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Section 41 Easy CD Creator page 2
  1. What kinds of CDs can I copy using Adaptec Easy CD Copier? (990420-000)
  2. Why won't Easy CD Copier make a copy of my disc? (990420-0004)
  3. What is in CD Copier Advanced Tab Settings? (990420-0005)
  4. What is CD Spin Doctor? (990427-0121)
  5. The .WAV files I record with CD Spin Doctor are silent. (990427-0146)
  6. How do I encode MP3 files with Easy CD Creator or Spin Doctor? (991018-0000)
  7. Error: 'cannot create destination file windows\temp' in CD Spin Doctor. (991006-0001)
  8. Video CD Creator cannot locate an MCI driver - cannot add an MPEG to the Layout. (000209-0000)
  9. Can I copy Console Game CDs (such as Playstation discs) using Easy CD Copier? (990420-0006)
  10. When using the Jewel Case maker, wording appears outside the border lines. (990419-0020)
  11. General Protection Fault in Jewel Case Creator. How do I resolve this? (991208-0000)
  12. How do I record from analog device attached to my sound card? (990427-0132)
  13. Why won`t my Pioneer 301 DVD read the CDs I burn? (991222-0000)
  14. I can not print the inside cover of my layout from Jewel Case Creator. (991020-0003)
 

Roxio`s site as well as many on the net are continuing to change daily, update, move, merge, etc...

Keeping the links active is difficult and many of the articles I have here are for the earlier versions of the software. I will keep them listed for archive purposes, if you find dead links, my apologies but more than likely they are gone for good.

http://www.roxio.com/enu/support/default.html

 

 

41-1: What kinds of CDs can I copy using Adaptec Easy CD Copier? (Article #990420-0008)

What kinds of CDs can I copy using Easy CD Copier?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 3.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe
- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Using CD Copier, you can make backup copies of almost any type of CD. The following table lists the types of CDs that can be copied and some notes on making backup copies:

 

Type of CD Notes
Data Some commercial CDs are designed to prevent copying, and efforts to do so will fail. Only single session data CDs can be copied in Disc-at-Once mode.
Audio The source drive (CD-ROM,CD-R or CD-RW), must be capable of reading audio digitally. Not all drives support digital audio extraction. See Testing Your System Configuration. (Easy CD Creator tests your drive to determine its capabilities when the source CD is inserted.) You can copy audio CDs in Disc-at-Once mode if your CD-Recorder supports Disc-at-Once mode.
DirectCD Discs Some CD-ROM drives may not be able to read a DirectCD disc. If you have a CD-ROM drive that is MultiRead capable, there should be no problems.
Mixed-Mode Mixed results. Some CDs copy perfectly; others do not, possibly due to formatting designed to circumvent copying or some CDs are not made properly.
CD Extra Copy CD Extra CDs in Disc-at-Once mode; otherwise, some audio may be lost if there is less than a two-second gap between tracks on the source CD.
Photo CD Requires a source CD-ROM drive capable of reading CD-ROM XA. Most current drives support this.
Video CD Requires a source CD-ROM drive capable of reading CD-ROM XA. Most current drives support this.

Due to technical limitations of CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW drives, not every kind of CD can be copied perfectly. Problems can arise from both the source CD-ROM drive and the source CD. You can select the Test option to determine if your system can keep up with the transfer rate.


Reference # Product Category Date Created Date Updated
990420-000008 Easy CD Creator General 04/20/1999 02:51 PM 03/29/2001 11:10 AM

 

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41-2: Why won't Easy CD Copier make a copy of my disc? (Article #990420-0004)

Description:
Why won't Easy CD Copier make a copy of my disc?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 3.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe
- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Solution:
Easy CD Creator can copy most data and audio CDs. Even so, there are some CDs that Easy CD Creator cannot copy. Here are the most frequent reasons why Easy CD Creator cannot copy a CD:
  1. The original CD is copy protected by a proprietary mechanism (for example, console game CDs) - for more information see the following URL:

    http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/faq03.html#[3-4]

  2. The original CD is in poor condition (scratched and / or dirty) and therefore the source drive cannot properly read the data on the disc - try cleaning the original CD (there are commercial products available that allow you to polish a scratched CD)
  3. Microsoft has acknowledged that Windows 98 may not play some copied CDs. See the following Microsoft Technet article for more information:

    CD-ROM Copies of Some Programs Do Not Work In Windows 98

  4. Due to technical limitations of CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW drives, not every kind of CD can be copied perfectly. Problems can arise from both the source CD-ROM drive and the source CD. You can select the "Test" option to determine if your system can keep up with the transfer rate.



Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 11:12 AM Article #: 990420-0004
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 11/10/1999 11:03 AM    

 

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41-3: What is in CD Copier Advanced Tab Settings? (Article #990420-0005)

Description:
What is in CD Copier Advanced Tab Settings?
Solution:
[Current CD Recorder speed]
Select the speed at which you want to create the backup copy of the CD. For greater certainty, you may want to record at 1x.

[Disc Copy]
Select this option if you want to copy the source CD to your hard drive first to speed up the recording process if you are making more than one copy of a CD and if space is a available on your hard drive or your source CD-ROM drive is slow. Your CD recorder serves as both your source and destination drive.

[Select location]
If you are making a disc copy, type in a different location to store the image file if you do not want to use the temp directory, as it is the "buffer" during the record process.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 01:48 PM Article #: 990420-0005
Category: Configuration / Installation Date Updated: 08/13/1999 03:18 PM    

 

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41-4: What is CD Spin Doctor? (Article #990427-0121)

Description:
What is CD Spin Doctor?
Solution:
The CD Spin Doctor feature in the Easy CD Creator Deluxe Edition allows you to make your own audio CDs from a variety of music sources, including traditional analog sources such as LPs and cassette tapes. You can use the recording options included with CD Spin Doctor to clean up the surface noise of old songs (such as scratchy LPs) and record them to CD. Additional morphing options allow you to add special effects to your songs.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 02:35 PM Article #: 990427-0121
Category: General Date Updated: 08/13/1999 03:28 PM    

 

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41-5: The .WAV files I record with CD Spin Doctor are silent... (Article #990427-0146)

Description:
The .WAV files I record with CD Spin Doctor are silent. How can I resolve this?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator 3.x
- Easy CD Creator 4.x

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- NT 4.0

Solution:
  1. Click on speaker icon on the task bar or click on 'Start', 'Programs', 'Accessories', 'Entertainment' or 'Multimedia' whichever choice you have - then select 'volume control'.
  2. Select 'options' then 'properties' - the default is playback, select recording instead.
  3. Make sure 'Line-In' is selected.
  4. Click 'ok' - this should bring up a volume control with 'Line-In'.
  5. Make sure the 'Line-In' is not on 'mute', for some systems there is a select box - make sure you check this box.
  6. Click 'OK'



If there is no check in the Line-in select box or a check in the mute box, there will be no sound in the recorded wave files.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 03:25 PM Article #: 990427-0146
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 10/18/1999 09:29 AM    

 

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41-6: How do I encode MP3 files with Easy CD Creator or Spin Doctor? (Article #991018-0000)

Description:
How do I encode MP3 files with Easy CD Creator or Spin Doctor?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe Suite 4.0 - Easy CD Creator, Spin Doctor

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Solution:
By default, Easy CD Creator and Spin Doctor do not allow you to encode MP3 files. Easy CD Creator and Spin Doctor only allow you to decode MP3 files so that they can be recorded as standard tracks to an audio CD.

If you have a 3rd party audio codec (encoding module) properly installed on your system, then this should allow Easy CD Creator and Spin Doctor to record (i.e., encode) any source as MP3 files to your hard drive. This option is only available if the 3rd party MP3 codec is properly installed.

See the following Microsoft Tech Net articles for more details about audio codecs:



Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 10/18/1999 03:29 PM Article #: 991018-0000
Category: How To Date Updated: 11/24/1999 04:15 PM    

 

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41-7: Error: 'cannot create destination file windows\temp' in CD Spin Doctor (Article #991006-0001)

Description:
Error "cannot create destination file windows\temp" when using CD Spin Doctor to record from an analog source to a WAV file on the hard drive.

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator 3.x
- Easy CD Creator 4.x

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- NT 4.0

Solution:
Make sure that no filters are enabled during the recording process from analog source to hard drive. Our suggestion for applying any filters to the tracks you want to save from analog devices is to first save the entire section of music (a side of a tape or an LP) as a .WAV file on the HD in one directory with NO filters active during the process. This raw .WAV file will then serve as the source file to which you can apply the filters you want. The output file can be saved to a separate directory. Once you have applied the filters you can then listen to the output and see if it meets your requirements. If it does not, then you simply delete the output file, adjust the filter settings in Spin Doctor, and apply the filters again.

