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  1. jmG-06100

    Maximum Number of Images

    Hi Daniel The acceptable duration of the slide show really depends upon the interest of the intended audience, that's for sure. Concerning the file size, I thought PTE on 32 bits was limited to a maximum resulting file size of 3.9 GBytes (= Go or Giga octets, in French). The limit with PTE-8 was more 2 GB for an EXE file, I seem to recall. The total file size of 9.14 GB that you quote seems big ; is that for the resulting MP4 file or the full size video-clips before further clipping and downsizing?
  2. jmG-06100

    Maximum Number of Images

    Dave G. I live in Nice, South of France, and about once a month there are two places nearby where travel photos and some videos are shown to the public, projected on a big screen together with music and description of the places visited; each of these shows lasts a total of about an hour and a half, with a short interval in the middle. These slide shows are given by a traveller after one or several trips to various areas in the world. The current program for the "Rendez-vous des Voyageurs", in Villeneuve-Loubet, can be found on: http://www.voyageurs06.fr/jeudi.htm The other venue is in Beausoleil, where the "Club des Reporters" hosts similar sessions to which I have contributed in the past (New-Zealand, Northern Vietnam, American Wild West, ...). This is organised by my photo club "Beausoleil Ciné Photo Club"; A summary of past events can be found on: http://www.photoclubbeausoleil.sitew.fr/#Club_des_Reporters.K You're welcome to attend these sessions, as they are are open to the public. Unfortunately, these shows are not broadcast or available on YouTube or other such channels.
  3. jmG-06100

    Maximum Number of Images

    If you compute the number of slides that are shown every 5 seconds (the defaut in PTE ; I tend to choose 6 seconds instead), for a total show duration of 45 minutes (the maximum endurance of my audience!), then you need only 540 slides. This is not counting the actual "objects" in each slide, but gives a rough idea of a "reasonable" figure.
  4. jmG-06100

    Music input levels

    Thanks Lin, for the step by step instructions, hopefully foolproof as always.
  5. jmG-06100

    Music input levels

    Indeed, your recorded video file (from camera) contains the sequential images and also the sound track. In order to manage the sound level of your video, the procedure is to extract the sound from the video as a separately manageable item, and to mute the video to avoid any interference. My previous procedure was to create a physically separate audio file from the video, as if it came from a musical CD. That is not necessary as explained by Tonton Bruno, since all can be done within PTE. Neat!
  6. jmG-06100

    Music input levels

    Super easy that way. Thank you, Tonton Bruno.
  7. jmG-06100

    Music input levels

    Hi Bob The way I do that, is to extract the sound track from each video, then use them as separate files in the Timeline (making sure the synchronisation is OK between the video and the sound track). In PTE it is easy to have a silent video: in Objects and Animation, there is a video option: "Mute audio" which does exactly that. For extraction of the audio part from the video, I use VLC-media player from VideoLAN: Menu "Media", then "Convert/Record", and I select the profile as "WAV", no Video CODEC and MP3 as the Audio CODEC. I am sure there are other ways, maybe even from within PTE to extract the audio, but that works for me at present. Optionnally I also use the free software "Audacity" to set the overal volume, the balance between each channel, etc. ADDITION: In PTE, go to "Project Options", "Audio" tab, "Add Audio File" after selecting "video files" instead of "audio files" at the bottom right of the sreen (just above "open") and then at the bottom right of the screen: "Convert tracks to MP3 for EXE". The extracted audio track is pushed at the far end of the slideshow (after any existing other sound file, I think) and needs to be brought back under the video it belongs to.
  8. jmG-06100

    Does PTE need a name change

    Regarding the "proper" durations, it all depends on your public and the circumstances. I have to admit that my brother in law falls asleep in 15 minutes when viewing my slideshows! However there are two places nearby my home where travellers share their experiences with a vast audience (50+) by displaying their images (from a vast array of places around the world) on a large projection screen, with stills, videos, music and commentaries that are either recorded or live during the show. ProShow and PicturesToExe are the main software used in this case. The actual sessions usually comprise of two parts, each 30 to 45 minutes long (the total duration is well above an hour). And the public (who pay a modest entrance fee) enjoy that. Discussions follow. See examples of these events (with pictures, but in French) on: http://www.voyageurs06.fr/jeudi.htm http://www.photoclubbeausoleil.sitew.fr/#Club_des_Reporters.K
  9. jmG-06100

