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I get failure to print on Slideshow Expressions show I have created for a funeral.

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Do you mean you're not able to burn the show that you've created to disc?
If that's the case, try this. Firstly, make sure you are using the correct disc, eg. DVD+R. Secondly, make sure that you have selected the writer drive and not the hard drive: After clicking on "Produce" and then "Burn to disc", a window appears with settings for you to choose from. At the place where it says "Write to", choose your writer drive - if it says "Hard Drive", your show will not be burned to disc. Thirdly, you should know that SlideShow Expressions seems to experience some problems related to photo size and project length. I've had this problem myself. I've been able to burn slideshow projects with between 300 and 390 photos in them, using the original size photos (as large as 1MB to over 2MB). However, when I tried to burn a project containing 466 photos (10 chapters), my writer wouldn't work. The problem was solved by reducing the size of my largest photos. I experimented with size, and eventually had all the photos in this project resized to under 500 KB each. It worked: I was able to burn to disc. The project had music and text and it looked great. Resizing doesn't necessarily mean that the quality of the photos in your project will drop. I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize my photos and there is no visual difference between the originals and the photos in the project. Just remember to keep copies of the originals so you don't lose them. I then burned a Data CD with the original photos on them and added it to the project as an extra. Fourthly, I learned from Individual Software's technical support team (online) that when you use large photos and combine it with the option to archive your photos and music on the disc, the writer drive can fail to burn. Also: make sure that your computer meet all the requirements of the software - given on the product's box. I wish you all the best. 11407336

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How do you publish slideshow to the web youtube


  1. In PowerPoint 2010, create a video (.wmv file) from your slide show.
  2. Download and install Windows Live Movie Maker
  3. In Windows Live Movie Maker, on the Home tab, in the Add group, click Add videos and photos.
  4. In the Add Videos and Photos dialog box, open the folder that contains the photos or videos that you want to add, click the photos and video files, and then click Open.

Note: To select multiple photos and videos, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click each photo and video you want.

  1. To publish your movie to YouTube, in Windows Live Movie Maker on the Home tab, in the Sharing group, click Publish on YouTube.

Sep 06, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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I cannon figure out how to add music from my computer to the slide show....please help me....I have 5 songs on my desktop and I cannot seem to figure out how to get them to slideshow...


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There could be a number of reasons why you're having trouble adding music files to your slide shows. First I'll lay out the procedure and afterwards I'll give some hints / a link to individualsoftware.com where problems with audio files are discussed.

The procedure (adding music files using SlideShow Expressions):
The programme opens and you are automatically in tab 1: "Add Media".
Click on "Create New Slide Show". Click on "Add Photos"; tell the programme where the photos are, select them, insert them, change their positions if necessary.
Now:
1. Click on "Next" at the bottom of the screen.
2. At "Soundtrack", click "Select Audio Files", then tell the programme where the music files are located on your computer, click to highlight a specific music file, click on "Open". The music file you selected now appears in the Soundtrack window. Repeat this until all the music files you want appear in the Soundtrack window. (You can delete any of them by clicking to highlight any specific file and then click on the little rubbish can icon.) As you go along, the total audio time for the slide show / chapter is displayed as well as the "Duration of Slide Show".
3. In the "Duration" section, you have the option to set the length of time you want per slide (seconds) - usually 8 to 10 seconds is best. (All your slides will follow this instruction; you can't set the duration of individual slides to a different time.) At "Auto-Fit to Soundtrack", you alter the duration of the slides to fit the length of the soundtrack. (This cancels out the previous seconds-per slide setting.) You must therefore choose music tracks that, when added together, will approximately span the whole length of the slide show and then you can fine-tune this by clicking the "Auto-Fit to Soundtrack" option.
4. When you are satisfied with your choice of music tracks and the length of your slide show, click on "Finish".

Issues with music files when using SlideShow Expressions
A.
According to the User Guide (section 3-3) - included on the install disc as a pdf file - the supported audio formats are: mp3, wma, wav, ra. Make sure that your computer also meets all of the requirements (on the box).
B.

Photo & Video Expressions is not compatible with audio files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality. Most audio files purchased online through Internet music retailers like iTunes, Urge, or Rhapsody are encrypted with some form of DRM. Similarly, audio files that have been extracted from a CD or DVD (the process known as "ripping") using certain media applications (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) often have default settings that encrypt the files extracted.

There is no way to used DRM audio files purchased from online music retailers with Photo & Video Expressions. However, if you want to used music and audio files that you have extracted from your CD collection, then all you have to do is change the ripping setting in your media application before you extract the files to your computer.
Go to the following site to read about how to change your ripping settings:

http://www.individualsoftware.com/support/frequently_asked_questions.html

Type your question OR (below):

"Photo & Video Creativity": choose "SlideShow Expressions" from drop-down menu, click "Go".

