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  1. I tried that. Whenever I load the video files into the project, it still just goes up to 100 degrees C.
  2. Yeah well ... I'm not using a water-cooled PC. If I need something as advanced as a water-cooled PC just to run this app without melting my PC, then that seems like it should be included in the minimum system requirements to use this app. I don't even have a clue what you just said. I already told you: If the problem wasn't VP, how come VP is the only app that gets my CPU this hot?
  3. I've applied new thermal paste. According to CoreTemp, my CPU, when idle, only has a temperature of 47-52 degrees Celsius. Even when I'm playing a game (the most hardware-intensive thing I do), my CPU temperature rarely surpasses 55 degrees Celsius. For the record, I just played Ghostrunner - the most hardware intensive game I currently have - while monitoring my CPU temperature, and it only ever went up to 55 degrees once and it never went beyond that. But whenever I load some clips into Videopad so I can chop them up and make a new video out of it, that causes my CPU temperature to go up to an absolutely scorching 95-105 degrees Celsius! I don't even have to actually do anything with VideoPad. Just by having the clips be in the project, VideoPad is heating my CPU up to borderline-meltdown levels! VideoPad is literally the only app that does this. This is the one common denominator, and the difference between it and my second-most-intensive app (the game Ghostrunner) is absolutely massive. So how do I fix this? Because at this point, VideoPad isn't just slow as molasses, like I complained about in my last thread. At this point, it's literally dangerous for me to use it!
  4. For what it's worth, when I finally get around to exporting, that tends to go about as fast as it usually does. Exporting at 1280x720 @30fps typically exports at a 1-to-1 speed (that is to say ... it typically takes 1 second in real time to export 1 second of video with those settings). Then again, the exporting phase is already the phase that I'm least involved in. Once a video is exporting, there's literally nothing I can do except wait for it to finish. It's everything else - the adding of transitions and effects, the trimming out of unnecessary clips, the settings in the export wizard - those are the things that take forever to finally do the things I tell it to do.
  5. https://i.postimg.cc/pT18M9YG/A.png
  6. If it wasn't a videopad issue, I'd be having this problem with apps other than videopad
  7. Apparently, you didn't read the OP. I already tried a fresh copy of version 10.16 to no avail. Besides, why would a "fresh" copy of this app make a difference? I thought that was the primary advantage that digital media has over analog; the former doesn't deteriorate.
  8. You want to send me another PC?! I'll happily test it on that! Just make sure to provide return shipping if you want the PC back! Then how come I'm not having this problem (at least not at this scale) with any other app? My Videopad cache folder is already empty.
  9. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 32GB DDR4 RAM 119GB free space on 😄 So I'm good on hardware.
  10. I'm currently using version 7.03, but I did try the demo of version 10.16, and honestly, I think the newest version just made things worse. This app is slow as molasses. I used to be able to edit videos rather smoothly. When I was exporting all sequences, I could just hover my mouse over the "create" icon in the export wizard, and then just spam the left mouse button, because the export wizard for each sequence came up so quickly that literally left clicking as fast as possible was a viable option. The actual editing process was nice and smooth, and I never felt like there was any kind of significant delay between my input and what happened on screen. But then, things changed for some reason. The simplest task would often bog the app down. Now, about 75% of my time spent on this app isn't even actually editing, but just waiting for the app to actually do the things I tell it to do. I press Alt+V on a video clip. Then I wait ten seconds for the effects menu to pop up. I press CTRL+SHIFT+V to bring the video clip down to the timeline. About five seconds later, the clip is actually in the timeline. I considered the possibility that my Windows 10 might have received some updates that version 7.03 was ill-equipped to handle, and that might be what was causing the slowdown. So on a hunch, I decided to try the demo for version 10.16. My performance went from slow to practically nonexistent. If my performance with v7.03 was a snail's pace, my performance with v10.16 is a tectonic plate! Now, instead of 5-10 seconds in between input and response, it's about 2-3 minutes! Why is this app performing like complete trash?!
  11. If I'm exporting a 4:3 aspect ratio into a 16:9 aspect ratio, it will usually just show a pair of 2:9 black columns on either side, like this: https://i.postimg.cc/W4KhPK94/1.png The red zone is the area where the actual video shows up. However, sometimes I want to just export in 4:3. So ideally, it should look like this: https://i.postimg.cc/qR3gBLYx/2.png Sometimes, Videopad exports like that. But sometimes, for no discernable reason, it will (A) add the 2:9 black columns onto the sides, (B) export the subsequent 16:9 aspect ratio video in a 4:3 aspect ratio in letterbox format! So the resulting export looks like this: https://i.postimg.cc/ZnznWNzt/3.png Again, the red section is the section where the actual video can be found. Now, if I were taking a video clip that was already 16:9 to begin with, and I wanted to export that clip in 4:3, then it should probably be in letterbox format, like so: https://i.postimg.cc/CKZxJ7Fp/3.png That at least makes sense. However, sometimes, even that's not what I'm trying to do. Sometimes, I really am just trying to crop out the two sides of the video. How do I get VideoPad to consistently export in just 4:3 with no black area on any of the four sides?
