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  1. O&A - Can one expand the Keyframe Area?

    Lin You were right, I had never done this before. I really appreciate that short video tutorial to visually explain the process, that has most certainly helped. So once again Lin, many thanks. George
  2. O&A - Can one expand the Keyframe Area?

    Many thanks. George
  3. O&A - Can one expand the Keyframe Area?

    Was actually looking to see if I could expand this area widthways. Probably because I have both Audio and Video programs in which I can expand both the horizontal and vertical area by just clicking on a plus key either at the bottom or along the side of the working area depending on which I want to expand. Thus helping to concentrate on editing in a smaller area. Does appear that such a possibility is not available in P2E, and apart from going back to my video editor and splitting the video (4mins 46 secs) into smaller chunks, it maybe that a more systematic and organisational use of the Properties tab could be a way forward instead.
  4. Just wondering if there is any chance of expanding the area where one adds keyframes? My intention is to add text at the top of the screen, above the video, and each line of text will be quite close together as one line fades off and the next line appears on screen. Because it is so close my initial thought was to see if I can expand this working area. George
  5. Demo Of Jean-Cyprien's New Book Style

    Brilliant. Thankyou Lin. George
  6. Demo Of Jean-Cyprien's New Book Style

    I recall watching this Style and now with something in mind, I look to add it to my Collection. Although it appears in the 10th January posting that the link has been added, looking now I see the following message. "Sorry, we can't show this content because you do not have permission to see it." Has it been removed or do I have to do something else? George
  7. I am coming in a bit late to this thread but just want to add 'me too! In the last few months I finally managed to put together a family '2017 Memories' audio visual (1.55GB). It runs for around 14 minutes, includes quite a number of (converted) video clips and runs perfectly on my Desktop that has quite a wide variety of programs installed. However, with all the family coming round just before Christmas, I was going to play the exe file on the laptop and connected to the tv so all could watch. Fortunately I tested it beforehand, just on the laptop, and with the opening couple of videos within the a/v playing jerky, just gave it up as a bad job until reading this thread and so the 'me too!' comment. I have just checked it again and all in all, only 3 of the 14 video clips in my 2017 Memories a/v appear to play okay - 11 are really jerky. Don't know if it is relevant but as part of this check, I then played on the laptop an audio visual (333MB) I put together at the beginning of 2016, probably with V8 if that makes any difference. At the end of this 2016 a/v there are two video clips and each seems to play smoothly. In light of this, perhaps I should be checking all my audio visuals that contain video on the laptop to see if it is size of the file that makes the difference. The only programs on the laptop are Norton, Malwarebytes and Skype but then they are also on the Desktop. I should add that, subject to a last minute check, I have an appointment with a Surgeon on 2nd January so it is highly unlikely I will be able to respond further for several weeks. All I wanted to do at this stage was to add that it happened to me as well. George
  8. No, I am okay with both Norton and Malwarebytes, the latter program is not an Anti-Virus one, and fingers crossed, provides another defence barrier. I just mentioned everything that I did to resolve my issue as thought it may help someone else at some stage in the future. Although I guess we'll never know, but my guess is something in the PC Cleaning process somehow resolved the issue. George
  9. Igor, Thankyou for looking at my issues although what has happened in the last 24 hours it looks like I have wasted your time for which I apologise. First though your questions, in case a similar issue arises with someone else. 1) No I do not assign a custom icon. 2) I have both Norton 360 Premier, and Malwarebytes Premium installed and have done so for a number of years. I have found the only slight problem with either is when I download someone else's Exe file and it normally tries to quarantine the file. 3) My programs are kept on the SSD within my Desktop and all Documents, Music & Photos are on the intermal 2Tb hard drive partition. In the last 24 hours I decided to action my monthly back-up and then follow up with my clean-up check routine of my Desktop. What solved my issues, I don't know, so just detail what I did as it might help others. First I ran a Full Scan with Norton. Then I ran a Full Scan with Malwarebytes. Some years ago I decided to have a paid for program to run a system clean scan, Magix PC Check & Tuning is my program, and have had no problems with it so have kept with it. I then ran that program and actioned all the clean-ups suggested. After doing all this I looked to answer your questions. First I ran an Exe that I had put together a few months back (434Mb) and that started running in about 3 seconds. I than ran the Problem Exe file (just 186Mb) that I had just created so could compare start timings, and this time it started in ........................ 3 seconds. Wow! Also there were no problems with any video or audio playback. I then went back to P2E, re-adjusted the timings to match the audio, exported, and again no problems with the Exe file. So somewhere, between these three programs my issues have been solved. Obviously it seems that there was something on my computer that was creating my problems. So thankyou Lin and Igor for your help and suggestions. And the Forum which keeps us all in touch, Thankyou George
