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  1. My PC updated today and now PTE has changed. Tested using both my own media and the Sample Project. Anyone else running the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview and having a problem with PTE preview (double click or button) not working? The Preview button grays out and after about 10 seconds it is enabled again but no preview running. I can see PteViewerX.exe running in task manager then it quits. The mini player works and publish .EXE both work properly. PTE 10.0.12 Build 2 OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home Insider Preview Version 10.0.20190 Build 20190 DirectX 12 Ryzen 7 2700X cpu 16 GB RAM Nvidia GTX 1660 Super 6 GB I tried setting the GPU option for PteViewerX.exe but no success. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2020/08/12/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-20190/ Thanks, Tom
  2. Igor, Thanks for the update. Apple has managed to compete with Intel and AMD on the desktop with the custom ARM chips. Rosetta 2 performance is a nice alternative. Microsoft will probably respond with more ARM software in the future. Tom
  3. Hi Igor, Congratulations on porting your code. I'm guessing you are not allowed to comment on ARM vs. Intel performance in PTE since that would be posting a benchmark? My guess is due to optimized Apple GPU the ARM version will be slightly smoother in transitions/frames per second compared to Intel/AMD. I'm waiting for an ARM Mac Mini like the developer kit except with the A14 instead of A12 CPU. Thanks, Tom
  4. I agree. It's a great forum with great support for many years. I enjoy the creativity of others and it gives me ideas for new transitions and styles. Lately I have been taking advantage of summer weather working on my house but in a few months I can spend more time with PTE again. Thanks, Tom
  5. I am noticing more javascript coded software designed as a PWA that runs inside a modern browser or as an Electron application. Here is a recent example of free software that I think is really interesting. It's a screen recorder that runs inside a modern browser. Google Chrome can record video and audio. It does not work on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, but it does work on my Chromebook. There are potential security issues (personal info, passwords, ...) of screen sharing so be careful what you share. I recorded a PTE screen and it looked great, but limited to 30 fps. https://screenrecorderweb.app/ More information https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/hz6bu8/a_brandnew_simple_screen_recorder_pwa/ Source code https://github.com/carsonsaldanha/screen-recorder Tom
  6. It might make sense for the embedded PteViewerX app which is about 4 MB on Windows. Tom
  7. Very good news. The native ARM performance is impressive. https://wccftech.com/mac-mini-a12z-bionic-native-benchmark-scores-much-higher/ Thanks, Tom
  8. Igor, Are you planning to use the Universal 2 Binary option to create a single Mac file that contains ARM and Intel versions of the slideshow media? Will Windows computers also be able to create a Universal 2 Binary in the future? I know that some of these questions can probably not be answered until you test. Thanks, Tom
  9. I know Apple ARM is getting a lot of attention lately but I wonder if PTE will run on Windows ARM computer if 64 bit emulation is available (or PTE compiled for ARM). https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-on-arm-is-set-to-become-more-useful-with-emulation-for-traditional-64-bit-apps Tom
  10. Hi Jose, I agree it would be nice to have more control over h.264 parameters in PTE like in Handbrake for constant bitrate, profile, b-frames,i-frames, etc. If I don't find a suggestion in the Suggestions for Next version I will create one. I'm glad you were able to find a solution. I think most people are happy with CRF and let x264 decide the dynamic bitrate for videos. I sometimes wonder when a video hesitates that maybe the bitrate is too high or the video buffer is too small. I try to start a video with a black screen for a few seconds so the buffer can fill without pausing the video later. I just like playing around with settings when I have free time. I think Igor is focusing on the new ARM Mac Mini before beta testing starts. Thanks, Tom
  11. Igor, Great news. My next Mac will be ARM. I hope it has a lot of CPU cores. Tom Update: 12 cores. 8 performance and 4 low power. https://wccftech.com/first-apple-silicon-featuring-12-cores/
