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Ted
10-10-2000, 01:48 AM
What we have found here, is that it is really dependant on the sound card and OS being used. Most newer systems will play an MP3 in the background and still allow mouse over .wav files to be heard. However, this is not true of ALL systems - some may ignore commands to play .wav files while an .mp3 is playing.

Ted

AVGuru1
10-10-2000, 05:50 PM
Coupla questions, on and slightly off topic-
I would like my AMS 3.0 to play multiple sound events concurrently. For example, looping music, yet a sound when the cursor moves over the button. However, as we know, most Sound FX are limited to one at a time. Direct Sound (Direct X) is capable of this; is there a way to incorporate this into AMS 3.0? Without bringing up an external viewer? With an external viewer?

Also, yes, you can bypass the Animated GIF by converting it into an AVI, it will then playback within an AVI Box. However, every program that I use that converts a GIF to AVI insets an incredible amount of space inbetween the changes, a once 3 second ani GIF becomes a 25 sec AVI. Sure, within your preferences you can speed up the movie, but that ALSO speeds up any audio you might have added. That is BAD. Does anyone know how to convert an ani GIF into an AVI without increasing the playing time? Another program?

Thanks!

pwierzbicki
10-11-2000, 03:34 PM
The only way I was able to do music + sound effects was to make the background music an .mp3 and the forground sound .wav. Then it works fine w/ no conflicts.

CraigWChenery
10-11-2000, 06:28 PM
I use Movie Gear

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Craig Chenery
Systems Engineer
Motorola

CraigWChenery
10-11-2000, 06:31 PM
I also use Adobe Premiere and I don't have that problem! But that is an expensive solution!

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Craig Chenery
Systems Engineer
Motorola

[This message has been edited by CraigWChenery (edited 10-11-2000).]

AVGuru1
10-11-2000, 06:50 PM
Well, I gave it a shot, reluctantly, and just as I suspected, nothing. While the MP3 is playing, another WAV sound cannot. Now if CD audio is playing, then a wav or MP3 can play over it, but an MP3 cannot play with a WAV. Now that I think about it, perhaps you can play an MP3 off the Burned CD and play a WAV off of the hard drive, however, you ahve to assume that the user has the sound in a specific place. No good. I hope this amkes sense!

~Michael

CraigWChenery
10-12-2000, 12:40 PM
Having an MP3 as background and WAV as button sounds works great for me! I have a CD full of these that work okay! Are the sounds being turned off as an action?



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Craig Chenery
Systems Engineer
Motorola

AVGuru1
10-12-2000, 09:11 PM
Still no luck here, with the MP3 playing, and a wav playing on an event, nothing. So I tried it outside the ralm of 3.0, that is, played an MP3 with Windows Media Player, and a WAV file with another program. Nothing...the device cant be opened cuz its already in use. Maybe because I ahve a low end sound card, or maybe you just have a really good one...and Im trying to design this CD to operate on all systems, even ones with crappy sound cards..any more thoughts??

~Michael