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1.Re: Split Screen Effect
Posted by PippasGhost on 7/15/2009 6:04:33 PM
Hello Blah

I think the easiest way of doing it would be with bluescreen or greenscreen or something like that.
2.Re: comp a add b
Posted by PippasGhost on 11/21/2010 1:02:08 PM
Hello, Ran 938 and welcome to the forums!

That's the XP version of the code. If you're on Vista, you'll probably need to use the Vista version: view post 126998.
3.Re: Is there any way to place markers in the timeline?
Posted by PippasGhost on 12/26/2007 8:27:01 PM
Hi Allison.

1. Start by putting the video clip in your project as normal.

2. In the Timeline view, drag a copy of your clip onto the audio track. Make sure it's lined up with the original copy of the clip in the video track.

3. You can mute the video track now. It will still take the sound from the audio track.

4. Split the video clip at the begining and end of each point where you want to add pics. Delete the split ...
4.Re: How can I fix this transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 1/18/2009 7:36:47 AM
Hi Neophyte.

I don't think that's the OP's problem. After all, he is a "Smart Dude", so let's give him credit for being one! I think the conversion to jpg was probably just a side effect of the picture-hosting website he used to share it with us.

I tried testing the transition myself, using that picture as a png image, and it did come out diagonal or Z-shaped, not square.

The transition was slanted so the squares were ...
5.Re: How can I fix this transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 1/18/2009 7:41:57 AM
Hi Smart Dude

I've no idea what's causing the problem. It looks like Movie Maker just doesn't like that pattern as a transition. Meanwhile, try using some of C:\'s square transitions instead: view post 29045.
6.Re: How can I fix this transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 1/18/2009 8:04:06 AM
Here's an example of Smart Dude's transition looking all diagonal and Z-shaped.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8v174nTInpk
7.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/8/2008 3:55:31 PM
Hi Bobby.

Balabolka is a free speech synthesiser/recorder which uses all the computer voices already installed on your system, like Microsoft Sam or Microsoft Mike, etc.

I've never been able to get programs to record sound going out through the speakers to work. They always just record silence instead. So I can't recommend any for you. Sorry. But most YouTube capture/download/converter ...
8.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/9/2008 10:59:47 AM
Greetings everyone.

I'd still recommend using something like Balabolka instead of Narrator and Sound Recorder: http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm

Narrator seems to spend most of its time just saying "Foreground window foreground window foreground window." And sound recorder programs usually just record silence instead of the computer's sound output, which is nicer than ...
9.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/9/2008 2:28:34 PM
Hi Fayfen.

I had wondered if maybe I needed to buy a microphone or something like that. I mean, I know it's just redirecting/copying the output back to the input, so it shouldn't really need one. But I thought maybe it needs a real microphone to fool the system into thinking it's recording real sound even though it isn't. If you see what I mean.

Good suggestion about the sound card driver. It's a lot simpler than my idea. Do you know how I could look into ...
10.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/9/2008 6:40:44 PM
Hi fayfen.

I've no idea what sound card I use. Just whatever came with the computer. It's a Dell computer, so probably some kind of Dell sound card, but I don't know which one. (A quick Google reveals that there are dozens.)

I double-clicked on the speaker icon, and the volume window came up showing "Master Volume", "Wave" "SW Synth" and "CD player". Which of those would I need to change?

11.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/9/2008 6:50:02 PM
Hi Curt.

Like I said, it's a lot simpler if you just forget about Narrator and Sound Recorders and stuff like that. Balabolka is a free text-to-WAV converter. It's not perfect but it's a bit more user friendly than doing it the long way round. Follow the link in my earlier post.

I used it here and here. And if it weorks ...
12.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/10/2008 4:20:47 AM
Thanks fayfen. I'd never looked in that Properties option before.

I've got "Microphone" and "Line In". I can't tick all. If I tick one, then the other unticks itself. I guess I need "Line In" since I don't have a microphone, right?
13.Re: free sound software?
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/10/2008 6:19:47 PM
Hi Curt.

File > Save Audio File. You can do it before or after they speak. It doesn't make any difference, since it doesn't record the sounds but just uses the voice codes to convert the text directly to a WAV file. Then you can import that file into Movie Maker.

P.S. Thanks Fayfen, but I know what they'll say. "Get a new computer and/or a new version of windows." And maybe the sound recorders will work perfectly on that, but then something ...
14.Re: TRANSITIONS AND EFFECTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER - for Movie Maker 2.x (XP)
Posted by PippasGhost on 10/15/2007 4:40:10 AM
I've got some questions about one of the effects sets on the list: "S17 speed p by nicholis"

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}">
<Effect name="Slow down, 25%" iconid="31" speed="0.8" comment="Slow down, 25%">
</Effect><Effect name="Slow down, 30%" ...
15.Re: TRANSITIONS AND EFFECTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER - for Movie Maker 2.x (XP)
Posted by PippasGhost on 10/20/2007 6:37:06 AM
Well, don't all rush to answer at once!
16.Re: TRANSITIONS AND EFFECTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER - for Movie Maker 2.x (XP)
Posted by PippasGhost on 10/22/2007 3:11:34 AM
I re-posted my question in that thread. You still haven't responded. Why not? You created the big alphabetical list. You must know what the code does, or you wouldn't include it in the first place, right?
17.Re: how do i convert a MSWMM to WMV, .AVI, .MOV, and .MPG
Posted by PippasGhost on 7/10/2008 4:56:12 PM
Hello, Fnkymnky and welcome to the forums!

Are you on Vista? I think the Vista version is something like "Publish Movie File" or "Publish as..." or something like that. (Microsoft probably thought it was starting to get too easy for people to find the old "Save Movie" option so they changed it for no reason at all just to make it harder to find.)
18.Re: New Timeline
Posted by PippasGhost on 10/23/2008 8:48:49 PM
No timeline? Are they serious? What are they replacing it with? How do they expect us to trim and fine-tune our clips?
19.Re: Split screen video
Posted by PippasGhost on 7/5/2008 7:47:03 AM
Hi Dylan.

You're on XP, aren't you? Try Rehan's Split Video.

Edit: Oops. Rehan got there first!
20.Mixing 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios
Posted by PippasGhost on 3/16/2008 11:25:43 AM
Do you create fanvids or AMVs?
If so, are you using clips ripped from many different sources?
Sick of the problems when mixing widescreen and fullscreen clips?

Don't Worry. You're not alone!

The problem of mixing aspect ratios often gets asked on the forums, but there's never been a simple solution...

UNTIL NOW!!!

Yes! Introducing
21.Re: Mixing 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios
Posted by PippasGhost on 3/18/2008 5:44:54 AM
Oops. I must've got a bit carried away with the fake infomercial style hype. Sorry.
22.Re: Mixing 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios
Posted by PippasGhost on 5/8/2009 4:32:37 AM
Hi Glow.

Sorry about that. Try http://www.4shared.com/file/104090283/6895fded/Aspect_Ratios.html
23.Re: Improved Bluescreen transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 8/11/2009 12:39:40 AM
Hello, Zoey and welcome to the forums!

That's an XP transition, and it won't work with Vista. Sorry. Sad

Rehan's ShaderTFX has got bluescreen for Vista. Hope that helps.
24.Re: Improved Bluescreen transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 10/4/2009 4:51:24 PM
Hello, Cookie Love and welcome to the forums!

Save it to the desktop then copy it to the AddOnTFX folder.
25.Re: Improved Bluescreen transition
Posted by PippasGhost on 5/31/2008 3:52:34 AM
Hi Friend.

Go to C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\ then right-click in the empty space between files, choose New... Folder and name it AddOnTFX
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