  12. This is my latest result from testing. I picked a very dynamic video to test. The 10 Mbits can be changed. VidCmdLine=-me_method umh -refs 4 -bf 3 -b:v 10M -maxrate 10M -bufsize 10M Info from https://slhck.info/video/2017/03/01/rate-control.html YT Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G65f290UNh4 Tom YT Video Original size 23 MB 99.9 Mbit no maxrate size 247 MB 99.9 Mbit 10 Mbit maxrate size 70 MB Sample Project 99.9 Mbit no maxrate size 474 MB 99.9 Mbit 10 Mbit maxrate size 159 MB 10 Mbit no maxrate size 181 MB 10 Mbit 10 Mbit maxrate size 159 MB
  13. Hi Jose, I'm not an expert at all of the x264 options but it's fun to experiment. If -maxrate is not working then you might try --vbv-maxrate and --vbx-bufsize instead of -maxrate. It might create other problems like pause in streaming. --bluray-compat --vbv-maxrate 40000 --vbv-bufsize 30000 from http://www.x264bluray.com/home/1080i-p Tom
  14. Since this is a major feature request maybe part of PTE 11 to be published in 2021 (I hope). Tom
  15. I was curious about this so I played with encoder-hd.ini (after making a backup of the file). HW encoding with NVIDIA 1660 Super. I changed this line VidCmdLine=-me_method umh -refs 4 -bf 3 -maxrate 30M and it seems to limit the bitrate to 30 Mbits. Might not be an Igor approved solution. Tom
  16. It's easy to change the display order of monitors. Identify and click and drag. I had 3 extra monitors not being used and the room on my desk. I also use multiple desktops so sometimes I have apps running in each monitor on either desktop to keep them separated. Windows + Tab and Windows + Ctrl + arrow keys. Tom
  17. Microsoft Windows might be moving away from Intel/AMD X86 processors and towards ARM processors if Apple ARM personal computers are successful. Two primary reasons are lower power consumption and increased performance. Apparently the older Intel/AMD CISC CPU design can't compete with the newer ARM RISC CPU design. My favorite processor is AMD Ryzen with multiple cores. https://mondaynote.com/apple-silicon-the-passing-of-wintel-79a5ef66ad2b Tom
  18. It sounds amazing. I hope the licensing is not too expensive and eventually the personal computer GPU chips support the decoder/encoder like they do with H.264. It would be interesting to compare the quality vs. size to VC1 which I believe is open source but has not been widely adopted. Tom
  19. Good news. Now if they will just add touchscreen support for laptops/desktops it should be a great platform. Tom
  20. It will be interesting to see how well the new hardware works with PTE. Rosetta is a translator, so it translates instructions into ARM code every time the app is run. From the WWDC demo I thought it only converted the app one time during installation of software? https://developer.apple.com/documentation/apple_silicon/about_the_rosetta_translation_environment Tom
  21. I think cover slide has been a pet peeve of mine for a few years. Depending on what PTE screen you are currently using Alt+S does different things. It either creates a blank slide or covers the screen. I have never liked hotkey/shortcut keys that change function in a program. https://docs.pteavstudio.com/en-us/10.0/hotkeys/main In my ideal world I could select all the slides, right click to open the context menu, and select cover slide. Tom
  22. I have never liked the Style Image - Cover Screen because it changes all my transitions instead of leaving them alone. I then have to select all the slides and change the Slide Options to default transition. There must be a reason it also changes the transition instead of just covering the slide. Tom
  23. I have been waiting for a Logitech C920s webcam to arrive (on backorder due to pandemic). I have installed the free Logitech Capture software. It turns out that it can screen record full screen (30 fps), picture in picture with webcam, overlay text, virtual switcher, and be used as a virtual webcam with YouTube Live, OBS and other streaming apps. Available for Windows and Mac https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/capture Tom Logitech Capture recording from YT and then PTE.
  24. Hi Dom, I tried using a hand in a transition and it looked terrible. It is hard to make them look realistic. The hands you are using look really good. Another great style. Thanks, Tom
  25. I would also like the ability to click and drag a logo for fine adjustment to any location. Until then I have used a full size 1920x1080 transparent PNG with the size set to 100. Then I can move the text or image any location on the screen. Tom
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