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post #1 of 162 Old 01-28-2007, 09:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Link to Volume 3 thread (now closed):

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=564456


Vol. 4 (200+ slides) are finished. Specs are:

Refreshing Movie Moments: 35 new slides, including films opening this spring and summer, as well as recent releases. New template layout from previous 3 volumes.

James Bond Trivia 2007 Edition: 40 new slides (20 questions & 20 answers). Template updated from previous volume to include current James Bond, Daniel Craig.

Classic Trivia: 100 new slides (50 questions & 50 answers), focusing on--you guessed it--classic films.

Classic Taglines: 25 new slides, focusing on taglines from pre-1970 films. Template redesigned from previous volume.

Link to Flickr page for samples of all categories from Vol. 4 as well as previous volumes here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21643749@N02/sets/

Vol. 3 (170+ slides) specs:

Refreshing Movie Moments: 45 slides
What's My Job?: 30 slides
James Bond Trivia: 40 slides (20Q & 20A)
Star Wars Trivia: 40 slides (20Q & 20A)
Movie Music Maestros: 20 slides
Oscars Vs. Dollars: 15 slides

Vol. 2 (220+ slides) specs are:

Memorable Taglines: 40 slides
Refreshing Movie Moments: 40 slides
Kid's Trivia: 40 slides (20Q & 20A)
Trivia: 100 slides (50 Q & 50a)

Vol. 1 (270+ slides) specs are:

Trivia: 200 slides (100Q & 100A)
Refreshing Movie Moments: 40 slides
Movie Lingo = 20 slides
Coke Count: 10 slides (5Q & 5A)
plus popcorn & Coke, etc.


Now, to the matter I've been thinking about for some time now....

Since I started sharing these slides with other members several years ago, the costs of things like

--blank discs (gone are the days of 50 CD-Rs nearly free after rebates)
--disc cases
--padded bubble mailers (even getting relatively good bulk prices from eBay sellers)
--postage (media and 1st class rates have both increased)
--gas to make the trips to the post office
--and, of course, the % Paypal gets for their service when I recieve a payment

Now, prices on all the above things haven't increased obscenely--except for gas-- but taken as a whole, they do add up. So, after much consideration, I've decided to increase the minimum Paypal to $5.00. That is sufficient to cover the disc, case, mailing padded envelope, postage and Paypal's % cut of the payment. I did not make this decision lightly, as I have enjoyed sharing my efforts with the AVS Forum, and appreciate all the kind words you've posted about them.

If interested, Paypal to: sgood3 (at) comcast (dot) net <--I think you can figure out how to make this a usuable email address.

As always, tips are certainly appreciated, but by no means necessary.

The above amount will work for U.S. and Canada. For anyone across a large body of water, PM me and we'll figure out what it will cost to get a disc to you.

I'm still only sharing these by snail mail on a disc. No downloading option. (My son's a computer science major and thinks this is quaint.) And once you've received a disc, please don't upload them for redistribution elsewhere. I'd like to keep them here in the AVS community.

Finally, purely for space reasons, the Adobe template files will no longer be on the CD-R. Getting the 800+ files on one disc did take a bit of zipping. I just used the zip thingie in Windows XP, so I figure most people will be able to unzip them without problems. If this zipping method presents a problem, let me know when you contact me with your order and we'll think of something else.

PM with questions and please continue using this thread (or the other slides thead, for that matter) to post with suggestions on programs to use for making and using these slides, etc. The previous threads are also a wealth of information on how to make great pre-show intros. The tips and tricks you share with fellow members are what makes this forum a terrific community to participate in, and why I enjoy being here.

Thanks for your continued interest!

Steven

P.S. This is not designed to be a playable disc. It is a data disc with raw jpeg picture files on it.

You are supposed to use your computer and video editing or slideshow creation software to create and author a pre-show slide presentation. Then you burn you completed project to DVD and play that in your DVD player.

There are DVD players that can display jpeg photos from a CD-R. However, the files as burned on the discs I provide are not arranged in a manner that is very entertaining to watch.

