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michiel | 7 months ago | 6 comments | 5 likes | 569 views

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Here's a question by e-mail:
In BixPack 44 I do not see a video layer. Am I missing something?

The answer is:
A video layer is nothing more than a picture layer rendering a video. It has the same styles and properties, it only renders a video instead of a picture.

To change a picture layer into a video layer:
-select the picture layer
-choose MEDIA > CHANGE TEXTURE...
-click on the CHANGE TEXTURE... button and and select a video file




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The screenshot uses template 27 of BixPack 44.

The texture of layer 11 has been changed from a PNG to a MOV file.

This turned the picture layer into a video layer.

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michiel, 7 months ago


And when the video refuses to play, install the K-Lite Codec Pack:

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michiel, 7 months ago


Another tip along the same lines:
If you're going to have multiple video layers use a JPG instead of video until you've finished editing. It makes it easier to edit and less cumbersome on the PC. Once you're finished editing and ready to reader replace JPG's with the video files and set quality to Super High Quality.

lightads, 7 months ago


Thank you Lightads for this nifty tip.

Alex-Raymond T., 7 months ago


Great tip, Lightads.

Decentralized, 7 months ago


Merci Michiel pour votre aide.

Eddy, 7 months ago

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