Essentially it is a three-step process:
  1. Record the raw analog source to a single .WAV on your hard drive with NO filters active. Once you've done this you should listen to the raw .WAV file to see what kind of quality your sound card is giving you in its role as the analog to digital converter. If the raw files are noisier than the original LP or Tape, then you may need to check your settings in Windows for recording setup to make sure that ONLY the line-in or auxiliary port is enabled when you're recording. Other ports on the sound card may add noise if left enabled - see article #990427-0146 for more details
  2. Apply the filters to the raw .WAV file until you get the output you like
  3. Record the final .WAV file(s) to CD using either CD Spin Doctor or Easy CD Creator



It is possible to record directly from analog to CD but it is very taxing on your system and there is no way to know if the output (if you apply filters) will be exactly what you want until you listen to it. As a one step process you're asking the system to work with your sound card to do analog to digital conversion, to apply the filters that you've chosen (this is the most processor intensive part of the process), and finally to send data out to the CD recorder - all at the same time. This process, although possible, is not desirable as a suggested method for having control of the process at each step of the way.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 10/06/1999 03:52 PM Article #: 991006-0001
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 10/18/1999 09:30 AM    

 

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41-8: Video CD Creator cannot locate an MCI driver - cannot add an MPEG to the Layout. (Article #000209-0000)

 

Description:
Video CD Creator cannot locate an MCI driver on the system or it behaves abnormally when trying to add an MPEG file to a Layout. How can I resolve this?

This information applies to the following products:

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe Suite 3.x - Video CD Creator
- Easy CD Creator Deluxe Suite 4.xx - Video CD Creator

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98

Solution:

Video CD Creator requires an MCI driver be installed on your system in order to function properly. When you include an MPEG file in a layout Video CD Creator determines the Windows default driver used to display an MPEG files and attempts to use that driver. To find out what driver is currently set by Windows as default go to the Help menu in Video CD Creator and select "About in Video CD Creator." There should be a listing for “MCI Mpeg Video Driver”.

If no driver is reported, we suggest downloading the latest version of Windows Media Player from Microsoft, which will normally install an MCI MPEG Video Driver. Please see Microsoft's web site for details about downloading and installing the current version of Media Player:

Microsoft Download Page

By default Windows usually installs the Active Movie driver from Microsoft as the default driver for displaying MPEG files. It is possible that if you install other video related software, then the default MPEG driver may be changed to a version that is not compatible with Video CD Creator. Errors in Video CD Creator are most likely caused by the interaction with non-standard 3rd party MPEG driver.

If under you have a non-Microsoft MCI driver installed, then follow these steps to restore the Active Movie driver as the default driver for MPEG files:

  1. Go to Control Panels - select "Multimedia" - select "Devices" - select "Media Control Devices" and verify that you have an entry for "Active Movie."

    NOTE: If you do not have an entry for Active Movie, then download the latest version of Microsoft Windows Media Player before proceeding.

  2. Make a copy of your "system.ini" file in the Windows directory - this file will serve as your backup in case you need to restore the original for some reason

    NOTE: You will need to have Windows Explorer set to "View All Files" since this is considered a system file.

  3. Open the file System.ini Notepad (or other text editing utility) and look for the [mci] section
  4. In the [mci] section look for a line that starts with "MPEGVideo="
  5. The line should read "MPEGVideo=mciqtz.drv" in order for the Microsoft default MCI driver to be properly registered
  6. If the value is anything other than "MPEGVideo=mciqtz.drv", then put a semi-colon (;) in front of the line so that it will not execute and then add a new line "MPEGVideo=mciqtz.drv" below disabled one.
  7. You will need to restart the computer in order for the changes in the system.ini file to take place
  8. VCD Creator (and most other programs) should now revert to using Microsoft ActiveMovie MCI driver when working with MPEG files.

If you encounter any problems, undo the modifications described above using the backup version of the "system.ini" you made in Step 2.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 02/09/2000 09:04 AM Article #: 000209-0000
Category: Configuration / Installation Date Updated: 02/17/2000 03:05 PM    

 

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41-9: Can I copy Console Game CDs (such as Playstation discs) using Easy CD Copier? (Article #990420-0006)

 

Description:
Can I copy Console Game CDs (such as Playstation discs) using Easy CD Copier?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 3.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe
- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - CD Copier Deluxe

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Solution:
Most console game CDs are copy protected by a proprietary mechanism. Adaptec CD recording software is not designed to bypass copy protection. For more information on console game CDs see the following URL:

How do I copy game console discs (e.g. Playstation, Dreamcast)

Because of the proprietary copy protection (such as using more than 100 "Form Transitions" in a session) used on console game CDs, Adaptec CD Copier cannot always make working backups of these discs.

See the following ASK article for more information on why Easy CD Copier won't copy a disc:

Why won't Easy CD Copier make a copy of my disc? (REF#990420-0004)


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/20/1999 01:50 PM Article #: 990420-0006
Category: General Date Updated: 04/28/2000 08:59 AM    

 

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41-10: When using the Jewel Case maker, wording appears outside the border lines. (Article #990419-0020)

Description:
When using the Jewel Case maker, wording appears outside the border lines, how do I fix this.
Solution:
Use the printer setup and select "print True Type Fonts as graphics".


