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Why AspX of 12 and AspY of 10?

Thats what mhe4 said in this earlier post.
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Thanks Jeff - these are same conclusions I was coming to. #2 is out for time being. #1 is doable as can buy a cheapo DVD player just for that function.

With a two DVD player set up I'm guessing using a macro on the remote that switches the two sources at the appropriate time is required and pre-preparation on the Movie DVD to be able to go straight into play mode (i.e. without trailors if required)

Be interested to hear if others have accomplished this.

Cheers,
Mark


I don't have an intro yet, but I am putting the cart before the horse so when I get a horse I'll be hitting the ground running, lol.

I burned a typical Fox intro to dvd. I bought a cheap wal-mart dvd player and played it about 10 times (from a full stop mode/laoding mode). I timed it to see how long it took to start play. I then programed my "play DVD" macro on my remote to play the intro on the cheap dvd player and then switch to my usual dvd player. In the macro I started the intro, started the normal player (to save me from loading time), inserted a huge time delay (exactly the time it took to load and play the intro) before switching inputs on the Denon receiver. I have an RF to IR remote so I dont have to hold the remote at anything the whole time the intro plays, I can just sit it in my lap. Worked pretty darn good. The cheapie way of course until I start using my pc to play movies on the projector.
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Does anyone have the Fox sound file in DTS format? I searched the thread (and net) but couldn't find it. I have the ac3 but need it in DTS if it exists. Or, if anyone knows of a way to convert the ac3 to DTS...

Thanks.
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I've never seen the intro in DTS, myself.
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model is set to PAL... although if you meant PAL widescreen, which now fear you did, you might need to ask for the proper settings here and modify it a bit. I wasn't sure what that was supposed to be.
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model is set to PAL... although if you meant PAL widescreen, which now fear you did, you might need to ask for the proper settings here and modify it a bit. I wasn't sure what that was supposed to be.

Thanks a lot Reaper!
The image is really ok, this evening I'll start to check the settings and I'll try both the 1.37a and 1.42a versions.
Thanks again!
Best regards

Angelo
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First of all, the rendered video plus Fox sound is REALLY cool. It even impressed my wife which is hard to do with my HT hobby. Thanks reaper and everyone else for helping with this.

I do have a question though. I followed Robbo's instructions on Page 58 of this thread to make the video. When I play it back, it does play back widescreen, but it does not fill up the entire 16:9 frame (1.78). It seems to be somewhere between 1.78:1 and 2.35:1. I get black bars on the top and bottom.

Does anyone know how to get rid of those?
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You probably feel like you've done this a million times, but if you can please

top: WELCOME TO THE
middle: LUNETTO
bottom: HOME THEATER
request: still & video if possible

Thanks!
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Reaper - Got the file and works great! Thank you so much for doing this.

Robbo - I really appreciate your instructions on how to add the audio and convert to dvd. I would have had no clue.

Others have mentioned adding fade (or other) techniques to transition from this. I would be really interested in learning how to accomplish this. If anyone can enlighten us computer-challenged people, that would be awesome.

I'd also like to learn how I could transition out of the intro and into a "Enjoy the show" type of screen and then again have a graceful transition out of that leading into the movie.

Is there an easy way to accomplish any of this?

Thanks,

Mark.
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If I could request...

TOP: WELCOME TO THE
MIDDLE: WOJCIECH FAMILY
BOTTOM: HOME THEATER
request: Still and video

djwcaw@yahoo.com

Thanks so much for giving of your time and talent!
derek
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What do you guys use for compression to play it on the HTPC? The original and all the other compression methods skip and stutter on my HTPC, but it plays fine on my normal PC. The HTPC is not as fast as my normal one.

Thanks
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Reaper - Got the file and works great! Thank you so much for doing this.

Robbo - I really appreciate your instructions on how to add the audio and convert to dvd. I would have had no clue.

Others have mentioned adding fade (or other) techniques to transition from this. I would be really interested in learning how to accomplish this. If anyone can enlighten us computer-challenged people, that would be awesome.

