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Old February 12th, 2003, 05:47 AM
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I can't say I really understand what "sync to music" is supposed to do
anyway. Yes, you can time the slides so that they end when the music does
(and I assume the program does a calculation - Length of music track in
seconds / number of slides = slide duration, right?), but what does sync to
music really do? A true sync to music would provide a timeline with slide
transitions set manually on that timeline. A good example is seen in the
program Pictures-to-Exe.

Even better would be a "filmstrip-like" track for the images underneath which
would be a waveform of the soundtrack. Transition points could be entered on
the timeline, adjusted as needed, etc. Take a look at the high-end
non-linear video editing programs and you'll see what I mean. This would be,
in my opinion anyway, the most precise way to custom sync your slides to the

In the meantime, please explain what "sync to music" means in Xatshow.



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