Roxio's Easy Media Creator Suite 9
“Copious options” refers to
Roxio’s Easy Media Creator Suite 9. When I first looked this suite, it
was for its ability to capture edit and produce video. What I found
was a software suite jam-packed with media creation and editing tools.
Look at all the applications included (see screenshot). Roxio has
spent a lot of time and energy to make sure you think of/click on their
icon when you need to create, edit, manage or produce media on your
computer. If you want options, Roxio has options.
Roxio has put applicable web reviews and articles on this suite’s
“homepage”. When you open up the application, you see “hints and
tips”, “special offers”, an update and an upgrade option as well as an
article to help you manage or create media. This “homepage” also
launches you into any one of the programs that are available such as:
audio, backed up, disk copy, data disks, media manager, photo
organizer, video editor, and other various tools. Copious options
I was disappointed by the performance of this program though. The
fact that it crashed on my Vista machine tainted my view of this
suite. It made me think that Roxio had spread itself thin in this
broad suite. I’m sure that they will have updates and patches to solve
any Vista problems. In fact, the video editing part of this suite was
the only part that did not work flawlessly. I had no problems with any
other application in this suite. This also is not to say that Roxio is
not solid in the windows XP environment. Every part of this suite
works flawlessly under Windows XP. It retails for $79.99 but you can
get it online for less. I found the complete suite $32.00 on
pricegrabber.com. I'm not sure how they make money on this.
In short, if you want to create, edit, produce and organize any type
of electronic media on your hard drive, Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite
9 is an excellent purchase.