- Platform: Windows 2000 / XP
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 Suite (PC)
- Burn, copy and backup all your files on CD & DVD, including 50GB Blu-ray HD & DL discs
- Rip audio CDs, create music DVDs & Instantly capture Internet radio, streaming music services.
- Convert DVDs, DivX files and more to enjoy on your iPod, PSP, or other portable media player.
- Move music, photos and videos from your PC to your mobile phone.
- Powerful editing & enhancement tools for photo, HD video and music files, including HD slideshow creator.
- Enjoy music, photos, and DVDs on your PC or media centre with HD, Widescreen with Dolby Digital support.
- AutoMix arranges a perfect playlist of songs that sound great together.
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Continues to impress and take care of all media needs. -- Computeractive
It's great value and the best media suite you can buy -- Computer Shopper
Get the most out of your digital videos, music and photos. Creator 9 lets you create, manage and enjoy them the way you want, on your computer, home theatre, or TV and even on the move with your iPod, PSP or mobile phone. With dozens of new and improved features plus Blu-ray and HD disc compatibility, Creator 9 is the essential software for your digital life. Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 is the perfect solution for your digital lifestyle, bringing together best-of-class media creation and playback tools with virtually universal media output support for taking digital media on-the-go.
Making Entertainment Mobile
To keep pace with consumers' growing interest in mobile entertainment, Creator 9 provides extensive support for portable devices including a wide assortment of video players such as the iPod, PSP, as well as Windows-based media players such as Samsung's Yepp, audio players, and mobile phones. Within Creator 9's Media Manager, the application used for quickly organizing and accessing photos, music, video files, and multi-media projects, users can now upload selected content to their multimedia mobile phones through a USB or Bluetooth connection. Users can send photos and video clips to a phone to create a mobile digital album or even upload music segments as personalized ringtones. In addition to sending personal content to phones, consumers can also send the impromptu moments they capture using their built-in phone camera back to the PC for storing or sharing. Consumers can also transfer their favorite entertainment such as DivX content or recorded programming from a TiVo system or set-top DVD recorder. Consumers can use predefined settings to auto-format files for sending to an iPod, PSP or select from a comprehensive list of supported file formats that can be customized to suit any device.
Creator 9 confirms its leadership in optical disc recording with the inclusion of Blu-ray Disc support. Creator 9 allows consumers to record to both single and dual-layer BD discs and archive as much as 50 GB of personal data – or 12,500 music tracks, 50,000 photos or four hours of raw high-definition video. Creator 9 also enables users to span large projects across multiple BD discs and secure content through disc encryption. In addition, Creator 9's Drag-to-Disc packet writing software offers consumers the convenience and efficiency of dragging and dropping files to a Blu-ray Disc in the same way they would place files on a hard disk or flash drive.
Creator 9's already impressive music capabilities are enhanced with new applications including the Audio Capture Widget, which is a desktop application that lets users easily record any audio playing on their computer such as Internet radio programming. The Capture Widget includes a unique Pre-Roll feature that can automatically record and store audio even before the record button is selected. Acting like a Personal Video Recorder for audio entertainment, the Pre-Roll feature ensures users never miss a moment. Another innovative feature of the Audio Capture Widget is the Mute System Sounds feature that lets consumers hear system alerts, while suppressing them from the resulting recording. All programming recorded through the Capture Widget can be modified in Creator 9's Sound Editor and easily converted for output to a portable audio player or disc.
Also new to the audio capabilities in Creator 9 is AutoMix, a feature that automatically generates perfect playlists. Using sophisticated algorithms to analyze and fingerprint each song in a consumer's library, the AutoMix feature defines a complementary mix of music based on a ‘seed' track chosen by the user. Consumers can use AutoMix to quickly generate an upbeat selection of songs to motivate them at the gym or a relaxing set to use as background during their next dinner party. Resulting playlists can be defined to fit the size limitations of a portable player, recorded to CD, uploaded to a mobile phone, or used as the basis for creating a DVD Music Disc. A unique feature found only in Creator, DVD Music Disc turns any standard DVD player into a virtual music jukebox with up to 50 hours of Dolby Digital quality music. DVD Music Disc now offers attractive new customizable menu styles and an option for shuffle play.
Hollywood Capabilities for the Home
Easy Media Creator 9 includes a rich selection of authoring and video editing tools that offer consumers the perfect blend of automation and hands-on control. For creating professional-quality videos, consumers can use the high-definition enabled, 32-track timeline editor with advanced video overlay tools and fine-tune editing controls. Easy Media Creator 9 also delivers a host of automated features that enable consumers to achieve stunning results with minimal effort including a one-click color correction tool, automatic background noise removal feature, a fit-to-disc encoding option, and an automated scene editor that allows consumers to easily omit unwanted content from their video programming. The enhanced CineMagic 2 takes consumers' raw video footage and favorite song and automatically generates a polished production complete with professionally-stylized video introductions, special effects, and appropriate transitions that are all synchronized to the tempo of the selected music.
Creator 9 also includes an enhanced version of MyDVD, which allows users to generate blockbuster-style DVDs with new professionally-designed menu styles that include matching scene menus – coordinated with the CineMagic styles. Consumers can choose to enter the MyDVD Assistant, which will guide them quickly through the production of a personalized DVD or enter the advanced editor and take complete creative control. Advanced features include motion menus, menu-to-menu transitions, and animated buttons.
Additional capabilities typically found only in higher-end DVD authoring applications include advanced support for object and sub-menu linking and comprehensive end action controls, which allow users to precisely dictate the sequence of events following a DVD navigation selection such as playing a title or returning to a menu.
Top Customer Reviews
It feels like Roxio need to go back to the start and build a new product from the ground up, rather than adding layer upon layer of junk on top of an already faulty program - the ultimate case of a big company sticking its head in the sand. Shame on Microsoft for giving this Vista Launch Partner status too, but i guess big money is involved...
(mind you thats easier said than done if you have Vista, so I'll rephrase that - Best Of Luck!)
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.
So I have un-installed Media Creator 9 and re-installed Sonic MyDvd version 6 and done my slides.
So beware of this product as if you read the other comments there is not if anyone shouting its praises, I will do a try before buy if I can next time to avoid wasting money.
Next I decided to go to Roxio's web site and get a download. The website informed me that I had to buy Creator 9 if I wanted to run on Vista. I thought this was pretty weak considering I'd just purchased the previous version six months ago. I do understand that it costs money for them to upgrade their product to Vista so I went along.
After installing Creator 9 error messages kept popping up and after checking the companies forum board I found some very nasty messages to Roxio. Evidently there has been some kind of a melt down at the company. Emails and Tech support calls aren't being returned or answered. I found a patch but it only worked until I restarted my computer, what a tease.
Still doesn't work. I guess I'll have to find another program. This is the last time I ever buy a Roxio product. If you want to waste a couple of days of your life trying to get something to work and then giving up, buy Creator 9.
If there was a zero star rating this product would get it from me.
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I have had two versions of this software and regret every penny paid. When It works it shows great promise but has to be the most unstable software I have ever bought. Read morePublished on 15 Oct. 2008 by In Glorious Black And White
As many other user on here I'd upgraded from previous Roxio products which were stable and easy to use. Read morePublished on 7 July 2008 by Mr. P. Kettle
Took 2 hours to install, then when I rebooted it had altered the startup sequence so I ended up in the default Administrator Account. I had to edit the registry to fix that. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2008 by David Morris
Simply doesn't work. Constantly crashes the O/S (XP) and is virtually unusable. I finally mastered the DVD making but the ouput product is very juddery, poor quality. Read morePublished on 1 Jan. 2008 by Cyberleech