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Author Topic: How to automate preshow music, trailer and main movie playback  (Read 13931 times)
hiredpower
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 11:14:25 pm »

If you use WinDVD it is really easy to run a playlist of music, trailers, whatever. It makes a nice seamless preshow.


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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2006, 10:24:30 am »

I rip the video files in DVD Shrink and put them together in Nero. Nero has lots of great built-in features, nice menus, etc...
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2006, 10:58:43 am »

I rip the video files in DVD Shrink and put them together in Nero. Nero has lots of great built-in features, nice menus, etc...

Seem like double work, since all you have to do is add the files and play. You can arrange them in any order you like, add subtract, etc.

If you rip a disk, you're stuck with that order and content.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2006, 11:52:56 am »

It's more work if you use a laptop for your program source, but if you use a DVD player, it's the only way to go....
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2006, 12:28:27 pm »

It's more work if you use a laptop for your program source, but if you use a DVD player, it's the only way to go....

How so? You spend time burning a customized disc for each show with a dvd player. With a Laptop you already have the files and can drop them in any order for each showing without reauthoring.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2006, 01:08:33 pm »

I did the DVD Shrink and remastered my show, burned it to a dual layer DVD and had one disk with everything with no compression.  It was sweet.  I would consider doing the laptop thing, but....... the laptop would not give me 5.1 output whereas my DVD player with the custom DVD does.  Hey, it is all personal choice anyway....right?

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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2006, 01:26:17 pm »

Hiredpower, I think you misunderstood my comment.

If you have a laptop, this method makes perfect sense.

If you don't have a laptop and use an ordinary DVD player, you obviously don't have the software available, so you have to burn a DVD to use on your player.

I use a Coby portable DVD player, so I have to burn pre-show DVDs. If you have a laptop, you're ready to go with WinDVD.

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2006, 02:44:01 pm »

Dano,

  When I get my home PC working and have the time I will update the OTIB thread and show you how to get 5.1 surround from your lappy.

CherryHills,

  Sorry I misunderstood.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2006, 04:46:14 pm »

Kieth,

I still have to get it over to my 12 channel mixer.  My sound card in my laptop just has a headphone jack which is stereo.  I want to see this!!  If you want to write me on my regular email you can.  DanoL1011@aol.com

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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2006, 07:46:02 pm »

Good thread...

Question.... since I'm new to BYT stuff... where are you guys finding all the cool older Pop Corn movie clips, refreshment clips, etc?

Is there a site to download directly?  I would love to piece together a couple cartoons, then a refreshment clip, then the intro to my movie, then the movie, etc... on DVD... I have no laptop to take outside... so I will need to put together a DVD and burn it...

Thanks for help.

Oh, and video games on the Gemmy screen rocks!  Kids love it...
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hiredpower
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2006, 08:05:29 pm »

Good thread...

Question.... since I'm new to BYT stuff... where are you guys finding all the cool older Pop Corn movie clips, refreshment clips, etc?

Hey Gametech,

  I purchased some of the DVDs called 'It's Intermission Time'. They have some vintage cartoons on them also.

Here is a thread that will help you locate those:

http://backyardtheater.com/forums/index.php/topic,31.0.html

Is there a site to download directly?

archive.org has some clips in the public domain.

Sounds like you're ready to take it to the next level. It will be worth the effort for your family and friends to enjoy.

I'm not a gamer, but I'm sure it's very cool.
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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2006, 01:13:48 am »

Thanks for the info... I checked archive.org and wow... great stuff...

Any other cool sites to download stuff like this? (free).. lol
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