Slideshow built for my own purpose
Last couple of years, I have had happy times, because of my Son and Duaghter's
weddings, birth of grand-children and ...
For each son and duaghter's birthday, I planned to make a happy birthday slideshow which has recent happy evens and memories.
First I tryed Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker. It's not actualy using Movie, but a lot of pictures with pan and zoom, blend filter,
transition filter, picture and text effects and embedded music.
Making slideshow with this software is quite easy, and yet built show looks like professional work.
And easily can output to .WMV format file. I love it.
There's always exists pros and cons. One of the most discouraging point was that produced product (.wmv file) is so BIG!
My slideshow for my daughter became 70Mb with 640x480 resolution video. If I upload this file to my Internet provider's WEB site,
only one this file eats up about 70% of my contracted space. I can't put two files for son and daughter!
I love the features of Microsoft Movie Maker, so I tryed some other slideshow products which have same kind of features as Microsoft, simple and powerfull.
None of the trial satisfied my interest. As I was once a computer engineer, and develped quite complicated big project
(it was long time ago, and old main-frame computer, though), I decided to make it by myself.
Some of the key features:
- User just define the image data and image effects in small HTML
- Support music with progress control bar
- Support slideshow control bar
- Support music and show synchonization
- Support blend/transistion filters
- Support pan/zoom effect
- Support title/caption/comment/date text with effects
- Support YouTube
- Simple and small size, but powerfull
Most easy way to describe the product feature is to show the actual sample.
Slideshows that I uploaded for my families to their Web site are, as a nature of internet, public. Any persons can see it, if they know the URL address. (but, some
privacy concern is still exsists, though ...) Instead of giving that address, I give you a Sample HERE.
I have an interest of Flamenco and I used to play Flamenco guitar as a hobby. This sample that I made shows you Flamenco related pictures and music.
Music is taken from YouTube, Jose Tanaka's Guitar lesson video. YouTube URL is HERE.
Thanks to Jose.
Another sample, which does not use Youtube music, instead using MP3 audio file is HERE.
Reducing great deal, compared to Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker generated file. Here's the cording. This is a template.
You can change or fill in the defaulted parameter values as you like it, and fill in the image FileName and it effects.
That will complete your slideshow.
Html portion (user cording)
so if you use my script from my site directly, you can enjoy my improvement also.
PS: By the way, I am developing Microsoft Windows Live Movie Maker to HTML Convertion program "wlmp2html.exe"
Once I complete this project, user can now develop his/her slideshow using Movie Maker and then convert to Html and can publish the show, without efforts.