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michiel | a year ago | 6 comments | 5 likes | 876 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
-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.

michiel, a year ago

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

michiel, a year 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, a year ago

Thank you Lightads for this nifty tip.

Alex-Raymond T., a year ago

Great tip, Lightads.

Decentralized, a year ago

Merci Michiel pour votre aide.

Eddy, a year ago

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