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post #181 of 288
Nope - I took the lazy way out this time and just put in the pics (although I thought about it!). NEXT time, however...
post #182 of 288
PamW

I have also done custom trivia slides for birthday or anniversary parties and custom slide shows full of pictures as part of the pre-show.
post #183 of 288
Has anyone else experienced this using the slides in Theatertek? The slides display fine in any windows application, but when using Theatertek, the reds become blue.

The only way I've been able to make them work is to create a slideshow on a DVD and play that, then they display correctly. I've attached samples below.

Anybody have any ideas???
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post #184 of 288
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Originally Posted by OKCHomeSeller View Post

Has anyone else experienced this using the slides in Theatertek? The slides display fine in any windows application, but when using Theatertek, the reds become blue.

The only way I've been able to make them work is to create a slideshow on a DVD and play that, then they display correctly. I've attached samples below.

Anybody have any ideas???

Well, I'm certainly stumped. I've never heard ot this happening before. I'm not familiar with the Theatertek program. Is there something in the program that handles colors differently, depending on the extension type of picture file it is--jpeg, bmp, tiff, ect?? That's just a stab in the dark...

As for the above-mentioned craftiness--well done!
post #185 of 288
Steven

No Theatertek displays other jpeg's correctly. I don't have a clue what's going on with these.
post #186 of 288
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A strange thing...

A couple of days ago, I was contacted by a member asking where his disc was. I took his information, looked through my Paypal history and found no record of his payment. He then looked though his Paypal history and also found no record of making payment. He has since paid and I've mailed out a disc. Neither of us are sure what happened, and I've never had anything wonky occur with my Paypal account. The member may have just mis-remembered and thought he had paid, but didn't actually get around to it... but we just don't know.

So, really I'm just checking in to see if anyone thinks they've been waiting an unusually long time to receive their disc. If so, let me know. I almost always get discs into the mail within 24 hours of receiving payment. They all ship USPS 1st class, so they shoud arrive a few days later. Other than the info in the Paypal history, I don't keep emails or AVS private messages, so once the disc is in the mail, I don't have address info, ect. on hand. So, if you have a concern, email me your name & mailing address, and I'll do so research...

Steven
post #187 of 288
Received my slides a few days ago and am really enjoying them Thanks Steven... Im looking fwd to your next release....

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Originally Posted by orbitzboy View Post

Techtalker, the professional home theater voiceover intro's can be found at:

http://www.cinemaronline.com/techtalker.html

My video intro was done by these guys:

http://www.digitalforge.com/

It's in 1920 x 1080p / Divx format, which actually makes it look superior to most of the movies we watch :>


I was thinking about writing a "how to" for using pre-movie manager as it's not very intuitive. Especially for adding the voice over's and multiple directories of your coca-cola jpeg's.


I have a similar setup as you. ML/DVDLobby/PMM2
I havent purchased the tech talker package but was wondering if you ever found the time to create that how to document.
post #188 of 288
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Can anyone shed any light on why the member below is having trouble getting the slide files to display correctly? I'm not computer-savvy enough to be of help, and I'm not familiar with the TheaterTek program...


Quote:
Originally Posted by OKCHomeSeller View Post

Has anyone else experienced this using the slides in Theatertek? The slides display fine in any windows application, but when using Theatertek, the reds become blue.

The only way I've been able to make them work is to create a slideshow on a DVD and play that, then they display correctly. I've attached samples below.

Anybody have any ideas???
post #189 of 288
I'm not sure where else to post this, and since most people are using these slides to make an intro, maybe this will help out some people.

