merci, with your suggestion, i did delete the movies folder. like you said, it did work. however, it gave an error every time i transitioned screens, so i found it better to only remove the numbered xxxx.wmv files, and leave the mode_sel_bg.wmv, song_sel_bg.wmv, etc files. i also left the "dummy.wmv" file, and this results in the game playing flawlessly, saving tons of gigabytes, and giving no errors during playback. it also seems that if you overwrite "dummy.wmv" with whatever video you would like, you would have said video play as the BGA on all songs.
so again, thanks, and if anyone else has a similiar issue, my findings are above.
i still have not been able to scan the 2p card. numlock+ is what i had read elsewhere as well, so merci for confirming this… but it doesnt work for me. i dont know what the deal is.
the reason its important isnt so much as saving songs, as being able to use a certain noteskin on 2p side. without scanning the card im stuck with default noteskin.
makes sense, i figured as much that the scores not saving are the ones added to the songlist by those who made omnimix. i have a bunch of copies of the various omnimixes so if it turns out your idea of testing on the prior versions results in the scores saving, that would be good to know. unfortunately like its not easy for you to DL them, its not easy for me to install them because of limited disc space and how huge they are.