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  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There are a few codecs that are not supported by Win7 - e.g. .flv and some others. For that I use VLC. But some people like 'native' support.

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  2. #22


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    There are a few codecs that are not supported by Win7 - e.g. .flv and some others. For that I use VLC. But some people like 'native' support.
    When Win 7 Beta came out I was using Shark codecs. Several Forums indicated that codecs were not to be used as it would screw up your system so when Win 7 went final, I never installed it.
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yes, in principle you are right. But Shark knows what he is doing. He does use all available Win7 codecs without change and adds only those that are not available.

    The problem you have with other codec packs is that they are a mixed bag from many sources and some are really wonky. That is not the case with Sharks stuff. He is real tidy - as far as I can tell.
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  4. #24


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Actually, at the time I was oblivious to the issue. It was only when I read several articles and saw Forums discussing the issue, I became aware of it. I always used Shark codecs. If memory serves, it didn't cause a problem in XP or Win 7 Beta.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    The DVDRW drive itself has directions on the application to burn a DVD disc. As long as it appeared as a DVDRW drive
    that was all that was needed, no software like *example* Nero burning ROM, as I said all you needed to do was put in a blank
    DVD , and either directed it to the folder you wanted burned, or drag and drop the files directly onto the blank disc. Quite simple.
    Ya, I heard you the first time. Do you have a point or are you trying to show how smart you are?

    In Windows 7, just type in DVD in the Start Menu and you get the DVD maker. I tried that in Windows 8 and it doesn't happen. Oh yeah, there is no Start Menu in Windows 8, which makes it even more important to add an icon (err 'App') DVD Maker. Do you get it?

    I used Nero for years and dropped it in Windows 7 as Nero was unnecessary. A newbie should not need to grope around for an "App" or stick a blank DVD in the burner to get said 'App'. Surely, you jest.

    Windows 8 with its Metro interface will fail just like Windows ME and Vista did. Windows 8 will be refined before its release, but I can't imagine the average user taking to it. They will just stick with Windows 7.

    Please share your thoughts, I would love to hear them!
    Windows 8 is OK, a little busier than what I like but after getting used to it it seems OK I do however wish you could get the option of a classic interface and turn metro off, without downloading third party software. The problem is though, Microsoft is moving towards a more mobile platform. With surface and Windows Phone the metro interface seems like a great idea, but I can't say the same with a desktop or laptop where productivity is the main purpose. But about the DVD Maker. If you just wan't to create a DVD that stores files and can be used on a computer only then yes the method mentioned will work. But if you actually want a DVD that will work in a DVD Player then you will need an Application, App w/e lol
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  6. #26


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by dachandler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    The DVDRW drive itself has directions on the application to burn a DVD disc. As long as it appeared as a DVDRW drive
    that was all that was needed, no software like *example* Nero burning ROM, as I said all you needed to do was put in a blank
    DVD , and either directed it to the folder you wanted burned, or drag and drop the files directly onto the blank disc. Quite simple.
    Ya, I heard you the first time. Do you have a point or are you trying to show how smart you are?

    In Windows 7, just type in DVD in the Start Menu and you get the DVD maker. I tried that in Windows 8 and it doesn't happen. Oh yeah, there is no Start Menu in Windows 8, which makes it even more important to add an icon (err 'App') DVD Maker. Do you get it?

    I used Nero for years and dropped it in Windows 7 as Nero was unnecessary. A newbie should not need to grope around for an "App" or stick a blank DVD in the burner to get said 'App'. Surely, you jest.

    Windows 8 with its Metro interface will fail just like Windows ME and Vista did. Windows 8 will be refined before its release, but I can't imagine the average user taking to it. They will just stick with Windows 7.

    Please share your thoughts, I would love to hear them!
    Windows 8 is OK, a little busier than what I like but after getting used to it it seems OK I do however wish you could get the option of a classic interface and turn metro off, without downloading third party software. The problem is though, Microsoft is moving towards a more mobile platform. With surface and Windows Phone the metro interface seems like a great idea, but I can't say the same with a desktop or laptop where productivity is the main purpose. But about the DVD Maker. If you just wan't to create a DVD that stores files and can be used on a computer only then yes the method mentioned will work. But if you actually want a DVD that will work in a DVD Player then you will need an Application, App w/e lol
    I agree, there should be an option between a mobile platform and a desktop user. I purchased Nero and get perfect DVDs every time in Windows 7. That really is too bad W8 can't be as nimble. Besides the quick boot, I see know real upside to Windows 8. I am dual booting with Windows 7. Every time I log into Win 7, my system restore points are erased in Win 8. Microsoft has once again proven that they are anti consumer with this tactic. There was a registry hack to preserve System Restore points up until and including a dual boot of Windows 7. Thus far, I found no such registry hack for Windows 8.

    I suspect Windows 8 will be a flop, much like Windows ME and Vista. Am I missing something?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    I can't find it either and it isn't the only problem with 8. I would highly recommend NOT upgrading. I can't believe Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to create the "APP" screen. I think I might go ahead and spend the extra money on MAC since Microsoft is constantly playing catch-up with the technology. Steve Jobs is gone and Microsoft still can't come up with better ideas than Apple. News flash, "My laptop is not a cell phone!"
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  8. #28


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    It IS there! Just open "Computer" , put a blank DVD in the DVDRW drive, and when the create opens, direct it to the folder where
    the files you want to burn are. *Simple*
    I'll have to take your word for it. After about a month with it, I removed it from my computer. Why no icon (oh, excuse me "App")? Windows 8 shuts down quickly. Other than that, I just don't see anything I like about it.
    Thanks slopechz, that was simple except the dvd won't play in a dvd player. Windows8 is a terrible OS
    Last edited by Brianbscc; 26 Dec 2012 at 14:21.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    WTF? My DVDs play perfectly in Windows 8, put them in, the cinema screen comes up I click the play button and BINGO my DVD is playing. My only problem with it is my older DVD (1st generation) cannot access the internet with some of the goodies that came on the DVD(s). Note: When you first insert your DVD you should get a blue screen in the upper right hand corner asking you what would you like to do with this DVD. I would suggest that you put the DVD in, walk off and make a cup of coffee come back and you should see that screen, it is not fast.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Brian, you are right about that. The DVD burner that you get cannot be configured to record/create videos
    that can be viewed with your set top DVD player attached to your television. You would have to get Nero for that and use the Nero recode application to create a DVD that will play on your television, the burning application that comes with Windows 8 really only allows you to burn files to a disk, it is not for DVD creations. What also I noticed about it as well is it doesn't confirm your files were
    written to the media. I had to take the DVD I created (Photo DVD) to my Windows 7 computer to verify that the pictures were even there.

    *EDIT* Just thought of something else about the Windows 8 DVD mastering tool, does anyone remember floppy disks? If so that is how the DVD tool works in Windows 8. Drag and drop the file(s) onto the DVD in computer and it writes them. No progress bar to let you know that the DVD is being written too. I personally do not like this, I like seeing a progress bar as the files are being saved to the DVD media.
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