIBLE, and we'd strongly recommend that no one buy this product.

I know many users wax eloquent regarding the product features. My guess is that they never installed over an earlier trial version. Unless we want to wipe our system clean and re-install everything, Roxio isn't going to work correctly.

We'll find another product and write this as money wasted.

We should have read the other reviews.
Cannot register product
by: gj-n    On: 2005-02-12

My husband bought the boxed version of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and I've been sorry ever since. I'm the geek and he's not. He couldn't register the product because, on-line, you can only register Version 6 and earlier. We couldn't register directly because Dell had installed an earlier trial version that interferes with the installation. Repeated e-mails to Roxio have been auto-answered with notations that a customer service rep will call in a few days, and they never do.

Bottom line is that it's HARD to install for the average user, IMPOSSIBLE to register and update, customer support is TERRIBLE, and we'd strongly recommend that no one buy this product.

I know many users wax eloquent regarding the product features. My guess is that they never installed over an earlier trial version. Unless we want to wipe our system clean and re-install everything, Roxio isn't going to work correctly.

We'll find another product and write this as money wasted.

We should have read the other reviews.
Cannot register product
by: gj-n    On: 2005-02-12

My husband bought the boxed version of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and I've been sorry ever since. I'm the geek and he's not. He couldn't register the product because, on-line, you can only register Version 6 and earlier. We couldn't register directly because Dell had installed an earlier trial version that interferes with the installation. Repeated e-mails to Roxio have been auto-answered with notations that a customer service rep will call in a few days, and they never do.

Bottom line is that it's HARD to install for the average user, IMPOSSIBLE to register and update, customer support is TERRIBLE, and we'd strongly recommend that no one buy this product.

I know many users wax eloquent regarding the product features. My guess is that they never installed over an earlier trial version. Unless we want to wipe our system clean and re-install everything, Roxio isn't going to work correctly.

We'll find another product and write this as money wasted.

We should have read the other reviews.
Cannot register product
by: gj-n    On: 2005-02-12

My husband bought the boxed version of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 and I've been sorry ever since. I'm the geek and he's not. He couldn't register the product because, on-line, you can only register Version 6 and earlier. We couldn't register directly because Dell had installed an earlier trial version that interferes with the installation. Repeated e-mails to Roxio have been auto-answered with notations that a customer service rep will call in a few days, and they never do.

Bottom line is that it's HARD to install for the average user, IMPOSSIBLE to register and update, customer support is TERRIBLE, and we'd strongly recommend that no one buy this product.

I know many users wax eloquent regarding the product features. My guess is that they never installed over an earlier trial version. Unless we want to wipe our system clean and re-install everything, Roxio isn't going to work correctly.

We'll find another product and write this as money wasted.

We should have read the other reviews.
Don't buy!
by: maureencowen    On: 2005-02-08

I purchased this program mainly for the slideshow feature and then decided it would be nice to have all the other compenents as well. BAD DECISION! The program is slow (and I have a very new computer), it hangs up, it has a mind of its own when creating the timing for the picture and the transition, have to change the screen resolution in order for the program to work, and on and on. The worst part is that technical support is horrible - I would send an email and 14 days later get a response! And, if you want to call they charge! I'm moving on to something else and will not buy a Roxio product again.
Don't buy!
by: maureencowen    On: 2005-02-08

I purchased this program mainly for the slideshow feature and then decided it would be nice to have all the other compenents as well. BAD DECISION! The program is slow (and I have a very new computer), it hangs up, it has a mind of its own when creating the timing for the picture and the transition, have to change the screen resolution in order for the program to work, and on and on. The worst part is that technical support is horrible - I would send an email and 14 days later get a response! And, if you want to call they charge! I'm moving on to something else and will not buy a Roxio product again.
Don't buy!
by: maureencowen    On: 2005-02-08

I purchased this program mainly for the slideshow feature and then decided it would be nice to have all the other compenents as well. BAD DECISION! The program is slow (and I have a very new computer), it hangs up, it has a mind of its own when creating the timing for the picture and the transition, have to change the screen resolution in order for the program to work, and on and on. The worst part is that technical support is horrible - I would send an email and 14 days later get a response! And, if you want to call they charge! I'm moving on to something else and will not buy a Roxio product again.
Don't buy!
by: maureencowen    On: 2005-02-08

I purchased this program mainly for the slideshow feature and then decided it would be nice to have all the other compenents as well. BAD DECISION! The program is slow (and I have a very new computer), it hangs up, it has a mind of its own when creating the timing for the picture and the transition, have to change the screen resolution in order for the program to work, and on and on. The worst part is that technical support is horrible - I would send an email and 14 days later get a response! And, if you want to call they charge! I'm moving on to something else and will not buy a Roxio product again.
Still no dual layer support for downloaded versions
by: daveep    On: 2005-02-03

Roxio has an update available that provides support for dual layer DVD burning. However this update is available ONLY for retail boxed versions of Roxio 7, not the download versions such as what you buy from Roxio's own store. Moral of the story: Roxio does not have an emphasis on customer satisfaction, they are ignoring much of their user base, and if you must have this product then buy it from Amazon or a physical store where you get the retail version! Better yet, check out Nero Burning ROM.
Still no dual layer support for downloaded versions
by: daveep    On: 2005-02-03

Roxio has an update available that provides support for dual layer DVD burning. However this update is available ONLY for retail boxed versions of Roxio 7, not the download versions such as what you buy from Roxio's own store. Moral of the story: Roxio does not have an emphasis on customer satisfaction, they are ignoring much of their user base, and if you must have this product then buy it from Amazon or a physical store where you get the retail version! Better yet, check out Nero Burning ROM.
Still no dual layer support for downloaded versions
by: daveep    On: 2005-02-03

Roxio has an update available that provides support for dual layer DVD burning. However this update is available ONLY for retail boxed versions of Roxio 7, not the download versions such as what you buy from Roxio's own store. Moral of the story: Roxio does not have an emphasis on customer satisfaction, they are ignoring much of their user base, and if you must have this product then buy it from Amazon or a physical store where you get the retail version! Better yet, check out Nero Burning ROM.
Still no dual layer support for downloaded versions
by: daveep    On: 2005-02-03

Roxio has an update available that provides support for dual layer DVD burning. However this update is available ONLY for retail boxed versions of Roxio 7, not the download versions such as what you buy from Roxio's own store. Moral of the story: Roxio does not have an emphasis on customer satisfaction, they are ignoring much of their user base, and if you must have this product then buy it from Amazon or a physical store where you get the retail version! Better yet, check out Nero Burning ROM.
Still no dual layer support for downloaded versions
by: daveep    On: 2005-02-03

Roxio has an update available that provides support for dual layer DVD burning. However this update is available ONLY for retail boxed versions of Roxio 7, not the download versions such as what you buy from Roxio's own store. Moral of the story: Roxio does not have an emphasis on customer satisfaction, they are ignoring much of their user base, and if you must have this product then buy it from Amazon or a physical store where you get the retail version! Better yet, check out Nero Burning ROM.
Easy Media Creator7
by: pfyancick    On: 2005-01-29

This software takes over a GB, yes Gegabite to intstall.
Very poor in the user friendly area.
Can't send a picture as an attachment without going through
3 or 4 sequences. Easier to move picture to My Documents and
e-mail. I also have RoxiGoback3.
Easy Media Media Creator 7 uses so much space that Roxio Goback3 can't handle the volume making Goback3 useless.
REPEAT VERY POOR AS FAR A USER FRIENDLY AND TO LARGE.
Easy CD Creator5 was much better but Roxio will not support in
in Windows XP.
P. F. Yancick
Easy Media Creator7
by: pfyancick    On: 2005-01-29

This software takes over a GB, yes Gegabite to intstall.
Very poor in the user friendly area.
Can't send a picture as an attachment without going through
3 or 4 sequences. Easier to move picture to My Documents and
e-mail. I also have RoxiGoback3.
Easy Media Media Creator 7 uses so much space that Roxio Goback3 can't handle the volume making Goback3 useless.
REPEAT VERY POOR AS FAR A USER FRIENDLY AND TO LARGE.
Easy CD Creator5 was much better but Roxio will not support in
in Windows XP.
P. F. Yancick
Easy Media Creator7
by: pfyancick    On: 2005-01-29

This software takes over a GB, yes Gegabite to intstall.
Very poor in the user friendly area.
Can't send a picture as an attachment without going through
3 or 4 sequences. Easier to move picture to My Documents and
e-mail. I also have RoxiGoback3.
Easy Media Media Creator 7 uses so much space that Roxio Goback3 can't handle the volume making Goback3 useless.
REPEAT VERY POOR AS FAR A USER FRIENDLY AND TO LARGE.
Easy CD Creator5 was much better but Roxio will not support in
in Windows XP.
P. F. Yancick
Easy Media Creator7
by: pfyancick    On: 2005-01-29

This software takes over a GB, yes Gegabite to intstall.
Very poor in the user friendly area.
Can't send a picture as an attachment without going through
3 or 4 sequences. Easier to move picture to My Documents and
e-mail. I also have RoxiGoback3.
Easy Media Media Creator 7 uses so much space that Roxio Goback3 can't handle the volume making Goback3 useless.
REPEAT VERY POOR AS FAR A USER FRIENDLY AND TO LARGE.
Easy CD Creator5 was much better but Roxio will not support in
in Windows XP.
P. F. Yancick
User friendly and reliable
by: fruit_loop    On: 2005-01-28

this user-friendly software was just what this digitally-impaired person needed. It's easy to install and even easier to use. Burning CDs is a breeze and the price is quite reasonable for all that you get
What a mess
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-28

This product should come with lots of warnings. While installation was trouble free, Win XP wouldn't recognize any of my optical drives. I went to Roxio's web site and fixed that problem with a posted RegEdit fix. When I started doing some serious work, however, I realized that this product is soooo slowwwww. I'm running a 3GHz machine with 1GB RAM, dual 80GB HDDs and a fast graphics card with 128MB onboard. The "lite" versions of the ArcSoft and Sonic software that came with my HP DVD burner work much faster. I wish I'd just stuck with the free stuff that came with the burner. I'd have saved lots of time and aggravation.

Oh, and PC Magazine has just given Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One Digital Media Solution its Editor's Choice Award over Roxio. Napster has just bought Roxio's Creator suite so it's anybody's guess if the problems will remain. Napster's purchase is also why there's a rebate on this product--a new version will be coming out very soon. What a mess.
User friendly and reliable
by: fruit_loop    On: 2005-01-28

this user-friendly software was just what this digitally-impaired person needed. It's easy to install and even easier to use. Burning CDs is a breeze and the price is quite reasonable for all that you get
What a mess
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-28

This product should come with lots of warnings. While installation was trouble free, Win XP wouldn't recognize any of my optical drives. I went to Roxio's web site and fixed that problem with a posted RegEdit fix. When I started doing some serious work, however, I realized that this product is soooo slowwwww. I'm running a 3GHz machine with 1GB RAM, dual 80GB HDDs and a fast graphics card with 128MB onboard. The "lite" versions of the ArcSoft and Sonic software that came with my HP DVD burner work much faster. I wish I'd just stuck with the free stuff that came with the burner. I'd have saved lots of time and aggravation.

Oh, and PC Magazine has just given Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One Digital Media Solution its Editor's Choice Award over Roxio. Napster has just bought Roxio's Creator suite so it's anybody's guess if the problems will remain. Napster's purchase is also why there's a rebate on this product--a new version will be coming out very soon. What a mess.
User friendly and reliable
by: fruit_loop    On: 2005-01-28

this user-friendly software was just what this digitally-impaired person needed. It's easy to install and even easier to use. Burning CDs is a breeze and the price is quite reasonable for all that you get
What a mess
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-28

This product should come with lots of warnings. While installation was trouble free, Win XP wouldn't recognize any of my optical drives. I went to Roxio's web site and fixed that problem with a posted RegEdit fix. When I started doing some serious work, however, I realized that this product is soooo slowwwww. I'm running a 3GHz machine with 1GB RAM, dual 80GB HDDs and a fast graphics card with 128MB onboard. The "lite" versions of the ArcSoft and Sonic software that came with my HP DVD burner work much faster. I wish I'd just stuck with the free stuff that came with the burner. I'd have saved lots of time and aggravation.

Oh, and PC Magazine has just given Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One Digital Media Solution its Editor's Choice Award over Roxio. Napster has just bought Roxio's Creator suite so it's anybody's guess if the problems will remain. Napster's purchase is also why there's a rebate on this product--a new version will be coming out very soon. What a mess.
User friendly and reliable
by: fruit_loop    On: 2005-01-28

this user-friendly software was just what this digitally-impaired person needed. It's easy to install and even easier to use. Burning CDs is a breeze and the price is quite reasonable for all that you get
What a mess
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-28

This product should come with lots of warnings. While installation was trouble free, Win XP wouldn't recognize any of my optical drives. I went to Roxio's web site and fixed that problem with a posted RegEdit fix. When I started doing some serious work, however, I realized that this product is soooo slowwwww. I'm running a 3GHz machine with 1GB RAM, dual 80GB HDDs and a fast graphics card with 128MB onboard. The "lite" versions of the ArcSoft and Sonic software that came with my HP DVD burner work much faster. I wish I'd just stuck with the free stuff that came with the burner. I'd have saved lots of time and aggravation.

Oh, and PC Magazine has just given Nero 6 Ultra Edition All-in-One Digital Media Solution its Editor's Choice Award over Roxio. Napster has just bought Roxio's Creator suite so it's anybody's guess if the problems will remain. Napster's purchase is also why there's a rebate on this product--a new version will be coming out very soon. What a mess.
User friendly and reliable
by: fruit_loop    On: 2005-01-28

this user-friendly software was just what this digitally-impaired person needed. It's easy to install and even easier to use. Burning CDs is a breeze and the price is quite reasonable for all that you get
Without Broadband, Think Twice
by: zusil    On: 2005-01-18

While this program appears loaded with excellent features, you should be advised that there is a 120 megabyte update available. Obviously, without broadband connection, downloading this update is most likely out of the question. In addition, you should also be aware that the tutorials are all run on line and a broadband connection is required.

For those of us who cannot get broadband (rural areas, for example), this limitation is a distinct disadvantage.
Without Broadband, Think Twice
by: zusil    On: 2005-01-18

While this program appears loaded with excellent features, you should be advised that there is a 120 megabyte update available. Obviously, without broadband connection, downloading this update is most likely out of the question. In addition, you should also be aware that the tutorials are all run on line and a broadband connection is required.

For those of us who cannot get broadband (rural areas, for example), this limitation is a distinct disadvantage.
Without Broadband, Think Twice
by: zusil    On: 2005-01-18

While this program appears loaded with excellent features, you should be advised that there is a 120 megabyte update available. Obviously, without broadband connection, downloading this update is most likely out of the question. In addition, you should also be aware that the tutorials are all run on line and a broadband connection is required.

For those of us who cannot get broadband (rural areas, for example), this limitation is a distinct disadvantage.
Without Broadband, Think Twice
by: zusil    On: 2005-01-18

While this program appears loaded with excellent features, you should be advised that there is a 120 megabyte update available. Obviously, without broadband connection, downloading this update is most likely out of the question. In addition, you should also be aware that the tutorials are all run on line and a broadband connection is required.

For those of us who cannot get broadband (rural areas, for example), this limitation is a distinct disadvantage.
Without Broadband, Think Twice
by: zusil    On: 2005-01-18

While this program appears loaded with excellent features, you should be advised that there is a 120 megabyte update available. Obviously, without broadband connection, downloading this update is most likely out of the question. In addition, you should also be aware that the tutorials are all run on line and a broadband connection is required.

For those of us who cannot get broadband (rural areas, for example), this limitation is a distinct disadvantage.
Great Program When Used Correctly
by: klevitha    On: 2005-01-17

I can't believe how many people have written negative reviews of this product. I have had very little difficulty and have not yet downloaded the update. Just to test my premesis, I installed the program on an older HP P3 computer with XP but with less memory and speed than with my new Sony VAIO. It made a huge difference and I suspect that people having ther stated difficulties just don't have a sufficiently powerful machine to deal with this very bulky program. It is working very well for me in producing family history videos with mixed movie clips from captured video, photos (digital and scanned prints), clip art, voice over narration, MP3 overla, sound effects, etc. I'm considering starting a hobby business creating family DVD's.
Good Luck!
Great Program When Used Correctly
by: klevitha    On: 2005-01-17

I can't believe how many people have written negative reviews of this product. I have had very little difficulty and have not yet downloaded the update. Just to test my premesis, I installed the program on an older HP P3 computer with XP but with less memory and speed than with my new Sony VAIO. It made a huge difference and I suspect that people having ther stated difficulties just don't have a sufficiently powerful machine to deal with this very bulky program. It is working very well for me in producing family history videos with mixed movie clips from captured video, photos (digital and scanned prints), clip art, voice over narration, MP3 overla, sound effects, etc. I'm considering starting a hobby business creating family DVD's.
Good Luck!
Stay Away
by: richardhead4    On: 2005-01-17

Like the others who have given this one star, I had major problems with the installation. Following installation my system wouldn't recognize any of the optical drives. I had to go through the Restore Point procedure to bring them back. Even then, I had trouble with Roxio loading, other software ceased working properly (to the point that I couldn't back anything up to optical drives), and I finally had to do a clean install of Win XP.

The sad part about this is that these are known problems with "workarounds and fixes" on Roxio's site. Unfortunately the fix didn't work for me.

I feel terribly burned by Roxio and, since software is unreturnable, by Amazon.
Great Program When Used Correctly
by: klevitha    On: 2005-01-17

I can't believe how many people have written negative reviews of this product. I have had very little difficulty and have not yet downloaded the update. Just to test my premesis, I installed the program on an older HP P3 computer with XP but with less memory and speed than with my new Sony VAIO. It made a huge difference and I suspect that people having ther stated difficulties just don't have a sufficiently powerful machine to deal with this very bulky program. It is working very well for me in producing family history videos with mixed movie clips from captured video, photos (digital and scanned prints), clip art, voice over narration, MP3 overla, sound effects, etc. I'm considering starting a hobby business creating family DVD's.
Good Luck!
Stay Away
by: richardhead4    On: 2005-01-17

Like the others who have given this one star, I had major problems with the installation. Following installation my system wouldn't recognize any of the optical drives. I had to go through the Restore Point procedure to bring them back. Even then, I had trouble with Roxio loading, other software ceased working properly (to the point that I couldn't back anything up to optical drives), and I finally had to do a clean install of Win XP.

The sad part about this is that these are known problems with "workarounds and fixes" on Roxio's site. Unfortunately the fix didn't work for me.

I feel terribly burned by Roxio and, since software is unreturnable, by Amazon.
Great Program When Used Correctly
by: klevitha    On: 2005-01-17

I can't believe how many people have written negative reviews of this product. I have had very little difficulty and have not yet downloaded the update. Just to test my premesis, I installed the program on an older HP P3 computer with XP but with less memory and speed than with my new Sony VAIO. It made a huge difference and I suspect that people having ther stated difficulties just don't have a sufficiently powerful machine to deal with this very bulky program. It is working very well for me in producing family history videos with mixed movie clips from captured video, photos (digital and scanned prints), clip art, voice over narration, MP3 overla, sound effects, etc. I'm considering starting a hobby business creating family DVD's.
Good Luck!
Stay Away
by: richardhead4    On: 2005-01-17

Like the others who have given this one star, I had major problems with the installation. Following installation my system wouldn't recognize any of the optical drives. I had to go through the Restore Point procedure to bring them back. Even then, I had trouble with Roxio loading, other software ceased working properly (to the point that I couldn't back anything up to optical drives), and I finally had to do a clean install of Win XP.

The sad part about this is that these are known problems with "workarounds and fixes" on Roxio's site. Unfortunately the fix didn't work for me.

I feel terribly burned by Roxio and, since software is unreturnable, by Amazon.
Great Program When Used Correctly
by: klevitha    On: 2005-01-17

I can't believe how many people have written negative reviews of this product. I have had very little difficulty and have not yet downloaded the update. Just to test my premesis, I installed the program on an older HP P3 computer with XP but with less memory and speed than with my new Sony VAIO. It made a huge difference and I suspect that people having ther stated difficulties just don't have a sufficiently powerful machine to deal with this very bulky program. It is working very well for me in producing family history videos with mixed movie clips from captured video, photos (digital and scanned prints), clip art, voice over narration, MP3 overla, sound effects, etc. I'm considering starting a hobby business creating family DVD's.
Good Luck!
Stay Away
by: richardhead4    On: 2005-01-17

Like the others who have given this one star, I had major problems with the installation. Following installation my system wouldn't recognize any of the optical drives. I had to go through the Restore Point procedure to bring them back. Even then, I had trouble with Roxio loading, other software ceased working properly (to the point that I couldn't back anything up to optical drives), and I finally had to do a clean install of Win XP.

The sad part about this is that these are known problems with "workarounds and fixes" on Roxio's site. Unfortunately the fix didn't work for me.

I feel terribly burned by Roxio and, since software is unreturnable, by Amazon.
Had to uninstall it.
by: pbuenting    On: 2005-01-15

I upgraded from Roxio 5 to Roxio 7 and it has been terrible. When I start my computer it keeps trying to reinstall again and again. According to the Roxio support page that has been a problem for awhile. Also, it is annoying to have to keep changing screen resolution when using this program. I have uninstalled it and will not use it again. A waste of money. Think twice before buying this one.
Had to uninstall it.
by: pbuenting    On: 2005-01-15

I upgraded from Roxio 5 to Roxio 7 and it has been terrible. When I start my computer it keeps trying to reinstall again and again. According to the Roxio support page that has been a problem for awhile. Also, it is annoying to have to keep changing screen resolution when using this program. I have uninstalled it and will not use it again. A waste of money. Think twice before buying this one.
Had to uninstall it.
by: pbuenting    On: 2005-01-15

I upgraded from Roxio 5 to Roxio 7 and it has been terrible. When I start my computer it keeps trying to reinstall again and again. According to the Roxio support page that has been a problem for awhile. Also, it is annoying to have to keep changing screen resolution when using this program. I have uninstalled it and will not use it again. A waste of money. Think twice before buying this one.
Had to uninstall it.
by: pbuenting    On: 2005-01-15

I upgraded from Roxio 5 to Roxio 7 and it has been terrible. When I start my computer it keeps trying to reinstall again and again. According to the Roxio support page that has been a problem for awhile. Also, it is annoying to have to keep changing screen resolution when using this program. I have uninstalled it and will not use it again. A waste of money. Think twice before buying this one.
Good product; definately could use some small improvements
by: twixmix    On: 2005-01-12

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 mainly to burn photos onto DVD with menus and background music. I'll review most of the products:

Disc Copier: a simple program that lets you copy one disk to another in a different drive, or to the hard drive so you can burn it later

Creator Classic: drag-and-drop to create a music or data CD

PhotoSuite: basic photo editing options (i.e. red eye, crop, etc.)

VideoWave: drag-and-drop video clips to create a video (similar to Windows Movie Maker)

DVD Builder: definately the most complex of Media Suite. You can divide photos into menus and add background music, etc.

Other features: create a backup project, create a greeting card, create a slideshow, label creator, sound editor, label maker

Other comments: It took a while to install. It also insists that you install Napster, but after digging around for a while, I found how not install it by setting up a custom install. Also, it froze up and simply quit twice while creating a DVD (save often!).
Very disappointed upgrading from version 6
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-12

I bought version 7 yesterday. I am self employed and make DVD's and books containing Photographic Family Biographies, DVD slideshows, and converted home movies. I also do a lot of photo restoration but use specialized software for this. I previously used Version 6 for making DVD's.

First problem - No user guide included with Version 7. Version 6 had a 400 page book and I still use it for reference. I can't believe that they would do away with a users guide!

Second Problem - Without any documentaion telling me to do otherwise and to prevent congesting my registry I removed Version 6 prior to installing Version 7. Version 7 will not open projects I made with DVD builder Version 6 as recently as two days ago - tremendously frustrating disapointment and potential loss.

Third Problem - It is not similar enough to Version 6 to enable a proficient user to get up and running quickly; again no manual to provide help, and the tutorial is nothing more than a pathetic introduction only.

Fourth Problem - I just bought it and it is new software but requires an update/ download that is 120mb in size, that is an 8 hour download using a dial up connection and it stopped 4 hours through the first time. This update on CD should be offerred to customers for no additional cost.

Fifth problem - insufficient product support; didn't autoregister, no toll free number to call, You can talk to a computer answering program called Roxann but this is not a substitute for being able to communicate with a real person.

In conclusion, after having thoughts to seek out a third party book on using this product and being unable to open DVD projects made on Version 6, unable to even find the video intro clip that adds professionalism to the DVD's, I am absolutely disgusted. I can't return the open product, am out $108, have wasted many hours of my time, and will lose a lot more if I can't reload V6 and recover projects as old as 2 days!!!

While I was not completely satisfied with Version 6 I wish that I would have either done nothing or bought Nero software. At least I could tell they have a book included with their product!

Good product; definately could use some small improvements
by: twixmix    On: 2005-01-12

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 mainly to burn photos onto DVD with menus and background music. I'll review most of the products:

Disc Copier: a simple program that lets you copy one disk to another in a different drive, or to the hard drive so you can burn it later

Creator Classic: drag-and-drop to create a music or data CD

PhotoSuite: basic photo editing options (i.e. red eye, crop, etc.)

VideoWave: drag-and-drop video clips to create a video (similar to Windows Movie Maker)

DVD Builder: definately the most complex of Media Suite. You can divide photos into menus and add background music, etc.

Other features: create a backup project, create a greeting card, create a slideshow, label creator, sound editor, label maker

Other comments: It took a while to install. It also insists that you install Napster, but after digging around for a while, I found how not install it by setting up a custom install. Also, it froze up and simply quit twice while creating a DVD (save often!).
Very disappointed upgrading from version 6
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-12

I bought version 7 yesterday. I am self employed and make DVD's and books containing Photographic Family Biographies, DVD slideshows, and converted home movies. I also do a lot of photo restoration but use specialized software for this. I previously used Version 6 for making DVD's.

First problem - No user guide included with Version 7. Version 6 had a 400 page book and I still use it for reference. I can't believe that they would do away with a users guide!

Second Problem - Without any documentaion telling me to do otherwise and to prevent congesting my registry I removed Version 6 prior to installing Version 7. Version 7 will not open projects I made with DVD builder Version 6 as recently as two days ago - tremendously frustrating disapointment and potential loss.

Third Problem - It is not similar enough to Version 6 to enable a proficient user to get up and running quickly; again no manual to provide help, and the tutorial is nothing more than a pathetic introduction only.

Fourth Problem - I just bought it and it is new software but requires an update/ download that is 120mb in size, that is an 8 hour download using a dial up connection and it stopped 4 hours through the first time. This update on CD should be offerred to customers for no additional cost.

Fifth problem - insufficient product support; didn't autoregister, no toll free number to call, You can talk to a computer answering program called Roxann but this is not a substitute for being able to communicate with a real person.

In conclusion, after having thoughts to seek out a third party book on using this product and being unable to open DVD projects made on Version 6, unable to even find the video intro clip that adds professionalism to the DVD's, I am absolutely disgusted. I can't return the open product, am out $108, have wasted many hours of my time, and will lose a lot more if I can't reload V6 and recover projects as old as 2 days!!!

While I was not completely satisfied with Version 6 I wish that I would have either done nothing or bought Nero software. At least I could tell they have a book included with their product!

Good product; definately could use some small improvements
by: twixmix    On: 2005-01-12

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 mainly to burn photos onto DVD with menus and background music. I'll review most of the products:

Disc Copier: a simple program that lets you copy one disk to another in a different drive, or to the hard drive so you can burn it later

Creator Classic: drag-and-drop to create a music or data CD

PhotoSuite: basic photo editing options (i.e. red eye, crop, etc.)

VideoWave: drag-and-drop video clips to create a video (similar to Windows Movie Maker)

DVD Builder: definately the most complex of Media Suite. You can divide photos into menus and add background music, etc.

Other features: create a backup project, create a greeting card, create a slideshow, label creator, sound editor, label maker

Other comments: It took a while to install. It also insists that you install Napster, but after digging around for a while, I found how not install it by setting up a custom install. Also, it froze up and simply quit twice while creating a DVD (save often!).
Very disappointed upgrading from version 6
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-12

I bought version 7 yesterday. I am self employed and make DVD's and books containing Photographic Family Biographies, DVD slideshows, and converted home movies. I also do a lot of photo restoration but use specialized software for this. I previously used Version 6 for making DVD's.

First problem - No user guide included with Version 7. Version 6 had a 400 page book and I still use it for reference. I can't believe that they would do away with a users guide!

Second Problem - Without any documentaion telling me to do otherwise and to prevent congesting my registry I removed Version 6 prior to installing Version 7. Version 7 will not open projects I made with DVD builder Version 6 as recently as two days ago - tremendously frustrating disapointment and potential loss.

Third Problem - It is not similar enough to Version 6 to enable a proficient user to get up and running quickly; again no manual to provide help, and the tutorial is nothing more than a pathetic introduction only.

Fourth Problem - I just bought it and it is new software but requires an update/ download that is 120mb in size, that is an 8 hour download using a dial up connection and it stopped 4 hours through the first time. This update on CD should be offerred to customers for no additional cost.

Fifth problem - insufficient product support; didn't autoregister, no toll free number to call, You can talk to a computer answering program called Roxann but this is not a substitute for being able to communicate with a real person.

In conclusion, after having thoughts to seek out a third party book on using this product and being unable to open DVD projects made on Version 6, unable to even find the video intro clip that adds professionalism to the DVD's, I am absolutely disgusted. I can't return the open product, am out $108, have wasted many hours of my time, and will lose a lot more if I can't reload V6 and recover projects as old as 2 days!!!

While I was not completely satisfied with Version 6 I wish that I would have either done nothing or bought Nero software. At least I could tell they have a book included with their product!

Good product; definately could use some small improvements
by: twixmix    On: 2005-01-12

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 mainly to burn photos onto DVD with menus and background music. I'll review most of the products:

Disc Copier: a simple program that lets you copy one disk to another in a different drive, or to the hard drive so you can burn it later

Creator Classic: drag-and-drop to create a music or data CD

PhotoSuite: basic photo editing options (i.e. red eye, crop, etc.)

VideoWave: drag-and-drop video clips to create a video (similar to Windows Movie Maker)

DVD Builder: definately the most complex of Media Suite. You can divide photos into menus and add background music, etc.

Other features: create a backup project, create a greeting card, create a slideshow, label creator, sound editor, label maker

Other comments: It took a while to install. It also insists that you install Napster, but after digging around for a while, I found how not install it by setting up a custom install. Also, it froze up and simply quit twice while creating a DVD (save often!).
Very disappointed upgrading from version 6
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-01-12

I bought version 7 yesterday. I am self employed and make DVD's and books containing Photographic Family Biographies, DVD slideshows, and converted home movies. I also do a lot of photo restoration but use specialized software for this. I previously used Version 6 for making DVD's.

First problem - No user guide included with Version 7. Version 6 had a 400 page book and I still use it for reference. I can't believe that they would do away with a users guide!

Second Problem - Without any documentaion telling me to do otherwise and to prevent congesting my registry I removed Version 6 prior to installing Version 7. Version 7 will not open projects I made with DVD builder Version 6 as recently as two days ago - tremendously frustrating disapointment and potential loss.

Third Problem - It is not similar enough to Version 6 to enable a proficient user to get up and running quickly; again no manual to provide help, and the tutorial is nothing more than a pathetic introduction only.

Fourth Problem - I just bought it and it is new software but requires an update/ download that is 120mb in size, that is an 8 hour download using a dial up connection and it stopped 4 hours through the first time. This update on CD should be offerred to customers for no additional cost.

Fifth problem - insufficient product support; didn't autoregister, no toll free number to call, You can talk to a computer answering program called Roxann but this is not a substitute for being able to communicate with a real person.

In conclusion, after having thoughts to seek out a third party book on using this product and being unable to open DVD projects made on Version 6, unable to even find the video intro clip that adds professionalism to the DVD's, I am absolutely disgusted. I can't return the open product, am out $108, have wasted many hours of my time, and will lose a lot more if I can't reload V6 and recover projects as old as 2 days!!!

While I was not completely satisfied with Version 6 I wish that I would have either done nothing or bought Nero software. At least I could tell they have a book included with their product!

Good product; definately could use some small improvements
by: twixmix    On: 2005-01-12

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 mainly to burn photos onto DVD with menus and background music. I'll review most of the products:

Disc Copier: a simple program that lets you copy one disk to another in a different drive, or to the hard drive so you can burn it later

Creator Classic: drag-and-drop to create a music or data CD

PhotoSuite: basic photo editing options (i.e. red eye, crop, etc.)

VideoWave: drag-and-drop video clips to create a video (similar to Windows Movie Maker)

DVD Builder: definately the most complex of Media Suite. You can divide photos into menus and add background music, etc.

Other features: create a backup project, create a greeting card, create a slideshow, label creator, sound editor, label maker

Other comments: It took a while to install. It also insists that you install Napster, but after digging around for a while, I found how not install it by setting up a custom install. Also, it froze up and simply quit twice while creating a DVD (save often!).
Re-rated Three stars, tho' clunky and out of date as new
by: kgitt44498    On: 2005-01-10

I bought a DVD-R/W drive that came with Nero OEM. That software locked up my system (perhaps partly my fault) and I round filed it.

Replaced it with Roxio MC 7. Took about 20 minutes to install the 300MB program. Then, although I was able to make an audio CD, the software rebooted my computer when I pressed "print" in the label creator - not a complex thing. Tried 2 more times - both times it rebooted my system.

Used the "update" choice in the utility module to down load a 120MB (!) patch. Took about 1/2 hour to install the patch (it has 2 built in false starts) and it also reloads the program.

So, 2 hours later, I could print labels successfully, and copy my homemade DVD (the desired task) - in about 25 minutes (due mostly to 4X drive speed?)

This is not a true Windows program - there is no "About" option to even check the exact version you have.

The program itself seems to be a collection of modules that are united under the "Media Creator Home" main screen. On the main screen, individual tasks are grouped by general application, such as "Audio" or "Photo", as well as having the different applications listed below - so it is a bit redundant, but perhaps helpful to have the quick list of things that can be done, as well as the individual apps. You can close any of the sections, however, so if you want to hide the "tasks" section you can. When you click on any application module, the main window goes away, replaced by a bitmap graphic saying "please wait - loading component", then the component window pops up. Finish the component, then that window goes away, the graphic comes up, then the main screen comes back. Repeat for every link...

Doodled around in Videowave, which actually seems to be kind of nice. You can join video clips (and edit them to any length for the presentation), add transitions between them, add captions for any length of time, narrations, etc and other things. The output size is relatively large, however - mine ended up about 90 megs for a 2 minute clip made from three sections of mpg, (which totalled about 25 MB) It also saves the "project" (clips, sound bites, etc) with a .dmsm extension (500k) as well so you can do more things with it.

Doodled in the DVD creator and made a "mini DVD" onto a CD.

So, it's a bit clunky and tedious, but it did my major tasks, and may have some fun in it.
Re-rated Three stars, tho' clunky and out of date as new
by: kgitt44498    On: 2005-01-10

I bought a DVD-R/W drive that came with Nero OEM. That software locked up my system (perhaps partly my fault) and I round filed it.

Replaced it with Roxio MC 7. Took about 20 minutes to install the 300MB program. Then, although I was able to make an audio CD, the software rebooted my computer when I pressed "print" in the label creator - not a complex thing. Tried 2 more times - both times it rebooted my system.

Used the "update" choice in the utility module to down load a 120MB (!) patch. Took about 1/2 hour to install the patch (it has 2 built in false starts) and it also reloads the program.

So, 2 hours later, I could print labels successfully, and copy my homemade DVD (the desired task) - in about 25 minutes (due mostly to 4X drive speed?)

This is not a true Windows program - there is no "About" option to even check the exact version you have.

The program itself seems to be a collection of modules that are united under the "Media Creator Home" main screen. On the main screen, individual tasks are grouped by general application, such as "Audio" or "Photo", as well as having the different applications listed below - so it is a bit redundant, but perhaps helpful to have the quick list of things that can be done, as well as the individual apps. You can close any of the sections, however, so if you want to hide the "tasks" section you can. When you click on any application module, the main window goes away, replaced by a bitmap graphic saying "please wait - loading component", then the component window pops up. Finish the component, then that window goes away, the graphic comes up, then the main screen comes back. Repeat for every link...

Doodled around in Videowave, which actually seems to be kind of nice. You can join video clips (and edit them to any length for the presentation), add transitions between them, add captions for any length of time, narrations, etc and other things. The output size is relatively large, however - mine ended up about 90 megs for a 2 minute clip made from three sections of mpg, (which totalled about 25 MB) It also saves the "project" (clips, sound bites, etc) with a .dmsm extension (500k) as well so you can do more things with it.

Doodled in the DVD creator and made a "mini DVD" onto a CD.

So, it's a bit clunky and tedious, but it did my major tasks, and may have some fun in it.
Re-rated Three stars, tho' clunky and out of date as new
by: kgitt44498    On: 2005-01-10

I bought a DVD-R/W drive that came with Nero OEM. That software locked up my system (perhaps partly my fault) and I round filed it.

Replaced it with Roxio MC 7. Took about 20 minutes to install the 300MB program. Then, although I was able to make an audio CD, the software rebooted my computer when I pressed "print" in the label creator - not a complex thing. Tried 2 more times - both times it rebooted my system.

Used the "update" choice in the utility module to down load a 120MB (!) patch. Took about 1/2 hour to install the patch (it has 2 built in false starts) and it also reloads the program.

So, 2 hours later, I could print labels successfully, and copy my homemade DVD (the desired task) - in about 25 minutes (due mostly to 4X drive speed?)

This is not a true Windows program - there is no "About" option to even check the exact version you have.

The program itself seems to be a collection of modules that are united under the "Media Creator Home" main screen. On the main screen, individual tasks are grouped by general application, such as "Audio" or "Photo", as well as having the different applications listed below - so it is a bit redundant, but perhaps helpful to have the quick list of things that can be done, as well as the individual apps. You can close any of the sections, however, so if you want to hide the "tasks" section you can. When you click on any application module, the main window goes away, replaced by a bitmap graphic saying "please wait - loading component", then the component window pops up. Finish the component, then that window goes away, the graphic comes up, then the main screen comes back. Repeat for every link...

Doodled around in Videowave, which actually seems to be kind of nice. You can join video clips (and edit them to any length for the presentation), add transitions between them, add captions for any length of time, narrations, etc and other things. The output size is relatively large, however - mine ended up about 90 megs for a 2 minute clip made from three sections of mpg, (which totalled about 25 MB) It also saves the "project" (clips, sound bites, etc) with a .dmsm extension (500k) as well so you can do more things with it.

Doodled in the DVD creator and made a "mini DVD" onto a CD.

So, it's a bit clunky and tedious, but it did my major tasks, and may have some fun in it.
Re-rated Three stars, tho' clunky and out of date as new
by: kgitt44498    On: 2005-01-10

I bought a DVD-R/W drive that came with Nero OEM. That software locked up my system (perhaps partly my fault) and I round filed it.

Replaced it with Roxio MC 7. Took about 20 minutes to install the 300MB program. Then, although I was able to make an audio CD, the software rebooted my computer when I pressed "print" in the label creator - not a complex thing. Tried 2 more times - both times it rebooted my system.

Used the "update" choice in the utility module to down load a 120MB (!) patch. Took about 1/2 hour to install the patch (it has 2 built in false starts) and it also reloads the program.

So, 2 hours later, I could print labels successfully, and copy my homemade DVD (the desired task) - in about 25 minutes (due mostly to 4X drive speed?)

This is not a true Windows program - there is no "About" option to even check the exact version you have.

The program itself seems to be a collection of modules that are united under the "Media Creator Home" main screen. On the main screen, individual tasks are grouped by general application, such as "Audio" or "Photo", as well as having the different applications listed below - so it is a bit redundant, but perhaps helpful to have the quick list of things that can be done, as well as the individual apps. You can close any of the sections, however, so if you want to hide the "tasks" section you can. When you click on any application module, the main window goes away, replaced by a bitmap graphic saying "please wait - loading component", then the component window pops up. Finish the component, then that window goes away, the graphic comes up, then the main screen comes back. Repeat for every link...

Doodled around in Videowave, which actually seems to be kind of nice. You can join video clips (and edit them to any length for the presentation), add transitions between them, add captions for any length of time, narrations, etc and other things. The output size is relatively large, however - mine ended up about 90 megs for a 2 minute clip made from three sections of mpg, (which totalled about 25 MB) It also saves the "project" (clips, sound bites, etc) with a .dmsm extension (500k) as well so you can do more things with it.

Doodled in the DVD creator and made a "mini DVD" onto a CD.

So, it's a bit clunky and tedious, but it did my major tasks, and may have some fun in it.
Re-rated Three stars, tho' clunky and out of date as new
by: kgitt44498    On: 2005-01-10

I bought a DVD-R/W drive that came with Nero OEM. That software locked up my system (perhaps partly my fault) and I round filed it.

Replaced it with Roxio MC 7. Took about 20 minutes to install the 300MB program. Then, although I was able to make an audio CD, the software rebooted my computer when I pressed "print" in the label creator - not a complex thing. Tried 2 more times - both times it rebooted my system.

Used the "update" choice in the utility module to down load a 120MB (!) patch. Took about 1/2 hour to install the patch (it has 2 built in false starts) and it also reloads the program.

So, 2 hours later, I could print labels successfully, and copy my homemade DVD (the desired task) - in about 25 minutes (due mostly to 4X drive speed?)

This is not a true Windows program - there is no "About" option to even check the exact version you have.

The program itself seems to be a collection of modules that are united under the "Media Creator Home" main screen. On the main screen, individual tasks are grouped by general application, such as "Audio" or "Photo", as well as having the different applications listed below - so it is a bit redundant, but perhaps helpful to have the quick list of things that can be done, as well as the individual apps. You can close any of the sections, however, so if you want to hide the "tasks" section you can. When you click on any application module, the main window goes away, replaced by a bitmap graphic saying "please wait - loading component", then the component window pops up. Finish the component, then that window goes away, the graphic comes up, then the main screen comes back. Repeat for every link...

Doodled around in Videowave, which actually seems to be kind of nice. You can join video clips (and edit them to any length for the presentation), add transitions between them, add captions for any length of time, narrations, etc and other things. The output size is relatively large, however - mine ended up about 90 megs for a 2 minute clip made from three sections of mpg, (which totalled about 25 MB) It also saves the "project" (clips, sound bites, etc) with a .dmsm extension (500k) as well so you can do more things with it.

Doodled in the DVD creator and made a "mini DVD" onto a CD.

So, it's a bit clunky and tedious, but it did my major tasks, and may have some fun in it.
Some good and some bad
by: kireviewer    On: 2005-01-07

This software comes with many different applications. Some work well, some don't. There are so many features, I haven't been able to test everything. Here are some problems:

1. Like most software, the CD has some bugs. As soon as you install the program from the CD, it is likely you will want to do the upgrades. But the upgrades take for ever to download. Instead of just downloading the fixes, the upgrade reloads the complete software.

2. The CD label software is junk and filled full of bugs.

3. The software can crash if being used too long, without rebooting the computer. I think it uses up all the temp memory.

4. While the sound editor was improved, many features and much of the flexibility has been removed. For instance, you can no longer adjust volumes, or customize fades.

5. On audio discs, if you want to do transitions, you still have to burn the disc at once and finalize it. You cannot add tracks later.

6. The DVD software is not as flexible as other products.

7. Everytime you copy a DVD, you will be asked what burn speed you want to use, even if you are making multiple copies. So, you have to stay at your computer and monitor it, if you are burning multiple DVD's. (You just can't come back when the burning is done and put in another blank).

8. On the sound editor, you can only work on one track at a time. When you open a new file, it closes whatever file you are working on.

9. Merging tracks doesn't really work. You can merge them in the editor, but you can't save it as a new file, so it is basically worthless.

The good:

1. DVD and CD copying is very quick and easy.

2. Sound editor has improved, so that it generally works better. It is easier to cut, copy and paste.

3. In creating an audio CD, the transitions are much better. You no longer have to put up with a 2 second gap between tracks. The crossfade works well.


Some good and some bad
by: kireviewer    On: 2005-01-07

This software comes with many different applications. Some work well, some don't. There are so many features, I haven't been able to test everything. Here are some problems:

1. Like most software, the CD has some bugs. As soon as you install the program from the CD, it is likely you will want to do the upgrades. But the upgrades take for ever to download. Instead of just downloading the fixes, the upgrade reloads the complete software.

2. The CD label software is junk and filled full of bugs.

3. The software can crash if being used too long, without rebooting the computer. I think it uses up all the temp memory.

4. While the sound editor was improved, many features and much of the flexibility has been removed. For instance, you can no longer adjust volumes, or customize fades.

5. On audio discs, if you want to do transitions, you still have to burn the disc at once and finalize it. You cannot add tracks later.

6. The DVD software is not as flexible as other products.

7. Everytime you copy a DVD, you will be asked what burn speed you want to use, even if you are making multiple copies. So, you have to stay at your computer and monitor it, if you are burning multiple DVD's. (You just can't come back when the burning is done and put in another blank).

8. On the sound editor, you can only work on one track at a time. When you open a new file, it closes whatever file you are working on.

9. Merging tracks doesn't really work. You can merge them in the editor, but you can't save it as a new file, so it is basically worthless.

The good:

1. DVD and CD copying is very quick and easy.

2. Sound editor has improved, so that it generally works better. It is easier to cut, copy and paste.

3. In creating an audio CD, the transitions are much better. You no longer have to put up with a 2 second gap between tracks. The crossfade works well.


Some good and some bad
by: kireviewer    On: 2005-01-07

This software comes with many different applications. Some work well, some don't. There are so many features, I haven't been able to test everything. Here are some problems:

1. Like most software, the CD has some bugs. As soon as you install the program from the CD, it is likely you will want to do the upgrades. But the upgrades take for ever to download. Instead of just downloading the fixes, the upgrade reloads the complete software.

2. The CD label software is junk and filled full of bugs.

3. The software can crash if being used too long, without rebooting the computer. I think it uses up all the temp memory.

4. While the sound editor was improved, many features and much of the flexibility has been removed. For instance, you can no longer adjust volumes, or customize fades.

5. On audio discs, if you want to do transitions, you still have to burn the disc at once and finalize it. You cannot add tracks later.

6. The DVD software is not as flexible as other products.

7. Everytime you copy a DVD, you will be asked what burn speed you want to use, even if you are making multiple copies. So, you have to stay at your computer and monitor it, if you are burning multiple DVD's. (You just can't come back when the burning is done and put in another blank).

8. On the sound editor, you can only work on one track at a time. When you open a new file, it closes whatever file you are working on.

9. Merging tracks doesn't really work. You can merge them in the editor, but you can't save it as a new file, so it is basically worthless.

The good:

1. DVD and CD copying is very quick and easy.

2. Sound editor has improved, so that it generally works better. It is easier to cut, copy and paste.

3. In creating an audio CD, the transitions are much better. You no longer have to put up with a 2 second gap between tracks. The crossfade works well.


Some good and some bad
by: kireviewer    On: 2005-01-07

This software comes with many different applications. Some work well, some don't. There are so many features, I haven't been able to test everything. Here are some problems:

1. Like most software, the CD has some bugs. As soon as you install the program from the CD, it is likely you will want to do the upgrades. But the upgrades take for ever to download. Instead of just downloading the fixes, the upgrade reloads the complete software.

2. The CD label software is junk and filled full of bugs.

3. The software can crash if being used too long, without rebooting the computer. I think it uses up all the temp memory.

4. While the sound editor was improved, many features and much of the flexibility has been removed. For instance, you can no longer adjust volumes, or customize fades.

5. On audio discs, if you want to do transitions, you still have to burn the disc at once and finalize it. You cannot add tracks later.

6. The DVD software is not as flexible as other products.

7. Everytime you copy a DVD, you will be asked what burn speed you want to use, even if you are making multiple copies. So, you have to stay at your computer and monitor it, if you are burning multiple DVD's. (You just can't come back when the burning is done and put in another blank).

8. On the sound editor, you can only work on one track at a time. When you open a new file, it closes whatever file you are working on.

9. Merging tracks doesn't really work. You can merge them in the editor, but you can't save it as a new file, so it is basically worthless.

The good:

1. DVD and CD copying is very quick and easy.

2. Sound editor has improved, so that it generally works better. It is easier to cut, copy and paste.

3. In creating an audio CD, the transitions are much better. You no longer have to put up with a 2 second gap between tracks. The crossfade works well.


Some good and some bad
by: kireviewer    On: 2005-01-07

This software comes with many different applications. Some work well, some don't. There are so many features, I haven't been able to test everything. Here are some problems:

1. Like most software, the CD has some bugs. As soon as you install the program from the CD, it is likely you will want to do the upgrades. But the upgrades take for ever to download. Instead of just downloading the fixes, the upgrade reloads the complete software.

2. The CD label software is junk and filled full of bugs.

3. The software can crash if being used too long, without rebooting the computer. I think it uses up all the temp memory.

4. While the sound editor was improved, many features and much of the flexibility has been removed. For instance, you can no longer adjust volumes, or customize fades.

5. On audio discs, if you want to do transitions, you still have to burn the disc at once and finalize it. You cannot add tracks later.

6. The DVD software is not as flexible as other products.

7. Everytime you copy a DVD, you will be asked what burn speed you want to use, even if you are making multiple copies. So, you have to stay at your computer and monitor it, if you are burning multiple DVD's. (You just can't come back when the burning is done and put in another blank).

8. On the sound editor, you can only work on one track at a time. When you open a new file, it closes whatever file you are working on.

9. Merging tracks doesn't really work. You can merge them in the editor, but you can't save it as a new file, so it is basically worthless.

The good:

1. DVD and CD copying is very quick and easy.

2. Sound editor has improved, so that it generally works better. It is easier to cut, copy and paste.

3. In creating an audio CD, the transitions are much better. You no longer have to put up with a 2 second gap between tracks. The crossfade works well.


Garbage
by: notinuseyet    On: 2005-01-06

I have had countless problems since installing this software. The software did not work properly, so I uninstalled and reloaded it. This did not fix the problem. Worse yet, installing the Roxio software also messed up my Windows Media Player somehow. I e-mailed Roxio about the problem and got no reply. So then I Googled the error message I get whenever I insert a cd, and I found a message board where many people have posted complaints about the same problem. Evidently, the best response anybody got from Roxio was: "Buy an upgrade to fix the problem." Gee, thanks a lot.

If you are tempted to buy anything from Roxio, I would suggest that you simply download a virus into your computer instead--you'll get the same results but without paying for it.
Be careful when you buy this
by: hardbop50    On: 2005-01-06

Like others who have posted on this one, I spent hours just trying to get this program to install. I tried on three different machines. Thought it was a funky media, which I replaced and tried again, but same problem. So I went to Roxio web page. Well, guess what? Only works with a very select list of DVDs, and mine wasn't one of them. Before you buy, check for compatibilty. Wrote complaint to FTC. Buy Nero Suite.
Avoid Roxio at any cost; save yourself a lot of time
by: assist106    On: 2005-01-06

Stay away from Roxio and save yourself a lot of time and efforts. You will be glad you did.

Got this product. After wasting a lot of installation time (including the time to call the Roxio technical support that ASKS for money to offer help), I learned that the main CD was missing. But that's as far as the technical people went. They asked that I contact customer service to ask for the main CD to be sent to me.

Customer service was absolutely awful. Sent them an email. They responded after exactly one week with a generic, non-intelligent response, that included a bunch of URLs and a suggestion to contact the technical support.

Wrote back to the customer service and explained again on Dec. 16, 2004. They responded back on January 5, 2005 (that's three weeks later), with even a more un-intelligent response.

Avoid Roxio. Save yourself time and efforts. Be aware that their customer service is absolutely poor and that their technical support will asked for money to help you.
Garbage
by: notinuseyet    On: 2005-01-06

I have had countless problems since installing this software. The software did not work properly, so I uninstalled and reloaded it. This did not fix the problem. Worse yet, installing the Roxio software also messed up my Windows Media Player somehow. I e-mailed Roxio about the problem and got no reply. So then I Googled the error message I get whenever I insert a cd, and I found a message board where many people have posted complaints about the same problem. Evidently, the best response anybody got from Roxio was: "Buy an upgrade to fix the problem." Gee, thanks a lot.

If you are tempted to buy anything from Roxio, I would suggest that you simply download a virus into your computer instead--you'll get the same results but without paying for it.
Be careful when you buy this
by: hardbop50    On: 2005-01-06

Like others who have posted on this one, I spent hours just trying to get this program to install. I tried on three different machines. Thought it was a funky media, which I replaced and tried again, but same problem. So I went to Roxio web page. Well, guess what? Only works with a very select list of DVDs, and mine wasn't one of them. Before you buy, check for compatibilty. Wrote complaint to FTC. Buy Nero Suite.
Avoid Roxio at any cost; save yourself a lot of time
by: assist106    On: 2005-01-06

Stay away from Roxio and save yourself a lot of time and efforts. You will be glad you did.

Got this product. After wasting a lot of installation time (including the time to call the Roxio technical support that ASKS for money to offer help), I learned that the main CD was missing. But that's as far as the technical people went. They asked that I contact customer service to ask for the main CD to be sent to me.

Customer service was absolutely awful. Sent them an email. They responded after exactly one week with a generic, non-intelligent response, that included a bunch of URLs and a suggestion to contact the technical support.

Wrote back to the customer service and explained again on Dec. 16, 2004. They responded back on January 5, 2005 (that's three weeks later), with even a more un-intelligent response.

Avoid Roxio. Save yourself time and efforts. Be aware that their customer service is absolutely poor and that their technical support will asked for money to help you.
Garbage
by: notinuseyet    On: 2005-01-06

I have had countless problems since installing this software. The software did not work properly, so I uninstalled and reloaded it. This did not fix the problem. Worse yet, installing the Roxio software also messed up my Windows Media Player somehow. I e-mailed Roxio about the problem and got no reply. So then I Googled the error message I get whenever I insert a cd, and I found a message board where many people have posted complaints about the same problem. Evidently, the best response anybody got from Roxio was: "Buy an upgrade to fix the problem." Gee, thanks a lot.

If you are tempted to buy anything from Roxio, I would suggest that you simply download a virus into your computer instead--you'll get the same results but without paying for it.
Be careful when you buy this
by: hardbop50    On: 2005-01-06

Like others who have posted on this one, I spent hours just trying to get this program to install. I tried on three different machines. Thought it was a funky media, which I replaced and tried again, but same problem. So I went to Roxio web page. Well, guess what? Only works with a very select list of DVDs, and mine wasn't one of them. Before you buy, check for compatibilty. Wrote complaint to FTC. Buy Nero Suite.
Avoid Roxio at any cost; save yourself a lot of time
by: assist106    On: 2005-01-06

Stay away from Roxio and save yourself a lot of time and efforts. You will be glad you did.

Got this product. After wasting a lot of installation time (including the time to call the Roxio technical support that ASKS for money to offer help), I learned that the main CD was missing. But that's as far as the technical people went. They asked that I contact customer service to ask for the main CD to be sent to me.

Customer service was absolutely awful. Sent them an email. They responded after exactly one week with a generic, non-intelligent response, that included a bunch of URLs and a suggestion to contact the technical support.

Wrote back to the customer service and explained again on Dec. 16, 2004. They responded back on January 5, 2005 (that's three weeks later), with even a more un-intelligent response.

Avoid Roxio. Save yourself time and efforts. Be aware that their customer service is absolutely poor and that their technical support will asked for money to help you.
Garbage
by: notinuseyet    On: 2005-01-06

I have had countless problems since installing this software. The software did not work properly, so I uninstalled and reloaded it. This did not fix the problem. Worse yet, installing the Roxio software also messed up my Windows Media Player somehow. I e-mailed Roxio about the problem and got no reply. So then I Googled the error message I get whenever I insert a cd, and I found a message board where many people have posted complaints about the same problem. Evidently, the best response anybody got from Roxio was: "Buy an upgrade to fix the problem." Gee, thanks a lot.

If you are tempted to buy anything from Roxio, I would suggest that you simply download a virus into your computer instead--you'll get the same results but without paying for it.
Be careful when you buy this
by: hardbop50    On: 2005-01-06

Like others who have posted on this one, I spent hours just trying to get this program to install. I tried on three different machines. Thought it was a funky media, which I replaced and tried again, but same problem. So I went to Roxio web page. Well, guess what? Only works with a very select list of DVDs, and mine wasn't one of them. Before you buy, check for compatibilty. Wrote complaint to FTC. Buy Nero Suite.
Avoid Roxio at any cost; save yourself a lot of time
by: assist106    On: 2005-01-06

Stay away from Roxio and save yourself a lot of time and efforts. You will be glad you did.

Got this product. After wasting a lot of installation time (including the time to call the Roxio technical support that ASKS for money to offer help), I learned that the main CD was missing. But that's as far as the technical people went. They asked that I contact customer service to ask for the main CD to be sent to me.

Customer service was absolutely awful. Sent them an email. They responded after exactly one week with a generic, non-intelligent response, that included a bunch of URLs and a suggestion to contact the technical support.

Wrote back to the customer service and explained again on Dec. 16, 2004. They responded back on January 5, 2005 (that's three weeks later), with even a more un-intelligent response.

Avoid Roxio. Save yourself time and efforts. Be aware that their customer service is absolutely poor and that their technical support will asked for money to help you.
Infuriating
by: sitwi1    On: 2005-01-04

This is the first time I've been motivated to leave feedback on a product - it is THAT poor. The DVD builder - one of the main reasons I bought the package - is dire. You can't rename chapters (you need to be content with 1, 2, 3 etc). The "help" function is farcical, and my PC spent four hours encoding the DVD I wrote, only to give the prompt "Error". That's right - no clue on the problem, whether it was a bug, or something I'd done ... just "error". The error was mine putting my trust in this shoddy waste of time.