I'd also like to learn how I could transition out of the intro and into a "Enjoy the show" type of screen and then again have a graceful transition out of that leading into the movie.

Is there an easy way to accomplish any of this?

Thanks,

Mark.


Mark,

What you are talking about is something you can do with a movie editor, like Roxio or Pinnacle or something. I took the raw AVI from blender and then imported it into the video editor. Added about 3 seconds of black before the animation, and then faded it to black at the end. You could then fade into another still image with your "Enjoy the show" screen as part of the same movie. Once you have the video how you want, export it to a high quality mpeg or something that you can then use with the audio for your DVD.

I have been running the (2) DVD player setup for a while now and it works great. I get the feature movie cued up on the main DVD player, paused at the start of the first chapter- then switch over to the DVD player with the intro. As previously described, I've created a custom macro to dim the lights, play the intro, and then switch inputs to the movie DVD and start playing.

It certainly can be done, it just takes some time and experimentation.
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What do you guys use for compression to play it on the HTPC? The original and all the other compression methods skip and stutter on my HTPC, but it plays fine on my normal PC. The HTPC is not as fast as my normal one.

Thanks

The RAW file is so large that it stutters due to limited I/O. You would want to use a video editor of your choice to output the video (and audio) as something of smaller file size using a video codec (mpeg, wmv, etc).
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Hi Reaper,

I'll have to send you a pic of my room. I couldn't get the exact red that you used
but I think I came out pretty close. Great comments so far from everyone who's
seen my room.

If your still doing request, here is mine.

top: WELCOME TO
middle: LUMPY'S
bottom: HOME THEATER
request: still & video if possible

Lumpy692002@hotmail.com
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AWESOME idea.....would love to get one if you have some time:

TOP: WELCOME TO THE
MIDDLE: CLARK FAMILY
BOTTOM: HOME THEATER
request: Still and video

dave313@gmail.com
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I would to get one also - amazing stuff.....


Top: WELCOME TO THE
Middle: BELL'S
Bottom: HOME THEATER
Request: Still Image & Video

Email: thebroncos@comcast net

Thanks a lot. Awesome work!
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Reaper,

You must be overwhelmed! I'm pretty new to all of this (as you can see...it's my first post) and have been following along on all of the different threads as much as possible....this thing called work just keeps getting in the way! I'm not even sure what I want to call my home theater yet but the possible choices are The Man Cave Theater or Swamp Theater (there's a swamp behind my house)...or something like that. Anyway, I'm going through the Noob to Pro Blender tutorial right now and read the instructions on page 58 of this thread and it looks like the first step is to get the Blender file from you. The pressure you must feel....but hey...stardom has it's cost!

Bottom line is that if you do not have time to create another one then if you could email a Blender file to me I'll try to create it from there....I might even learn something. If you do have the time then let's go with

top: Man
middle: Cave
bottom: Theater

Thanks
Steve
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Wow Reaper! You really are amazing. I hope you aren't over run with requests. If there is a way you can squeeze mine in I would really appreciate it. Also, don't forget to include your paypal account--unless there is something else you need that I may have around here or if there is something I can do to help you out just let me know. Thanks

TOP: PALMER
MIDDLE: FAMILY
BOTTOM: THEATER
request: Still and video

bpalmer1455@yahoo.com
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Phew... PMs are cleaned out... now I need to go back into the thread and find the requests there...
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The RAW file is so large that it stutters due to limited I/O. You would want to use a video editor of your choice to output the video (and audio) as something of smaller file size using a video codec (mpeg, wmv, etc).

What do you guys use? I've tried the ones available in VirtualDub, but all of them except one either doesn't work, or "skips". The one, sometimes freezes, and sometimes doesn't.

Thanks!
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You probably feel like you've done this a million times, but if you can please

top: WELCOME TO THE
middle: LUNETTO
bottom: HOME THEATER
request: still & video if possible

Thanks!

e-mail?

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