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Sonic Basic MyDVD

“I am using Video Lab 10 and it is easy to get around...”

Written on: 25/11/2008

I am using Video Lab 10 and it is easy to get around in for a first time video editor.
I do not recommend to buy this product, get one from someone else in my opinion. I spent 5 afternoons editing a cruise trip and had the system crash at least 10 times, then when I finally finished I tried to burn it and got an error code and have not been able to to burn my cd yet. I tried to e-mail customer service and it would not go through it seems. Therefore I do not recommend Sonic Basic MyDVD… Read Full Review

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Sonic Basic MyDVD

“I have had this product on my Dell Inspiron 6400 for a...”

Written on: 10/06/2008

I have had this product on my Dell Inspiron 6400 for a while now and I have found it very useful for single movies or other small files but if you try and add more than one movie then my computer crashes. It is a good program considering it came free with my laptop but can cause major problem as it takes a long time to work and even longer to erase a half completed, unformatted disc… Read Full Review

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Sonic Basic MyDVD

“I have myDVD LE 5, supplied pre-installed on my Dell...”

Written on: 23/02/2008

I have myDVD LE 5, supplied pre-installed on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The program has been a dream to use. A few problems occurred with some media (wouldn't play) but these disappeared when I tried an alternative manufacturer.
I burn slideshow projects created from photos and video clips from my Canon PowerShot A510 digital camera, using Windows Movie Maker.
I also create DVD folders on a hard disk with built-in Media Player that connects to my TV… Read Full Review

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Sonic Basic MyDVD

“Bought a new Compaq computer as a back up computer, as...”

Written on: 03/11/2006 by TheBoilerMan (1 review written)

Bought a new Compaq computer as a back up computer, as we sell How To DVD's about how to service your own Oil Fired Heating Systems and Oil Burners, and we sell hundreds a month!! The computer came with the Sonic MyDVD burning software. Turns out it works FANTASTICLY well, and we have never ever had any problems or issues. People complaining are most likely those that have computers that are not compatible with the software, or it could be non-compatible Hardware. But I have been using it since… Read Full Review

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“Out of 15+tries to do my VHS and High-8 tapes to...”

Written on: 16/03/2006 by pibul302 (1 review written)

Out of 15+tries to do my VHS and High-8 tapes to dvd,the Sonic Basic MyDVD program just fails or crash my computer. I have been all over the net to find if anyone has had success in using this program and found none. Does anyone know of a program that works?… Read Full Review

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“The Sonic Basic MyDVD is the most unreliable hunk of...”

Written on: 28/05/2005 by GTinsdale (1 review written)

The Sonic Basic MyDVD is the most unreliable hunk of garbage on the market today. And their web site is equally horrendous. Don't walk away from Sonic - RUN, as fast as you can… Read Full Review

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“I purchased my Dell computer partically to duplicate...”

Written on: 20/05/2004 by edsavarese (1 review written)

I purchased my Dell computer partically to duplicate my purchased DVD movies and it flat does not work. The Dell salesman told me "no problem" either he didn't know or wasn't telling me the truth. Don't know how CD burning is am so discusted with the DVD portion. Has anyone had any success with this or any other DVD copying software?… Read Full Review

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“I aquired this Sonic Basic MyDVD software when I...”

Written on: 01/03/2004 by peter allan (3 reviews written)

I aquired this Sonic Basic MyDVD software when I bought my new DELL pc tower. As I am interested in burning video and still onto CD, I did try to use the software. Everything you want to do requires you to "upgrade". In fact the pre- installed software allows you to do virtually nothing. You need to order the "Deluxe" version before you can do anything. This upgrade came from Germany and cost over £40. To install the upgrade takes less than 15 seconds so that shows how far your money has gone… Read Full Review

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Housedoctordean's Response to peter allan's Review

Written on: 13/03/2005

My copy of "My DVD version 4.5.2" came on the CD disk with "Sony Screenblast Movie Studio" and for me, they were both a waste of money. The Movie studio section was the editing section, and might have some good features, but I don't know. It was very complicated and hard to use. When I tried to get customer service they said they don't provide customer assistance except for the upper level programs. "Would you like to buy an upgrade?" Once I finally pieced together a basic movie just to try it the real fun began. There's no way to insert chapter points except during capture by hitting the space bar at the point you want it. But how do you know until you do the editing in the first place. The only way is to render only one section at a time and that becomes a chapter which must be saved on the hard drive. When your done you pull all these sections together to make a movie. VERY time consuming and difficult. Another problem is that it was finicky about reading AVI files, and doesn't read WMV files from windows movie maker program. Don't get it. In fact, I don't trust the Sony name. Upgrade that!

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“The number of times the Sonic Basic MyDVD crashes is...”

Written on: 28/01/2004 by rmcarver (1 review written)

The number of times the Sonic Basic MyDVD crashes is unacceptable. Even being careful to save your work often doesn't help when mysterious DVDErr-19013 renders your project un-openable. Tech support's solution? "You need to re-author your project". I spend several hours over several days working on a project and their expert solution is to just start over… Read Full Review

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“The Sonic Basic MyDVD GUI was so well designed that...”

Written on: 02/12/2003 by peterapham (1 review written)

The Sonic Basic MyDVD GUI was so well designed that any computer novice can quickly pick up and move on with her project. However when running into problem, the error message is absolutely non-sensical, giving no clue whether the cause is hardware, driver, application, or project itself. Support staff on the web appear lack of experience in using the product (MyDVD) and lack of support experience as well. Most solutions are not solid, but phrased in the context "we think", "we recommend", or… Read Full Review

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Nicadair's Response to peterapham's Review

Written on: 01/01/2004

All that was said in this review is correct.
<br>The software is completely un-reliable.

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“The Sonic DVD software is given away with most Dell...”

Written on: 13/09/2003 by nic (5 reviews written)

The Sonic DVD software is given away with most Dell computers.
The first thing I wanted to do is simply put some still photographs on DVD imported from the internet.
In theory it should of been a very simple task but in practice it was not.
After waiting 10 minutes "disc error" appeared and after swapping to other new blank DVDs the same message kept appearing.
Finally when it burned onto the disc the results were poor.
On a moving slideshow there were awful dropouts.
The next thing I did was… Read Full Review

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