Avoid at all costs.
Infuriating
by: sitwi1    On: 2005-01-04

This is the first time I've been motivated to leave feedback on a product - it is THAT poor. The DVD builder - one of the main reasons I bought the package - is dire. You can't rename chapters (you need to be content with 1, 2, 3 etc). The "help" function is farcical, and my PC spent four hours encoding the DVD I wrote, only to give the prompt "Error". That's right - no clue on the problem, whether it was a bug, or something I'd done ... just "error". The error was mine putting my trust in this shoddy waste of time.

Avoid at all costs.
Infuriating
by: sitwi1    On: 2005-01-04

This is the first time I've been motivated to leave feedback on a product - it is THAT poor. The DVD builder - one of the main reasons I bought the package - is dire. You can't rename chapters (you need to be content with 1, 2, 3 etc). The "help" function is farcical, and my PC spent four hours encoding the DVD I wrote, only to give the prompt "Error". That's right - no clue on the problem, whether it was a bug, or something I'd done ... just "error". The error was mine putting my trust in this shoddy waste of time.

Avoid at all costs.
Infuriating
by: sitwi1    On: 2005-01-04

This is the first time I've been motivated to leave feedback on a product - it is THAT poor. The DVD builder - one of the main reasons I bought the package - is dire. You can't rename chapters (you need to be content with 1, 2, 3 etc). The "help" function is farcical, and my PC spent four hours encoding the DVD I wrote, only to give the prompt "Error". That's right - no clue on the problem, whether it was a bug, or something I'd done ... just "error". The error was mine putting my trust in this shoddy waste of time.

Avoid at all costs.
Total junk.
by: _porterhouse    On: 2005-01-01

This software has some of the worst bugs you are likely to encounter using a computer - it is a shameful mess, a total disaster. First, be aware that the word "suite" means that you're getting a pile of shoddy, poorly conceived applications purchased from various other third parties over the years, which then received an update to the interface so they look like the same company wrote them. Most of these applications are trash. Further, without exception, these applications are ridiculously unstable. Many fail to start when you try to launch them. When they do run, they frequently simply quit, disappearing and leaving no trace. When they don't do this, they more often than not lock up your computer altogether. Once in a great while the software works properly, finishing a task and leaving you with a usable result, instead of trashed media ready only for the garbage. Using the software is maddening.

You may wonder how this software could be so horrible, given the 5-star reviews here. Others have pointed out the similarity in the vast majority of these reviews, and the professional marketing-speak tone of the writing. Those who have made these observations argue that the reviews are planted. This is correct. They are planted. If you look at these "reviewers'" other reviews, you'll notice that usually there aren't any. The evidence, taken together, strains credulity. Is it possible that dozens of people who have never written a review of anything else are so motivated to sing the praises of what is clearly some of the worst software ever written? No. It is not possible. The reviews are fakes.

The continued existence of this software is due only to the distribution arrangements made with hardware manufacturers - everybody gets a basic version of either this or Nero when they buy a burner. This has, in effect, locked up the market. If there were any real competition, this piece of junk would either have (1) been fixed by version 7, or (2) ceased to exist.

In short, do not buy. There are open source tools that do all the same things properly. Show Roxio what happens to companies that try to sell such shoddy merchandise.
Total junk.
by: _porterhouse    On: 2005-01-01

This software has some of the worst bugs you are likely to encounter using a computer - it is a shameful mess, a total disaster. First, be aware that the word "suite" means that you're getting a pile of shoddy, poorly conceived applications purchased from various other third parties over the years, which then received an update to the interface so they look like the same company wrote them. Most of these applications are trash. Further, without exception, these applications are ridiculously unstable. Many fail to start when you try to launch them. When they do run, they frequently simply quit, disappearing and leaving no trace. When they don't do this, they more often than not lock up your computer altogether. Once in a great while the software works properly, finishing a task and leaving you with a usable result, instead of trashed media ready only for the garbage. Using the software is maddening.

You may wonder how this software could be so horrible, given the 5-star reviews here. Others have pointed out the similarity in the vast majority of these reviews, and the professional marketing-speak tone of the writing. Those who have made these observations argue that the reviews are planted. This is correct. They are planted. If you look at these "reviewers'" other reviews, you'll notice that usually there aren't any. The evidence, taken together, strains credulity. Is it possible that dozens of people who have never written a review of anything else are so motivated to sing the praises of what is clearly some of the worst software ever written? No. It is not possible. The reviews are fakes.

The continued existence of this software is due only to the distribution arrangements made with hardware manufacturers - everybody gets a basic version of either this or Nero when they buy a burner. This has, in effect, locked up the market. If there were any real competition, this piece of junk would either have (1) been fixed by version 7, or (2) ceased to exist.

In short, do not buy. There are open source tools that do all the same things properly. Show Roxio what happens to companies that try to sell such shoddy merchandise.
Total junk.
by: _porterhouse    On: 2005-01-01

This software has some of the worst bugs you are likely to encounter using a computer - it is a shameful mess, a total disaster. First, be aware that the word "suite" means that you're getting a pile of shoddy, poorly conceived applications purchased from various other third parties over the years, which then received an update to the interface so they look like the same company wrote them. Most of these applications are trash. Further, without exception, these applications are ridiculously unstable. Many fail to start when you try to launch them. When they do run, they frequently simply quit, disappearing and leaving no trace. When they don't do this, they more often than not lock up your computer altogether. Once in a great while the software works properly, finishing a task and leaving you with a usable result, instead of trashed media ready only for the garbage. Using the software is maddening.

You may wonder how this software could be so horrible, given the 5-star reviews here. Others have pointed out the similarity in the vast majority of these reviews, and the professional marketing-speak tone of the writing. Those who have made these observations argue that the reviews are planted. This is correct. They are planted. If you look at these "reviewers'" other reviews, you'll notice that usually there aren't any. The evidence, taken together, strains credulity. Is it possible that dozens of people who have never written a review of anything else are so motivated to sing the praises of what is clearly some of the worst software ever written? No. It is not possible. The reviews are fakes.

The continued existence of this software is due only to the distribution arrangements made with hardware manufacturers - everybody gets a basic version of either this or Nero when they buy a burner. This has, in effect, locked up the market. If there were any real competition, this piece of junk would either have (1) been fixed by version 7, or (2) ceased to exist.

In short, do not buy. There are open source tools that do all the same things properly. Show Roxio what happens to companies that try to sell such shoddy merchandise.
Total junk.
by: _porterhouse    On: 2005-01-01

This software has some of the worst bugs you are likely to encounter using a computer - it is a shameful mess, a total disaster. First, be aware that the word "suite" means that you're getting a pile of shoddy, poorly conceived applications purchased from various other third parties over the years, which then received an update to the interface so they look like the same company wrote them. Most of these applications are trash. Further, without exception, these applications are ridiculously unstable. Many fail to start when you try to launch them. When they do run, they frequently simply quit, disappearing and leaving no trace. When they don't do this, they more often than not lock up your computer altogether. Once in a great while the software works properly, finishing a task and leaving you with a usable result, instead of trashed media ready only for the garbage. Using the software is maddening.

You may wonder how this software could be so horrible, given the 5-star reviews here. Others have pointed out the similarity in the vast majority of these reviews, and the professional marketing-speak tone of the writing. Those who have made these observations argue that the reviews are planted. This is correct. They are planted. If you look at these "reviewers'" other reviews, you'll notice that usually there aren't any. The evidence, taken together, strains credulity. Is it possible that dozens of people who have never written a review of anything else are so motivated to sing the praises of what is clearly some of the worst software ever written? No. It is not possible. The reviews are fakes.

The continued existence of this software is due only to the distribution arrangements made with hardware manufacturers - everybody gets a basic version of either this or Nero when they buy a burner. This has, in effect, locked up the market. If there were any real competition, this piece of junk would either have (1) been fixed by version 7, or (2) ceased to exist.

In short, do not buy. There are open source tools that do all the same things properly. Show Roxio what happens to companies that try to sell such shoddy merchandise.
Fails to launch applications
by: bcampbell99    On: 2004-12-25

This would probably be a pretty good piece of software if it actually worked. I installed EMC7 on my new computer, but almost all of the applications (such as DVD builder and VideoWave) fail to even launch. I've spent many hours with Roxio's (feeble) technical support and on their discussion groups and tried many of their suggested fixes (including their new updates) but nothing helped. I could understand this software not working on an old computer with inadequate specs, but it should work on a new computer that far exceeds the minimum specs. This has been a complete waste of time and money. I think I'll try Nero instead.
Fails to launch applications
by: bcampbell99    On: 2004-12-25

This would probably be a pretty good piece of software if it actually worked. I installed EMC7 on my new computer, but almost all of the applications (such as DVD builder and VideoWave) fail to even launch. I've spent many hours with Roxio's (feeble) technical support and on their discussion groups and tried many of their suggested fixes (including their new updates) but nothing helped. I could understand this software not working on an old computer with inadequate specs, but it should work on a new computer that far exceeds the minimum specs. This has been a complete waste of time and money. I think I'll try Nero instead.
Fails to launch applications
by: bcampbell99    On: 2004-12-25

This would probably be a pretty good piece of software if it actually worked. I installed EMC7 on my new computer, but almost all of the applications (such as DVD builder and VideoWave) fail to even launch. I've spent many hours with Roxio's (feeble) technical support and on their discussion groups and tried many of their suggested fixes (including their new updates) but nothing helped. I could understand this software not working on an old computer with inadequate specs, but it should work on a new computer that far exceeds the minimum specs. This has been a complete waste of time and money. I think I'll try Nero instead.
Fails to launch applications
by: bcampbell99    On: 2004-12-25

This would probably be a pretty good piece of software if it actually worked. I installed EMC7 on my new computer, but almost all of the applications (such as DVD builder and VideoWave) fail to even launch. I've spent many hours with Roxio's (feeble) technical support and on their discussion groups and tried many of their suggested fixes (including their new updates) but nothing helped. I could understand this software not working on an old computer with inadequate specs, but it should work on a new computer that far exceeds the minimum specs. This has been a complete waste of time and money. I think I'll try Nero instead.
If you have Roxio 5, why upgrade?
by: edphotog    On: 2004-12-22

Slide show creator module is inferior to the Video Impressions (Arcsoft) included in the Roxio 5. I never could get the Sound Module to work; I had to record using Windows Creative Recorder and then import. If you're using 600x800 screen resolution for other programs, you'll have to switch to higher resolution each time you access Roxio 7. I don't understand what all the 4 and 5 star reports found so useful; I notice most of the faorable ones were written early in the year.
If you have Roxio 5, why upgrade?
by: edphotog    On: 2004-12-22

Slide show creator module is inferior to the Video Impressions (Arcsoft) included in the Roxio 5. I never could get the Sound Module to work; I had to record using Windows Creative Recorder and then import. If you're using 600x800 screen resolution for other programs, you'll have to switch to higher resolution each time you access Roxio 7. I don't understand what all the 4 and 5 star reports found so useful; I notice most of the faorable ones were written early in the year.
If you have Roxio 5, why upgrade?
by: edphotog    On: 2004-12-22

Slide show creator module is inferior to the Video Impressions (Arcsoft) included in the Roxio 5. I never could get the Sound Module to work; I had to record using Windows Creative Recorder and then import. If you're using 600x800 screen resolution for other programs, you'll have to switch to higher resolution each time you access Roxio 7. I don't understand what all the 4 and 5 star reports found so useful; I notice most of the faorable ones were written early in the year.
If you have Roxio 5, why upgrade?
by: edphotog    On: 2004-12-22

Slide show creator module is inferior to the Video Impressions (Arcsoft) included in the Roxio 5. I never could get the Sound Module to work; I had to record using Windows Creative Recorder and then import. If you're using 600x800 screen resolution for other programs, you'll have to switch to higher resolution each time you access Roxio 7. I don't understand what all the 4 and 5 star reports found so useful; I notice most of the faorable ones were written early in the year.
DO NOT BUY
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-21

I think it's always best to start with the positive, so here goes... EMC7 has some great photo editing features - in fact PhotoSuite is my favorite photo editing software I've ever used and I've used quite a few. EMC7 can also make some very cool slideshows, which is primarily why I purchased it. But, here's the negatives - installation can be a nightmare. It is not compatible with several mini dv video cameras (found out the hard way). EMC7 freezes constantly - I mean constantly, causing unsaved work to be lost. However, the software itself is VERY slow - slow to open, slow to function and slow to save - which must be done frequently in order to prevent all your work from being lost. My computer is less than a year old, or I may have contributed it to that, but the truth is it just hangs up all the time. There are many bugs with the software that Roxio has posted downloadable "patches" for but they have yet to help. Roxio customer support is NON-EXISTENT. Go to their site and read their "support" boards and you will get an idea of how awful this software really is - I wish I had read their message boards before purchasing. I have spent countless hours - literally hundreds - working on projects that should have taken just a few hours. I wanted to scream or throw the computer out the window. I am usually a pretty upbeat positive person, but the software drove me to the brink of insanity. When I finally decided to uninstall the software, the nightmares continued - the uninstall program would not run and their were dozens of hidden registry keys I had to search and manually delete. I still don't know if I got rid of it completely. Save yourself hours of frustration and wasted time - buy something else.
DO NOT BUY
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-21

I think it's always best to start with the positive, so here goes... EMC7 has some great photo editing features - in fact PhotoSuite is my favorite photo editing software I've ever used and I've used quite a few. EMC7 can also make some very cool slideshows, which is primarily why I purchased it. But, here's the negatives - installation can be a nightmare. It is not compatible with several mini dv video cameras (found out the hard way). EMC7 freezes constantly - I mean constantly, causing unsaved work to be lost. However, the software itself is VERY slow - slow to open, slow to function and slow to save - which must be done frequently in order to prevent all your work from being lost. My computer is less than a year old, or I may have contributed it to that, but the truth is it just hangs up all the time. There are many bugs with the software that Roxio has posted downloadable "patches" for but they have yet to help. Roxio customer support is NON-EXISTENT. Go to their site and read their "support" boards and you will get an idea of how awful this software really is - I wish I had read their message boards before purchasing. I have spent countless hours - literally hundreds - working on projects that should have taken just a few hours. I wanted to scream or throw the computer out the window. I am usually a pretty upbeat positive person, but the software drove me to the brink of insanity. When I finally decided to uninstall the software, the nightmares continued - the uninstall program would not run and their were dozens of hidden registry keys I had to search and manually delete. I still don't know if I got rid of it completely. Save yourself hours of frustration and wasted time - buy something else.
DO NOT BUY
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-21

I think it's always best to start with the positive, so here goes... EMC7 has some great photo editing features - in fact PhotoSuite is my favorite photo editing software I've ever used and I've used quite a few. EMC7 can also make some very cool slideshows, which is primarily why I purchased it. But, here's the negatives - installation can be a nightmare. It is not compatible with several mini dv video cameras (found out the hard way). EMC7 freezes constantly - I mean constantly, causing unsaved work to be lost. However, the software itself is VERY slow - slow to open, slow to function and slow to save - which must be done frequently in order to prevent all your work from being lost. My computer is less than a year old, or I may have contributed it to that, but the truth is it just hangs up all the time. There are many bugs with the software that Roxio has posted downloadable "patches" for but they have yet to help. Roxio customer support is NON-EXISTENT. Go to their site and read their "support" boards and you will get an idea of how awful this software really is - I wish I had read their message boards before purchasing. I have spent countless hours - literally hundreds - working on projects that should have taken just a few hours. I wanted to scream or throw the computer out the window. I am usually a pretty upbeat positive person, but the software drove me to the brink of insanity. When I finally decided to uninstall the software, the nightmares continued - the uninstall program would not run and their were dozens of hidden registry keys I had to search and manually delete. I still don't know if I got rid of it completely. Save yourself hours of frustration and wasted time - buy something else.
DO NOT BUY
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-21

I think it's always best to start with the positive, so here goes... EMC7 has some great photo editing features - in fact PhotoSuite is my favorite photo editing software I've ever used and I've used quite a few. EMC7 can also make some very cool slideshows, which is primarily why I purchased it. But, here's the negatives - installation can be a nightmare. It is not compatible with several mini dv video cameras (found out the hard way). EMC7 freezes constantly - I mean constantly, causing unsaved work to be lost. However, the software itself is VERY slow - slow to open, slow to function and slow to save - which must be done frequently in order to prevent all your work from being lost. My computer is less than a year old, or I may have contributed it to that, but the truth is it just hangs up all the time. There are many bugs with the software that Roxio has posted downloadable "patches" for but they have yet to help. Roxio customer support is NON-EXISTENT. Go to their site and read their "support" boards and you will get an idea of how awful this software really is - I wish I had read their message boards before purchasing. I have spent countless hours - literally hundreds - working on projects that should have taken just a few hours. I wanted to scream or throw the computer out the window. I am usually a pretty upbeat positive person, but the software drove me to the brink of insanity. When I finally decided to uninstall the software, the nightmares continued - the uninstall program would not run and their were dozens of hidden registry keys I had to search and manually delete. I still don't know if I got rid of it completely. Save yourself hours of frustration and wasted time - buy something else.
Media Creator WON'T Work...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-19

Just installed this software. For some strange reason the main page "Media Creator Home" will not work. It starts up, freezes, and closes itself after ~30 seconds. The creator classic works though, so i don't know what the deal is. The incredibly big upgrade did nothing to resolve that. So far i'm not so hot about this version, looks good visually, but then again so did the previous version. But annoying your costumers from day one of installation with things that don't work is not a good business strategy.
Media Creator WON'T Work...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-19

Just installed this software. For some strange reason the main page "Media Creator Home" will not work. It starts up, freezes, and closes itself after ~30 seconds. The creator classic works though, so i don't know what the deal is. The incredibly big upgrade did nothing to resolve that. So far i'm not so hot about this version, looks good visually, but then again so did the previous version. But annoying your costumers from day one of installation with things that don't work is not a good business strategy.
Media Creator WON'T Work...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-19

Just installed this software. For some strange reason the main page "Media Creator Home" will not work. It starts up, freezes, and closes itself after ~30 seconds. The creator classic works though, so i don't know what the deal is. The incredibly big upgrade did nothing to resolve that. So far i'm not so hot about this version, looks good visually, but then again so did the previous version. But annoying your costumers from day one of installation with things that don't work is not a good business strategy.
Media Creator WON'T Work...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-19

Just installed this software. For some strange reason the main page "Media Creator Home" will not work. It starts up, freezes, and closes itself after ~30 seconds. The creator classic works though, so i don't know what the deal is. The incredibly big upgrade did nothing to resolve that. So far i'm not so hot about this version, looks good visually, but then again so did the previous version. But annoying your costumers from day one of installation with things that don't work is not a good business strategy.
Media Creator WON'T Work...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-19

Just installed this software. For some strange reason the main page "Media Creator Home" will not work. It starts up, freezes, and closes itself after ~30 seconds. The creator classic works though, so i don't know what the deal is. The incredibly big upgrade did nothing to resolve that. So far i'm not so hot about this version, looks good visually, but then again so did the previous version. But annoying your costumers from day one of installation with things that don't work is not a good business strategy.
Execellent Product
by: regblank    On: 2004-12-10

This is a great product. I use this all the time to edit my Digital Photos and have made some great DVD video slideshows for my picture albums. I definitely recommend it.


Execellent Product
by: regblank    On: 2004-12-10

This is a great product. I use this all the time to edit my Digital Photos and have made some great DVD video slideshows for my picture albums. I definitely recommend it.


Execellent Product
by: regblank    On: 2004-12-10

This is a great product. I use this all the time to edit my Digital Photos and have made some great DVD video slideshows for my picture albums. I definitely recommend it.


Execellent Product
by: regblank    On: 2004-12-10

This is a great product. I use this all the time to edit my Digital Photos and have made some great DVD video slideshows for my picture albums. I definitely recommend it.


Execellent Product
by: regblank    On: 2004-12-10

This is a great product. I use this all the time to edit my Digital Photos and have made some great DVD video slideshows for my picture albums. I definitely recommend it.


fake reviews--dont be fooled
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-07

Isn't is strange that all of the 5 star reviews for this product are written with perfect grammar and spelling? And also, on ALL of the 5 star reviews, if you click the button "see my other reviews", how many other reviews are there?? NONE! All there is is the review of roxios media creator. Try this on any 5 star review and you'll see what i mean. If Roxio has to resort to THIS to give their product a good name, I think i'll search elsewhere
fake reviews--dont be fooled
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-07

Isn't is strange that all of the 5 star reviews for this product are written with perfect grammar and spelling? And also, on ALL of the 5 star reviews, if you click the button "see my other reviews", how many other reviews are there?? NONE! All there is is the review of roxios media creator. Try this on any 5 star review and you'll see what i mean. If Roxio has to resort to THIS to give their product a good name, I think i'll search elsewhere
fake reviews--dont be fooled
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-07

Isn't is strange that all of the 5 star reviews for this product are written with perfect grammar and spelling? And also, on ALL of the 5 star reviews, if you click the button "see my other reviews", how many other reviews are there?? NONE! All there is is the review of roxios media creator. Try this on any 5 star review and you'll see what i mean. If Roxio has to resort to THIS to give their product a good name, I think i'll search elsewhere
fake reviews--dont be fooled
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-12-07

Isn't is strange that all of the 5 star reviews for this product are written with perfect grammar and spelling? And also, on ALL of the 5 star reviews, if you click the button "see my other reviews", how many other reviews are there?? NONE! All there is is the review of roxios media creator. Try this on any 5 star review and you'll see what i mean. If Roxio has to resort to THIS to give their product a good name, I think i'll search elsewhere
Reviews appear "faked"
by: majrtom    On: 2004-12-05

I cannot adequately review this product -yet- although I will probably purchase it soon, based on the Editor's Choice recommendation by PC Magazine (an objective source).

However, I am VERY bothered by the fact that the majority of the 5 star reviews on amazon.com are "glowing" reviews, written in perfect grammar, possibly by Roxio employees. They sound like advertisements. If you doubt this, read through the (currently) approximately 180 reviews.

Previous reviewers have noted this trend. You will note that few if any of these are "4" star reviews. They are all solid 5's. To quote a reviewer from 7/22/04, "I was planning to upgrade to EMC 7 but have very deep concerns about the multiple 5 star rating. It seems these have been purposely entered by vested interests." To quote another reviewer from 6/21/04 "The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote... Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective."

I have to agree. Apparently, all of the sudden, all of the 5 star reviewers of this product have flawless grammar and marketing-quality descriptive skills about how well the product runs and how easy it is for grandpa to use.

Just my two cents. Will give a review of the actual product after trying it out.
Very comprehensive software
by: ehammer15    On: 2004-12-05

This software is all you will need to do any kind of media editing. It is a very easy and very well put to get software. If you are new to media editing or if you are an expert this is the software to use.
Reviews appear "faked"
by: majrtom    On: 2004-12-05

I cannot adequately review this product -yet- although I will probably purchase it soon, based on the Editor's Choice recommendation by PC Magazine (an objective source).

However, I am VERY bothered by the fact that the majority of the 5 star reviews on amazon.com are "glowing" reviews, written in perfect grammar, possibly by Roxio employees. They sound like advertisements. If you doubt this, read through the (currently) approximately 180 reviews.

Previous reviewers have noted this trend. You will note that few if any of these are "4" star reviews. They are all solid 5's. To quote a reviewer from 7/22/04, "I was planning to upgrade to EMC 7 but have very deep concerns about the multiple 5 star rating. It seems these have been purposely entered by vested interests." To quote another reviewer from 6/21/04 "The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote... Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective."

I have to agree. Apparently, all of the sudden, all of the 5 star reviewers of this product have flawless grammar and marketing-quality descriptive skills about how well the product runs and how easy it is for grandpa to use.

Just my two cents. Will give a review of the actual product after trying it out.
Very comprehensive software
by: ehammer15    On: 2004-12-05

This software is all you will need to do any kind of media editing. It is a very easy and very well put to get software. If you are new to media editing or if you are an expert this is the software to use.
Reviews appear "faked"
by: majrtom    On: 2004-12-05

I cannot adequately review this product -yet- although I will probably purchase it soon, based on the Editor's Choice recommendation by PC Magazine (an objective source).

However, I am VERY bothered by the fact that the majority of the 5 star reviews on amazon.com are "glowing" reviews, written in perfect grammar, possibly by Roxio employees. They sound like advertisements. If you doubt this, read through the (currently) approximately 180 reviews.

Previous reviewers have noted this trend. You will note that few if any of these are "4" star reviews. They are all solid 5's. To quote a reviewer from 7/22/04, "I was planning to upgrade to EMC 7 but have very deep concerns about the multiple 5 star rating. It seems these have been purposely entered by vested interests." To quote another reviewer from 6/21/04 "The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote... Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective."

I have to agree. Apparently, all of the sudden, all of the 5 star reviewers of this product have flawless grammar and marketing-quality descriptive skills about how well the product runs and how easy it is for grandpa to use.

Just my two cents. Will give a review of the actual product after trying it out.
Very comprehensive software
by: ehammer15    On: 2004-12-05

This software is all you will need to do any kind of media editing. It is a very easy and very well put to get software. If you are new to media editing or if you are an expert this is the software to use.
Reviews appear "faked"
by: majrtom    On: 2004-12-05

I cannot adequately review this product -yet- although I will probably purchase it soon, based on the Editor's Choice recommendation by PC Magazine (an objective source).

However, I am VERY bothered by the fact that the majority of the 5 star reviews on amazon.com are "glowing" reviews, written in perfect grammar, possibly by Roxio employees. They sound like advertisements. If you doubt this, read through the (currently) approximately 180 reviews.

Previous reviewers have noted this trend. You will note that few if any of these are "4" star reviews. They are all solid 5's. To quote a reviewer from 7/22/04, "I was planning to upgrade to EMC 7 but have very deep concerns about the multiple 5 star rating. It seems these have been purposely entered by vested interests." To quote another reviewer from 6/21/04 "The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote... Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective."

I have to agree. Apparently, all of the sudden, all of the 5 star reviewers of this product have flawless grammar and marketing-quality descriptive skills about how well the product runs and how easy it is for grandpa to use.

Just my two cents. Will give a review of the actual product after trying it out.
Very comprehensive software
by: ehammer15    On: 2004-12-05

This software is all you will need to do any kind of media editing. It is a very easy and very well put to get software. If you are new to media editing or if you are an expert this is the software to use.
Reviews appear "faked"
by: majrtom    On: 2004-12-05

I cannot adequately review this product -yet- although I will probably purchase it soon, based on the Editor's Choice recommendation by PC Magazine (an objective source).

However, I am VERY bothered by the fact that the majority of the 5 star reviews on amazon.com are "glowing" reviews, written in perfect grammar, possibly by Roxio employees. They sound like advertisements. If you doubt this, read through the (currently) approximately 180 reviews.

Previous reviewers have noted this trend. You will note that few if any of these are "4" star reviews. They are all solid 5's. To quote a reviewer from 7/22/04, "I was planning to upgrade to EMC 7 but have very deep concerns about the multiple 5 star rating. It seems these have been purposely entered by vested interests." To quote another reviewer from 6/21/04 "The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote... Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective."

I have to agree. Apparently, all of the sudden, all of the 5 star reviewers of this product have flawless grammar and marketing-quality descriptive skills about how well the product runs and how easy it is for grandpa to use.

Just my two cents. Will give a review of the actual product after trying it out.
Very comprehensive software
by: ehammer15    On: 2004-12-05

This software is all you will need to do any kind of media editing. It is a very easy and very well put to get software. If you are new to media editing or if you are an expert this is the software to use.
Consistently inferior product - LOOK ELSEWHERE
by: mint_cards2    On: 2004-12-01

Roxio has no interest, it seems, to supply its customers with a good quality product. So many glitches, bugs, and problems occur with this company's products that I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) that they haven't gone under. Look at Nero or some other company for this kind of software.
Consistently inferior product - LOOK ELSEWHERE
by: mint_cards2    On: 2004-12-01

Roxio has no interest, it seems, to supply its customers with a good quality product. So many glitches, bugs, and problems occur with this company's products that I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) that they haven't gone under. Look at Nero or some other company for this kind of software.
Consistently inferior product - LOOK ELSEWHERE
by: mint_cards2    On: 2004-12-01

Roxio has no interest, it seems, to supply its customers with a good quality product. So many glitches, bugs, and problems occur with this company's products that I'm surprised (and a little disappointed) that they haven't gone under. Look at Nero or some other company for this kind of software.
Roxio is simplifying this product by eliminating features
by: jimrickman    On: 2004-11-28

I have been using Easy CD Creator since Version 5. Version 5 was very good, except that I found it did not save transitions between tracks very well.

When Version 6 came out, I bought in the hopes that the transitions would be better handled, which they did quite well. However, the interface was terrible. Instead of being able to directly add tracks to your project from the PC filesystem, you first had to add them into Roxio's library first and then add it to your project. I also discovered that the volume enhancer had been monkied with. Instead of simply amplifying the volume, Roxio decided to enhance the treble and deepen the bass. This dramatically changed the tone color of the treble. The result was distorted sound. The also decided to limit the amount of time for transitions to 30 seconds. In version 5, there were no limits except the length of the previous track. So, I became very frustrated with version 6 as it lacked the flexibility of version 5, though it did save the transitionings much better.

Version 7's CD burning features are even worse than version 6. In version 7, Roxio has taken away the volume control entirely, and further limited track transactions down to a maximum of 20 seconds. Also, you can only use whole second values. In version 6 and version 5, you were able to subdivide in the very small units of a second, which was excellent in honing down to the exact time you wanted to do the transition. Version 7's file system interface is an improvement over version 6's. However, my overall impression of version 7 is that Roxio has simplified their CD mixing product into a very basic CD burning program and has done all it can to make it an inflexible program. IIn version 5 and version 6, you could edit the sound and delete a part of the track; in version 7, they've taken that feature out and you can no longer alter the track. I'm not sure why Roxio is insisting on taking a great product and reducing its usability, but that's what they're doing.

If you are into burning CDs and desire to modify the volumes to the way you want them, extend transitions to perhaps the entire previous track, and perhaps delete portions of the track for some reason, then you are totally out of luck with Version 7 of Easy CD Creator.

I really cannot recommend this product. As for myself, I'm going to deinstall version 7, and then reinstall version 5 and live with its flaky transitions. Version 5's ability to increase/decrease volume and it's fine-tuning of track transitions are far superior to what's available in version 6 or version 7 of this product.

Version 7 CD burning is a major disappointment.
Roxio is simplifying this product by eliminating features
by: jimrickman    On: 2004-11-28

I have been using Easy CD Creator since Version 5. Version 5 was very good, except that I found it did not save transitions between tracks very well.

When Version 6 came out, I bought in the hopes that the transitions would be better handled, which they did quite well. However, the interface was terrible. Instead of being able to directly add tracks to your project from the PC filesystem, you first had to add them into Roxio's library first and then add it to your project. I also discovered that the volume enhancer had been monkied with. Instead of simply amplifying the volume, Roxio decided to enhance the treble and deepen the bass. This dramatically changed the tone color of the treble. The result was distorted sound. The also decided to limit the amount of time for transitions to 30 seconds. In version 5, there were no limits except the length of the previous track. So, I became very frustrated with version 6 as it lacked the flexibility of version 5, though it did save the transitionings much better.

Version 7's CD burning features are even worse than version 6. In version 7, Roxio has taken away the volume control entirely, and further limited track transactions down to a maximum of 20 seconds. Also, you can only use whole second values. In version 6 and version 5, you were able to subdivide in the very small units of a second, which was excellent in honing down to the exact time you wanted to do the transition. Version 7's file system interface is an improvement over version 6's. However, my overall impression of version 7 is that Roxio has simplified their CD mixing product into a very basic CD burning program and has done all it can to make it an inflexible program. IIn version 5 and version 6, you could edit the sound and delete a part of the track; in version 7, they've taken that feature out and you can no longer alter the track. I'm not sure why Roxio is insisting on taking a great product and reducing its usability, but that's what they're doing.

If you are into burning CDs and desire to modify the volumes to the way you want them, extend transitions to perhaps the entire previous track, and perhaps delete portions of the track for some reason, then you are totally out of luck with Version 7 of Easy CD Creator.

I really cannot recommend this product. As for myself, I'm going to deinstall version 7, and then reinstall version 5 and live with its flaky transitions. Version 5's ability to increase/decrease volume and it's fine-tuning of track transitions are far superior to what's available in version 6 or version 7 of this product.

Version 7 CD burning is a major disappointment.
Roxio is simplifying this product by eliminating features
by: jimrickman    On: 2004-11-28

I have been using Easy CD Creator since Version 5. Version 5 was very good, except that I found it did not save transitions between tracks very well.

When Version 6 came out, I bought in the hopes that the transitions would be better handled, which they did quite well. However, the interface was terrible. Instead of being able to directly add tracks to your project from the PC filesystem, you first had to add them into Roxio's library first and then add it to your project. I also discovered that the volume enhancer had been monkied with. Instead of simply amplifying the volume, Roxio decided to enhance the treble and deepen the bass. This dramatically changed the tone color of the treble. The result was distorted sound. The also decided to limit the amount of time for transitions to 30 seconds. In version 5, there were no limits except the length of the previous track. So, I became very frustrated with version 6 as it lacked the flexibility of version 5, though it did save the transitionings much better.

Version 7's CD burning features are even worse than version 6. In version 7, Roxio has taken away the volume control entirely, and further limited track transactions down to a maximum of 20 seconds. Also, you can only use whole second values. In version 6 and version 5, you were able to subdivide in the very small units of a second, which was excellent in honing down to the exact time you wanted to do the transition. Version 7's file system interface is an improvement over version 6's. However, my overall impression of version 7 is that Roxio has simplified their CD mixing product into a very basic CD burning program and has done all it can to make it an inflexible program. IIn version 5 and version 6, you could edit the sound and delete a part of the track; in version 7, they've taken that feature out and you can no longer alter the track. I'm not sure why Roxio is insisting on taking a great product and reducing its usability, but that's what they're doing.

If you are into burning CDs and desire to modify the volumes to the way you want them, extend transitions to perhaps the entire previous track, and perhaps delete portions of the track for some reason, then you are totally out of luck with Version 7 of Easy CD Creator.

I really cannot recommend this product. As for myself, I'm going to deinstall version 7, and then reinstall version 5 and live with its flaky transitions. Version 5's ability to increase/decrease volume and it's fine-tuning of track transitions are far superior to what's available in version 6 or version 7 of this product.

Version 7 CD burning is a major disappointment.
Roxio is simplifying this product by eliminating features
by: jimrickman    On: 2004-11-28

I have been using Easy CD Creator since Version 5. Version 5 was very good, except that I found it did not save transitions between tracks very well.

When Version 6 came out, I bought in the hopes that the transitions would be better handled, which they did quite well. However, the interface was terrible. Instead of being able to directly add tracks to your project from the PC filesystem, you first had to add them into Roxio's library first and then add it to your project. I also discovered that the volume enhancer had been monkied with. Instead of simply amplifying the volume, Roxio decided to enhance the treble and deepen the bass. This dramatically changed the tone color of the treble. The result was distorted sound. The also decided to limit the amount of time for transitions to 30 seconds. In version 5, there were no limits except the length of the previous track. So, I became very frustrated with version 6 as it lacked the flexibility of version 5, though it did save the transitionings much better.

Version 7's CD burning features are even worse than version 6. In version 7, Roxio has taken away the volume control entirely, and further limited track transactions down to a maximum of 20 seconds. Also, you can only use whole second values. In version 6 and version 5, you were able to subdivide in the very small units of a second, which was excellent in honing down to the exact time you wanted to do the transition. Version 7's file system interface is an improvement over version 6's. However, my overall impression of version 7 is that Roxio has simplified their CD mixing product into a very basic CD burning program and has done all it can to make it an inflexible program. IIn version 5 and version 6, you could edit the sound and delete a part of the track; in version 7, they've taken that feature out and you can no longer alter the track. I'm not sure why Roxio is insisting on taking a great product and reducing its usability, but that's what they're doing.

If you are into burning CDs and desire to modify the volumes to the way you want them, extend transitions to perhaps the entire previous track, and perhaps delete portions of the track for some reason, then you are totally out of luck with Version 7 of Easy CD Creator.

I really cannot recommend this product. As for myself, I'm going to deinstall version 7, and then reinstall version 5 and live with its flaky transitions. Version 5's ability to increase/decrease volume and it's fine-tuning of track transitions are far superior to what's available in version 6 or version 7 of this product.

Version 7 CD burning is a major disappointment.
Driver Missing
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-27

Although internal features are ok, I could never get Capture to work with my Sony DCR-IP1 cam ... did not recognize that the camera was connected. Have gone several times to Roxio's web site to see if cam driver is available with no luck. I have to resort to using Sony's ImageMixer to capture video (with sound) from my camera and convert the files to .mpg, then import into Roxio before I could use editing features. A big hassle. Good Amazon.com reviews of Adobe Premier Elements leading me to try that.
Driver Missing
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-27

Although internal features are ok, I could never get Capture to work with my Sony DCR-IP1 cam ... did not recognize that the camera was connected. Have gone several times to Roxio's web site to see if cam driver is available with no luck. I have to resort to using Sony's ImageMixer to capture video (with sound) from my camera and convert the files to .mpg, then import into Roxio before I could use editing features. A big hassle. Good Amazon.com reviews of Adobe Premier Elements leading me to try that.
Driver Missing
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-27

Although internal features are ok, I could never get Capture to work with my Sony DCR-IP1 cam ... did not recognize that the camera was connected. Have gone several times to Roxio's web site to see if cam driver is available with no luck. I have to resort to using Sony's ImageMixer to capture video (with sound) from my camera and convert the files to .mpg, then import into Roxio before I could use editing features. A big hassle. Good Amazon.com reviews of Adobe Premier Elements leading me to try that.
Driver Missing
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-27

Although internal features are ok, I could never get Capture to work with my Sony DCR-IP1 cam ... did not recognize that the camera was connected. Have gone several times to Roxio's web site to see if cam driver is available with no luck. I have to resort to using Sony's ImageMixer to capture video (with sound) from my camera and convert the files to .mpg, then import into Roxio before I could use editing features. A big hassle. Good Amazon.com reviews of Adobe Premier Elements leading me to try that.
This is BLOATWARE
by: moneyshelly    On: 2004-11-25

This product works sometimes (5% of time) then doesn't (95%).
I've installed & uninstalled more times than Windows 95 -WASTED HOURS!!!
The huge Upgrade didn't make much difference!

Also read the VERY fine print with so-called special deals.


NOT IMPRESSED!!
This is BLOATWARE
by: moneyshelly    On: 2004-11-25

This product works sometimes (5% of time) then doesn't (95%).
I've installed & uninstalled more times than Windows 95 -WASTED HOURS!!!
The huge Upgrade didn't make much difference!

Also read the VERY fine print with so-called special deals.


NOT IMPRESSED!!
This is BLOATWARE
by: moneyshelly    On: 2004-11-25

This product works sometimes (5% of time) then doesn't (95%).
I've installed & uninstalled more times than Windows 95 -WASTED HOURS!!!
The huge Upgrade didn't make much difference!

Also read the VERY fine print with so-called special deals.


NOT IMPRESSED!!
There may be alternatives, but I found this to be the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

I wanted to buy the best digital media software in the $50-$80 price range, so I asked around and read all the online reviews, and everything pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7. I have been using it the last 4 months and I haven't look back. This package is chalk full of well thought out features, including everything you need for: burning discs and backing up your files; creating MP3 CDs; importing photos and capturing video; editing photos and videos; creating slideshows and videos; building DVDs; and even creating labels for your discs. It also has some very cool capabilities, including: how you can apply pan and zoom effects to still photos; the storyboard tool which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions and voice narration or music backgrounds; and the smartvideo capture feature allowing you to preview video scenes on your camcorder and only import selected scenes. What makes all this useable is a terrific user interface and home page navigation, making it easy to determine what component to use.

I must commend them on providing good documentation and support materials with the product, as well as good online and email customer support. It is a solid package that operates well, without crashing or freezing up, on my XP system, and allows me to master some cool DVDs - which is a stark difference compared to a few of my friends who have an alternate product the affectionately refer to as "Zero".
There may be alternatives, but I found this to be the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

I wanted to buy the best digital media software in the $50-$80 price range, so I asked around and read all the online reviews, and everything pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7. I have been using it the last 4 months and I haven't look back. This package is chalk full of well thought out features, including everything you need for: burning discs and backing up your files; creating MP3 CDs; importing photos and capturing video; editing photos and videos; creating slideshows and videos; building DVDs; and even creating labels for your discs. It also has some very cool capabilities, including: how you can apply pan and zoom effects to still photos; the storyboard tool which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions and voice narration or music backgrounds; and the smartvideo capture feature allowing you to preview video scenes on your camcorder and only import selected scenes. What makes all this useable is a terrific user interface and home page navigation, making it easy to determine what component to use.

I must commend them on providing good documentation and support materials with the product, as well as good online and email customer support. It is a solid package that operates well, without crashing or freezing up, on my XP system, and allows me to master some cool DVDs - which is a stark difference compared to a few of my friends who have an alternate product the affectionately refer to as "Zero".
forget it. There are alternatives.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

Do you know if u ever need to get support, or to download a patch for your paid Roxio software, registration IS required from their website?! Yes everytime you need an software update/patch, you need to login with password. Registration needs an valid email address and your ROXIO software key. Thanks to this COMPULSORY registration I need to keep record for one more login/password combination. And Pray that you don't loose your cd key.

BTW if your cdburner came with a bundle Roxio Easy creator, forget any update / support from roxio since you dont get a cd key. Somehow this is one evil way ROXIO try to get your business. if one day you upgrade your operating system and need to update for the bundle roxio software, you have to BUY the retail version Easy Creator.
There may be alternatives, but I found this to be the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

I wanted to buy the best digital media software in the $50-$80 price range, so I asked around and read all the online reviews, and everything pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7. I have been using it the last 4 months and I haven't look back. This package is chalk full of well thought out features, including everything you need for: burning discs and backing up your files; creating MP3 CDs; importing photos and capturing video; editing photos and videos; creating slideshows and videos; building DVDs; and even creating labels for your discs. It also has some very cool capabilities, including: how you can apply pan and zoom effects to still photos; the storyboard tool which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions and voice narration or music backgrounds; and the smartvideo capture feature allowing you to preview video scenes on your camcorder and only import selected scenes. What makes all this useable is a terrific user interface and home page navigation, making it easy to determine what component to use.

I must commend them on providing good documentation and support materials with the product, as well as good online and email customer support. It is a solid package that operates well, without crashing or freezing up, on my XP system, and allows me to master some cool DVDs - which is a stark difference compared to a few of my friends who have an alternate product the affectionately refer to as "Zero".
forget it. There are alternatives.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

Do you know if u ever need to get support, or to download a patch for your paid Roxio software, registration IS required from their website?! Yes everytime you need an software update/patch, you need to login with password. Registration needs an valid email address and your ROXIO software key. Thanks to this COMPULSORY registration I need to keep record for one more login/password combination. And Pray that you don't loose your cd key.

BTW if your cdburner came with a bundle Roxio Easy creator, forget any update / support from roxio since you dont get a cd key. Somehow this is one evil way ROXIO try to get your business. if one day you upgrade your operating system and need to update for the bundle roxio software, you have to BUY the retail version Easy Creator.
There may be alternatives, but I found this to be the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

I wanted to buy the best digital media software in the $50-$80 price range, so I asked around and read all the online reviews, and everything pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7. I have been using it the last 4 months and I haven't look back. This package is chalk full of well thought out features, including everything you need for: burning discs and backing up your files; creating MP3 CDs; importing photos and capturing video; editing photos and videos; creating slideshows and videos; building DVDs; and even creating labels for your discs. It also has some very cool capabilities, including: how you can apply pan and zoom effects to still photos; the storyboard tool which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions and voice narration or music backgrounds; and the smartvideo capture feature allowing you to preview video scenes on your camcorder and only import selected scenes. What makes all this useable is a terrific user interface and home page navigation, making it easy to determine what component to use.

I must commend them on providing good documentation and support materials with the product, as well as good online and email customer support. It is a solid package that operates well, without crashing or freezing up, on my XP system, and allows me to master some cool DVDs - which is a stark difference compared to a few of my friends who have an alternate product the affectionately refer to as "Zero".
forget it. There are alternatives.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-21

Do you know if u ever need to get support, or to download a patch for your paid Roxio software, registration IS required from their website?! Yes everytime you need an software update/patch, you need to login with password. Registration needs an valid email address and your ROXIO software key. Thanks to this COMPULSORY registration I need to keep record for one more login/password combination. And Pray that you don't loose your cd key.

BTW if your cdburner came with a bundle Roxio Easy creator, forget any update / support from roxio since you dont get a cd key. Somehow this is one evil way ROXIO try to get your business. if one day you upgrade your operating system and need to update for the bundle roxio software, you have to BUY the retail version Easy Creator.
A+ for Features, A+ for Ease of Use, B+ for Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-20

Even on my 4+ year-old 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 PC running Windows XP Home edition, Easy Media Creator 7 runs great. It installed fine and continues to run great now that I upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Using the Roxio Updater (Tools -> Extras & Utilities -> Roxio Updater) I also downloaded the free upgrade to version 7.0.1 of the software. During my 6 months of use I contacted Roxio's customer tech support a few times via email, and every time they got back to me within a day or so with answers to my questions. That's pretty darn impressive support for software costing well under $100. Beyond the technical stuff, this software is pretty amazing on how easy it is to use and how quickly I was creating some way cool looking DVDs of my home movies and digital pictures.
A+ for Features, A+ for Ease of Use, B+ for Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-20

Even on my 4+ year-old 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 PC running Windows XP Home edition, Easy Media Creator 7 runs great. It installed fine and continues to run great now that I upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Using the Roxio Updater (Tools -> Extras & Utilities -> Roxio Updater) I also downloaded the free upgrade to version 7.0.1 of the software. During my 6 months of use I contacted Roxio's customer tech support a few times via email, and every time they got back to me within a day or so with answers to my questions. That's pretty darn impressive support for software costing well under $100. Beyond the technical stuff, this software is pretty amazing on how easy it is to use and how quickly I was creating some way cool looking DVDs of my home movies and digital pictures.
A+ for Features, A+ for Ease of Use, B+ for Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-20

Even on my 4+ year-old 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 PC running Windows XP Home edition, Easy Media Creator 7 runs great. It installed fine and continues to run great now that I upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Using the Roxio Updater (Tools -> Extras & Utilities -> Roxio Updater) I also downloaded the free upgrade to version 7.0.1 of the software. During my 6 months of use I contacted Roxio's customer tech support a few times via email, and every time they got back to me within a day or so with answers to my questions. That's pretty darn impressive support for software costing well under $100. Beyond the technical stuff, this software is pretty amazing on how easy it is to use and how quickly I was creating some way cool looking DVDs of my home movies and digital pictures.
A+ for Features, A+ for Ease of Use, B+ for Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-20

Even on my 4+ year-old 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 PC running Windows XP Home edition, Easy Media Creator 7 runs great. It installed fine and continues to run great now that I upgraded to Windows XP SP2. Using the Roxio Updater (Tools -> Extras & Utilities -> Roxio Updater) I also downloaded the free upgrade to version 7.0.1 of the software. During my 6 months of use I contacted Roxio's customer tech support a few times via email, and every time they got back to me within a day or so with answers to my questions. That's pretty darn impressive support for software costing well under $100. Beyond the technical stuff, this software is pretty amazing on how easy it is to use and how quickly I was creating some way cool looking DVDs of my home movies and digital pictures.
Top 10 Reasons Why I Recommend Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

1. Great value - low cost for what you get
2. Easy to learn how to use
3. Excellent set of features
4. Great documentation and tutorials
5. Responsive email customer support
6. Runs great on Windows XP, and XP with SP2
7. Tried and proven product (v.7 of award winning product)
8. Comes with loads of free templates
9. Awesome editing, creating and mastering tools
10. The output speaks for itself - outstanding!

Having used Easy Media Creator 7 the last 5 months, I feel confident in my recommendation.
Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
This software would not load on windows 98.
On my XP computer it forces me to use resolution 1024x768.
I NEVER use resolutions that high.
If you do not have the latest and greatest computer,
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Top 10 Reasons Why I Recommend Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

1. Great value - low cost for what you get
2. Easy to learn how to use
3. Excellent set of features
4. Great documentation and tutorials
5. Responsive email customer support
6. Runs great on Windows XP, and XP with SP2
7. Tried and proven product (v.7 of award winning product)
8. Comes with loads of free templates
9. Awesome editing, creating and mastering tools
10. The output speaks for itself - outstanding!

Having used Easy Media Creator 7 the last 5 months, I feel confident in my recommendation.
Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
This software would not load on windows 98.
On my XP computer it forces me to use resolution 1024x768.
I NEVER use resolutions that high.
If you do not have the latest and greatest computer,
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Top 10 Reasons Why I Recommend Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

1. Great value - low cost for what you get
2. Easy to learn how to use
3. Excellent set of features
4. Great documentation and tutorials
5. Responsive email customer support
6. Runs great on Windows XP, and XP with SP2
7. Tried and proven product (v.7 of award winning product)
8. Comes with loads of free templates
9. Awesome editing, creating and mastering tools
10. The output speaks for itself - outstanding!

Having used Easy Media Creator 7 the last 5 months, I feel confident in my recommendation.
Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

Caution! Software is worthless without Windows XP
This software would not load on windows 98.
On my XP computer it forces me to use resolution 1024x768.
I NEVER use resolutions that high.
If you do not have the latest and greatest computer,
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Top 10 Reasons Why I Recommend Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-18

1. Great value - low cost for what you get
2. Easy to learn how to use
3. Excellent set of features
4. Great documentation and tutorials
5. Responsive email customer support
6. Runs great on Windows XP, and XP with SP2
7. Tried and proven product (v.7 of award winning product)
8. Comes with loads of free templates
9. Awesome editing, creating and mastering tools
10. The output speaks for itself - outstanding!

Having used Easy Media Creator 7 the last 5 months, I feel confident in my recommendation.
Easy to learn, breadth of features, good support, affordable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. There's many powerful tools available that I can't possibly mention them all here. A couple of my favorite tools are: DISC COPIER - Last night I used it to copy a DVD of my daughter's recent high school band field show competitions that was made by another band parent. The DVD copying feature worked great and I mailed the high quality DVD copy to her Grandma this morning. VIDEOWAVE - I also enjoy using the timeline video-editing feature to edit my videos like the professionals.

This product is so good I think it should be rated 6 out of 5 stars!
Easy to learn, breadth of features, good support, affordable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. There's many powerful tools available that I can't possibly mention them all here. A couple of my favorite tools are: DISC COPIER - Last night I used it to copy a DVD of my daughter's recent high school band field show competitions that was made by another band parent. The DVD copying feature worked great and I mailed the high quality DVD copy to her Grandma this morning. VIDEOWAVE - I also enjoy using the timeline video-editing feature to edit my videos like the professionals.

This product is so good I think it should be rated 6 out of 5 stars!
Easy to learn, breadth of features, good support, affordable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. There's many powerful tools available that I can't possibly mention them all here. A couple of my favorite tools are: DISC COPIER - Last night I used it to copy a DVD of my daughter's recent high school band field show competitions that was made by another band parent. The DVD copying feature worked great and I mailed the high quality DVD copy to her Grandma this morning. VIDEOWAVE - I also enjoy using the timeline video-editing feature to edit my videos like the professionals.

This product is so good I think it should be rated 6 out of 5 stars!
Easy to learn, breadth of features, good support, affordable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. There's many powerful tools available that I can't possibly mention them all here. A couple of my favorite tools are: DISC COPIER - Last night I used it to copy a DVD of my daughter's recent high school band field show competitions that was made by another band parent. The DVD copying feature worked great and I mailed the high quality DVD copy to her Grandma this morning. VIDEOWAVE - I also enjoy using the timeline video-editing feature to edit my videos like the professionals.

This product is so good I think it should be rated 6 out of 5 stars!
I strongly recommend it to all
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-13

Roxio has packed a lot of features into one nicely integrated easy to use product. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera you gotta get this product. The photo/video editing and creating tools work well and the burning to DVD worked flawlessly. Plus, the burning/backup capbilities are rock solid. [BTW, I downloaded the 7.0.1 upgrade and it runs great on my 2.0Ghz PC with Windows XP SP2, 512 MB RAM]
I strongly recommend it to all
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-13

Roxio has packed a lot of features into one nicely integrated easy to use product. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera you gotta get this product. The photo/video editing and creating tools work well and the burning to DVD worked flawlessly. Plus, the burning/backup capbilities are rock solid. [BTW, I downloaded the 7.0.1 upgrade and it runs great on my 2.0Ghz PC with Windows XP SP2, 512 MB RAM]
I strongly recommend it to all
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-13

Roxio has packed a lot of features into one nicely integrated easy to use product. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera you gotta get this product. The photo/video editing and creating tools work well and the burning to DVD worked flawlessly. Plus, the burning/backup capbilities are rock solid. [BTW, I downloaded the 7.0.1 upgrade and it runs great on my 2.0Ghz PC with Windows XP SP2, 512 MB RAM]
I strongly recommend it to all
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-13

Roxio has packed a lot of features into one nicely integrated easy to use product. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera you gotta get this product. The photo/video editing and creating tools work well and the burning to DVD worked flawlessly. Plus, the burning/backup capbilities are rock solid. [BTW, I downloaded the 7.0.1 upgrade and it runs great on my 2.0Ghz PC with Windows XP SP2, 512 MB RAM]
Offers many features not found in competitive products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-07

I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in competing products. In particular, some of these features include: The Storyboard which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes directly from your camera and only import selected scenes. It performs well on XP and the upgrade to 7.0.1 was worth the large download. If you own a digital camera or DV camera, this is a must have product.

Offers many features not found in competitive products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-07

I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in competing products. In particular, some of these features include: The Storyboard which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes directly from your camera and only import selected scenes. It performs well on XP and the upgrade to 7.0.1 was worth the large download. If you own a digital camera or DV camera, this is a must have product.

Offers many features not found in competitive products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-07

I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in competing products. In particular, some of these features include: The Storyboard which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes directly from your camera and only import selected scenes. It performs well on XP and the upgrade to 7.0.1 was worth the large download. If you own a digital camera or DV camera, this is a must have product.

Offers many features not found in competitive products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-07

I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in competing products. In particular, some of these features include: The Storyboard which allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes directly from your camera and only import selected scenes. It performs well on XP and the upgrade to 7.0.1 was worth the large download. If you own a digital camera or DV camera, this is a must have product.

Easiest & best video editing & media creation program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-06

This is by far the easiest, fastest and best video editing and media creation program I have ever used, and unfortunately, I have tried way too many until getting this one! It is suitable for all levels, from novice to experienced users. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use this program. In a couple of hours one evening I copied my summer vacation video to DVD, scanned and inserted some still photos from the resort and sights we visited and added text and transitions to make it look professional. It was simple to do, and the final DVD disc turned out looking great!

So far the only hiccup in using this program was the huge update I had to download. Thank goodness for my broadband connection, it was 51.85MB, but took less than 4 minutes. It was well worth the minor inconvenience.

Overall this program is worth every penny.

Easiest & best video editing & media creation program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-06

This is by far the easiest, fastest and best video editing and media creation program I have ever used, and unfortunately, I have tried way too many until getting this one! It is suitable for all levels, from novice to experienced users. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use this program. In a couple of hours one evening I copied my summer vacation video to DVD, scanned and inserted some still photos from the resort and sights we visited and added text and transitions to make it look professional. It was simple to do, and the final DVD disc turned out looking great!

So far the only hiccup in using this program was the huge update I had to download. Thank goodness for my broadband connection, it was 51.85MB, but took less than 4 minutes. It was well worth the minor inconvenience.

Overall this program is worth every penny.

Easiest & best video editing & media creation program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-06

This is by far the easiest, fastest and best video editing and media creation program I have ever used, and unfortunately, I have tried way too many until getting this one! It is suitable for all levels, from novice to experienced users. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use this program. In a couple of hours one evening I copied my summer vacation video to DVD, scanned and inserted some still photos from the resort and sights we visited and added text and transitions to make it look professional. It was simple to do, and the final DVD disc turned out looking great!

So far the only hiccup in using this program was the huge update I had to download. Thank goodness for my broadband connection, it was 51.85MB, but took less than 4 minutes. It was well worth the minor inconvenience.

Overall this program is worth every penny.

Easiest & best video editing & media creation program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-06

This is by far the easiest, fastest and best video editing and media creation program I have ever used, and unfortunately, I have tried way too many until getting this one! It is suitable for all levels, from novice to experienced users. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use this program. In a couple of hours one evening I copied my summer vacation video to DVD, scanned and inserted some still photos from the resort and sights we visited and added text and transitions to make it look professional. It was simple to do, and the final DVD disc turned out looking great!

So far the only hiccup in using this program was the huge update I had to download. Thank goodness for my broadband connection, it was 51.85MB, but took less than 4 minutes. It was well worth the minor inconvenience.

Overall this program is worth every penny.

