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1.Re: getting files off homemade DVD's into Movie Maker
Posted by gjbilik on 8/20/2008 4:24:40 PM
If I remember correctly when you insert your DVD into the PC select "Open A Folder To View Files". On the DVD there should be a couple of folders, TS_Video and TS_Audio or something like that. Your video files should be in the video folder. You may have to change your folder settings to view hidden files. Sometimes the audio is part of the video and other times it's not. Your Audio files if not included with the Vdieo will be in the audio folder.

You will have to ...
2.Re: getting files off homemade DVD's into Movie Maker
Posted by gjbilik on 8/20/2008 4:40:08 PM
One way you can do itis open Your Computer and click on the drive where you inserted the DVD. I forget how to change the option so a DVD doesn't automatically open with Media Player of some other program. You may be able to right click on the DVD drive and see if there are open with options and change it to open a folder.

3.Re: Photo Story, Audio, and Powerpoint
Posted by gjbilik on 8/17/2008 10:11:19 AM
Unfortunately PS3 only allows you to import images as images. You should be able to add whatever music you want to the slide images the same way you add it to the photographs. While I agree 300 pictures is quite a few, it's because I find that many pictures is hard to manage in PS3. I like to break those long PS3 movies into sections and then combine them using Movie Maker.

As for fading the music, if for example you have two pictures, duration 15 seconds each and you want ...
4.Re: Photo Story, Audio, and Powerpoint
Posted by gjbilik on 8/18/2008 9:47:46 AM
If you're using Windows Media Player to rip the songs the is an option in the Rip menu for the output format. I know you can output MP3 from there.

As for animation, you may want to check out Rendersoft VRML editor, http://pachome2.pacific.net.sg/~jupboo/, It can take a little while to figure it out but once you do you'll be able to create some pretty cool things. However, if you use rendersoft you'll have to use Movie Maker to combine your files since Photo Story only ...
5.Re: Windows Movie Maker audio problem
Posted by gjbilik on 7/23/2008 7:32:57 AM
Does your audio file play in Windows Media Player without the video? Check Tools > Audio Levels just to be sure your not only using audio from the video.

6.Re: Windows Movie Maker audio problem
Posted by gjbilik on 7/28/2008 8:58:46 AM
I'm glad everything worked out.
7.Re: Photo Story 3 - Time each photo is displayed.
Posted by gjbilik on 8/13/2008 10:36:14 AM
TweakPS is a utility developed by Mark Coffman which will do what you want. Here is the link to download it:

http://www.windowsphotostory.com/tweakps/

It's very easy to use.

8.Re: More than one photostory on DVD?
Posted by gjbilik on 4/30/2008 10:05:29 AM
I'm not so sure about the Sonic plug-in, but I know you can do what you want with Nero burn software.

Greg
9.Re: MM showing "not responding"
Posted by gjbilik on 8/20/2008 3:48:46 PM
I don't think the amount of imported media should be a problem. Movie Maker just keeps a pointer to the original file on your disk in its database file. Slow, I can't answwer that one except try running only movie maker and not a lot of other applications at the same time. Speed should be a result of processor power and RAM and not the application. You may want to convert your video files to WMV. I'm pretty sure Vista already has Windows Media Encoder installed which should do the trick. ...
10.Re: text and effects
Posted by gjbilik on 7/21/2008 11:33:52 AM
If you paste the XML code into Notepad and then save as and type the full file name, name.xml everything should work fine.
11.Re: * A PS3 Newbie's Experience. . . the good, and the not-so good. *
Posted by gjbilik on 7/29/2008 12:08:09 PM
Hi there,

Glad you find Photo Story so much fun. As for your first problem as long as you downloaded the PapaJohn profiles into the C:\Program Files\Photo Story 3 For Windows\Profiles\1033 folder they should show up. It sounds like you've already done this, but you may have to restart Photo Story after downloading the files for them to show up. Other than that they should be there.

I don't use the Sonic plug-in so I can't be any help there. Can you just ...
12.Re: * A PS3 Newbie's Experience. . . the good, and the not-so good. *
Posted by gjbilik on 8/9/2008 2:58:33 PM
You're welcome. I hear the latest Indiana Jones movie with Mr. Ford is a bit of a bust. At least that's what a couple of friends of mine told me. I'll wait for HBO or the DVD to rent it.

13.Re: * A PS3 Newbie's Experience. . . the good, and the not-so good. *
Posted by gjbilik on 8/7/2008 8:20:04 PM
You're welcome. Good luck.

