panorama software,virtual tour software
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2006-08-29
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presentation freezes on stills

does anyone know why slide shows might stop on still photos. I've tried changing the resolution with no success.
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2006-08-31
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Perhaps additional information will help?

I have found this to be an intermitant problem. After banging my head for three hours trying to figure out why the slide show freezes on still photos, I then came back the next day and it worked fine. So I restarted the computer today when the same problem occured on the same slide show and it did not resolve the problem.

A list of possible reason for me to investigate might be very helpfull.

I have now tried different file formats, different resoltions, changing auto play settings in tour weaver and restarting the computer.
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2006-09-01
#3

If you really want an answer to your problem we will need to see the tour and the files that go into it. Otherwise it is just speculation.

Regards, Smooth


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2006-09-01
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Ah... O.K.
Maybe I'll up load it and send you the URL. I haven't actually uploaded any yet at all. I'm a little nervous afraid it's not going to perform to expectations... the software seems buggy and inconsistent so far. I'm building my first extensive tour other than messing around with it prior. It seems like the software starts having the problems with the bigger tours.

It seems to me that it might be a problem with the way Tour Weaver deals with RAM the next thing I try is going to be changing the resolution on all of the stills even the ones it hasn't gotten to yet because it crashe before getting to them.
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2006-09-02
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It is known and widely explained that images should be kept under 500kb each and that there seems to be around a 32MB limit in total tour size.

I would suggest you start with small tours at first and learn the program and it's limitations before trying to build the monster tours.

No one here is expecting a masterpiece from your first offerings. If you make your sample available then I will take a look for you.

Regards, Smooth


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2006-09-07
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Reducing file size of the pics fixed the crashing problem. Thanks : )

Now to fix jittering problem perhaps related to viewing window size? Well see shortly. Its currently set at 453 x 311.
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2006-09-06
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The 32 meg limit tip may be helpfull. Thank you... I would post a URL but I don't know how to publish... I get an error message saying I need to select a valid movie.

The 32 meg limit seems rather small. That's for the entire tour???
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2006-09-06
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this tour CLICKY has 48 360 & flat images & is less than 4mg with everything including gui.

How big is the tour your are producing and wht size viewer / images etc are you using?
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2006-09-14
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jittering tends to result from having to large a pano. I've found that I tend to keep my images to 1600x800 max after that some cpus/grafic cards have probs. I also seem to recall something about having an image that can be divided through 8 which results in a figure without a decimal point eg 1504 x 752 instead of 1500 x 750. I can't remeber why nore am i techi enough to work it out. However I have no jitter since I keep to this and try and avoid pano file sizes much above 200 kb.
If I only had an hour to chop down a tree... I'd spend 45 mins sharpening the axe.
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2006-09-19
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Interesting. Thanks.