I'm pretty new to LiVES and appreciate any help you can offer. I'm trying to
convert an image (jpg) to a clip. The image is already resized to 640X480
which is the size wanted for the clip.
I choose "generate clip from image", confirm the size, select the file (a 200k
jpg) and click ok. I get the dialog box which says "Generating clip from image
to new clip" and "please wait" with the bouncing progress bar. But it sits
there forever (I've waited as long as an hour).
This is on the best machine I have access to (dual quad-core, 8 g RAM), and
when I monitor system resources before starting the job, there's no change, so
it does not appear to be a resource issue.
I've tried a couple different pics... I can open the pics in GIMP or image
Any suggestions? Does LiVES prefer a certain image file format?
There were a few fixes to this recently, so make sure you are using the latest
version of LiVES (currently 1.4.6)
Thanks Gabriel. I'm actually running 1.4.1 which was what came when I grabbed
it from the Ubuntu "store". I'll try upgrading and post results.
I am running 1.6.1 and have exactly the same problem.
I need two clips, a few seconds eaach made from stills and I cannot get
Generate clip from still to work at all.
I ahve tried several different images and image resolutions without success.
As the OP states, it just sits there and never completes.... even after 8
What's the secret to get this feature to work?
Developers: I have found my problem with Generate clip from still.
There is a limit to the length of the command buffer which is passed to
Smogrify ). I had a particularly long path and filename to the image I was
using and this was being truncated. (as verified by the process list)
I then looked at the input box selecting the filename by using the slider and
this correctly shows the truncation that was occuring. I moved my "still"
around so that its pathname was shorter and the clip was generated
Maybe a bit of error checking needed or a longer buffer?
Frank, many thanks for your investigation. After reading your comment, I
noticed there was indeed a limit of 80 characters for filenames in the input
fields in plugins - this was originally done for aesthetic reasons. I have
changed the code in svn so that the field length (data) for filename inputs
will now be much longer, whilst keeping the same display width. This should
avoid such truncation in future when selecting files using the file selector