DELETE THIS POST it is Obsolete My Dream Preview ??

Not Uploading right

By on May 17, 2011 9:18:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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I just Uploaded my 1st Dream all went good except 2 things 

can't upload a .swf for the Video Preview. and 

the image Preview is not suppose to look the way it is showing.

it's all dark and it does not look this way.

I put the image in a comment on my Dream and that is what it looks like.

I tried 3 to 4 times at uploading the preview Image and each time it is Dark...

 

Lucky Strike 1.0

 

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/bugvq.jpg/][/URL]

Uploaded with [URL=http://imageshack.us]ImageShack.us[/URL]

 

 

 

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May 17, 2011 10:13:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You can always try emailing or PMing carguy or amit and ask them, I'am sure they would give you a hand.

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May 17, 2011 11:10:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WOM,
You can always try emailing or PMing carguy or amit and ask them, I'am sure they would give you a hand.

 

are you referring to this Post here or to the dream ?

 

cause I don't see how they can fix the preview Image only someone like you can, a Moderator.

 

as for the dream not going all the way across the desktop I will have to..see if one of them will help.. as it should cause the Images I used all were 2500x2000.png's

and the Video is 1920x1080.dream.

 

thanks for the info ...

 

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May 17, 2011 6:49:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The Preview picture needs to be a jpg and at largest, 1920 x 1080 at less than 2mb 

The preview swf should be less than 1.5 mb and I've had the best luck with them being less than 1mb.

I will be more than happy assisting with the dream itself. PM me and we can work out the details.

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May 17, 2011 7:08:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I downloaded the dream. The problem is your original images are 5:4 aspect ratio and you are creating a 16.9 aspect ratio dream out of them. The program you used pillar boxed the video to compensate.

I could load the images into after effects, crop the top and bottom and output a 16.9 dream and keep your image aspect ratio.

To do this you will need to zip your images into one file and upload it somewhere and PM me a link. I'll create you a mpeg and send it back to you.

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May 17, 2011 11:33:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

@ CarGuy1

Sorry it took so long to reply I shampooed My carpets then fell asleep. 

how would I change the aspect ratio of  5:4 in Photoshop to 16:9 as that is where I made it.

 

Quoting CarGuy1,
The program you used pillar boxed the video to compensate.

I did't use that program here is what I did use

Photoshop the make all the Images.png's

then used (Windows Live Movie Maker) to make them into a video  .WMV

then used (mediAvatar HD Video Converter) to convert .wmv to .meg don't remember if it was 2 or 4  then converted the .meg to .swf it was at 5MB to have the video Preview and it was bigger then the .Dream. 

 

Quoting CarGuy1,
I could load the images into after effects, crop the top and bottom and output a 16.9 dream and keep your image aspect ratio.

To do this you will need to zip your images into one file and upload it somewhere and PM me a link. I'll create you a mpeg and send it back to you.

so when I make a wallpaper how do I know if it will be 16:9 aspect ratio as I thought the images being a 2500x2000 would be good but I was wrong..

that will be cool I can even E-mail them to you or put them up on my Skydrive (an MSN account) but either way I will have to split them for Skydrive it can only be 50MB each the total size is 251MBE-Mail is even smaller like 10 or 20MB

 

I will send you a PM when I get them up on Skydrive with a link I don't think you have to have an MSN account

 

thanks for your help.... oh I will be changing the preview Image soon to jpg

 

 

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May 17, 2011 11:45:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just tried to redo the Preview Image .. I getting an error 

 

(Sorry, There was an error processing your request.)

will have to try later...

 

it's a .jpg at 420KB 1920x1080

 

EDIT

Cool I guess it went through

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May 18, 2011 2:25:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I just Updated my .Dream to Lucky Strike 1.1 but kept the Lucky Strike 1.0 name

to fix the loop and the preview image as to the WC moderator 

but still unable to upload the .swf file for the Video Preview

I got it down to a good size 268 KB

when I try to up it the submit button just stays at (Please Wait).. I will try to do it in IE see if that helps...

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May 18, 2011 8:08:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CarGuy1,
The program you used pillar boxed the video to compensate

oh I think I now know what you mean here.

let's see if I do

beings the images I used was 2500 x 2000 it is not 16:9

to get the Video right I need to use/make my images

1920x1080 or 1280x720 are their any others that will make an 16:9 ratio? yes I see now there is..

I have found that if you take

1080 Dived by 1920 = 0.5625

and the same for

720 Divid by 1280 = 0.5625

and if you Multiply  .5625 x (1920 = 1080)  change the = to an x

and the same for

.5625 x (1280 = 720)

so that got me doing this one (1600 x 900) is 16:9

.5625 x 1600 = 900

 

so now if I am understanding this. This is why my 2500 x 2000

did not come out right cause

.5625 x 2500 = 1406.25 and this too would not be an 16:9 ratio 

 

so now I think even more (and it's hurting) so would all these 16:9 be true HD

1920x1080
1280x720
1600x900
2400x1350

or just

1920x1080
1280x720

 

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May 18, 2011 2:26:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DisturbedComputer,
I just Updated my .Dream to Lucky Strike 1.1 but kept the Lucky Strike 1.0 name

to fix the loop and the preview image as to the WC moderator 

but still unable to upload the .swf file for the Video Preview

I got it down to a good size 268 KB

when I try to up it the submit button just stays at (Please Wait).. I will try to do it in IE see if that helps...

 

 I found that uploading with Google chrome works best for me. Also, when Uploading the preview video, the ONLY way I am able to get it to work is if I upload the preview video BEFORE anything else. If you do not do this, the "Submit" button will always stay at "Please Wait". If you upload the preview video and then after its fully uploaded, upload the preview image and after its fully uploaded, the "Submit" button will be clickable again. Works every time. 

 

 About the Error page you saw, I have gotten that a few times as well. Usually after a minute or two, when you go to your page, you will see that it has uploaded. So no need to try and keep reuploading. 

 

 Hope this helped. 

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May 18, 2011 4:22:46 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Pizentu

thanks for the info

I will be trying that on the next Dream

 

thanks

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May 18, 2011 8:57:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Instead of giving your self a headache, use a calculator like this one.

After Effects has one built in so that's my go to tool for that.

BTW...you have a PM.

 

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May 19, 2011 3:22:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

NICE tool their CG1

now I can step away from the Advil and Excedrin Migraine ha ha

 

BOOK marking it

 

Quoting CarGuy1,
BTW...you have a PM.

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