A window appears with options on problems, e.g. "Why aren't my audio files showing?"; "Why won't my music files work?" Click to read.
The best of luck to you. From: 11407336.
PS. Try individualsoftware.com

May 30, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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Is there a limit to how many slides can go into a slide show -- it keeps deleting slides after 85 --


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That doesn't sound right. I've definitely made slide shows of 100 slides and more and burned them successfully too. I usually create projects divided into chapters of about 50 photos each, though, for example, my largest project so far: about 460 photos - 5 chapters of 50 photos each on disc1; 4 chapters of 50 photos each and 1 chapter of about 10 photos on disc 2. However, I have also burned projects that only had one chapter (i.e. one slide show icon on my menu page), for example one with 105 photos.
What you're reporting sounds strange. Do you mean that the slides get deleted during the burning process (that it is only missing from the burned disc), or do you mean that the slides get deleted while you're still compiling the show? However, I recommend the following:
1. If you don't mind breaking your slide show up into smaller parts (chapters), create a show containing about 50 slides, then another with 50, etc. For each slide show you would click on "Create slide show" and each would have its own chapter icon on your menu page. These slide shows will then run continuously, the one following the other. The benefit is that you (or the person the project is meant for) can then more easily access a specific area or slide in your project if so prefered, but also, breaking up your project into smaller parts seem to assist the burning process.
2. Contact the technical support team for SlideShow Expressions at individualsoftware.com. They've helped me out in the past and will get into touch with you within 48 hours of stating your case. You have to register your product with them before you can get help (computer and programme particulars, etc.), but it doesn't take all that long and it really is worth trying out. Don't hesitate - it is a FREE service. They can respond via email or even phone.

I've picked up a few pointers along the way when it comes to SlideShow Expressions:
a) Large photos (1MB and more) can disrupt the burning process - a classic symptom being that the burning process stops during the actual writing of the files (step 5?). I have successfully burned projects containing photos of 1MB and more, but often this is the reason why burning might fail or you end up with a defective end product. Don't be afraid to resize your photos. Yes, it takes up valuable time, but experimenting with photo sizes can save a project. I've been using Microsoft Office Picture Manager to resize my photos to about 400 / 500 KB per photo (or even smaller), but in the end you have to see what works for you. Look, if 1MB or larger works for you, go for it. But there really is no visual difference in the end product: I cannot tell that I'm looking at resized photos and nobody else will either. Of course, I like to add a second disc (CD-ROM) to my projects, containing the original photo sizes so family members can use these for printing, etc.
b) One of the things that make SlideShow Expessions so successful, is the fact that you can make quite lenghty projects. This however, may lead to issues resulting in failure to burn correctly (or even at all) to disc. It helps to divide your project into chapters.
c) The option to also archive your photos and music files on the disc is a great feature, but it has been linked to burning failures, especially when your project is very large / your photos are quite large (a and b).
d) When including video clips in your project, be sure not to use files that are very large. The end product may work well on computer, but it may also cause problems when that same disc is viewed on TV, as some DVD players will not be able to handle large video clips.

I hope all of this can be of help. Do contact individualsoftware.com should this issue persist. I wish you all the best.
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May 14, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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I am working with Arc software slideshow expressions. I am attempting to put an MP3 song into the slideshow. It allows me to put in the audio file, but, on playback, it is won't play the song, it just...


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From: 11407336

Yes, it seems that SlideShow Expressions specifically has problems with some downloaded music files. You can read about it, and try to find a solution, at Individual Software's website (also try their free online technical support):

http://www.individualsoftware.com/support/frequently_asked_questions.html

Apr 13, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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My slideshow expressions program keeps saying "no


According to the User Guide (section 3-3) - included on the install disc as a pdf file - the supported audio formats are: mp3, wma, wav, ra. Make sure that your computer also meets all of the requirements (on the box).
If this problem persist, I recommend contacting Individual Software's technical support people at individualsoftware.com. You have to register your product to get help, but it is free and maybe worthwhile. They helped me solve my problem. From: 11407336.

Mar 06, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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Software will not burn a slideshow to a DVD on my Lenovo Y560 Ideapad laptop. It doesn't even see the DVD RW drive.


Hi

I've also had the problem (only once or twice though) where the software apparently doesn't pick up my writer drive, only giving the option to burn to hard drive. In my case this seems to have been a bug that was resolved by exiting the programme and then starting it up again.

However, should this problem persist, I recommend contacting Individual Software's website for technical support - a Google search will find it quickly. Assistance is free, though you have to register your software with them first. They helped me to sort out a problem I had.

SlideShow Expressions is great and I've burned many successful slideshows. However, the software has a few bugs and from time to time issues can come up.
Of course, the User's Guide can be of great help - some people fail to notice that it is included on the install disc (pdf format).