This also works well for business slideshows
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-04

I recently discovered that this great consumer software - Easy Media Creator 7 - that I use for my own personal and family fun could also be used for some of my work projects. Not everyone in the world has PowerPoint, and if they do, they may not have the same fonts installed on their PC as the slideshow you are trying to share with them, etc. So creating and sharing slideshows that everyone can view can be a challenge. I just got back from attending a conference and trade show last week where I took a bunch of pictures. In no time I downloaded them and turned them into an annotated and audio narrated slideshow using Creator 7. I then had our Webmaster post it on our Intranet site and now co-workers from around the world can watch a quick summary of my show observations. It made me look like a star at work!
This also works well for business slideshows
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-04

I recently discovered that this great consumer software - Easy Media Creator 7 - that I use for my own personal and family fun could also be used for some of my work projects. Not everyone in the world has PowerPoint, and if they do, they may not have the same fonts installed on their PC as the slideshow you are trying to share with them, etc. So creating and sharing slideshows that everyone can view can be a challenge. I just got back from attending a conference and trade show last week where I took a bunch of pictures. In no time I downloaded them and turned them into an annotated and audio narrated slideshow using Creator 7. I then had our Webmaster post it on our Intranet site and now co-workers from around the world can watch a quick summary of my show observations. It made me look like a star at work!
This also works well for business slideshows
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-04

I recently discovered that this great consumer software - Easy Media Creator 7 - that I use for my own personal and family fun could also be used for some of my work projects. Not everyone in the world has PowerPoint, and if they do, they may not have the same fonts installed on their PC as the slideshow you are trying to share with them, etc. So creating and sharing slideshows that everyone can view can be a challenge. I just got back from attending a conference and trade show last week where I took a bunch of pictures. In no time I downloaded them and turned them into an annotated and audio narrated slideshow using Creator 7. I then had our Webmaster post it on our Intranet site and now co-workers from around the world can watch a quick summary of my show observations. It made me look like a star at work!
This also works well for business slideshows
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-04

I recently discovered that this great consumer software - Easy Media Creator 7 - that I use for my own personal and family fun could also be used for some of my work projects. Not everyone in the world has PowerPoint, and if they do, they may not have the same fonts installed on their PC as the slideshow you are trying to share with them, etc. So creating and sharing slideshows that everyone can view can be a challenge. I just got back from attending a conference and trade show last week where I took a bunch of pictures. In no time I downloaded them and turned them into an annotated and audio narrated slideshow using Creator 7. I then had our Webmaster post it on our Intranet site and now co-workers from around the world can watch a quick summary of my show observations. It made me look like a star at work!
Not a review: I wanna buy Roxio 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-03

Please let me know how can I buy the ROXIO EASY MEDIA CREATOR 7 DIGITAL MEDIA SUITE, living in Brasil.
I've tried so in US and in UK and wasn't able to find a reseller who could ship the product to Brasil.
I've known the product and I'm eager to buy (and use - home use) a legal copy of it.
Thanks in advance for the attention
Not a review: I wanna buy Roxio 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-03

Please let me know how can I buy the ROXIO EASY MEDIA CREATOR 7 DIGITAL MEDIA SUITE, living in Brasil.
I've tried so in US and in UK and wasn't able to find a reseller who could ship the product to Brasil.
I've known the product and I'm eager to buy (and use - home use) a legal copy of it.
Thanks in advance for the attention
Not a review: I wanna buy Roxio 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-03

Please let me know how can I buy the ROXIO EASY MEDIA CREATOR 7 DIGITAL MEDIA SUITE, living in Brasil.
I've tried so in US and in UK and wasn't able to find a reseller who could ship the product to Brasil.
I've known the product and I'm eager to buy (and use - home use) a legal copy of it.
Thanks in advance for the attention
Not a review: I wanna buy Roxio 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-03

Please let me know how can I buy the ROXIO EASY MEDIA CREATOR 7 DIGITAL MEDIA SUITE, living in Brasil.
I've tried so in US and in UK and wasn't able to find a reseller who could ship the product to Brasil.
I've known the product and I'm eager to buy (and use - home use) a legal copy of it.
Thanks in advance for the attention
Excellent Product!!
by: mom2t    On: 2004-11-02

I absolutely LOVE this software!! I have tried several other "popular" video editing/creation software and this one is my favorite. It does a lot more than most similar packages and you don't have to have a Master's degree to figure out how to work it. Yes it does have some quirks, but what software doesn't? The key to keep the program working is to constantly defrag your hard drive. I have found the Discussion Group on Roxio's website to be invaluable. It's a great way to share tricks and tips about the program. I have also learned some great work arounds...like how to get a 3 hour movie I created to fit on one DVD with very compression. I have already used the software to make backups of my camcorder tapes to DVD. I have also made two really awesome DVDs of weddings where I used both video footage and still pictures to mesh together into a great video. I can't wait to do more!! I didn't rate it at 5 stars because Roxio is a bit slow on coming out with an update to work with Windows Service Pack 2...other than that it's works great!!
Excellent Product!!
by: mom2t    On: 2004-11-02

I absolutely LOVE this software!! I have tried several other "popular" video editing/creation software and this one is my favorite. It does a lot more than most similar packages and you don't have to have a Master's degree to figure out how to work it. Yes it does have some quirks, but what software doesn't? The key to keep the program working is to constantly defrag your hard drive. I have found the Discussion Group on Roxio's website to be invaluable. It's a great way to share tricks and tips about the program. I have also learned some great work arounds...like how to get a 3 hour movie I created to fit on one DVD with very compression. I have already used the software to make backups of my camcorder tapes to DVD. I have also made two really awesome DVDs of weddings where I used both video footage and still pictures to mesh together into a great video. I can't wait to do more!! I didn't rate it at 5 stars because Roxio is a bit slow on coming out with an update to work with Windows Service Pack 2...other than that it's works great!!
Excellent Product!!
by: mom2t    On: 2004-11-02

I absolutely LOVE this software!! I have tried several other "popular" video editing/creation software and this one is my favorite. It does a lot more than most similar packages and you don't have to have a Master's degree to figure out how to work it. Yes it does have some quirks, but what software doesn't? The key to keep the program working is to constantly defrag your hard drive. I have found the Discussion Group on Roxio's website to be invaluable. It's a great way to share tricks and tips about the program. I have also learned some great work arounds...like how to get a 3 hour movie I created to fit on one DVD with very compression. I have already used the software to make backups of my camcorder tapes to DVD. I have also made two really awesome DVDs of weddings where I used both video footage and still pictures to mesh together into a great video. I can't wait to do more!! I didn't rate it at 5 stars because Roxio is a bit slow on coming out with an update to work with Windows Service Pack 2...other than that it's works great!!
Excellent Product!!
by: mom2t    On: 2004-11-02

I absolutely LOVE this software!! I have tried several other "popular" video editing/creation software and this one is my favorite. It does a lot more than most similar packages and you don't have to have a Master's degree to figure out how to work it. Yes it does have some quirks, but what software doesn't? The key to keep the program working is to constantly defrag your hard drive. I have found the Discussion Group on Roxio's website to be invaluable. It's a great way to share tricks and tips about the program. I have also learned some great work arounds...like how to get a 3 hour movie I created to fit on one DVD with very compression. I have already used the software to make backups of my camcorder tapes to DVD. I have also made two really awesome DVDs of weddings where I used both video footage and still pictures to mesh together into a great video. I can't wait to do more!! I didn't rate it at 5 stars because Roxio is a bit slow on coming out with an update to work with Windows Service Pack 2...other than that it's works great!!
First-rate digital media creation AND backup program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-01

Everybody raves about how good Easy Media Creator 7 is at creating slides shows, videos, music CDs, DVDs, etc. (I agree!), but few talk about it as a great backup tool. I think it is the best tool for everything media and CD/DVD related. Call me paranoid, but I backup all my files all the time. With Creator Classic I can quickly do backups --that sometimes span multiple CDs or DVDs -- to archive my entire HD or selected folders. I use the Plug & Burn feature inside DVD Builder to backup my video directly from my digital video camera to a DVD disc, in just a few steps. My video backup recently saved my bacon when I mistakenly recorded over some of the video on my camera, thank goodness I had backed it up. Easy Media Creator 7 is easy to use, the Help Center has excellent documentation and tutorials, and it is very stable and runs fine on my XP computer.
First-rate digital media creation AND backup program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-01

Everybody raves about how good Easy Media Creator 7 is at creating slides shows, videos, music CDs, DVDs, etc. (I agree!), but few talk about it as a great backup tool. I think it is the best tool for everything media and CD/DVD related. Call me paranoid, but I backup all my files all the time. With Creator Classic I can quickly do backups --that sometimes span multiple CDs or DVDs -- to archive my entire HD or selected folders. I use the Plug & Burn feature inside DVD Builder to backup my video directly from my digital video camera to a DVD disc, in just a few steps. My video backup recently saved my bacon when I mistakenly recorded over some of the video on my camera, thank goodness I had backed it up. Easy Media Creator 7 is easy to use, the Help Center has excellent documentation and tutorials, and it is very stable and runs fine on my XP computer.
First-rate digital media creation AND backup program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-01

Everybody raves about how good Easy Media Creator 7 is at creating slides shows, videos, music CDs, DVDs, etc. (I agree!), but few talk about it as a great backup tool. I think it is the best tool for everything media and CD/DVD related. Call me paranoid, but I backup all my files all the time. With Creator Classic I can quickly do backups --that sometimes span multiple CDs or DVDs -- to archive my entire HD or selected folders. I use the Plug & Burn feature inside DVD Builder to backup my video directly from my digital video camera to a DVD disc, in just a few steps. My video backup recently saved my bacon when I mistakenly recorded over some of the video on my camera, thank goodness I had backed it up. Easy Media Creator 7 is easy to use, the Help Center has excellent documentation and tutorials, and it is very stable and runs fine on my XP computer.
First-rate digital media creation AND backup program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-01

Everybody raves about how good Easy Media Creator 7 is at creating slides shows, videos, music CDs, DVDs, etc. (I agree!), but few talk about it as a great backup tool. I think it is the best tool for everything media and CD/DVD related. Call me paranoid, but I backup all my files all the time. With Creator Classic I can quickly do backups --that sometimes span multiple CDs or DVDs -- to archive my entire HD or selected folders. I use the Plug & Burn feature inside DVD Builder to backup my video directly from my digital video camera to a DVD disc, in just a few steps. My video backup recently saved my bacon when I mistakenly recorded over some of the video on my camera, thank goodness I had backed it up. Easy Media Creator 7 is easy to use, the Help Center has excellent documentation and tutorials, and it is very stable and runs fine on my XP computer.
Explosive!!!
by: souldreams    On: 2004-10-31

For the cost, for the effects, it's explosive! Never ever have I gotten back more than what I've paid, this is the exception. A product that offers me effects, the ability to mix graphics, with music, and transform them into a master piece, and to apply them to almost any type of media. It offers still a whole bunch more. I've paid thousands of dollars for software, but this here, has to be one of the most fun, and easiest software I've encountered, and problem free. You won't regret buying this, the only thing you will regret, "Is why didn't I get this long ago".
A comprehensive and versatile set of media tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-31

I find Easy Media Creator 7 to be an ideal consumer product, because you don't have to be a design school graduate to figure out how to understand and use it. I find myself constantly using the CD and DVD burning tools, plus the first-rate video editing and DVD authoring tools. Working in the storyboard editor you can quickly assemble your masterpiece, by dragging and dropping your video clips, transitions, titles, background music, and special effects, into a storyline or timeline view for professional-level editing control. In the timeline view you can precisely control the timing and positioning of each element for your perfect production. And, the authoring inside of DVD Builder lets you work like a pro, giving you complete control over menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. The results speak for themselves with the final DVDs looking very professional.

Overall I give it a big thumbs up recommendation.


Explosive!!!
by: souldreams    On: 2004-10-31

For the cost, for the effects, it's explosive! Never ever have I gotten back more than what I've paid, this is the exception. A product that offers me effects, the ability to mix graphics, with music, and transform them into a master piece, and to apply them to almost any type of media. It offers still a whole bunch more. I've paid thousands of dollars for software, but this here, has to be one of the most fun, and easiest software I've encountered, and problem free. You won't regret buying this, the only thing you will regret, "Is why didn't I get this long ago".
A comprehensive and versatile set of media tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-31

I find Easy Media Creator 7 to be an ideal consumer product, because you don't have to be a design school graduate to figure out how to understand and use it. I find myself constantly using the CD and DVD burning tools, plus the first-rate video editing and DVD authoring tools. Working in the storyboard editor you can quickly assemble your masterpiece, by dragging and dropping your video clips, transitions, titles, background music, and special effects, into a storyline or timeline view for professional-level editing control. In the timeline view you can precisely control the timing and positioning of each element for your perfect production. And, the authoring inside of DVD Builder lets you work like a pro, giving you complete control over menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. The results speak for themselves with the final DVDs looking very professional.

Overall I give it a big thumbs up recommendation.


Explosive!!!
by: souldreams    On: 2004-10-31

For the cost, for the effects, it's explosive! Never ever have I gotten back more than what I've paid, this is the exception. A product that offers me effects, the ability to mix graphics, with music, and transform them into a master piece, and to apply them to almost any type of media. It offers still a whole bunch more. I've paid thousands of dollars for software, but this here, has to be one of the most fun, and easiest software I've encountered, and problem free. You won't regret buying this, the only thing you will regret, "Is why didn't I get this long ago".
A comprehensive and versatile set of media tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-31

I find Easy Media Creator 7 to be an ideal consumer product, because you don't have to be a design school graduate to figure out how to understand and use it. I find myself constantly using the CD and DVD burning tools, plus the first-rate video editing and DVD authoring tools. Working in the storyboard editor you can quickly assemble your masterpiece, by dragging and dropping your video clips, transitions, titles, background music, and special effects, into a storyline or timeline view for professional-level editing control. In the timeline view you can precisely control the timing and positioning of each element for your perfect production. And, the authoring inside of DVD Builder lets you work like a pro, giving you complete control over menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. The results speak for themselves with the final DVDs looking very professional.

Overall I give it a big thumbs up recommendation.


Explosive!!!
by: souldreams    On: 2004-10-31

For the cost, for the effects, it's explosive! Never ever have I gotten back more than what I've paid, this is the exception. A product that offers me effects, the ability to mix graphics, with music, and transform them into a master piece, and to apply them to almost any type of media. It offers still a whole bunch more. I've paid thousands of dollars for software, but this here, has to be one of the most fun, and easiest software I've encountered, and problem free. You won't regret buying this, the only thing you will regret, "Is why didn't I get this long ago".
A comprehensive and versatile set of media tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-31

I find Easy Media Creator 7 to be an ideal consumer product, because you don't have to be a design school graduate to figure out how to understand and use it. I find myself constantly using the CD and DVD burning tools, plus the first-rate video editing and DVD authoring tools. Working in the storyboard editor you can quickly assemble your masterpiece, by dragging and dropping your video clips, transitions, titles, background music, and special effects, into a storyline or timeline view for professional-level editing control. In the timeline view you can precisely control the timing and positioning of each element for your perfect production. And, the authoring inside of DVD Builder lets you work like a pro, giving you complete control over menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. The results speak for themselves with the final DVDs looking very professional.

Overall I give it a big thumbs up recommendation.


Greater than the sum of its parts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-30

I can't believe some of these reviews? User error or what? I have not had a problem using Creator 7 in my 5 months of use. Creator 7 is a grown-up product that can be used by all ages and levels of expertise. It's a solid performer and is chock full of features for massaging your digital files and burning CD/DVDs. Each of the components (Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster) is an excellent product in their own right, but when integrated into Creator 7 it is a phenomenal product. It's worth checking out.
Greater than the sum of its parts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-30

I can't believe some of these reviews? User error or what? I have not had a problem using Creator 7 in my 5 months of use. Creator 7 is a grown-up product that can be used by all ages and levels of expertise. It's a solid performer and is chock full of features for massaging your digital files and burning CD/DVDs. Each of the components (Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster) is an excellent product in their own right, but when integrated into Creator 7 it is a phenomenal product. It's worth checking out.
Greater than the sum of its parts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-30

I can't believe some of these reviews? User error or what? I have not had a problem using Creator 7 in my 5 months of use. Creator 7 is a grown-up product that can be used by all ages and levels of expertise. It's a solid performer and is chock full of features for massaging your digital files and burning CD/DVDs. Each of the components (Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster) is an excellent product in their own right, but when integrated into Creator 7 it is a phenomenal product. It's worth checking out.
Greater than the sum of its parts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-30

I can't believe some of these reviews? User error or what? I have not had a problem using Creator 7 in my 5 months of use. Creator 7 is a grown-up product that can be used by all ages and levels of expertise. It's a solid performer and is chock full of features for massaging your digital files and burning CD/DVDs. Each of the components (Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster) is an excellent product in their own right, but when integrated into Creator 7 it is a phenomenal product. It's worth checking out.
Buggy software
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-29

I loaded the product into XP Pro and soon went to the website and found a 52 megabyte "upgrade" for the program package. I downloaded it over 5 hours and installed. I have had nothing but bugs and frustrating correspondence to deal with since then. I am uninstalling it and going back to my trusty CD Creator 5 platinum software.
Buggy software
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-29

I loaded the product into XP Pro and soon went to the website and found a 52 megabyte "upgrade" for the program package. I downloaded it over 5 hours and installed. I have had nothing but bugs and frustrating correspondence to deal with since then. I am uninstalling it and going back to my trusty CD Creator 5 platinum software.
Buggy software
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-29

I loaded the product into XP Pro and soon went to the website and found a 52 megabyte "upgrade" for the program package. I downloaded it over 5 hours and installed. I have had nothing but bugs and frustrating correspondence to deal with since then. I am uninstalling it and going back to my trusty CD Creator 5 platinum software.
Easy To Use, Even My Grandmother & Preschooler Could Use It
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-26

As a former happy user of Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 I made the upgrade to Easy Media Creator 7 and love the new version! It was so easy to use and I love all the new features. It sometimes feels a little lethargic moving between components, but is very stable, and I have not had any crashes with it on my old 1.6Ghz PC running XP. I am a big fan of this software and appreciate how Roxio continues to improve the functionality of the software. I recommend it for all ages, you don't have to be a computer nerd to use this product.
Easy To Use, Even My Grandmother & Preschooler Could Use It
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-26

As a former happy user of Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 I made the upgrade to Easy Media Creator 7 and love the new version! It was so easy to use and I love all the new features. It sometimes feels a little lethargic moving between components, but is very stable, and I have not had any crashes with it on my old 1.6Ghz PC running XP. I am a big fan of this software and appreciate how Roxio continues to improve the functionality of the software. I recommend it for all ages, you don't have to be a computer nerd to use this product.
Easy To Use, Even My Grandmother & Preschooler Could Use It
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-26

As a former happy user of Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 I made the upgrade to Easy Media Creator 7 and love the new version! It was so easy to use and I love all the new features. It sometimes feels a little lethargic moving between components, but is very stable, and I have not had any crashes with it on my old 1.6Ghz PC running XP. I am a big fan of this software and appreciate how Roxio continues to improve the functionality of the software. I recommend it for all ages, you don't have to be a computer nerd to use this product.
Easy To Use, Even My Grandmother & Preschooler Could Use It
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-26

As a former happy user of Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 I made the upgrade to Easy Media Creator 7 and love the new version! It was so easy to use and I love all the new features. It sometimes feels a little lethargic moving between components, but is very stable, and I have not had any crashes with it on my old 1.6Ghz PC running XP. I am a big fan of this software and appreciate how Roxio continues to improve the functionality of the software. I recommend it for all ages, you don't have to be a computer nerd to use this product.
SOOOOOO Slow
by: laurelas    On: 2004-10-25

I used the Roxio 6.0 software and loved it, HOWEVER the 7 Creator software is so slow, my 85 year old Aunt could run faster. It is buggy with XP software, crashes all the time and crashes sometimes in the middle of burning a CD. (...) If I had kept my old software, I would have reinstalled it and not ever upgraded to the 7 software. If you are reading this and have a better recommedation, please let me know
SOOOOOO Slow
by: laurelas    On: 2004-10-25

I used the Roxio 6.0 software and loved it, HOWEVER the 7 Creator software is so slow, my 85 year old Aunt could run faster. It is buggy with XP software, crashes all the time and crashes sometimes in the middle of burning a CD. (...) If I had kept my old software, I would have reinstalled it and not ever upgraded to the 7 software. If you are reading this and have a better recommedation, please let me know
SOOOOOO Slow
by: laurelas    On: 2004-10-25

I used the Roxio 6.0 software and loved it, HOWEVER the 7 Creator software is so slow, my 85 year old Aunt could run faster. It is buggy with XP software, crashes all the time and crashes sometimes in the middle of burning a CD. (...) If I had kept my old software, I would have reinstalled it and not ever upgraded to the 7 software. If you are reading this and have a better recommedation, please let me know
SOOOOOO Slow
by: laurelas    On: 2004-10-25

I used the Roxio 6.0 software and loved it, HOWEVER the 7 Creator software is so slow, my 85 year old Aunt could run faster. It is buggy with XP software, crashes all the time and crashes sometimes in the middle of burning a CD. (...) If I had kept my old software, I would have reinstalled it and not ever upgraded to the 7 software. If you are reading this and have a better recommedation, please let me know
Best software I ever bought
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-24

I cannot say enough about this software. It installed fine on my 2.0GHz Dell with 512MB memory running XP Home edition. I hardly had to review any documentation to use it, as the interface and home page navigation made it easy to learn to use. It is laden with all kinds of helpful features (I suggest you read all the professional reviews to get the complete low down). The whole family uses this software: my daughter makes her own music CDs; my wife likes to touch up her digital photos and create slideshows that she burns to disk; and I like authoring DVDs of all my old home video footage. This is the best software I ever bought for our family PC, as we all use it a lot.
Best software I ever bought
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-24

I cannot say enough about this software. It installed fine on my 2.0GHz Dell with 512MB memory running XP Home edition. I hardly had to review any documentation to use it, as the interface and home page navigation made it easy to learn to use. It is laden with all kinds of helpful features (I suggest you read all the professional reviews to get the complete low down). The whole family uses this software: my daughter makes her own music CDs; my wife likes to touch up her digital photos and create slideshows that she burns to disk; and I like authoring DVDs of all my old home video footage. This is the best software I ever bought for our family PC, as we all use it a lot.
Best software I ever bought
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-24

I cannot say enough about this software. It installed fine on my 2.0GHz Dell with 512MB memory running XP Home edition. I hardly had to review any documentation to use it, as the interface and home page navigation made it easy to learn to use. It is laden with all kinds of helpful features (I suggest you read all the professional reviews to get the complete low down). The whole family uses this software: my daughter makes her own music CDs; my wife likes to touch up her digital photos and create slideshows that she burns to disk; and I like authoring DVDs of all my old home video footage. This is the best software I ever bought for our family PC, as we all use it a lot.
Best software I ever bought
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-24

I cannot say enough about this software. It installed fine on my 2.0GHz Dell with 512MB memory running XP Home edition. I hardly had to review any documentation to use it, as the interface and home page navigation made it easy to learn to use. It is laden with all kinds of helpful features (I suggest you read all the professional reviews to get the complete low down). The whole family uses this software: my daughter makes her own music CDs; my wife likes to touch up her digital photos and create slideshows that she burns to disk; and I like authoring DVDs of all my old home video footage. This is the best software I ever bought for our family PC, as we all use it a lot.
Creates professional looking DVDs
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-23

I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) so I could create DVDs of my home movies, and slideshows of all my digital photos. I'm here to tell you that all aspects of EMC7, including authoring DVDs worked just fine for me. I've created and mailed dozens of DVDs to my family and friends across the country, and they all comment how professional looking they are. As far as support, I have no issues here either - it comes with an extensive interactive Help Center of video tutorial guides and searchable electronic user guides, plus Roxio provides lots of online tech support materials. EMC7 is money well spent.
Creates professional looking DVDs
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-23

I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) so I could create DVDs of my home movies, and slideshows of all my digital photos. I'm here to tell you that all aspects of EMC7, including authoring DVDs worked just fine for me. I've created and mailed dozens of DVDs to my family and friends across the country, and they all comment how professional looking they are. As far as support, I have no issues here either - it comes with an extensive interactive Help Center of video tutorial guides and searchable electronic user guides, plus Roxio provides lots of online tech support materials. EMC7 is money well spent.
Creates professional looking DVDs
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-23

I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) so I could create DVDs of my home movies, and slideshows of all my digital photos. I'm here to tell you that all aspects of EMC7, including authoring DVDs worked just fine for me. I've created and mailed dozens of DVDs to my family and friends across the country, and they all comment how professional looking they are. As far as support, I have no issues here either - it comes with an extensive interactive Help Center of video tutorial guides and searchable electronic user guides, plus Roxio provides lots of online tech support materials. EMC7 is money well spent.
Creates professional looking DVDs
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-23

I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) so I could create DVDs of my home movies, and slideshows of all my digital photos. I'm here to tell you that all aspects of EMC7, including authoring DVDs worked just fine for me. I've created and mailed dozens of DVDs to my family and friends across the country, and they all comment how professional looking they are. As far as support, I have no issues here either - it comes with an extensive interactive Help Center of video tutorial guides and searchable electronic user guides, plus Roxio provides lots of online tech support materials. EMC7 is money well spent.
Good Balance of Performance, Features and Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-21

I have been using this program on my 3-year-old 1.5GHz Pentium Sony PC with 512MB RAM, and it runs just fine. I have found it as responsive as any other program I run on my old computer. So far my only minor complaint was the slow install process, but at least that was a 1-time effort. The Media Manager helped me get organized by managing all my pictures and even captures them right off of camera. It has a good photo editing module and the storyboard feature that makes it very easy to combine photos, video and music clips into impressive slideshows, in no time at all. The DVD mastering tool is great for quickly creating customized DVDs. The CD/DVD burning tools are rock solid, "Ford Tough". So far in the 4+ months using it, I have only made 2 coasters, and they were both user errors on my part. I like it and recommend Roxio 7 to anyone with a CD/DVD burner in their PC.
Slow, dumbed-down bloatware
by: stanmuffin    On: 2004-10-21

The first think I noticed about this program is that it's SLOW--it takes forever to load, and you can actually see the screen redraw. The user interface skinning is not particularly attractive, and it's obviously very inefficient--you can see it draw the background and then draw the user interface elements on top of it. And I don't have a slow computer--it's an Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB DDR400 RAM. I shudder to think how sluggish and unresponsive it would be on a Celeron system.

My other complaint is that all of the useful options have been removed. In particular, the bootable CD functionality has been gutted--it's no longer possible to slipstream a Windows install CD, which was a very useful feature for sysadmins.

All I want is a fast, useful, and unobtrusive CD/DVD mastering utility, and Roxio 7 fails on all three counts.
Good Balance of Performance, Features and Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-21

I have been using this program on my 3-year-old 1.5GHz Pentium Sony PC with 512MB RAM, and it runs just fine. I have found it as responsive as any other program I run on my old computer. So far my only minor complaint was the slow install process, but at least that was a 1-time effort. The Media Manager helped me get organized by managing all my pictures and even captures them right off of camera. It has a good photo editing module and the storyboard feature that makes it very easy to combine photos, video and music clips into impressive slideshows, in no time at all. The DVD mastering tool is great for quickly creating customized DVDs. The CD/DVD burning tools are rock solid, "Ford Tough". So far in the 4+ months using it, I have only made 2 coasters, and they were both user errors on my part. I like it and recommend Roxio 7 to anyone with a CD/DVD burner in their PC.
Slow, dumbed-down bloatware
by: stanmuffin    On: 2004-10-21

The first think I noticed about this program is that it's SLOW--it takes forever to load, and you can actually see the screen redraw. The user interface skinning is not particularly attractive, and it's obviously very inefficient--you can see it draw the background and then draw the user interface elements on top of it. And I don't have a slow computer--it's an Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB DDR400 RAM. I shudder to think how sluggish and unresponsive it would be on a Celeron system.

My other complaint is that all of the useful options have been removed. In particular, the bootable CD functionality has been gutted--it's no longer possible to slipstream a Windows install CD, which was a very useful feature for sysadmins.

All I want is a fast, useful, and unobtrusive CD/DVD mastering utility, and Roxio 7 fails on all three counts.
Good Balance of Performance, Features and Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-21

I have been using this program on my 3-year-old 1.5GHz Pentium Sony PC with 512MB RAM, and it runs just fine. I have found it as responsive as any other program I run on my old computer. So far my only minor complaint was the slow install process, but at least that was a 1-time effort. The Media Manager helped me get organized by managing all my pictures and even captures them right off of camera. It has a good photo editing module and the storyboard feature that makes it very easy to combine photos, video and music clips into impressive slideshows, in no time at all. The DVD mastering tool is great for quickly creating customized DVDs. The CD/DVD burning tools are rock solid, "Ford Tough". So far in the 4+ months using it, I have only made 2 coasters, and they were both user errors on my part. I like it and recommend Roxio 7 to anyone with a CD/DVD burner in their PC.
Slow, dumbed-down bloatware
by: stanmuffin    On: 2004-10-21

The first think I noticed about this program is that it's SLOW--it takes forever to load, and you can actually see the screen redraw. The user interface skinning is not particularly attractive, and it's obviously very inefficient--you can see it draw the background and then draw the user interface elements on top of it. And I don't have a slow computer--it's an Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB DDR400 RAM. I shudder to think how sluggish and unresponsive it would be on a Celeron system.

My other complaint is that all of the useful options have been removed. In particular, the bootable CD functionality has been gutted--it's no longer possible to slipstream a Windows install CD, which was a very useful feature for sysadmins.

All I want is a fast, useful, and unobtrusive CD/DVD mastering utility, and Roxio 7 fails on all three counts.
Good Balance of Performance, Features and Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-21

I have been using this program on my 3-year-old 1.5GHz Pentium Sony PC with 512MB RAM, and it runs just fine. I have found it as responsive as any other program I run on my old computer. So far my only minor complaint was the slow install process, but at least that was a 1-time effort. The Media Manager helped me get organized by managing all my pictures and even captures them right off of camera. It has a good photo editing module and the storyboard feature that makes it very easy to combine photos, video and music clips into impressive slideshows, in no time at all. The DVD mastering tool is great for quickly creating customized DVDs. The CD/DVD burning tools are rock solid, "Ford Tough". So far in the 4+ months using it, I have only made 2 coasters, and they were both user errors on my part. I like it and recommend Roxio 7 to anyone with a CD/DVD burner in their PC.
Slow, dumbed-down bloatware
by: stanmuffin    On: 2004-10-21

The first think I noticed about this program is that it's SLOW--it takes forever to load, and you can actually see the screen redraw. The user interface skinning is not particularly attractive, and it's obviously very inefficient--you can see it draw the background and then draw the user interface elements on top of it. And I don't have a slow computer--it's an Athlon 64 3000+ with 1GB DDR400 RAM. I shudder to think how sluggish and unresponsive it would be on a Celeron system.

My other complaint is that all of the useful options have been removed. In particular, the bootable CD functionality has been gutted--it's no longer possible to slipstream a Windows install CD, which was a very useful feature for sysadmins.

All I want is a fast, useful, and unobtrusive CD/DVD mastering utility, and Roxio 7 fails on all three counts.
From start to finish, it's an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-17

From installation to creating my first DVD, this program sure has lived up to its name - "Easy Media Creator". The intuitive home page and user interface made it easy to learn, in particular, how it categorizes ways to use the program by tasks. This allows me to quickly select the task I want to complete, like "create new MP3 disc", "edit and fix photos", "create new DVD" etc.

I like to share my digital pictures with family, friends and colleagues from work and using Easy Media Creator I either create elaborate slide shows that I master to DVD, or I simply email them copies of my pictures. A great little feature I use all the time in Easy Media Creator is the automatic way to email photos. Before getting Easy Media Creator, I used to have to edit my pictures one at a time in Photoshop Elements, and then convert each of them to a smaller size and save them. Then I would import the pictures one at a time into Outlook (either in the body of the HTML email, or as an attachment in a text email) and then email them out. Depending on the number of pictures, this was a slow and tedious process. Now with Easy Media Creator 7, I launch the "Email photos" task and it only takes a few simple steps. First I select all the photos I want to email, then I adjust the option for the screen display I want to send them as (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, actual size), and it automatically converts the photos and inserts them into an Outlook HTML email message, all ready to be sent out. It converts each of the photos from 2048x1536 (approx 1.32 MB) to 800x600 (approx 83KB) and inserts them into the email all in a matter of seconds. How cool is that?

I've been using all the features of this program since buying it back in April and with total confidence I recommend it to everyone working with digital media.

From start to finish, it's an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-17

From installation to creating my first DVD, this program sure has lived up to its name - "Easy Media Creator". The intuitive home page and user interface made it easy to learn, in particular, how it categorizes ways to use the program by tasks. This allows me to quickly select the task I want to complete, like "create new MP3 disc", "edit and fix photos", "create new DVD" etc.

I like to share my digital pictures with family, friends and colleagues from work and using Easy Media Creator I either create elaborate slide shows that I master to DVD, or I simply email them copies of my pictures. A great little feature I use all the time in Easy Media Creator is the automatic way to email photos. Before getting Easy Media Creator, I used to have to edit my pictures one at a time in Photoshop Elements, and then convert each of them to a smaller size and save them. Then I would import the pictures one at a time into Outlook (either in the body of the HTML email, or as an attachment in a text email) and then email them out. Depending on the number of pictures, this was a slow and tedious process. Now with Easy Media Creator 7, I launch the "Email photos" task and it only takes a few simple steps. First I select all the photos I want to email, then I adjust the option for the screen display I want to send them as (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, actual size), and it automatically converts the photos and inserts them into an Outlook HTML email message, all ready to be sent out. It converts each of the photos from 2048x1536 (approx 1.32 MB) to 800x600 (approx 83KB) and inserts them into the email all in a matter of seconds. How cool is that?

I've been using all the features of this program since buying it back in April and with total confidence I recommend it to everyone working with digital media.

From start to finish, it's an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-17

From installation to creating my first DVD, this program sure has lived up to its name - "Easy Media Creator". The intuitive home page and user interface made it easy to learn, in particular, how it categorizes ways to use the program by tasks. This allows me to quickly select the task I want to complete, like "create new MP3 disc", "edit and fix photos", "create new DVD" etc.

I like to share my digital pictures with family, friends and colleagues from work and using Easy Media Creator I either create elaborate slide shows that I master to DVD, or I simply email them copies of my pictures. A great little feature I use all the time in Easy Media Creator is the automatic way to email photos. Before getting Easy Media Creator, I used to have to edit my pictures one at a time in Photoshop Elements, and then convert each of them to a smaller size and save them. Then I would import the pictures one at a time into Outlook (either in the body of the HTML email, or as an attachment in a text email) and then email them out. Depending on the number of pictures, this was a slow and tedious process. Now with Easy Media Creator 7, I launch the "Email photos" task and it only takes a few simple steps. First I select all the photos I want to email, then I adjust the option for the screen display I want to send them as (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, actual size), and it automatically converts the photos and inserts them into an Outlook HTML email message, all ready to be sent out. It converts each of the photos from 2048x1536 (approx 1.32 MB) to 800x600 (approx 83KB) and inserts them into the email all in a matter of seconds. How cool is that?

I've been using all the features of this program since buying it back in April and with total confidence I recommend it to everyone working with digital media.

From start to finish, it's an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-17

From installation to creating my first DVD, this program sure has lived up to its name - "Easy Media Creator". The intuitive home page and user interface made it easy to learn, in particular, how it categorizes ways to use the program by tasks. This allows me to quickly select the task I want to complete, like "create new MP3 disc", "edit and fix photos", "create new DVD" etc.

I like to share my digital pictures with family, friends and colleagues from work and using Easy Media Creator I either create elaborate slide shows that I master to DVD, or I simply email them copies of my pictures. A great little feature I use all the time in Easy Media Creator is the automatic way to email photos. Before getting Easy Media Creator, I used to have to edit my pictures one at a time in Photoshop Elements, and then convert each of them to a smaller size and save them. Then I would import the pictures one at a time into Outlook (either in the body of the HTML email, or as an attachment in a text email) and then email them out. Depending on the number of pictures, this was a slow and tedious process. Now with Easy Media Creator 7, I launch the "Email photos" task and it only takes a few simple steps. First I select all the photos I want to email, then I adjust the option for the screen display I want to send them as (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, actual size), and it automatically converts the photos and inserts them into an Outlook HTML email message, all ready to be sent out. It converts each of the photos from 2048x1536 (approx 1.32 MB) to 800x600 (approx 83KB) and inserts them into the email all in a matter of seconds. How cool is that?

I've been using all the features of this program since buying it back in April and with total confidence I recommend it to everyone working with digital media.

Forget the double or triple prints
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

Since getting a digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7, I can't remember the last time I had pictures printed. Forget the double or triple prints and sending them out with hand written captions on the back. With Creator 7, I can now download and manage all my digital pictures, retouch them and remove all the red eyes, and then create photo slide shows with titles, transitions, audio tracks and even narration. Using the DVDBuilder I can produce professional-looking VCDs, SVCDs, or DVDs. So now I send awesome CDs or DVDs to all my family members across the country, and they just drop the disc into their DVD player and view all the pictures on their TV. It's easy to use, it saves me money, and my parents/siblings gets to see pictures of their grandkids/nieces/nephews more often.
Unbelievable Product and Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

This product packs in so many great features into one package. It's pretty easy to use and comes with great support materials - user guides and video tutorials. The customer support is very good, with a good knowledge base to query on their web site, plus they are responsive to email questions - on 3 separate occasions I sent them email questions and each time I received answers the next day. And most importantly, it does everything it claims, enabling me to build some great looking DVDs. Pretty darn good if you ask me.
Forget the double or triple prints
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

Since getting a digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7, I can't remember the last time I had pictures printed. Forget the double or triple prints and sending them out with hand written captions on the back. With Creator 7, I can now download and manage all my digital pictures, retouch them and remove all the red eyes, and then create photo slide shows with titles, transitions, audio tracks and even narration. Using the DVDBuilder I can produce professional-looking VCDs, SVCDs, or DVDs. So now I send awesome CDs or DVDs to all my family members across the country, and they just drop the disc into their DVD player and view all the pictures on their TV. It's easy to use, it saves me money, and my parents/siblings gets to see pictures of their grandkids/nieces/nephews more often.
Unbelievable Product and Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

This product packs in so many great features into one package. It's pretty easy to use and comes with great support materials - user guides and video tutorials. The customer support is very good, with a good knowledge base to query on their web site, plus they are responsive to email questions - on 3 separate occasions I sent them email questions and each time I received answers the next day. And most importantly, it does everything it claims, enabling me to build some great looking DVDs. Pretty darn good if you ask me.
Forget the double or triple prints
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

Since getting a digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7, I can't remember the last time I had pictures printed. Forget the double or triple prints and sending them out with hand written captions on the back. With Creator 7, I can now download and manage all my digital pictures, retouch them and remove all the red eyes, and then create photo slide shows with titles, transitions, audio tracks and even narration. Using the DVDBuilder I can produce professional-looking VCDs, SVCDs, or DVDs. So now I send awesome CDs or DVDs to all my family members across the country, and they just drop the disc into their DVD player and view all the pictures on their TV. It's easy to use, it saves me money, and my parents/siblings gets to see pictures of their grandkids/nieces/nephews more often.
Unbelievable Product and Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

This product packs in so many great features into one package. It's pretty easy to use and comes with great support materials - user guides and video tutorials. The customer support is very good, with a good knowledge base to query on their web site, plus they are responsive to email questions - on 3 separate occasions I sent them email questions and each time I received answers the next day. And most importantly, it does everything it claims, enabling me to build some great looking DVDs. Pretty darn good if you ask me.
Forget the double or triple prints
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

Since getting a digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7, I can't remember the last time I had pictures printed. Forget the double or triple prints and sending them out with hand written captions on the back. With Creator 7, I can now download and manage all my digital pictures, retouch them and remove all the red eyes, and then create photo slide shows with titles, transitions, audio tracks and even narration. Using the DVDBuilder I can produce professional-looking VCDs, SVCDs, or DVDs. So now I send awesome CDs or DVDs to all my family members across the country, and they just drop the disc into their DVD player and view all the pictures on their TV. It's easy to use, it saves me money, and my parents/siblings gets to see pictures of their grandkids/nieces/nephews more often.
Unbelievable Product and Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-16

This product packs in so many great features into one package. It's pretty easy to use and comes with great support materials - user guides and video tutorials. The customer support is very good, with a good knowledge base to query on their web site, plus they are responsive to email questions - on 3 separate occasions I sent them email questions and each time I received answers the next day. And most importantly, it does everything it claims, enabling me to build some great looking DVDs. Pretty darn good if you ask me.
Going Strong!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-14

I've been using this for the last 5 months and have had nothing but a great experience with it. It installed right the first time and has worked wonderful ever since on my 3 year old PC with XP Home. I am amazed at all the home movies and pictures I've turned into DVDs. Sure beats the heck out of videotapes and photo albums. I can now scan through the movies and pictures on DVD in the comfort of my living room up on the big screen. This is awesome.
Going Strong!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-14

I've been using this for the last 5 months and have had nothing but a great experience with it. It installed right the first time and has worked wonderful ever since on my 3 year old PC with XP Home. I am amazed at all the home movies and pictures I've turned into DVDs. Sure beats the heck out of videotapes and photo albums. I can now scan through the movies and pictures on DVD in the comfort of my living room up on the big screen. This is awesome.
Going Strong!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-14

I've been using this for the last 5 months and have had nothing but a great experience with it. It installed right the first time and has worked wonderful ever since on my 3 year old PC with XP Home. I am amazed at all the home movies and pictures I've turned into DVDs. Sure beats the heck out of videotapes and photo albums. I can now scan through the movies and pictures on DVD in the comfort of my living room up on the big screen. This is awesome.
Going Strong!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-14

I've been using this for the last 5 months and have had nothing but a great experience with it. It installed right the first time and has worked wonderful ever since on my 3 year old PC with XP Home. I am amazed at all the home movies and pictures I've turned into DVDs. Sure beats the heck out of videotapes and photo albums. I can now scan through the movies and pictures on DVD in the comfort of my living room up on the big screen. This is awesome.
It has many good features
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I likes this program much. It even work good on my 4 year old PC. It easy to learn. It has many good features for me use. I likes the dvd creator the best. I make nice pictures of my family into slide shows and put on vcd and dvd to send to my mother and brother in Taiwan.
buggy software
by: boaz103    On: 2004-10-13

Well... I don't know how to describe this piece of crap. It is not like it is not working or something like that. I haven't tried everything this software offers. What I have tried works. It is... It is just... It runs slow with all those fancy looking skin and crap like that. It uses alot of memory. It doesn't crash much but my computer just having problem restarting or rebooting all the time after I installed this thing. It doesn't support WMA lossless format; and it doesn't support filenames written in another language. The Help system (F1) doesn't work in my computer for some unknown reason.

On the positive side, this thing works. It is easy to use. Everything is integrated nicely. The skin looks good too. You can cut out an object from a photo. The PhotoDoctor (or something like that) is amazing. You can also edit music files other than in WAV format.

On the other hand, it offers alot but everything is very basic and s-l-o-w.

I am very happy with EZCD Creator 5 and 6. If you are going to buy EMC7, make sure you upgrade your computer to P4... maybe 3.4MHz with at least 1 gig of memory and a huge hard disk.

Mine is P4 2.8Mhz with 512 Meg of memory and a 120 gig hard disk.
Beware-Software Is Unreliable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I am a graduate computer systems engineer. In my many years of experience, I have never seen such an unstable, flaky program as this Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite. It has caused operating system crashes when used with Microsoft Windows XP. Portions of the program such as the "Tutorial" become inoperable even after reinstalling. It is inflexible compared to other CD burn programs. I can not recommend this product.
It has many good features
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I likes this program much. It even work good on my 4 year old PC. It easy to learn. It has many good features for me use. I likes the dvd creator the best. I make nice pictures of my family into slide shows and put on vcd and dvd to send to my mother and brother in Taiwan.
buggy software
by: boaz103    On: 2004-10-13

Well... I don't know how to describe this piece of crap. It is not like it is not working or something like that. I haven't tried everything this software offers. What I have tried works. It is... It is just... It runs slow with all those fancy looking skin and crap like that. It uses alot of memory. It doesn't crash much but my computer just having problem restarting or rebooting all the time after I installed this thing. It doesn't support WMA lossless format; and it doesn't support filenames written in another language. The Help system (F1) doesn't work in my computer for some unknown reason.

On the positive side, this thing works. It is easy to use. Everything is integrated nicely. The skin looks good too. You can cut out an object from a photo. The PhotoDoctor (or something like that) is amazing. You can also edit music files other than in WAV format.

On the other hand, it offers alot but everything is very basic and s-l-o-w.

I am very happy with EZCD Creator 5 and 6. If you are going to buy EMC7, make sure you upgrade your computer to P4... maybe 3.4MHz with at least 1 gig of memory and a huge hard disk.

Mine is P4 2.8Mhz with 512 Meg of memory and a 120 gig hard disk.
Beware-Software Is Unreliable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I am a graduate computer systems engineer. In my many years of experience, I have never seen such an unstable, flaky program as this Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite. It has caused operating system crashes when used with Microsoft Windows XP. Portions of the program such as the "Tutorial" become inoperable even after reinstalling. It is inflexible compared to other CD burn programs. I can not recommend this product.
It has many good features
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I likes this program much. It even work good on my 4 year old PC. It easy to learn. It has many good features for me use. I likes the dvd creator the best. I make nice pictures of my family into slide shows and put on vcd and dvd to send to my mother and brother in Taiwan.
buggy software
by: boaz103    On: 2004-10-13

Well... I don't know how to describe this piece of crap. It is not like it is not working or something like that. I haven't tried everything this software offers. What I have tried works. It is... It is just... It runs slow with all those fancy looking skin and crap like that. It uses alot of memory. It doesn't crash much but my computer just having problem restarting or rebooting all the time after I installed this thing. It doesn't support WMA lossless format; and it doesn't support filenames written in another language. The Help system (F1) doesn't work in my computer for some unknown reason.

On the positive side, this thing works. It is easy to use. Everything is integrated nicely. The skin looks good too. You can cut out an object from a photo. The PhotoDoctor (or something like that) is amazing. You can also edit music files other than in WAV format.

On the other hand, it offers alot but everything is very basic and s-l-o-w.

I am very happy with EZCD Creator 5 and 6. If you are going to buy EMC7, make sure you upgrade your computer to P4... maybe 3.4MHz with at least 1 gig of memory and a huge hard disk.

Mine is P4 2.8Mhz with 512 Meg of memory and a 120 gig hard disk.
Beware-Software Is Unreliable
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I am a graduate computer systems engineer. In my many years of experience, I have never seen such an unstable, flaky program as this Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite. It has caused operating system crashes when used with Microsoft Windows XP. Portions of the program such as the "Tutorial" become inoperable even after reinstalling. It is inflexible compared to other CD burn programs. I can not recommend this product.
It has many good features
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-13

I likes this program much. It even work good on my 4 year old PC. It easy to learn. It has many good features for me use. I likes the dvd creator the best. I make nice pictures of my family into slide shows and put on vcd and dvd to send to my mother and brother in Taiwan.
buggy software
by: boaz103    On: 2004-10-13

Well... I don't know how to describe this piece of crap. It is not like it is not working or something like that. I haven't tried everything this software offers. What I have tried works. It is... It is just... It runs slow with all those fancy looking skin and crap like that. It uses alot of memory. It doesn't crash much but my computer just having problem restarting or rebooting all the time after I installed this thing. It doesn't support WMA lossless format; and it doesn't support filenames written in another language. The Help system (F1) doesn't work in my computer for some unknown reason.

On the positive side, this thing works. It is easy to use. Everything is integrated nicely. The skin looks good too. You can cut out an object from a photo. The PhotoDoctor (or something like that) is amazing. You can also edit music files other than in WAV format.

On the other hand, it offers alot but everything is very basic and s-l-o-w.

I am very happy with EZCD Creator 5 and 6. If you are going to buy EMC7, make sure you upgrade your computer to P4... maybe 3.4MHz with at least 1 gig of memory and a huge hard disk.

Mine is P4 2.8Mhz with 512 Meg of memory and a 120 gig hard disk.
You need to experience yourself, it's incredible!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-10

I've been raving about EMC7 for months to all my friends. I never write product reviews, but my wife finally convinced me to share my experience with everyone, so here goes...

After doing my research and reading product reviews on PC Magazine, PC World, CNet, and ZDNet I decided to buy EMC7, and I haven't looked back since. From installation to burning my first CD it's been a snap. The interface made it easy to learn how to use and the how-to video tutorials helped along the way. I use Creator Classic all the time for ripping CDs and backing up my files. I use the backup project task to regularly protect and save all my work. But the real reason I bought this program is for all the other great media tools for editing photos and videos and creating my own DVDs. I am so impressed with how quickly and easily I can touch up my digital photos and edit my videos like a pro using the timeline view to fine-tune my video production. It really makes me feel creative to produce some professional looking DVDs with menus, chapters and nice backgrounds.

I could go on and on about EMC7 and all the great features, but best of all, like someone else already said, you don't have to be a computer geek to know how to use it. You really need to experience it yourself, it's an incredible product.
You need to experience yourself, it's incredible!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-10

I've been raving about EMC7 for months to all my friends. I never write product reviews, but my wife finally convinced me to share my experience with everyone, so here goes...

After doing my research and reading product reviews on PC Magazine, PC World, CNet, and ZDNet I decided to buy EMC7, and I haven't looked back since. From installation to burning my first CD it's been a snap. The interface made it easy to learn how to use and the how-to video tutorials helped along the way. I use Creator Classic all the time for ripping CDs and backing up my files. I use the backup project task to regularly protect and save all my work. But the real reason I bought this program is for all the other great media tools for editing photos and videos and creating my own DVDs. I am so impressed with how quickly and easily I can touch up my digital photos and edit my videos like a pro using the timeline view to fine-tune my video production. It really makes me feel creative to produce some professional looking DVDs with menus, chapters and nice backgrounds.

I could go on and on about EMC7 and all the great features, but best of all, like someone else already said, you don't have to be a computer geek to know how to use it. You really need to experience it yourself, it's an incredible product.
You need to experience yourself, it's incredible!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-10

I've been raving about EMC7 for months to all my friends. I never write product reviews, but my wife finally convinced me to share my experience with everyone, so here goes...

After doing my research and reading product reviews on PC Magazine, PC World, CNet, and ZDNet I decided to buy EMC7, and I haven't looked back since. From installation to burning my first CD it's been a snap. The interface made it easy to learn how to use and the how-to video tutorials helped along the way. I use Creator Classic all the time for ripping CDs and backing up my files. I use the backup project task to regularly protect and save all my work. But the real reason I bought this program is for all the other great media tools for editing photos and videos and creating my own DVDs. I am so impressed with how quickly and easily I can touch up my digital photos and edit my videos like a pro using the timeline view to fine-tune my video production. It really makes me feel creative to produce some professional looking DVDs with menus, chapters and nice backgrounds.

I could go on and on about EMC7 and all the great features, but best of all, like someone else already said, you don't have to be a computer geek to know how to use it. You really need to experience it yourself, it's an incredible product.
You need to experience yourself, it's incredible!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-10

I've been raving about EMC7 for months to all my friends. I never write product reviews, but my wife finally convinced me to share my experience with everyone, so here goes...

After doing my research and reading product reviews on PC Magazine, PC World, CNet, and ZDNet I decided to buy EMC7, and I haven't looked back since. From installation to burning my first CD it's been a snap. The interface made it easy to learn how to use and the how-to video tutorials helped along the way. I use Creator Classic all the time for ripping CDs and backing up my files. I use the backup project task to regularly protect and save all my work. But the real reason I bought this program is for all the other great media tools for editing photos and videos and creating my own DVDs. I am so impressed with how quickly and easily I can touch up my digital photos and edit my videos like a pro using the timeline view to fine-tune my video production. It really makes me feel creative to produce some professional looking DVDs with menus, chapters and nice backgrounds.

I could go on and on about EMC7 and all the great features, but best of all, like someone else already said, you don't have to be a computer geek to know how to use it. You really need to experience it yourself, it's an incredible product.
It's the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-09

Like I've been telling my friends for months, this is the best product for the price for working with digital media. It does it all, from burning CDs and backups, to editing pictures and creating videos, to mastering DVDs. It has a great interface and was very easy to learn how to use. It's a powerful program that you don't have to be a geek to appreciate.

why I bought Roxio 7
by: msgqsvk    On: 2004-10-09

Even though I read a lot of the reviews here on Amazon, my decision to purchase this product was based upon a review in the July 2004 issue of Maximum PC, a highly-regarded magazine. This review gave Creator 7 a 9 out of 10 rating, and a "kick ass" award by the editors. It says Easy CD Creator 7 is a "Huge, comprehensive suite of excellent products behind an effortless interface" and "Easy CD Creator's new front-end interface dispenses with the eye candy and replaces it with a beautifully simple and elegant text-based interface". I trust Maximum PC and its professional reviews.
I just bought a new PC and was looking for a CD burning software package.
It's the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-09

Like I've been telling my friends for months, this is the best product for the price for working with digital media. It does it all, from burning CDs and backups, to editing pictures and creating videos, to mastering DVDs. It has a great interface and was very easy to learn how to use. It's a powerful program that you don't have to be a geek to appreciate.

why I bought Roxio 7
by: msgqsvk    On: 2004-10-09

Even though I read a lot of the reviews here on Amazon, my decision to purchase this product was based upon a review in the July 2004 issue of Maximum PC, a highly-regarded magazine. This review gave Creator 7 a 9 out of 10 rating, and a "kick ass" award by the editors. It says Easy CD Creator 7 is a "Huge, comprehensive suite of excellent products behind an effortless interface" and "Easy CD Creator's new front-end interface dispenses with the eye candy and replaces it with a beautifully simple and elegant text-based interface". I trust Maximum PC and its professional reviews.
I just bought a new PC and was looking for a CD burning software package.
It's the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-09

Like I've been telling my friends for months, this is the best product for the price for working with digital media. It does it all, from burning CDs and backups, to editing pictures and creating videos, to mastering DVDs. It has a great interface and was very easy to learn how to use. It's a powerful program that you don't have to be a geek to appreciate.

why I bought Roxio 7
by: msgqsvk    On: 2004-10-09

Even though I read a lot of the reviews here on Amazon, my decision to purchase this product was based upon a review in the July 2004 issue of Maximum PC, a highly-regarded magazine. This review gave Creator 7 a 9 out of 10 rating, and a "kick ass" award by the editors. It says Easy CD Creator 7 is a "Huge, comprehensive suite of excellent products behind an effortless interface" and "Easy CD Creator's new front-end interface dispenses with the eye candy and replaces it with a beautifully simple and elegant text-based interface". I trust Maximum PC and its professional reviews.
I just bought a new PC and was looking for a CD burning software package.
It's the best!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-09

Like I've been telling my friends for months, this is the best product for the price for working with digital media. It does it all, from burning CDs and backups, to editing pictures and creating videos, to mastering DVDs. It has a great interface and was very easy to learn how to use. It's a powerful program that you don't have to be a geek to appreciate.

why I bought Roxio 7
by: msgqsvk    On: 2004-10-09

Even though I read a lot of the reviews here on Amazon, my decision to purchase this product was based upon a review in the July 2004 issue of Maximum PC, a highly-regarded magazine. This review gave Creator 7 a 9 out of 10 rating, and a "kick ass" award by the editors. It says Easy CD Creator 7 is a "Huge, comprehensive suite of excellent products behind an effortless interface" and "Easy CD Creator's new front-end interface dispenses with the eye candy and replaces it with a beautifully simple and elegant text-based interface". I trust Maximum PC and its professional reviews.
I just bought a new PC and was looking for a CD burning software package.
Nicely integrated, easy to use, great functionality & value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-08

The "Home Page" interface is very familiar and easy to use. It offers you 2 ways of doing things, as either Tasks, or as Applications and Tools. As you would expect, Tasks lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish, such as Edit and Fix Photos. Since this product is up to version 7 and integrates many other popular applications into this suite, the Applications and Tools list all the components by their name (Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, etc.) that is familiar to the long time users. If you're not sure how to use a component, try the great interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials and searchable PDF user guides to find exactly what you're looking for.

This product comes with lots of functionality in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need, including: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, mastering DVDs and VCDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the cool features I particularly enjoy are: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos complete with transitions and audio/music tracks; how you can apply Pan and Zoom effects to still photos; and the photostitch capability to automatically create seamless panoramic pictures from adjoining photos.

Four months ago I paid about $80 for it and now with all the sales and rebates you can get it for under $45. At either price it packs a lot of value for what you get. I recommend it to all my friends.

Nicely integrated, easy to use, great functionality & value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-08

The "Home Page" interface is very familiar and easy to use. It offers you 2 ways of doing things, as either Tasks, or as Applications and Tools. As you would expect, Tasks lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish, such as Edit and Fix Photos. Since this product is up to version 7 and integrates many other popular applications into this suite, the Applications and Tools list all the components by their name (Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, etc.) that is familiar to the long time users. If you're not sure how to use a component, try the great interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials and searchable PDF user guides to find exactly what you're looking for.

This product comes with lots of functionality in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need, including: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, mastering DVDs and VCDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the cool features I particularly enjoy are: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos complete with transitions and audio/music tracks; how you can apply Pan and Zoom effects to still photos; and the photostitch capability to automatically create seamless panoramic pictures from adjoining photos.

Four months ago I paid about $80 for it and now with all the sales and rebates you can get it for under $45. At either price it packs a lot of value for what you get. I recommend it to all my friends.

Nicely integrated, easy to use, great functionality & value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-08

The "Home Page" interface is very familiar and easy to use. It offers you 2 ways of doing things, as either Tasks, or as Applications and Tools. As you would expect, Tasks lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish, such as Edit and Fix Photos. Since this product is up to version 7 and integrates many other popular applications into this suite, the Applications and Tools list all the components by their name (Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, etc.) that is familiar to the long time users. If you're not sure how to use a component, try the great interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials and searchable PDF user guides to find exactly what you're looking for.

This product comes with lots of functionality in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need, including: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, mastering DVDs and VCDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the cool features I particularly enjoy are: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos complete with transitions and audio/music tracks; how you can apply Pan and Zoom effects to still photos; and the photostitch capability to automatically create seamless panoramic pictures from adjoining photos.

Four months ago I paid about $80 for it and now with all the sales and rebates you can get it for under $45. At either price it packs a lot of value for what you get. I recommend it to all my friends.

