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slifox is not online. Last active: 8/4/2005 11:29:53 PM slifox
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Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 07:15 PM
Hey can someone tell me how I could create a subtitle in the bottom left(or right) corner with the text fading in and then fading out? I looked through MM2 only to find a subtitle that sits a little lower than the middle and everything else covers the screen too much. Thanks in advance.
P.S. sometimes when I'm putting clips on the timeline and clicking on different clips to edit them(on the time line) and when I try to play the movie, MM2 slows down, almost to a stop sometimes...I have a hyper threading 2.8GHZ, 1GB ram, and a geforce 6600GT, so how come this happens with me? Thanks again for all the help. Sorry if this has been covered previously.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 07:17 PM
Sorry I forgot to mention that the text can be smaller, so it's not really distracting, I just want it subtle, thank you.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 07:32 PM
You can create a couple custom subtitles if you like.

First make sure you have a C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX folder. If you don't create one.

Next copy the following code into Notepad (All Programs > Accessories > Notepad).

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Titles>
<TitleDLL guid="{353359C1-39E1-491b-9951-464FD8AB071C}">
<Title name="Subtitle Left (fade in/out)" iconid="13" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleStandard"/>
<Param name="Description" value="Subtitle Left (fade in/out)"/>
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>
<Param name="HorizontalAlignment" value="left"/>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.05 0.85 0.9 0.1"/>
</Paragraph>
</Title>
<Title name="Subtitle Right (fade in/out)" iconid="13" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleStandard"/>
<Param name="Description" value="Subtitle Right (fade in/out)"/>
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>
<Param name="HorizontalAlignment" value="right"/>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.05 0.85 0.9 0.1"/>
</Paragraph>
</Title>
</TitleDLL>
</Titles>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Save this in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX as SubFade.xml. Note: the .xml extension is important. Make sure that it saves as .xml, not .xml.txt

Restart Windows Movie Maker and you should have two new One-line Titles you can choose called:
Subtitle Right (fade in/out)
Subtitle Left (fade in/out)

Let me know how it goes and if you need further help using the subtitles.

-=Blaine=-

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Aug 2005 10:20 PM
thanks that did it, thanks alot, awesome. thank you thank you! This site rules period.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 11 Sep 2005 12:48 AM
Very informative and clear instructions Blaine :)

Thank you so much as you've saved me so much time from searching or learning how to do this by experimenting with code tweaks on my own.

-v/r,

-Fred
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 14 Oct 2005 07:10 AM
Hello Blaine

thanks for the advice you gave in this post. It worked like a charm and now I have both subtitles fading as well.
I would like to know whether it is possible to tweak an existing one-line title of movie maker, or if you can help with setting up the desired one-line title. The existing one-line title in question is the Ticker Tape one.
I would like to lower the ticker tape to the bottom of the videoclip and not quartermast as it is currently. This will give it a real subtitle effect.

Can you please help? Thanks

Jacobus
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 14 Oct 2005 11:35 AM
Actually, I can do better than that. I'll point you to www.rehanfx.org (Rehan's website). He was one of the first people to document the ability to modify titles and at the bottom of his page on custom titles he has a 'CNN Style Ticker Tape' which is at the bottom of the screen.

Note: on some TVs you may find that the Ticker Tape ends up partially in the "overscan" area. Computers will show the full screen.

