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mini tutorial of how to display a movie

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    i was asked about making a movie and having it show up on your matrix or megatree. here is a mini tutorial of how to do that. https://vimeo.com/103161925
     
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    Sean, thanks for the video. I just followed the instructions and it makes something that I'm sure was difficult to develop very quick and easy for the end user to use. Now I just need to increase the resolution of my matrix.

    Thanks again.
     
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    HI sean, great job on the video. Followed instructions and got all the files formed up via ffmpeg. However when I goto play the video on my matrix 20 x 75 (video converted to 50 x 20) , I get the first frame and nothing else happens, Tried it on a bigger matrix to see if mine was too small but got same result. Gif will move left , right etc but refuses to play??? Could it be my computer (as its only dual core 2.7 ghz and 4 meg of ram, win 7 64 bit), this may help?? also using version 3.4.5 xl/nc.

    cheers Boof63
     
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    The file to active the movie must be in the form "yourfile-1.jpg" or "yourfile-1.gif" or "yourfile-1.png".


    If you display any other frame besides the "*-1", it will just treat it as a picture. if you use the magic display the first "-1" picture, it will start flipping through the frames.
    What was the name of the file you were using?
     
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    it is a frozen clip, approx. 2 minutes (the "I like summer bit") and around 80 meg all up. file started at first frame ( frozen_small-1.jpeg). just realised as I wrote this that your video had JPG and not JPEG, went back and converted and yes it now works!! TA DA, DOH!!!
    thanks Sean

    Cheers Boof63 :-[ :-[ :-[
     

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