    Does PTE need a name change

    And in France, as well.
  10. jmG-06100

    Does PTE need a name change

    It took me a while to realise that this 20th birthday of PTE was not too different from a long lasting marriage (between the developers and the users, in this case), a time when there are promises "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part." ;-))
  11. jmG-06100

    More French Forums on PTE

    Great, it's perfect. Thank you Igor for finding time for this amongst your PTE-10 development (You stay on the Watch, even on Sunday). * Another great source of free video Tutorials, in French, by Gabriel Mermet-Bouvier, can be found at: http://www.vivelediaporama.com/Joomla/index.php/tutoriels He calls PicturesToExe "the" software for creating "diaporamas" (audio-video slide shows), you'll be glad to know. Unfortunately these tutorials are related to the use of the previous version 8 of PTE, though 90% apply directly to PTE-9 as well. He has changed the title of the site from "Vive le Diaporama" to "Vive la Photo et le Diaporama" and claims that he will not update the tutorials on PTE but rather deal only with the photographic aspects and the post-processing of image files (use of the Nik collection, etc.). <<J'ai complètement changé l'orientation de mon site "Vive le Diaporama" qui devient "Vive la Photo et le Diaporama". Un nouveau contenu, une nouvelle interface. J'ai conservé une majeure partie du contenu sur le diaporama. Les tutoriels consacrés au post-traitement vont être de plus en plus nombreux. Il n'y aura aucun nouveau contenu sur le diaporama, dans quelques temps mon site deviendra "Vive la Photo". >> * Specifically for PTE, here is the table of contents for the eleven chapters (about 10 hours in total), that you may wish to post a Link to (with a short introduction text, in French, that follows): http://www.vivelediaporama.com/Joomla/index.php/tutoriels/le-diaporama <<Gabriel Mermet-Bouvier a réalisé un ensemble de tutos, en vidéo pour la plupart relatifs à des logiciels de traitement de l'image, ainsi qu'une formation complète à PTE 8 (PicturesToExe), le logiciel de réalisation de diaporama. >>
  12. jmG-06100

    Undo button.

    Thanks, Igor, for this tip; I had never noticed the "TOOL" button in O& A until now. Now I know...
  13. jmG-06100

    Undo button.

    In parallel to Ctrl+Z, if you've done one (or more) too many steps backwards, you could also learn & remember Ctrl+Y which will go forward in the history of last changes, so as to undo the undo (i.e. Redo)! Another "universal" command.
  14. jmG-06100

    Longer List of Recent Projects

    Many thanks, Igor. I am glad that I asked! I did three extra "save" operations of different project variants and then PTE remembered them all (as you knew). The file C:\Users\Utilisateur\AppData\Local\PicturesToExe\Versions\9.0 was updated as follows: [RecentProjects] RecentLst_Limit=25 ; by me, as advised RecentLst_Count=13 ; by PTE after usage Maybe this facility could be provided as part of an easy to access preference / set-up menu in the future... In any case, I'm happy with this first gift from you for 2019, the next one being PTE-10 beta!
  15. <<<Merci Jean, 

    je vais donner que d’essayer. Malheureusement j’ai utiliser mon système XP pour la plupart des travaux de web, et le Chrome n’est plus supporté.Qui peut aussi expliquer une partie de mon problème. Je vais essayer en utilisant mon système 8.1 Win qui a la mise à jour le navigateur Chrome.

    Meilleures salutations, 


    Thanks Jean,

    I'll give that a try. Unfortunately I use my XP system for most web work and Chrome is no longer supported. That may also explain part of my problem. I will try using my Win 8.1 system which has the updated Chrome browser.

    Best regards,



    Lin, thank you for taking the time for your write-up.  The main long text seems translated OK. 

    The above quote, however, being more colloquial, is translated in a meaningless way for the first sentence that is not even grammatically correct ; I would propose rather :

    <Je vais faire un essai.  Malheureusement j’utilise mon système Windows/XP pour la plupart de mes travaux sur le web, et le navigateur Chrome n’est plus supporté.  Ce qui peut aussi expliquer une partie de mon problème. Je vais essayer en utilisant mon système MS/Windows 8.1 qui a le navigateur Chrome mis à à jour.>