14.Re: * A PS3 Newbie's Experience. . . the good, and the not-so good. *
Posted by gjbilik on 8/9/2008 6:31:57 AM
As for the plug-in, I apologize, but I can't help you there, I only use Nero to burn. When you start Photo Story and click on edit a project it should take you to the folder where you last saved, which theoretically should be the project file you're talking about. At least that's the theory. PS3 has a registry entry where it saves the last saved path. If that doesn't work you may want to begin a new project import one picture and then select save project, that also should go to the last ...
15.Re: Trim End, trimmed portion still shows in published movie
Posted by gjbilik on 8/23/2008 10:23:51 AM
It really doesn't make any sense. You may try to convert your original clip to a different format, DV-AVI or WMV. I believe Vista already has Wondows Media Encoder installed, otherwise it's free from Microsoft. I have seen some posts on these boards talking about MM supporting mpeg files but not always correctly.

I'm sure you're going crazy with this, I would be.

16.Re: Trim End, trimmed portion still shows in published movie
Posted by gjbilik on 8/21/2008 12:57:28 PM
I ran a little experiment on my XP machine. I trimmed a video clip and made a movie and it worked fine. The new movie only lasted as long as I expected. As for the gray area, I believe that will always be there. It appeared on my version as well after trimming. My guess is that is how movie maker lets you know how much is hidden.

What I would do is instead of trimming the clip, split it and delete the end portion and then add the image at the end and see what happens. I ...
17.Re: Trim End, trimmed portion still shows in published movie
Posted by gjbilik on 8/20/2008 2:40:27 PM
I don't know if this will work. But, you may want to split your clip and delete the last 45 seconds you don't want. Then save your Movie Maker project and exit Movie Maker and then restart it and open your saved project. Now try to publish and see what happens.

I'm pretty sure Movie Maker works the same way in Vista and XP as far as how it keeps track of things. When you import a clip MM just makes a note of the location of the clip on the computer. Then you perform your ...
18.Re: Music and audio - Same Question, more help required
Posted by gjbilik on 8/10/2008 7:44:46 AM
I think I see what you're talking about. Yes the Audio/music slider in Tools > Audio Levels affects the entire timeline. What you need to do is split your video clip at the beginning and the end of the Audio/Music clip you are adding. Then expand the video timeline so you can see the Audio portion of the video timeline. now, right click on the audio from the video you have split and check mute. That will silence the audio from the video for that recently cut clip only and not the entire ...
19.Re: Music and audio - Same Question, more help required
Posted by gjbilik on 8/11/2008 9:49:14 AM
You're welcome.
20.Re: Importing images, what size?
Posted by gjbilik on 8/20/2008 2:44:34 PM
Here's a link which may help:

http://www.papajohn.org/Newsletters/131-High-DefStory.html

It's link in the Photo Story 3 section of the website. This may give you a little insight into sizing.

21.Re: Importing images, what size?
Posted by gjbilik on 8/19/2008 11:10:19 AM
I don't remember the exact number, but check out www.papajohn.org. On one of his pages he has the conversion numbers.

22.Re: Need more prayers and good thoughts our way.
Posted by gjbilik on 8/21/2008 1:14:24 PM
You're both in my thoughts and prayers also. Keep fighting.

23.Re: Trim clip at it's END ?
Posted by gjbilik on 8/21/2008 1:05:24 PM
If you're only bbringing seconds 40 to 50 to the timeline, that is all you will ever get. You will have to bring 50 to 60 to the timeline to use it. If you're bringing your whole 100 second clip to the timeline and setting the trim start point at 40 and the end point at 50, in order to change the end point, as I understand it I've never really used Trim, you would have to drag your trim end point to the 60 second time point. In the help file under trim there is a picture showing the trim ...
24.Re: Trim clip at it's END ?
Posted by gjbilik on 8/21/2008 2:25:35 PM
I only said that because Movie Maker can split an original clip into multiple clips and I don't know how you imported your 100 second clip. If you have the full 100 seconds on the timeline and set the start trim point at 40 and the end trim point at 50 and you want to change the end trim point to 60. Just select the clip and click at the right end and drag it to 60.

25.Re: Trim clip at it's END ?
Posted by gjbilik on 8/21/2008 2:37:49 PM
I just tried it and it worked fine. I had a clip on the timeline and set an end trim point about two minutes or so from the end. I then added another clip at the end trim point. Then I clicked on the trimmed clip went to the right end, the trim point, and when I moused over it said click and drag to move trim point, or something like that. So I moved it out about 20 seconds and the end point changed and the second clip I added moved with it.

I don't see whay it won't work ...
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