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  1. I recently recorded an HD video, Tom Tit Tot Original.mp4, which I've uploaded for the purposes of this thread to Google Drive, here. It is uncompressed so is 3GB. Using Videopad I then removed a few seconds at the start and end of the video, added a title screen and exported it using MPEG compression, producing a 574k HD file, Tom Tit Tot HD.mp4, which I've uploaded to Google Drive here. I've uploaded the project file, Tom Tit Tot.vpj to Google Drive here. If I open Tom Tit Tot HD.mp4 on Google Drive, the preview screen that gets displayed before you click Play looks fine. Howe
  2. Yes, I got that email, and I confirmed that I gave permission, but I'm wondering whether that was rash? Dave
  3. Many thanks, borate - that was the solution! Not at all user friendly, and I don't know how anyone who's not an IT wizard could be expected to work that out on their own, but the product itself works great, it's just the interface that could be a lot more user-friendly. I'll feed back to the developers when I get a bit more time. in the meantime, many thanks for your help. By the way, if I choose the option to save it to Youtube, which involves giving Videopad access to my Google account, is that definitely 100% safe? Dave
  4. Hi again borate I recently got a higher spec laptop and recorded a 12 minute FHD version of the same folktale at 30fps. The mp4 that was produced was 3.2GB which seems ridiculously large for a 12 minute video, even though it is in FHD. I assumed that if I exported it using Videopad the file size would go down dramatically as it did when I exported the previous 720p recording that you looked at earlier in this thread, but it didn't and I don't understand why. The original 3.2GB FHD recording, Tom Tit Tot Original.mp4 is here. I used Videopad to remove a few seconds at the st
  5. Hi borate Sorry it took me so long to reply. All is as you say - many thanks. However, part of the problem was the fact that the estimated file sizes displayed in the export video dialog are so incredibly misleading, as a result of which I didn't select the options I should have selected because I was put off by their incredibly innacurate estimated file sizes. If reasonably accurate estimates can't be made, it would be far better for it not to give estimates at all. Please could this be fed back to the developers? Also, it's not obvious to me (as a layman who doesn't really und
  6. I've just realised that I accidentally posted this in the wrong newsgroup - it's not a Wavepad query, it's a Videopad one. So I've reposted it to here.
  7. I originally posted this by accident in the Wavepad forum, but it is a query about Videopad, not Wavepad. I recorded an 878MB MP4 file called "Tom Tit Tot Original.mp4" (which I have uploaded to Google Docs here). I then opened the mp4 file in Videopad, and in the storyboard pane I deleted the last couple of seconds of the video, saving the project as "Tom Tit Tot.vpj" (which I have uploaded to Google Docs here). I then tried exporting the resulting video as an mp4 - but no matter what settings I selected in the "Export File Settings" dialog, the file size of the resulting vi
  8. I have just selected "Export lossless video" again and this time it exported an 891MB file with the same quality as the original - although in the "Export File Settings" dialog, the "Estimated file size" it displayed was only 49.37MB!! So maybe I misremembered, and when I tried that method before I was put off by the estimated file size that it displayed and therefore didn't actually export it that way in the past after all. So I have a solution to my original problem now, but I still have two outstanding questions: 1) Why is the "Estimated file size" in the "Export File Setti
  9. I recorded an 878MB MP4 file called "Tom Tit Tot Original.mp4" (which I have uploaded to Google Docs here). I then opened it in Videopad, and in the storyboard pane I deleted the last couple of seconds of the video, saving the project as "Tom Tit Tot.vpj" (which I have uploaded to Google Docs here). I then tried exporting the resulting video as an mp4 - but no matter what settings I selected in the "Export File Settings" dialog, the file size of the resulting video was dramatically smaller than the file size of the original video, even though the exported video was less than 2 sec
  10. UPDATE: I've just seen a post in another thread, which suggested that I convert the file to mono by selecting Edit + Convert Channels + Mono. That worked. (I thought at first that it hadn't but then I discovered that the hi-fi system that I was playing it through is faulty!) Dave
  11. I'm surprised no one has yet answered my above question as I have now managed to find the answer for myself in another thread, here. It seems that the Show Different Channels Separately button was only introduced in version 8.42 of WavePad - and as I stated in my original post I had v6.38. So I have now upgraded to the latest version (9.63), but although I now have a Separate Channel Editing button, I can't seen any way to copy the waveform from one channel to the other, which was my only reason for wanting to have Separate Channel Editing functionality. I have somehow made a recor
  12. According to your web page here, I should have a Separate Channel Editing button below the waveform, near the Show Different Channels Separately button - but I don't. I have a Show Different Channels Separately button, but there is no Separate Channel Editing button. How can I get it to appear? I have a paid for licenced copy of Wavepad Masters Edition v6.38. Dave
  13. I've just tried converting the MP4 to a DVD without using a menu and I get exactly the same problem. I've also tried converting the MP4 to an ISO file and then using different burning software to burn the ISO file to the DVD - but again I get exactly the same problem. And yet if I convert the same MP4 file to DVD using a different software package, it plays perfectly on my DVD player. So how can I fix this problem with Express Burn?
  14. PS - I'm posting this reply just so that I can turn on "Notify me of replies" because it was switched off by default and I didn't notice that until I'd clicked the Submit button - and I couldn't see any way to change that setting other than by replying to my own post.
  15. I've just created my first DVD using Express Burn, by selecting Video DVD, clicking Add File, adding a menu and then clicking Burn Video to DVD. The resulting DVD plays okay on my PC's DVD ROM drive, but not on my DVD Player (i.e. not on my standalone DVD player that is attached to my television.) DVDs written with other DVD burning software do play fine on my DVD player. Any idea what could be going wrong? Dave
  16. Hi Borate Just to let you know that I'll do so asap but haven't been able to yet. Dave
  17. Hi Borate Regarding Prism, it doesn't rip protected DVDs, which is perfectly legal if it's for personal use and/or if one has the publisher's permission (which I do have). And as far as I can tell, Handbrake is only available for 64-bit versions of Windows, whereas I have Windows 7, which is 32-bit. In the end I got the original MP4 files from the publisher, from which they had created the DVDs, and I edited those in Videopad - and I can confirm that I was able then to edit them (removing the unwanted sections) without any synching problems resulting. Many thanks for your help with
  18. Further clarification regarding pont 2) a) above; the frame height and width of the PAL DVDs I'm working with is 768 x 576, and a lot of ripping programs seem to want to change it to a different aspect ratio when ripping it, leading to distortion.
  19. Further to point 1) above, I meant to say that the picture is nowhere near as sharp - it looks quite blurry by comparison.
  20. Thanks Borate 1)The file you uploaded works much better in terms of the syncing, but it's nowhere near as sharp as the original video was; and I notice the file size is a lot lower (the original file was 370MB and the one you sent me was only 242MB). Is that an inevitable consequence of reworking it at a constant frame rate? 2) Also, I assume the anomalies you refer to must have been created by the software I used to rip the DVD with - so do NCH sell a good DVD ripping program? Or could you recommend one? I don't have much money but I need one that can (a) rip PAL DVDs and maintain t
  21. Thanks Borate, I've uploaded them in a zip file to dropbox, here.
  22. I am trying to edit out some sections of a 50 minute documentary in Videopad (with permission from the producer), but when I open the MP4 file in Videopad, the video and audio are slightly out of sync - despite the fact that if I play the same MP4 file in any standard media player, the sound and video are in perfect sync. I thought it might just be a problem with Videopad's preview so I tried using the method described here in order to cut out the sections that need to be deleted from the video, and I then exported the resulting project as a new MP4 file. But in that new MP4 file the sou
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