Nicely integrated, easy to use, great functionality & value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-08

The "Home Page" interface is very familiar and easy to use. It offers you 2 ways of doing things, as either Tasks, or as Applications and Tools. As you would expect, Tasks lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish, such as Edit and Fix Photos. Since this product is up to version 7 and integrates many other popular applications into this suite, the Applications and Tools list all the components by their name (Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, etc.) that is familiar to the long time users. If you're not sure how to use a component, try the great interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials and searchable PDF user guides to find exactly what you're looking for.

This product comes with lots of functionality in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need, including: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, mastering DVDs and VCDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the cool features I particularly enjoy are: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos complete with transitions and audio/music tracks; how you can apply Pan and Zoom effects to still photos; and the photostitch capability to automatically create seamless panoramic pictures from adjoining photos.

Four months ago I paid about $80 for it and now with all the sales and rebates you can get it for under $45. At either price it packs a lot of value for what you get. I recommend it to all my friends.

Excellent Product with Helpful Support Video Tutorials
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-07

It is a well-integrated suite of products. It was easy to learn and when I did have difficulty, I found some very helpful video tutorials in the Help Center and on Roxio's Support web site that showed me how to do things - like adding audio to my slideshow. Thanks to most everyone here for his or her fine comments and reviews, otherwise I would not have discovered and purchased such an excellent product. It was money well spent buying Easy Media Creator 7.
Excellent Product with Helpful Support Video Tutorials
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-07

It is a well-integrated suite of products. It was easy to learn and when I did have difficulty, I found some very helpful video tutorials in the Help Center and on Roxio's Support web site that showed me how to do things - like adding audio to my slideshow. Thanks to most everyone here for his or her fine comments and reviews, otherwise I would not have discovered and purchased such an excellent product. It was money well spent buying Easy Media Creator 7.
Excellent Product with Helpful Support Video Tutorials
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-07

It is a well-integrated suite of products. It was easy to learn and when I did have difficulty, I found some very helpful video tutorials in the Help Center and on Roxio's Support web site that showed me how to do things - like adding audio to my slideshow. Thanks to most everyone here for his or her fine comments and reviews, otherwise I would not have discovered and purchased such an excellent product. It was money well spent buying Easy Media Creator 7.
Excellent Product with Helpful Support Video Tutorials
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-07

It is a well-integrated suite of products. It was easy to learn and when I did have difficulty, I found some very helpful video tutorials in the Help Center and on Roxio's Support web site that showed me how to do things - like adding audio to my slideshow. Thanks to most everyone here for his or her fine comments and reviews, otherwise I would not have discovered and purchased such an excellent product. It was money well spent buying Easy Media Creator 7.
Lives up to all the great reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-05

I agree with most of the other reviewers here, Easy Media Creator 7 is a great product. It installed fine - albeit slowly - and has performed without a problem since day one. Over the first couple of months of use, I had a couple of questions that I emailed to Roxio's customer support and they were quick to get back to me with answers. Overall it was easy to learn; even my wife and kids use it regularly. We use all aspects of the product and give it a big "thumbs up" rating and recommend it to everyone. We even bought another copy of it and gave it away as a present to my brother and his family out on the west coast. Now we can easily create and share family pictures, movies and projects with one another. It's actually turned into a little sibling rivalry as to who can outdo the other.
Lives up to all the great reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-05

I agree with most of the other reviewers here, Easy Media Creator 7 is a great product. It installed fine - albeit slowly - and has performed without a problem since day one. Over the first couple of months of use, I had a couple of questions that I emailed to Roxio's customer support and they were quick to get back to me with answers. Overall it was easy to learn; even my wife and kids use it regularly. We use all aspects of the product and give it a big "thumbs up" rating and recommend it to everyone. We even bought another copy of it and gave it away as a present to my brother and his family out on the west coast. Now we can easily create and share family pictures, movies and projects with one another. It's actually turned into a little sibling rivalry as to who can outdo the other.
Lives up to all the great reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-05

I agree with most of the other reviewers here, Easy Media Creator 7 is a great product. It installed fine - albeit slowly - and has performed without a problem since day one. Over the first couple of months of use, I had a couple of questions that I emailed to Roxio's customer support and they were quick to get back to me with answers. Overall it was easy to learn; even my wife and kids use it regularly. We use all aspects of the product and give it a big "thumbs up" rating and recommend it to everyone. We even bought another copy of it and gave it away as a present to my brother and his family out on the west coast. Now we can easily create and share family pictures, movies and projects with one another. It's actually turned into a little sibling rivalry as to who can outdo the other.
Lives up to all the great reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-05

I agree with most of the other reviewers here, Easy Media Creator 7 is a great product. It installed fine - albeit slowly - and has performed without a problem since day one. Over the first couple of months of use, I had a couple of questions that I emailed to Roxio's customer support and they were quick to get back to me with answers. Overall it was easy to learn; even my wife and kids use it regularly. We use all aspects of the product and give it a big "thumbs up" rating and recommend it to everyone. We even bought another copy of it and gave it away as a present to my brother and his family out on the west coast. Now we can easily create and share family pictures, movies and projects with one another. It's actually turned into a little sibling rivalry as to who can outdo the other.
It's a powerful, easy to use program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-03

I can't say enough about this powerful, easy to use program. I use it all the time for doing backups, burning my music CDs and creating VCDs and DVDs. The photo editing and slideshow creation tools are perfect for a digital photography buff like myself. Yesterday I went to the Salinas Airshow and took 100s of pictures of the Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds and Red Baron Squadron's flying show, as well as all the other aircraft on display. In no time I turned my photos into a great little slideshow. It doesn't get much easier.
It's a powerful, easy to use program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-03

I can't say enough about this powerful, easy to use program. I use it all the time for doing backups, burning my music CDs and creating VCDs and DVDs. The photo editing and slideshow creation tools are perfect for a digital photography buff like myself. Yesterday I went to the Salinas Airshow and took 100s of pictures of the Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds and Red Baron Squadron's flying show, as well as all the other aircraft on display. In no time I turned my photos into a great little slideshow. It doesn't get much easier.
Another Piece Of Junk !!!
by: thatsmrgrinch2u    On: 2004-10-03

If your editing home movies of your baby, birthday parties, playing hopscotch in the back yard, your child's graduation, a day at the park, or funny lights in the sky at night, this program will be fine. If you're doing any serious and professional editing which runs 30-60 minutes in length, then you need to toss this piece of junk and find something else to use. After 2 solid months of professional video editing, constantly slugglish and locking up, the program CRASHED and corrupted the saved file. I can't re-open the file and all my work is lost!!! COMPLETE GARBAGE!!! If I was allowed to use profanity on here, I would!!! All the 5-star people who posted here must be doing all of the above stuff I mentioned earlier.
It's a powerful, easy to use program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-03

I can't say enough about this powerful, easy to use program. I use it all the time for doing backups, burning my music CDs and creating VCDs and DVDs. The photo editing and slideshow creation tools are perfect for a digital photography buff like myself. Yesterday I went to the Salinas Airshow and took 100s of pictures of the Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds and Red Baron Squadron's flying show, as well as all the other aircraft on display. In no time I turned my photos into a great little slideshow. It doesn't get much easier.
Another Piece Of Junk !!!
by: thatsmrgrinch2u    On: 2004-10-03

If your editing home movies of your baby, birthday parties, playing hopscotch in the back yard, your child's graduation, a day at the park, or funny lights in the sky at night, this program will be fine. If you're doing any serious and professional editing which runs 30-60 minutes in length, then you need to toss this piece of junk and find something else to use. After 2 solid months of professional video editing, constantly slugglish and locking up, the program CRASHED and corrupted the saved file. I can't re-open the file and all my work is lost!!! COMPLETE GARBAGE!!! If I was allowed to use profanity on here, I would!!! All the 5-star people who posted here must be doing all of the above stuff I mentioned earlier.
It's a powerful, easy to use program
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-03

I can't say enough about this powerful, easy to use program. I use it all the time for doing backups, burning my music CDs and creating VCDs and DVDs. The photo editing and slideshow creation tools are perfect for a digital photography buff like myself. Yesterday I went to the Salinas Airshow and took 100s of pictures of the Blue Angels, Canadian Snowbirds and Red Baron Squadron's flying show, as well as all the other aircraft on display. In no time I turned my photos into a great little slideshow. It doesn't get much easier.
Another Piece Of Junk !!!
by: thatsmrgrinch2u    On: 2004-10-03

If your editing home movies of your baby, birthday parties, playing hopscotch in the back yard, your child's graduation, a day at the park, or funny lights in the sky at night, this program will be fine. If you're doing any serious and professional editing which runs 30-60 minutes in length, then you need to toss this piece of junk and find something else to use. After 2 solid months of professional video editing, constantly slugglish and locking up, the program CRASHED and corrupted the saved file. I can't re-open the file and all my work is lost!!! COMPLETE GARBAGE!!! If I was allowed to use profanity on here, I would!!! All the 5-star people who posted here must be doing all of the above stuff I mentioned earlier.
Fairly happy
by: mberg@together.net    On: 2004-10-02

I haven't experienced the install issues others seem to have except on a few years ago (2001?) with a NEW system that had a 'demo' version preinstalled. I was unable to do a complete uninstall needed to install the full version. Lesson...do NOT try to install over a demo version... you need a registry cleaner to get rid of the demo settings. Otherwise, there have been no other issues on 4 different computers.

I have used versions 5 and up and have had no upgrade problems either.

Yes, it is a slightly bloated bit of software and WILL bog down a slow processer (<100 MhZ), but most computers made in the past few years should easily handle this.
Fairly happy
by: mberg@together.net    On: 2004-10-02

I haven't experienced the install issues others seem to have except on a few years ago (2001?) with a NEW system that had a 'demo' version preinstalled. I was unable to do a complete uninstall needed to install the full version. Lesson...do NOT try to install over a demo version... you need a registry cleaner to get rid of the demo settings. Otherwise, there have been no other issues on 4 different computers.

I have used versions 5 and up and have had no upgrade problems either.

Yes, it is a slightly bloated bit of software and WILL bog down a slow processer (<100 MhZ), but most computers made in the past few years should easily handle this.
Fairly happy
by: mberg@together.net    On: 2004-10-02

I haven't experienced the install issues others seem to have except on a few years ago (2001?) with a NEW system that had a 'demo' version preinstalled. I was unable to do a complete uninstall needed to install the full version. Lesson...do NOT try to install over a demo version... you need a registry cleaner to get rid of the demo settings. Otherwise, there have been no other issues on 4 different computers.

I have used versions 5 and up and have had no upgrade problems either.

Yes, it is a slightly bloated bit of software and WILL bog down a slow processer (<100 MhZ), but most computers made in the past few years should easily handle this.
Fairly happy
by: mberg@together.net    On: 2004-10-02

I haven't experienced the install issues others seem to have except on a few years ago (2001?) with a NEW system that had a 'demo' version preinstalled. I was unable to do a complete uninstall needed to install the full version. Lesson...do NOT try to install over a demo version... you need a registry cleaner to get rid of the demo settings. Otherwise, there have been no other issues on 4 different computers.

I have used versions 5 and up and have had no upgrade problems either.

Yes, it is a slightly bloated bit of software and WILL bog down a slow processer (<100 MhZ), but most computers made in the past few years should easily handle this.
Simply Brilliant
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-01

This integrated suite of products is superb. It was quick to learn and when I had problems I simply reviewed some of the how-to videos on Roxio's web site to receive guidance. My slideshows, videos and DVDs turned out exceptional, if I do say. Well done Roxio.
Simply Brilliant
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-01

This integrated suite of products is superb. It was quick to learn and when I had problems I simply reviewed some of the how-to videos on Roxio's web site to receive guidance. My slideshows, videos and DVDs turned out exceptional, if I do say. Well done Roxio.
Simply Brilliant
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-01

This integrated suite of products is superb. It was quick to learn and when I had problems I simply reviewed some of the how-to videos on Roxio's web site to receive guidance. My slideshows, videos and DVDs turned out exceptional, if I do say. Well done Roxio.
Simply Brilliant
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-10-01

This integrated suite of products is superb. It was quick to learn and when I had problems I simply reviewed some of the how-to videos on Roxio's web site to receive guidance. My slideshows, videos and DVDs turned out exceptional, if I do say. Well done Roxio.
Must Have Product if you own a Digital Camera or DV Camera
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-30

Creator 7 packs a punch, with all the functionality it offers. It does everything you need from backing up your data and burning discs, to creating audio/MP3 CDs, to editing photos and videos, to creating slide shows and videos, to mastering DVDs, whew! A must have companion for anyone with a digital camera or digital video camera.
Must Have Product if you own a Digital Camera or DV Camera
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-30

Creator 7 packs a punch, with all the functionality it offers. It does everything you need from backing up your data and burning discs, to creating audio/MP3 CDs, to editing photos and videos, to creating slide shows and videos, to mastering DVDs, whew! A must have companion for anyone with a digital camera or digital video camera.
Must Have Product if you own a Digital Camera or DV Camera
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-30

Creator 7 packs a punch, with all the functionality it offers. It does everything you need from backing up your data and burning discs, to creating audio/MP3 CDs, to editing photos and videos, to creating slide shows and videos, to mastering DVDs, whew! A must have companion for anyone with a digital camera or digital video camera.
Must Have Product if you own a Digital Camera or DV Camera
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-30

Creator 7 packs a punch, with all the functionality it offers. It does everything you need from backing up your data and burning discs, to creating audio/MP3 CDs, to editing photos and videos, to creating slide shows and videos, to mastering DVDs, whew! A must have companion for anyone with a digital camera or digital video camera.
Ideal software for management consultants too
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-25

As a management consultant working from my home office I have both consumer and business software loaded on my computer. When I first bought Easy Media Creator 7, the intention was to use it just for archiving and editing my family and vacation pictures and making CDs and DVDs. As I used it more and more, I discovered that it has many applications for my business. I now use it to create secure scheduled backups of my work files, and also use the Disc Copier feature for making multiple copies of my work CDs for clients. A good example was a few weeks ago when I managed a business planning offsite meeting for one of my clients, and took many digital photos of the 3-day session. I then turned these pictures into a slideshow complete with captions, transitions, and background music that I gave copies to everyone before they left. It was so well received, I'm now going to use my digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7 all the time for my offsite meetings.
Ideal software for management consultants too
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-25

As a management consultant working from my home office I have both consumer and business software loaded on my computer. When I first bought Easy Media Creator 7, the intention was to use it just for archiving and editing my family and vacation pictures and making CDs and DVDs. As I used it more and more, I discovered that it has many applications for my business. I now use it to create secure scheduled backups of my work files, and also use the Disc Copier feature for making multiple copies of my work CDs for clients. A good example was a few weeks ago when I managed a business planning offsite meeting for one of my clients, and took many digital photos of the 3-day session. I then turned these pictures into a slideshow complete with captions, transitions, and background music that I gave copies to everyone before they left. It was so well received, I'm now going to use my digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7 all the time for my offsite meetings.
Ideal software for management consultants too
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-25

As a management consultant working from my home office I have both consumer and business software loaded on my computer. When I first bought Easy Media Creator 7, the intention was to use it just for archiving and editing my family and vacation pictures and making CDs and DVDs. As I used it more and more, I discovered that it has many applications for my business. I now use it to create secure scheduled backups of my work files, and also use the Disc Copier feature for making multiple copies of my work CDs for clients. A good example was a few weeks ago when I managed a business planning offsite meeting for one of my clients, and took many digital photos of the 3-day session. I then turned these pictures into a slideshow complete with captions, transitions, and background music that I gave copies to everyone before they left. It was so well received, I'm now going to use my digital camera and Easy Media Creator 7 all the time for my offsite meetings.
Full-Bodied Set Of Digital Media Tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-24

As an amateur photographer I wanted a program that could help me correct and improve my photographs and archive all my files on to CD or DVD. EMC7 is just the ticket, as it has all the ideal tools! I use the Capture tool to capture the images directly off my digital camera, and the Media Manager tool to organize, view and find all my photos, video clips, audio files and EMC7 projects on my HD. It comes with great photo editing tools, including an autofix option for correcting pictures, a handy red eye removal tool, a clone tool, and a stitch tool to create panorama pictures. With the Story Board tool I'm able to combine my photos, video clips and songs into a multimedia slide show that I can add titles, transitions, and special effects to. With the Label Creator tool I can use the themed templates or design my own CD/DVD covers, inserts and even print out disc labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. Using the DVD Builder tool I can create professional looking DVDs with complete control over buttons, menus, chapters and backgrounds. There are many great disc creation tools, as well as an awesome Backup Project tool that allows me schedule regular disc backups. For the price, ease of use and all these and more outstanding capabilities, you can't go wrong with EMC7.
Full-Bodied Set Of Digital Media Tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-24

As an amateur photographer I wanted a program that could help me correct and improve my photographs and archive all my files on to CD or DVD. EMC7 is just the ticket, as it has all the ideal tools! I use the Capture tool to capture the images directly off my digital camera, and the Media Manager tool to organize, view and find all my photos, video clips, audio files and EMC7 projects on my HD. It comes with great photo editing tools, including an autofix option for correcting pictures, a handy red eye removal tool, a clone tool, and a stitch tool to create panorama pictures. With the Story Board tool I'm able to combine my photos, video clips and songs into a multimedia slide show that I can add titles, transitions, and special effects to. With the Label Creator tool I can use the themed templates or design my own CD/DVD covers, inserts and even print out disc labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. Using the DVD Builder tool I can create professional looking DVDs with complete control over buttons, menus, chapters and backgrounds. There are many great disc creation tools, as well as an awesome Backup Project tool that allows me schedule regular disc backups. For the price, ease of use and all these and more outstanding capabilities, you can't go wrong with EMC7.
Full-Bodied Set Of Digital Media Tools
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-24

As an amateur photographer I wanted a program that could help me correct and improve my photographs and archive all my files on to CD or DVD. EMC7 is just the ticket, as it has all the ideal tools! I use the Capture tool to capture the images directly off my digital camera, and the Media Manager tool to organize, view and find all my photos, video clips, audio files and EMC7 projects on my HD. It comes with great photo editing tools, including an autofix option for correcting pictures, a handy red eye removal tool, a clone tool, and a stitch tool to create panorama pictures. With the Story Board tool I'm able to combine my photos, video clips and songs into a multimedia slide show that I can add titles, transitions, and special effects to. With the Label Creator tool I can use the themed templates or design my own CD/DVD covers, inserts and even print out disc labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. Using the DVD Builder tool I can create professional looking DVDs with complete control over buttons, menus, chapters and backgrounds. There are many great disc creation tools, as well as an awesome Backup Project tool that allows me schedule regular disc backups. For the price, ease of use and all these and more outstanding capabilities, you can't go wrong with EMC7.
The ultimate CD and DVD creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-23

I'm a long time user and have been using Easy CD Creator, Easy CD & DVD Creator and now Easy Media Creator 7. They just keep making this product better and better. I'm glad they retained the Creator Classic module for burning CDs, I'm used to it, and it works like a charm. It is the best product on the market for making CDs, plus new backup tool is great.
The ultimate CD and DVD creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-23

I'm a long time user and have been using Easy CD Creator, Easy CD & DVD Creator and now Easy Media Creator 7. They just keep making this product better and better. I'm glad they retained the Creator Classic module for burning CDs, I'm used to it, and it works like a charm. It is the best product on the market for making CDs, plus new backup tool is great.
The ultimate CD and DVD creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-23

I'm a long time user and have been using Easy CD Creator, Easy CD & DVD Creator and now Easy Media Creator 7. They just keep making this product better and better. I'm glad they retained the Creator Classic module for burning CDs, I'm used to it, and it works like a charm. It is the best product on the market for making CDs, plus new backup tool is great.
difficulty in creating CDs
by: doots1    On: 2004-09-22

There may be many media ootions with this product, but I cannot tell you how many CD-R discs I've had to throw away because of problems in creating them. Not exactly user friendly.
difficulty in creating CDs
by: doots1    On: 2004-09-22

There may be many media ootions with this product, but I cannot tell you how many CD-R discs I've had to throw away because of problems in creating them. Not exactly user friendly.
difficulty in creating CDs
by: doots1    On: 2004-09-22

There may be many media ootions with this product, but I cannot tell you how many CD-R discs I've had to throw away because of problems in creating them. Not exactly user friendly.
Installed 1st time and works perfect
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-20

It installed perfectly the 1st time on my PC running XP Pro (although kinda slow, but hey, I only had to do it once). The intuitive user interface made it simple to learn. The suite of software is awesome and does everything I need for working with and creating music CDs, backing up my data on CD and DVD, working with digital photos and digital video, and creating DVDs. It's allowed me to create some professional-looking DVDs containing family photos and home movies. I recommend it to all. If you want another opinion I suggest you read the magazine and online reviews done by the pros who use and review software for a living. That's what I did and they did not lead me astray.
Installed 1st time and works perfect
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-20

It installed perfectly the 1st time on my PC running XP Pro (although kinda slow, but hey, I only had to do it once). The intuitive user interface made it simple to learn. The suite of software is awesome and does everything I need for working with and creating music CDs, backing up my data on CD and DVD, working with digital photos and digital video, and creating DVDs. It's allowed me to create some professional-looking DVDs containing family photos and home movies. I recommend it to all. If you want another opinion I suggest you read the magazine and online reviews done by the pros who use and review software for a living. That's what I did and they did not lead me astray.
Installed 1st time and works perfect
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-20

It installed perfectly the 1st time on my PC running XP Pro (although kinda slow, but hey, I only had to do it once). The intuitive user interface made it simple to learn. The suite of software is awesome and does everything I need for working with and creating music CDs, backing up my data on CD and DVD, working with digital photos and digital video, and creating DVDs. It's allowed me to create some professional-looking DVDs containing family photos and home movies. I recommend it to all. If you want another opinion I suggest you read the magazine and online reviews done by the pros who use and review software for a living. That's what I did and they did not lead me astray.
10 Attempts at installation----Gave up!
by: realartstudios    On: 2004-09-19

I was initially looking forward to using this software with a new high end digital camera I recently purchased. I wish I had done my research beforehand. I have tried numerous times to install the software without success. Have not had much luck with the manufacturer's support staff either. Buyer beware---like others who have posted, this software seems to be a bit "buggy."
10 Attempts at installation----Gave up!
by: realartstudios    On: 2004-09-19

I was initially looking forward to using this software with a new high end digital camera I recently purchased. I wish I had done my research beforehand. I have tried numerous times to install the software without success. Have not had much luck with the manufacturer's support staff either. Buyer beware---like others who have posted, this software seems to be a bit "buggy."
10 Attempts at installation----Gave up!
by: realartstudios    On: 2004-09-19

I was initially looking forward to using this software with a new high end digital camera I recently purchased. I wish I had done my research beforehand. I have tried numerous times to install the software without success. Have not had much luck with the manufacturer's support staff either. Buyer beware---like others who have posted, this software seems to be a bit "buggy."
Exceptional product with outstanding support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I got a digital camera for Christmas and earlier this year finally ventured into media creation software when I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. I was very impressed with the home-page-like user interface and how easy it was to learn. I found the video tutorials most helpful and liked how the user guides are electronic, allowing me to do searches for what I was looking for - sure beats scouring through printed manuals trying to find what I needed. It seems like Roxio tries to discourage live calls with their customer support by charging for each call. I called them once fully expecting to pay to get immediate help, and was pleasantly surprised when the nice customer support person said the call was free. Whoa, when was the last time you got something free? What a class act on their part, over delivering on my expectations.

Besides being easy to use and coming with great support, this product is very powerful. It is the perfect companion software for my digital camera. I use it to capture the images directly off of my camera, to edit and fix my photos and then to even backup all my photos and other files onto CD. Creating slideshows with all my photos is easy to do using all the great templates and transitions available. Adding background music or narration livened up the slideshows. I share my slideshows with family members and master them to either DVD or CD.

This is a great product that I strongly recommend to everyone.

You Can't Go Wrong With Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I am a thorough shopper and hate to pay more than I have to, or buy a product that does not deliver on its claim. Before I buy technology products, I read all the reviews, both the professional editorial reviews, and those from us folks who work for a living. I also asked friends and family what program they preferred. When I tallied up all the reviews and personal recommendations it came out to about 8 out of 10 rating/recommendation for Easy Media Creator 7. So I bought the software and after using it for the last 3.5 months I can confidently tell the world it is an outstanding program. The interface made it easy to learn how to use, plus the excellent support materials helped me when I had questions. A couple of times when I did get stumped, their tech support responded back to me with answers both times within 24 hours!
Conclusion: For the price, I have been very impressed with what the software and support delivers. If you want a program for burning CDs/DVDs, capturing and editing photos and videos, and creating slide shows and mastering DVDs, you can't go wrong with this.

Exceptional product with outstanding support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I got a digital camera for Christmas and earlier this year finally ventured into media creation software when I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. I was very impressed with the home-page-like user interface and how easy it was to learn. I found the video tutorials most helpful and liked how the user guides are electronic, allowing me to do searches for what I was looking for - sure beats scouring through printed manuals trying to find what I needed. It seems like Roxio tries to discourage live calls with their customer support by charging for each call. I called them once fully expecting to pay to get immediate help, and was pleasantly surprised when the nice customer support person said the call was free. Whoa, when was the last time you got something free? What a class act on their part, over delivering on my expectations.

Besides being easy to use and coming with great support, this product is very powerful. It is the perfect companion software for my digital camera. I use it to capture the images directly off of my camera, to edit and fix my photos and then to even backup all my photos and other files onto CD. Creating slideshows with all my photos is easy to do using all the great templates and transitions available. Adding background music or narration livened up the slideshows. I share my slideshows with family members and master them to either DVD or CD.

This is a great product that I strongly recommend to everyone.

You Can't Go Wrong With Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I am a thorough shopper and hate to pay more than I have to, or buy a product that does not deliver on its claim. Before I buy technology products, I read all the reviews, both the professional editorial reviews, and those from us folks who work for a living. I also asked friends and family what program they preferred. When I tallied up all the reviews and personal recommendations it came out to about 8 out of 10 rating/recommendation for Easy Media Creator 7. So I bought the software and after using it for the last 3.5 months I can confidently tell the world it is an outstanding program. The interface made it easy to learn how to use, plus the excellent support materials helped me when I had questions. A couple of times when I did get stumped, their tech support responded back to me with answers both times within 24 hours!
Conclusion: For the price, I have been very impressed with what the software and support delivers. If you want a program for burning CDs/DVDs, capturing and editing photos and videos, and creating slide shows and mastering DVDs, you can't go wrong with this.

Exceptional product with outstanding support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I got a digital camera for Christmas and earlier this year finally ventured into media creation software when I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. I was very impressed with the home-page-like user interface and how easy it was to learn. I found the video tutorials most helpful and liked how the user guides are electronic, allowing me to do searches for what I was looking for - sure beats scouring through printed manuals trying to find what I needed. It seems like Roxio tries to discourage live calls with their customer support by charging for each call. I called them once fully expecting to pay to get immediate help, and was pleasantly surprised when the nice customer support person said the call was free. Whoa, when was the last time you got something free? What a class act on their part, over delivering on my expectations.

Besides being easy to use and coming with great support, this product is very powerful. It is the perfect companion software for my digital camera. I use it to capture the images directly off of my camera, to edit and fix my photos and then to even backup all my photos and other files onto CD. Creating slideshows with all my photos is easy to do using all the great templates and transitions available. Adding background music or narration livened up the slideshows. I share my slideshows with family members and master them to either DVD or CD.

This is a great product that I strongly recommend to everyone.

You Can't Go Wrong With Easy Media Creator 7
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-18

I am a thorough shopper and hate to pay more than I have to, or buy a product that does not deliver on its claim. Before I buy technology products, I read all the reviews, both the professional editorial reviews, and those from us folks who work for a living. I also asked friends and family what program they preferred. When I tallied up all the reviews and personal recommendations it came out to about 8 out of 10 rating/recommendation for Easy Media Creator 7. So I bought the software and after using it for the last 3.5 months I can confidently tell the world it is an outstanding program. The interface made it easy to learn how to use, plus the excellent support materials helped me when I had questions. A couple of times when I did get stumped, their tech support responded back to me with answers both times within 24 hours!
Conclusion: For the price, I have been very impressed with what the software and support delivers. If you want a program for burning CDs/DVDs, capturing and editing photos and videos, and creating slide shows and mastering DVDs, you can't go wrong with this.

Don't bother
by: hsosa3    On: 2004-09-14

Save yourself the aggravation and don't buy it. I bought the downloaded version of easy cd/dvd media 7. It is a bloated piece of buggy software and the support is a joke. The download is about 1GB. On a first impression this version seems a bit better that the previous one, easy cd /dvd 6 (if you have this version stick to it, the upgrade is actually a downgrade) but won't be long before you start to see the problems. Everything seem slower to start than before then you notice other problems like poor sync between audio and video when producing movies. Some problems are supposed to get fixed with an upgrade that you should be able to download from the web. Good luck !! .
To download the upgrade first you have to register the software. However, for some reason my software and CD-key were already registered so I was not able to download the upgrade. In any case I don't like to be forced to fill pages of personal information to download a fix to a faulty product that I already paid for it. You can send an email to roxio support to get back a useless automatic answer. You can also try the paid phone-support where you have to give your credit card info before having spoken to a human being.
Conclusion: Bad Product. Terrible support.
Don't bother
by: hsosa3    On: 2004-09-14

Save yourself the aggravation and don't buy it. I bought the downloaded version of easy cd/dvd media 7. It is a bloated piece of buggy software and the support is a joke. The download is about 1GB. On a first impression this version seems a bit better that the previous one, easy cd /dvd 6 (if you have this version stick to it, the upgrade is actually a downgrade) but won't be long before you start to see the problems. Everything seem slower to start than before then you notice other problems like poor sync between audio and video when producing movies. Some problems are supposed to get fixed with an upgrade that you should be able to download from the web. Good luck !! .
To download the upgrade first you have to register the software. However, for some reason my software and CD-key were already registered so I was not able to download the upgrade. In any case I don't like to be forced to fill pages of personal information to download a fix to a faulty product that I already paid for it. You can send an email to roxio support to get back a useless automatic answer. You can also try the paid phone-support where you have to give your credit card info before having spoken to a human being.
Conclusion: Bad Product. Terrible support.
Don't bother
by: hsosa3    On: 2004-09-14

Save yourself the aggravation and don't buy it. I bought the downloaded version of easy cd/dvd media 7. It is a bloated piece of buggy software and the support is a joke. The download is about 1GB. On a first impression this version seems a bit better that the previous one, easy cd /dvd 6 (if you have this version stick to it, the upgrade is actually a downgrade) but won't be long before you start to see the problems. Everything seem slower to start than before then you notice other problems like poor sync between audio and video when producing movies. Some problems are supposed to get fixed with an upgrade that you should be able to download from the web. Good luck !! .
To download the upgrade first you have to register the software. However, for some reason my software and CD-key were already registered so I was not able to download the upgrade. In any case I don't like to be forced to fill pages of personal information to download a fix to a faulty product that I already paid for it. You can send an email to roxio support to get back a useless automatic answer. You can also try the paid phone-support where you have to give your credit card info before having spoken to a human being.
Conclusion: Bad Product. Terrible support.
Run for NERO
by: vanderkooy    On: 2004-09-06

I don't know if Roxio has fixed any of the nightmarish problems of previous versions, but you might want to read user reviews before you purchase any software from this company. Caveat emptor -- Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum cost me 100$ and will not install, nor will it update. It used to install, and then the engine would fail. There are better ways to waste hours of your time than trying to figure out why software doesn't work. Cut and run to NERO!!
Run for NERO
by: vanderkooy    On: 2004-09-06

I don't know if Roxio has fixed any of the nightmarish problems of previous versions, but you might want to read user reviews before you purchase any software from this company. Caveat emptor -- Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum cost me 100$ and will not install, nor will it update. It used to install, and then the engine would fail. There are better ways to waste hours of your time than trying to figure out why software doesn't work. Cut and run to NERO!!
Run for NERO
by: vanderkooy    On: 2004-09-06

I don't know if Roxio has fixed any of the nightmarish problems of previous versions, but you might want to read user reviews before you purchase any software from this company. Caveat emptor -- Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum cost me 100$ and will not install, nor will it update. It used to install, and then the engine would fail. There are better ways to waste hours of your time than trying to figure out why software doesn't work. Cut and run to NERO!!
Ready for Prime Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-30

Not only is Easy Media Creator 7 easy to use with all the features you need, it is rock solid. It does what it claims it will do, it is a very stable and mature product that doesn't crash, and it comes with excellent support. A co-worker of mine uses a competitive product and he cries the blues about how often it crashes and locks up his system. He is so frustrated about paying to be a "beta tester". Thankfully that is not the case with Easy Media Creator 7, it performs great and best of all allows me to create some first-rate DVDs. I swear by this program.
Ready for Prime Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-30

Not only is Easy Media Creator 7 easy to use with all the features you need, it is rock solid. It does what it claims it will do, it is a very stable and mature product that doesn't crash, and it comes with excellent support. A co-worker of mine uses a competitive product and he cries the blues about how often it crashes and locks up his system. He is so frustrated about paying to be a "beta tester". Thankfully that is not the case with Easy Media Creator 7, it performs great and best of all allows me to create some first-rate DVDs. I swear by this program.
Ready for Prime Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-30

Not only is Easy Media Creator 7 easy to use with all the features you need, it is rock solid. It does what it claims it will do, it is a very stable and mature product that doesn't crash, and it comes with excellent support. A co-worker of mine uses a competitive product and he cries the blues about how often it crashes and locks up his system. He is so frustrated about paying to be a "beta tester". Thankfully that is not the case with Easy Media Creator 7, it performs great and best of all allows me to create some first-rate DVDs. I swear by this program.
My kids and I think it is the greatest!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-29

We have been using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 since April. My daughter (14) taught herself how to use it over a weekend, and for a class project back in May, she created a slideshow and mastered it to DVD. My son (12) also taught himself how to use it, and uses it all the time. He just finished touching up all his photos from summer camp and created a slideshow with his friends with their own commentary audio tracks. I have used Creator 7 for everything from regular scheduled backups to editing my digital photos, to building DVDs. It runs perfect on our HP Pavilion computer with 512 memory, 40GB HD and XP. We have had a great experience using it and tell all our friends to use it as well.
My kids and I think it is the greatest!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-29

We have been using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 since April. My daughter (14) taught herself how to use it over a weekend, and for a class project back in May, she created a slideshow and mastered it to DVD. My son (12) also taught himself how to use it, and uses it all the time. He just finished touching up all his photos from summer camp and created a slideshow with his friends with their own commentary audio tracks. I have used Creator 7 for everything from regular scheduled backups to editing my digital photos, to building DVDs. It runs perfect on our HP Pavilion computer with 512 memory, 40GB HD and XP. We have had a great experience using it and tell all our friends to use it as well.
My kids and I think it is the greatest!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-29

We have been using Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 since April. My daughter (14) taught herself how to use it over a weekend, and for a class project back in May, she created a slideshow and mastered it to DVD. My son (12) also taught himself how to use it, and uses it all the time. He just finished touching up all his photos from summer camp and created a slideshow with his friends with their own commentary audio tracks. I have used Creator 7 for everything from regular scheduled backups to editing my digital photos, to building DVDs. It runs perfect on our HP Pavilion computer with 512 memory, 40GB HD and XP. We have had a great experience using it and tell all our friends to use it as well.
Am reviewing version 6
by: hoop@softcom.net    On: 2004-08-28

I have not purchased Roxio Media Maker 7 yet but if I hate it as much as I do the Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator 6 I will never buy another. I have used Roxio CD Maker Software for years and have been pretty happy with it. When I bought a new computer with Windows XP I bought the version 6 for compatibility I have found it IMMPOSSIBLE to use, except for disk copy. Now suddenly it will not recognize the burner. I would install version 5 but it is not compatible with XP. As far as I am concerned, version 6 should never have been released and Roxio should give a super discount on version 7 to people who bought version 6 out of embarrassment if nothing else and I am hoping 7 works as easy as version 4 or 5.
Am reviewing version 6
by: hoop@softcom.net    On: 2004-08-28

I have not purchased Roxio Media Maker 7 yet but if I hate it as much as I do the Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator 6 I will never buy another. I have used Roxio CD Maker Software for years and have been pretty happy with it. When I bought a new computer with Windows XP I bought the version 6 for compatibility I have found it IMMPOSSIBLE to use, except for disk copy. Now suddenly it will not recognize the burner. I would install version 5 but it is not compatible with XP. As far as I am concerned, version 6 should never have been released and Roxio should give a super discount on version 7 to people who bought version 6 out of embarrassment if nothing else and I am hoping 7 works as easy as version 4 or 5.
Am reviewing version 6
by: hoop@softcom.net    On: 2004-08-28

I have not purchased Roxio Media Maker 7 yet but if I hate it as much as I do the Roxio Easy CD/DVD Creator 6 I will never buy another. I have used Roxio CD Maker Software for years and have been pretty happy with it. When I bought a new computer with Windows XP I bought the version 6 for compatibility I have found it IMMPOSSIBLE to use, except for disk copy. Now suddenly it will not recognize the burner. I would install version 5 but it is not compatible with XP. As far as I am concerned, version 6 should never have been released and Roxio should give a super discount on version 7 to people who bought version 6 out of embarrassment if nothing else and I am hoping 7 works as easy as version 4 or 5.
Up & Running & Creating Amazing Slideshows & DVDs In No Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-27

Easy Media Creator 7 works great with all forms of digital media, including data, music, photos, and video. The interface makes it easy to use and explore. The Help Center and tutorials provide good documentation, and watching the tutorial video guides really help you understand how things work. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to capture my digital camera photos, and digital video footage, and then edit and create finished slideshows and videos. The best part was how easy it was to then create some great looking DVDs. It runs just fine on my 2 GHz PC running XP. If you don't already own it, go buy it, or at least add it to your wish list, you'll be glad you did.
Up & Running & Creating Amazing Slideshows & DVDs In No Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-27

Easy Media Creator 7 works great with all forms of digital media, including data, music, photos, and video. The interface makes it easy to use and explore. The Help Center and tutorials provide good documentation, and watching the tutorial video guides really help you understand how things work. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to capture my digital camera photos, and digital video footage, and then edit and create finished slideshows and videos. The best part was how easy it was to then create some great looking DVDs. It runs just fine on my 2 GHz PC running XP. If you don't already own it, go buy it, or at least add it to your wish list, you'll be glad you did.
Up & Running & Creating Amazing Slideshows & DVDs In No Time
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-27

Easy Media Creator 7 works great with all forms of digital media, including data, music, photos, and video. The interface makes it easy to use and explore. The Help Center and tutorials provide good documentation, and watching the tutorial video guides really help you understand how things work. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to capture my digital camera photos, and digital video footage, and then edit and create finished slideshows and videos. The best part was how easy it was to then create some great looking DVDs. It runs just fine on my 2 GHz PC running XP. If you don't already own it, go buy it, or at least add it to your wish list, you'll be glad you did.
Met and exceeded my criteria
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-26

When I went shopping for a digital media program my criteria was pretty straightforward. Here are the reasons I chose Easy Media Creator 7:

It had to cost under $80 = CHECK. I did not want to have to read a huge sticking manual to try to figure out how to use it, so it had to be very easy to learn and use = CHECK. It had to be able to do everything I needed - burn CDs and DVDs, edit my digital photos, video editing and DVD authoring - all in one package = CHECK. It had to be well regarded by the editors who know this stuff and put products through rigorous testing, because I didn't want to pay to be a beta tester = CHECK.

Easy Media Creator 7 met and exceeded my criteria and after 4 months of use has not let me down. I have no hesitation recommending it to everyone.

Met and exceeded my criteria
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-26

When I went shopping for a digital media program my criteria was pretty straightforward. Here are the reasons I chose Easy Media Creator 7:

It had to cost under $80 = CHECK. I did not want to have to read a huge sticking manual to try to figure out how to use it, so it had to be very easy to learn and use = CHECK. It had to be able to do everything I needed - burn CDs and DVDs, edit my digital photos, video editing and DVD authoring - all in one package = CHECK. It had to be well regarded by the editors who know this stuff and put products through rigorous testing, because I didn't want to pay to be a beta tester = CHECK.

Easy Media Creator 7 met and exceeded my criteria and after 4 months of use has not let me down. I have no hesitation recommending it to everyone.

Met and exceeded my criteria
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-26

When I went shopping for a digital media program my criteria was pretty straightforward. Here are the reasons I chose Easy Media Creator 7:

It had to cost under $80 = CHECK. I did not want to have to read a huge sticking manual to try to figure out how to use it, so it had to be very easy to learn and use = CHECK. It had to be able to do everything I needed - burn CDs and DVDs, edit my digital photos, video editing and DVD authoring - all in one package = CHECK. It had to be well regarded by the editors who know this stuff and put products through rigorous testing, because I didn't want to pay to be a beta tester = CHECK.

Easy Media Creator 7 met and exceeded my criteria and after 4 months of use has not let me down. I have no hesitation recommending it to everyone.

Easy Media Creator 7 is so good it Deserves a 7 Star Rating!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-25

This latest version lives up to its name, Easy Media Creator 7 and then some... It was extremely easy to learn, use, and create some stunning looking media projects. Outside of the slow install, I've had no complaints using it since buying it 3 months ago. It has operated perfectly on my 1 year old Dell PC running Windows XP Home edition. Having burned 100s of data and music CDs and automated backups, I've only created 2 coasters, which were my own fault.
Easy Media Creator 7 is much more than an entry level CD/DVD burning program... It has many powerful features for working with digital photos, digital videos and authoring DVDs. For an integrated software suite, the photo editing tools are pretty darn good, including handy features like auto fix, red eye removal, cloning, photo stitching, object alignment, transparency, etc. The slide show creator and auto capture directly from your video camera are very cool features. Some of my friends who bought competing products are jealous how I can create dazzling slide shows with a combination of photos, video, and transistions with music and narration audio tracks. Authoring DVDs is a snap with the DVDbuilder component, and it even lets me place movie and menu buttons anywhere I want.
I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7 for anyone looking for no pain and lots of gain!

Easy Media Creator 7 is so good it Deserves a 7 Star Rating!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-25

This latest version lives up to its name, Easy Media Creator 7 and then some... It was extremely easy to learn, use, and create some stunning looking media projects. Outside of the slow install, I've had no complaints using it since buying it 3 months ago. It has operated perfectly on my 1 year old Dell PC running Windows XP Home edition. Having burned 100s of data and music CDs and automated backups, I've only created 2 coasters, which were my own fault.
Easy Media Creator 7 is much more than an entry level CD/DVD burning program... It has many powerful features for working with digital photos, digital videos and authoring DVDs. For an integrated software suite, the photo editing tools are pretty darn good, including handy features like auto fix, red eye removal, cloning, photo stitching, object alignment, transparency, etc. The slide show creator and auto capture directly from your video camera are very cool features. Some of my friends who bought competing products are jealous how I can create dazzling slide shows with a combination of photos, video, and transistions with music and narration audio tracks. Authoring DVDs is a snap with the DVDbuilder component, and it even lets me place movie and menu buttons anywhere I want.
I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7 for anyone looking for no pain and lots of gain!

Easy Media Creator 7 is so good it Deserves a 7 Star Rating!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-25

This latest version lives up to its name, Easy Media Creator 7 and then some... It was extremely easy to learn, use, and create some stunning looking media projects. Outside of the slow install, I've had no complaints using it since buying it 3 months ago. It has operated perfectly on my 1 year old Dell PC running Windows XP Home edition. Having burned 100s of data and music CDs and automated backups, I've only created 2 coasters, which were my own fault.
Easy Media Creator 7 is much more than an entry level CD/DVD burning program... It has many powerful features for working with digital photos, digital videos and authoring DVDs. For an integrated software suite, the photo editing tools are pretty darn good, including handy features like auto fix, red eye removal, cloning, photo stitching, object alignment, transparency, etc. The slide show creator and auto capture directly from your video camera are very cool features. Some of my friends who bought competing products are jealous how I can create dazzling slide shows with a combination of photos, video, and transistions with music and narration audio tracks. Authoring DVDs is a snap with the DVDbuilder component, and it even lets me place movie and menu buttons anywhere I want.
I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7 for anyone looking for no pain and lots of gain!

Too Little, Too Late
by: phasedin    On: 2004-08-24

In fairness, let me first say that I have not tried this newest version of Easy media. My expierences with the last 2 versions soured me to ever trying this again.
A friend initially gave me what was probably version 5 to copy into my PC. I copied it and it worked fine for burning CD's However, I fully believe in paying for the products I use, so i went out and paid over $80 for a "legit" copy of the program.
My mistake. The upgraded version 6.0 should never have hit the streets. Suddenly, my CD recorder was not recognized at all, and none of the photo or DVD programs would run at all, all I got were errors. The CD program would run, albeit slowly, and I got many coasters. Odd that i was able to burn CD's even though the icon said that it didn't detect a CD burner in my system-this, by the way on a brand new computer running Windows XP.
I emailed customer care. They always asked for what the specific error message I got when attempting to run programs that wouldn't start at all. Well, i had no shortage of error messages to send them, but they had the same answer for all of them "re-install the software". Well, I tried that, no exaguration, about 40 times, but nothing was ever any different when I attempted to get this running. The (numerous) error messages were always there and always the same, and essentially meaningless-at least to the troubleshooting group at Roxio.
Not only did this $80 product NOT work, but somehow, as I only found out after uninstalling it forever, somehow it managed to interfere with my completly different MP3 ripping software program. When I had Roxio installed and I ran my MP3 ripping software, it would take over and hour to convert an hour long CD's tracks to MP3. I just figured it was my PC or the MP3 software. Only after I uninstalled Roxio that same software program began ripping that same hour's worth of music in about 10 minutes.
Gee they can't make their own software work but they somehow have figured out how to mess with other manufactures software. Unbelieveable.
Even if they manged to fix the bugs in their newer versions, they've lost a customer in me forever for allowing the earlier versions to be sold on the streets.
I bought a new CD Burner and that came with NERO-a software program that was new to me and worked like a charm from the very first night I loaded it into my PC. I highly recommend Nero software for all of these functions. Hell, it's even more user friendly. So if someone wants to buy my version of Roxio, I wouln't even GIVE it to them. Unless maybe they were my worst enemy...



Too Little, Too Late
by: phasedin    On: 2004-08-24

In fairness, let me first say that I have not tried this newest version of Easy media. My expierences with the last 2 versions soured me to ever trying this again.
A friend initially gave me what was probably version 5 to copy into my PC. I copied it and it worked fine for burning CD's However, I fully believe in paying for the products I use, so i went out and paid over $80 for a "legit" copy of the program.
My mistake. The upgraded version 6.0 should never have hit the streets. Suddenly, my CD recorder was not recognized at all, and none of the photo or DVD programs would run at all, all I got were errors. The CD program would run, albeit slowly, and I got many coasters. Odd that i was able to burn CD's even though the icon said that it didn't detect a CD burner in my system-this, by the way on a brand new computer running Windows XP.
I emailed customer care. They always asked for what the specific error message I got when attempting to run programs that wouldn't start at all. Well, i had no shortage of error messages to send them, but they had the same answer for all of them "re-install the software". Well, I tried that, no exaguration, about 40 times, but nothing was ever any different when I attempted to get this running. The (numerous) error messages were always there and always the same, and essentially meaningless-at least to the troubleshooting group at Roxio.
Not only did this $80 product NOT work, but somehow, as I only found out after uninstalling it forever, somehow it managed to interfere with my completly different MP3 ripping software program. When I had Roxio installed and I ran my MP3 ripping software, it would take over and hour to convert an hour long CD's tracks to MP3. I just figured it was my PC or the MP3 software. Only after I uninstalled Roxio that same software program began ripping that same hour's worth of music in about 10 minutes.
Gee they can't make their own software work but they somehow have figured out how to mess with other manufactures software. Unbelieveable.
Even if they manged to fix the bugs in their newer versions, they've lost a customer in me forever for allowing the earlier versions to be sold on the streets.
I bought a new CD Burner and that came with NERO-a software program that was new to me and worked like a charm from the very first night I loaded it into my PC. I highly recommend Nero software for all of these functions. Hell, it's even more user friendly. So if someone wants to buy my version of Roxio, I wouln't even GIVE it to them. Unless maybe they were my worst enemy...



Too Little, Too Late
by: phasedin    On: 2004-08-24

In fairness, let me first say that I have not tried this newest version of Easy media. My expierences with the last 2 versions soured me to ever trying this again.
A friend initially gave me what was probably version 5 to copy into my PC. I copied it and it worked fine for burning CD's However, I fully believe in paying for the products I use, so i went out and paid over $80 for a "legit" copy of the program.
My mistake. The upgraded version 6.0 should never have hit the streets. Suddenly, my CD recorder was not recognized at all, and none of the photo or DVD programs would run at all, all I got were errors. The CD program would run, albeit slowly, and I got many coasters. Odd that i was able to burn CD's even though the icon said that it didn't detect a CD burner in my system-this, by the way on a brand new computer running Windows XP.
I emailed customer care. They always asked for what the specific error message I got when attempting to run programs that wouldn't start at all. Well, i had no shortage of error messages to send them, but they had the same answer for all of them "re-install the software". Well, I tried that, no exaguration, about 40 times, but nothing was ever any different when I attempted to get this running. The (numerous) error messages were always there and always the same, and essentially meaningless-at least to the troubleshooting group at Roxio.
Not only did this $80 product NOT work, but somehow, as I only found out after uninstalling it forever, somehow it managed to interfere with my completly different MP3 ripping software program. When I had Roxio installed and I ran my MP3 ripping software, it would take over and hour to convert an hour long CD's tracks to MP3. I just figured it was my PC or the MP3 software. Only after I uninstalled Roxio that same software program began ripping that same hour's worth of music in about 10 minutes.
Gee they can't make their own software work but they somehow have figured out how to mess with other manufactures software. Unbelieveable.
Even if they manged to fix the bugs in their newer versions, they've lost a customer in me forever for allowing the earlier versions to be sold on the streets.
I bought a new CD Burner and that came with NERO-a software program that was new to me and worked like a charm from the very first night I loaded it into my PC. I highly recommend Nero software for all of these functions. Hell, it's even more user friendly. So if someone wants to buy my version of Roxio, I wouln't even GIVE it to them. Unless maybe they were my worst enemy...



Best All-In-One Digital Media Application
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-22

The integrated suite of software provides excellent capabilities under one roof. The intuitive interface lets you quickly learn and get productive with the product. If you are stuck, don't worry because there are many ways to get help. There are how to videos, searchable PDF user guides, an online forum and knowledge base on their web site, plus I found their email tech support to be quite responsive. Editing digital photos was clear-cut and easy with Photosuite, and with Storyboard you can create slide shows with mixed digital media (photos and videos) and include, pan and zoom effects, special effects and transitions, overlays, and multiple audio tracks. Sharing these productions with family and friends is easy with DVDbuilder, which lets you create projects for burning to recordable discs - DVD, Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVD on CD. Easy Media Creator 7 is an excellent product and if you aren't using it you're missing out.
Best All-In-One Digital Media Application
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-22

The integrated suite of software provides excellent capabilities under one roof. The intuitive interface lets you quickly learn and get productive with the product. If you are stuck, don't worry because there are many ways to get help. There are how to videos, searchable PDF user guides, an online forum and knowledge base on their web site, plus I found their email tech support to be quite responsive. Editing digital photos was clear-cut and easy with Photosuite, and with Storyboard you can create slide shows with mixed digital media (photos and videos) and include, pan and zoom effects, special effects and transitions, overlays, and multiple audio tracks. Sharing these productions with family and friends is easy with DVDbuilder, which lets you create projects for burning to recordable discs - DVD, Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVD on CD. Easy Media Creator 7 is an excellent product and if you aren't using it you're missing out.
Best All-In-One Digital Media Application
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-22

The integrated suite of software provides excellent capabilities under one roof. The intuitive interface lets you quickly learn and get productive with the product. If you are stuck, don't worry because there are many ways to get help. There are how to videos, searchable PDF user guides, an online forum and knowledge base on their web site, plus I found their email tech support to be quite responsive. Editing digital photos was clear-cut and easy with Photosuite, and with Storyboard you can create slide shows with mixed digital media (photos and videos) and include, pan and zoom effects, special effects and transitions, overlays, and multiple audio tracks. Sharing these productions with family and friends is easy with DVDbuilder, which lets you create projects for burning to recordable discs - DVD, Video CD, Super Video CD, or DVD on CD. Easy Media Creator 7 is an excellent product and if you aren't using it you're missing out.
It is the best in class, by far!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-21

I tried some of the competitive products while taking an evening class a few months ago, and decided this was the product to buy. I'm sure glad I did, Creator 7 is a terrific product. It has all the features I need, it was by far the easiest to learn and use, plus it comes with excellent documentation and support tutorials. I have now become the videographer and photographer amongst my family and friends, because they love the slideshows and videos on DVD that I build using Creator 7. I recommend it to everyone who works with digital video or digital photos and want to create their own DVDs.
It is the best in class, by far!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-21

I tried some of the competitive products while taking an evening class a few months ago, and decided this was the product to buy. I'm sure glad I did, Creator 7 is a terrific product. It has all the features I need, it was by far the easiest to learn and use, plus it comes with excellent documentation and support tutorials. I have now become the videographer and photographer amongst my family and friends, because they love the slideshows and videos on DVD that I build using Creator 7. I recommend it to everyone who works with digital video or digital photos and want to create their own DVDs.
It is the best in class, by far!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-21

I tried some of the competitive products while taking an evening class a few months ago, and decided this was the product to buy. I'm sure glad I did, Creator 7 is a terrific product. It has all the features I need, it was by far the easiest to learn and use, plus it comes with excellent documentation and support tutorials. I have now become the videographer and photographer amongst my family and friends, because they love the slideshows and videos on DVD that I build using Creator 7. I recommend it to everyone who works with digital video or digital photos and want to create their own DVDs.
Easy to Learn, Outstanding Product with Good Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-19

Media Creator 7 was easy to learn thanks to the single view "Home Page" interface that gives you simultaneous access to all program components. This product has pretty much all the features you'll need for working with your digital media files. What has also been impressive about Media Creator 7, is the great support materials and customer tech support. It comes with lots of materials to assist you in finding the answers to your questions. From the Help Center you can easily search the files for what you are looking for, or you can choose to go directly to the user guides and how to video tutorials. Roxio also provides many customer support materials on their web site, such as the knowledgebase where you can search on keywords and phrases and then it gives you some choices. Each of these choices then explains what to do. Their customer support email response time is very respectable, getting answers back to you in usually a day. Once, I called to talk to a live tech support person, and was fully prepared to pay the $30 per call. Not only did they help me resolve my issue, but they also waived the $30 fee. Talk about great service and support!
Easy to Learn, Outstanding Product with Good Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-19

Media Creator 7 was easy to learn thanks to the single view "Home Page" interface that gives you simultaneous access to all program components. This product has pretty much all the features you'll need for working with your digital media files. What has also been impressive about Media Creator 7, is the great support materials and customer tech support. It comes with lots of materials to assist you in finding the answers to your questions. From the Help Center you can easily search the files for what you are looking for, or you can choose to go directly to the user guides and how to video tutorials. Roxio also provides many customer support materials on their web site, such as the knowledgebase where you can search on keywords and phrases and then it gives you some choices. Each of these choices then explains what to do. Their customer support email response time is very respectable, getting answers back to you in usually a day. Once, I called to talk to a live tech support person, and was fully prepared to pay the $30 per call. Not only did they help me resolve my issue, but they also waived the $30 fee. Talk about great service and support!
Easy to Learn, Outstanding Product with Good Support
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-19

Media Creator 7 was easy to learn thanks to the single view "Home Page" interface that gives you simultaneous access to all program components. This product has pretty much all the features you'll need for working with your digital media files. What has also been impressive about Media Creator 7, is the great support materials and customer tech support. It comes with lots of materials to assist you in finding the answers to your questions. From the Help Center you can easily search the files for what you are looking for, or you can choose to go directly to the user guides and how to video tutorials. Roxio also provides many customer support materials on their web site, such as the knowledgebase where you can search on keywords and phrases and then it gives you some choices. Each of these choices then explains what to do. Their customer support email response time is very respectable, getting answers back to you in usually a day. Once, I called to talk to a live tech support person, and was fully prepared to pay the $30 per call. Not only did they help me resolve my issue, but they also waived the $30 fee. Talk about great service and support!
5 Month Report Card: Rock Solid Performer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-17

I have been using Easy Media Creator 7 since March, shortly after it came out. In all this time, my only complaint is that it was a painfully slow installation process, but the good news is that I only had to do it once. EMC 7 is a rock solid performer. Using Photosuite I have retouched years and GB's worth of digital photos and turned them into slideshows, adding titles, transitions, special effects, music, and sometimes even a narration track to add my personal touch. I use the data backup utility a lot to prevent disaster. I have also converted many of my digital video home movies to DVD, some of them I edited, trimming video clips and adding transitions. With DVDbuilder, I created pro-looking DVDs and S/VCDs adding titles, menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. Then to finish off the final production I used the LabelCreator to make pro-looking labels to go with my pro-looking DVDs. It is a great program, I love it and can not imagine not having it. It has become a staple on my computer with MS Office and Internet Explorer.
5 Month Report Card: Rock Solid Performer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-17

I have been using Easy Media Creator 7 since March, shortly after it came out. In all this time, my only complaint is that it was a painfully slow installation process, but the good news is that I only had to do it once. EMC 7 is a rock solid performer. Using Photosuite I have retouched years and GB's worth of digital photos and turned them into slideshows, adding titles, transitions, special effects, music, and sometimes even a narration track to add my personal touch. I use the data backup utility a lot to prevent disaster. I have also converted many of my digital video home movies to DVD, some of them I edited, trimming video clips and adding transitions. With DVDbuilder, I created pro-looking DVDs and S/VCDs adding titles, menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. Then to finish off the final production I used the LabelCreator to make pro-looking labels to go with my pro-looking DVDs. It is a great program, I love it and can not imagine not having it. It has become a staple on my computer with MS Office and Internet Explorer.
5 Month Report Card: Rock Solid Performer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-17

I have been using Easy Media Creator 7 since March, shortly after it came out. In all this time, my only complaint is that it was a painfully slow installation process, but the good news is that I only had to do it once. EMC 7 is a rock solid performer. Using Photosuite I have retouched years and GB's worth of digital photos and turned them into slideshows, adding titles, transitions, special effects, music, and sometimes even a narration track to add my personal touch. I use the data backup utility a lot to prevent disaster. I have also converted many of my digital video home movies to DVD, some of them I edited, trimming video clips and adding transitions. With DVDbuilder, I created pro-looking DVDs and S/VCDs adding titles, menus, buttons, chapters and backgrounds. Then to finish off the final production I used the LabelCreator to make pro-looking labels to go with my pro-looking DVDs. It is a great program, I love it and can not imagine not having it. It has become a staple on my computer with MS Office and Internet Explorer.
Give it time, it will fail
by: jlrowan    On: 2004-08-16

I bought Roxio EMC 7 with high hopes of putting all my old home movies on DVD. It worked for about 3 months, and I loved the program, then suddenly, with no apparent trigger whatsoever, the entire program has failed. I think the only application that works without a hitch right now is the Label Creator. Worst of all, nobody at Roxio can figure out what is wrong.

