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Old August 15th, 2005, 04:12 PM   #1
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I am using video for the menu background. So far I have two menus each with a different video background. One plays the video then stays frozen on the last frame. The other plays video then goes black. I don't see any difference in how they are set up but I would be happy if the one that goes black would freeze on the last frame as well.


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What about the audio? If the audio length exceeds the video length, it will go black from the last frame of video through the end of the audio. Could that be the culprit?
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Old August 15th, 2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Ed. None of the clips have audio tracks. They are .mpg file, not .avi, if that says anything. I can make them loop but that would get old fast I feel. I am trying to grab their eye briefly.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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Are the two video backgrounds of equal length?

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Old August 15th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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If you're using it for a menu background, I strongly recommend that you use an AVI instead.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 08:08 PM   #6
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Not sure it will help, but I'm pretty sure you can set the in and out points on video in DVDA to be different than the clip length. Maybe if you pull back the out point a couple of frames?
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Old August 16th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #7
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OK, it was the length of the audio track that was causing the problem. When I inserted the video I didn't also insert an audio track but somehow there was an .jpg file listed in the audio track.

So I corrected the problem...until I tried to add a soundtrack to the menus. Now the audio exceeds the video. Is there no way around this? I suppose I can take the video and take a picture of the last frame and stretch that the length of the audio to make it work?
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Yes, both the audio and video MUST be the same length or you either get a black screen or silence while the other continues to play out. The other option is to shorten the loop time but then the longer event will suddenly stop to repeat.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #9
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Thanks all for the help. I got it working by stretching the last frame of a video clip the remaining length of the audio clip. Kind of a waste of resources but it is now doing what I wanted it to do.
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