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7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby mick » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:28 pm

Where it says "upload image" is that for the included images that I can scroll though? When I click on it it takes me to where the pictures location is but I can't access any pics. Even if I transfer a pic to a different location such as desktop or a drive it is not accessible The windows pics folder is where I put images to download with a post but is not responding, Its accessible otherwise. Have I got the wrong impression of the upload pics window?

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Mark Bliss » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:57 pm

You can add your image to the supplied five. And automatically have it uploaded with the project. As well as have the announcement added at the beginning, end or both.

Example: https://soundcloud.com/mbliss01/wubwub
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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:07 pm

Hi,

It also provides a background image for a YouTube or Facebook video if you don't have a video track in your song.

If you're not finding any of your own images, what format are they? JPGs? PNG files? GIFs? You should be able to load the most common image file formats.

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:09 pm

Anorax wrote:So the real question is, is the bug an "enhancement" for controlling mixdown length, or is the bug in Mixcraft including muted tracks and clips when calculating mixdown length?


HI,

Since we'd expect a muted submix to be ignored on mix down, I suppose this could be considered a bug.

Adding an option to trim the end of published audio is definitely a feature.

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Mark Bliss » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:45 pm

Greg, Question, there is no indication or apparent control over what kind of file we are uploading, (to Soundcloud for example) can I assume MP3 then?
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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:58 pm

Hi,

In the interest of reasonable upload times, it's MP3. Audio purists should publish their music the old-fashioned way, by airmail.

Of course, the option for other audio formats could be a feature request.

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby mick » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:54 pm

I have some png pics in the "my pictures" library and have no problem accessing them by paint, photo viewer, or just click the mouse. When I try to access a picture via the publisher the pictures folder does not respond.

I can choose an image and include it in a post but no joy via the publisher for some reason. 8)

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:18 pm

HI,

What version of Windows do you have? "My Pictures" sounds like Windows XP. I don't have any problems navigating to Documents/Pictures on my computer. Maybe you're trying to access an invalid shortcut? Try to navigate there a different way.

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby mick » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:56 am

Greg, I have windows 7 64 bit SP1 .
Every program I have will access the pictures except publisher and chasing around for an image when I know exactly what it is and where is unusual.
This one below for instance: Accessible with the forum "add file" feature but not available with publisher.
It is of no consequence but I report this as an issue at my end regardless, if you can actually place an image in the publisher panel then its my computer (and I) but you said you can "navigate" to the pictures folder and that doesn't sound the same as importing. 8)
Meanwhile I shall investigate some more and report once again.

BTW The problem I had with the blank publisher panel was not a result of editing the ini files (mixskin) I downloaded the beta and instead of changing all the colours again one by one, I pasted the edited mixskin I already had in documents. There was the problem because it did not have the publisher panel data!

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:27 am

Experimenting a bit this morning (laptop, Vista) with the image upload function, I find that while I can select the upload button and navigate to the desired folder of images on my computer, I am experiencing some odd behaviour:

Once I locate the desired folder and select an image, if I then use the scroll arrows next to the image in the publish window, it will go to images in my folder I have not selected, seemingly randomly, and go back through the Acoustica images as expected, but then it "keeps" the images in my folder I did not select and will drop the original image I selected.
Minor bug, but a bug none the less. Reported.
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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby mick » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:15 am

Thanks Mark, Greg, did you actually TRY the import function once you "navigated" to the folder to confirm if its my computer at fault or a bug ? I still have no idea apart from Marks input so after a crazy 2 hours chasing I'm done with it.
Because the picture icons are missing I can type the file name and it will then import, but first I have to use another program to find the correct file name or title.

Next please..... ! :D

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:50 am

Hi,

Yes, I can navigate to the pictures folder and see all the icons of the images, then select an image and upload. Is the problem that you just cannot see the thumbnails of the images? You can view the contents of the folder and upload, but you just can't tell which image is which? Are you using any third-party Windows shell programs? Something to replace Windows File Explorer?

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby outteh » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:52 pm

How about providing step by step instructions to follow. Seems like it might just be a difference in steps causing the issue?

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby Acoustica Greg » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:59 pm

Just to make sure we're not overthinking this, if the problem is that you're not seeing the icons, have you tried adjusting your Windows folder view setting while you're browsing the folder from within publish?

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Re: 7.7 Build 296 - Publisher issue

Postby mick » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:24 pm

Yep!
Tom, the step by step goes like this.
Open Mixcraft
Add a clip from the library or a midi clip to activate the publish feature.
Select file > publish
Click the upload image on the publish panel and the explorer window opens where I can select "pictures".
From there I expect the picture icons to display but they do not. But, if I access the pictures folder direct from explorer (therefore bypassing the publish route) all icons show. If I then right click an icon and select "open with" then choose Mixcraft, the icon installs multiple times onto the video track and then displays in the pictures folder and I can access it after that. Orange arrow.

So its a case of telling Mixcraft what to look for and the next time it will find the icon in the pictures folder as above. All the other icons remain hidden unless I right click another one (from explorer or other program) and again select open with...

Greg, I've already tried the display settings but no change. I also tried full screen view. The orange arrow shows the picture I selected to "open with" and the blue arrow shows where I can type a title, in this case the VB3 organ and it will pop into the publish panel O.K.
I'm getting weary to say the least so as long as its not a bug and confined to my end there is no problem.. but then Mark has an issue of a different manner.
I made a folder "Mixcraft publisher images and tried putting something in there but that's a dud too.



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