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  1. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    I have just tried it on my Windows 10 Notebook and it ran perfectly. So I guess there is sommat wrong with the Laptop ? Not surprising really, it is ancient, about 10 years old, and has suffered many indignities, having been through the mill from Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, to Win 10. It is an old Acer Aspire 5738, with a 32 bit X64 based processor, Intel core 2Duo CPU (T6400) @ 2.0Ghz, with 4Gb RAM (3Gb useable). It seems to do most things well enough, albeit somewhat slowly; I would have thought that it could have handled the video in question, but, obviously not ? Anyway, I will delete the data from one drive, later today, and would be grateful if you would make sure that your copy of the video is not available for public perusal. Thanks for all your help on this issue, I am much enlightened on the capabilities of this programme, and will probably buy it, ….. eventually.
  2. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Cheers, Borate, It looks like my laptop is part of the problem. It ain't man enough, methinks. The version that you made available to me was a bit 'glitchy' in parts, but a lot better than my original efforts. Until I get a better computer, I would have to lower the various rates, sizes, frames and ratios a bit further to achieve a decent finished video. Thanks. for your help. I know what's what now, and I know it's my laptop at fault and nowt to do with the programme. I'll stick with the free version for now and start saving my pocket money towards a new PC of some description. If I upload any finished version of this video to YouTube, I'll send you a link. PS If you know about bedposts and chewing gum, you must be 'middle-aged' at least ??? 😉
  3. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Hmmmmmmmm, ……………….. Oddly enough, I uninstalled the programme, and re-installed the free version from a different source. It is even an older version I think. So I have some more export options, which I did not expect ! 😉 I may have figured out what's going on. Using Moviemaker on XP, when exporting the finished project, Moviemaker automatically selected the best 'export' options for the finalised video. BUT ……. using Videopad, one needs to sort the wheat from the chaff, i.e. I have to select the best/optimum options with regard to:- Bit rate, Display size, Aspect ratio and Frames per second. Selecting the absolute minimal options in each case, the video exported much quicker. Although the quality of the resultant video was not brilliant, and some of the text 'overshot' the screen, (which I can rectify, I think) it worked. Magic ! So now I will just bugger about with these options and see if I can find one that exports a set of video/audio images which are of a sufficiently decent quality to upload to my YouTube Channel. So, Mr. Borate, am I on the right track, or am I talking out of my bottom ? Your opinion (or anyone else's) will be most welcome.
  4. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    I have had a bash at the process outlined. It was a bit of a pain in the backside. I was unsure about the Zip process, I had no idea what OneDrive was, and I couldn't find the clipboard, as you can see I am no Geek. I have managed to create a link, but I will PM it to Mr. Borate, …………… if I can figure out how to do that ? 😉
  5. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Just before I disappear into the setting sun, I will report on my evaluation of Videopad. I finally got the hang of shuffling the various clips and setting the effects and transitions. The completed project ran nicely, and looked just as good as anything that I had previously put together in Windows Movie Maker. Then I exported it as a video file. The process took a long time, when compared with Movie Maker, about 20 minutes. The resultant video was very poor, lots of 'stuttering' during the transitions and effects, and some audio glitches. I tried again exporting into a different format. It was no better, and actually took even longer. Then my "free" period expired and all the export options disappeared. The upshot ? I will not be purchasing it on the off-chance that the purchased version will export satisfactorily. Sad, but there you have it. Now, what programme can I try next ?
  6. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Sorted. Thanks ! 😉
  7. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Got it. I admit to being confused between a clip that is inserted which already has audio content, and an inserted image clip to which one adds an audio track. I think. Time for bed, me brain hurts.
  8. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    That all seems to make sense, chaps, but Unlink is still elusive. I am assuming that if I right click on a video clip and Unlink does not appear in the menu,, then the clip/track is not linked in the first place? This begs the question; how does one link tracks, and what exactly does linking achieve ? Sorry to be a dim wazzok, but getting info from knowledgeable fellows in this forum is a lot easier than spending hours trawling through 'Help", or searching for answers that do not exist !
  9. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    That’s odd, Nat-Solo, (for a minute I thought you were Napoleon Solo from the old TV programme). I use Edge, Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox at various times, it’s only a standard YouTube track, and it plays in all of them? Regardless, I am new to this software and haven’t figured everything out yet. Overlay track? Is that just a second video track or is it something totally separate? If it is just a second video track then I’ll give it a go. Like this? With the audio track locked, place a new clip into the second video track, and then, trim it to an approximate length and then drop into the first video track at the required place, between two existing clips? C-Major, old chap, thanks for the suggestion about Unlink, but I can’t seem to find that option ? All advice suggestions and assistance are most gratefully accepted. I just wish that the old XP version of Moviemaker would run in Windows 10, and that it was still available.
  10. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    Here's hoping, BUT, I need to ponder the purchase issue. To buy or not to buy, that is the question. I may have a shuffti at a couple of other programmes in the meantime. Shotcut, perhaps ?
  11. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    I appreciate that, Borate, but the audio tracks in question will be in lots of separate segments by the time I have done the amount of fiddling and diddling that is usually involved in one of my YouTube productions. I only noticed this issue when suddenly there were glitches in the audio track caused by overlaps that had inadvertently been created. As I said, it would be nice if clips could just be inserted into the video track without affecting the audio track, ………………… is there no way around this? The sort of thing I am creating can be viewed herer, if you are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f-X9MPJqG0 Lots of changes to the video; overlaps and transitions of various types and lengths are used throughout. It takes me just as long to put the video together as it does to make the audio track in the first place. But, it's all good fun, init?
  12. Montezuma

    Problems Inserting Clips ?

    I have just downloaded, and installed, VideoPad Video Editor Free, and I am evaluating it with a view to possible purchase. I have used the old, original version of Windows Moviemaker on my old stand-alone XP desktop PC for many years, but now the PC has finally blown up so I am looking at alternatives to Moviemaker, which will run, on my laptop, in Windows 10. I have installed Videopad on the Windows 10 laptop, and have put together a test video, however I have come across an annoying problem that is, hopefully, due to something I am doing wrong, rather than something within the programme itself. I created one video track and one audio track. In the Timeline mode, I tried to insert a video clip between two existing clips in the video track, the audio track split at the same point, and the split is the same length as the new video track clip. This is annoying. I locked the audio track, and inserted the new clip again. This time the new clip replaced the clip that should have been following it. This is also annoying as it means that all the subsequent clips must be moved along the Timeline, a gap created, and the new clip inserted into the gap. If I try the same thing in Storyboard mode; with the audio track unlocked the gap appears again, and if I lock the audio track then inserting the video clip just creates a second video track on which the inserted clip appears. This is also annoying. I appreciate that there are ways around this issue, but it would be nice if a clip could be inserted into a sequence, and all the existing clips just moved along the Timeline without cutting the audio track. Why is this an issue, for me, you may ask? I am trying to synchronise various image changes with certain points in the audio track, so suddenly having a gap in the audio track is a pain! Is this the way it is supposed to work or am I doing something wrong? Any advice would be welcome. I have scanned this forum, and can find no mention of this issue; I can not ask for tech help, as that is only available after payment is made, and if this is the way that the programme is meant to work then I probably won’t be purchasing it.
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