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Canonman5D3 [Avatar]
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I am very new to PowerDirector, and have searched for a method to generate custom wmv profiles. I found something for older versions, but it didn't seem to apply to 14 (PD Toots). Sorry if that sounds a bit lame but I did say I was new

Could somebody also explain to me whether the structure of the wmv container, and the way it is handled by PD. allows a trade off between resulution and quality. For example can you do a 640 x480 wmv file at 1Mbps, but also a 1920x1080 file at less quality?
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Carl312
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There are some already created,

http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/45598.page

The wmv encoder is found here:

http://www.videohelp.com/software/Windows-Media-Encoder

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Canonman5D3 [Avatar]
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Thanks for that Carl, but I was trying to understand how a PRX file is created in the first place.
J
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Dafydd B [Avatar]
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Quote: Thanks for that Carl, but I was trying to understand how a PRX file is created in the first place.
J


Why?

A PRX file is just a profile, a template an instruction to carry out an action - to create a wmv video from the media you have placed in PDR's tracks.

PRX (wmv profile template) files can be edited (and saved to a new file name etc) in an xml editor, that's the way I now create them if I need to, I don't bother installing the encoder software.

Dafydd

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Canonman5D3 [Avatar]
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I understand that and have viewed some in notpad. What I am having trouble understanding is how you can create a VALID prx file. So for example it is plainly possible to make a 640 x 480 @ 1mbps profile which will work well. What happens if I try to make a 1920x1080 @ 1mbps? Will PD crash, will it do it or will PD fail to recognise the file?
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ynotfish
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Hi Canonman5D3 -

No - it won't crash PDR or have any adverse effect (aside from video quality).

There are a couple attached if you'd like to test them. They go in C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDirector14\Language\Enu\Profiles

Cheers - Tony
 Filename
WMV 9 1920x1080 1Mbps -NTSC.prx
[Disk]
 Description
 Filesize
6 Kbytes
 Downloaded:
113 time(s)
 Filename
WMV 9 1920x1080 1Mbps -PAL.prx
[Disk]
 Description
 Filesize
6 Kbytes
 Downloaded:
103 time(s)

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