Synopses & Reviews
What the book covers: Each of Easy Media Creator suite’ s applications in one integrated package so that the reader may discover how to use each of the different applications in conjunction with one another to create data, audio, photo and video CDs and DVDs. Sample topics include: backing up data files, finding files with Roxio Retrieve, making music and MP3 CDs, creating digital photo slideshows, importing and capturing video clips and audio files, building DVD movies, burning and testing DVDs, and more. Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to Roxio’ s Easy Media Creator suite. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than a dozen years.
SynopsisRoxio Easy Media Creator an integrated suite of digital media tools that has shipped preinstalled on over 100 million PCs and sold another four million units in retail is now the de facto standard for CD and DVD creation This book shows Roxio Easy Media Creator users how to capture, organize, edit, burn, encrypt, and share their photos, videos, music, and data on CDs and DVDs Topics covered include backing up data files, finding files with Roxio Retrieve, making music and MP3 CDs, creating digital photo slide shows, importing and capturing video clips and audio files, building DVD movies, and burning and testing DVDs Published in conjunction with the new software release and thoroughly updated to cover new features and enhancements
Your step-by-step guide to digital media fun — no experience required!
Share your movies, create a music library, or preserve important records
What do you want to put on CDs or DVDs? Whether you need a backup archive for valuable business data or a personalized video library that rocks, you can do it with Roxio Easy Media Creator 8. Follow this handy guide to find the task you want to perform and make it happen, quickly and easily.
Discover how to
- Quickly navigate the Creator 8 suite
- Copy data with Drag-to-Disc
- Schedule regular backups
- Produce slideshows with background music
- Build media projects with task Assistants
- Create DVDs with audio, video, and photos
About the Author
Greg Harvey Ph.D.
has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel 2003 For Dummies
and Adobe Acrobat 6 PDF For Dummies
. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.
Table of Contents
Part I: A Bit About Easy Media Creator 8 and Digital Media.
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Easy Media Creator 8.
Chapter 2: The Ins and Outs of Digital Media and Gear.
Part II: Creating Data Discs.
Chapter 3: Backing Up and Copying Data Files.
Chapter 4: Organizing Media Files with Media Manager.
Part III: Creating Audio CDs and Photo Projects.
Chapter 5: Editing Audio with Sound Editor.
Chapter 6: Managing Digital Photos.
Chapter 7: Burning Audio CDs, MP3, and DVD Music Discs.
Chapter 8: Creating Disc Labels and Case Inserts.
Part IV: Creating Projects for DVDs.
Chapter 9: Acquiring Digital Media.
Chapter 10: Creating and Editing Video Productions.
Chapter 11: Building and Burning DVDs.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 12: Top Ten (or So) Components of the Roxio Creator 8 Suite.
Chapter 13: Ten (or So) Coolest Features in the Roxio Creator 8 Suite.