  10. Lin I have been making progress and it seems inserting an extra Slide after the Rubiks Cube solved one issue. And now I am slowly working through the remainder, having to adjust timings accordingly. Trouble is that whilst the Project plays perfectly within P2E, when I produce an Exe file and then check the playback, I see issues that are not there when playing back within P2E and so back to the drawing board. I am now up to Exe File No 9 and still I have outstanding issues to resolve. Oddly enough, I have an issue with Slides 46 - 49 and the only animation is in Slide 49. In the first Version, Slides 46 & 47 were 7 seconds but Slide 47 seemed to get stuck, hence I have now reduced the timings but still something is wrong. Think it will be one of those 'sleep on' times, for as you maybe able to see in the screenshot, when I click on Slide 47, it is the next Slide that is appearing in the screen. Might be easier to remove them and start again methinks but that will be for another day. I downloaded your Experiment zip, and despite having to go through the Windows and Anti-Virus warnings, it took us about 17-20 seconds from first clicking on it for it to run. Now my Exe file for which I do not have them warnings and so should start reasonably quickly, it has taken around 50 - 60 seconds before I finally get a black screen, and then, still seeing the little wheel whirring round, it is another 30 seconds, so around 80 - 90 seconds after first clicking on the Exe file that it starts to play. I am running Windows 10 and timed the start up of my Exe file on six occasions. Oh and by the way, the only thing I had opened on the Computer was this Winsoft Forum page. George
  11. Lin I have just run the test, and think, the report is attached. This computer, a Desktop model, I had built around 18months ago. I do also, normally once a month, do a check to make sure all Drivers are up todate. Having now slept on the issue, within my Project and like the one I later resolved by putting an extra Slide between the Infinity Mirror and the Rubiks Cube Styles, I just wondered whether a similar issue was somewhere in the background between the Rubiks Cube Style and the next Slide, which happens to be a map of the London Underground and a train going round to show where we went that day. Just wonder whether that was having a knock on effect. I'll test that out later today. I should add, in case it is relevant, that I did cut down the time allowed for the Rubik's rotation. The idea being that it showed places we could visit and was like a dice revolving whilst the boys made their mind up as to where they would like to go. Well that was the idea. George DxDiag Sept 2017.txt
  12. Over the years I have completed a number of personal family memory audio visuals without any problems, but today, for the first time ever I have suddenly experienced a number of issues when playing back the Exe file (for PC). And can't think why. This new project was to provide permanent memories of a recent grandchildren visit. Within the Project File, my latest project plays well, so I had no inkling of subsequent problems that would be experienced in playback of the Exe version. However for some reason, after exporting and watching the Exe File version, I've immediately noticed the following …. the Exe file seems to take literally ages to start to play (it has 75 slides & size is 184MB. In order to compare to see if it was anything to do with the size of file, I did then re-visit a larger Exe Project completed a few months back that is 434MB in size and that does not seem to take so long to start, nor any problems on Exe playback.) fourth Slide in this new show, in which I used the Rubiks Cube Style, the Rubiks Cube does not complete it’s rotating in the Exe playback, it sticks near to the end of the rotation for several seconds. In the Project File there is no such problem. the first video in the Exe version playing starts off juddery. At least one other is not that great. (All video, I believe, has been converted, but in this Project, they have all been added via the O&A tab although I assume that would not make a difference.) Again, in the Project file playback there is no such problem. the audio jumps in a number of places in the Exe playback. (I imported an MP3 file, the same process as in all previous Exe projects.) Again in the Project file there is no problem with the audio. in another section, again in the Exe playback, a slide with no animation, sticks, meaning that the subsequent slide that should have movement in it, does not, and seemingly subsequent slides are quite abrupt. P2E version is 9.0.12 and am using Windows 10. Incidentally I also had a problem on first export to an Exe file in this same Project after making use of the Infinity Mirror Style (just posted on the Forum). My sequence went straight from that to the Rubiks Cube Style but on Exe playback I had a period where most of the screen was blacked out. Go back to the Project, insert another Title slide between The Infinity Mirror and Rubiks Cube, re-Export and problem was cured. As a result I wonder whether something similar I've done is causing the above issues. Where should I be looking? George
  13. Organisation of Video Conversion advice

