[Chimera-users] ppt and movies

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Nov 22 10:31:32 PST 2007

Hi Markus,
There is some documentation of powerpoint blank movie problems and  
how to solve them, but they focus on Windows systems.  In case  
anything is generalizable to the Mac, however, you could follow the  
two links to Microsoft support documents at the bottom of this page:

Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Nov 21, 2007, at 5:49 PM, Markus Voehler wrote:

> I have recorded a movie of a pdb in chimera with the following  
> command:
> movie record supersample 3
> .
> .
> movie stop
> movie encode bitrate 6000 mformat avi output ./pol_b_movie.avi
> I can import it into ppt (2004, V 11.3.5)  on my Mac (OS X 10.4.11)
> and it plays fine in the editing mode, but when I go to the slideshow
> and start the movie, there is a blank screen for the duration of the
> movie. When it is done, it shows the standing slide again. Any idea
> what might be going on?
> Also, is there a better way to improve the resolution then setting
> the bitrate to 6000, 30 f/s? I have tried the supersample 3 option,
> but this does not seem to make much of a difference in the final  
> movie.
> Any input is appreciated.
> Markus

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