After many late nights of uninstalling/reinstalling, trying all the fixes suggested by Roxio support, and yacking back and forth with Roxio support, I'm ready to cut my losses and find another program.

Do your research thoroughly before you spend the money on this. I thought it was great, now I'm ready to hang the discs on my scarecrow.
Give it time, it will fail
by: jlrowan    On: 2004-08-16

I bought Roxio EMC 7 with high hopes of putting all my old home movies on DVD. It worked for about 3 months, and I loved the program, then suddenly, with no apparent trigger whatsoever, the entire program has failed. I think the only application that works without a hitch right now is the Label Creator. Worst of all, nobody at Roxio can figure out what is wrong.

After many late nights of uninstalling/reinstalling, trying all the fixes suggested by Roxio support, and yacking back and forth with Roxio support, I'm ready to cut my losses and find another program.

Do your research thoroughly before you spend the money on this. I thought it was great, now I'm ready to hang the discs on my scarecrow.
Give it time, it will fail
by: jlrowan    On: 2004-08-16

I bought Roxio EMC 7 with high hopes of putting all my old home movies on DVD. It worked for about 3 months, and I loved the program, then suddenly, with no apparent trigger whatsoever, the entire program has failed. I think the only application that works without a hitch right now is the Label Creator. Worst of all, nobody at Roxio can figure out what is wrong.

After many late nights of uninstalling/reinstalling, trying all the fixes suggested by Roxio support, and yacking back and forth with Roxio support, I'm ready to cut my losses and find another program.

Do your research thoroughly before you spend the money on this. I thought it was great, now I'm ready to hang the discs on my scarecrow.
"Killer Application" for Media Creation
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

My friend just raved about Creator 7 and finally convinced me to buy it a month ago. I can now see why he is so enthusiastic about it. The suite of programs that make up Creator 7 are nicely integrated with a common GUI that categorizes the applications into task-oriented selections (Music, Data, Photo, Video and DVD) making it easy to learn and use. All of the applications functioned as expected and when I needed help I went to the Help Center and found the answers in the appropriate user guide or video tutorial. Music and Data CD creation tasks worked flawlessly. The Photo and Video editing and creation tasks are the most fun to use, plus the final products make me look like a creative genius. With DVD builder I can author my own DVDs complete with nice chapter/menu navigation. It's a "killer application" and I'm glad my friend convinced me to buy it.
Creator 7 is packed full of great features.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

I use Drag-to-Disc all the time for quickly burning files to disc. The backup feature in Creator Classic brought discipline to my backups letting me schedule regular backups to protect my files. Its already saved my butt after one of my files got corrupted and I luckily had a backup (whew)! Storyboard provides the most fun, where I can combine my digital photos, video clips, and music to create a special slide show. I can also add titles, special effects, transitions and even a narration track to personalize the slide show even more. I can also create DVDs, VCDs or SVCDs using Creator 7. Its a great product at a great price.
"Killer Application" for Media Creation
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

My friend just raved about Creator 7 and finally convinced me to buy it a month ago. I can now see why he is so enthusiastic about it. The suite of programs that make up Creator 7 are nicely integrated with a common GUI that categorizes the applications into task-oriented selections (Music, Data, Photo, Video and DVD) making it easy to learn and use. All of the applications functioned as expected and when I needed help I went to the Help Center and found the answers in the appropriate user guide or video tutorial. Music and Data CD creation tasks worked flawlessly. The Photo and Video editing and creation tasks are the most fun to use, plus the final products make me look like a creative genius. With DVD builder I can author my own DVDs complete with nice chapter/menu navigation. It's a "killer application" and I'm glad my friend convinced me to buy it.
Creator 7 is packed full of great features.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

I use Drag-to-Disc all the time for quickly burning files to disc. The backup feature in Creator Classic brought discipline to my backups letting me schedule regular backups to protect my files. Its already saved my butt after one of my files got corrupted and I luckily had a backup (whew)! Storyboard provides the most fun, where I can combine my digital photos, video clips, and music to create a special slide show. I can also add titles, special effects, transitions and even a narration track to personalize the slide show even more. I can also create DVDs, VCDs or SVCDs using Creator 7. Its a great product at a great price.
"Killer Application" for Media Creation
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

My friend just raved about Creator 7 and finally convinced me to buy it a month ago. I can now see why he is so enthusiastic about it. The suite of programs that make up Creator 7 are nicely integrated with a common GUI that categorizes the applications into task-oriented selections (Music, Data, Photo, Video and DVD) making it easy to learn and use. All of the applications functioned as expected and when I needed help I went to the Help Center and found the answers in the appropriate user guide or video tutorial. Music and Data CD creation tasks worked flawlessly. The Photo and Video editing and creation tasks are the most fun to use, plus the final products make me look like a creative genius. With DVD builder I can author my own DVDs complete with nice chapter/menu navigation. It's a "killer application" and I'm glad my friend convinced me to buy it.
Creator 7 is packed full of great features.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-15

I use Drag-to-Disc all the time for quickly burning files to disc. The backup feature in Creator Classic brought discipline to my backups letting me schedule regular backups to protect my files. Its already saved my butt after one of my files got corrupted and I luckily had a backup (whew)! Storyboard provides the most fun, where I can combine my digital photos, video clips, and music to create a special slide show. I can also add titles, special effects, transitions and even a narration track to personalize the slide show even more. I can also create DVDs, VCDs or SVCDs using Creator 7. Its a great product at a great price.
What a great gift!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-14

I got Easy Media Creator 7 as a Father's Day gift and I love it! It has so many features plus it is easy to use. Prior to Easy Media Creator 7 I was making slide shows of my digital pictures with PowerPoint and they burning them to CD with the free PowerPoint Viewer. What a pain! This slide show tool makes life so much easier and the results are amazing. One of the coolest features of this program is the smartscan feature for reviewing and selecting video footage on my digital video camera. Smartscan saves me hours by quickly scanning my digital video tape and then displaying thumbnails of all the scenes on the camera without actually copying it to the HD. I then select only the scenes I want to import into the program and begin makin movies. This program is way cool, you gotta try it.
What a great gift!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-14

I got Easy Media Creator 7 as a Father's Day gift and I love it! It has so many features plus it is easy to use. Prior to Easy Media Creator 7 I was making slide shows of my digital pictures with PowerPoint and they burning them to CD with the free PowerPoint Viewer. What a pain! This slide show tool makes life so much easier and the results are amazing. One of the coolest features of this program is the smartscan feature for reviewing and selecting video footage on my digital video camera. Smartscan saves me hours by quickly scanning my digital video tape and then displaying thumbnails of all the scenes on the camera without actually copying it to the HD. I then select only the scenes I want to import into the program and begin makin movies. This program is way cool, you gotta try it.
What a great gift!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-14

I got Easy Media Creator 7 as a Father's Day gift and I love it! It has so many features plus it is easy to use. Prior to Easy Media Creator 7 I was making slide shows of my digital pictures with PowerPoint and they burning them to CD with the free PowerPoint Viewer. What a pain! This slide show tool makes life so much easier and the results are amazing. One of the coolest features of this program is the smartscan feature for reviewing and selecting video footage on my digital video camera. Smartscan saves me hours by quickly scanning my digital video tape and then displaying thumbnails of all the scenes on the camera without actually copying it to the HD. I then select only the scenes I want to import into the program and begin makin movies. This program is way cool, you gotta try it.
Awesome program for slideshows and much, much more
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-12

It is an awesome program! I use it for capturing, managing, editing and turning all my digital pictures into cool looking slideshows. I can add transitions, music or narration to liven up the slideshow. Another great feature is to use Pan and Zoom effects to add motion to my "still" photos by zooming into a portion of the photo or moving it around the screen. Finally, it allows me to master my slideshows to DVD or VCD so I can easily share and view my pictures on TV. I also use Creator 7 for the great CD/DVD backup and creation tools. It is a terrific product at a reasonable price and I recommend it to everyone.
Awesome program for slideshows and much, much more
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-12

It is an awesome program! I use it for capturing, managing, editing and turning all my digital pictures into cool looking slideshows. I can add transitions, music or narration to liven up the slideshow. Another great feature is to use Pan and Zoom effects to add motion to my "still" photos by zooming into a portion of the photo or moving it around the screen. Finally, it allows me to master my slideshows to DVD or VCD so I can easily share and view my pictures on TV. I also use Creator 7 for the great CD/DVD backup and creation tools. It is a terrific product at a reasonable price and I recommend it to everyone.
Awesome program for slideshows and much, much more
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-12

It is an awesome program! I use it for capturing, managing, editing and turning all my digital pictures into cool looking slideshows. I can add transitions, music or narration to liven up the slideshow. Another great feature is to use Pan and Zoom effects to add motion to my "still" photos by zooming into a portion of the photo or moving it around the screen. Finally, it allows me to master my slideshows to DVD or VCD so I can easily share and view my pictures on TV. I also use Creator 7 for the great CD/DVD backup and creation tools. It is a terrific product at a reasonable price and I recommend it to everyone.
A so-so program, disappointed.
by: honest_review    On: 2004-08-10

Used Roxio Media Creator 7 for a month now and feel like to provide some feedback. Creator 7 is improved over Creator 6, but it's just another so-so program afterall. Personally find some/several problems with the design of user interface, default floder location, confusion in the messages and selection. Biggest problem is that audio is 3 second behind the video (audio lag) in DVD authoring, a big pain and does not appears to have a fix from Roxio support website. Overall impression is that this is not a mature product yet, still a long way to go. I have spend the money so I have to find a way to work it out, you should avoid it if you can. Not recommanded.
A so-so program, disappointed.
by: honest_review    On: 2004-08-10

Used Roxio Media Creator 7 for a month now and feel like to provide some feedback. Creator 7 is improved over Creator 6, but it's just another so-so program afterall. Personally find some/several problems with the design of user interface, default floder location, confusion in the messages and selection. Biggest problem is that audio is 3 second behind the video (audio lag) in DVD authoring, a big pain and does not appears to have a fix from Roxio support website. Overall impression is that this is not a mature product yet, still a long way to go. I have spend the money so I have to find a way to work it out, you should avoid it if you can. Not recommanded.
A so-so program, disappointed.
by: honest_review    On: 2004-08-10

Used Roxio Media Creator 7 for a month now and feel like to provide some feedback. Creator 7 is improved over Creator 6, but it's just another so-so program afterall. Personally find some/several problems with the design of user interface, default floder location, confusion in the messages and selection. Biggest problem is that audio is 3 second behind the video (audio lag) in DVD authoring, a big pain and does not appears to have a fix from Roxio support website. Overall impression is that this is not a mature product yet, still a long way to go. I have spend the money so I have to find a way to work it out, you should avoid it if you can. Not recommanded.
Features, functionality, support and price, U can't go wrong
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-09

Each new version of Easy CD/DVD/Media Creator (their evolutionary naming strategy?) continues to get better, with new features and capabilities, and better integration. Creator 7 is the best yet, including better photo and video editing tools, support for copying/compressing un-protected DVDs, and an improved look and feel that's common between all Creator 7 components. The help files, user guides and video tutorials for each application were helpful and easy to use. Email support was pretty quick with their answers. One time I called for live phone support prepared to pay the fee (around $30-35) and they waived it! I'm already a big fan and loyal user of Roxio's products, but this example just reinforced why they are a class act. For the features, functionality, support and price you can't go wrong with Creator 7.
Features, functionality, support and price, U can't go wrong
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-09

Each new version of Easy CD/DVD/Media Creator (their evolutionary naming strategy?) continues to get better, with new features and capabilities, and better integration. Creator 7 is the best yet, including better photo and video editing tools, support for copying/compressing un-protected DVDs, and an improved look and feel that's common between all Creator 7 components. The help files, user guides and video tutorials for each application were helpful and easy to use. Email support was pretty quick with their answers. One time I called for live phone support prepared to pay the fee (around $30-35) and they waived it! I'm already a big fan and loyal user of Roxio's products, but this example just reinforced why they are a class act. For the features, functionality, support and price you can't go wrong with Creator 7.
Features, functionality, support and price, U can't go wrong
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-09

Each new version of Easy CD/DVD/Media Creator (their evolutionary naming strategy?) continues to get better, with new features and capabilities, and better integration. Creator 7 is the best yet, including better photo and video editing tools, support for copying/compressing un-protected DVDs, and an improved look and feel that's common between all Creator 7 components. The help files, user guides and video tutorials for each application were helpful and easy to use. Email support was pretty quick with their answers. One time I called for live phone support prepared to pay the fee (around $30-35) and they waived it! I'm already a big fan and loyal user of Roxio's products, but this example just reinforced why they are a class act. For the features, functionality, support and price you can't go wrong with Creator 7.
The Digital Media Program for the Masses
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-08

My friend brags about his Mac and all the cool things he can do with iLife. For the 3% of the world that uses the Mac, iLife may be the product of choice, but for the majority of us PC users who choose to save our money and be compatible with most everyone, Creator 7 is the best choice. It comes with an unbelievable set of capabilities at a reasonable price, especially now with all these special offers (I paid about $79 DOH!). I'm not going to get into all the product details, you can read the other reviews or check out CNET, PC Magazine, Maximum PC, etc. What I can tell you is that it allows me to do everything I need for working with my digital photos, video, music, and data -- from capturing data and disc copying, to editing photos, creating slideshows and DVD movie-making, it does it all. And more importantly, I can do everything my Mac friend can do and more! It's a must have 5-star product.
The Digital Media Program for the Masses
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-08

My friend brags about his Mac and all the cool things he can do with iLife. For the 3% of the world that uses the Mac, iLife may be the product of choice, but for the majority of us PC users who choose to save our money and be compatible with most everyone, Creator 7 is the best choice. It comes with an unbelievable set of capabilities at a reasonable price, especially now with all these special offers (I paid about $79 DOH!). I'm not going to get into all the product details, you can read the other reviews or check out CNET, PC Magazine, Maximum PC, etc. What I can tell you is that it allows me to do everything I need for working with my digital photos, video, music, and data -- from capturing data and disc copying, to editing photos, creating slideshows and DVD movie-making, it does it all. And more importantly, I can do everything my Mac friend can do and more! It's a must have 5-star product.
The Digital Media Program for the Masses
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-08

My friend brags about his Mac and all the cool things he can do with iLife. For the 3% of the world that uses the Mac, iLife may be the product of choice, but for the majority of us PC users who choose to save our money and be compatible with most everyone, Creator 7 is the best choice. It comes with an unbelievable set of capabilities at a reasonable price, especially now with all these special offers (I paid about $79 DOH!). I'm not going to get into all the product details, you can read the other reviews or check out CNET, PC Magazine, Maximum PC, etc. What I can tell you is that it allows me to do everything I need for working with my digital photos, video, music, and data -- from capturing data and disc copying, to editing photos, creating slideshows and DVD movie-making, it does it all. And more importantly, I can do everything my Mac friend can do and more! It's a must have 5-star product.
Excellent product for the money.
by: bored-silly    On: 2004-08-07

We bought this suite for the Videowave 7 product (since it came bundled with it and was almost the same price by itself). We figured we could use a newer CD burning software anyway so we decided to kill two birds with one stone. It's true that when it comes to making/editing movies that Adobe Premier is better but for the average person who doesn't have a spare $1,000 to spend or a spare 80 hours to learn it, Videowave 7 is better. I've used Videowave Movie Creator and Videwave 5 Power edition in the past and had complaints but they've fixed the problems in Videowave 7. Basically, we use it for making slideshows with music but you can add/edit motion video as well. It's nice being able to have a DVD menu like the real commercial DVD movies and you can add chapters and submenus as well. As mentioned by another reviewer, it's editing capabilities of music and graphics are only good and not great but since I use different products to do those functions anyway, it doesn't matter to me. We've had no problems with burning CD's or DVD's nor have had any computer instability from installing it. It's reliable and easy to use at a decent price so I say it's worth buying. I hope this helps.
Excellent product for the money.
by: bored-silly    On: 2004-08-07

We bought this suite for the Videowave 7 product (since it came bundled with it and was almost the same price by itself). We figured we could use a newer CD burning software anyway so we decided to kill two birds with one stone. It's true that when it comes to making/editing movies that Adobe Premier is better but for the average person who doesn't have a spare $1,000 to spend or a spare 80 hours to learn it, Videowave 7 is better. I've used Videowave Movie Creator and Videwave 5 Power edition in the past and had complaints but they've fixed the problems in Videowave 7. Basically, we use it for making slideshows with music but you can add/edit motion video as well. It's nice being able to have a DVD menu like the real commercial DVD movies and you can add chapters and submenus as well. As mentioned by another reviewer, it's editing capabilities of music and graphics are only good and not great but since I use different products to do those functions anyway, it doesn't matter to me. We've had no problems with burning CD's or DVD's nor have had any computer instability from installing it. It's reliable and easy to use at a decent price so I say it's worth buying. I hope this helps.
Excellent product for the money.
by: bored-silly    On: 2004-08-07

We bought this suite for the Videowave 7 product (since it came bundled with it and was almost the same price by itself). We figured we could use a newer CD burning software anyway so we decided to kill two birds with one stone. It's true that when it comes to making/editing movies that Adobe Premier is better but for the average person who doesn't have a spare $1,000 to spend or a spare 80 hours to learn it, Videowave 7 is better. I've used Videowave Movie Creator and Videwave 5 Power edition in the past and had complaints but they've fixed the problems in Videowave 7. Basically, we use it for making slideshows with music but you can add/edit motion video as well. It's nice being able to have a DVD menu like the real commercial DVD movies and you can add chapters and submenus as well. As mentioned by another reviewer, it's editing capabilities of music and graphics are only good and not great but since I use different products to do those functions anyway, it doesn't matter to me. We've had no problems with burning CD's or DVD's nor have had any computer instability from installing it. It's reliable and easy to use at a decent price so I say it's worth buying. I hope this helps.
Unique features and tight integration
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-06

I chose Easy Creator 7 because it offers many capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. This includes Storyboard, which enables you to mix photos and videos with audio and transitions to create awesome multi-media slide shows. Two other unique features are the ability to apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos, and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes from your video camera directly on your PC and only import selected scenes (rather than downloading everything to your hard drive first). Easy Creator 7 works great on XP and the Help Center & Tutorials are very useful in helping to understand concepts, by watching the tutorial video guides. If you own a digital video camera or digital camera, this is a "1 - Must Have" product on your "Wish List"
Unique features and tight integration
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-06

I chose Easy Creator 7 because it offers many capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. This includes Storyboard, which enables you to mix photos and videos with audio and transitions to create awesome multi-media slide shows. Two other unique features are the ability to apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos, and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes from your video camera directly on your PC and only import selected scenes (rather than downloading everything to your hard drive first). Easy Creator 7 works great on XP and the Help Center & Tutorials are very useful in helping to understand concepts, by watching the tutorial video guides. If you own a digital video camera or digital camera, this is a "1 - Must Have" product on your "Wish List"
Unique features and tight integration
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-06

I chose Easy Creator 7 because it offers many capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. This includes Storyboard, which enables you to mix photos and videos with audio and transitions to create awesome multi-media slide shows. Two other unique features are the ability to apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos, and SmartVideo Capture where you can preview video scenes from your video camera directly on your PC and only import selected scenes (rather than downloading everything to your hard drive first). Easy Creator 7 works great on XP and the Help Center & Tutorials are very useful in helping to understand concepts, by watching the tutorial video guides. If you own a digital video camera or digital camera, this is a "1 - Must Have" product on your "Wish List"
Outstanding Suite of Products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-05

Easy Creator 7 was easy to learn how to use. The Home view provides easy access to see and launch any of the applications, my current projects, or common tools. I comes with good help files, video tutorials or PDF user guides for each application. It has many great features that other reviewers have already commented on. My favorite is the Photostitch feature inside Photosuite. Creating panoramic pictures was quick and automatic, combining multiple photos with common overlapping areas into one panoramic image. This is a great suite of products, you can't go wrong.
Outstanding Suite of Products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-05

Easy Creator 7 was easy to learn how to use. The Home view provides easy access to see and launch any of the applications, my current projects, or common tools. I comes with good help files, video tutorials or PDF user guides for each application. It has many great features that other reviewers have already commented on. My favorite is the Photostitch feature inside Photosuite. Creating panoramic pictures was quick and automatic, combining multiple photos with common overlapping areas into one panoramic image. This is a great suite of products, you can't go wrong.
Outstanding Suite of Products
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-05

Easy Creator 7 was easy to learn how to use. The Home view provides easy access to see and launch any of the applications, my current projects, or common tools. I comes with good help files, video tutorials or PDF user guides for each application. It has many great features that other reviewers have already commented on. My favorite is the Photostitch feature inside Photosuite. Creating panoramic pictures was quick and automatic, combining multiple photos with common overlapping areas into one panoramic image. This is a great suite of products, you can't go wrong.
It is a good product if you don't want to do anything great
by: software-junkie    On: 2004-08-03

I like the product. It works well and is well integrated. However, on the music and graphics side it is just good, not great. If you are looking for better than good results you will have to make the jump to Paint Shop Pro or iTunes.
It's The Best
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is the best multi-media product I have used for working with my digital photo and video files. It has excellent media management capabilities and great photo/video editing/creating tools. DVDbuilder works great for creating DVDs or VCDs with chapters. And of course the proven disc burning and backup capabilities I have grown to expect in all the previous versions of Easy CD Creator. I give it a thumbs up 5 star rating.
It is a good product if you don't want to do anything great
by: software-junkie    On: 2004-08-03

I like the product. It works well and is well integrated. However, on the music and graphics side it is just good, not great. If you are looking for better than good results you will have to make the jump to Paint Shop Pro or iTunes.
It's The Best
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is the best multi-media product I have used for working with my digital photo and video files. It has excellent media management capabilities and great photo/video editing/creating tools. DVDbuilder works great for creating DVDs or VCDs with chapters. And of course the proven disc burning and backup capabilities I have grown to expect in all the previous versions of Easy CD Creator. I give it a thumbs up 5 star rating.
It is a good product if you don't want to do anything great
by: software-junkie    On: 2004-08-03

I like the product. It works well and is well integrated. However, on the music and graphics side it is just good, not great. If you are looking for better than good results you will have to make the jump to Paint Shop Pro or iTunes.
It's The Best
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-08-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is the best multi-media product I have used for working with my digital photo and video files. It has excellent media management capabilities and great photo/video editing/creating tools. DVDbuilder works great for creating DVDs or VCDs with chapters. And of course the proven disc burning and backup capabilities I have grown to expect in all the previous versions of Easy CD Creator. I give it a thumbs up 5 star rating.
It is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-31

The user interface and support materials (users guides and how to video tutorials) made this a piece of cake to learn to use. It packs loads of functionality into this one product. As a digital photography buff I especially like the quick photo editing tools and turning my pictures into fun presentations with the Storyboad module. I can share my slideshows by importing them into DVD builder where I create the menu-driven interface, and then burn them to VCD format (which is readable on most newer DVD drives and players). It is a GREAT product that lives up to its name!

It is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-31

The user interface and support materials (users guides and how to video tutorials) made this a piece of cake to learn to use. It packs loads of functionality into this one product. As a digital photography buff I especially like the quick photo editing tools and turning my pictures into fun presentations with the Storyboad module. I can share my slideshows by importing them into DVD builder where I create the menu-driven interface, and then burn them to VCD format (which is readable on most newer DVD drives and players). It is a GREAT product that lives up to its name!

It is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-31

The user interface and support materials (users guides and how to video tutorials) made this a piece of cake to learn to use. It packs loads of functionality into this one product. As a digital photography buff I especially like the quick photo editing tools and turning my pictures into fun presentations with the Storyboad module. I can share my slideshows by importing them into DVD builder where I create the menu-driven interface, and then burn them to VCD format (which is readable on most newer DVD drives and players). It is a GREAT product that lives up to its name!

Best Value of Features and Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-29

I bought this product to create DVDs of my home movies and digital photos. All aspects of Creator 7, including building DVDs works fine for me. I've created and mailed DVDs to my parents and they enjoy watching the movies of their grandkids and comment how professional looking they are. I have no beefs either about support. When I did need some help learning how to use the product, I explored the interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials which showed me how to do it. It also comes with PDF user guide documentation. Easy Media Creator 7 is money well spent, especially at these new low prices - why weren't they this low when I bought it?
Best Value of Features and Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-29

I bought this product to create DVDs of my home movies and digital photos. All aspects of Creator 7, including building DVDs works fine for me. I've created and mailed DVDs to my parents and they enjoy watching the movies of their grandkids and comment how professional looking they are. I have no beefs either about support. When I did need some help learning how to use the product, I explored the interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials which showed me how to do it. It also comes with PDF user guide documentation. Easy Media Creator 7 is money well spent, especially at these new low prices - why weren't they this low when I bought it?
Best Value of Features and Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-29

I bought this product to create DVDs of my home movies and digital photos. All aspects of Creator 7, including building DVDs works fine for me. I've created and mailed DVDs to my parents and they enjoy watching the movies of their grandkids and comment how professional looking they are. I have no beefs either about support. When I did need some help learning how to use the product, I explored the interactive Help Center, which includes video tutorials which showed me how to do it. It also comes with PDF user guide documentation. Easy Media Creator 7 is money well spent, especially at these new low prices - why weren't they this low when I bought it?
Tightly integrated product suite with unique capabilities
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-28

After doing my homework, I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow, capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. Some of these unique capabilities include -- The Storyboard which allows me to mix photos and videos with transitions and audio; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where I can preview video scenes on my PC and only import selected scenes directly from my video camera without having to copy everything to HD first. Creator 7 has not let me down, it works great under XP, I'm glad I bought it. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera, this is a must have product.
Tightly integrated product suite with unique capabilities
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-28

After doing my homework, I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow, capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. Some of these unique capabilities include -- The Storyboard which allows me to mix photos and videos with transitions and audio; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where I can preview video scenes on my PC and only import selected scenes directly from my video camera without having to copy everything to HD first. Creator 7 has not let me down, it works great under XP, I'm glad I bought it. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera, this is a must have product.
Tightly integrated product suite with unique capabilities
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-28

After doing my homework, I chose this product because it offers many video and slideshow, capture, creation and editing capabilities not found in some of the competing products. Some of these unique capabilities include -- The Storyboard which allows me to mix photos and videos with transitions and audio; Applying Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and SmartVideo Capture where I can preview video scenes on my PC and only import selected scenes directly from my video camera without having to copy everything to HD first. Creator 7 has not let me down, it works great under XP, I'm glad I bought it. If you own a digital camera or digital video camera, this is a must have product.
Great Program, Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

You can't go wrong at a bargain price of under $40 because this program packs in a ton of great features. It is easy to use and if you get stuck just go to the Help Center. Every application and tool comes with a comprehensive user guide (PDF file for viewing, searching or printing) and video tutorial showing you how to use it. As much as I like a printed manual, you can't beat the quick searching that you can do by having a file electronically available, besides it more environmentally friendly. The customer support is also very good. I was impressed with getting answers emailed to me in under a day. Easy Media Creator 7 worked as described on the box, what more can you ask. I recommend it.
Best Digital Media Software for the Price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

I am a thorough and thrifty shopper. I read all the professional online and magazine product reviews and then make my decision. Media Creator 7 was the clear choice by all editors. I purchased it and can tell you that after using it the last 2 1/2 months I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures or movies and then burn them to CD or DVD, this is the product to use.
Great Program, Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

You can't go wrong at a bargain price of under $40 because this program packs in a ton of great features. It is easy to use and if you get stuck just go to the Help Center. Every application and tool comes with a comprehensive user guide (PDF file for viewing, searching or printing) and video tutorial showing you how to use it. As much as I like a printed manual, you can't beat the quick searching that you can do by having a file electronically available, besides it more environmentally friendly. The customer support is also very good. I was impressed with getting answers emailed to me in under a day. Easy Media Creator 7 worked as described on the box, what more can you ask. I recommend it.
Best Digital Media Software for the Price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

I am a thorough and thrifty shopper. I read all the professional online and magazine product reviews and then make my decision. Media Creator 7 was the clear choice by all editors. I purchased it and can tell you that after using it the last 2 1/2 months I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures or movies and then burn them to CD or DVD, this is the product to use.
Great Program, Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

You can't go wrong at a bargain price of under $40 because this program packs in a ton of great features. It is easy to use and if you get stuck just go to the Help Center. Every application and tool comes with a comprehensive user guide (PDF file for viewing, searching or printing) and video tutorial showing you how to use it. As much as I like a printed manual, you can't beat the quick searching that you can do by having a file electronically available, besides it more environmentally friendly. The customer support is also very good. I was impressed with getting answers emailed to me in under a day. Easy Media Creator 7 worked as described on the box, what more can you ask. I recommend it.
Best Digital Media Software for the Price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-26

I am a thorough and thrifty shopper. I read all the professional online and magazine product reviews and then make my decision. Media Creator 7 was the clear choice by all editors. I purchased it and can tell you that after using it the last 2 1/2 months I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures or movies and then burn them to CD or DVD, this is the product to use.
It lives up to all the reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-23

I?ve only been using a PC for the last few years since I retired, so it takes me a while to feel confident doing things. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn how to use this program and create some nice looking picture slide shows of my grandkids. I even used the DVD builder and created DVDs with chapters and everything. If an old fart like me can do it, then anyone can.
It lives up to all the reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-23

I?ve only been using a PC for the last few years since I retired, so it takes me a while to feel confident doing things. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn how to use this program and create some nice looking picture slide shows of my grandkids. I even used the DVD builder and created DVDs with chapters and everything. If an old fart like me can do it, then anyone can.
It lives up to all the reviews
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-23

I?ve only been using a PC for the last few years since I retired, so it takes me a while to feel confident doing things. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to learn how to use this program and create some nice looking picture slide shows of my grandkids. I even used the DVD builder and created DVDs with chapters and everything. If an old fart like me can do it, then anyone can.
CD and DVD Media Creation Just Got Easy
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-19

Creator 7 has so many great features and capabilities that I suggest you do as I did and read the many pro reviews that thoroughly put the program through its paces. For me, my favorite and most frequently used component is storyboard, which enabled me to combine digital photos, video clips, and songs into a slideshow. It has creative features that include the ability to add transitions, titles, and a narration track. Then using the DVDbuilder component, I can create VCDs or DVDs to master my slideshow creation to disc. Overall, this is a great product for anyone dabbling or serious about working with digital media.
CD and DVD Media Creation Just Got Easy
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-19

Creator 7 has so many great features and capabilities that I suggest you do as I did and read the many pro reviews that thoroughly put the program through its paces. For me, my favorite and most frequently used component is storyboard, which enabled me to combine digital photos, video clips, and songs into a slideshow. It has creative features that include the ability to add transitions, titles, and a narration track. Then using the DVDbuilder component, I can create VCDs or DVDs to master my slideshow creation to disc. Overall, this is a great product for anyone dabbling or serious about working with digital media.
CD and DVD Media Creation Just Got Easy
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-19

Creator 7 has so many great features and capabilities that I suggest you do as I did and read the many pro reviews that thoroughly put the program through its paces. For me, my favorite and most frequently used component is storyboard, which enabled me to combine digital photos, video clips, and songs into a slideshow. It has creative features that include the ability to add transitions, titles, and a narration track. Then using the DVDbuilder component, I can create VCDs or DVDs to master my slideshow creation to disc. Overall, this is a great product for anyone dabbling or serious about working with digital media.
Recommend it to everyone
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-18

Installed fine on my XP system, although it was a slow process. Nice interface and the tutorials and help files made it easy to learn. Use Creator classic, Photosuite Videowave and DVDbuilder all the time and everything has worked flawlessly. Haven't used all the other features yet, but its nice to know they're there when needed. What a deal - all these features for the low cost.
Recommend it to everyone
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-18

Installed fine on my XP system, although it was a slow process. Nice interface and the tutorials and help files made it easy to learn. Use Creator classic, Photosuite Videowave and DVDbuilder all the time and everything has worked flawlessly. Haven't used all the other features yet, but its nice to know they're there when needed. What a deal - all these features for the low cost.
Recommend it to everyone
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-18

Installed fine on my XP system, although it was a slow process. Nice interface and the tutorials and help files made it easy to learn. Use Creator classic, Photosuite Videowave and DVDbuilder all the time and everything has worked flawlessly. Haven't used all the other features yet, but its nice to know they're there when needed. What a deal - all these features for the low cost.
works great after upgrade
by: lallen211    On: 2004-07-17

had problems out of box ( mostly with DVD-r burning ) but after a 53MB download from website it's working great. Very easy to use compaired to others I've tried (U-lead, Movie maker). Tutorials are weak, more of an overview of what you can do than a how to, but help files are good. Great product for the money!
Full Featured and Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-17

With Creator 7 I'm able to create some great DVDs, SVCDs and VCDs. It's loaded with features that are easy to use, and all for under $80. You can't go wrong.
works great after upgrade
by: lallen211    On: 2004-07-17

had problems out of box ( mostly with DVD-r burning ) but after a 53MB download from website it's working great. Very easy to use compaired to others I've tried (U-lead, Movie maker). Tutorials are weak, more of an overview of what you can do than a how to, but help files are good. Great product for the money!
Full Featured and Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-17

With Creator 7 I'm able to create some great DVDs, SVCDs and VCDs. It's loaded with features that are easy to use, and all for under $80. You can't go wrong.
works great after upgrade
by: lallen211    On: 2004-07-17

had problems out of box ( mostly with DVD-r burning ) but after a 53MB download from website it's working great. Very easy to use compaired to others I've tried (U-lead, Movie maker). Tutorials are weak, more of an overview of what you can do than a how to, but help files are good. Great product for the money!
Full Featured and Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-17

With Creator 7 I'm able to create some great DVDs, SVCDs and VCDs. It's loaded with features that are easy to use, and all for under $80. You can't go wrong.
Lousy MPEG-4
by: vsmith158    On: 2004-07-16

Lousy DivX support and the DVD editor is lame...
Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
What Roxio Doesn't Tell You
by: foxfire_alpha    On: 2004-07-16

If you have read the sales hype from Roxio, you would be led to believe that Easy Media Creator 7 is the culmination of their many years in the CD/DVD burning business, i.e., that here, in a single package, are all the features you will ever need in your multimedia creative efforts.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Many critical features that were standard in their previous versions are now no longer available.

As an example (which hasn't been mentioned in the previous 85 reviews), you can no longer create a bootable 'slipstream' CD; the options for doing this have been removed. In fact, all you can create is a 1.44 MHz floppy emulation. Anyone wanting to update their XP CD to include SP1 (or soon, SP2) will be out of luck.

Other features are missing as well. Many of the default choices are rather strange and need to be reset prior to burning each CD, as there is no way to save your normal settings.

If all you want to do is to create/copy music/video media, this program might suit your needs. But as a total media solution (as Roxio claims), it is lacking in so many areas that I feel it is not worthy of consideration.

It is currently selling on Amazon at about half of its list price. That should be your first clue.


Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
Lousy MPEG-4
by: vsmith158    On: 2004-07-16

Lousy DivX support and the DVD editor is lame...
Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
What Roxio Doesn't Tell You
by: foxfire_alpha    On: 2004-07-16

If you have read the sales hype from Roxio, you would be led to believe that Easy Media Creator 7 is the culmination of their many years in the CD/DVD burning business, i.e., that here, in a single package, are all the features you will ever need in your multimedia creative efforts.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Many critical features that were standard in their previous versions are now no longer available.

As an example (which hasn't been mentioned in the previous 85 reviews), you can no longer create a bootable 'slipstream' CD; the options for doing this have been removed. In fact, all you can create is a 1.44 MHz floppy emulation. Anyone wanting to update their XP CD to include SP1 (or soon, SP2) will be out of luck.

Other features are missing as well. Many of the default choices are rather strange and need to be reset prior to burning each CD, as there is no way to save your normal settings.

If all you want to do is to create/copy music/video media, this program might suit your needs. But as a total media solution (as Roxio claims), it is lacking in so many areas that I feel it is not worthy of consideration.

It is currently selling on Amazon at about half of its list price. That should be your first clue.


Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
Lousy MPEG-4
by: vsmith158    On: 2004-07-16

Lousy DivX support and the DVD editor is lame...
Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
What Roxio Doesn't Tell You
by: foxfire_alpha    On: 2004-07-16

If you have read the sales hype from Roxio, you would be led to believe that Easy Media Creator 7 is the culmination of their many years in the CD/DVD burning business, i.e., that here, in a single package, are all the features you will ever need in your multimedia creative efforts.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Many critical features that were standard in their previous versions are now no longer available.

As an example (which hasn't been mentioned in the previous 85 reviews), you can no longer create a bootable 'slipstream' CD; the options for doing this have been removed. In fact, all you can create is a 1.44 MHz floppy emulation. Anyone wanting to update their XP CD to include SP1 (or soon, SP2) will be out of luck.

Other features are missing as well. Many of the default choices are rather strange and need to be reset prior to burning each CD, as there is no way to save your normal settings.

If all you want to do is to create/copy music/video media, this program might suit your needs. But as a total media solution (as Roxio claims), it is lacking in so many areas that I feel it is not worthy of consideration.

It is currently selling on Amazon at about half of its list price. That should be your first clue.


Perfect Score, 5 out of 5 in ALL Categories
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

Easy Media Creator 7 scores a perfect 5 out of 5 in all categories that I rated it in:
1. Product Features
2. User Interface
3. Integration of All Applications
4. Documentation and Help Files
5. Customer Support
6. Overall Capabilities (What I can create using it)
7. Overall Value
Very impressive, a MUST HAVE / WISH LIST product!
Must Have Product for Digital Video and Digital Camera Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-12

Easy Media Creator 7 integrates several full-featured applications together to create a software suite with a consistent user experience. In no time, I was using it and creating projects with it. I use Creator Classic all the time to burn data and music to CD and DVD and appreciate the automated backup feature. Even though I use those features all the time, I really bought Media Creator 7 for all the great digital media creation tools.

Photosuite is a wonderful photo-editing product. Since I am a casual point and shoot digital photographer, I use the autofix option all the time to clean up my pictures, plus of course the red eye removal tool and the clone tool (to remove the date/time stamp I forgot to turn off in some of my pictures). I use VideoWave to transfer/capture my video to my PC, and then edit it down to remove unwanted video clips. I also use it to add text using different fonts, styles and effects, plus add transitions between clips, and background sound tracks. When complete, I then send the output to DVDBuilder for authoring to DVD.

I could go on and on how I use it, but the bottom line, this product is outstanding. It is loaded with excellent features and is a must have product for transforming your digital content to marvelous DVD movies or slide shows.


Must Have Product for Digital Video and Digital Camera Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-12

Easy Media Creator 7 integrates several full-featured applications together to create a software suite with a consistent user experience. In no time, I was using it and creating projects with it. I use Creator Classic all the time to burn data and music to CD and DVD and appreciate the automated backup feature. Even though I use those features all the time, I really bought Media Creator 7 for all the great digital media creation tools.

Photosuite is a wonderful photo-editing product. Since I am a casual point and shoot digital photographer, I use the autofix option all the time to clean up my pictures, plus of course the red eye removal tool and the clone tool (to remove the date/time stamp I forgot to turn off in some of my pictures). I use VideoWave to transfer/capture my video to my PC, and then edit it down to remove unwanted video clips. I also use it to add text using different fonts, styles and effects, plus add transitions between clips, and background sound tracks. When complete, I then send the output to DVDBuilder for authoring to DVD.

I could go on and on how I use it, but the bottom line, this product is outstanding. It is loaded with excellent features and is a must have product for transforming your digital content to marvelous DVD movies or slide shows.


Must Have Product for Digital Video and Digital Camera Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-12

Easy Media Creator 7 integrates several full-featured applications together to create a software suite with a consistent user experience. In no time, I was using it and creating projects with it. I use Creator Classic all the time to burn data and music to CD and DVD and appreciate the automated backup feature. Even though I use those features all the time, I really bought Media Creator 7 for all the great digital media creation tools.

Photosuite is a wonderful photo-editing product. Since I am a casual point and shoot digital photographer, I use the autofix option all the time to clean up my pictures, plus of course the red eye removal tool and the clone tool (to remove the date/time stamp I forgot to turn off in some of my pictures). I use VideoWave to transfer/capture my video to my PC, and then edit it down to remove unwanted video clips. I also use it to add text using different fonts, styles and effects, plus add transitions between clips, and background sound tracks. When complete, I then send the output to DVDBuilder for authoring to DVD.

I could go on and on how I use it, but the bottom line, this product is outstanding. It is loaded with excellent features and is a must have product for transforming your digital content to marvelous DVD movies or slide shows.


Excellent All-in-One Tool for Digital Media Enthusiasts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-11

Easy Media Creator 7 has an amazing set of features, plus a great interface, which enables you to learn to use it quickly. My favorite feature is StoryBoard, which allows you to create cool slideshows with digital photos, video clips, audio tracks, text, transitions and special effects. This alone is worth the price of EMC 7. If you own a digital camera you should buy it or add it to your wish list, you will enjoy it.
Excellent All-in-One Tool for Digital Media Enthusiasts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-11

Easy Media Creator 7 has an amazing set of features, plus a great interface, which enables you to learn to use it quickly. My favorite feature is StoryBoard, which allows you to create cool slideshows with digital photos, video clips, audio tracks, text, transitions and special effects. This alone is worth the price of EMC 7. If you own a digital camera you should buy it or add it to your wish list, you will enjoy it.
Excellent All-in-One Tool for Digital Media Enthusiasts
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-11

Easy Media Creator 7 has an amazing set of features, plus a great interface, which enables you to learn to use it quickly. My favorite feature is StoryBoard, which allows you to create cool slideshows with digital photos, video clips, audio tracks, text, transitions and special effects. This alone is worth the price of EMC 7. If you own a digital camera you should buy it or add it to your wish list, you will enjoy it.
Great Program For All Digital Media Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-08

I recommend this program for all digital media users - its a breeze to learn and use, plus its loaded with great features to keep all levels of users happy. My buddy and I each have it and we enjoy trying to outdo one another on the home movie DVDs we are creating. I highly recommend it to all.
Great Program For All Digital Media Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-08

I recommend this program for all digital media users - its a breeze to learn and use, plus its loaded with great features to keep all levels of users happy. My buddy and I each have it and we enjoy trying to outdo one another on the home movie DVDs we are creating. I highly recommend it to all.
Great Program For All Digital Media Users
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-08

I recommend this program for all digital media users - its a breeze to learn and use, plus its loaded with great features to keep all levels of users happy. My buddy and I each have it and we enjoy trying to outdo one another on the home movie DVDs we are creating. I highly recommend it to all.
Good program for beginners
by: southaven    On: 2004-07-07

A very good suite of applications with a great interface that is simple to learn and use. The video editing parts of the program are again, very easy to use. If you have no plans or desire to do any intermediate video editing work, such as video overlays, then I would highly recommend this program. Lot's of great features and a very stable product.
Easy to Install, Learn, Use and Create
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy reading some of these reviews and some of them sound like competitors just trying to convince readers not to buy with some of their fictional review postings? Some even get so blatant to recommend their own product - how low can they go?

Easy Media Creator 7 was easy to install, in fact it installed the first time on both my desktop and laptop Dell PCs running XP. My only complaint is that it was a very slow install, plan on doing something else while this is taking place. At least its a 1 time thing you have to put up with. Both my daughter and I have found it easy to use and have enjoyed creating our own slide shows with transitions and special effects. She created CDs that she took to school showing off pictures of her class field trip. The photo editing works good too. You get a lot of capabilities in this one program. We think it is great.


Complications and Question Marks
by: jackthexman    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy looking over the reviews that read like commercials, not fake sounding at all...
now im fair with products, i dont pass on bad rumours, and hell i dont even read them, till something is wrong.
guess what happened to me!
something wicked this way comes, and it is Roxio 'EASY' creator 7.
yeah EASY, to make it sound great and take your money.
all week i have been trying to install this program, and each time, it cant read it sown files, and says they are missing, and i have not had a complete install yet!
i keep taking it back and getting a new box, same thing. tried it on other comps each time. have plenty of speed and memory, nothing should be wrong. and the site is right on time with being closed.
magical answer: THIS PROGRAM IS CORRUPTED!
stay away from this brightly packaged mistake, dont give in.
read between the lines.
Good program for beginners
by: southaven    On: 2004-07-07

A very good suite of applications with a great interface that is simple to learn and use. The video editing parts of the program are again, very easy to use. If you have no plans or desire to do any intermediate video editing work, such as video overlays, then I would highly recommend this program. Lot's of great features and a very stable product.
Easy to Install, Learn, Use and Create
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy reading some of these reviews and some of them sound like competitors just trying to convince readers not to buy with some of their fictional review postings? Some even get so blatant to recommend their own product - how low can they go?

Easy Media Creator 7 was easy to install, in fact it installed the first time on both my desktop and laptop Dell PCs running XP. My only complaint is that it was a very slow install, plan on doing something else while this is taking place. At least its a 1 time thing you have to put up with. Both my daughter and I have found it easy to use and have enjoyed creating our own slide shows with transitions and special effects. She created CDs that she took to school showing off pictures of her class field trip. The photo editing works good too. You get a lot of capabilities in this one program. We think it is great.


Complications and Question Marks
by: jackthexman    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy looking over the reviews that read like commercials, not fake sounding at all...
now im fair with products, i dont pass on bad rumours, and hell i dont even read them, till something is wrong.
guess what happened to me!
something wicked this way comes, and it is Roxio 'EASY' creator 7.
yeah EASY, to make it sound great and take your money.
all week i have been trying to install this program, and each time, it cant read it sown files, and says they are missing, and i have not had a complete install yet!
i keep taking it back and getting a new box, same thing. tried it on other comps each time. have plenty of speed and memory, nothing should be wrong. and the site is right on time with being closed.
magical answer: THIS PROGRAM IS CORRUPTED!
stay away from this brightly packaged mistake, dont give in.
read between the lines.
Good program for beginners
by: southaven    On: 2004-07-07

A very good suite of applications with a great interface that is simple to learn and use. The video editing parts of the program are again, very easy to use. If you have no plans or desire to do any intermediate video editing work, such as video overlays, then I would highly recommend this program. Lot's of great features and a very stable product.
Easy to Install, Learn, Use and Create
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy reading some of these reviews and some of them sound like competitors just trying to convince readers not to buy with some of their fictional review postings? Some even get so blatant to recommend their own product - how low can they go?

Easy Media Creator 7 was easy to install, in fact it installed the first time on both my desktop and laptop Dell PCs running XP. My only complaint is that it was a very slow install, plan on doing something else while this is taking place. At least its a 1 time thing you have to put up with. Both my daughter and I have found it easy to use and have enjoyed creating our own slide shows with transitions and special effects. She created CDs that she took to school showing off pictures of her class field trip. The photo editing works good too. You get a lot of capabilities in this one program. We think it is great.


Complications and Question Marks
by: jackthexman    On: 2004-07-07

I always enjoy looking over the reviews that read like commercials, not fake sounding at all...
now im fair with products, i dont pass on bad rumours, and hell i dont even read them, till something is wrong.
guess what happened to me!
something wicked this way comes, and it is Roxio 'EASY' creator 7.
yeah EASY, to make it sound great and take your money.
all week i have been trying to install this program, and each time, it cant read it sown files, and says they are missing, and i have not had a complete install yet!
i keep taking it back and getting a new box, same thing. tried it on other comps each time. have plenty of speed and memory, nothing should be wrong. and the site is right on time with being closed.
magical answer: THIS PROGRAM IS CORRUPTED!
stay away from this brightly packaged mistake, dont give in.
read between the lines.
Must Have Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is a must have product for any digital media enthusiast. The collection of integrated applications that make up EMC7 is very impressive, and the overall learning curve is low, thanks to the consistent user interface across applications. Customer support was very responsive, sending me email answers within 18-36 hours. The StoryBoard application is a good video editor with a timeline that gives you flexible audio editing functionality.

I have been using it for the last 3 months, and am confident recommending it.


Must Have Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is a must have product for any digital media enthusiast. The collection of integrated applications that make up EMC7 is very impressive, and the overall learning curve is low, thanks to the consistent user interface across applications. Customer support was very responsive, sending me email answers within 18-36 hours. The StoryBoard application is a good video editor with a timeline that gives you flexible audio editing functionality.

I have been using it for the last 3 months, and am confident recommending it.


Must Have Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-03

Easy Media Creator 7 is a must have product for any digital media enthusiast. The collection of integrated applications that make up EMC7 is very impressive, and the overall learning curve is low, thanks to the consistent user interface across applications. Customer support was very responsive, sending me email answers within 18-36 hours. The StoryBoard application is a good video editor with a timeline that gives you flexible audio editing functionality.

I have been using it for the last 3 months, and am confident recommending it.


Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

I purchased Easy Media Creator 7 in late May and have been pleased with what I can do using all the features it has to offer. I enjoy traveling and taking lots of pictures with my digital camera, especially so I can create panorama photos. This used to take me forever to try to match and crop the overlapping photos using Adobe PhotoShop Elements. Now using the photo stitch capability found in the PhotoSuite application inside EMC7, I can effortlessly create seamless panorama pictures. That alone is worth the price of this program, but there's much more to report. I can also create great slide shows of all my pictures and then burn them to DVD or VCD. Once you try it, you'll be hooked like me.
Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

Somehow it tried to post it twice? See review above.
Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

I purchased Easy Media Creator 7 in late May and have been pleased with what I can do using all the features it has to offer. I enjoy traveling and taking lots of pictures with my digital camera, especially so I can create panorama photos. This used to take me forever to try to match and crop the overlapping photos using Adobe PhotoShop Elements. Now using the photo stitch capability found in the PhotoSuite application inside EMC7, I can effortlessly create seamless panorama pictures. That alone is worth the price of this program, but there's much more to report. I can also create great slide shows of all my pictures and then burn them to DVD or VCD. Once you try it, you'll be hooked like me.
Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

Somehow it tried to post it twice? See review above.
Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

I purchased Easy Media Creator 7 in late May and have been pleased with what I can do using all the features it has to offer. I enjoy traveling and taking lots of pictures with my digital camera, especially so I can create panorama photos. This used to take me forever to try to match and crop the overlapping photos using Adobe PhotoShop Elements. Now using the photo stitch capability found in the PhotoSuite application inside EMC7, I can effortlessly create seamless panorama pictures. That alone is worth the price of this program, but there's much more to report. I can also create great slide shows of all my pictures and then burn them to DVD or VCD. Once you try it, you'll be hooked like me.
Pleased with All The Features
by: raniertt    On: 2004-07-02

Somehow it tried to post it twice? See review above.
Great Value, it Blows Away The Competition
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-28

I have used Roxio's product for the last 2 versions and they keep making them better and better. Easy Media Creator 7 installed fine and runs great on my PC, with no conflicts or issues with other programs or Win XP. It is easy to use and Roxio provides good documentation and tech support, usually get email response in a day or so. I even had a live support call and Roxio waived the fee. I have had nothing but a great experience with Roxio and their software. Easy Media Creator 7 is a very good product and it is well deserving of this 5 star rating and all the awards it has won. Once you try it you will agree, it blows away the competition, delivering first-rate functionality at a low price.
Great Value, it Blows Away The Competition
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-28

I have used Roxio's product for the last 2 versions and they keep making them better and better. Easy Media Creator 7 installed fine and runs great on my PC, with no conflicts or issues with other programs or Win XP. It is easy to use and Roxio provides good documentation and tech support, usually get email response in a day or so. I even had a live support call and Roxio waived the fee. I have had nothing but a great experience with Roxio and their software. Easy Media Creator 7 is a very good product and it is well deserving of this 5 star rating and all the awards it has won. Once you try it you will agree, it blows away the competition, delivering first-rate functionality at a low price.
Great Value, it Blows Away The Competition
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-28

I have used Roxio's product for the last 2 versions and they keep making them better and better. Easy Media Creator 7 installed fine and runs great on my PC, with no conflicts or issues with other programs or Win XP. It is easy to use and Roxio provides good documentation and tech support, usually get email response in a day or so. I even had a live support call and Roxio waived the fee. I have had nothing but a great experience with Roxio and their software. Easy Media Creator 7 is a very good product and it is well deserving of this 5 star rating and all the awards it has won. Once you try it you will agree, it blows away the competition, delivering first-rate functionality at a low price.
Don't spend your money & time Read this before any purchase
by: pirouz1    On: 2004-06-26

It seems like Roxio is going MS way in just renewing their software with mostly name and model without a real imporvment. I have been using Easy CD Creator 5 then 6 and recently tried 7. There is a conflict between Windows Media Player 9 and Roxio software (both 6 and 7). After installing Roxio, WMP will not work properly. It will close and you will receive an error message related to one of Roxio dll files (mpeg2vidcodec.dll) if you remove this file, your WMP will work again but then you can not burn DVD using Roxio. You can't even view the mpeg files in Roxio to edit or prepare it for burning. Live support costs money! after you pay for this software. Amazing! You pay them to have trouble by getting their software and then you should pay them to talk about the problem they caused. Smarth way of making money. I doubt if you can find this easily on their web site either. The only reason I tried 7 after 6 was just my hope to get a bug free software. Now I wish I never got it. If you are looking for a good video editing software, try Ulead Moviefactory 3. You will love it comparing to Roxio Media Creator 7. My 2 star is just because of other part of their software which is mostly same as previous versions. If you buy it just for DVD and video recording, consider Ulead. Good luck
Don't spend your money & time Read this before any purchase
by: pirouz1    On: 2004-06-26

It seems like Roxio is going MS way in just renewing their software with mostly name and model without a real imporvment. I have been using Easy CD Creator 5 then 6 and recently tried 7. There is a conflict between Windows Media Player 9 and Roxio software (both 6 and 7). After installing Roxio, WMP will not work properly. It will close and you will receive an error message related to one of Roxio dll files (mpeg2vidcodec.dll) if you remove this file, your WMP will work again but then you can not burn DVD using Roxio. You can't even view the mpeg files in Roxio to edit or prepare it for burning. Live support costs money! after you pay for this software. Amazing! You pay them to have trouble by getting their software and then you should pay them to talk about the problem they caused. Smarth way of making money. I doubt if you can find this easily on their web site either. The only reason I tried 7 after 6 was just my hope to get a bug free software. Now I wish I never got it. If you are looking for a good video editing software, try Ulead Moviefactory 3. You will love it comparing to Roxio Media Creator 7. My 2 star is just because of other part of their software which is mostly same as previous versions. If you buy it just for DVD and video recording, consider Ulead. Good luck
Don't spend your money & time Read this before any purchase
by: pirouz1    On: 2004-06-26

It seems like Roxio is going MS way in just renewing their software with mostly name and model without a real imporvment. I have been using Easy CD Creator 5 then 6 and recently tried 7. There is a conflict between Windows Media Player 9 and Roxio software (both 6 and 7). After installing Roxio, WMP will not work properly. It will close and you will receive an error message related to one of Roxio dll files (mpeg2vidcodec.dll) if you remove this file, your WMP will work again but then you can not burn DVD using Roxio. You can't even view the mpeg files in Roxio to edit or prepare it for burning. Live support costs money! after you pay for this software. Amazing! You pay them to have trouble by getting their software and then you should pay them to talk about the problem they caused. Smarth way of making money. I doubt if you can find this easily on their web site either. The only reason I tried 7 after 6 was just my hope to get a bug free software. Now I wish I never got it. If you are looking for a good video editing software, try Ulead Moviefactory 3. You will love it comparing to Roxio Media Creator 7. My 2 star is just because of other part of their software which is mostly same as previous versions. If you buy it just for DVD and video recording, consider Ulead. Good luck
Add to Your Wish List -- Very Capable Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-25

Easy Media Creator 7 is a terrific performer and burns data, music, video and slideshows on CD or DVD without a problem. It also has some outstanding editing and creation tools to make your final production look even better. Its easy to use and includes a broad selection of tools, all in one offering. For the price, extensive capabilities and how it makes your work look very professional, I recommend it.
Add to Your Wish List -- Very Capable Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-25

Easy Media Creator 7 is a terrific performer and burns data, music, video and slideshows on CD or DVD without a problem. It also has some outstanding editing and creation tools to make your final production look even better. Its easy to use and includes a broad selection of tools, all in one offering. For the price, extensive capabilities and how it makes your work look very professional, I recommend it.
Add to Your Wish List -- Very Capable Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-25

Easy Media Creator 7 is a terrific performer and burns data, music, video and slideshows on CD or DVD without a problem. It also has some outstanding editing and creation tools to make your final production look even better. Its easy to use and includes a broad selection of tools, all in one offering. For the price, extensive capabilities and how it makes your work look very professional, I recommend it.
I am a Believer, It Lives Up To Its Name
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-23

It is an Easy Media Creator - easy to learn and easy to use. I bought it because of the many video and slideshow capabilities not found in some of the competing products costing under $100. The Storyboard creation tool let me mix photos and videos together complete with transitions. I could also apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos. I also liked the SmartVideo capture capabilities, because it let me preview video scenes on my camcorder and only import the scenes I wanted rather than the whole video. I was also able to do standard stuff like adding music and narrative audio to my slideshow productions and then finally burn to disk. I like this program a lot and enjoy how it makes my amateur photography look professional once integrated into great looking slideshows and videos.
Sync and copy problems
by: mfranknor    On: 2004-06-23

The video editing facility is unusable because edited video is out of sync with audio. The DVD copy facility (which I used for disks produced by the DVD authoring module) is extremely slow, and fails entirely for some disks. Roxio faithfully responds to my email, but the responses are perfunctory and unhelpful.
I am a Believer, It Lives Up To Its Name
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-23

It is an Easy Media Creator - easy to learn and easy to use. I bought it because of the many video and slideshow capabilities not found in some of the competing products costing under $100. The Storyboard creation tool let me mix photos and videos together complete with transitions. I could also apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos. I also liked the SmartVideo capture capabilities, because it let me preview video scenes on my camcorder and only import the scenes I wanted rather than the whole video. I was also able to do standard stuff like adding music and narrative audio to my slideshow productions and then finally burn to disk. I like this program a lot and enjoy how it makes my amateur photography look professional once integrated into great looking slideshows and videos.
Sync and copy problems
by: mfranknor    On: 2004-06-23

The video editing facility is unusable because edited video is out of sync with audio. The DVD copy facility (which I used for disks produced by the DVD authoring module) is extremely slow, and fails entirely for some disks. Roxio faithfully responds to my email, but the responses are perfunctory and unhelpful.
I am a Believer, It Lives Up To Its Name
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-23

It is an Easy Media Creator - easy to learn and easy to use. I bought it because of the many video and slideshow capabilities not found in some of the competing products costing under $100. The Storyboard creation tool let me mix photos and videos together complete with transitions. I could also apply Pan and Zoom effects to videos and photos. I also liked the SmartVideo capture capabilities, because it let me preview video scenes on my camcorder and only import the scenes I wanted rather than the whole video. I was also able to do standard stuff like adding music and narrative audio to my slideshow productions and then finally burn to disk. I like this program a lot and enjoy how it makes my amateur photography look professional once integrated into great looking slideshows and videos.
Sync and copy problems
by: mfranknor    On: 2004-06-23

The video editing facility is unusable because edited video is out of sync with audio. The DVD copy facility (which I used for disks produced by the DVD authoring module) is extremely slow, and fails entirely for some disks. Roxio faithfully responds to my email, but the responses are perfunctory and unhelpful.
Good Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-22

Pros: All the functionality in one application, easy to learn and use, good customer support materials with it and on Roxio's web site, plus the great production projects I can create and burn to DVD or CD.