I know what it's like to be frustrated with software when you're working with something that's suppose to be fun - photos. So, I'd like to give a few pointers when working with SlideShow Expressions.
1. The software handles large photos fine, but sometimes when a slideshow includes too many large photos (say photos of 2MB or more), it may struggle and give you a "fail to burn" message.
I've had to resize photos in the past (using Microsoft Picture Manager) to make life easier for the software (and myself). If this happens, you'll have to experiment with sizes: start with resizing your largest photos and then see how the software responds. Resizing doesn't seem to have an effect on the quality of your project; really, I couldn't tell the difference.
2. A great thing about SlideShow Expressions is that you can make quite lengthy projects, something that most commercially available software doesn't allow. I regularly create projects that contain 300 to almost 500 photos, divided into multiple chapters. However, the longer your project, the greater the chance of some bug spoiling your fun. I've mainly encountered problems in projects with around 400 photos and more.
3. The option to archive the original photos and music files on the DVD as well is great. However, as technical support informed me, this can give you "fail to burn" messages when your project is too large. So watch out for that.

Once again, I recommend contacting the technical support team at the Individual Software website. At first I hesitated, but many projects later I'm glad I did.

Good luck. From: 11407336.

Mar 01, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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I have SlideShow expression but too dumb to figure out how to add music to my slideshow for cd's


You need to use the windows movie maker available in your computer and use your slideshow when making and add the music in it.

Feb 24, 2011 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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Hi there when i log into slide show expressions i get a ' black/blank window right in the middle of the title page. pse HELP i need to remove this window


This is quite normal. It just means that no project is opened up yet. You need to either create a new project / slide show or open an existing one. The little black window in the middle is only "reserving" the spot where the chapter icon will appear on your menu page once you've newly created a chapter or slide show. Later on, the little black window will be replaced with one showing one of the photos you have inserted - you can choose which photo you want to display as chapter icon. You can also alter the position of these chapter icons in the "Design" tab.

Aug 17, 2010 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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I receive "failure writing to disc" message as I try to burn slideshow to dvd within the program


SlideShow Expressions can develop problems when the photos are too large and when the project your trying to burn is quite large as well. What is too large? I can only speak from own experience. I found that once a project gets into the range of 400 or more photos (total) my writer fails to write. (However, I've burned projects containing up to 388 successfully; photos at original size.) This can be solved by resizing your photos. I have a project with 466 photos (10 chapters) that wouldn't burn to disc. I then resized the photos so that every single one was under 500 KB. It worked: burning is now successful. Resizing doesn't necessarily mean that the quality of your photos will drop. I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager and, really, visually there is no difference between the original photos and the resized photos in the slideshow project. Experiment with photo size. Maybe another size works for you. It is also known that chosing the archive option (having the original photos and music burned to the disc) can upset the burning process - but only really when it's a very large project. Also, you could be using the wrong type of disc. I've been using DVD+R.
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May 20, 2010 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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Had no problem with slide show. Purchased music fromitunes. Folder music is in will not let me transfer to slide show. What are my instructions to follow to do this.


Best candeaeagle

Have you solved your problem yet?

I found the following information on Individual Software's website. Music files downloaded using iTunes are known to cause problems with SlideShow Expressions. Go to the following site for more reading; go to 'frequently asked questions': http://support.individualsoftware.com. I include some of the info underneath.


Why won't my music files work in Photo & Video Expressions? [SlideShow Ex. too, I guess]

Photo & Video Expressions is not compatible with audio files that have been protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) functionality. Most audio files purchased online through Internet music retailers like iTunes, Urge, or Rhapsody are encrypted with some form of DRM. Similarly, audio files that have been extracted from a CD or DVD (the process known as "ripping") using certain media applications (iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc.) often have default settings that encrypt the files extracted.

There is no way to use DRM audio files purchased from online music retailers with Photo & Video Expressions. However, if you want to use music and audio files that you have extracted from your CD collection, then all you have to do is change the ripping setting in your media application before you extract the files to your computer.



To Change Your Ripping Settings:

iTunes

  1. Click Edit on the iTunes menu bar and click Preferences.
  2. Click the Advanced tab in the Preferences window.
  3. Click the Importing tab.
  4. Click the Import Using drop down arrow, and click MP3 Encoder.
  5. Click the Settings drop down arrow, and click the desired sound quality.
    (NOTE: The higher the kbps (kilobits per second), the larger the file.)
  6. The Custom... setting allows you to adjust more specific settings.
  7. Click the OK button when you are finished.
  8. Click the CD title in the left pane of the iTunes window.
  9. Click the checkbox for each track to rip, and then click the Import CD button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
  10. Once the extraction process has completed, you can use these audio files in your Photo & Video Expressions project.

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Nov 19, 2009 | Individual SlideShow Expressions

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