LightScribe.com 2018 Website Update

LightScribe.com 2018 Website

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Have you visited www.LightScribe.com since the beginning of 2018?

Then you will have been greeted with this redirect page:

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LightScribe 2018 Home Redirect Splash Page

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What’s This About?

Firstly, HP have no intention of re-establishing LightScribe.com as a LightScribe support website.

However if you are interested in the LightScribe.com domain name you can contact ddna.com who are acting on HP’s behalf.

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Implications For LightScribe Users

Now at first glance this may seem unimportent, and from a purley LightScribe functional sense it is.

However, that’s not the only consideration here.

Every time you open up the LightScribe System Software Control Panel go to the Services Tab you will see this:

 

LightScribe Control Panel Services Tab

 

All the Go buttons and obviously the lightscribe.com link go to… you guessed it, the redirect splash page.

So here is what is happening.

Everybody who has installed the LightScribe System Software and who want extra information on LightScribe, click on a button or the link and land on the splash page, and as you can guess, they are somewhat confused, to put it mildly. Instead of getting to a live working support site they see that.
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PLEASE NOTE:

In addition to that, any live link on the web that still points to ANY page on LightScribe.com, and there must be 100s if not 1000s, will also take people to this redirect page as well.

 

The Good News

I have been in communication with DDNA and they more than happy to forward all the enquiries they get, that are LightScribe support related, to me.

That way anybody who needs help with LightScribe can still get it.

I won’t say this is an ideal solution but under the circumstances it’s better than folks just being left in the dark. Many of the emails do start with ‘what’s happening’ or “is LightScribe dead’ which is understandable because this is not the sort of page these folks expected to land on.

 

In Conclusion

I have written this post to alert you to the situation. However, you may have landed on that page and wondered what was going on yourself.

Also to inform the LightScribe community what is happening and NOT to use any of the links in any of the FREE LightScribe Software.

1: The System Software

2: The Simple Labeler

3: The Template Labeler

They will all direct you to that page.

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I am very grateful to DDNA for offereing to forward the emails to me and I have been asured that they will continue for as long as this redirect page is being used.

 

Of course if you do need LightScribe Support please Contact Me

 

As soon as I get any further news regarding this situation I will of course post a further update here.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this I hope it has cleared up what is happening to the lightscribe.com site.

 

All my best.

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson of LightScribeSoftware.org

LightScribe DVD and CD Discs

LightScribe DVD and CD Discs

LightScribe DVD & CD Discs

Over the last few months two things have happened that have made LightScribe a little more โ€˜challengingโ€™… They are the availability of LightScribe CD/DVD Media and LightScribe Enabled DVD Drives.

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In this post I want to address the first question and I will update this post as I get new information so it is always current.

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LightScribe DVD & CD Availability

I receive on a daily basis questions from fellow Scribers (and those who want to start using LightScribe) about the availability and increasing cost of LightScribe CDs and DVDs.

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LightScribe ‘Not Available in Stores’

I think you will struggle to find any LightScribe discs in any stores anywhere in the world. I have not seen any in the UK for a couple of years now, Maplin was the last here.

However, all is not lost… Your first port of call should now be:
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Amazon.com and eBay.com

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Now it stands to reason that if you are not in The States then use your own local versions of these sites. Because I’m in the UK I always use the .co.uk sites…

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When on the sites do a search for the following terms:

LightScribe DVD+R

LightScribe DVD-R

LightScribe CD-r

For example on eBay.com I did the search ‘LightScribe CD-r’ and this resulted in this:

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LightScribe CD-r

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This search was done today, 27th January 2016.

What you find will be different if you search on another day… ๐Ÿ™‚

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LightScribe DVD & CD Are Still Available

The point I want to make is this, you can still get the discs, albeit, not in a local store anymore.

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Please Help

I want to help as many people as possible continue to use and enjoy LightScribe for years to come…

So if you know of anywhere else you can get discs reliably, please let me know and I will post the information here.

Please Contact Me Here with your suggestions.