Cons: Time consuming install, printed manuals would be nice to have, and sometimes its kind a slow when moving between apps.

Overall: I like it a lot and if they could speed it up a little more that would be even better.


Good Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-22

Pros: All the functionality in one application, easy to learn and use, good customer support materials with it and on Roxio's web site, plus the great production projects I can create and burn to DVD or CD.

Cons: Time consuming install, printed manuals would be nice to have, and sometimes its kind a slow when moving between apps.

Overall: I like it a lot and if they could speed it up a little more that would be even better.


Good Functionality
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-22

Pros: All the functionality in one application, easy to learn and use, good customer support materials with it and on Roxio's web site, plus the great production projects I can create and burn to DVD or CD.

Cons: Time consuming install, printed manuals would be nice to have, and sometimes its kind a slow when moving between apps.

Overall: I like it a lot and if they could speed it up a little more that would be even better.


Yes it is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

I read the user reviews here and researched the online PC editor reviews and the overall consensus was positive, so I bought EMC7 and am glad I did. Although it can be sluggish at times moving between applications, it's performing as expected and is living up to its name. I've had no problems using it and recommend it to anyone working with digital photos, videos, or creating music/data backup CDs/DVDs.
Be careful - the reviews are scary
by: ullal    On: 2004-06-21

After reading all the reviews here I am concerned about opening the copy of EMC7 that I purchased. The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote. If my suspicions are true I think it is scary that a company needs to resort to this tactic to improve its rating. Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective. Although I have only used Roxio products before I think I will return my unopened box for a refund.
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is an Outstanding Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) is an outstanding product. It installed without a problem, it was easy to learn how to use, and provides a breadth of capabilities all under one integrated suite of products. The Home Page offers tremendous flexibility in how to use the product:
1. Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
2. Components: Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
3. Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
4. Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I had no problems creating great videos and slideshows on to VCDs or DVDs.

EMC7 comes with many materials to make you self sufficient in learning and finding more information, such as how-to video tutorials, and product user guides (Adobe PDF files). The Roxio web site has unlimited self-help options including FAQs and a good knowledgebase that helps you find answers. If you still need help, like other users have also reported, I too found their tech support email response good, as they sent answers to my questions usually in a day or two.

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone who messes around with digital media.


Yes it is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

I read the user reviews here and researched the online PC editor reviews and the overall consensus was positive, so I bought EMC7 and am glad I did. Although it can be sluggish at times moving between applications, it's performing as expected and is living up to its name. I've had no problems using it and recommend it to anyone working with digital photos, videos, or creating music/data backup CDs/DVDs.
Be careful - the reviews are scary
by: ullal    On: 2004-06-21

After reading all the reviews here I am concerned about opening the copy of EMC7 that I purchased. The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote. If my suspicions are true I think it is scary that a company needs to resort to this tactic to improve its rating. Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective. Although I have only used Roxio products before I think I will return my unopened box for a refund.
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is an Outstanding Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) is an outstanding product. It installed without a problem, it was easy to learn how to use, and provides a breadth of capabilities all under one integrated suite of products. The Home Page offers tremendous flexibility in how to use the product:
1. Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
2. Components: Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
3. Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
4. Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I had no problems creating great videos and slideshows on to VCDs or DVDs.

EMC7 comes with many materials to make you self sufficient in learning and finding more information, such as how-to video tutorials, and product user guides (Adobe PDF files). The Roxio web site has unlimited self-help options including FAQs and a good knowledgebase that helps you find answers. If you still need help, like other users have also reported, I too found their tech support email response good, as they sent answers to my questions usually in a day or two.

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone who messes around with digital media.


Yes it is an Easy Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

I read the user reviews here and researched the online PC editor reviews and the overall consensus was positive, so I bought EMC7 and am glad I did. Although it can be sluggish at times moving between applications, it's performing as expected and is living up to its name. I've had no problems using it and recommend it to anyone working with digital photos, videos, or creating music/data backup CDs/DVDs.
Be careful - the reviews are scary
by: ullal    On: 2004-06-21

After reading all the reviews here I am concerned about opening the copy of EMC7 that I purchased. The reviews that most concern me are the 5 star reviews that look like somebody from the marketing department at Roxio wrote. If my suspicions are true I think it is scary that a company needs to resort to this tactic to improve its rating. Read the reviews and I am sure you will see what I am referring to. These reviews are so perfectly written and formatted and cover everything from a marketing perspective. Although I have only used Roxio products before I think I will return my unopened box for a refund.
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is an Outstanding Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-21

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 (EMC7) is an outstanding product. It installed without a problem, it was easy to learn how to use, and provides a breadth of capabilities all under one integrated suite of products. The Home Page offers tremendous flexibility in how to use the product:
1. Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
2. Components: Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
3. Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
4. Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I had no problems creating great videos and slideshows on to VCDs or DVDs.

EMC7 comes with many materials to make you self sufficient in learning and finding more information, such as how-to video tutorials, and product user guides (Adobe PDF files). The Roxio web site has unlimited self-help options including FAQs and a good knowledgebase that helps you find answers. If you still need help, like other users have also reported, I too found their tech support email response good, as they sent answers to my questions usually in a day or two.

Overall, I recommend this product to anyone who messes around with digital media.


Marvelous Product +Terrific Customer Service = Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-20

After reading some of these customer reviews I wonder if they are talking about the same product. I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 two months ago and have been using it continuously since. I have had nothing but a satisfying experience with it. The user interface allows you to pick it up quickly, openning up some powerful features for capturing, editing and creating with your digital media. I have been very impressed with Roxio's customer service, who have promptly responded to numerous questions via email within 18-36 hours. All the available features, plus great customer service and a low price equals incomparable value.
Marvelous Product +Terrific Customer Service = Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-20

After reading some of these customer reviews I wonder if they are talking about the same product. I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 two months ago and have been using it continuously since. I have had nothing but a satisfying experience with it. The user interface allows you to pick it up quickly, openning up some powerful features for capturing, editing and creating with your digital media. I have been very impressed with Roxio's customer service, who have promptly responded to numerous questions via email within 18-36 hours. All the available features, plus great customer service and a low price equals incomparable value.
Marvelous Product +Terrific Customer Service = Great Value
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-20

After reading some of these customer reviews I wonder if they are talking about the same product. I purchased Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 two months ago and have been using it continuously since. I have had nothing but a satisfying experience with it. The user interface allows you to pick it up quickly, openning up some powerful features for capturing, editing and creating with your digital media. I have been very impressed with Roxio's customer service, who have promptly responded to numerous questions via email within 18-36 hours. All the available features, plus great customer service and a low price equals incomparable value.
Beware of the Box
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-18

Got the box and the first thing I had to do was to update it. This took 3 hours. No manual in box like Creator 5 did. Help files more encyclopedic than 'how to'. Could not use my TSID. Could not post messages to their discussion site. Response to email is worse than any I have used. Maybe it's a good product if I can ever get to use it. Don't understand the pleased reviews. Maybe I got a lemon. Creator 5 worked fine for me. Good luck if you buy the box, a download might be better. Hopefully that will be up to date and they would know you. It's all I got so I will keep plugging. Hope you do better.
What's worse? The software or Roxio's customer service?
by: swamper7772    On: 2004-06-18

I strongly recommend you stay as far away from Roxio Easy Media Creator as you can - not because it's buggy (very), but because of the response I received from Roxio's customer support personnel.

I purchased Roxio's product last week, downloaded and installed the updates, yet have been utterly plagued by numerous bugs and system crashes so bad that I can't even ctrl-alt-del to the Task Manager.

I'm a highly experienced networking engineer who's built and configured hundreds of computers for more than 20 years. I'm running Windows XP Professional on stock 2.53 GHz Pentium IV with the latest updates, my antivirus and firewalls (Cisco) are top-notch, as well. I've run numerous media editing programs, including Pinnacle Studio 9, Adobe Premier 6, Adobe Photoshop CS, etc., without the slightest problems. In short, my system is solid is a rock - it has to be, as that is how I earn my living. You can't run a business on a screamingly tweaked machine that's buggy.

The reason I'm recommending you avoid it is because when I asked Roxio for a refund in accordance with their refund policy (notify Roxio and attest to the fact you removed it within 15 days of initial purchase), they gave me the proverbial run-around. I've been quite polite with them, but when I finally demanded they honor their refund policy, they quit responding to me. That was four days ago, and they still have not yet credited my charge card.

The buggy software itself will test your fortitude. The attitude of Roxio's customer support personell, however, will drive you insane, and will cost you significantly more time (and time is money) than the product itself cost.

If I may recommend an alternative product, I would recommend you carry Pinnacle Studio 9. I used Studio 8 for two years, but decided to try Roxio's product as I knew some of Roxio's earlier software was pretty decent. But when I encountered the massive problems with Media Creator, I switched back to a known entity and upgraded to the latest version of Studio, which has worked flawless over the last five days on a video project I'm creating for our church.

Again, Roxio is a liability. Much better software, and far better customer service, are available elsewhere.

Thank you for your time.


Beware of the Box
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-18

Got the box and the first thing I had to do was to update it. This took 3 hours. No manual in box like Creator 5 did. Help files more encyclopedic than 'how to'. Could not use my TSID. Could not post messages to their discussion site. Response to email is worse than any I have used. Maybe it's a good product if I can ever get to use it. Don't understand the pleased reviews. Maybe I got a lemon. Creator 5 worked fine for me. Good luck if you buy the box, a download might be better. Hopefully that will be up to date and they would know you. It's all I got so I will keep plugging. Hope you do better.
What's worse? The software or Roxio's customer service?
by: swamper7772    On: 2004-06-18

I strongly recommend you stay as far away from Roxio Easy Media Creator as you can - not because it's buggy (very), but because of the response I received from Roxio's customer support personnel.

I purchased Roxio's product last week, downloaded and installed the updates, yet have been utterly plagued by numerous bugs and system crashes so bad that I can't even ctrl-alt-del to the Task Manager.

I'm a highly experienced networking engineer who's built and configured hundreds of computers for more than 20 years. I'm running Windows XP Professional on stock 2.53 GHz Pentium IV with the latest updates, my antivirus and firewalls (Cisco) are top-notch, as well. I've run numerous media editing programs, including Pinnacle Studio 9, Adobe Premier 6, Adobe Photoshop CS, etc., without the slightest problems. In short, my system is solid is a rock - it has to be, as that is how I earn my living. You can't run a business on a screamingly tweaked machine that's buggy.

The reason I'm recommending you avoid it is because when I asked Roxio for a refund in accordance with their refund policy (notify Roxio and attest to the fact you removed it within 15 days of initial purchase), they gave me the proverbial run-around. I've been quite polite with them, but when I finally demanded they honor their refund policy, they quit responding to me. That was four days ago, and they still have not yet credited my charge card.

The buggy software itself will test your fortitude. The attitude of Roxio's customer support personell, however, will drive you insane, and will cost you significantly more time (and time is money) than the product itself cost.

If I may recommend an alternative product, I would recommend you carry Pinnacle Studio 9. I used Studio 8 for two years, but decided to try Roxio's product as I knew some of Roxio's earlier software was pretty decent. But when I encountered the massive problems with Media Creator, I switched back to a known entity and upgraded to the latest version of Studio, which has worked flawless over the last five days on a video project I'm creating for our church.

Again, Roxio is a liability. Much better software, and far better customer service, are available elsewhere.

Thank you for your time.


Beware of the Box
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-18

Got the box and the first thing I had to do was to update it. This took 3 hours. No manual in box like Creator 5 did. Help files more encyclopedic than 'how to'. Could not use my TSID. Could not post messages to their discussion site. Response to email is worse than any I have used. Maybe it's a good product if I can ever get to use it. Don't understand the pleased reviews. Maybe I got a lemon. Creator 5 worked fine for me. Good luck if you buy the box, a download might be better. Hopefully that will be up to date and they would know you. It's all I got so I will keep plugging. Hope you do better.
What's worse? The software or Roxio's customer service?
by: swamper7772    On: 2004-06-18

I strongly recommend you stay as far away from Roxio Easy Media Creator as you can - not because it's buggy (very), but because of the response I received from Roxio's customer support personnel.

I purchased Roxio's product last week, downloaded and installed the updates, yet have been utterly plagued by numerous bugs and system crashes so bad that I can't even ctrl-alt-del to the Task Manager.

I'm a highly experienced networking engineer who's built and configured hundreds of computers for more than 20 years. I'm running Windows XP Professional on stock 2.53 GHz Pentium IV with the latest updates, my antivirus and firewalls (Cisco) are top-notch, as well. I've run numerous media editing programs, including Pinnacle Studio 9, Adobe Premier 6, Adobe Photoshop CS, etc., without the slightest problems. In short, my system is solid is a rock - it has to be, as that is how I earn my living. You can't run a business on a screamingly tweaked machine that's buggy.

The reason I'm recommending you avoid it is because when I asked Roxio for a refund in accordance with their refund policy (notify Roxio and attest to the fact you removed it within 15 days of initial purchase), they gave me the proverbial run-around. I've been quite polite with them, but when I finally demanded they honor their refund policy, they quit responding to me. That was four days ago, and they still have not yet credited my charge card.

The buggy software itself will test your fortitude. The attitude of Roxio's customer support personell, however, will drive you insane, and will cost you significantly more time (and time is money) than the product itself cost.

If I may recommend an alternative product, I would recommend you carry Pinnacle Studio 9. I used Studio 8 for two years, but decided to try Roxio's product as I knew some of Roxio's earlier software was pretty decent. But when I encountered the massive problems with Media Creator, I switched back to a known entity and upgraded to the latest version of Studio, which has worked flawless over the last five days on a video project I'm creating for our church.

Again, Roxio is a liability. Much better software, and far better customer service, are available elsewhere.

Thank you for your time.


Easy to Use, Great Features and for the Price it's a Bargain
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. My daughter just graduated from high school and this weekend I created a video comprised of digital photos and video clips, select music, transitions, titles, etc. all blended together of all the events this past month leading up to graduation. I am so proud of my daughter but also have great pride and sense of accomplishment in what I just did by creating a great looking video that I burned to DVD.

Roxio provides many materials to help you find all the answers, such as how-to video tutorials, and PDF user guides. The Roxio web site knowledgebase also helps you find answers to any questions, and if you still need help, I found their tech support email responses were quick, only taking 1-2 days to get answers.

I recommend this product for people at all levels.


Easy to Use, Great Features and for the Price it's a Bargain
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. My daughter just graduated from high school and this weekend I created a video comprised of digital photos and video clips, select music, transitions, titles, etc. all blended together of all the events this past month leading up to graduation. I am so proud of my daughter but also have great pride and sense of accomplishment in what I just did by creating a great looking video that I burned to DVD.

Roxio provides many materials to help you find all the answers, such as how-to video tutorials, and PDF user guides. The Roxio web site knowledgebase also helps you find answers to any questions, and if you still need help, I found their tech support email responses were quick, only taking 1-2 days to get answers.

I recommend this product for people at all levels.


Easy to Use, Great Features and for the Price it's a Bargain
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-14

Easy Media Creator 7 offers an easy to learn and understand interface that enables you to quickly use any of the applications that make up this integrated software suite. My daughter just graduated from high school and this weekend I created a video comprised of digital photos and video clips, select music, transitions, titles, etc. all blended together of all the events this past month leading up to graduation. I am so proud of my daughter but also have great pride and sense of accomplishment in what I just did by creating a great looking video that I burned to DVD.

Roxio provides many materials to help you find all the answers, such as how-to video tutorials, and PDF user guides. The Roxio web site knowledgebase also helps you find answers to any questions, and if you still need help, I found their tech support email responses were quick, only taking 1-2 days to get answers.

I recommend this product for people at all levels.


So far so good...
by: eisleychick    On: 2004-06-11

I just used this product to make a video yesterday. While it took me the better part of the day to develop, the software is great. Once you get in and start using it, it's super user friendly. Great help manuals, etc. I highly recommend using this. I've tried other products for cd creation & movies but this is by far the best one so far. Easy for people just starting out and also great for the more experienced user.
Lots of potential, but buyer beware
by: tjs615    On: 2004-06-11

Could not evaluate the product for DVD Builder and had limited success with VideoWave component. I am a previous user of Creator 6 which at least installed and functions properly. I have a Win 2K system with all the latest software patches. System is very stable and reliable, but when I first installed this product the DVD and Video components wouldn't load. There were no error messages, it just left me back were I started. I downloaded the latest patch to the software (50 MB) from Roxio and that at least fixed the Video component startup problem. I tried contacting tech support but need a TSID #. Guess what, their email based tech service system repeatedly told me that the TSID number I supplied (from the CD envelope) was not in their database! I sent of a request to address the TSID problem and haven't heard back yet. The auto reply message they delived back to me showed a truncated version of my original email to them so I am not even sure if they even got the full text I sent them. Are there any engineers at Roxio that actually try to act like a real customer and use their system? I think not.

Having invested $100 dollars already and considerable time, I decided to press on an started working with the Video editor. The feature set seems OK, but when previewing mpg files taken from a DVD created by a Sony DCR-DVD 200, there was no sound. Also tried to create a movie to disk (DVD format) but that hung after about 20 seconds of processing. If the product wasn't so buggy and the support infrastructure didn't seem so dysfunctional, this might be a decent product. Looks like I will be going back to the 6.0 version and hopefully they will get their act together soon. I have tried other video software, and so far there are either usability or video quality problems with every product I tried. This seems like very immature technology.


So far so good...
by: eisleychick    On: 2004-06-11

I just used this product to make a video yesterday. While it took me the better part of the day to develop, the software is great. Once you get in and start using it, it's super user friendly. Great help manuals, etc. I highly recommend using this. I've tried other products for cd creation & movies but this is by far the best one so far. Easy for people just starting out and also great for the more experienced user.
Lots of potential, but buyer beware
by: tjs615    On: 2004-06-11

Could not evaluate the product for DVD Builder and had limited success with VideoWave component. I am a previous user of Creator 6 which at least installed and functions properly. I have a Win 2K system with all the latest software patches. System is very stable and reliable, but when I first installed this product the DVD and Video components wouldn't load. There were no error messages, it just left me back were I started. I downloaded the latest patch to the software (50 MB) from Roxio and that at least fixed the Video component startup problem. I tried contacting tech support but need a TSID #. Guess what, their email based tech service system repeatedly told me that the TSID number I supplied (from the CD envelope) was not in their database! I sent of a request to address the TSID problem and haven't heard back yet. The auto reply message they delived back to me showed a truncated version of my original email to them so I am not even sure if they even got the full text I sent them. Are there any engineers at Roxio that actually try to act like a real customer and use their system? I think not.

Having invested $100 dollars already and considerable time, I decided to press on an started working with the Video editor. The feature set seems OK, but when previewing mpg files taken from a DVD created by a Sony DCR-DVD 200, there was no sound. Also tried to create a movie to disk (DVD format) but that hung after about 20 seconds of processing. If the product wasn't so buggy and the support infrastructure didn't seem so dysfunctional, this might be a decent product. Looks like I will be going back to the 6.0 version and hopefully they will get their act together soon. I have tried other video software, and so far there are either usability or video quality problems with every product I tried. This seems like very immature technology.


So far so good...
by: eisleychick    On: 2004-06-11

I just used this product to make a video yesterday. While it took me the better part of the day to develop, the software is great. Once you get in and start using it, it's super user friendly. Great help manuals, etc. I highly recommend using this. I've tried other products for cd creation & movies but this is by far the best one so far. Easy for people just starting out and also great for the more experienced user.
Lots of potential, but buyer beware
by: tjs615    On: 2004-06-11

Could not evaluate the product for DVD Builder and had limited success with VideoWave component. I am a previous user of Creator 6 which at least installed and functions properly. I have a Win 2K system with all the latest software patches. System is very stable and reliable, but when I first installed this product the DVD and Video components wouldn't load. There were no error messages, it just left me back were I started. I downloaded the latest patch to the software (50 MB) from Roxio and that at least fixed the Video component startup problem. I tried contacting tech support but need a TSID #. Guess what, their email based tech service system repeatedly told me that the TSID number I supplied (from the CD envelope) was not in their database! I sent of a request to address the TSID problem and haven't heard back yet. The auto reply message they delived back to me showed a truncated version of my original email to them so I am not even sure if they even got the full text I sent them. Are there any engineers at Roxio that actually try to act like a real customer and use their system? I think not.

Having invested $100 dollars already and considerable time, I decided to press on an started working with the Video editor. The feature set seems OK, but when previewing mpg files taken from a DVD created by a Sony DCR-DVD 200, there was no sound. Also tried to create a movie to disk (DVD format) but that hung after about 20 seconds of processing. If the product wasn't so buggy and the support infrastructure didn't seem so dysfunctional, this might be a decent product. Looks like I will be going back to the 6.0 version and hopefully they will get their act together soon. I have tried other video software, and so far there are either usability or video quality problems with every product I tried. This seems like very immature technology.


Just OK
by: swdpm    On: 2004-06-04

bbThis program might be great, but without a manual or technical support, it's hard to tell. As with all previous editions of Easy CD Creator, this program has many good features. Unfortunately, they sometimes do not work properly. Roxio decided it is easier to let the consumer hunt for info rather than provide the paper manual they used to. Although technical support is supposed to be available, once you navigate the severe obstacles to real contact at the web site, their answers are less than helpful. My experience has been either no answer or a response telling me to search the knowledge base for information that I already told them I could not find. At this point, I have the program several months and do my best to not use it. It causes crashes on certain activities and,since Roxio ignores tech questions, I have no way to solve this.
Just OK
by: swdpm    On: 2004-06-04

bbThis program might be great, but without a manual or technical support, it's hard to tell. As with all previous editions of Easy CD Creator, this program has many good features. Unfortunately, they sometimes do not work properly. Roxio decided it is easier to let the consumer hunt for info rather than provide the paper manual they used to. Although technical support is supposed to be available, once you navigate the severe obstacles to real contact at the web site, their answers are less than helpful. My experience has been either no answer or a response telling me to search the knowledge base for information that I already told them I could not find. At this point, I have the program several months and do my best to not use it. It causes crashes on certain activities and,since Roxio ignores tech questions, I have no way to solve this.
Just OK
by: swdpm    On: 2004-06-04

bbThis program might be great, but without a manual or technical support, it's hard to tell. As with all previous editions of Easy CD Creator, this program has many good features. Unfortunately, they sometimes do not work properly. Roxio decided it is easier to let the consumer hunt for info rather than provide the paper manual they used to. Although technical support is supposed to be available, once you navigate the severe obstacles to real contact at the web site, their answers are less than helpful. My experience has been either no answer or a response telling me to search the knowledge base for information that I already told them I could not find. At this point, I have the program several months and do my best to not use it. It causes crashes on certain activities and,since Roxio ignores tech questions, I have no way to solve this.
AMAZING "MUST HAVE" SOFTWARE
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-02

I recently bought a new PC and then also bought Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I'm a knowledgable PC shopper and asked everyone if this software came bundled on a PC and the answer was no everywhere I turned. Those "in the know" told me the only Roxio bundled software was older versions, not EMC7. So, I don't know what our previous reviewer is talking about?

This product is amazing! Before I purchased EMC7 I did a thorough search for the best digital media software for my budget (under $100) and Roxio was the clear winner. Here are just a few examples I discovered:
>> Basic Burning: EMC7 supports desktop drag and drop with automatic handling of file types, Nero does not.
>> Photo Editing: EMC7 allows you to add pan and zoom to slideshows, not Nero. EMC7 offers advanced photo editing (cloning, masking, stitching, etc) and paint tools, Nero doesn't
>> Video and Slideshows: Nero does not allow you to mix photo and video with transitions, where EMC7 does. EMC7 allows 7 track audio support, while Nero allows 3 tracks for video and only 1 track for photo slideshows. EMC7 offers over 150 transitions, Nero only has about 40.
>> DVD Authoring: EMC7 allows multiple storyboards in a single window, Nero doesn't. EMC7 allows you to drag and drop photos and videos between storyboards, not Nero.
>> CD/DVD Copying: EMC7 CD and DVD copy module uses same component with same or similar workflow, not Nero

This is just my extensive research on talking to other users, reading press coverage, product literature and searching the web, to making sure I spent my money wisely and bought the best software for the job. I suggest you also read the reviews done by the professionals, such as CNET, EMEDIALIVE and PC Magazine to name a few that I used.

I hope this helps. I think this software is amazing and recommend it over Nero or other products in this class.


AMAZING "MUST HAVE" SOFTWARE
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-02

I recently bought a new PC and then also bought Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I'm a knowledgable PC shopper and asked everyone if this software came bundled on a PC and the answer was no everywhere I turned. Those "in the know" told me the only Roxio bundled software was older versions, not EMC7. So, I don't know what our previous reviewer is talking about?

This product is amazing! Before I purchased EMC7 I did a thorough search for the best digital media software for my budget (under $100) and Roxio was the clear winner. Here are just a few examples I discovered:
>> Basic Burning: EMC7 supports desktop drag and drop with automatic handling of file types, Nero does not.
>> Photo Editing: EMC7 allows you to add pan and zoom to slideshows, not Nero. EMC7 offers advanced photo editing (cloning, masking, stitching, etc) and paint tools, Nero doesn't
>> Video and Slideshows: Nero does not allow you to mix photo and video with transitions, where EMC7 does. EMC7 allows 7 track audio support, while Nero allows 3 tracks for video and only 1 track for photo slideshows. EMC7 offers over 150 transitions, Nero only has about 40.
>> DVD Authoring: EMC7 allows multiple storyboards in a single window, Nero doesn't. EMC7 allows you to drag and drop photos and videos between storyboards, not Nero.
>> CD/DVD Copying: EMC7 CD and DVD copy module uses same component with same or similar workflow, not Nero

This is just my extensive research on talking to other users, reading press coverage, product literature and searching the web, to making sure I spent my money wisely and bought the best software for the job. I suggest you also read the reviews done by the professionals, such as CNET, EMEDIALIVE and PC Magazine to name a few that I used.

I hope this helps. I think this software is amazing and recommend it over Nero or other products in this class.


AMAZING "MUST HAVE" SOFTWARE
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-02

I recently bought a new PC and then also bought Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I'm a knowledgable PC shopper and asked everyone if this software came bundled on a PC and the answer was no everywhere I turned. Those "in the know" told me the only Roxio bundled software was older versions, not EMC7. So, I don't know what our previous reviewer is talking about?

This product is amazing! Before I purchased EMC7 I did a thorough search for the best digital media software for my budget (under $100) and Roxio was the clear winner. Here are just a few examples I discovered:
>> Basic Burning: EMC7 supports desktop drag and drop with automatic handling of file types, Nero does not.
>> Photo Editing: EMC7 allows you to add pan and zoom to slideshows, not Nero. EMC7 offers advanced photo editing (cloning, masking, stitching, etc) and paint tools, Nero doesn't
>> Video and Slideshows: Nero does not allow you to mix photo and video with transitions, where EMC7 does. EMC7 allows 7 track audio support, while Nero allows 3 tracks for video and only 1 track for photo slideshows. EMC7 offers over 150 transitions, Nero only has about 40.
>> DVD Authoring: EMC7 allows multiple storyboards in a single window, Nero doesn't. EMC7 allows you to drag and drop photos and videos between storyboards, not Nero.
>> CD/DVD Copying: EMC7 CD and DVD copy module uses same component with same or similar workflow, not Nero

This is just my extensive research on talking to other users, reading press coverage, product literature and searching the web, to making sure I spent my money wisely and bought the best software for the job. I suggest you also read the reviews done by the professionals, such as CNET, EMEDIALIVE and PC Magazine to name a few that I used.

I hope this helps. I think this software is amazing and recommend it over Nero or other products in this class.


this software sucks
by: hvcorp    On: 2004-06-01

this software came with my computer but after some time this software was formating data cd to music cd in for real player .
at last i had kick this software and i am so happy . now i am using nero which is is world class software .

don't buy this software ever at any cost . and if it is coming with your's computer don't use it .

use nero


this software sucks
by: hvcorp    On: 2004-06-01

this software came with my computer but after some time this software was formating data cd to music cd in for real player .
at last i had kick this software and i am so happy . now i am using nero which is is world class software .

don't buy this software ever at any cost . and if it is coming with your's computer don't use it .

use nero


this software sucks
by: hvcorp    On: 2004-06-01

this software came with my computer but after some time this software was formating data cd to music cd in for real player .
at last i had kick this software and i am so happy . now i am using nero which is is world class software .

don't buy this software ever at any cost . and if it is coming with your's computer don't use it .

use nero


What?s all the ?FUS? about? Features, Usability, Support
by: bookemdano818    On: 2004-05-29

After reading all the magazine reviews and asking my friends and co-workers, all answers pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7 as the best digital media software. If I had to sum up what I like best it would be:

FEATURES -- This product packs a punch, with all the features it offers in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, creating DVDs and CDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the unique features include: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; how you can apply Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and the SmartVideo Capture feature where you can preview video scenes and only import selected scenes.

USABILITY -- It has an easy to use interface with a menu that offers you two ways to do things, as either Applications/Tools or as Tasks. Applications/Tools lists all the components by their name. If you're not sure which component to use, then choose Tasks which lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish (i.e. Edit and Fix Photos). When I wasn't sure how to do something, I used the excellent interactive Help Center, which included video tutorial guides showing me how to do things.

SUPPORT -- I already talked about the interactive Help Center and Tutorials, which are available any time to support you. The Help Center also provides access to many well-documented application User Guides (PDF files) explaining how to use the various applications (i.e. DVDBuilder). Roxio also provides many online tech support materials including an online Knowledge Base and an online Forum. I emailed them a question and received a response back in under 2 days. All in all, they provided all the tools and support to make me successful.

One other thing I like best about Easy Media Creator is the VALUE it delivers. I get all these capabilities in a product costing well under $100.


What?s all the ?FUS? about? Features, Usability, Support
by: bookemdano818    On: 2004-05-29

After reading all the magazine reviews and asking my friends and co-workers, all answers pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7 as the best digital media software. If I had to sum up what I like best it would be:

FEATURES -- This product packs a punch, with all the features it offers in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, creating DVDs and CDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the unique features include: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; how you can apply Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and the SmartVideo Capture feature where you can preview video scenes and only import selected scenes.

USABILITY -- It has an easy to use interface with a menu that offers you two ways to do things, as either Applications/Tools or as Tasks. Applications/Tools lists all the components by their name. If you're not sure which component to use, then choose Tasks which lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish (i.e. Edit and Fix Photos). When I wasn't sure how to do something, I used the excellent interactive Help Center, which included video tutorial guides showing me how to do things.

SUPPORT -- I already talked about the interactive Help Center and Tutorials, which are available any time to support you. The Help Center also provides access to many well-documented application User Guides (PDF files) explaining how to use the various applications (i.e. DVDBuilder). Roxio also provides many online tech support materials including an online Knowledge Base and an online Forum. I emailed them a question and received a response back in under 2 days. All in all, they provided all the tools and support to make me successful.

One other thing I like best about Easy Media Creator is the VALUE it delivers. I get all these capabilities in a product costing well under $100.


What?s all the ?FUS? about? Features, Usability, Support
by: bookemdano818    On: 2004-05-29

After reading all the magazine reviews and asking my friends and co-workers, all answers pointed me to purchase Easy Media Creator 7 as the best digital media software. If I had to sum up what I like best it would be:

FEATURES -- This product packs a punch, with all the features it offers in one integrated package. These broad features include everything you need: backing up your data and burning discs, creating audio/MP3 CDs, importing photos and capturing video, editing photos and videos, creating slide shows and videos, creating DVDs and CDs, and creating labels for your discs. Some of the unique features include: how the Storyboard allows you to mix photos and videos with transitions; how you can apply Pan and Zoom Effects to videos and photos; and the SmartVideo Capture feature where you can preview video scenes and only import selected scenes.

USABILITY -- It has an easy to use interface with a menu that offers you two ways to do things, as either Applications/Tools or as Tasks. Applications/Tools lists all the components by their name. If you're not sure which component to use, then choose Tasks which lists by the Task you are trying to accomplish (i.e. Edit and Fix Photos). When I wasn't sure how to do something, I used the excellent interactive Help Center, which included video tutorial guides showing me how to do things.

SUPPORT -- I already talked about the interactive Help Center and Tutorials, which are available any time to support you. The Help Center also provides access to many well-documented application User Guides (PDF files) explaining how to use the various applications (i.e. DVDBuilder). Roxio also provides many online tech support materials including an online Knowledge Base and an online Forum. I emailed them a question and received a response back in under 2 days. All in all, they provided all the tools and support to make me successful.

One other thing I like best about Easy Media Creator is the VALUE it delivers. I get all these capabilities in a product costing well under $100.


Not for managing music
by: frankhoffy    On: 2004-05-28

I used Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 to convert all of my CDs into MP3's. I have a large music collection, and I found AudioCentral to be a great tool for categorizing all of my music.

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 because I was hoping that they had some new encoders or maybe an enhanced interface to AudioCentral. Imagine my diappointment when I found that not only were there no new encoders, but Roxio removed AudioCentral from the product completely! You now have to use the "Creator Classic" interface to rip audio tracks from CDs. There's just one problem--the data retrieved from the database is read-only. You can't update the Gracenote database if it gives back bogus data. I didn't see any way to edit the track tags either, but maybe I just missed it.

Another thing I noticed right off the bat is that the application forces you to run in 1024x768 mode. My mom's eyes can't handle that resolution, so I had to remove it from her computer and put 6 back.

In short, stick with version 6 if you need something for managing your MP3s. Hopefully Roxio will get the point and put AudioCentral back into their product.


The Program that Hijacks your System
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I have used Easy Media Creator since version 4, when it was called just Adaptec Easy Creator. Since, I am a video editor & tv news photographer by trade I am aware of the limitations of all-in-one programs that try to be all things through the over used word of "convergence"! I basically use this type of program for its ability to make drag & drop disc and music cd's. However in this latest version it is not happy with just doing its job, but takes over your system making itself the main program for all media, especially in the programs use of "Drag to Disc". By doing this it prevents a program designed to convert DVD-Ram video into MPEG files from working. It is this Microsoft like mentality, of we know best that hurts and turns a otherwise good program into an expensive problem. Customer Support has gone from excellent back in the version 4 days to useless. Bottom line as a one stop program for all your needs it is great if this is what you are looking for, but once the program starts to interfere with other programs by blocking their access to drives it becomes a problem. In version 5 Direct CD never hijacked controll of the system at the expensive of other specialzed software on your system. Customer service really needs to get on the ball and remember that alienated customers don't buy new versions of software or stay loyal if treated poorly! Programs like this need a option that totally disables programs that take control of optical drives by default.
Magical Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I've had a magical experience working with EMC 7. All product features worked as listed on the box. Editing and burnng to DVD worked just fine. The vast capture, create and edit programs provided me with all the tools I needed to turn my home movies and pictures into beautifal projects that I burned onto cd/dvds. I seriously considered other products, but my friends swear by Roxio as one of them purchased Nero and had nothing but system lock ups and conflicts. He got so fed up with "Zero", that he trashed it and bought EMC7 and now just raves about it's ease of use and great editing tools. He convinced me to buy EMC7 and I will listen to his advice from here on. This is a magical product, its easy to learn and use and the videos and slide-shows I create all look excellent.

It's mystifying to read a few of these reviews as I've had nothing but a good experience with excellent results.


Not for managing music
by: frankhoffy    On: 2004-05-28

I used Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 to convert all of my CDs into MP3's. I have a large music collection, and I found AudioCentral to be a great tool for categorizing all of my music.

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 because I was hoping that they had some new encoders or maybe an enhanced interface to AudioCentral. Imagine my diappointment when I found that not only were there no new encoders, but Roxio removed AudioCentral from the product completely! You now have to use the "Creator Classic" interface to rip audio tracks from CDs. There's just one problem--the data retrieved from the database is read-only. You can't update the Gracenote database if it gives back bogus data. I didn't see any way to edit the track tags either, but maybe I just missed it.

Another thing I noticed right off the bat is that the application forces you to run in 1024x768 mode. My mom's eyes can't handle that resolution, so I had to remove it from her computer and put 6 back.

In short, stick with version 6 if you need something for managing your MP3s. Hopefully Roxio will get the point and put AudioCentral back into their product.


The Program that Hijacks your System
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I have used Easy Media Creator since version 4, when it was called just Adaptec Easy Creator. Since, I am a video editor & tv news photographer by trade I am aware of the limitations of all-in-one programs that try to be all things through the over used word of "convergence"! I basically use this type of program for its ability to make drag & drop disc and music cd's. However in this latest version it is not happy with just doing its job, but takes over your system making itself the main program for all media, especially in the programs use of "Drag to Disc". By doing this it prevents a program designed to convert DVD-Ram video into MPEG files from working. It is this Microsoft like mentality, of we know best that hurts and turns a otherwise good program into an expensive problem. Customer Support has gone from excellent back in the version 4 days to useless. Bottom line as a one stop program for all your needs it is great if this is what you are looking for, but once the program starts to interfere with other programs by blocking their access to drives it becomes a problem. In version 5 Direct CD never hijacked controll of the system at the expensive of other specialzed software on your system. Customer service really needs to get on the ball and remember that alienated customers don't buy new versions of software or stay loyal if treated poorly! Programs like this need a option that totally disables programs that take control of optical drives by default.
Magical Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I've had a magical experience working with EMC 7. All product features worked as listed on the box. Editing and burnng to DVD worked just fine. The vast capture, create and edit programs provided me with all the tools I needed to turn my home movies and pictures into beautifal projects that I burned onto cd/dvds. I seriously considered other products, but my friends swear by Roxio as one of them purchased Nero and had nothing but system lock ups and conflicts. He got so fed up with "Zero", that he trashed it and bought EMC7 and now just raves about it's ease of use and great editing tools. He convinced me to buy EMC7 and I will listen to his advice from here on. This is a magical product, its easy to learn and use and the videos and slide-shows I create all look excellent.

It's mystifying to read a few of these reviews as I've had nothing but a good experience with excellent results.


Not for managing music
by: frankhoffy    On: 2004-05-28

I used Roxio Easy CD and DVD Creator 6 to convert all of my CDs into MP3's. I have a large music collection, and I found AudioCentral to be a great tool for categorizing all of my music.

I bought Easy Media Creator 7 because I was hoping that they had some new encoders or maybe an enhanced interface to AudioCentral. Imagine my diappointment when I found that not only were there no new encoders, but Roxio removed AudioCentral from the product completely! You now have to use the "Creator Classic" interface to rip audio tracks from CDs. There's just one problem--the data retrieved from the database is read-only. You can't update the Gracenote database if it gives back bogus data. I didn't see any way to edit the track tags either, but maybe I just missed it.

Another thing I noticed right off the bat is that the application forces you to run in 1024x768 mode. My mom's eyes can't handle that resolution, so I had to remove it from her computer and put 6 back.

In short, stick with version 6 if you need something for managing your MP3s. Hopefully Roxio will get the point and put AudioCentral back into their product.


The Program that Hijacks your System
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I have used Easy Media Creator since version 4, when it was called just Adaptec Easy Creator. Since, I am a video editor & tv news photographer by trade I am aware of the limitations of all-in-one programs that try to be all things through the over used word of "convergence"! I basically use this type of program for its ability to make drag & drop disc and music cd's. However in this latest version it is not happy with just doing its job, but takes over your system making itself the main program for all media, especially in the programs use of "Drag to Disc". By doing this it prevents a program designed to convert DVD-Ram video into MPEG files from working. It is this Microsoft like mentality, of we know best that hurts and turns a otherwise good program into an expensive problem. Customer Support has gone from excellent back in the version 4 days to useless. Bottom line as a one stop program for all your needs it is great if this is what you are looking for, but once the program starts to interfere with other programs by blocking their access to drives it becomes a problem. In version 5 Direct CD never hijacked controll of the system at the expensive of other specialzed software on your system. Customer service really needs to get on the ball and remember that alienated customers don't buy new versions of software or stay loyal if treated poorly! Programs like this need a option that totally disables programs that take control of optical drives by default.
Magical Media Creator
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-28

I've had a magical experience working with EMC 7. All product features worked as listed on the box. Editing and burnng to DVD worked just fine. The vast capture, create and edit programs provided me with all the tools I needed to turn my home movies and pictures into beautifal projects that I burned onto cd/dvds. I seriously considered other products, but my friends swear by Roxio as one of them purchased Nero and had nothing but system lock ups and conflicts. He got so fed up with "Zero", that he trashed it and bought EMC7 and now just raves about it's ease of use and great editing tools. He convinced me to buy EMC7 and I will listen to his advice from here on. This is a magical product, its easy to learn and use and the videos and slide-shows I create all look excellent.

It's mystifying to read a few of these reviews as I've had nothing but a good experience with excellent results.


no support- lousey video editing program weak recognition
by: johnamann3    On: 2004-05-27

I up graded to 7 to edit and burn a DVD. I had transfered my 8mm film to a DVD. The DVD was on a VTS format which is not recognized by Creater 7. strangly it is recognized by 6. I used DivX to transfrer the file to a AVI file which was recognized. I then went to video editing nightmare. It dosn't allow you to take out snipits and save and re use. you can only change the begining and end. I tried to contact by e-mail forget it. It burns DVD's fine, but as a editing program it fails the course. I could go on about the problems with slideshow. The fact that you can not use prior productions made by 7 in a different production. all in all there must be better programs. I hate to say it but I should have followed my friends advise and gotten Nero
no support- lousey video editing program weak recognition
by: johnamann3    On: 2004-05-27

I up graded to 7 to edit and burn a DVD. I had transfered my 8mm film to a DVD. The DVD was on a VTS format which is not recognized by Creater 7. strangly it is recognized by 6. I used DivX to transfrer the file to a AVI file which was recognized. I then went to video editing nightmare. It dosn't allow you to take out snipits and save and re use. you can only change the begining and end. I tried to contact by e-mail forget it. It burns DVD's fine, but as a editing program it fails the course. I could go on about the problems with slideshow. The fact that you can not use prior productions made by 7 in a different production. all in all there must be better programs. I hate to say it but I should have followed my friends advise and gotten Nero
no support- lousey video editing program weak recognition
by: johnamann3    On: 2004-05-27

I up graded to 7 to edit and burn a DVD. I had transfered my 8mm film to a DVD. The DVD was on a VTS format which is not recognized by Creater 7. strangly it is recognized by 6. I used DivX to transfrer the file to a AVI file which was recognized. I then went to video editing nightmare. It dosn't allow you to take out snipits and save and re use. you can only change the begining and end. I tried to contact by e-mail forget it. It burns DVD's fine, but as a editing program it fails the course. I could go on about the problems with slideshow. The fact that you can not use prior productions made by 7 in a different production. all in all there must be better programs. I hate to say it but I should have followed my friends advise and gotten Nero
Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
by: sartori422    On: 2004-05-26

When I first installed EMC7, I was pretty pleased with it. Some of the applications seemed simplistic, but they worked pretty well. Then, Roxio came out with a major update that corrected some of the issues I had noticed. I installed the update, and a good number of the programs simply stopped working. Support from Roxio is non-existant unless you pay for it. I have ended up uninstalling it, and I'll be glad to sell my copy to anyone who wants it. I'm now evaluating Nero to see if it's more stable, but there's also freeware programs for most of these functions. I'm glad to see that others haven't had problems, but I did. Just beware when you buy.
Well-rounded, great bang for the buck
by: shopper35    On: 2004-05-26

I'm returning to Roxio after previously swearing it off and this is why! Despite its weaknesses (lousy technical support, deteriorated picture quality and audio synchronisation quirks on VCDs), it simply delivers the most for the cost and is extremely easy to use.

It also holds up best in customer satisfaction which says much about it. This is what I found in reading online reviews of its competitors:

Roxio EMC 7 45% loved it, 24% hated it
Nero 6 27% loved it, 34% hated it
Pinnacle Studio 9 3% loved it, 53% hated it
ULead Videostudio 7 18% loved it, 9% hated it
Sony Screenblast 32% loved it, 7% hated it

Out of these software programs, only Nero and Roxio supports photos, video AND music, making it a solid overall leader in my opinion. I have not tried burning DVD's yet but I've purchased the updated version specifically for this purpose--I have always had good luck with CD burning. I have not had problems with crashing or freezing up.

While not ideal for the professional or serious videographer, overall you can't go wrong with this program. And for the price you pay, its imperfections can be overlooked (and hopefully corrected by Roxio)!


Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
by: sartori422    On: 2004-05-26

When I first installed EMC7, I was pretty pleased with it. Some of the applications seemed simplistic, but they worked pretty well. Then, Roxio came out with a major update that corrected some of the issues I had noticed. I installed the update, and a good number of the programs simply stopped working. Support from Roxio is non-existant unless you pay for it. I have ended up uninstalling it, and I'll be glad to sell my copy to anyone who wants it. I'm now evaluating Nero to see if it's more stable, but there's also freeware programs for most of these functions. I'm glad to see that others haven't had problems, but I did. Just beware when you buy.
Well-rounded, great bang for the buck
by: shopper35    On: 2004-05-26

I'm returning to Roxio after previously swearing it off and this is why! Despite its weaknesses (lousy technical support, deteriorated picture quality and audio synchronisation quirks on VCDs), it simply delivers the most for the cost and is extremely easy to use.

It also holds up best in customer satisfaction which says much about it. This is what I found in reading online reviews of its competitors:

Roxio EMC 7 45% loved it, 24% hated it
Nero 6 27% loved it, 34% hated it
Pinnacle Studio 9 3% loved it, 53% hated it
ULead Videostudio 7 18% loved it, 9% hated it
Sony Screenblast 32% loved it, 7% hated it

Out of these software programs, only Nero and Roxio supports photos, video AND music, making it a solid overall leader in my opinion. I have not tried burning DVD's yet but I've purchased the updated version specifically for this purpose--I have always had good luck with CD burning. I have not had problems with crashing or freezing up.

While not ideal for the professional or serious videographer, overall you can't go wrong with this program. And for the price you pay, its imperfections can be overlooked (and hopefully corrected by Roxio)!


Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
by: sartori422    On: 2004-05-26

When I first installed EMC7, I was pretty pleased with it. Some of the applications seemed simplistic, but they worked pretty well. Then, Roxio came out with a major update that corrected some of the issues I had noticed. I installed the update, and a good number of the programs simply stopped working. Support from Roxio is non-existant unless you pay for it. I have ended up uninstalling it, and I'll be glad to sell my copy to anyone who wants it. I'm now evaluating Nero to see if it's more stable, but there's also freeware programs for most of these functions. I'm glad to see that others haven't had problems, but I did. Just beware when you buy.
Well-rounded, great bang for the buck
by: shopper35    On: 2004-05-26

I'm returning to Roxio after previously swearing it off and this is why! Despite its weaknesses (lousy technical support, deteriorated picture quality and audio synchronisation quirks on VCDs), it simply delivers the most for the cost and is extremely easy to use.

It also holds up best in customer satisfaction which says much about it. This is what I found in reading online reviews of its competitors:

Roxio EMC 7 45% loved it, 24% hated it
Nero 6 27% loved it, 34% hated it
Pinnacle Studio 9 3% loved it, 53% hated it
ULead Videostudio 7 18% loved it, 9% hated it
Sony Screenblast 32% loved it, 7% hated it

Out of these software programs, only Nero and Roxio supports photos, video AND music, making it a solid overall leader in my opinion. I have not tried burning DVD's yet but I've purchased the updated version specifically for this purpose--I have always had good luck with CD burning. I have not had problems with crashing or freezing up.

While not ideal for the professional or serious videographer, overall you can't go wrong with this program. And for the price you pay, its imperfections can be overlooked (and hopefully corrected by Roxio)!


Supersized capabilities for the price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

This is a real good product. It lived up to the reviews I read before making my decision. I bought it a month ago and am happy to report that I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures/movies and then burn to DVD, this is a must have product. Plus for the price how can you go wrong.
Great Product, Despite The Few Negative Comments
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

No problems at all with this. Functions as I expected and as it was promoted. Easy to use and offers an incredible portfolio of products, all in one offering. Overall I feel it met and exceeded my expectations. Good job to the Easy Media Creator team!
crashes -- no customer support
by: standup999    On: 2004-05-22

This program crashes. There is no phone support without paying. I emailed support regarding the program crashing and I got some template reply that had nothing to do with my problem. Buying this product is throwing money down the drain. From reading some comments about it, apparently the program has conflicts with other media programs. So goodbye Roxio.
Supersized capabilities for the price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

This is a real good product. It lived up to the reviews I read before making my decision. I bought it a month ago and am happy to report that I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures/movies and then burn to DVD, this is a must have product. Plus for the price how can you go wrong.
Great Product, Despite The Few Negative Comments
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

No problems at all with this. Functions as I expected and as it was promoted. Easy to use and offers an incredible portfolio of products, all in one offering. Overall I feel it met and exceeded my expectations. Good job to the Easy Media Creator team!
crashes -- no customer support
by: standup999    On: 2004-05-22

This program crashes. There is no phone support without paying. I emailed support regarding the program crashing and I got some template reply that had nothing to do with my problem. Buying this product is throwing money down the drain. From reading some comments about it, apparently the program has conflicts with other media programs. So goodbye Roxio.
Supersized capabilities for the price
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

This is a real good product. It lived up to the reviews I read before making my decision. I bought it a month ago and am happy to report that I made the right choice. If you want to capture, edit and create videos or slide shows of your digital pictures/movies and then burn to DVD, this is a must have product. Plus for the price how can you go wrong.
Great Product, Despite The Few Negative Comments
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-22

No problems at all with this. Functions as I expected and as it was promoted. Easy to use and offers an incredible portfolio of products, all in one offering. Overall I feel it met and exceeded my expectations. Good job to the Easy Media Creator team!
crashes -- no customer support
by: standup999    On: 2004-05-22

This program crashes. There is no phone support without paying. I emailed support regarding the program crashing and I got some template reply that had nothing to do with my problem. Buying this product is throwing money down the drain. From reading some comments about it, apparently the program has conflicts with other media programs. So goodbye Roxio.
Outstanding Integration and Ease of Use
by: bobcath81    On: 2004-05-20

Tightly integrated product where all components look and operate similarly with seamless interaction, not like some suites of products that are really a bunch of independent applications "bundled" in one package. Well thought out design and interface makes it easy to use. The "Home Page" offers various ways to use the product:
-- Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
-- Components (Applications): Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
-- Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
-- Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

It allows you to launch components and complete additional tasks simultaneously, such as create and print a disc label for your audio CD while the CD is being burned to disc.

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I recommend this product to all.


Outstanding Integration and Ease of Use
by: bobcath81    On: 2004-05-20

Tightly integrated product where all components look and operate similarly with seamless interaction, not like some suites of products that are really a bunch of independent applications "bundled" in one package. Well thought out design and interface makes it easy to use. The "Home Page" offers various ways to use the product:
-- Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
-- Components (Applications): Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
-- Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
-- Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

It allows you to launch components and complete additional tasks simultaneously, such as create and print a disc label for your audio CD while the CD is being burned to disc.

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I recommend this product to all.


Outstanding Integration and Ease of Use
by: bobcath81    On: 2004-05-20

Tightly integrated product where all components look and operate similarly with seamless interaction, not like some suites of products that are really a bunch of independent applications "bundled" in one package. Well thought out design and interface makes it easy to use. The "Home Page" offers various ways to use the product:
-- Task List: Music, Data, Photo, Video, DVD
-- Components (Applications): Disc Copier, Creator Classic, PhotoSuite, DVD Builder, VideoWave, Drag-to-Disc, Napster
-- Core Tools: Media Manager, Capture, StoryBoard, Label Creator, Sound Editor, Help Center & Tutorials, Extras and Utilities
-- Recent Projects: shows thumbnails and lists your recent projects

It allows you to launch components and complete additional tasks simultaneously, such as create and print a disc label for your audio CD while the CD is being burned to disc.

The process of creating and editing projects works smoothly and the final project results are very satisfying. I recommend this product to all.


Awfully Good, Exceptional Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-19

Roxio delivered the goods and more... With all the rebates you can get it for under $55, how can you go wrong and get so much - PhotoSuite 7, VideoWave 7, Napster 2, and Easy CD/DVD Creator. This has everything you need. It was easy to combine my digital photos, with video clips and add music to create impressive slide shows. BTW, I have no problems running on XP and found the Roxio web to be very informative.
Awfully Good, Exceptional Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-19

Roxio delivered the goods and more... With all the rebates you can get it for under $55, how can you go wrong and get so much - PhotoSuite 7, VideoWave 7, Napster 2, and Easy CD/DVD Creator. This has everything you need. It was easy to combine my digital photos, with video clips and add music to create impressive slide shows. BTW, I have no problems running on XP and found the Roxio web to be very informative.
Awfully Good, Exceptional Product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-19

Roxio delivered the goods and more... With all the rebates you can get it for under $55, how can you go wrong and get so much - PhotoSuite 7, VideoWave 7, Napster 2, and Easy CD/DVD Creator. This has everything you need. It was easy to combine my digital photos, with video clips and add music to create impressive slide shows. BTW, I have no problems running on XP and found the Roxio web to be very informative.
Awfull
by: janvandecauter    On: 2004-05-18

Too many bugs (even the last update stops with an error!)
Poor service from Roxio (standard automated replies)
Still waiting for a refund...
Awfull
by: janvandecauter    On: 2004-05-18

Too many bugs (even the last update stops with an error!)
Poor service from Roxio (standard automated replies)
Still waiting for a refund...
Awfull
by: janvandecauter    On: 2004-05-18

Too many bugs (even the last update stops with an error!)
Poor service from Roxio (standard automated replies)
Still waiting for a refund...
Steve V.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-17

EMC 7 burns CDs nicely.
But, wow, essentially fraudulent product support!
This software does not make the kind of slide shows the earlier versions do - but they don't tell you this, and they are not answering my inquiries (the ones they say they will answer within a few days - it's been 2 months now, many inquiries from me, and ZERO responses from Roxio!).
I just what to know if they've dropped this software, or I'm missing something.
I cannot make a CD slide show where the slide show, with a full screen view, is launced as soon as someone puts a CD into there PC - but where the CD contains the original .jpeg files - for my friends who what to printout high resolution copies.
All it seems I can do is creat a goofy video slide show - where the images play back in small windows, and the images are not available on the CD.
Lousy, and they won't even tell me just what the deal is. Their web site LOOKS nice, but doesn't give me any real help - just wastes my time looking for answers that don't come.
I guess they have my money already.
Those good reviews must have been written by the Roxio people!?
Steve V.
Steve V.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-17

EMC 7 burns CDs nicely.
But, wow, essentially fraudulent product support!
This software does not make the kind of slide shows the earlier versions do - but they don't tell you this, and they are not answering my inquiries (the ones they say they will answer within a few days - it's been 2 months now, many inquiries from me, and ZERO responses from Roxio!).
I just what to know if they've dropped this software, or I'm missing something.
I cannot make a CD slide show where the slide show, with a full screen view, is launced as soon as someone puts a CD into there PC - but where the CD contains the original .jpeg files - for my friends who what to printout high resolution copies.
All it seems I can do is creat a goofy video slide show - where the images play back in small windows, and the images are not available on the CD.
Lousy, and they won't even tell me just what the deal is. Their web site LOOKS nice, but doesn't give me any real help - just wastes my time looking for answers that don't come.
I guess they have my money already.
Those good reviews must have been written by the Roxio people!?
Steve V.
Steve V.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-17

EMC 7 burns CDs nicely.
But, wow, essentially fraudulent product support!
This software does not make the kind of slide shows the earlier versions do - but they don't tell you this, and they are not answering my inquiries (the ones they say they will answer within a few days - it's been 2 months now, many inquiries from me, and ZERO responses from Roxio!).
I just what to know if they've dropped this software, or I'm missing something.
I cannot make a CD slide show where the slide show, with a full screen view, is launced as soon as someone puts a CD into there PC - but where the CD contains the original .jpeg files - for my friends who what to printout high resolution copies.
All it seems I can do is creat a goofy video slide show - where the images play back in small windows, and the images are not available on the CD.
Lousy, and they won't even tell me just what the deal is. Their web site LOOKS nice, but doesn't give me any real help - just wastes my time looking for answers that don't come.
I guess they have my money already.
Those good reviews must have been written by the Roxio people!?
Steve V.
works for me
by: bobzip    On: 2004-05-16

I've used easy CD creator 5 and 6 and just upgraded to Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I found all three have worked fine for me.
I thought of purchasing the NERO Suite this go-around, but since I have had no problems with Roxio I stuck with them.
I had no problems with the installaion of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 it immedately recognized Roxio creator 6 and flawlessly uninstalled it. The only problem (not a problem if your on a high-speed internet connection) is the up-date and fixes download was "106MB" but the updates & fixes installed flawlessly too.( that's right one hundred & six MB).