I came across a couple of videos that I'm incorporating into my Coke slides. The first one is the Loews "Don't forget to watch the movie" with the Muppets. If anyone knows of a better quality video, please pass it on!

http://www.stfunoob.com/movies/Muppe...ter%20Promo.qt

The second video is a 10min intro from Drive In theaters. I'm guessing from the 50's. All the standard stuff, ads for concession stands, keep your lights off, count down every minute. I burned a DVD and played it on my projection screen. It's a good picture, considering the vintage of the sources.

http://www.archive.org/details/Swamp...CountdownClock

I hope it helps out some people. I'm trying to create a bunch of intros (to be randomly played), some with Coka slides, some from Harry Potter Scene It/James Bond Scene It DVDs, dolby/THX intros, and my custom video intro for my theater.

Enjoy!
post #190 of 288
Just sent paypal payment for your great Coca-Cola jpeg slides.
Thanks, looking forward to these very much.
post #191 of 288
Got my CD this week. Just had a chance to look through it. GREAT JOB Steven! I can see you have spent a lot of time putting this together. Thanks for your work and dedication and for making this available to all of us here.

david
post #192 of 288
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Glad you like them, David!
post #193 of 288
These look amazing! I just sent paypalled you the $$$ for them! I can't wait to try them out at my first outdoor movie showing!!!!
post #194 of 288
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I love the idea of an outdoor movie showing! I wish the suburb I live in didn't have so much light polution. My back yard is a blue-green glow at night from the jumbotron screen across the parkway at the Grand Ole Opry House. It's never truly dark anymore, so my space isn't ideal for firing up a projector and enjoying a movie under the stars. What stars? I can hardly see any stars...

I hope your outdoor viewing is a big hit! Enjoy the slides!
post #195 of 288
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Some recent email I've received has asked if the "turn off cell phones", "quiet please", "dispose of trash" ect. slides are included in Vol. 3. Well, since Vols. 1, 2, & 3 are all included on one CD-R, there are plenty of these slides on the disc. However, I didn't specifically make new slides in these themes for Vol. 3, so they're all in the Vol. 1 & 2 folders. Still 600+ total slides should be more than enough for anyone's project.

Another question--and I don't mind answering emailed questions, especially sometimes answers are buried in all these pages of posts--is if these are indivivual JPEGS. I inferred that they wanted to know if these were ready-made slide shows, or just individual jpeg files. Yes, they're individual files. I only provide the raw materials. You have to use them to make a pre-show with the content, background music and runtime that suits you.

Any other questions, just ask!
post #196 of 288
Got mine a few weeks ago and have them up and running now in an XBMC slide show script. Good stuff! Thanks for the service on these good looking slides!
post #197 of 288
Hey Steven,
This sounds great. Just left a "thanks" at PayPal.
post #198 of 288
Hi,

Apparently I'm a little late to the game in discovering this, but it sounds great Steven. Is anyone here creating video slideshows from the jpegs and can recommend a decent freeware application to do it?
post #199 of 288
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Originally Posted by Naylia View Post

Hi,

Apparently I'm a little late to the game in discovering this, but it sounds great Steven. Is anyone here creating video slideshows from the jpegs and can recommend a decent freeware application to do it?

Windows XP has the Windows Movie Maker program included and it can do the trick. It can export the finished project (with crossfades between slides, and background music, ect.) as a WMV file. If you burn your DVD using Nero, I believe it will transcode the WMV file to MPEG2 DVD-Video compliant file, so that your DVD player can read it. I've used this method and it worked.

I'm sure others who are more tech savvy than I am will chime in with better software suggestions, but for something that's probably already on your PC's hard drive, check out Windows Movie Maker...
post #200 of 288
What kind of software would I need to rip thes vop files so that I cam make a SVCD disk? Yeh I know I have a real old dvd player.
post #201 of 288
It's just a disk full of jpegs...Windows Movie Maker will let you take the ones you want and create a video slide show then make your SVCD from that.
post #202 of 288
Thread Starter 
Everyone who has asked for a disc through 7-9-06... your discs have shipped out.