    Yes I agree that the converted file does have the suffix 'converted' added but that seems to be at the end of the file name (and probably then my fault, mine have a long header so that I knew what was what and where I want to use it) and it appears I have to 'right click' and go into File Information to find which is which. Gary, and there is me thinking of organising my video clips after just using one video with two files, and there is you with four. But then the more video clips that one may use, in your case you are multiplying up each one by four. Some while ago, and learning from old mistakes, I utilised Barry Beckham's advice and within each Project Folder, I have sub folders, adapted over the years - and for me these are now a) Images for Show, b) Layered Files, c) Movie Images, d) Potential Images, e) Project & Exe and f) Sound Files. So I then move all potential images that I will use into either the Potential or Movie Folder. This means that everything is together just in case I wish to re-visit at some stage in the future. Whilst I don't go through the same process as Gary, I do have another program through which I actually edit Video Clips, maybe merge and also am just watching a tutorial on using a plug-in so that I can use fade in/fade out styles when I join up two video clips. Of course I save work in progress to this same Movie Folder which means the folder gets larger and larger. George
  14. I’d like to ask what are two probably simple questions re the adding of video clips. For the first time I think, I have just added video via the O&A tab. I knew video has to be converted but according to the Manual that I checked after adding the clip, it seems that this can only be done via the File List (and so before insertion) or the Slide List – something I have normally done in the past and thus the video clip, already added to one's Project, is converted. Although then what happens in the conversion process has probably happened to me before it is not something I would have noticed, as removing the video from O&A in order to convert, after conversion in my File List I see I now have two video clips, and so have to check which is the converted one and make sure I add the right one back into the Project. Okay if you add just one clip perhaps but even then I had to scroll to the right to see which one had been converted. So how do others organise their Project File for video insertion? Do you have two Video Folders within the Project Folder, one in which has the original video clip, and the second in which, after changing the destination folder before conversion, all converted video clips are stored here for use? Presumably that is possible? If I then use a number of video clips and perhaps forget and do not convert them straight away, is there any way of telling if they have all been converted? And then what is the effect on playback after exporting to an Exe File if one or more video clip were not converted? Guess if I organise myself as suggested in Point One, then I should know if I have converted all video clips used? Any other thoughts please? George
  15. Display slide number

    Ahh, a trip down Memory Lane. Though not actually relevant to your actual question, I did something similar to your project the other year. However before showing some photos from our wedding, I first showed some of the things that were happening in the year we got married. Here in the UK, Junctions 1 - 4 of the M4 motorway were opened (the English section of this motorway was not completed for another six years), the 70mph limit on our Motorways was introduced, and on the railways we had 1,071 miles of track torn up. Hanging for murder was initially temporarily introduced and we had a Bread Strike. Oh and The Beatles played to 56,000 fans in New York's Shea Stadium. I included other news items that I thought would be of interest to family and for a soundtrack used music that were in the Charts in that year, edited so that I had around 40 seconds of each track then segued into the next. Rather than just leaving those old photos gathering dust in an album somewhere, putting together audio visuals highlighting some of those old memories is on my 'to do' list. I just need that kick-start to get going. George