I do agree with other submittals that Tech support at times is not that great !!
I keep my computer updated with all windows critical updates, have 1024ram -120GB hard drive with XP PRO.


works for me
by: bobzip    On: 2004-05-16

I've used easy CD creator 5 and 6 and just upgraded to Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I found all three have worked fine for me.
I thought of purchasing the NERO Suite this go-around, but since I have had no problems with Roxio I stuck with them.
I had no problems with the installaion of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 it immedately recognized Roxio creator 6 and flawlessly uninstalled it. The only problem (not a problem if your on a high-speed internet connection) is the up-date and fixes download was "106MB" but the updates & fixes installed flawlessly too.( that's right one hundred & six MB).

I do agree with other submittals that Tech support at times is not that great !!
I keep my computer updated with all windows critical updates, have 1024ram -120GB hard drive with XP PRO.


works for me
by: bobzip    On: 2004-05-16

I've used easy CD creator 5 and 6 and just upgraded to Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. I found all three have worked fine for me.
I thought of purchasing the NERO Suite this go-around, but since I have had no problems with Roxio I stuck with them.
I had no problems with the installaion of Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 it immedately recognized Roxio creator 6 and flawlessly uninstalled it. The only problem (not a problem if your on a high-speed internet connection) is the up-date and fixes download was "106MB" but the updates & fixes installed flawlessly too.( that's right one hundred & six MB).

I do agree with other submittals that Tech support at times is not that great !!
I keep my computer updated with all windows critical updates, have 1024ram -120GB hard drive with XP PRO.


Stellar product from end-to-end
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-15

I can't say enough about this fantastic suite of products. Like their package says, "One product - infinite possibilities", this product allows you to do it all when it comes to digital media. First of all, it installed flawlessly and I was able to pick up how to use it in no time thanks to the great interface. With all the tools at hand, I was easily able to manage and organize my media files of photos and videos on to my PC. I then was able to edit and touch up some of my digital photos. It even has a great photo stitch capability to create seamless panorama pictures, which I did a great shot of the desert at sunset. I especially enjoyed using the timeline/storyboard editing where I combined still images, with video and added music. It provided great functionality and was fun to use, what more can you ask? Next was time to burn my finished product on to DVD, which was straightforward. And finally, I used the software to create and print out labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. From end-to-end this is a stellar product. I recommend it to everyone, why I'm even buying an extra copy to give away as a Grad present to my nephew.
Stellar product from end-to-end
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-15

I can't say enough about this fantastic suite of products. Like their package says, "One product - infinite possibilities", this product allows you to do it all when it comes to digital media. First of all, it installed flawlessly and I was able to pick up how to use it in no time thanks to the great interface. With all the tools at hand, I was easily able to manage and organize my media files of photos and videos on to my PC. I then was able to edit and touch up some of my digital photos. It even has a great photo stitch capability to create seamless panorama pictures, which I did a great shot of the desert at sunset. I especially enjoyed using the timeline/storyboard editing where I combined still images, with video and added music. It provided great functionality and was fun to use, what more can you ask? Next was time to burn my finished product on to DVD, which was straightforward. And finally, I used the software to create and print out labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. From end-to-end this is a stellar product. I recommend it to everyone, why I'm even buying an extra copy to give away as a Grad present to my nephew.
Stellar product from end-to-end
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-05-15

I can't say enough about this fantastic suite of products. Like their package says, "One product - infinite possibilities", this product allows you to do it all when it comes to digital media. First of all, it installed flawlessly and I was able to pick up how to use it in no time thanks to the great interface. With all the tools at hand, I was easily able to manage and organize my media files of photos and videos on to my PC. I then was able to edit and touch up some of my digital photos. It even has a great photo stitch capability to create seamless panorama pictures, which I did a great shot of the desert at sunset. I especially enjoyed using the timeline/storyboard editing where I combined still images, with video and added music. It provided great functionality and was fun to use, what more can you ask? Next was time to burn my finished product on to DVD, which was straightforward. And finally, I used the software to create and print out labels directly onto the media using my Epson printer. From end-to-end this is a stellar product. I recommend it to everyone, why I'm even buying an extra copy to give away as a Grad present to my nephew.
Absolutely Awful
by: alexfry    On: 2004-05-14

This is the buggiest software I have EVERY purchases and believe me, I have blown a lot of dough on all different kinds of products. Free software works better than this. How is this company going to stay in business putting out crap like this. Shame on you, Mr. Roxio, SHAME ON YOU!
This product delivers the goods. Great features and value.
by: drdigital57    On: 2004-05-14

I rarely write reviews, but my experience with this product requires that I take the time to tell you about it. It delivers all the features and performance I expected at a modest price. It handles all forms of digital media -- music, photos, and video. The interface is easy to use offering two ways to do things -- as Tasks or Applications. I'm able to quickly convert my digital camera photos and digital video into slide shows and edited videos complete with fun transitions. Then create CDs and DVDs. (System: Windows XP, Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz, 512MB) I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7.
Absolutely Awful
by: alexfry    On: 2004-05-14

This is the buggiest software I have EVERY purchases and believe me, I have blown a lot of dough on all different kinds of products. Free software works better than this. How is this company going to stay in business putting out crap like this. Shame on you, Mr. Roxio, SHAME ON YOU!
This product delivers the goods. Great features and value.
by: drdigital57    On: 2004-05-14

I rarely write reviews, but my experience with this product requires that I take the time to tell you about it. It delivers all the features and performance I expected at a modest price. It handles all forms of digital media -- music, photos, and video. The interface is easy to use offering two ways to do things -- as Tasks or Applications. I'm able to quickly convert my digital camera photos and digital video into slide shows and edited videos complete with fun transitions. Then create CDs and DVDs. (System: Windows XP, Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz, 512MB) I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7.
Absolutely Awful
by: alexfry    On: 2004-05-14

This is the buggiest software I have EVERY purchases and believe me, I have blown a lot of dough on all different kinds of products. Free software works better than this. How is this company going to stay in business putting out crap like this. Shame on you, Mr. Roxio, SHAME ON YOU!
This product delivers the goods. Great features and value.
by: drdigital57    On: 2004-05-14

I rarely write reviews, but my experience with this product requires that I take the time to tell you about it. It delivers all the features and performance I expected at a modest price. It handles all forms of digital media -- music, photos, and video. The interface is easy to use offering two ways to do things -- as Tasks or Applications. I'm able to quickly convert my digital camera photos and digital video into slide shows and edited videos complete with fun transitions. Then create CDs and DVDs. (System: Windows XP, Pentium 4, 2.2 GHz, 512MB) I highly recommend Easy Media Creator 7.
Awesome service!!
by: ace750cc    On: 2004-05-12

Despite minor bugs (that have already been corrected), this application has it all, it's very intiutive and the best of all: awesome technical support!, great site!

if you really want to have a fully loaded media suite, Roxio's EMC7.x must be your choice. Otherwise, you,ll have to buy separates applications


Awesome service!!
by: ace750cc    On: 2004-05-12

Despite minor bugs (that have already been corrected), this application has it all, it's very intiutive and the best of all: awesome technical support!, great site!

if you really want to have a fully loaded media suite, Roxio's EMC7.x must be your choice. Otherwise, you,ll have to buy separates applications


Awesome service!!
by: ace750cc    On: 2004-05-12

Despite minor bugs (that have already been corrected), this application has it all, it's very intiutive and the best of all: awesome technical support!, great site!

if you really want to have a fully loaded media suite, Roxio's EMC7.x must be your choice. Otherwise, you,ll have to buy separates applications


GREAT BUY DESPITE WHAT OTHERS SAY
by: rlucas2886    On: 2004-05-11

I purchased this product on amazon and have had nothing but success since. (It even arrived a day early) I went with my gut and ordered it despite VERY negative reviews. I must tell you. IT WORKS! No matter what they say, it operates exceptionally well if you have a somewhat new pc, XP home edition. The installation process is lengthy, but the rewards are amazing. You can do virtually everything. This product is PERFECT for amatuer filming (which I do) and simply making home movies. You can make video cd's, once again perfect for amatuer filmers, cd's, and even dvd's. The precision editing is amazing in that you have total control over every aspect of your movie. Perfect for novices, yet great control for veterans. The steps are so simple to follow, that I didn't even read anything from the guide and was able to begin working.
This new product is great. I suggest getting it. It beats the heck out of Windows Movie Waker.
my page:
www.geocities.com/theout_takes
GREAT BUY DESPITE WHAT OTHERS SAY
by: rlucas2886    On: 2004-05-11

I purchased this product on amazon and have had nothing but success since. (It even arrived a day early) I went with my gut and ordered it despite VERY negative reviews. I must tell you. IT WORKS! No matter what they say, it operates exceptionally well if you have a somewhat new pc, XP home edition. The installation process is lengthy, but the rewards are amazing. You can do virtually everything. This product is PERFECT for amatuer filming (which I do) and simply making home movies. You can make video cd's, once again perfect for amatuer filmers, cd's, and even dvd's. The precision editing is amazing in that you have total control over every aspect of your movie. Perfect for novices, yet great control for veterans. The steps are so simple to follow, that I didn't even read anything from the guide and was able to begin working.
This new product is great. I suggest getting it. It beats the heck out of Windows Movie Waker.
my page:
www.geocities.com/theout_takes
GREAT BUY DESPITE WHAT OTHERS SAY
by: rlucas2886    On: 2004-05-11

I purchased this product on amazon and have had nothing but success since. (It even arrived a day early) I went with my gut and ordered it despite VERY negative reviews. I must tell you. IT WORKS! No matter what they say, it operates exceptionally well if you have a somewhat new pc, XP home edition. The installation process is lengthy, but the rewards are amazing. You can do virtually everything. This product is PERFECT for amatuer filming (which I do) and simply making home movies. You can make video cd's, once again perfect for amatuer filmers, cd's, and even dvd's. The precision editing is amazing in that you have total control over every aspect of your movie. Perfect for novices, yet great control for veterans. The steps are so simple to follow, that I didn't even read anything from the guide and was able to begin working.
This new product is great. I suggest getting it. It beats the heck out of Windows Movie Waker.
my page:
www.geocities.com/theout_takes
Less is More (As a CD Creator, this is more of a downgrade)
by: themark720    On: 2004-05-05

I have been one of the advocates of using Roxio over Nero for quite a while now. I have used Easy CD Creator to burn hundreds of music and data discs over the years, but this is the version where I may have to switch. This review is for avid users of EZCD Creator versions 4, 5, and 6, which I believe are all better than 7. Don't get me wrong. DVD Builder, VideoWave, and the new PhotoSuite 7 are both definite improvements, as are the capture and storyboard features. However, I would like to focus on the degraded "Creator Classic" and the nearly unrecognizable Label Creator, which I use the most and have come to rely on. Instead of a general complaint, I will give examples. Here are some of the best features that have been screwed up in version 7:
1. You can no longer right-click on the column attributes above the song titles. You are limited to Size, Type and Date Modified. In Creator Classic 6, you had could display the bit rate, duration of a song, track number, album name, etc., etc.
2. Although you can still preview a song, it is a tiny little box with very limited features. You can no longer play several previews from the same player like you could in versions 4-6...another downgrade.
3. I have also noticed that this version is much fussier with MP3 files. Nearly any bit rate would play in version 6. This one is hit and miss. A song that plays in your media player may come out with pops and defects after it is burned to CD.
4. If you have an MP3 file with both the artist and song title, the artist name is dropped from the playlist. Kind of inconvient if you are making a compilation disc.
5. If you decide to save your project and burn the disc later, good luck. The artist title will be automatically deleted from the Artist field, the Disc Title will also be deleted, and the playlist may or may not be shuffled and song titles may be substitued for others. Sounds like a major bug to me. This happened more than once to me. Another problem not found in previous versions.
6. If you drag and drop more than one song title to a different location on your playlist, there's a pretty good chance that the program will shut down completely, and you can then start over again.
Now, on to Label Creator.
1. You now have options. Too too many options. Why should you have to CHOOSE whether you want the artist, track list and media type, as well as decide which of the 12 different options you want on the label? Isn't that overkill? What was wrong with the basic clicking of the "CD Contents" button and have it automatically display the track list?
2. There is also the issue already mentioned by another reviewer of the label creator not allowing you to drag tracks line by line. The playlist is now in a block. You can't stretch song titles like you could in previous versions, and the songs will not display alpha-numerically.
3. Last, how about a wizard to help you decide which of the 8 different layout options you want. What was wrong with the basic front, back and insert? Believe me, when it comes to labels, less is more.
Well, that's my 10 cents about Roxio's new bloated bundle.
Less is More (As a CD Creator, this is more of a downgrade)
by: themark720    On: 2004-05-05

I have been one of the advocates of using Roxio over Nero for quite a while now. I have used Easy CD Creator to burn hundreds of music and data discs over the years, but this is the version where I may have to switch. This review is for avid users of EZCD Creator versions 4, 5, and 6, which I believe are all better than 7. Don't get me wrong. DVD Builder, VideoWave, and the new PhotoSuite 7 are both definite improvements, as are the capture and storyboard features. However, I would like to focus on the degraded "Creator Classic" and the nearly unrecognizable Label Creator, which I use the most and have come to rely on. Instead of a general complaint, I will give examples. Here are some of the best features that have been screwed up in version 7:
1. You can no longer right-click on the column attributes above the song titles. You are limited to Size, Type and Date Modified. In Creator Classic 6, you had could display the bit rate, duration of a song, track number, album name, etc., etc.
2. Although you can still preview a song, it is a tiny little box with very limited features. You can no longer play several previews from the same player like you could in versions 4-6...another downgrade.
3. I have also noticed that this version is much fussier with MP3 files. Nearly any bit rate would play in version 6. This one is hit and miss. A song that plays in your media player may come out with pops and defects after it is burned to CD.
4. If you have an MP3 file with both the artist and song title, the artist name is dropped from the playlist. Kind of inconvient if you are making a compilation disc.
5. If you decide to save your project and burn the disc later, good luck. The artist title will be automatically deleted from the Artist field, the Disc Title will also be deleted, and the playlist may or may not be shuffled and song titles may be substitued for others. Sounds like a major bug to me. This happened more than once to me. Another problem not found in previous versions.
6. If you drag and drop more than one song title to a different location on your playlist, there's a pretty good chance that the program will shut down completely, and you can then start over again.
Now, on to Label Creator.
1. You now have options. Too too many options. Why should you have to CHOOSE whether you want the artist, track list and media type, as well as decide which of the 12 different options you want on the label? Isn't that overkill? What was wrong with the basic clicking of the "CD Contents" button and have it automatically display the track list?
2. There is also the issue already mentioned by another reviewer of the label creator not allowing you to drag tracks line by line. The playlist is now in a block. You can't stretch song titles like you could in previous versions, and the songs will not display alpha-numerically.
3. Last, how about a wizard to help you decide which of the 8 different layout options you want. What was wrong with the basic front, back and insert? Believe me, when it comes to labels, less is more.
Well, that's my 10 cents about Roxio's new bloated bundle.
Less is More (As a CD Creator, this is more of a downgrade)
by: themark720    On: 2004-05-05

I have been one of the advocates of using Roxio over Nero for quite a while now. I have used Easy CD Creator to burn hundreds of music and data discs over the years, but this is the version where I may have to switch. This review is for avid users of EZCD Creator versions 4, 5, and 6, which I believe are all better than 7. Don't get me wrong. DVD Builder, VideoWave, and the new PhotoSuite 7 are both definite improvements, as are the capture and storyboard features. However, I would like to focus on the degraded "Creator Classic" and the nearly unrecognizable Label Creator, which I use the most and have come to rely on. Instead of a general complaint, I will give examples. Here are some of the best features that have been screwed up in version 7:
1. You can no longer right-click on the column attributes above the song titles. You are limited to Size, Type and Date Modified. In Creator Classic 6, you had could display the bit rate, duration of a song, track number, album name, etc., etc.
2. Although you can still preview a song, it is a tiny little box with very limited features. You can no longer play several previews from the same player like you could in versions 4-6...another downgrade.
3. I have also noticed that this version is much fussier with MP3 files. Nearly any bit rate would play in version 6. This one is hit and miss. A song that plays in your media player may come out with pops and defects after it is burned to CD.
4. If you have an MP3 file with both the artist and song title, the artist name is dropped from the playlist. Kind of inconvient if you are making a compilation disc.
5. If you decide to save your project and burn the disc later, good luck. The artist title will be automatically deleted from the Artist field, the Disc Title will also be deleted, and the playlist may or may not be shuffled and song titles may be substitued for others. Sounds like a major bug to me. This happened more than once to me. Another problem not found in previous versions.
6. If you drag and drop more than one song title to a different location on your playlist, there's a pretty good chance that the program will shut down completely, and you can then start over again.
Now, on to Label Creator.
1. You now have options. Too too many options. Why should you have to CHOOSE whether you want the artist, track list and media type, as well as decide which of the 12 different options you want on the label? Isn't that overkill? What was wrong with the basic clicking of the "CD Contents" button and have it automatically display the track list?
2. There is also the issue already mentioned by another reviewer of the label creator not allowing you to drag tracks line by line. The playlist is now in a block. You can't stretch song titles like you could in previous versions, and the songs will not display alpha-numerically.
3. Last, how about a wizard to help you decide which of the 8 different layout options you want. What was wrong with the basic front, back and insert? Believe me, when it comes to labels, less is more.
Well, that's my 10 cents about Roxio's new bloated bundle.
Best Video/Photo Software
by: th_prakash    On: 2004-05-03

I have never reviewed a product on Amazon before, but I think Media Creator 7 definitely deserves a good review..

PHOTOS - I created a few slideshows and burned into a vcd. It was easy just to drag and drop the photos you want, to create a slide show. I also added transitions between photos. The number of options to pick a transition is amazing.

The one thing I missed from the Photo suite is the tagging option like in Adobe Photo Album. The tagging option is a simple way to categorize photos. I wish roxio will add this in their next version.

EDITING VIDEOS - I did not capture any video yet using this software. I used an existing video. Splitting the video to different clips is easy to do. Also, I was able to add background narration to the video which is impressive. I have tried other software ( Pinnacle, Click To DVD ) which crashed on me usually while editing the video. This software never stalled or crashed on me yet.

DVD BURNING - DVD burning was simple to use. Just add the video clips to the main Menu. Add a background theme. I burned the disks on both DVD+R and DVD-R. Then, I replayed those DVDs on TV. Looks fine to me.

I am using a 2.8 Ghz Sony Computer. The installation was a breeze and the software is easy to use. Overall, this is a great value for the price.


Best Video/Photo Software
by: th_prakash    On: 2004-05-03

I have never reviewed a product on Amazon before, but I think Media Creator 7 definitely deserves a good review..

PHOTOS - I created a few slideshows and burned into a vcd. It was easy just to drag and drop the photos you want, to create a slide show. I also added transitions between photos. The number of options to pick a transition is amazing.

The one thing I missed from the Photo suite is the tagging option like in Adobe Photo Album. The tagging option is a simple way to categorize photos. I wish roxio will add this in their next version.

EDITING VIDEOS - I did not capture any video yet using this software. I used an existing video. Splitting the video to different clips is easy to do. Also, I was able to add background narration to the video which is impressive. I have tried other software ( Pinnacle, Click To DVD ) which crashed on me usually while editing the video. This software never stalled or crashed on me yet.

DVD BURNING - DVD burning was simple to use. Just add the video clips to the main Menu. Add a background theme. I burned the disks on both DVD+R and DVD-R. Then, I replayed those DVDs on TV. Looks fine to me.

I am using a 2.8 Ghz Sony Computer. The installation was a breeze and the software is easy to use. Overall, this is a great value for the price.


Best Video/Photo Software
by: th_prakash    On: 2004-05-03

I have never reviewed a product on Amazon before, but I think Media Creator 7 definitely deserves a good review..

PHOTOS - I created a few slideshows and burned into a vcd. It was easy just to drag and drop the photos you want, to create a slide show. I also added transitions between photos. The number of options to pick a transition is amazing.

The one thing I missed from the Photo suite is the tagging option like in Adobe Photo Album. The tagging option is a simple way to categorize photos. I wish roxio will add this in their next version.

EDITING VIDEOS - I did not capture any video yet using this software. I used an existing video. Splitting the video to different clips is easy to do. Also, I was able to add background narration to the video which is impressive. I have tried other software ( Pinnacle, Click To DVD ) which crashed on me usually while editing the video. This software never stalled or crashed on me yet.

DVD BURNING - DVD burning was simple to use. Just add the video clips to the main Menu. Add a background theme. I burned the disks on both DVD+R and DVD-R. Then, I replayed those DVDs on TV. Looks fine to me.

I am using a 2.8 Ghz Sony Computer. The installation was a breeze and the software is easy to use. Overall, this is a great value for the price.


The worst version yet!
by: jtru428    On: 2004-05-02

This program is terrible. I've installed every version Roxio (Adaptec) has created and this by far sucks the most. I continued to use the program even after I noticed it was much slower than version 6. However, after installing the "patch" to version 7.0.1.34 or whatever number it was every video file and DVD I owned played so dark in any media player that I couldn't even see the video. Luckily I had a hunch that Roxio 7 was the problem and just uninstalled it, instead of re-doing my entire system. I'm now back to version 6.2.xxx.xxx and will stay there until they fix their problems with 7. I've never seen a company that allows such noticeable problems to be released to the public. I guess they've never heard of beta testing.
The worst version yet!
by: jtru428    On: 2004-05-02

This program is terrible. I've installed every version Roxio (Adaptec) has created and this by far sucks the most. I continued to use the program even after I noticed it was much slower than version 6. However, after installing the "patch" to version 7.0.1.34 or whatever number it was every video file and DVD I owned played so dark in any media player that I couldn't even see the video. Luckily I had a hunch that Roxio 7 was the problem and just uninstalled it, instead of re-doing my entire system. I'm now back to version 6.2.xxx.xxx and will stay there until they fix their problems with 7. I've never seen a company that allows such noticeable problems to be released to the public. I guess they've never heard of beta testing.
The worst version yet!
by: jtru428    On: 2004-05-02

This program is terrible. I've installed every version Roxio (Adaptec) has created and this by far sucks the most. I continued to use the program even after I noticed it was much slower than version 6. However, after installing the "patch" to version 7.0.1.34 or whatever number it was every video file and DVD I owned played so dark in any media player that I couldn't even see the video. Luckily I had a hunch that Roxio 7 was the problem and just uninstalled it, instead of re-doing my entire system. I'm now back to version 6.2.xxx.xxx and will stay there until they fix their problems with 7. I've never seen a company that allows such noticeable problems to be released to the public. I guess they've never heard of beta testing.
Unbeatable product for the price
by: harrym33    On: 2004-04-28

I honestly can't believe the price of this product. It's literally packed with powerful programs that cover everything digital. From powerful photo and video editing applications to stella CD/DVD burning and authroing, this is a first class application. I had Ulead for photo and another app for video and Creator 5. No need for these other applications now. Most impressive is the fact that it is SO easy to use. This is not an upgrade, this is a whole new world.
Unbeatable product for the price
by: harrym33    On: 2004-04-28

I honestly can't believe the price of this product. It's literally packed with powerful programs that cover everything digital. From powerful photo and video editing applications to stella CD/DVD burning and authroing, this is a first class application. I had Ulead for photo and another app for video and Creator 5. No need for these other applications now. Most impressive is the fact that it is SO easy to use. This is not an upgrade, this is a whole new world.
Unbeatable product for the price
by: harrym33    On: 2004-04-28

I honestly can't believe the price of this product. It's literally packed with powerful programs that cover everything digital. From powerful photo and video editing applications to stella CD/DVD burning and authroing, this is a first class application. I had Ulead for photo and another app for video and Creator 5. No need for these other applications now. Most impressive is the fact that it is SO easy to use. This is not an upgrade, this is a whole new world.
If it works it works and if it doesn't...
by: pulcini4    On: 2004-04-26

There's a reason for the variety of reviews of this product. On some systems it obviously works, and for some folks it's a disaster. I was in the second camp initially. For the record, I'm quite computer literate. I wasted many, many hours trying to get this suite of programs to work, to no avail. Here's the deal. I installed it, and downloaded and installed the update. The "home" screen would open and close in about a half second. If I went to the programs menu and individually started the component software, some components would open and some didn't. The ones that opened saw all my drives as source drives, but not as destination drives. The only component that actually worked was the drag-to-disc program. Everything else was a disaster. I have a pretty high-powered PC, so that's not a problem. I've used a large number of other similar products, also not a problem. I uninstalled every software component on my system that I thought could be conflicting, no solution. Uninstalled and reinstalled more times than I can count. Bought it over a weekend, so of course wouldn't get an answer from email support till Monday. Talking to tech support had a $35 fee, and also had to wait till Monday. So, no work got done over the weekend. At least some companies will connect you to India or Singapore to let you talk for free to a human who doesn't understand the product. At least you can vent! Not Roxio, no, on a weekend or after hours, you get to "ask Roxie", a virtual support entity that of course has never heard of your problem. (OK, to be fair, she/it can handle lots of basic issues). I was ready to play frisbee with the disk. But Monday morning, on a whim, I called their offices (in Toronto) and lo and behold, they fell all over themselves to help me out. They connected me to tech support, and even gave me an event number to bypass the $35 fee. To my suprise, I was able to fix the problem in four minutes flat. It did require changes in the registry settings, something very few people would (or should) mess with without guidance. I'd never have figured it out without their help, and the average person would probably have had to pay the $35 if they'd just called tech support outright. So, happy ending, and I was impressed with how nice they were once I got hold of them.
As for the functionality, it so far works as advertised, although I haven't burned any DVD's yet. Overall, it seems to me that some of their menus are clunky and non-intuitive, but once gotten used to they're OK (although I've gotten better photo-editing software for free with scanners!). Also, I like the ability to merge audio tracks, a nice feature missing on some other programs (great for live tracks where you want song markers but no breaks).
Seems to be a good product, although I'd invest in a quick call to Toronto before calling tech support directly if you have an immediate issue.
If it works it works and if it doesn't...
by: pulcini4    On: 2004-04-26

There's a reason for the variety of reviews of this product. On some systems it obviously works, and for some folks it's a disaster. I was in the second camp initially. For the record, I'm quite computer literate. I wasted many, many hours trying to get this suite of programs to work, to no avail. Here's the deal. I installed it, and downloaded and installed the update. The "home" screen would open and close in about a half second. If I went to the programs menu and individually started the component software, some components would open and some didn't. The ones that opened saw all my drives as source drives, but not as destination drives. The only component that actually worked was the drag-to-disc program. Everything else was a disaster. I have a pretty high-powered PC, so that's not a problem. I've used a large number of other similar products, also not a problem. I uninstalled every software component on my system that I thought could be conflicting, no solution. Uninstalled and reinstalled more times than I can count. Bought it over a weekend, so of course wouldn't get an answer from email support till Monday. Talking to tech support had a $35 fee, and also had to wait till Monday. So, no work got done over the weekend. At least some companies will connect you to India or Singapore to let you talk for free to a human who doesn't understand the product. At least you can vent! Not Roxio, no, on a weekend or after hours, you get to "ask Roxie", a virtual support entity that of course has never heard of your problem. (OK, to be fair, she/it can handle lots of basic issues). I was ready to play frisbee with the disk. But Monday morning, on a whim, I called their offices (in Toronto) and lo and behold, they fell all over themselves to help me out. They connected me to tech support, and even gave me an event number to bypass the $35 fee. To my suprise, I was able to fix the problem in four minutes flat. It did require changes in the registry settings, something very few people would (or should) mess with without guidance. I'd never have figured it out without their help, and the average person would probably have had to pay the $35 if they'd just called tech support outright. So, happy ending, and I was impressed with how nice they were once I got hold of them.
As for the functionality, it so far works as advertised, although I haven't burned any DVD's yet. Overall, it seems to me that some of their menus are clunky and non-intuitive, but once gotten used to they're OK (although I've gotten better photo-editing software for free with scanners!). Also, I like the ability to merge audio tracks, a nice feature missing on some other programs (great for live tracks where you want song markers but no breaks).
Seems to be a good product, although I'd invest in a quick call to Toronto before calling tech support directly if you have an immediate issue.
If it works it works and if it doesn't...
by: pulcini4    On: 2004-04-26

There's a reason for the variety of reviews of this product. On some systems it obviously works, and for some folks it's a disaster. I was in the second camp initially. For the record, I'm quite computer literate. I wasted many, many hours trying to get this suite of programs to work, to no avail. Here's the deal. I installed it, and downloaded and installed the update. The "home" screen would open and close in about a half second. If I went to the programs menu and individually started the component software, some components would open and some didn't. The ones that opened saw all my drives as source drives, but not as destination drives. The only component that actually worked was the drag-to-disc program. Everything else was a disaster. I have a pretty high-powered PC, so that's not a problem. I've used a large number of other similar products, also not a problem. I uninstalled every software component on my system that I thought could be conflicting, no solution. Uninstalled and reinstalled more times than I can count. Bought it over a weekend, so of course wouldn't get an answer from email support till Monday. Talking to tech support had a $35 fee, and also had to wait till Monday. So, no work got done over the weekend. At least some companies will connect you to India or Singapore to let you talk for free to a human who doesn't understand the product. At least you can vent! Not Roxio, no, on a weekend or after hours, you get to "ask Roxie", a virtual support entity that of course has never heard of your problem. (OK, to be fair, she/it can handle lots of basic issues). I was ready to play frisbee with the disk. But Monday morning, on a whim, I called their offices (in Toronto) and lo and behold, they fell all over themselves to help me out. They connected me to tech support, and even gave me an event number to bypass the $35 fee. To my suprise, I was able to fix the problem in four minutes flat. It did require changes in the registry settings, something very few people would (or should) mess with without guidance. I'd never have figured it out without their help, and the average person would probably have had to pay the $35 if they'd just called tech support outright. So, happy ending, and I was impressed with how nice they were once I got hold of them.
As for the functionality, it so far works as advertised, although I haven't burned any DVD's yet. Overall, it seems to me that some of their menus are clunky and non-intuitive, but once gotten used to they're OK (although I've gotten better photo-editing software for free with scanners!). Also, I like the ability to merge audio tracks, a nice feature missing on some other programs (great for live tracks where you want song markers but no breaks).
Seems to be a good product, although I'd invest in a quick call to Toronto before calling tech support directly if you have an immediate issue.
Read the Pro Reviews
by: witxrimo    On: 2004-04-25

It sure seems some folks are intent on undermining the sale of some products, based on the divergent reviews you see here. Roxio EMC 7 comes very highly rated by both PC World and PC Mag, so I bought it to use with my Sony miniDV camcorder and NEC 8x burner. I have burned CDs and DVDs, and I must tell you, it works wonders for a novice like myself. If you want the pro stuff, go buy Adobe or Pinnacle (and pay 'till it hurts ;-). If you are just looking for an easy-to-use, well-integrated suite of tools to get your media onto discs you can use, this pack is terrific. I've experienced no bugs, crashes, etc. The tools are largely intuitive, and its kinda fun, too! Anyway, the discs play in both my Sony and Samsung DVD/CD players without a hitch, and the quality is amazing! Just remember, like most products < $100.00, this won't do EVERYTHING, but it does a lot, and probably anything the average Joe/Jane needs. Also, between the burner, media, software, PC, and electronics you use, there is a lot that can cause problems. This software is NOT one of them. I use a Dell with a 2.5Ghz P4 and 1GB of RAM. Any name-brand media should work fine (I'm partial to TDK ... inexpensive and good quality). I think you'll be very pleased with Roxio EMC 7. Now go on ... get outa here ... and have fun!
Read the Pro Reviews
by: witxrimo    On: 2004-04-25

It sure seems some folks are intent on undermining the sale of some products, based on the divergent reviews you see here. Roxio EMC 7 comes very highly rated by both PC World and PC Mag, so I bought it to use with my Sony miniDV camcorder and NEC 8x burner. I have burned CDs and DVDs, and I must tell you, it works wonders for a novice like myself. If you want the pro stuff, go buy Adobe or Pinnacle (and pay 'till it hurts ;-). If you are just looking for an easy-to-use, well-integrated suite of tools to get your media onto discs you can use, this pack is terrific. I've experienced no bugs, crashes, etc. The tools are largely intuitive, and its kinda fun, too! Anyway, the discs play in both my Sony and Samsung DVD/CD players without a hitch, and the quality is amazing! Just remember, like most products < $100.00, this won't do EVERYTHING, but it does a lot, and probably anything the average Joe/Jane needs. Also, between the burner, media, software, PC, and electronics you use, there is a lot that can cause problems. This software is NOT one of them. I use a Dell with a 2.5Ghz P4 and 1GB of RAM. Any name-brand media should work fine (I'm partial to TDK ... inexpensive and good quality). I think you'll be very pleased with Roxio EMC 7. Now go on ... get outa here ... and have fun!
Read the Pro Reviews
by: witxrimo    On: 2004-04-25

It sure seems some folks are intent on undermining the sale of some products, based on the divergent reviews you see here. Roxio EMC 7 comes very highly rated by both PC World and PC Mag, so I bought it to use with my Sony miniDV camcorder and NEC 8x burner. I have burned CDs and DVDs, and I must tell you, it works wonders for a novice like myself. If you want the pro stuff, go buy Adobe or Pinnacle (and pay 'till it hurts ;-). If you are just looking for an easy-to-use, well-integrated suite of tools to get your media onto discs you can use, this pack is terrific. I've experienced no bugs, crashes, etc. The tools are largely intuitive, and its kinda fun, too! Anyway, the discs play in both my Sony and Samsung DVD/CD players without a hitch, and the quality is amazing! Just remember, like most products < $100.00, this won't do EVERYTHING, but it does a lot, and probably anything the average Joe/Jane needs. Also, between the burner, media, software, PC, and electronics you use, there is a lot that can cause problems. This software is NOT one of them. I use a Dell with a 2.5Ghz P4 and 1GB of RAM. Any name-brand media should work fine (I'm partial to TDK ... inexpensive and good quality). I think you'll be very pleased with Roxio EMC 7. Now go on ... get outa here ... and have fun!
Nero Burning Rom is MUCH better
by: sillygates    On: 2004-04-24

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, follows the legacy of all their products: bugy, bad customer support, very little support for 3rd party images etc, and virtually uncustomizable compared to Nero Burning Rom. The last time I used Easy Media creator 7 was to burn a CD in iTunes (relies on the Roxio ASPI driver, even in Windows XP)
Nero Burning Rom is MUCH better
by: sillygates    On: 2004-04-24

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, follows the legacy of all their products: bugy, bad customer support, very little support for 3rd party images etc, and virtually uncustomizable compared to Nero Burning Rom. The last time I used Easy Media creator 7 was to burn a CD in iTunes (relies on the Roxio ASPI driver, even in Windows XP)
Nero Burning Rom is MUCH better
by: sillygates    On: 2004-04-24

Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, follows the legacy of all their products: bugy, bad customer support, very little support for 3rd party images etc, and virtually uncustomizable compared to Nero Burning Rom. The last time I used Easy Media creator 7 was to burn a CD in iTunes (relies on the Roxio ASPI driver, even in Windows XP)
Meant for novice who doesn't know any better...
by: mediageekz    On: 2004-04-21

This software isnt worth the money it costs in my opinion.
Do yourself a favor and go buy
Nero 6 Ultra Edition (Nero Burning Rom). You will be much happier.
This software is pretty much designed for the novice in mind.
There are many better tools that can be used instead.
Do not buy this software. You'll be so sorry...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-04-21

Not only is the software riddled with bugs, but the customer service is terrible. I write software for a large corporation, so I have a little experience under my belt. This software was either rushed out the door, or Roxio's quality assurance department (if it even exists) did a very poor job of testing this software. Many of the features just plain don't work. And the one's that do, are often riddled with little bugs that make it take forever to get anything done. Usability is very poor as well. Nothing is labled what you would expect it to be or is placed where it should be.

Don't waste your money. You are better off getting something else. When I posted something like this on their discussion web site, they banned me from the site. What does that tell you?


Meant for novice who doesn't know any better...
by: mediageekz    On: 2004-04-21

This software isnt worth the money it costs in my opinion.
Do yourself a favor and go buy
Nero 6 Ultra Edition (Nero Burning Rom). You will be much happier.
This software is pretty much designed for the novice in mind.
There are many better tools that can be used instead.
Do not buy this software. You'll be so sorry...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-04-21

Not only is the software riddled with bugs, but the customer service is terrible. I write software for a large corporation, so I have a little experience under my belt. This software was either rushed out the door, or Roxio's quality assurance department (if it even exists) did a very poor job of testing this software. Many of the features just plain don't work. And the one's that do, are often riddled with little bugs that make it take forever to get anything done. Usability is very poor as well. Nothing is labled what you would expect it to be or is placed where it should be.

Don't waste your money. You are better off getting something else. When I posted something like this on their discussion web site, they banned me from the site. What does that tell you?


Meant for novice who doesn't know any better...
by: mediageekz    On: 2004-04-21

This software isnt worth the money it costs in my opinion.
Do yourself a favor and go buy
Nero 6 Ultra Edition (Nero Burning Rom). You will be much happier.
This software is pretty much designed for the novice in mind.
There are many better tools that can be used instead.
Do not buy this software. You'll be so sorry...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-04-21

Not only is the software riddled with bugs, but the customer service is terrible. I write software for a large corporation, so I have a little experience under my belt. This software was either rushed out the door, or Roxio's quality assurance department (if it even exists) did a very poor job of testing this software. Many of the features just plain don't work. And the one's that do, are often riddled with little bugs that make it take forever to get anything done. Usability is very poor as well. Nothing is labled what you would expect it to be or is placed where it should be.

Don't waste your money. You are better off getting something else. When I posted something like this on their discussion web site, they banned me from the site. What does that tell you?


Great package!
by: billsheppard    On: 2004-04-19

I'm sorry to hear some users are having trouble with Easy Media Creator 7, but I'm greatly impressed by this package. Rather than a simple bundle of mediocre standalone programs, I find most of the components here to be very complete and full-featured.

We're expecting our first baby in a month so I've been making videos and photos of my wife, showers, etc. to send to out-of-town relatives. I've been able to make great videos with little effort, and the ability to output to almost any video format with any parameters (bit rate, screen resolution, etc.) makes it much easier to make an appropriate file for streaming on the web. The "moving pictures" feature is great for zooming in on certain parts of the video or a photograph. There are tons of transitions and other effects, and editing/splitting/adding audio and video works well. Note, I haven't burned any full DVD's, so I don't know whether sync will be an issue as has been reported elsewhere.

I'm a fan of Paint Shop Pro (using version 8 and Paint Shop Photo Album 4), but I find the PhotoSuite component of EMC 7 to be a great substitute for all but the most demanding/complex of editing tasks. For casual tasks like cropping, red-eye removal, changing resolution, cataloging photos, and the like, I find this to be a much faster replacement for PSP8. Photosuite does a much better job making panorama photos than any of the other eight or ten packages I've tried.

Drag and drop works flawlessly for me (I turned off XP's built-in CD mastering software, perhaps that's the source of conflict for some people), and has the added benefit of supporting CD-RW, which I believe some other packet writing software doesn't.

Regarding customer support, I agree that getting live support may be difficult (as it is with virtually all software these days), but there is a very active customer forum where I was typically able to quickly find answers to questions I had, and in one case a Roxio employee answered my query within a few hours.

I'm very pleased with this package, and fully recommend it.


Worst software expereince ever!
by: crkuhns    On: 2004-04-19

Throughly disappointing! Read through the support comments - how much time can people afford to waste. Twice I have returned the product. I called customer service - voice mail and they want $35 an hour to support the product that won't install on Windows XP, 60 MB and 1.6 mgz.

Finally had to return the software for a refund - 4 to 6 weeks turn time. Time to cut my losses. Will have to think hard before buying Roxio again.


Generate low quality DVD movies
by: zhangchenghe    On: 2004-04-19

I bought this product to create DVD movies. However the quality of the DVD moives are much poorer than the original DV tapes.

But if you buy this product for other purposes, it might be a good choice. And that is why I give it a "two starts"

Roxio is a great company and refund all my money back with a painful process. So that I would suggest to purchase a download version if you would like to try it out by yourself.


Great package!
by: billsheppard    On: 2004-04-19

I'm sorry to hear some users are having trouble with Easy Media Creator 7, but I'm greatly impressed by this package. Rather than a simple bundle of mediocre standalone programs, I find most of the components here to be very complete and full-featured.

We're expecting our first baby in a month so I've been making videos and photos of my wife, showers, etc. to send to out-of-town relatives. I've been able to make great videos with little effort, and the ability to output to almost any video format with any parameters (bit rate, screen resolution, etc.) makes it much easier to make an appropriate file for streaming on the web. The "moving pictures" feature is great for zooming in on certain parts of the video or a photograph. There are tons of transitions and other effects, and editing/splitting/adding audio and video works well. Note, I haven't burned any full DVD's, so I don't know whether sync will be an issue as has been reported elsewhere.

I'm a fan of Paint Shop Pro (using version 8 and Paint Shop Photo Album 4), but I find the PhotoSuite component of EMC 7 to be a great substitute for all but the most demanding/complex of editing tasks. For casual tasks like cropping, red-eye removal, changing resolution, cataloging photos, and the like, I find this to be a much faster replacement for PSP8. Photosuite does a much better job making panorama photos than any of the other eight or ten packages I've tried.

Drag and drop works flawlessly for me (I turned off XP's built-in CD mastering software, perhaps that's the source of conflict for some people), and has the added benefit of supporting CD-RW, which I believe some other packet writing software doesn't.

Regarding customer support, I agree that getting live support may be difficult (as it is with virtually all software these days), but there is a very active customer forum where I was typically able to quickly find answers to questions I had, and in one case a Roxio employee answered my query within a few hours.

I'm very pleased with this package, and fully recommend it.


Worst software expereince ever!
by: crkuhns    On: 2004-04-19

Throughly disappointing! Read through the support comments - how much time can people afford to waste. Twice I have returned the product. I called customer service - voice mail and they want $35 an hour to support the product that won't install on Windows XP, 60 MB and 1.6 mgz.

Finally had to return the software for a refund - 4 to 6 weeks turn time. Time to cut my losses. Will have to think hard before buying Roxio again.


Generate low quality DVD movies
by: zhangchenghe    On: 2004-04-19

I bought this product to create DVD movies. However the quality of the DVD moives are much poorer than the original DV tapes.

But if you buy this product for other purposes, it might be a good choice. And that is why I give it a "two starts"

Roxio is a great company and refund all my money back with a painful process. So that I would suggest to purchase a download version if you would like to try it out by yourself.


Great package!
by: billsheppard    On: 2004-04-19

I'm sorry to hear some users are having trouble with Easy Media Creator 7, but I'm greatly impressed by this package. Rather than a simple bundle of mediocre standalone programs, I find most of the components here to be very complete and full-featured.

We're expecting our first baby in a month so I've been making videos and photos of my wife, showers, etc. to send to out-of-town relatives. I've been able to make great videos with little effort, and the ability to output to almost any video format with any parameters (bit rate, screen resolution, etc.) makes it much easier to make an appropriate file for streaming on the web. The "moving pictures" feature is great for zooming in on certain parts of the video or a photograph. There are tons of transitions and other effects, and editing/splitting/adding audio and video works well. Note, I haven't burned any full DVD's, so I don't know whether sync will be an issue as has been reported elsewhere.

I'm a fan of Paint Shop Pro (using version 8 and Paint Shop Photo Album 4), but I find the PhotoSuite component of EMC 7 to be a great substitute for all but the most demanding/complex of editing tasks. For casual tasks like cropping, red-eye removal, changing resolution, cataloging photos, and the like, I find this to be a much faster replacement for PSP8. Photosuite does a much better job making panorama photos than any of the other eight or ten packages I've tried.

Drag and drop works flawlessly for me (I turned off XP's built-in CD mastering software, perhaps that's the source of conflict for some people), and has the added benefit of supporting CD-RW, which I believe some other packet writing software doesn't.

Regarding customer support, I agree that getting live support may be difficult (as it is with virtually all software these days), but there is a very active customer forum where I was typically able to quickly find answers to questions I had, and in one case a Roxio employee answered my query within a few hours.

I'm very pleased with this package, and fully recommend it.


Worst software expereince ever!
by: crkuhns    On: 2004-04-19

Throughly disappointing! Read through the support comments - how much time can people afford to waste. Twice I have returned the product. I called customer service - voice mail and they want $35 an hour to support the product that won't install on Windows XP, 60 MB and 1.6 mgz.

Finally had to return the software for a refund - 4 to 6 weeks turn time. Time to cut my losses. Will have to think hard before buying Roxio again.


Generate low quality DVD movies
by: zhangchenghe    On: 2004-04-19

I bought this product to create DVD movies. However the quality of the DVD moives are much poorer than the original DV tapes.

But if you buy this product for other purposes, it might be a good choice. And that is why I give it a "two starts"

Roxio is a great company and refund all my money back with a painful process. So that I would suggest to purchase a download version if you would like to try it out by yourself.


Could have been a four star if
by: chuck74    On: 2004-04-14

I finally broke down and bought this version after completely skipping 6.0. The installation went well. After ersarting the pc, I hooked my camcorder up, and went to using the feature I bought it for, Videowave.
Unfortunately, Videowave to did not perform well at all. It crashed a lot. And that was just during the importing of video. When it did work, it would crash while importing video. I decided to shorten the video a bit and got a whole three minutes worth of video imported. I didn't even get to edit. It crashed of course. I gave up on it, and stuck with my NERO 6 for that task.
I tried out the other features, and they were adequate for basic functions. I liked it, althought the Nero interface is more user friendly to me.
It could have been a five star if the Videowave would have functioned properly and they wouldn't have included Napster 2.0.
Come on, Napster 2.0? Getting a bit of money on the side from what the customers purchase to download, Roxio? This is one feature that should have been left out, completely. Not even an option to install it should have been included with this suite.
So save your money for something more intuitive and functional, like Nero 6, and wait for all the patches to be available before purchasing this to save you some headaches.
Could have been a four star if
by: chuck74    On: 2004-04-14

I finally broke down and bought this version after completely skipping 6.0. The installation went well. After ersarting the pc, I hooked my camcorder up, and went to using the feature I bought it for, Videowave.
Unfortunately, Videowave to did not perform well at all. It crashed a lot. And that was just during the importing of video. When it did work, it would crash while importing video. I decided to shorten the video a bit and got a whole three minutes worth of video imported. I didn't even get to edit. It crashed of course. I gave up on it, and stuck with my NERO 6 for that task.
I tried out the other features, and they were adequate for basic functions. I liked it, althought the Nero interface is more user friendly to me.
It could have been a five star if the Videowave would have functioned properly and they wouldn't have included Napster 2.0.
Come on, Napster 2.0? Getting a bit of money on the side from what the customers purchase to download, Roxio? This is one feature that should have been left out, completely. Not even an option to install it should have been included with this suite.
So save your money for something more intuitive and functional, like Nero 6, and wait for all the patches to be available before purchasing this to save you some headaches.
Could have been a four star if
by: chuck74    On: 2004-04-14

I finally broke down and bought this version after completely skipping 6.0. The installation went well. After ersarting the pc, I hooked my camcorder up, and went to using the feature I bought it for, Videowave.
Unfortunately, Videowave to did not perform well at all. It crashed a lot. And that was just during the importing of video. When it did work, it would crash while importing video. I decided to shorten the video a bit and got a whole three minutes worth of video imported. I didn't even get to edit. It crashed of course. I gave up on it, and stuck with my NERO 6 for that task.
I tried out the other features, and they were adequate for basic functions. I liked it, althought the Nero interface is more user friendly to me.
It could have been a five star if the Videowave would have functioned properly and they wouldn't have included Napster 2.0.
Come on, Napster 2.0? Getting a bit of money on the side from what the customers purchase to download, Roxio? This is one feature that should have been left out, completely. Not even an option to install it should have been included with this suite.
So save your money for something more intuitive and functional, like Nero 6, and wait for all the patches to be available before purchasing this to save you some headaches.
EMC7 should not have been released with this many bugs!
by: colincampbell9    On: 2004-04-06

What this product promises is great, and the interface is wonderful, yet it seems as if Roxio was too impatient to get this product out of the door before properly taking it through the testing cycle. If the many many bugs were gone it would be a wonderful product!

Biggest Annoyances:

1. Painfully Slow!

- You would expect any video editing software to require a lot of processor muscle, but even for the most mundane of tasks even on the fastest of CPUs this program painfully aches along with many hiccups. It's clear that although this was a massive project for Roxio, there are many programming inefficiencies which have caused all of these bumps in the road.

2. Audio and Video Out of Sync!

- Come on! If you're going to spend the time and money to purchase the software and make a video, at the very least you could expect that your videos wouldn't end up looking like an old foriegn film with the voices not even matching up with the video! Everything in the preview looks great, but just wait until you compile your final video for that big disappointment. (...)
There will be a fix for out of sync video files (based on customer submitted video files) included in the 7.01 update being released in about 2 weeks. I've e-mailed you a non-regression tested version of the specific fix for this issue if you wish to use.

The most common causes of this problem are however described in the article you posted.
Message Edited by patatrox on 04-13-2004 05:44 PM

- Patrick

(...)3. Crashes on XP all the time.

4. Don't even expect to make labels beyond the CD itself!

- Most other labels ( jewel cases etc ) get printed off of the page on legal or letter paper (not label paper) reguardless of the printer type.
- The cut lines interfere with the actual label itself!

4. Tech support is almost non-existent.

- Telephone support is pay per incident - (...)
- Assitance over e-mail is only available after their automated assitant can't help you.
- E-mail support is expected to take days for a response.
- Seems like all of EMC7's problems have created a support
nightmare for Roxio for which they just can't keep up with.


EMC7 should not have been released with this many bugs!
by: colincampbell9    On: 2004-04-06

What this product promises is great, and the interface is wonderful, yet it seems as if Roxio was too impatient to get this product out of the door before properly taking it through the testing cycle. If the many many bugs were gone it would be a wonderful product!

Biggest Annoyances:

1. Painfully Slow!

- You would expect any video editing software to require a lot of processor muscle, but even for the most mundane of tasks even on the fastest of CPUs this program painfully aches along with many hiccups. It's clear that although this was a massive project for Roxio, there are many programming inefficiencies which have caused all of these bumps in the road.

2. Audio and Video Out of Sync!

- Come on! If you're going to spend the time and money to purchase the software and make a video, at the very least you could expect that your videos wouldn't end up looking like an old foriegn film with the voices not even matching up with the video! Everything in the preview looks great, but just wait until you compile your final video for that big disappointment. (...)
There will be a fix for out of sync video files (based on customer submitted video files) included in the 7.01 update being released in about 2 weeks. I've e-mailed you a non-regression tested version of the specific fix for this issue if you wish to use.

The most common causes of this problem are however described in the article you posted.
Message Edited by patatrox on 04-13-2004 05:44 PM

- Patrick

(...)3. Crashes on XP all the time.

4. Don't even expect to make labels beyond the CD itself!

- Most other labels ( jewel cases etc ) get printed off of the page on legal or letter paper (not label paper) reguardless of the printer type.
- The cut lines interfere with the actual label itself!

4. Tech support is almost non-existent.

- Telephone support is pay per incident - (...)
- Assitance over e-mail is only available after their automated assitant can't help you.
- E-mail support is expected to take days for a response.
- Seems like all of EMC7's problems have created a support
nightmare for Roxio for which they just can't keep up with.


EMC7 should not have been released with this many bugs!
by: colincampbell9    On: 2004-04-06

What this product promises is great, and the interface is wonderful, yet it seems as if Roxio was too impatient to get this product out of the door before properly taking it through the testing cycle. If the many many bugs were gone it would be a wonderful product!

Biggest Annoyances:

1. Painfully Slow!

- You would expect any video editing software to require a lot of processor muscle, but even for the most mundane of tasks even on the fastest of CPUs this program painfully aches along with many hiccups. It's clear that although this was a massive project for Roxio, there are many programming inefficiencies which have caused all of these bumps in the road.

2. Audio and Video Out of Sync!

- Come on! If you're going to spend the time and money to purchase the software and make a video, at the very least you could expect that your videos wouldn't end up looking like an old foriegn film with the voices not even matching up with the video! Everything in the preview looks great, but just wait until you compile your final video for that big disappointment. (...)
There will be a fix for out of sync video files (based on customer submitted video files) included in the 7.01 update being released in about 2 weeks. I've e-mailed you a non-regression tested version of the specific fix for this issue if you wish to use.

The most common causes of this problem are however described in the article you posted.
Message Edited by patatrox on 04-13-2004 05:44 PM

- Patrick

(...)3. Crashes on XP all the time.

4. Don't even expect to make labels beyond the CD itself!

- Most other labels ( jewel cases etc ) get printed off of the page on legal or letter paper (not label paper) reguardless of the printer type.
- The cut lines interfere with the actual label itself!

4. Tech support is almost non-existent.

- Telephone support is pay per incident - (...)
- Assitance over e-mail is only available after their automated assitant can't help you.
- E-mail support is expected to take days for a response.
- Seems like all of EMC7's problems have created a support
nightmare for Roxio for which they just can't keep up with.


Big Disappointment
by: mixmedia    On: 2004-04-05

I tried five times to author a DVD. Each time the visual quality was awful, and the audio was totally out of synch. Tech support is almost non-existent. I switched to Sonic MyDVD and it worked flawlessly the first time.

Burning regular Audio CDs is fine, but any program can do that. I would stay away from this bloated package.


Big Disappointment
by: mixmedia    On: 2004-04-05

I tried five times to author a DVD. Each time the visual quality was awful, and the audio was totally out of synch. Tech support is almost non-existent. I switched to Sonic MyDVD and it worked flawlessly the first time.

Burning regular Audio CDs is fine, but any program can do that. I would stay away from this bloated package.


Big Disappointment
by: mixmedia    On: 2004-04-05

I tried five times to author a DVD. Each time the visual quality was awful, and the audio was totally out of synch. Tech support is almost non-existent. I switched to Sonic MyDVD and it worked flawlessly the first time.

Burning regular Audio CDs is fine, but any program can do that. I would stay away from this bloated package.


Easy as pie to use
by: donahu1    On: 2004-04-01

If you liked the Plattinum version, this Suite rocks. It doesn't get any easier. I especially like the way the Label Maker comes up without asking as soon as you start to burn a CD. Furthermore, the edit feasture offers so much more in customizing your cover. I can't wait to do a DVD
Easy as pie to use
by: donahu1    On: 2004-04-01

If you liked the Plattinum version, this Suite rocks. It doesn't get any easier. I especially like the way the Label Maker comes up without asking as soon as you start to burn a CD. Furthermore, the edit feasture offers so much more in customizing your cover. I can't wait to do a DVD
Easy as pie to use
by: donahu1    On: 2004-04-01

If you liked the Plattinum version, this Suite rocks. It doesn't get any easier. I especially like the way the Label Maker comes up without asking as soon as you start to burn a CD. Furthermore, the edit feasture offers so much more in customizing your cover. I can't wait to do a DVD
Roxio vs. Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook
by: memories123    On: 2004-03-24

Roxio advantage continues to be smooth integration between photo editing and CD sharing. For ease of use and ability to link photo with titles, text, songs and songs, the newly release Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook wins hands down.[...]
I think many people are already looking to go beyond generic photo organizing capabilities and looking to the new generation of software like Memories that can handle all sorts of multimedia and is very easy to use
A disappointment at best...
by: wb1ccp    On: 2004-03-24

About all I can say about this product is buggy, buggy, buggy. That aside, I was also rather put off by the licensing agreement. I'm one of those weird people who actually read the EULA. The part that concerned me was the fact that the user can't sell any of the content -your own material- produced using this product without paying a (presumably huge) licensing fee to a third party. I'm not talking about the music, movies or whatever that you're burning to CD's or DVD's. I mean the software which converts, compresses or records the material into MPEG-2, MP3 and so on.