Again, this is just a data disc, not a finsihed pre-show presentation.

If you are unsure what steps to take, please read through this thread, as well as the previous two threads regarding Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 (links for which are in the first post of this thread). These three threads are a wealth of information regarding what programs AVS members have used to create slideshows, what background music they've included, programs they use to burn the finished project to DVD, etc.

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Thanks again for doing this. You the man!

Paypal on it's way.

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Paypal sent.

Thx Again!
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Awesome work! Very interested. Question: Are all 4 volumes on the one disk you will be mailing out? My sister is a huge Coca-cola fanatic and would make a wonderful gift for her and their newly started theater.

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Yes, all 4 volumes are on the one CD-R. I think making her a pre-show intro would be a great way to break in your sister's new HT. Good luck!

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Steven, loved the stuff I've gotten from you in the past. This is a no-brainer. Paypal is on its way.
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Thank you Steven!

Your slides rock!

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Alright, this is so cool. Paypal, sending.

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Paypal sent, can't wait to see on the big screen. Thanks for doing this for from one HT enthusiast to another.
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Cant wait to see Vol 4. The previous 3 volumes were great. Paypal sent. Thanks!

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Alright, this is so cool. Paypal, sending.

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Got the Disk, taken a look very good work.

Just a question, what do people think is the best pause time between slides? Watching it on a computer is different then real life.

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Some people display all slides with the same timing; for example, 6 seconds per slide, maing 10 slides per minute.

Others vary the times. For example, longer for trivia question slide, and less time for the answer slide. Since you're only reading the answer, and not re-reading the question, you don't need as long. Slides that are just movie still photos and don't have a lot of text may need less time, too...

I'm in the "each slide displays the same length of time" camp...

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Did I read that correctly? $5.00 for all four volumes? If thats correct, its quite the deal!!!
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Did I read that correctly? $5.00 for all four volumes? If thats correct, its quite the deal!!!

[Ed McMahon] You are correct, sir! [\\Ed McMahon]

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Paypal on its way. Thanks Steven!
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Steven,
I got was going to burn a dvd of Vol. 3 of the coke slides today on my daughters new laptop and it (McAfee) detected a virus on the files. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Wow, that is surprising! I think we're into our 4th year of these slides, and that's the first time anyone has mentioned something like that. I have, however, accidently mailed out a few blank discs, though...whoops.

I'm running Bit Defender on my system, and it is clean according to it...

Please, if anyone has issues, chime in.

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Wow, that is surprising! I think we're into our 4 year of these slides, and that's the first time anyone has mentioned something like that. I have, however, accidently mailed out a few blank discs, though...whoops.

I'm running Bit Defender on my system, and it is clean according to it...

Please, if anyone has issues, chime in.

Steven

I wonder if it has something to do with the vista. I can't think of any reason it would, but that is the only thing I can think of that might be different. Anyway, I Just paypalled... paypaled.... sent the funds for volume 4. Can't wait to see the classic slides.

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I just became aware of this and other related threads.

I assume one uses a PC to load these into a PJ?

Can someone refer me to the proper thread to explain how this is
done?

Thanks
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I just became aware of this and other related threads.

I assume one uses a PC to load these into a PJ?

Can someone refer me to the proper thread to explain how this is
done?

Thanks

no...you would play them on your dvd player or htpc
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Thanks Steven. Paypal sent.

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I just became aware of this and other related threads.

I assume one uses a PC to load these into a PJ?

Can someone refer me to the proper thread to explain how this is
done?

Thanks

At the top of this thread is a link to the previous thread (started at the time Vol. 3 of slides were released)--lots of pages explaining how members use these jpeg slide files to create a pre-show intro (burned to DVD-R or played back from a harddrive in a HTPC). Many suggestions regarding video editing programs and sources for background music to play as slides are displayed...

Happy reading!

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Paypal sent. Thanks for the effort. It has been fun using these.
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Steven,

Got the disk today. I really like the updated look of the new slides. thanks again,

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Paypal sent. Looking foward to this enhancement for my theater.

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