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/19/1999 03:30 PM Article #: 990419-0020
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 04/26/1999 12:10 PM    

 

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41-11: General Protection Fault in Jewel Case Creator. How do I resolve this? (Article #991208-0000)

 

Description:
General Protection Fault in Jewel Case Creator. How do I resolve this?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - Easy CD Creator Deluxe,

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98

Solution:
General Protection Fault error messages in the Jewel Case Creator can occur when selecting "Change Theme" or "Change Background" from the Format menu.

In most cases this occurs when you are using an ATI Rage 128 or ATI Rage Fury 128 video card / display adapter. It appears to be a problem with the driver for these specific cards as it is not an issue with other video cards (either ATI or other).

This problem can be resolved by disabling hardware acceleration for the ATI video card / display adapter:

  1. Open the "Display" control panel
  2. Go to the "Settings" tab
  3. In the "…Properties" window go to the "Performance" tab
  4. Change the "Hardware Acceleration" option from "Full" to "None"
  5. Click "OK" to both windows
  6. Restart your computer



Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 12/08/1999 07:22 AM Article #: 991208-0000
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 01/03/2000 10:37 AM    

 

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41-12: How do I record from analog device attached to my sound card? (Article #990427-0132)

 

Description:
How do I record from an LP, cassette tape, home stereo, CD player, or other analog device attached to my computer using a sound card.
Solution:
1. Make sure your analog source is connected to your computer and ready to play.
2. Click Begin Recording.

The Ready to Record dialog box appears.

3. Cue up the song you want to record. For example, if you are recording a song from an LP, start the phonograph and be ready to place the needle at the song you want to record.
4. Click Record and immediately start playing the music you want to record.

The Recording Progress dialog box appears.

5. Click Stop when you are finished recording.

CD Spin Doctor first applies any recording options you selected (such as Test Before Write), then finishes recording the song to the CD. When the recording is finished, the Recording Progress dialog box disappears and the song is listed in the Destination window Track/Track title list. You may wish to record all the tracks to the hard drive, and then apply the options you choose.


Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 04/27/1999 02:47 PM Article #: 990427-0132
Category: How To Date Updated: 08/13/1999 03:36 PM    

 

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41-13: Why won`t my Pioneer 301 DVD read the CDs I burn? (Article # 991222-0000)

Why won't my Pioneer 301 DVD drive read the CDs I burn? (Article Number991222-0000)

Description:
Why won't my Pioneer 301 DVD drive read the CDs I burn?

This information applies to the following products:

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 3.x Suite - Easy CD Creator Deluxe, CD Copier Deluxe, CD Spin Doctor

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - Easy CD Creator Deluxe, CD Copier Deluxe, CD Spin Doctor, Direct CD, TakeTwo

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Solution:
The Pioneer 301 DVD drive is not capable of reading CDR or CD RW media because it is not MultiRead compliant. Many DVD drives do not meet the MultiRead specification which ensures the drive can read both CDR and CDRW media. Please see the following OSTA (Optical Storage Technology Association)URLs for more information on the MultiRead specification:


To resolve this issue you must use a drive that is capable of reading CDR and CDRW media. Check with your device manufacture to see if it is MultiRead compliant.

Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 12/22/1999 09:06 AM Article Number: 991222-0000
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 03/16/2000 09:56 AM    

 

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41-14: I can not print the inside cover of my layout from Jewel Case Creator..(Article # 991020-0003)

I can't print the inside cover of my layout from Jewel Case Creator... (Article Number991020-0003)

Description:
I can't print the inside cover of my layout from Jewel Case Creator. How can I resolve this?

This information applies to the following product(s):

- Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4.x Suite - Jewel Case Creator

This information applies to the following Operating System(s):

- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows NT 4

Solution:
Jewel Case Creator ties both the front and inside covers together as one image so that you can fold the cover once it's printed. Folding the cover makes it easier to insert the cover into the Jewel Case and keeps it from moving around once it's inserted.

Since Jewel Case Creator ties both images together you must select a paper type in print preview that allows for both the front and inside cover to fit on the same page (e.g., "Generic," "CD LabelCorp Insert," or "Neato Insert"). If you select a paper type that does not allow both images to fit on one page, then only the front cover will print.

 

Product: Easy CD Creator Sub-Product: Unspecified Date Created: 10/20/1999 03:25 PM Article Number: 991020-0003
Category: Troubleshooting / Error Messages Date Updated: 11/10/1999 10:36 PM    

 

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