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  1. Steam Link for PTE slideshows?

    Hi Lin, The Steam Link box sits close to the TV and is connected to an ethernet cable. The bedroom PC is also connected to an ethernet cable. There is an ethernet switch connecting both Link and PC together. The link is 100 Mbit. The Link is connected to the TV using a standard hdmi cable. The Link also supports wifi (2.4 and 5 Ghz) but I have not tested because ethernet was easily available. From what I have read newer versions of the Link firmware has greatly improved wifi. There is a detailed stats overlay that shows dropped frames and average about 27 Mbs stream. The latency runs at about 20 mSec. I never have dropped frames and it runs at 1080p 60. I think it helps if you have a newer graphics card because the Steam streaming server running on your PC supports real time hardware encoding using the graphics card. The only downside is that you can not use the PC for other purposes when the Link is active. The PC display mirrors exactly what the Link sees. When you stop streaming you can use the PC. https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9772-WHJM-4676 Thanks, Tom Update: I tried to capture the Link hdmi output with my Avermedia 30 fps max hdmi to usb encoder but it actually looks much nicer than this. No noise between fades or hesitation with your snow style. The Link does 60 fps decoding if your gpu is relatively new.
  2. Steam Link for PTE slideshows?

    If anyone is interested the Link is on currently on sale at Steam this week. I purchased a spare for $4.99 US dollars. It is a very interesting device and can play both exe and video slideshows streamed from the remote PC. http://store.steampowered.com/sale/controllergames/ Tom
  3. Steam Link for PTE slideshows?

    I have tested the Steam Link device and it is very impressive. The connection between my PC and Link is wired ethernet 100 Mbit (did not test the wifi option). The PC running the steam software can hardware encode the stream using Nvidia, AMD, or Intel GPU options. I have a Nvidia GTX 1050 ti graphics card. The steam PC server can be configured for Nvidia NVFBC (frame buffer capture). The client stream speed is up to 50 Mbits/second. The PTE slideshows are very smooth with very good audio quality. Latency should not be an issue with slideshows but with other games and apps I did not notice a delay. The link device is small, very well constructed with 4 types of AC power connectors included. You can use a keyboard/mouse and game controller either using bluetooth or direct usb connection. In the steam software you can create a category just for slideshows. I recommend this device if you have a powerful PC in one room and want to watch slideshows (or run any other windows app) on your living room PC. You do have to install the steam software on your PC to enable streaming. https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Link-pc/dp/B016XBGWAQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(software) Tom
  4. Low-compression codecs and H.265

    That's good to know. My desktop PC has a Nvidia GTX 1050 and it works great with PTE. I have been testing Bandicam screen recorder using the Nvidia NVENC VBR encoder for H.265 at 1080p 60fps. The Windows 10 media player will play H.265 videos. It's amazing how well it captures without dropping frames. I hope some day PTE will also support 10 bit and H.265 encoding. Tom
  5. Low-compression codecs and H.265

    Would it be possible to use the hardware encoder option on the gpu to speed up encoding of H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) without sacrificing quality? I notice that some screen recorders like Bandicam, Nvidia ShadowPlay, AMD ReLive, and the Steam Link host PC allow you to chose the encoder. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/HWAccelIntro Thanks, Tom
  6. Another free and open source screen capture and recorder program for Windows. It's not new and seems to work better capturing PTE if you use the default color profile. It can capture higher than 30 fps if your PC is fast enough. https://getsharex.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShareX Thanks, Tom
  7. This hardware device was originally designed to play video games on your living room HDTV from a PC in another room. I was wondering if anybody has tried using the device to stream slideshows (or PTE editor). It's supposed to do 1080p 60 over wired ethernet (for best results) with support for USB and Bluetooth devices like a mouse, keyboard, and game controllers. The remote PC does near real time encoding (up to 30 Mbps) so the quality should be as good or better than most mp4 video slideshows. I have one on order after watching a few YouTube reviews. Apparently it goes on sale quite often and I purchased it at a lower price than listed. http://store.steampowered.com/app/353380/Steam_Link/ Thanks, Tom
  8. Eclipse of Sun Simulation

    Hi Lin, Very nice. I didn't travel up to Oregon to see the event. My PTE created version from 3 weeks ago based on how I thought it might look. It does have the ISS passing in front of the sun during the eclipse. Also a few stars are visible. :-)
  9. Infinity Mirror

    Hi Lin, That is much improved. I'm still playing around with using Z pan instead of zoom because (I think) it will allow me to change direction of the dots from shrinking to expanding by just reversing the frame 180 degrees. Also it would simulate parallax like a real infinity mirror and since white can be used as a mask it leads to interesting possibilities with image dots instead of just white or single color dots. Thanks, Tom
  10. text color alpha channel

    Masking with text allows you to do interesting things. Thanks, Tom
  11. text color alpha channel

    That is great news. I did remember that I can add a custom shadow by duplicating text, change color, blur, opacity, etc. That will work until a better method is available. Thanks, Tom
  12. It would be nice to be able to set text alpha channel transparency like you can for rectangles. I know you can set the alpha channel of the font in animation properties but that also changes the shadow transparency.
  13. Infinity Mirror

    Just now getting back into playing with PTE. This style is based on an infinity mirror. I used xy axis zoom and to be accurate it should probably use z pan instead. 16:9 screen 10 seconds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_mirror Infinity Mirror White.ptestyle Infinity Mirror RGB.ptestyle Infinity Mirror RGB 2.ptestyle
  14. I have a Google Nexus 5x android phone. The internal camera sensor is mounted upside down (thanks Google) and some video players do not read sensor orientation metadata and play the video upside down. I have used PTE in the past to rotate the video in OA and publish the fixed version. If it's possible to add to add a rotate feature to the video converter I would give it a +1 vote. Thanks, Tom
  15. Assertion Failure [SOLVED]

    I automatically save as a new version when opening an old project so I did not see the assertion failure. I see it now if I don't save the file first. The project was created in 8.013. Tom