How do you get DVDs to play through MediaShout 4.5?
How do you get PowerPoint Slideshows to play through MediaShout 4.5?
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Since all DVD's are not created the same, carefully following the instructions found in the link below should resolve your DVD issue.
However, since we support multiple versions of PowerPoint, different things can go wrong depending the configuration you are using. Can you share a little about what you are using?
Here is a little bit of what we have here.
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2
Intel Core2 CPU
2.13 GHz, 2.00GB RAM
physical address extension
mediashout 4.5.0 b262
NVIDIAGeForce 8600 GT
Twin Eiki WX3 native 16:9 1080i projectors with inline VGA and HDMI splitters driving both.
Although the system specs are useful and I will address that in my next reply, I was asking about your PowerPoint configuration.
What version of PPT is on the system?
What version of PPT was used to create the file?
If you are running a full version of PPT installed, do you have any other PPT products installed such as a Viewer or compatibility pack?
How large is the PPT file (how many slides and file size)?
Where is the PPT file located(HD or network location)?
Are you trying to run .ppt or ,pptx files?
Great, thanks for the information.
Having a full version of PPT installed and Viewer 97 is known to cause issues. I would uninstall the viewer and even go as far as uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2007. This will ensure it is registered properly.
The answer "MS PPT 97-2003" could mean the file was created in 2007 or 2010 and saved as MS PPT 97-2003 format. If so, this is not necessary. With 2007 installed, MediaShout will play the PPTX files just fine.
It is never a good idea to run file directly from a thumb drive. Although USB is a great interface, it is not always 100% reliable. I have also seen issues when a script containing files loaded from a thumb drive will fail because the drive is no longer available. I recommend placing a copy of the PPT file on the hard drive for playback.
As far as the system specs are concerned, there is one thing that sticks out as a possible contributor to the issues.
Being on Service Pack 2 indicates the system is not up to date. There may be updates to Office 2007 that are only available if Service Pack 3 is installed.
The following should not contribute to the issue, but should be noted.
The processor should be OK, but the minimum is the Intel Core2 Duo @2.3Ghz
Although HDMI is a high quality signal, it is not meant for use in commercial applications for running long distances. But if you are not experiencing display issues, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
I know it is a lot to take in, but I hope it helps.
uninstalled PP Viewer, leaving PP in Microsoft Office 2007 installed.
installed QuckTime support for XP, installed K-Lite Codecs per instructions
The "insert slideshow" has popup error window, says the pp slideshow will not load. Tried loading from HD rather than thumb drive. Still will not load. It looks like it is loading, the L/H pane changes from black to blue. But then when I tap the blue arrow, the entire computer locks up. Mouse pointer skates around but will not do anything. I have to go to CRTL-ALT-DELETE and get the task manager to shut down the app. to get out.
One bright note after all of this. It does appear now that the insert video, DVD select is working. The test DVD is ......the one you supply for Instructional Purposes (basic & advanced).;-)
PS: Our HDMI lines have inline boosters for the long run.
Did you reinstall 2007? If not please do and retest.
What happens if you open the PPT in PPT? Do you recieve any errors or get any popup boxes or warnings?
If you are still having issues, please give me a call when you re at the system. Mouse over my Atari for my contact information.
Finally got around to removing then reloading Microsoft Office 2007, Sunday July 8. I have no idea why, but it seemed to work. I can now import power point presentations without MediaShout locking up. The "Insert" "Slideshow" (select .ppt file) starts a process that moves the power point frames to cue frames including making thumbnails for the MediaShout frames. I have to use the "Advance" "Timed" function to set the view time of each frame if I want to run it as a slideshow within MediaShout. The powerpoint background sound from the powerpoint slideshow seems to get lost in the transfer. Is that normal?
Also, the MediaShout GUI seems to get messed up when the slideshow is imported (window sizes and pixel resolution). I can rescue it somewhat by going back through the view window functions. Is that normal?
I have a similar question about PPT slideshows. We do not have a full version of MS PowerPoint on our media computers. We do have the Viewer installed, however, MediaShout 4.5 doesn't recognize PPT Viewer at all and will not allow us to choose a slideshow viewer under Settings > Applications. Therefore, we cannot import any slideshows. This is an issue especially for our children's ministry who still uses PowerPoint occasionally. :)
We have Viewer 2007 installed on Win7 64-bit, MS4.5 build 267.