 

Above all, let’s help each other to keep this LightScribe show on the road

 

Steve Nelson of LightScribeSoftware.org

Steve Nelson

P.S Please also share this post on Social Media, it’s another way to help others get the infomation they need…

12 Birthday LightScribe Templates

12 Birthday LightScribe Templates

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12 LightScribe Birthday Templates

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Right now you can get a special bonus pack of 12 Birthday LightScribe Templates with your LightScribe Toolbox Premium.

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Now finding that ‘perfect’ LightScribe label design for that special birthday CD or DVD has got a little easier… ๐Ÿ™‚

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I hope you like them…
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Steve Nelson of LightScribeSoftware.org

Steve

 

 

 

LightScribe Windows 10 Update

LightSctibe Windows 10 Update
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LightScribe Windows 10

 

LightScribe Windows 10

After some 6 months or so working with LightScribe and Windows 10 a few things have emerged…

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1: Lightscribe has not suffered or benefited from the change from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
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2: Windows 10 Home is still more forgiving regarding installation of the LightScribe System Software (LightScribe Drivers) than Windows 10 Pro.
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3: If you have LightScribe installed on a Win 7 or 8 machines prior to upgrading to Windows 10 you are more likely to keep it than install it fresh on a new Win 10 install.
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4: You still can’t install the LightScribe Template Labeler on Windows 10, directly but you can using these indirect methods I have discovered **
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5: The best way to install the System Software on Windows 10 is using the compatibility settings, like this:
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1: Select compatible setting and then click on use recommended setting.

2: Then click on test settings, program will install and will work.

3: Then just restart machine and you are done.

4: If LSS has not loaded then just go to programs load it from there.

 

** LightScribe Template Labeler Windows 10

I created two videos on my LightScribe.TV website that go through two ways to โ€˜useโ€™ the Template Labeler even if you canโ€™t install it.

They were made for Win 8.1 but the methods are the same for Win 10.

Take a look at both methods and pick one…

Template Labeler Method 1

Template Labeler Method 2

 

Shameless Plug ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember if you want flexible and easy to use LightScribe Software that WILL work with Windows 10 grab yourself a copy of my LightScribe Toolbox Premium

As always, may the ‘LightScribe’ be with you…

 

Steve Nelson of LightScribeSoftware.org

Steve Nelson

LightScribe and Windows 10

Will LightScribe Work on Windows 10?

Initial results are good… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Windows 10 and LightScribe

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My LightScribe and Windows 10 System

I updated my ASUS laptop running Windows 8.1 Standard with LightScribe System Software and My LightScribe Toolbox software installed.

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Windows 10 and LightScribe Results

After updating my laptop today (31 August 2015) I can confirm the following:

1: LightScribe System Software recognized

2: LG GSA E60L LightScribe DVD drive recognized in the LightScribe Control Panel.

3: The Labeling Software from my LightScribe Toolbox 2015 recognized.

4: I successfully burned my first Label using Windows 10 and LightScribe Today ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Simple and Template Labelers

Update 1st August 2015
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LightScribe Simple Labeler

The simple Labeler installed on my new Windows 10 Home system although it did initaly say it had not.

 

The system displayed the “Operating System Inadequate’ message. However after rebooting the laptop the Simple Labeler was indeed installed and worked perfectly.

 

The LightScribe Template Labeler

Unfortunately no luck here at all…

 

I have tried:

Administrator privileges

Compatibility settings, XP Vista and 7 but none worked.

However:

The two methods I used to fix this issue in Windows 8.1 work fine for Windows 10 as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

So to see them in action go to my LightScribe Video Training website:

LightScribe.TV

I have not updated the information to refulect that the methods work on 10 as well asย  8.1 but I will later today.

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Conclusion – So Far…

The good news:

Windows 10 has not broken LightScribe any more than Windows 8.1 did… ๐Ÿ™‚
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The not so good news:

It has not fixed anything either… ๐Ÿ™
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Over the days, weeks and months ahead we may find ways to overcome the problems we have and as these become known I will add to this post.

It is very early days and no doubt Microsoft will issues ‘updates’ and these may/may not help…

 

Until then, have fun with LightScribe…

 

All my best.

Steve Nelson of LightScribeSoftware.org

Steve ‘LightScribe Rocks’ Nelson