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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Tue 23 May 2017, 18:24    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
I've made a short recording, which plays back in SMPlayer. I've tried the 'Snapshot' feature, too.....but it results in a .ppm (!!) file.

How d'you view this? None of the standard viewers want to know.....or are there options in VideoView for different snapshot outputs?

Could it be this thing? That Wikipedia page has a link to this site with sample files in .ppm format (not sure if they are the same kind as yours, though); I downloaded some and was able to open them with both Viewnior and mtPaint. I can make them open with Viewnior by default by right-clicking one such file in ROX and setting its run action to defaultimageviewer "$@".
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 23 May 2017, 19:14    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:

I've tried the 'Snapshot' feature, too.....but it results in a .ppm (!!) file. How d'you view this? None of the standard viewers want to know....


I can use in puppy4 Libreoffice Draw. You can use a light portable libreoffice 3.3 in /mnt/home from:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/

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.or are there options in VideoView for different snapshot outputs?


As I can see only .pnm and .ppm images. In zigbert's Stardust 013 puppy 4.31 based I use Libreoffice Draw for both .ppm and .pnm images.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 23 May 2017, 21:24    Post subject:  

Interesting, m_l. Purely as useful info, that link is worth hanging onto.....if for no other reason. Thanks!

@watchdog:- Yes, you're right. Opens in LibreOffice Draw nicely. I would never have thought of that, since I don't believe I've ever used it.... Embarassed Rolling Eyes Smile

The newest version of Libre Office that I've found which will run in Racy is 3.5.3 (and I only found that because vic_mz's L.Office thread has still got links to a handful of older versions.) Any newer than that, I start getting glibc errors. Go figure.

@mostly_lurking:- You're right, too! In X-Slacko (which I'm in at the moment), you have to right-click in Thunar and 'Set as custom command'. Then it'll open in Viewnior. Simply left-clicking on the file produces no result at all...

It's all 'grist for t'mill'..! Cheers, guys.


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mostly_lurking

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PostPosted: Wed 24 May 2017, 09:29    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
The newest version of Libre Office that I've found which will run in Racy is 3.5.3 (and I only found that because vic_mz's L.Office thread has still got links to a handful of older versions.) Any newer than that, I start getting glibc errors. Go figure.

You mean this thread? I have used the PET package of LibreOffice 5.0.6 on Wary before, and just tested the SFS one on Racy in a VM. (The PET didn't install correctly there, probably due to the memory limitations of my virtual machine.) It's a bit sluggish, but seems to be more or less working as it should. The LibreOffice 4 packages from the same thread might work, too.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 24 May 2017, 11:31    Post subject:  

Hi, m_l. Yep, that's the thread.

You say 5.06 works? Admittedly, when I tried L.Office on here to start with, I was using the (then) newest version (5.3.0). Which wouldn't start, for some reason.

I'll give 5.06 a try; that's quite new enough for me. I've still got it installed in two of my Pups; it's a very rare occasion when I have all 10 of them current on everything..... (*sigh*) That'll do!

Thanks for the tip. Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Apr 2019, 05:07    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:

VideoView works perfectly. I'm quite surprised..! After accepting the license, and setting things up in the config panel, the 'Preview' comes straight up. Nice one!

I've made a short recording, which plays back in SMPlayer. I've tried the 'Snapshot' feature, too.....but it results in a .ppm (!!) file.

How d'you view this? None of the standard viewers want to know.....or are there options in VideoView for different snapshot outputs?


Just another tip: choose to save in a .pnm image and in console:

Code:
pnmtojpeg pic.pnm > pic.jpeg
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Apr 2019, 06:26    Post subject:  

@ watchdog:-

Thanks for the tip! Smile Works nicely; using ffmpeg, I take it?


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