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MF5: How to show the "Drop Frame Counter"
This is not an official solution by Ulead. The "Drop Frame Counter" involves editing a critical program file and any other changes to it can cause the program not to run properly. If you encounter problems with the software and ask for Technical support, the TS guys may not be able to give the exact solution because the program has been tampered. Tech Support can never know for sure what other values are changed so its better to be safe. Its like voiding the warranty of a certain electrical device by removing a jumper or modifying its circuit. Make sure you backup those files and revert it to the original one and then ask for TS assistance.
It is covered in the EULA under "2. Use of Software: You may not: 4) reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software"
Add Movie Factory 4 Menu Templates to Movie Factory 5.maddrummer3301 wrote:Another Useful Tip for MF5: How to show the "Drop Frame Counter"
By Default MF4/5 doesn't display dropped frames. Possibly because doing so may take up cpu power on slower systems. Especially on direct to disk function.
For experienced users to display "Drop Frames".
Program Configuration Files (Hidden Directory "Application Data")
Directory = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ulead Systems\Ulead DVD MovieFactory\5.0
Configuration File = DVDMFCap.ini
Default Settings: Specific Section:
ShowCaptureInfo=0 (This is the default NOT to show "Dropped Frames"
AutoDropBitRate=1 (If frames are dropped maybe automatically drop the bitrate to a lower value?)
New Settings to Display the Drop Frame Counter
ShowCaptureInfo=1 (Change this to a one)
The "Drop Frame" counter is only visible during the active capturing process.
Hope this helps,
Further to the excellent post by MDmaddrummer3301 wrote:Hi,
You can add directories and name them separately making them custom.
If you want to add all the MF4 templates is easy.
Make sure MF3/4 and 5 are Not running.
Location of the MF4 templates:
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 4.0 Disc Creator\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 4.0\Template -->(Sub-directories of templates).
First off the program separates the 2 different aspect ratios in direct relation to whatever you have the aspect ratio Icon set at (bottom of the menu creation screen).
So on the bottom of the screen make sure the aspect ratio is set to the correct sub-directory in MF5.
The following location is to copy the 4x3 menu templates.
Location to copy the "Complete Directories" to:
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5\Content\Menu Template\4x3 --> (subdirectories you want to ADD/Copy from MF3/4).
Copy the complete directories Under the 4x3 directories (this makes them subdirectories) IF your templates are 4x3. When you start MF5 it will load them in.
After you have them loaded in click on the "Aspect Ratio" icon on the bottom of the screen and change it to 16:9. You will see the MF4 templates disappear because MF5 is now using the 16x9 sub-directory which you haven't copied anything into yet.
Hope this helps,
move all the 16.9 Menus to
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5\Content\Menu Template\16x9
In Version 4 the 4.3 and the 16.9 are sort of mixed in with each other but easy to identify and seperate.
Now you get 16.9 menus from version 4 in version 5 as well.