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Vista owners beware,
This review is from: Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite (PC) (CD-ROM)
I've been using Easy Media Creator for a number of years now since Roxio bought the brand. Each release of the software has left me hoping that the software glitches would finally have been ironed out, but sadly this is still not the case.
So what do you get for your 50 quid?
Basically, a piece of bloatware; a jack of all trades, but master of none. My new Dual Core 2 with 4GB RAM goes into meltdown just opening the main title screen (I have a processor and RAM monitor on my desktop.)
Roxio proudly claim that they are a Windows Vista premier launch partner, yet the program does not run well on Vista at all. When you boot your PC, you will get a message about an incompatible driver error, yet there is no way to remove this driver (which apparently conflicts with the Vista DVD driver) An email to their technical support remains unanswered after 3 weeks and their support forums are full of disappointed customers asking for answers, yet the response from Roxio is merely to lock down the message board threads.
EMC9 looks to be the answer to your dreams; a one-stop video editing/photo editing solution at a reasonable price. However, in reality I experienced dropped frames when trying to edit videos and a DVD slideshow of a family wedding left half of the guests with a sickly yellow glow about them.
Instructions are very poor and left me extremely frustrated. The only thing which works well is the iPod video conversion, but even this is let down by poor lip synchronisation.
On the face of it, this product looks very good value but you will be sorely disappointed once you start using it.
I've now bought Avid Studio 10 and it is infinitely better for video editing. For photo calaloguing, Google now have an excellent free program called Picasa.