I hope you enjoy making your pre-show intros with them! Report back here in the thead when you've finished your projects and let us know how they turned out. And if you get stuck along the way, just ask for help. So many AVSers have used these jpegs, there aren't many issues that we haven't heard and offered suggestions to solve.
post #203 of 288
I recieved mine, thanks Steven! Now to find some time for the project
post #204 of 288
Not sure if anyone is interested in displaying these on their HTPC but I've created a simple application that will do just that. Randomly picks from the available images (while keeping trivia question/answer slides together), displays fullscreen with an audio track playing.

I'm using this as part of my HT intro integrated with Meedio and have it set up so that any mouse/key click closes it instantly (so there is no pre-set time it will run for). Pretty simple, but if anyone is interested I can share it.

And thanks again to Steven for his great work -- I have been enjoying these slides for quite some time now.
post #205 of 288
Thread Starter 
WOW! That sounds great! If I was clever enough to use an HTPC, that would certainly do the trick! Nice work, and very kind of you to offer to share it. I'm sure you'll hear from some members about your program.
post #206 of 288
CoolC...

Thanks for sharing! I'd like to incorporate your app into my system. Post your app or download link and we'll give it a try.

Regards,
post #207 of 288
Steve,

I was wondering what font you used for the trivia questions? I did not see it in my Photoshop list. I am attempting to make up some more trivia with the templates. Where could I get the font?

Wayne
post #208 of 288
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Originally Posted by byte02553 View Post

Steve,

I was wondering what font you used for the trivia questions? I did not see it in my Photoshop list. I am attempting to make up some more trivia with the templates. Where could I get the font?

Wayne

Jester Regular is what I used. Note that I used PhotoDeluxe 2.0 to make these slides. Ancient, I know. I actually have Photoshop 7.0, but it's over my head. PhotoDeluxe 2.0 is simple enough that even I can use it.... and it does what I need, but not much more.
post #209 of 288
Ok, here's my first attempt at a basic slideshow app for displaying Steven's slides on my HTPC.

There are two EXE files included here, ConfigureSplash and TheaterSplash.

ConfigureSplash is a simple UI for setting up what folder contains your slides, what audio file to play, and how much of a delay between slides.

TheaterSplash is the main executable that you can set up to run with Meedio, MainLobby, myHTPC or whatever front-end you are using. This is essentially the canvas upon which you can paint your movie trivia nirvana.

So, the basic way to use this is to load up ConfigureSplash, browse for the folder where your slides are stored (it will include subdirectories, so you can have it pick from all of the various Volumes that Steven has come up with if you pick the parent-level folder). Specify a delay in ms for switching slides, and browse for an audio file (currently only WAV file support) to loop into the slideshow. Hit the Save button and close ConfigureSplash.

Now just start TheaterSplash either manually, or as part of your HTPC front-end (I hooked mine into the PlayMEE plug-in for Meedio so that it plays the trivia automatically before the main feature).

If you click a mouse button or hit any key it will immediately close. Otherwise, it loops endlessly, picking random slides from your collection. And yes, it does keep the question and answer slides together.

Please note that this currently is only targeted for 1280x720 resolution. I will be working on an update to allow you to configure the resolution. I'm also hoping to add in MP3 and AC3 file support, and perhaps some basic slide transitions. For now this is just a simple way to get movie trivia going on an HTPC in a random way (without having to tweak DVD authoring software to build a pseudo-random show).

Also, this does require the .NET Framework v2.0, so download that if you don't have it already.

Finally, please PM me if you have questions/comments as I don't intend to hijack this thread. I'm just posting this here because it may be of interest to people who purchase Steven's slides. This application does not include any slides -- you have to provide all of the content yourself. My recommendation....purchase all of the trivia volumes from Steven and support his excellent work.

Hope somebody finds this useful. Steven thanks again for the trivia slides and keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Jason

 

TheaterSplash.zip 11.2431640625k . file
post #210 of 288
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Thanks for the kind words, Jason. I don't see this as a hijack in any way--your efforts complement my slides well. I'm sure many will find your program very useful! Keep posting in here, by all means. Answering questions here can only be helpful.

Steven
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