Now, about the bugs... I have used Easy CD Creator 4, 5 and a limited version of 6 for years with few if any problems. I bought Easy Media Creator 7 to replace the basic version of 6 that came with my Plextor drive. Big mistake! It installed OK, but I went to open the program after the reboot and I got a message that my screen resolution was insufficient to run the application. I had to increase it from 800 x 600 to at least 1024 x 768. This made the text too small to read comfortably (I'm over 50) so I reset the display to large fonts. Another warning! Grrr... I'm NOT about to buy a new monitor just to use this program! Somewhere along the line, the quick start icons in my task bar got stacked vertically and the clock began displaying the day and date, which together made the task bar about 2 inches high. I couldn't change it back. I also noticed that I could no longer read any of the dozens of DirectCD (UDF) CD-RW disks that I have photos and other data stored on.

I tried formatting a CD-RW with the new program. After watching the hourglass for several minutes without anything at all happening, I tried to abort the format. The computer froze. C'mon people, Windows XP just DOESN'T freeze! I don't have a junk computer, it happily runs old and new programs without a hitch. On the rare occasion a program does crash, it simply closes and everything else keeps going. Not this time!

Reboot again. Uninstalled Easy Media Creator 7 and reinstalled. Same results. Got tired of looking at the huge task bar that I couldn't fix, so I used the Win XP System Restore feature to bring the system back to the way it was a few days ago. That effectively de-registered the Roxio app. Deleted the directories it was in. I considered reinstalling it again, but reconsidered and put everything back in the box.

I almost never return things that I buy but this software had me so completely frustrated that I just gave up on it. Fortunately, I bought it at a warehouse club store and they took it back so I wasn't out the 70-some bucks. Unfortunately, I won't get back the time I wasted on the whole nightmare. Now, that's a good 5 or 6 hours of my life I'd like to have back! I've reinstalled ECDC 5 for music and data CD's and I'll look for something else to do DVD's.


Roxio vs. Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook
by: memories123    On: 2004-03-24

Roxio advantage continues to be smooth integration between photo editing and CD sharing. For ease of use and ability to link photo with titles, text, songs and songs, the newly release Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook wins hands down.[...]
I think many people are already looking to go beyond generic photo organizing capabilities and looking to the new generation of software like Memories that can handle all sorts of multimedia and is very easy to use
A disappointment at best...
by: wb1ccp    On: 2004-03-24

About all I can say about this product is buggy, buggy, buggy. That aside, I was also rather put off by the licensing agreement. I'm one of those weird people who actually read the EULA. The part that concerned me was the fact that the user can't sell any of the content -your own material- produced using this product without paying a (presumably huge) licensing fee to a third party. I'm not talking about the music, movies or whatever that you're burning to CD's or DVD's. I mean the software which converts, compresses or records the material into MPEG-2, MP3 and so on.

Now, about the bugs... I have used Easy CD Creator 4, 5 and a limited version of 6 for years with few if any problems. I bought Easy Media Creator 7 to replace the basic version of 6 that came with my Plextor drive. Big mistake! It installed OK, but I went to open the program after the reboot and I got a message that my screen resolution was insufficient to run the application. I had to increase it from 800 x 600 to at least 1024 x 768. This made the text too small to read comfortably (I'm over 50) so I reset the display to large fonts. Another warning! Grrr... I'm NOT about to buy a new monitor just to use this program! Somewhere along the line, the quick start icons in my task bar got stacked vertically and the clock began displaying the day and date, which together made the task bar about 2 inches high. I couldn't change it back. I also noticed that I could no longer read any of the dozens of DirectCD (UDF) CD-RW disks that I have photos and other data stored on.

I tried formatting a CD-RW with the new program. After watching the hourglass for several minutes without anything at all happening, I tried to abort the format. The computer froze. C'mon people, Windows XP just DOESN'T freeze! I don't have a junk computer, it happily runs old and new programs without a hitch. On the rare occasion a program does crash, it simply closes and everything else keeps going. Not this time!

Reboot again. Uninstalled Easy Media Creator 7 and reinstalled. Same results. Got tired of looking at the huge task bar that I couldn't fix, so I used the Win XP System Restore feature to bring the system back to the way it was a few days ago. That effectively de-registered the Roxio app. Deleted the directories it was in. I considered reinstalling it again, but reconsidered and put everything back in the box.

I almost never return things that I buy but this software had me so completely frustrated that I just gave up on it. Fortunately, I bought it at a warehouse club store and they took it back so I wasn't out the 70-some bucks. Unfortunately, I won't get back the time I wasted on the whole nightmare. Now, that's a good 5 or 6 hours of my life I'd like to have back! I've reinstalled ECDC 5 for music and data CD's and I'll look for something else to do DVD's.


Roxio vs. Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook
by: memories123    On: 2004-03-24

Roxio advantage continues to be smooth integration between photo editing and CD sharing. For ease of use and ability to link photo with titles, text, songs and songs, the newly release Memories Instant Computer Scrapbook wins hands down.[...]
I think many people are already looking to go beyond generic photo organizing capabilities and looking to the new generation of software like Memories that can handle all sorts of multimedia and is very easy to use
A disappointment at best...
by: wb1ccp    On: 2004-03-24

About all I can say about this product is buggy, buggy, buggy. That aside, I was also rather put off by the licensing agreement. I'm one of those weird people who actually read the EULA. The part that concerned me was the fact that the user can't sell any of the content -your own material- produced using this product without paying a (presumably huge) licensing fee to a third party. I'm not talking about the music, movies or whatever that you're burning to CD's or DVD's. I mean the software which converts, compresses or records the material into MPEG-2, MP3 and so on.

Now, about the bugs... I have used Easy CD Creator 4, 5 and a limited version of 6 for years with few if any problems. I bought Easy Media Creator 7 to replace the basic version of 6 that came with my Plextor drive. Big mistake! It installed OK, but I went to open the program after the reboot and I got a message that my screen resolution was insufficient to run the application. I had to increase it from 800 x 600 to at least 1024 x 768. This made the text too small to read comfortably (I'm over 50) so I reset the display to large fonts. Another warning! Grrr... I'm NOT about to buy a new monitor just to use this program! Somewhere along the line, the quick start icons in my task bar got stacked vertically and the clock began displaying the day and date, which together made the task bar about 2 inches high. I couldn't change it back. I also noticed that I could no longer read any of the dozens of DirectCD (UDF) CD-RW disks that I have photos and other data stored on.

I tried formatting a CD-RW with the new program. After watching the hourglass for several minutes without anything at all happening, I tried to abort the format. The computer froze. C'mon people, Windows XP just DOESN'T freeze! I don't have a junk computer, it happily runs old and new programs without a hitch. On the rare occasion a program does crash, it simply closes and everything else keeps going. Not this time!

Reboot again. Uninstalled Easy Media Creator 7 and reinstalled. Same results. Got tired of looking at the huge task bar that I couldn't fix, so I used the Win XP System Restore feature to bring the system back to the way it was a few days ago. That effectively de-registered the Roxio app. Deleted the directories it was in. I considered reinstalling it again, but reconsidered and put everything back in the box.

I almost never return things that I buy but this software had me so completely frustrated that I just gave up on it. Fortunately, I bought it at a warehouse club store and they took it back so I wasn't out the 70-some bucks. Unfortunately, I won't get back the time I wasted on the whole nightmare. Now, that's a good 5 or 6 hours of my life I'd like to have back! I've reinstalled ECDC 5 for music and data CD's and I'll look for something else to do DVD's.


Good Program, WORKS with XP, despite what you've read...
by: art-n-bridget    On: 2004-03-22

With all the complaints about Roxio's Version 6 of this program, I was a bit shaky about whether to buy this. I had excellent results with versions 4 & 5, and felt like I wanted some DVD capability. Well, I would recommend you not listen to the reviewers foaming at the mouth about how their computers have melted into puddles of lead because of this program. It installed fine, Version 7 works fine, I have XP Home Ediion and have never had any problems making CDs or DVDs. It's a very complete program, streamlined, and easy to use. Negative reviews of this product make no sense to me as I have had nothing but positive results with it. You should buy it without worry.
Good Program, WORKS with XP, despite what you've read...
by: art-n-bridget    On: 2004-03-22

With all the complaints about Roxio's Version 6 of this program, I was a bit shaky about whether to buy this. I had excellent results with versions 4 & 5, and felt like I wanted some DVD capability. Well, I would recommend you not listen to the reviewers foaming at the mouth about how their computers have melted into puddles of lead because of this program. It installed fine, Version 7 works fine, I have XP Home Ediion and have never had any problems making CDs or DVDs. It's a very complete program, streamlined, and easy to use. Negative reviews of this product make no sense to me as I have had nothing but positive results with it. You should buy it without worry.
Good Program, WORKS with XP, despite what you've read...
by: art-n-bridget    On: 2004-03-22

With all the complaints about Roxio's Version 6 of this program, I was a bit shaky about whether to buy this. I had excellent results with versions 4 & 5, and felt like I wanted some DVD capability. Well, I would recommend you not listen to the reviewers foaming at the mouth about how their computers have melted into puddles of lead because of this program. It installed fine, Version 7 works fine, I have XP Home Ediion and have never had any problems making CDs or DVDs. It's a very complete program, streamlined, and easy to use. Negative reviews of this product make no sense to me as I have had nothing but positive results with it. You should buy it without worry.
Does everything!
by: rcfenn    On: 2004-03-17

I wanted to create a DVD presentation with photos and video clips - with background music track and narration. This product does it all. Many editing tools are available for fades, transitions, captions, etc. - even pre-set themes. You can set up all your clips, rearrange, adjust length of time on screen for each photo if you want, and then add the sound. You can even zoom in and/or add motion to a still picture! It all works - even for a novice!
I did have to go to the Roxio website to get a patch when the original DVD Builder would not load, but that was simple to do, and now it works perfectly.
We have made presentations for a wedding, a family history, and are working are more fun things with kids. Great for a video yearbook.
Just a note - after reading other reviews, I should mention that I am using this with XP - no problem!
Easy Media Creator 7 a Disaster on Windows XP
by: lundell8    On: 2004-03-17

I used Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 flawlessly while running Windows 98SE. Burning CD's was fun and easy while transfering and saving data to formatted Roxio Direct CD's was absolutely no problem. Then, I traded in my "old" computer running 98SE for the newest PC running Windows XP. First, I discovered that the Easy Creator 5 software would not "recognize" the two Lite-On DVD combination drives installed in my new computer. Roxio was no longer offering driver updates and support for the 5.0 version so my only alternative was to upgrade; hence I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. Much to my dismay I discovered that the many CD-RW's of documents and photos I stored on DirectCD 5.0 were not compatible with Creator 7.0. Roxio support sent me an e-mail saying I would have to re-format my disks and re-save the data under the new Creator 7.0 format. When I try to burn music files to CD-R, all I get from Easy Creator 7.0 is an unable to copy message due to an "unknown error". When I try to save MS Word or Excel documents to CD-RW's formatted with Easy 7.0, I get messages saying there is "not enought space on the disk." When I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 and try to save family photos to Easy 7.0 formatted disks, I get a message saying the directory is full and I should choose another drive or directory. After downloading the latest driver updates from Roxio and doing a system restart, my screen went totally blank and the entire computer froze up. After shutting down power to the entire system and doing another re-boot, I was finally able to get it up and running. In total frustration, I have deleted the entire Easy Media Creator 7.0 from my Windows XP OS. Basically, I flushed about $80 down the toilet for software that is totally useless. My computer store vendor told me to stay with the Sonic software that came pre-loaded on the XP and I should have listened to his advice! Hey, Roxio, how could you screw up my computer so badly with Easy Media Creator 7.0 when you had such an excellent product in Easy Media Creator 5.0???
Does everything!
by: rcfenn    On: 2004-03-17

I wanted to create a DVD presentation with photos and video clips - with background music track and narration. This product does it all. Many editing tools are available for fades, transitions, captions, etc. - even pre-set themes. You can set up all your clips, rearrange, adjust length of time on screen for each photo if you want, and then add the sound. You can even zoom in and/or add motion to a still picture! It all works - even for a novice!
I did have to go to the Roxio website to get a patch when the original DVD Builder would not load, but that was simple to do, and now it works perfectly.
We have made presentations for a wedding, a family history, and are working are more fun things with kids. Great for a video yearbook.
Just a note - after reading other reviews, I should mention that I am using this with XP - no problem!
Easy Media Creator 7 a Disaster on Windows XP
by: lundell8    On: 2004-03-17

I used Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 flawlessly while running Windows 98SE. Burning CD's was fun and easy while transfering and saving data to formatted Roxio Direct CD's was absolutely no problem. Then, I traded in my "old" computer running 98SE for the newest PC running Windows XP. First, I discovered that the Easy Creator 5 software would not "recognize" the two Lite-On DVD combination drives installed in my new computer. Roxio was no longer offering driver updates and support for the 5.0 version so my only alternative was to upgrade; hence I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. Much to my dismay I discovered that the many CD-RW's of documents and photos I stored on DirectCD 5.0 were not compatible with Creator 7.0. Roxio support sent me an e-mail saying I would have to re-format my disks and re-save the data under the new Creator 7.0 format. When I try to burn music files to CD-R, all I get from Easy Creator 7.0 is an unable to copy message due to an "unknown error". When I try to save MS Word or Excel documents to CD-RW's formatted with Easy 7.0, I get messages saying there is "not enought space on the disk." When I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 and try to save family photos to Easy 7.0 formatted disks, I get a message saying the directory is full and I should choose another drive or directory. After downloading the latest driver updates from Roxio and doing a system restart, my screen went totally blank and the entire computer froze up. After shutting down power to the entire system and doing another re-boot, I was finally able to get it up and running. In total frustration, I have deleted the entire Easy Media Creator 7.0 from my Windows XP OS. Basically, I flushed about $80 down the toilet for software that is totally useless. My computer store vendor told me to stay with the Sonic software that came pre-loaded on the XP and I should have listened to his advice! Hey, Roxio, how could you screw up my computer so badly with Easy Media Creator 7.0 when you had such an excellent product in Easy Media Creator 5.0???
Does everything!
by: rcfenn    On: 2004-03-17

I wanted to create a DVD presentation with photos and video clips - with background music track and narration. This product does it all. Many editing tools are available for fades, transitions, captions, etc. - even pre-set themes. You can set up all your clips, rearrange, adjust length of time on screen for each photo if you want, and then add the sound. You can even zoom in and/or add motion to a still picture! It all works - even for a novice!
I did have to go to the Roxio website to get a patch when the original DVD Builder would not load, but that was simple to do, and now it works perfectly.
We have made presentations for a wedding, a family history, and are working are more fun things with kids. Great for a video yearbook.
Just a note - after reading other reviews, I should mention that I am using this with XP - no problem!
Easy Media Creator 7 a Disaster on Windows XP
by: lundell8    On: 2004-03-17

I used Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 flawlessly while running Windows 98SE. Burning CD's was fun and easy while transfering and saving data to formatted Roxio Direct CD's was absolutely no problem. Then, I traded in my "old" computer running 98SE for the newest PC running Windows XP. First, I discovered that the Easy Creator 5 software would not "recognize" the two Lite-On DVD combination drives installed in my new computer. Roxio was no longer offering driver updates and support for the 5.0 version so my only alternative was to upgrade; hence I purchased Easy Media Creator 7. Much to my dismay I discovered that the many CD-RW's of documents and photos I stored on DirectCD 5.0 were not compatible with Creator 7.0. Roxio support sent me an e-mail saying I would have to re-format my disks and re-save the data under the new Creator 7.0 format. When I try to burn music files to CD-R, all I get from Easy Creator 7.0 is an unable to copy message due to an "unknown error". When I try to save MS Word or Excel documents to CD-RW's formatted with Easy 7.0, I get messages saying there is "not enought space on the disk." When I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 and try to save family photos to Easy 7.0 formatted disks, I get a message saying the directory is full and I should choose another drive or directory. After downloading the latest driver updates from Roxio and doing a system restart, my screen went totally blank and the entire computer froze up. After shutting down power to the entire system and doing another re-boot, I was finally able to get it up and running. In total frustration, I have deleted the entire Easy Media Creator 7.0 from my Windows XP OS. Basically, I flushed about $80 down the toilet for software that is totally useless. My computer store vendor told me to stay with the Sonic software that came pre-loaded on the XP and I should have listened to his advice! Hey, Roxio, how could you screw up my computer so badly with Easy Media Creator 7.0 when you had such an excellent product in Easy Media Creator 5.0???
Much Improved after Patch
by: mikearm0    On: 2004-03-14

Like others, I had many problems with the video components of EZ Media creator. This was installed under Windwos XP SP1. The recent release of a patch solved many if not all of the problems. The patch is a must!

I have been using CD Creator since release 4.5 and will continue to do so.


Much Improved after Patch
by: mikearm0    On: 2004-03-14

Like others, I had many problems with the video components of EZ Media creator. This was installed under Windwos XP SP1. The recent release of a patch solved many if not all of the problems. The patch is a must!

I have been using CD Creator since release 4.5 and will continue to do so.


Much Improved after Patch
by: mikearm0    On: 2004-03-14

Like others, I had many problems with the video components of EZ Media creator. This was installed under Windwos XP SP1. The recent release of a patch solved many if not all of the problems. The patch is a must!

I have been using CD Creator since release 4.5 and will continue to do so.


You need to have a lot of Time
by: thompsonintl    On: 2004-03-11

I brought the program because I had Easy Media 5 and was happy with it. Unfortunately this package seems to have a lot of problems. My first was loading - it seemed to take forever to load into my system which is a 1 year old Dell 2.4 Ghz system. Next it runs very slow. I did not have too much trouble dragging and dropping slides into the package to make a DVD slide show, but when I hit the burn button it took over 40 minutes for the program to complete the burning process. During this process, my screens were partially opening and freezing, like they used to do years ago with the early versions of windows when you did not have enough memory. Well I finally got the product, popped it into my DVD player and the slides are all fuzzy. I put this down to TV screen resolution till I took the DVD back to my computer and ran it there. I had the same result - fuzzy pictures, which seemed to be shimmying on my screen. I was very disappointed. To make matters worse, this DVD of about 250 slides was made from a selection of about 1700 slides which I very carefully loaded into the system. When I tried to open these files again to re burn the DVD, I found out that none of the files was accessable. I could see them on the slide show files, but when I tried to drag them into a new production, the computer could not find them. I have contacted customer service, but it is now 5 days and counting, without anything but a "we got your message" message.
So, I would say, if you have a lot of time to wait around while the burner burns and you don't care so much about quality, then this is a product for you. Otherwise look elsewhere. PC World rates the Ahead Nero 6 pretty good, I guess I will give that a try.
Too many bugs to count
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-11

I purchased this product because I trusted the Roxio name and because of the positive reviews it had recieved. I was very disappointed at the number of problems I've had with the software, even after their latest patch. The programs regularly close for no apparent reason or fail to open all together. I wish I could recommend a better product, but I'm still looking for a DVD authoring program that works. The Ulead product is no better. I'm off to Pinnacle next...
You need to have a lot of Time
by: thompsonintl    On: 2004-03-11

I brought the program because I had Easy Media 5 and was happy with it. Unfortunately this package seems to have a lot of problems. My first was loading - it seemed to take forever to load into my system which is a 1 year old Dell 2.4 Ghz system. Next it runs very slow. I did not have too much trouble dragging and dropping slides into the package to make a DVD slide show, but when I hit the burn button it took over 40 minutes for the program to complete the burning process. During this process, my screens were partially opening and freezing, like they used to do years ago with the early versions of windows when you did not have enough memory. Well I finally got the product, popped it into my DVD player and the slides are all fuzzy. I put this down to TV screen resolution till I took the DVD back to my computer and ran it there. I had the same result - fuzzy pictures, which seemed to be shimmying on my screen. I was very disappointed. To make matters worse, this DVD of about 250 slides was made from a selection of about 1700 slides which I very carefully loaded into the system. When I tried to open these files again to re burn the DVD, I found out that none of the files was accessable. I could see them on the slide show files, but when I tried to drag them into a new production, the computer could not find them. I have contacted customer service, but it is now 5 days and counting, without anything but a "we got your message" message.
So, I would say, if you have a lot of time to wait around while the burner burns and you don't care so much about quality, then this is a product for you. Otherwise look elsewhere. PC World rates the Ahead Nero 6 pretty good, I guess I will give that a try.
Too many bugs to count
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-11

I purchased this product because I trusted the Roxio name and because of the positive reviews it had recieved. I was very disappointed at the number of problems I've had with the software, even after their latest patch. The programs regularly close for no apparent reason or fail to open all together. I wish I could recommend a better product, but I'm still looking for a DVD authoring program that works. The Ulead product is no better. I'm off to Pinnacle next...
You need to have a lot of Time
by: thompsonintl    On: 2004-03-11

I brought the program because I had Easy Media 5 and was happy with it. Unfortunately this package seems to have a lot of problems. My first was loading - it seemed to take forever to load into my system which is a 1 year old Dell 2.4 Ghz system. Next it runs very slow. I did not have too much trouble dragging and dropping slides into the package to make a DVD slide show, but when I hit the burn button it took over 40 minutes for the program to complete the burning process. During this process, my screens were partially opening and freezing, like they used to do years ago with the early versions of windows when you did not have enough memory. Well I finally got the product, popped it into my DVD player and the slides are all fuzzy. I put this down to TV screen resolution till I took the DVD back to my computer and ran it there. I had the same result - fuzzy pictures, which seemed to be shimmying on my screen. I was very disappointed. To make matters worse, this DVD of about 250 slides was made from a selection of about 1700 slides which I very carefully loaded into the system. When I tried to open these files again to re burn the DVD, I found out that none of the files was accessable. I could see them on the slide show files, but when I tried to drag them into a new production, the computer could not find them. I have contacted customer service, but it is now 5 days and counting, without anything but a "we got your message" message.
So, I would say, if you have a lot of time to wait around while the burner burns and you don't care so much about quality, then this is a product for you. Otherwise look elsewhere. PC World rates the Ahead Nero 6 pretty good, I guess I will give that a try.
Too many bugs to count
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-11

I purchased this product because I trusted the Roxio name and because of the positive reviews it had recieved. I was very disappointed at the number of problems I've had with the software, even after their latest patch. The programs regularly close for no apparent reason or fail to open all together. I wish I could recommend a better product, but I'm still looking for a DVD authoring program that works. The Ulead product is no better. I'm off to Pinnacle next...
Bold Move
by: blane2407    On: 2004-03-10

Some would say that a departure from the burning focus that has served them well is risky; however, after working with this program, I'd say not. This is an exceptional application. It has the grace of iLife, but with power to spare. The video applciation (videowave) is outstanding, as are Creator Classic, and DVD Builder. The only weakness I see is in their Drag to Disc which does not always behave well (in my tests at least). That being said, nothing comes close. And at the price, it's a no brainer.
Bold Move
by: blane2407    On: 2004-03-10

Some would say that a departure from the burning focus that has served them well is risky; however, after working with this program, I'd say not. This is an exceptional application. It has the grace of iLife, but with power to spare. The video applciation (videowave) is outstanding, as are Creator Classic, and DVD Builder. The only weakness I see is in their Drag to Disc which does not always behave well (in my tests at least). That being said, nothing comes close. And at the price, it's a no brainer.
Bold Move
by: blane2407    On: 2004-03-10

Some would say that a departure from the burning focus that has served them well is risky; however, after working with this program, I'd say not. This is an exceptional application. It has the grace of iLife, but with power to spare. The video applciation (videowave) is outstanding, as are Creator Classic, and DVD Builder. The only weakness I see is in their Drag to Disc which does not always behave well (in my tests at least). That being said, nothing comes close. And at the price, it's a no brainer.
Roxio shafted the consumer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-08

The newest version of EMC7 is a loser. There are too many problems associated with getting it to run straight out of the box. AND Roxio is refusing to address them. I did not up-date to EMC7 to be met with hours of reconfiguring my computer, to enjoy the product. Now I'm out the cost of the product, that I bought through Amazon.com, with no recourse to recover my monies. At least, if I had bought it from a retailer, I might be able to recover my monies.
A good offer isn't good if you get shafted.
If anyone has any doubts, go to Roxio Support and read about all the problems.
Roxio shafted the consumer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-08

The newest version of EMC7 is a loser. There are too many problems associated with getting it to run straight out of the box. AND Roxio is refusing to address them. I did not up-date to EMC7 to be met with hours of reconfiguring my computer, to enjoy the product. Now I'm out the cost of the product, that I bought through Amazon.com, with no recourse to recover my monies. At least, if I had bought it from a retailer, I might be able to recover my monies.
A good offer isn't good if you get shafted.
If anyone has any doubts, go to Roxio Support and read about all the problems.
Roxio shafted the consumer
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-08

The newest version of EMC7 is a loser. There are too many problems associated with getting it to run straight out of the box. AND Roxio is refusing to address them. I did not up-date to EMC7 to be met with hours of reconfiguring my computer, to enjoy the product. Now I'm out the cost of the product, that I bought through Amazon.com, with no recourse to recover my monies. At least, if I had bought it from a retailer, I might be able to recover my monies.
A good offer isn't good if you get shafted.
If anyone has any doubts, go to Roxio Support and read about all the problems.
I like the interaction
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-06

I make lots of photo and video slideshows on DVD, and I have tried many different DVD software products, but I heard good things about Creator 7, so I decided to try it. I installed it with no problems, though it took a long time. My photos and videos are scattered all over my hard disk, and the Media Manager feature found them all and made it really easy to organize them into collections. I then selected some photos and videos, and there was a button that sent them right into a slideshow editor (they call it Storyboard). I then added some really cool transition effects and some music into the slideshow, which was very easy to do by just draggng them in. There is a preview window in the Storyboard, and my production looked great, but the music ended abruptly. But then, I noticed a button that automatically fit the slidshow to the duration of the music, or I could even set a fade out for the music at the end. After a few more minutes of experimenting, I found a way to add more music tracks and some more video effects. I then clicked another button, and my slideshow got sent to the DVD authoring app, which is called DVD Builder. I selected one of the built in menu templates (but I also found a way to use my own video as a menu background), and then I clicked the button for burning. While the disc was burning, I noticed a button to launch the label software, which I did - and I found the same artwork templates in the label creator that were in my DVD menu templates. So, after my DVD was finished burning, I labelled it, and when I popped it in my DVD player, it had the same menu theme as the label - a nice touch. It is really cool the way they designed it so everything interacts, and the way my multimedia files get passed between the different modules. It's easy to use, but it seems to have lots of depth - the more I dig in, the more features I find. But, most important, the video slideshow that I made looks and sounds really slick on my TV. I like this software a lot...
I like the interaction
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-06

I make lots of photo and video slideshows on DVD, and I have tried many different DVD software products, but I heard good things about Creator 7, so I decided to try it. I installed it with no problems, though it took a long time. My photos and videos are scattered all over my hard disk, and the Media Manager feature found them all and made it really easy to organize them into collections. I then selected some photos and videos, and there was a button that sent them right into a slideshow editor (they call it Storyboard). I then added some really cool transition effects and some music into the slideshow, which was very easy to do by just draggng them in. There is a preview window in the Storyboard, and my production looked great, but the music ended abruptly. But then, I noticed a button that automatically fit the slidshow to the duration of the music, or I could even set a fade out for the music at the end. After a few more minutes of experimenting, I found a way to add more music tracks and some more video effects. I then clicked another button, and my slideshow got sent to the DVD authoring app, which is called DVD Builder. I selected one of the built in menu templates (but I also found a way to use my own video as a menu background), and then I clicked the button for burning. While the disc was burning, I noticed a button to launch the label software, which I did - and I found the same artwork templates in the label creator that were in my DVD menu templates. So, after my DVD was finished burning, I labelled it, and when I popped it in my DVD player, it had the same menu theme as the label - a nice touch. It is really cool the way they designed it so everything interacts, and the way my multimedia files get passed between the different modules. It's easy to use, but it seems to have lots of depth - the more I dig in, the more features I find. But, most important, the video slideshow that I made looks and sounds really slick on my TV. I like this software a lot...
I like the interaction
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-06

I make lots of photo and video slideshows on DVD, and I have tried many different DVD software products, but I heard good things about Creator 7, so I decided to try it. I installed it with no problems, though it took a long time. My photos and videos are scattered all over my hard disk, and the Media Manager feature found them all and made it really easy to organize them into collections. I then selected some photos and videos, and there was a button that sent them right into a slideshow editor (they call it Storyboard). I then added some really cool transition effects and some music into the slideshow, which was very easy to do by just draggng them in. There is a preview window in the Storyboard, and my production looked great, but the music ended abruptly. But then, I noticed a button that automatically fit the slidshow to the duration of the music, or I could even set a fade out for the music at the end. After a few more minutes of experimenting, I found a way to add more music tracks and some more video effects. I then clicked another button, and my slideshow got sent to the DVD authoring app, which is called DVD Builder. I selected one of the built in menu templates (but I also found a way to use my own video as a menu background), and then I clicked the button for burning. While the disc was burning, I noticed a button to launch the label software, which I did - and I found the same artwork templates in the label creator that were in my DVD menu templates. So, after my DVD was finished burning, I labelled it, and when I popped it in my DVD player, it had the same menu theme as the label - a nice touch. It is really cool the way they designed it so everything interacts, and the way my multimedia files get passed between the different modules. It's easy to use, but it seems to have lots of depth - the more I dig in, the more features I find. But, most important, the video slideshow that I made looks and sounds really slick on my TV. I like this software a lot...
David Alan Hall?
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I think this David Alan Hall guy is suspiscious, maybe he works for one of Roxio's competitors? I picked up Easy Media Creator in Fry's on a recent visit to California and there were plenty available. I installed Easy Media Creator on my Windows XP system no problem.
Recommended
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I decided to upgrade my ageing version of Easy CD Creator 5 last week, and picked up Easy Media Creator 7 on Saturday. My main interests are managing and archiving all the photos on my system and getting more into digital video and DVD - which I've found hard to understand in the past.

I really like the application launcher that starts up when you first run Easy Media Creator, it immediately gave me a bunch of great options across Photo, Video, Music, Data and DVD. Having the type of tasks I'd want to complete right there rather than just a list of applications is very cool.

The first thing I tried was video editing .. I have a Sony Digicam but I've just been collecting DV tapes and not attempting to edit them. I selected 'Capture Video' from the task list and Capture popped up showing my Sony DV camera in a list of possible things I could capture. I then used SmartScan - this is cool, rather than copy everything onto my hard drive it tells me what I've captured on my DV tape and let's me select what to capture. I did that and then left it for a few minutes to capture only the scenes I wanted. Kind of freaky hearing the DV camera fast forward, stop, play for a while, fast forward ... nice automation!

When I came back tried out VideoWave, the video editing application in the suite. I've only ever tried using the editor that came with my camera, but it was so bad I gave up right away. I had been meaning to buy a full-on editor for a while, but I'm glad I waited. VideoWave is much more than I expected, it's a complete video editor with hundreds of effects and transitions. I spent ages just playing with all the effects before I got into serious editing. I did have to check with the manual a few times to understand Timeline, but I'm blown away. I would have spent the hundred bucks just to get this never mind this plus photo, data, music etc.

Next I checked out DVD Builder. I don't know what Roxio are smoking but I like it. This is a fully fledged DVD authoring application with again dozens of themes to create your DVDs. It also had something called DVD on CD which I didn't understand, but the control this thing gived you to create amazing menu designs and buttons of any size. I dragged a couple of my movies onto the menu, changed the theme, typed some text and hit burn. It took about 30 minutes to burn a DVD, but it played back no problem in my Panasonic DVD player and it looked perfect!

That's as far as I've got with Easy Media Creator to date, but I find very little to criticise and plenty to recommend. I don't think this suite is missing anything! My only suggestion to Roxio is to maybe put a more meaty getting started guide in there as this is a huge suite and I wasn't sure where to start. Overall though it's so easy to use I don't really need a manual all the time. I'll post another review once I've had more time to get into more of the other applications in here.


Buyer Beware
by: tseman    On: 2004-03-03

I'm a long time user of EZ Creator so I'm very dismayed at the poor quality of version 7. I've installed and uninstalled the product multiple times and nothing but creator classic operates. All of the other apps just give me a starting splash screen and then nothing. Videowave gives a startup error that says it can't load the config file and to reinstall it. There are no updates for the product on their support site but upon scanning the user forums, there are a lot of users with similar problems. Support is emailing patches but not posting an update. Nero 6 is buggy but more usable than than this product. I'm going back to version 5 and using Nero from now on.
David Alan Hall?
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I think this David Alan Hall guy is suspiscious, maybe he works for one of Roxio's competitors? I picked up Easy Media Creator in Fry's on a recent visit to California and there were plenty available. I installed Easy Media Creator on my Windows XP system no problem.
Recommended
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I decided to upgrade my ageing version of Easy CD Creator 5 last week, and picked up Easy Media Creator 7 on Saturday. My main interests are managing and archiving all the photos on my system and getting more into digital video and DVD - which I've found hard to understand in the past.

I really like the application launcher that starts up when you first run Easy Media Creator, it immediately gave me a bunch of great options across Photo, Video, Music, Data and DVD. Having the type of tasks I'd want to complete right there rather than just a list of applications is very cool.

The first thing I tried was video editing .. I have a Sony Digicam but I've just been collecting DV tapes and not attempting to edit them. I selected 'Capture Video' from the task list and Capture popped up showing my Sony DV camera in a list of possible things I could capture. I then used SmartScan - this is cool, rather than copy everything onto my hard drive it tells me what I've captured on my DV tape and let's me select what to capture. I did that and then left it for a few minutes to capture only the scenes I wanted. Kind of freaky hearing the DV camera fast forward, stop, play for a while, fast forward ... nice automation!

When I came back tried out VideoWave, the video editing application in the suite. I've only ever tried using the editor that came with my camera, but it was so bad I gave up right away. I had been meaning to buy a full-on editor for a while, but I'm glad I waited. VideoWave is much more than I expected, it's a complete video editor with hundreds of effects and transitions. I spent ages just playing with all the effects before I got into serious editing. I did have to check with the manual a few times to understand Timeline, but I'm blown away. I would have spent the hundred bucks just to get this never mind this plus photo, data, music etc.

Next I checked out DVD Builder. I don't know what Roxio are smoking but I like it. This is a fully fledged DVD authoring application with again dozens of themes to create your DVDs. It also had something called DVD on CD which I didn't understand, but the control this thing gived you to create amazing menu designs and buttons of any size. I dragged a couple of my movies onto the menu, changed the theme, typed some text and hit burn. It took about 30 minutes to burn a DVD, but it played back no problem in my Panasonic DVD player and it looked perfect!

That's as far as I've got with Easy Media Creator to date, but I find very little to criticise and plenty to recommend. I don't think this suite is missing anything! My only suggestion to Roxio is to maybe put a more meaty getting started guide in there as this is a huge suite and I wasn't sure where to start. Overall though it's so easy to use I don't really need a manual all the time. I'll post another review once I've had more time to get into more of the other applications in here.


Buyer Beware
by: tseman    On: 2004-03-03

I'm a long time user of EZ Creator so I'm very dismayed at the poor quality of version 7. I've installed and uninstalled the product multiple times and nothing but creator classic operates. All of the other apps just give me a starting splash screen and then nothing. Videowave gives a startup error that says it can't load the config file and to reinstall it. There are no updates for the product on their support site but upon scanning the user forums, there are a lot of users with similar problems. Support is emailing patches but not posting an update. Nero 6 is buggy but more usable than than this product. I'm going back to version 5 and using Nero from now on.
David Alan Hall?
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I think this David Alan Hall guy is suspiscious, maybe he works for one of Roxio's competitors? I picked up Easy Media Creator in Fry's on a recent visit to California and there were plenty available. I installed Easy Media Creator on my Windows XP system no problem.
Recommended
by: realsubscription    On: 2004-03-03

I decided to upgrade my ageing version of Easy CD Creator 5 last week, and picked up Easy Media Creator 7 on Saturday. My main interests are managing and archiving all the photos on my system and getting more into digital video and DVD - which I've found hard to understand in the past.

I really like the application launcher that starts up when you first run Easy Media Creator, it immediately gave me a bunch of great options across Photo, Video, Music, Data and DVD. Having the type of tasks I'd want to complete right there rather than just a list of applications is very cool.

The first thing I tried was video editing .. I have a Sony Digicam but I've just been collecting DV tapes and not attempting to edit them. I selected 'Capture Video' from the task list and Capture popped up showing my Sony DV camera in a list of possible things I could capture. I then used SmartScan - this is cool, rather than copy everything onto my hard drive it tells me what I've captured on my DV tape and let's me select what to capture. I did that and then left it for a few minutes to capture only the scenes I wanted. Kind of freaky hearing the DV camera fast forward, stop, play for a while, fast forward ... nice automation!

When I came back tried out VideoWave, the video editing application in the suite. I've only ever tried using the editor that came with my camera, but it was so bad I gave up right away. I had been meaning to buy a full-on editor for a while, but I'm glad I waited. VideoWave is much more than I expected, it's a complete video editor with hundreds of effects and transitions. I spent ages just playing with all the effects before I got into serious editing. I did have to check with the manual a few times to understand Timeline, but I'm blown away. I would have spent the hundred bucks just to get this never mind this plus photo, data, music etc.

Next I checked out DVD Builder. I don't know what Roxio are smoking but I like it. This is a fully fledged DVD authoring application with again dozens of themes to create your DVDs. It also had something called DVD on CD which I didn't understand, but the control this thing gived you to create amazing menu designs and buttons of any size. I dragged a couple of my movies onto the menu, changed the theme, typed some text and hit burn. It took about 30 minutes to burn a DVD, but it played back no problem in my Panasonic DVD player and it looked perfect!

That's as far as I've got with Easy Media Creator to date, but I find very little to criticise and plenty to recommend. I don't think this suite is missing anything! My only suggestion to Roxio is to maybe put a more meaty getting started guide in there as this is a huge suite and I wasn't sure where to start. Overall though it's so easy to use I don't really need a manual all the time. I'll post another review once I've had more time to get into more of the other applications in here.


Buyer Beware
by: tseman    On: 2004-03-03

I'm a long time user of EZ Creator so I'm very dismayed at the poor quality of version 7. I've installed and uninstalled the product multiple times and nothing but creator classic operates. All of the other apps just give me a starting splash screen and then nothing. Videowave gives a startup error that says it can't load the config file and to reinstall it. There are no updates for the product on their support site but upon scanning the user forums, there are a lot of users with similar problems. Support is emailing patches but not posting an update. Nero 6 is buggy but more usable than than this product. I'm going back to version 5 and using Nero from now on.
Great Product
by: wm4681    On: 2004-03-02

Roxio has released a great product in version 7. It installs in XP without any problems. I have had no problem using discs that were formatted in Direct CD version 3.x and later with the Drag To Disc feature in version 7, although I would never use packet writing to back up valuable data. My MP3s sort in the correct order, the same order that they are sorted in on the computer. Every feature of this software and the tutorials and help files are outstanding. I will be getting a lot of use out of this software.
Don't Buy It If You Need Alphanumeric MP3 Playlists
by: jim-in-champaign    On: 2004-03-02

After many hours of trying to figure out why .mp3 playlists did not play in the order I arranged with my play list on my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player I finally found out why. Roxio sorting procedures do not like/use alphabetical characters in file names.

I meticulously name my .mp3 files so that they always sort (on the computer) in the proper order for play back. For example, I used the file name "JCA-CD101" for "Johnny Cash American Series", CD1, Song 1; and similaryly, "JCA-CD102" for song 2, etc. When you sort these names on your computer and in a play list they are shown in the proper sorting order. Unforunately, Roxio jumbles all this filename (information) together and comes up with some numeric equivalent, and definitely not in the alphanumeric order I want.

When I was (not easily) able to contact someone at Roxio their only suggestion was for me to not use alphbetic characters in my file names. Now isn't that silly. I almost started renaming all my .mp3 files starting with numbers, but decided just to try something else.

I tried using (Ahead) Nero Express and dragged/dropped my alphanumeric named .mp3 files into the project area. What do you know -- Nero does not have any problems accepting/sorting alphanumeric (named) files. So now when my .mp3 file(s) name(s) appear on the display area of my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player, I not only get the files played in the order I want but I also get a pretty good description of the file playing from the alphanumeric names I gave to the fles.

I like Roxio. I have used it for a long time; but until they can solve the "numbers only" file sorting limitation I will not be using Roxio to burn my .mp3 files in the order I prefer them.


Great Product
by: wm4681    On: 2004-03-02

Roxio has released a great product in version 7. It installs in XP without any problems. I have had no problem using discs that were formatted in Direct CD version 3.x and later with the Drag To Disc feature in version 7, although I would never use packet writing to back up valuable data. My MP3s sort in the correct order, the same order that they are sorted in on the computer. Every feature of this software and the tutorials and help files are outstanding. I will be getting a lot of use out of this software.
Don't Buy It If You Need Alphanumeric MP3 Playlists
by: jim-in-champaign    On: 2004-03-02

After many hours of trying to figure out why .mp3 playlists did not play in the order I arranged with my play list on my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player I finally found out why. Roxio sorting procedures do not like/use alphabetical characters in file names.

I meticulously name my .mp3 files so that they always sort (on the computer) in the proper order for play back. For example, I used the file name "JCA-CD101" for "Johnny Cash American Series", CD1, Song 1; and similaryly, "JCA-CD102" for song 2, etc. When you sort these names on your computer and in a play list they are shown in the proper sorting order. Unforunately, Roxio jumbles all this filename (information) together and comes up with some numeric equivalent, and definitely not in the alphanumeric order I want.

When I was (not easily) able to contact someone at Roxio their only suggestion was for me to not use alphbetic characters in my file names. Now isn't that silly. I almost started renaming all my .mp3 files starting with numbers, but decided just to try something else.

I tried using (Ahead) Nero Express and dragged/dropped my alphanumeric named .mp3 files into the project area. What do you know -- Nero does not have any problems accepting/sorting alphanumeric (named) files. So now when my .mp3 file(s) name(s) appear on the display area of my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player, I not only get the files played in the order I want but I also get a pretty good description of the file playing from the alphanumeric names I gave to the fles.

I like Roxio. I have used it for a long time; but until they can solve the "numbers only" file sorting limitation I will not be using Roxio to burn my .mp3 files in the order I prefer them.


Great Product
by: wm4681    On: 2004-03-02

Roxio has released a great product in version 7. It installs in XP without any problems. I have had no problem using discs that were formatted in Direct CD version 3.x and later with the Drag To Disc feature in version 7, although I would never use packet writing to back up valuable data. My MP3s sort in the correct order, the same order that they are sorted in on the computer. Every feature of this software and the tutorials and help files are outstanding. I will be getting a lot of use out of this software.
Don't Buy It If You Need Alphanumeric MP3 Playlists
by: jim-in-champaign    On: 2004-03-02

After many hours of trying to figure out why .mp3 playlists did not play in the order I arranged with my play list on my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player I finally found out why. Roxio sorting procedures do not like/use alphabetical characters in file names.

I meticulously name my .mp3 files so that they always sort (on the computer) in the proper order for play back. For example, I used the file name "JCA-CD101" for "Johnny Cash American Series", CD1, Song 1; and similaryly, "JCA-CD102" for song 2, etc. When you sort these names on your computer and in a play list they are shown in the proper sorting order. Unforunately, Roxio jumbles all this filename (information) together and comes up with some numeric equivalent, and definitely not in the alphanumeric order I want.

When I was (not easily) able to contact someone at Roxio their only suggestion was for me to not use alphbetic characters in my file names. Now isn't that silly. I almost started renaming all my .mp3 files starting with numbers, but decided just to try something else.

I tried using (Ahead) Nero Express and dragged/dropped my alphanumeric named .mp3 files into the project area. What do you know -- Nero does not have any problems accepting/sorting alphanumeric (named) files. So now when my .mp3 file(s) name(s) appear on the display area of my .mp3 player and my .mp3 car player, I not only get the files played in the order I want but I also get a pretty good description of the file playing from the alphanumeric names I gave to the fles.

I like Roxio. I have used it for a long time; but until they can solve the "numbers only" file sorting limitation I will not be using Roxio to burn my .mp3 files in the order I prefer them.


Great results and working fine
by: macuser25    On: 2004-02-28

I picked this up after reading the really positive PC Magazine review and am so happy with it. I've taken a bunch of my photos from our recent vacation and turned them into a cool movie. My kids are loving watching "their movie" on the TV, and it's bumped the Wiggles out of the DVD player (thank god!).

I'm using it on XP and it's working fine. I picked up my copy here at Amazon, but have seen tons at Comp U.S.A. store near our house too.

Best money spent on software in a long time!


Great results and working fine
by: macuser25    On: 2004-02-28

I picked this up after reading the really positive PC Magazine review and am so happy with it. I've taken a bunch of my photos from our recent vacation and turned them into a cool movie. My kids are loving watching "their movie" on the TV, and it's bumped the Wiggles out of the DVD player (thank god!).

I'm using it on XP and it's working fine. I picked up my copy here at Amazon, but have seen tons at Comp U.S.A. store near our house too.

Best money spent on software in a long time!


Great results and working fine
by: macuser25    On: 2004-02-28

I picked this up after reading the really positive PC Magazine review and am so happy with it. I've taken a bunch of my photos from our recent vacation and turned them into a cool movie. My kids are loving watching "their movie" on the TV, and it's bumped the Wiggles out of the DVD player (thank god!).

I'm using it on XP and it's working fine. I picked up my copy here at Amazon, but have seen tons at Comp U.S.A. store near our house too.

Best money spent on software in a long time!


Amazing!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-26

This is a fantastic product. The biggest advantage of it is tight integration of ALL media related tools. ECDC 7 reminded me of Microsoft Office (only for multimedia). This is brilliant idea: for example, when i authored my DVD (or VCD or SVCD) basic editing options are presented on the screen, but when i needed more sophisticated video editing - a full featured Video Wave editor was invoked UNDER DVD Builder just like Excel would launch with MS Word. It is easy and powerful.
Video editing has pretty much everything. Sound editor there (in Video Wave) allowed me to adjust sound volume in certain places and add background music in certain places. It has tons of Video editing functions including time-line. I produced a very cool clip by just giving Video clip and MP3 file and letting it (Video Wave) to do the rest: cuts and effects. (My wife didn't believe me that I had made this production).
Another great innovation is centralizing all media under media manager. I myself had my photos and videos all over the system, and i find Media Manager very useful.
Also Capture Utility is very cool. All my capture devices are centralized (including DVD ripping) and tightly integrated with the rest of the application.
By the way, the quality of produced DVDs is excellent. I watched it on 27 inch TV and it looks like a commercial disc.
Bottom, line for 80 bucks I got EVERYTHING for my multimedia needs. Like I said, I find it easy and powerful, and I'm happy that finally I found ONE great suite the fully satisfies me.
Amazing!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-26

This is a fantastic product. The biggest advantage of it is tight integration of ALL media related tools. ECDC 7 reminded me of Microsoft Office (only for multimedia). This is brilliant idea: for example, when i authored my DVD (or VCD or SVCD) basic editing options are presented on the screen, but when i needed more sophisticated video editing - a full featured Video Wave editor was invoked UNDER DVD Builder just like Excel would launch with MS Word. It is easy and powerful.
Video editing has pretty much everything. Sound editor there (in Video Wave) allowed me to adjust sound volume in certain places and add background music in certain places. It has tons of Video editing functions including time-line. I produced a very cool clip by just giving Video clip and MP3 file and letting it (Video Wave) to do the rest: cuts and effects. (My wife didn't believe me that I had made this production).
Another great innovation is centralizing all media under media manager. I myself had my photos and videos all over the system, and i find Media Manager very useful.
Also Capture Utility is very cool. All my capture devices are centralized (including DVD ripping) and tightly integrated with the rest of the application.
By the way, the quality of produced DVDs is excellent. I watched it on 27 inch TV and it looks like a commercial disc.
Bottom, line for 80 bucks I got EVERYTHING for my multimedia needs. Like I said, I find it easy and powerful, and I'm happy that finally I found ONE great suite the fully satisfies me.
Amazing!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-26

This is a fantastic product. The biggest advantage of it is tight integration of ALL media related tools. ECDC 7 reminded me of Microsoft Office (only for multimedia). This is brilliant idea: for example, when i authored my DVD (or VCD or SVCD) basic editing options are presented on the screen, but when i needed more sophisticated video editing - a full featured Video Wave editor was invoked UNDER DVD Builder just like Excel would launch with MS Word. It is easy and powerful.
Video editing has pretty much everything. Sound editor there (in Video Wave) allowed me to adjust sound volume in certain places and add background music in certain places. It has tons of Video editing functions including time-line. I produced a very cool clip by just giving Video clip and MP3 file and letting it (Video Wave) to do the rest: cuts and effects. (My wife didn't believe me that I had made this production).
Another great innovation is centralizing all media under media manager. I myself had my photos and videos all over the system, and i find Media Manager very useful.
Also Capture Utility is very cool. All my capture devices are centralized (including DVD ripping) and tightly integrated with the rest of the application.
By the way, the quality of produced DVDs is excellent. I watched it on 27 inch TV and it looks like a commercial disc.
Bottom, line for 80 bucks I got EVERYTHING for my multimedia needs. Like I said, I find it easy and powerful, and I'm happy that finally I found ONE great suite the fully satisfies me.
use caution with this program
by: elainebiss    On: 2004-02-25

I have Direct CD and Easy CD creator from Adaptec V4.5 or so. This program works fine so when Roxio, who bought the rights to these programs offered me the new Roxio version, I took it and it destroyed the Direct CD possibilities. Since I use this Direct CD feature as a drag and drop for my backups and as a 750 meg hard drive, I feel that this new Roxio porogram is a no-no for those who have the old Adaptec one.

Since I have only tried it once, I have to say, use caution and have a good backup handy.


use caution with this program
by: elainebiss    On: 2004-02-25

I have Direct CD and Easy CD creator from Adaptec V4.5 or so. This program works fine so when Roxio, who bought the rights to these programs offered me the new Roxio version, I took it and it destroyed the Direct CD possibilities. Since I use this Direct CD feature as a drag and drop for my backups and as a 750 meg hard drive, I feel that this new Roxio porogram is a no-no for those who have the old Adaptec one.

Since I have only tried it once, I have to say, use caution and have a good backup handy.


use caution with this program
by: elainebiss    On: 2004-02-25

I have Direct CD and Easy CD creator from Adaptec V4.5 or so. This program works fine so when Roxio, who bought the rights to these programs offered me the new Roxio version, I took it and it destroyed the Direct CD possibilities. Since I use this Direct CD feature as a drag and drop for my backups and as a 750 meg hard drive, I feel that this new Roxio porogram is a no-no for those who have the old Adaptec one.

Since I have only tried it once, I have to say, use caution and have a good backup handy.


Superb product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-23

I got the product based on the PC Mag review which said it was great. It's quite simply an incredible product when you consider what previous versions were like and what you get for less than $100. It's not perfect but it comes close. Here's some pros and cons. On the pro side, it basically has everything you need for anything to do with music, burning, video, photo and DVD. Everything looks and works the same way (it might the nicest looking software on the PC - actually it looks like Apple made it!) All the tools work well together. The burning is really fast. There's a nice data back up feature with password protection. It has this very cool feature where you can create slide shows of pictures that move, which is an amazing effect. The whole slide show app is pretty clever. It's actually a video app (which might seem scary at first) but it's so easy to use you never realize it. You can use it for both pictures and video. The disc label app is pretty extensive(I didn't think people actually use these) it's a full featured graphic app just for disc labels and it works while you burn CDs. The photo app seems no different in features than Adobe Elements but is much easier to use (more about that below). The DVD application is very full - you can move and resize buttons and text, you can animate buttons and menus, it even has Dolby audio. You can edit DVDs. You can even create a full DVD with just one click with a digital camera. There's a tool that comes up when you plug in digital cameras to bring your photos or videos in. I've never seen such a tool (usually every digital camera has it's own software). You can record audio from LPs or tapes and the software finds the different songs automatically. The help system is pretty good - there's like 1000 pdf pages for everything and even video tutorials. On the con side, I would say the photo app is a bit too wizardy for my taste. Napster is kinda connected but not like the other applications -and there's no free trial or free downloads which would have been nice. There's no printed manual like the previous version but the online help is extensive. The launcher is kinda big - it can be made smaller but there's a big graphic of the product name they should lose.

On the whole though, I think it's a great product at an amazing price. I highly recommend it.


Superb product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-23

I got the product based on the PC Mag review which said it was great. It's quite simply an incredible product when you consider what previous versions were like and what you get for less than $100. It's not perfect but it comes close. Here's some pros and cons. On the pro side, it basically has everything you need for anything to do with music, burning, video, photo and DVD. Everything looks and works the same way (it might the nicest looking software on the PC - actually it looks like Apple made it!) All the tools work well together. The burning is really fast. There's a nice data back up feature with password protection. It has this very cool feature where you can create slide shows of pictures that move, which is an amazing effect. The whole slide show app is pretty clever. It's actually a video app (which might seem scary at first) but it's so easy to use you never realize it. You can use it for both pictures and video. The disc label app is pretty extensive(I didn't think people actually use these) it's a full featured graphic app just for disc labels and it works while you burn CDs. The photo app seems no different in features than Adobe Elements but is much easier to use (more about that below). The DVD application is very full - you can move and resize buttons and text, you can animate buttons and menus, it even has Dolby audio. You can edit DVDs. You can even create a full DVD with just one click with a digital camera. There's a tool that comes up when you plug in digital cameras to bring your photos or videos in. I've never seen such a tool (usually every digital camera has it's own software). You can record audio from LPs or tapes and the software finds the different songs automatically. The help system is pretty good - there's like 1000 pdf pages for everything and even video tutorials. On the con side, I would say the photo app is a bit too wizardy for my taste. Napster is kinda connected but not like the other applications -and there's no free trial or free downloads which would have been nice. There's no printed manual like the previous version but the online help is extensive. The launcher is kinda big - it can be made smaller but there's a big graphic of the product name they should lose.

On the whole though, I think it's a great product at an amazing price. I highly recommend it.


Superb product
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-02-23

I got the product based on the PC Mag review which said it was great. It's quite simply an incredible product when you consider what previous versions were like and what you get for less than $100. It's not perfect but it comes close. Here's some pros and cons. On the pro side, it basically has everything you need for anything to do with music, burning, video, photo and DVD. Everything looks and works the same way (it might the nicest looking software on the PC - actually it looks like Apple made it!) All the tools work well together. The burning is really fast. There's a nice data back up feature with password protection. It has this very cool feature where you can create slide shows of pictures that move, which is an amazing effect. The whole slide show app is pretty clever. It's actually a video app (which might seem scary at first) but it's so easy to use you never realize it. You can use it for both pictures and video. The disc label app is pretty extensive(I didn't think people actually use these) it's a full featured graphic app just for disc labels and it works while you burn CDs. The photo app seems no different in features than Adobe Elements but is much easier to use (more about that below). The DVD application is very full - you can move and resize buttons and text, you can animate buttons and menus, it even has Dolby audio. You can edit DVDs. You can even create a full DVD with just one click with a digital camera. There's a tool that comes up when you plug in digital cameras to bring your photos or videos in. I've never seen such a tool (usually every digital camera has it's own software). You can record audio from LPs or tapes and the software finds the different songs automatically. The help system is pretty good - there's like 1000 pdf pages for everything and even video tutorials. On the con side, I would say the photo app is a bit too wizardy for my taste. Napster is kinda connected but not like the other applications -and there's no free trial or free downloads which would have been nice. There's no printed manual like the previous version but the online help is extensive. The launcher is kinda big - it can be made smaller but there's a big graphic of the product name they should lose.

On the whole though, I think it's a great product at an amazing price. I highly recommend it.


Easy CD 7 Is The Best Version Ever
by: nunyobusiness    On: 2004-02-18

This Media Suite will make even the pro's happy. Having said that here's why. I have used Adaptec/Roxio Easy CD since Version 2.0.1 and in all that time this by far is the largest and most complete overhaul of this already excellent software Suite ever!! And even better because of the new Engine in ECD 7 you don't have to remove the older version of the suite before you install the new version. This suite includes everything from CD burning to DVD burning and everthing in between (VCD/SVCD/PhotoCD/Capture) you name it this baby does everything. The new Help section and tutorial section is the best Help section of any software suite I have ever seen, as for all the pro's out there the Media Home GUI has a link to everything this software does so there's no hunting and searching high and low for what this puppy can do it's all right there. BUY THIS PROGRAM you will NOT be disappointed!!!!
Easy CD 7 Is The Best Version Ever
by: nunyobusiness    On: 2004-02-18

This Media Suite will make even the pro's happy. Having said that here's why. I have used Adaptec/Roxio Easy CD since Version 2.0.1 and in all that time this by far is the largest and most complete overhaul of this already excellent software Suite ever!! And even better because of the new Engine in ECD 7 you don't have to remove the older version of the suite before you install the new version. This suite includes everything from CD burning to DVD burning and everthing in between (VCD/SVCD/PhotoCD/Capture) you name it this baby does everything. The new Help section and tutorial section is the best Help section of any software suite I have ever seen, as for all the pro's out there the Media Home GUI has a link to everything this software does so there's no hunting and searching high and low for what this puppy can do it's all right there. BUY THIS PROGRAM you will NOT be disappointed!!!!
Easy CD 7 Is The Best Version Ever
by: nunyobusiness    On: 2004-02-18

This Media Suite will make even the pro's happy. Having said that here's why. I have used Adaptec/Roxio Easy CD since Version 2.0.1 and in all that time this by far is the largest and most complete overhaul of this already excellent software Suite ever!! And even better because of the new Engine in ECD 7 you don't have to remove the older version of the suite before you install the new version. This suite includes everything from CD burning to DVD burning and everthing in between (VCD/SVCD/PhotoCD/Capture) you name it this baby does everything. The new Help section and tutorial section is the best Help section of any software suite I have ever seen, as for all the pro's out there the Media Home GUI has a link to everything this software does so there's no hunting and searching high and low for what this puppy can do it's all right there. BUY THIS PROGRAM you will NOT be disappointed!!!!

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