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When Pinnacle and Nero conflict, one or more computer programs experience performance issues. Perfect for amateur projects, Pinnacle and Nero editing software allow users to add music and special effects to video clips or create musical discs. When both programs are installed on one computer, special settings and regular updates are recommended to avoid problems.
One of the Pinnacle conflicts with Nero involves personal computer television cards (PCTVs). PCTVs allow users to view television programs on their computer, making the units popular among frequent travelers. Users indicate that certain versions of Nero, including 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, cause Pinnacle PCTV cards to crash. Minor code adjustments that disable Apple QuickTime decoding on Nero Vision get the card up and running again.
Disc Recognition Issues
Recognition issues are another problem that users experience when Nero and Pinnacle software are installed on the same computer. When prompts are entered to transfer projects to blank compact discs (CDs) or digital video discs (DVDs) in a process known as burning, the burner device does not detect a blank disc and produces an error message. There are no clear solutions, but the majority of users feel that compatibility issues between Pinnacle software and the individual computer may be the problem.
Drive Read Errors
Some users experience difficulty getting their computer to acknowledge new internal or external disc drives when they use Pinnacle and Nero for editing. Drives are designed to read and/or write discs, making them an essential piece of any computer system. There is limited customer service available to deal with the issue, making the conflict difficult to resolve. Users advise updating Nero and advanced small computer system programming interface (ASPI) layers as a solution.
Packet Writing Difficulties
Experienced hobbyists advise against using packet writing features on a device equipped with Nero and Pinnacle. There are three methods of CD recording that include one track at a time or one disc at a time. Packet writing breaks data into small, similar-sized blocks to create compact disc-rewritables (CD-RW), or rewritable optical discs. Compact disc-recordables (CD-R) use irregular-sized packets to save disc space. Conflicts between the two editing programs result in error messages during attempts at packet writing.