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  1. I think I may have identified the root cause of some of the problems that I have encountered, at least in part. It would appear that I am running a 32-bit version of win10 on a laptop that is capable of running the 64-bit version. Quite how this happened I do not know? I guess I must have ticked the wrong box somewhere along the line. I am informed that this can be rectified BUT it seems to be a complex process so I shall not bother to try it. This issue seems to effect some of the videos that I upload to YouTube, and may go some way to explaining why I have to lower the Youtube quality
  2. It must be something to do with the Laptop and PC having some sort of incompatibility issue with regard to specific image files. Maybe related to 32 or 64 bit or X64 or X86, although I wouldn't have a clue as to quite why ?? Maybe it's just gremlins lurking in my small household network. Hub, PC, Laptop, Notebook and Printer. I can live with the issue. Thanks for your help.
  3. With ref to the PM, I am struggling with the One Drive/Share process. I am told that the file is copied to clipboard, I can not find the clipboard, but I seem to have sent the existing zipped file to everyone in my address book. I am now going to give up on this. I will just live with this issue. Thanks for your help.
  4. I have uploaded the zipped file to Onedrive and sent the location to you via the PM option. I await your investigative report, with a degree of trepidation ? 😕
  5. Hmmm, I do not wish to appear as inept as I probably am, BUT, how would I do that ? 😕 The "Save Portable Project As" package in question is pretty much the same as the one that I sent to you several days ago, when I had queries about poor export quality. All the images are the same, the only tweaks have been in the transitions, timings and durations, relative to the audio track, so maybe you could take a look at those images, if you still have them; BUT, ………… It could all be a waste of your time, as you said that the whole thing worked fine. If that is the case then t
  6. Not really a problem; just rather odd ? Having more or less finalised the project, I used the "Save Portable Project As" option and then transferred the resultant folder on to another PC. When I opened the folder on the 'other PC' and and tried to run the project file, about 30% of the files failed to load ? Odd, because they were all .jpg files, of similar size, and all loaded and ran in the original location on the laptop upon which the project had been created. After much fiddling and diddling (a PC technical term) I discovered that if, in the new location, I opened eac
  7. What Ho, Rufford old chap ! I somehow managed to download version 6.29, which lasted 14 days as a freebie. I have just exported a fair sized video, which I intend to stick on my YouTube Channel. It is 1920 x 1080 (1080HD) - .avi - 29.97 fps - 99.9Mbs - and it runs for just under 4 minutes. It included over 70 clips, multiple effects and a load of transitions. I was in the middle of compiling it, using Windows MovieMaker, on my old XP machine, when it became somewhat unstable, (old age, I guess) so I saved the images onto my laptop which is running windows 10, and started afres
  8. Thanks for that chaps. I have had a closer look at what is going on here and can confirm that it is as Nat stated. If the clip is moved then the "X" effect at the end of the clip is lost, but the 'f' and 'FX' at the beginning of the clip remain. I am using Version 6.29 Free. maybe that has something to do with it ?
  9. I noticed some odd happenings as I edited the video that I am currently putting together. I have had a swift look around the forum but can find no mention of the topic.. I have one audio track which is locked, and two video tracks neither of which is locked. The primary video track contains image clips (all originally jpg files of a standard size – 890 x 500, or thereabouts) and the secondary video track just contains text clips which I have introduced via the Text or Title options. In some cases these text clips are cross faded, and where this is the case there is no pr
  10. 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 ?
  11. 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 so
  12. 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, Aspec
  13. 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 ? ?
  14. 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 d
  15. 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.
  16. 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 !
  17. 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
  18. 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 ?
  19. 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.
  20. 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 pro
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