jt49

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  1. Huffyuv is a lossless video codec. It has nothing to do with the creation of exe-presentations. It seems to give us a kind of replacement for the virtual avi that we had in the earlier versions. People may use it to feed the video export of PTE into a video editing program while avoiding losses by video compression.
  2. Nobody has said that the two lines must be consecutive Lines starting with a semicolon seem to be Russian comment Look at line 44: "CmdLine=-profile:v 15"
  3. There isn't any confusion for me. I once proposed the feature for the export of the soundtrack (for testing it in an audio editor regarding clipping ...). If you really use PTE for extracting the audio part from a video, you typically do it in a separate project, and it is a conversion at the same time (say from AAC to MP3 or WAV). IMO this is a kind of workaround. For this action (and for a pure extraction) I would prefer a tool like XMedia Recode. All in all, this is not a big affair. On the other hand (repeating what I said twice above) it would be fine if PTE would accept more audio formats like AAC and FLAC. (BTW: I have ripped all my 1000+x CDs to FLAC).
  4. There is another aspect: Some people regard it as a matter of course that the typical PTE user speaks English . As far as I know, the majority of PTE users speaks French. And even for the small German group of PTE users that I care for, I can say: They neither use the English online documentation. Thus, in cases of PTE's shortcomings it may not be a good argument to refer to the online help. BTW I do not look at it either
  5. PTE does not extract the audio part of a video, it just uses it. You may apply a tool like XMedia Recode to extract a video's audio part. But as I said above: Extraction can be useless, as videos include audio parts (e.g. AAC) that PTE does not accept. So if you extract the audio part of a video, you also have to convert it to a format that PTE likes (MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV). Isn't that confusing?
  6. Now we have a partial solution. But there remains a problem that cannot be solved! Example: You start with images having the AdobeRGB profile, and you set the output proflie to AobeRGB, as well. Assume that you have an image that includes a spot that shows the extreme green from the Adobe color space. Now you cannot pick this color and assign it to a rectangle, as rectangles are defined to be sRGB. This given green is sitting far outside of sRGB. If you use the color picker, the rectangle will show the extreme green from sRGB. In the given AdobeRGB environment you will see two colors of green that differ significantly. That's why I proposed to gray out the color picker if the output color space differs from sRGB.
  7. There is no doubt that the audio part of PTE should be revised, sooner or later. Examples: (1) I regard it as a disadvantage that we cannot add FLAC audio to a PTE project. (2) PTE can play AAC audio, as AAC is the standard audio coding for MP4-videos. But you cannot add AAC audio directly into PTE. You have to put it into an MP4-container and make it an MP4-video with an empty video part.
  8. Nice examples. Do you want to show us the corresponding project
  9. A few minor points: 1. A frame in O&A no is always transparent. It is not any longer a rectangle with opacity set to 0. That's OK. The new frames cannot have a color, but you can still open the color window (without an effect). You can also set the the parameter for opacity which is obsolete. 2. Rectangles have colors, and you can add a color correction, but it does not have an effect. 3. The color picker is still active for rectangles, borders, shadows in cases where the output color space is different from sRGB (which leads to wrong colors).
  10. Thanks, this is a place where I normally do not look at. I tried to find it in the Audio tab, and in the Publish menu
  11. I cannot find it in RC1
  12. The standard method used by Photoshop is relative colorimetric.
  13. Sorry, but I cannot totally agree. In some cases your recommendation will be good, in others it will not. I know a lot of photographers (no typical AV users) who work with the Adobe color space. They do it as they were said to do so, not because they have a deeper understanding of color management. These people always see the problem that their images look a bit dull on ordinary projectors when using a presentation SW (like PTE 8) that is not color managed. These people will be better off with the new default settings, or with option "Current monitor profile".
  14. I did not want to write something unpleasant in my post above, so I do it in a second one. With the new color management we may see some strange behavior of the color picker in the O&A window if we have an output profile different from sRGB. Let me give an example: Assume that the output color space has been set to AdobeRGB. I start with a blank slide, open the O&A window, insert a solid rectangle, and set its color manually to Green: (0, 255, 0). Rectangles are interpreted as sRGB images. Thus, in our AdobeRGB environment, the output for this rectangle is (144, 255, 60). These are the color coordinates of the sRGB Green in the AdobeRGB color space. You now add a second solid rectangle and fill it using the color picker by taking the color from the first rectangle. As the first rectangle has the Adobe coordinates (144, 255, 60), PTE sets the color coordinates for the second rectangle to (144, 255, 60). But these coordinates are now interpreted as sRGB values, and color management causes that in the given AdobeRGB environment, the second rectangle is represented by the adobeRGB equivalent of (144, 255, 60), which is (184, 255, 83). All I want to say is, that in an environment different from sRGB, the color picker for rectangles, shadows, and borders does not reproduce the color that has been picked. I have my doubts that this little problem can be solved. I would recommend that in cases where the output space is different from sRGB the color picker should be grayed out.
  15. I like these new features very much