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Posted: Sat, 12th Jan 2008, 6:03pm

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I bought into videowrap today and there are a few things I would like to see added to future updates if you would consider them.

When choosing the file to be worked on / coverted there is no ability to down size the screen size / dimensions of the file i.e. if it starts at 720w can we shrink it 520w when we convert it.

When choosing the resulting name of the file - we don't actually get the name of the file we choose, rather the file is always "videowrap.flv" within a folder using the name we choose. Please can you make the file name the same as the folder, ie. the chosen fle name too. I know I can go in and change it - but that's extra work.

While I appreciate these things can be altred after the event i.e by editing the resultant html page, it would be great to have greater command over the options such as autostart, bufferlength, smoothing etc while setting up the conversion.

Having run a few files through, I am finding the resultant video file sizes are far larger than necessary - it would be great to have extended control over the compression.

All these things could be added to a slightly more expensive "Pro" version - so you wouldn't lose the clients wanting the simple approach...

Have a feeling I am going to be back for some of your other programmes.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jan 2008, 9:22am

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Thank you very much for your feedback.

While these are all good ideas, it would take away the "simple" element of compression which many VideoWrap customers have told us they particularly enjoy. Having said that more options could be added into a Pro version as you say, however if and when that takes place is only guess work at the moment.

Hope you enjoy the software!
Posted: Mon, 14th Jan 2008, 10:07pm

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I'd have to second DaveG here...
VideoWrap is great, and I do love the ease of use, but a pro version, where we had options to customise, or alter the defaults would be a great advantage!!

Yes, it may take time to develop, but I beleive its something worth looking into.

The "simple" element could still remain for thoughs that are ok with it... smile
but im sure there are others that would like to be able to resize video dimensions etc.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jan 2008, 11:23pm

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Sounds like what you want is Quicktime Pro. Darn cheap at only $30, and gives you full control over all those details you mention. Doesn't compress to Flash of course, but there are plenty of Quicktime codecs to cover the bases of whatever end use you have in mind for the footage.

As I understand it, the concept behind VideoWrap was to provide a compression solution for all the users who didn't understand codecs and such, and couldn't be troubled to spend a bunch of time learning about them. I think the concept is solely to be as easy to use as possible. By not having all those settings and options available, then no one will get lost in them, or even have to worry about them. Since any decent editing program will let you export to different sizes and codecs and such, with full control, I'm not sure how much of a market there would be for a standalone app that did the same thing. At the very least two of you, I guess, although I'm sure there's more than that.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jan 2008, 12:58am

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I did a small tutoial a while back here:

You can change some of the settings in the xml files to change some of the parameters of the presets.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 1:47pm

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Have never had good experiences with QuickTime so I've never learned the ins and outs of it - even though I have a legally rgistered purchased copy installed. I suppose it comes from a deep seated hatred of apple that goes back many years. I tolerate QT but have no real desire to be involved in it other than for those occasions when I absolutely have no options.
I would bet there are more like me out there and this programme could well fill a gap in the mid end sector to high end sector if it had the additional options.

Would be nice to be able to add a rewind button in the player instead of having to drag the play point back which is not that accurate.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 7:54am

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Hey while some people where talking about ideas for the Video wrap update, or Pro version. How about the ability to convert multiple files. When you select the video you want, to have the option yo add more and make a list of videos to all be made to the same setting's? and then the only tideous part would be just selecting all the starting pictures for the flash part.

but for now im ok with doing running through it again, but after 14 videos its gets monotonous.

But besides that great program fxhom, as usual, B-E-A-utiful compression quality's, and a quick conversion
Posted: Sat, 24th May 2008, 3:25pm

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there should be a shutdown or restart computer when finished option, to be used if you are encoding a huge video file
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2008, 11:39pm

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I suggest Sorensen Squeeze if you want more control, your own presets, automatic file naming, flash formats, drop folders and automatic multiple-step jobs. If I were to add power and features to Video Wrap it'd end up a lot like Sorensen. Give it a go smile