  12. I just started an entirely new project with new files, and this was after I updated the Nvidia drivers. I'm having the same problem as before. I shouldn't have to upgrade Video Pad itself, because i wasn't having this problem until very recently. I just want to get my performance back to the way it was before. So do you have any other ideas that don't involve upgrading?
  13. I've already long since adopted the practice of doing that. I break the entire project into sequences. Then I use the "export all sequences" feature to export all of them before dropping each of those sequences into one clip. So as you may have guessed, that isn't helping right now.
  14. I don't know what that means. The final version of the video is estimated to be in the ballpark of 40 minutes. The highest resolution source file is a 1920x1080, 60fps video in MP4 format. Oh, I already tried clearing the cache. it said there were no cache files to clear. I already have it set up to warn me if it drops below 1,000MB. I haven't gotten such a message yet. No, my current version is the one I use because it was the last one to come out before my 6-month period was over. The first version I had under this license key was 6.32.
  15. I'm currently using Version 7.03. My six months worth of upgrades have long since expired, so I can't upgrade again without paying more money than I can afford to pay right now. However, this is a problem that has only recently started to occur, and I've been on Version 7.03 for a long time now. So I hope you can still assist me. Whenever I insert audio into a sequence and then attempt to play that audio, VideoPad will sometimes soft-lock. What that means is that I will hear the audio play. However, the red marker in the timeline never moves, the triangle icon beneath the preview window never switches to a double bar/pause icon, and the software stops responding to literally input I give it. It doesn't even highlight a file when I hover my mouse over it, let alone do anything when I click on it. The sequence audio will still play (which is why I call it a soft lock instead of a hard lock), but can't stop it from playing. When I reach the end of the sequence, the audio will stop, but the software still doesn't respond to anything. The only way I have found to get out of this softlock is to go into my task manager and end the process. The process isn't even listed as "not responding" in the task manger. For what it's worth, I originally used VideoPad on Windows 7, but kept the v7.03 installation executable and used it after I upgraded to Windows 10, and then used my existing license key for that. However, I've already told this software to run in compatibility mode for Windows 7, and I didn't notice any improvement. I even tried reinstalling the app from my control panel. That doesn't seem to have done anything. Does anyone have any idea what's causing this, and how I can get out of it?
  16. Wait ... where do the terms of service say that? When I installed the software in the first instance, it didn't say anything about a duration. EDIT: See, right here: It says "Lifetime License:" https://secure.nch.com.au/cgi-bin/register.exe?software=videopad
  17. Downloading that version cost me my license! This was only for the non-commercial use! Now I have to pay for a new license!
  18. When the project is currently exporting, I can understand it taking up 100% of my processor. But as of Version 7.05, VideoPad takes up 100% of my processor even when it's idle. I don't even have to actually be making any edits! I can simply switch to firefox to check something, and my pointer on-screen is slow to respond to my mouse movements! Upon switching to my task manager, I find that the problem is that my processor is maxed out at 100%! I have an AMD FX-8350, the most powerful processor my motherboard can take! So I am not short on CPU horsepower. This is just unacceptable. Please tell me you have plans to fix this!
  19. I just upgraded to version 7.05. However, there's a big problem with this version that I've noticed almost immediately: When I take a snapshot of an image that already some transparency to it (e.g. by me applying a green screen effect), the transparency does not carry over to the snapshot. Instead, the background where the transparency is supposed to be is instead just black. If we want the background to be black, we can simply place a black blank rectangle behind the transparent image! Taking this feature out doesn't add anything, but it does make image & thumbnail creation more complicated. Please put that feature back in the next version! Or at the very least, give me an option in the settings to keep the transparency in a snapshot! EDIT: I'm also not a fan of the fact that, when I press Ctrl+T to add some text to the clip, it automatically has the words "title text" entered into it. I'm just going to replace that text with something else anyway, so all that does is add a superfluous step where I have to delete the default text before I can begin typing the message I want. The old system of it simply being blank by default worked perfectly.
  20. You're accusing me of lying to you? You shouldn't need my specific file. I get this problem with any file that has multiple audio tracks.
  21. When I record raw footage using OBS studio, I usually record my headphones and microphone on separate audio tracks so I can edit them independently. I'm currently using version 7.03 of NCH VideoPad, and when I load a raw recording into a project, it automatically detects when it's a multiple audio track file and asks which audio track I want to load into the project. However, no matter which track I select, it always loads track 1 into the project. Reverting to version 6.32 fixes this problem.
  22. I'm using version 6.30 right now. I reverted back to that version after I encountered a bug in Version 6.32 that I wasn't able to get help with on this board. The option to export all sequences is greyed out. I can't select it. https://i.postimg.cc/sDF2pL9S/NCH-Troubleshooting-1.png Any suggestions?
  23. I noticed that VideoPad has a compression audio effect. https://i.postimg.cc/qvcqC1D5/Compressor.png Can you just teach me how to get the effect I want using that instead? How do I set the maximum decibel level, and how so I set the minimum decibel level?
  24. I'm not seeing any option for a compression effect. https://i.postimg.cc/tTgrjmsV/WaveOad.png Where is it?
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