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Windows 7 64bit

Postby Jjay » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:52 pm

Hi all. I'm considering building a new PC. My old P4 3ghz takes forever to transcode my Canopus 300 dv-avi files after editing to the mpeg format. The twiddling thumbs time is killing me. But the only thing that may hurt more is loosing DVDWS.

Has anyone run DVDWS on a Win7 64 bit system? Any problems? Should I opt for the Win7 Profess. version so I can run the microsoft xp emulator? .... and would that even work.

Any experienced user info would be appreciated.

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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby Ron P. » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:09 pm

Hi Jjay.. :)

Yes, If you're want to continue using DVDWS2, you will most certainly need the ability to run compatibility mode. It's such an old program, that really doubt it would be very stable, if it ran at all on Win7.
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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby Jjay » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:51 am

Thanks for the reply Ron. Are you saying that the compatibility mode offered by Microsoft for the Professional version of Win7 would be fine, or not for sure?

I was told that this mode offered to the Pro vers. of Win7 is actually somehow running the 32 bit vers. of Win XP. I mean, they said that download from Microsoft is WinXP. I figure if that's true, it's gotta work.
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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby teknisyan » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:36 am

Unfortunately DVD Workshop is not compatible with Windows 7, I'm not sure the compatibility mode will even work.
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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby Ron P. » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:14 pm

I'm not sure about if the compatibility runs 32 or 64 bit. However that's not the issue, because DVDWS2 is a 32bit program. So even if Win7's XP compatibility mode was 64 bit, DVD WS2 would not benefit from the extra 32bit. The only other option to be able to continue to use DVDWS2, is set up a dual-boot system. You would have both Win7 and WinXP. When you want to run DVDWS2 you would boot up in WinXP. Oh, I don't know how to set one up, as I still have my old WinXP machine.. ;)
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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby Jjay » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:54 pm

Well, I finally built my new PC. I decided to take a chance and just install Windows 7 64 bit without dual boot.

I tried to install DVDWS, and while it isn't working, its doing better than expected, and if I knew what the heck I was doing I'd probably iron this out. I'm hoping very hard, someone can help me figure out the issue.

The program loads, and runs. However, it only will display video from a dv-avi file (type2) no audio. And... It will not display any audio or video from an mpeg2 file. If I play the movie in the preview window, it will run, it will count frames, but nothing shows.

The interesting thing is when I went to finalize, and burn, (even though I saw nothing) it saw my burner, and burned a dvd. I have to play it back but I'm guessing there will be video there. I just got done and wanted so bad to post this.

The program seems to be missing a codec. First and foremost, does anyone know where DVDWS looks for these codec? Are they installed with the program?

Because I used Windows 7 Ultimate, I had access to Windows XP Mode, I did download it and the virtual engine to run it, and the program did display audio and video from both file types, Problem, it didn't seem to see a dvd burner, and very strangely it did not accept the mpeg as conforming, it wanted to transcode. This mode seems farther away from success than running DVDWS straight from Windows 7

I'm really hoping someone has some ideas for how to get DVDWS to encode and view the clips put on the edit line. This gotta work guys.... :roll:
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Re: Windows 7 64bit

Postby Jjay » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:55 am

Well, I found the cure. I hope you're happy Corel. I re-formatted, took Windows 7 Ultimate 64 off my brand new PC, took out 12 gigs of memory, put in a token 4 gigs, and installed Windows XP Pro.

They will have to pry DVD Workshop from my cold dead hands.

I am SOOOOOOO pissed off at Corel for throwing that program under the bus just to offer that garbage Movie Factory.

WAKE UP COREL, you have a winner there, NO you have the best authoring program ever there. Change a few lines of code and lets get it out there for us. Gotta be dopes at the helm, that's all I can figure.
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