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goodbeard is not online. Last active: 4/7/2010 2:31:19 AM goodbeard
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Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 02:27 PM
Hello All -

Could someone please assist me with this concern here:

I cannot get any of my pictures to appear on the video player whether it's setting them up on the storyboard or during actual playback...

Here's the breakdown of my situation:

I import all my pictures into my collection...when I click on a picture, it will show up on the video player with no problem...

my concerns start occurring when I drag them down into the storyboard...I can see the pictures there sitting in the storyboard but when I start playing it, the pictures do not appear on the video player...it's just a black background...it appears as if a very small sliver of the image can be seen as if the pictures are hidden behind a black background...

now I have no concerns with audio or video playback...both of those work on the video player...it's only my pictures for some reason...and I have tried numerous sizes and I even saved a video to my computer to see if the pictures would appear on a playback...still nothing....

Any assistance/insight/remedy would be greatly appreciated...

Frustrated Goodbeard.
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 10:30 PM
Welcome to the forums.

How many pictures are you using in your project? If you're using quite a few, try breaking your project up into smaller pieces and see if that helps. If it doesn't, post back with which versions of Windows and Movie Maker you're using and the file format of your pictures.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 10:18 AM

Thank you very much...I appreciate the response here...

okay here's what's going on...

I am basically only trying to use one picture right now with audio...I am a musical artist...and I am trying to put one of my new albums on line via YouTube with one picture of my album cover with the audio attached...

I have Windows XP and it indicates this for my Movie Maker:

Version 5.1 (Service Pack 3) and underneath this it says:
Version 2.1.4027.0

File format of my pics: jpeg

The thing is that I have never had any concerns with this at all...I have created numerous videos/movies using multiple images before.

Looking forward to further feedback.

Thanks.



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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 09:14 PM
After adding your picture to the timeline, make sure you select it (by clicking on it) before you try to play the movie in the preview window.

If you still see the same problem after doing that, try converting your image to .bmp format and resizing it to a smaller size, if the resolution of the original image is fairly high.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 02:31 AM

okay...I will try this...thank you for the assistance.
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 09:16 PM
You're welcome; please keep us posted on how it goes.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 08 Feb 2011 09:28 PM
I'm having the same problem/s. I'm running windows movie maker with vista and have a title slide, credits, subtitles , and 19 pictures total. Three out of the 19 come up black, still with the subtitle, on the preview during the editing stage and after publishing. I'm getting the pictures from the internet, some, I have downloaded/copied onto my computer but as far as I can tell, there's no connection with that.
Thank you!
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 08 Feb 2011 09:57 PM
iwebian - welcome to the forums. What's the file format of the items you're trying to use in your project?

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 11:10 AM
I'm on a Mac computer at school right now, so I'm not sure if the pictures are going to show the same format on the mac but the best I can tell is it says windows bitmap image. This is when I right click and hit get info, which I suppose is the same thing as properties on my windows computer at home, but I'll check again later at home.
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 04:37 PM
Okay, I'm back on my dell with windows. As I said before, I just copy-and-pasted some of the pictures and saved some to my computer, so the ones from the internet, I don't know how to determine the format of those. The ones saved to my computer are all JPEGs. There is one that I got from print screen, but that one's showing up fine. I don't if I told you what you needed to know, but here's what I know.
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 09:21 PM
iwebian - try converting the three images that are showing up as black to bitmap (bmp) format and see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 09:41 AM
Could you suggest a good converter tool?
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 10 Feb 2011 10:06 PM
Give Irfanview a try; it's a free download.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 11:20 AM
Well, actually, it looks like I won't be needing this after all. I put the pictures in again and it works perfectly now!
Thanks though!
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 09:33 PM
Glad it's working now; good luck with your movie making.

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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 08:52 PM
Thanks, cool quote by the way
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Re: Please Help!! - **PICTURES** not showing up on playback on video player!
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 08:54 PM
You're welcome; glad you liked the quote.

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