-=Blaine=-

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 11:53 PM
Hello --

I was looking for some code for a text overlay that sort of mixes the lower subtitle and the CNN ticker. I'm trying to get some left justified text that does not move appear on top of a colored bar (preferable a blue bar). I'd like the text and the bar to fade in and out at the same time as low as possible on the screen. Thanks.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 16 Sep 2006 11:08 AM
erm i was wondering if you could maybe do this with more than 1 line? If so, then plz tll all. thnx
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 22 Sep 2006 12:55 AM
Hey, I also did this and it worked great, however is there a way u can raise it just a small bit. I winded shooting in widescreen and now the text is half on the film half on the black bars...If there is a way to raise it just a little bit that would be great...thanks
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 22 Sep 2006 07:34 AM
<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Titles>
<TitleDLL guid="{353359C1-39E1-491b-9951-464FD8AB071C}">
<Title name="Subtitle Left (fade in/out)" iconid="13" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleStandard"/>
<Param name="Description" value="Subtitle Left (fade in/out)"/>
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>
<Param name="HorizontalAlignment" value="left"/>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.05 0.85 0.9 0.1"/>
</Paragraph>
</Title>
<Title name="Subtitle Right (fade in/out)" iconid="13" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="TitleStandard"/>
<Param name="Description" value="Subtitle Right (fade in/out)"/>
<Param name="EntranceEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="EntranceDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Param name="ExitEffect" value="EffectFade"/>
<Param name="ExitDuration" value="1.0"/>
<Paragraph>
<Param name="IsOneLine" value="true"/>
<Param name="HorizontalAlignment" value="right"/>
<Param name="BoundingRect" value="0.05 0.85 0.9 0.1"/>
</Paragraph>
</Title>
</TitleDLL>
</Titles>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Just reduce the number that is in bold... try 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, etc. to see which number works for you...

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 23 Sep 2006 08:11 PM
Thanks alot, this helps me out a whole bunch.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Jan 2008 07:34 AM
I tried all that but no new one-line titles appeared. Can you post a screen shot showing where they are supposed to appear? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 02 Jan 2008 11:53 AM
This is for XP, so that's the first caveat.

Then go to:
Tools > Titles & Credits

Choose 'change title animation' and you should find them under one-line titles.




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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 10:32 AM
is there anyway to make this so it has say...3 lines stacked up instead of one?

Like:

Title
artist
album

(I'm doing a video for a friends band)
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 12:19 PM
Several relevant posts for doing a "music video style title"
view post 13265
view post 48004
view post 73095

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 01:38 PM
Thank you very much. That was exactly what I needed.Smiley

I'm so excited, this is the first time I've gotten one of the xml things to work :)
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 01:26 AM
hey guys! just a basic question I don't know much about movie maker I have to admit and i'm not sure if one of you already answered this.

basically I want the subtitles I add to my movies to appear a little lower on the screen (right now they are a little too close to the middle which blocks the main point of the screen) how can I lower them?
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 02:18 AM
Just look a few posts up... where I mention 0.85. If you make it bigger, it will go down more on the screen.

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 04:32 PM
So we only change both .85's correct? I changed it all the way up to 4.00 and the subtitles still show up in the same part of the screen as before. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 04:42 PM
I should mention that I am not using the new subtitles that you provided in your text file. I am just trying to lower where the subtitles appear on the screen (the subtitle option that comes loaded in moviemaker)
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 09:19 PM
First, values should never go beyond 0 or 1. They are a percentage of the screen. 0.85 is 85% of the way down. 4.00 would be 400% or off the screen.

Also, if you aren't using the ones provided above, then obviously changing values for them won't have any effect on the standard subtitle.

Instead you want to create a custom version of the standard subtitle, just lower.
Check this post:
view post 36659

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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 07 May 2008 05:01 PM
This works a treat on XP in 2008 - but LowerSubtitle.xml didn't!

I'll be lucky if I get a reply to this post, 3 yrs later . . . but how instead of the susbtitles being left / or right, how can I centre the lower subtitles with this code?

Thanks

Kevin
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Re: Hey question about subtitles
Posted: 08 May 2008 05:45 PM
Hi. When you are in the titles and credits area, click on ''change the text font and color''....in that section you can change the font, the color, the size, and on the right side the position of the title....just click there to make it align left, center, or right.
Have fun.
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Music video titles
Posted: 22 May 2008 10:26 AM
I need multiple lines (3 or more) on the bottom left corner of the screen, in a small size, no banner, fade in/out. The lines are close to each other, like what you see in a random music video. None of the referenced posts seem to mention or have all of those effects. What do I do?
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