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Author Topic: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time  (Read 6269 times)

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Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »
I'm testing Multi Photo Quotes and I love it.

While testing I didn't find out how to prevent that a picture is shown twice or more at the same time.

Let me try to explain this: I have a folder with pictures A B C D E F G H inside. 3 Monitors are used with full-screen-image.

Is it configureable that for example first ABC , then DEF, then GEH is shown? (Pic A => Monitor1 // Pic B => Monitor2 ...)

The shuffle-feature is great but often gives Output like AAB, then CFF... or even GGG... Is there a feature to use shuffle with preventing same pic at the same time?

Hope I explained in a understandable way in poor english :-) Thanx a lot for this great screensaver!! And thanks for any help!

Roman

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 03:18:31 PM »
It's nice to hear someone is using it.. Definitely not one of my more popular programs.
I agree, I've been meaning to fix that so that it randomly shuffles rather than randomly selects images with replacement.
I'll try to get a new update out in the next week with the feature.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 04:10:04 PM »
Wow! That's great!! Thanks a lot!!  :Thmbsup: :up:

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 02:03:37 PM »
Hello Mouser, did you already have time for that feature? Would be great! :-) Thanx a lot!

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 08:56:56 PM »
Thanks for reminding me.. I haven't added it yet but I will try to get to it in next week.  :up:

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 09:13:53 PM »
Maybe i'll try to do it tonight -- are you willing to help me test in the next day or two?

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 10:45:11 PM »
Please try this new test version (note it's only exe not setup, so replace your current exe with this one):
http://www.donationc...MultiPhotoQuotes.zip

It was a bit trickier than you might expect, both because of all the different ways images can get into MPQ (from different directories, from quote books, etc.), but also because MPQ sometimes tries an image out in one cell and then has to reject it if others wont fit in other cells..

SO.. let's see if i got it right.  Let me know.



Note: Not only will this version avoid repeating images on a single screen, it will also avoid repeating images between displays.. SO if you have 1000 images, you shouldn't see it repeating as it cycles (it will repeat after the program exits and restarts, or after screensaver wakes up and restarts).

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 01:16:08 AM »
ps. this beta also supports extracting random frames from video files.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 04:57:12 AM »
Hey mouser, thanks for the work. I've been testing it (simply replaced your beta MultiPhotoQuotes.exe with the old one.)
There are still pictures shown twice at the same time but I have the feeling it is more seldom now.

Let me have a closer look this afternoon. I will do further tests.

Thanks.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 06:10:31 AM »
Hmm.. well it should never be happening now.. unless MPQ has no choice because there aren't enough images to fill the screen without repeating.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 11:14:12 AM »
Hi there,

my test:
- 3 Monitors
- Split Monitir into grid: YES
- Split Monitors Row Count: 2
- Split Monitors Column Count: 2

=> 3 Monitors with 4 Images each => 12 Images that can be shown.

For better seeing faster testing I created 16 Images with Letters from A to P.
Please download them here and have a test with my settings.

kinzigtaler.x10.mx/Gengenbach/wp-content/uploads/DefaultImages.rar

Im my testings, very often letters are shown twice though there are more Images than can be displayed

Thanks a lot and good testing!

Roman

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 11:32:43 AM »
You're right.  Thanks for the test images, working on it now.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 01:09:26 PM »
Ok let's see if I got it right this time:

Cany you try new download (same url): http://www.donationc...MultiPhotoQuotes.zip

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 06:38:29 AM »
Sorry... no difference to the previous version... is the download-link already updated?

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 07:02:34 AM »
is the download-link already updated?
Have you flushed your browser-cache? Most browsers don't re-download the same filename without adjusted cache-settings.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 07:34:59 AM »
Ok I reuploaded and changed name of zip file to make sure it wasnt some glitch.
Try: http://www.donationc...iPhotoQuotes1372.zip

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 07:39:40 AM »
OOOOpppppssss.... Ok. Downloaded with another browser  :)

Works fine now! Great Job!

Thanks a lot!

Greetings from Black Forest in Germany

Roman

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 08:02:39 AM »
Great! Thanks for the help testing.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 07:38:40 AM »
Hello Mouser,

very sorry. I took a closer look at it and it still happens that images are shown twice...
Took the testing images A,B,C.... again and same effect.

Seems to me that I didn't see it because I have too many images to see it while testing yesterday.

Please have another look at it. Thanks a lot.

Roman

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 07:42:04 AM »
Are you sure? Is it possible an older version is running?  I couldn't find any duplicates when running my last test.. Can you test the latest to be sure you are still seeing duplicates (make sure its not showing duplicates only if there are more panels than images).

I've uploaded a new version to: http://www.donationc...iPhotoQuotes1373.zip

The only change here i think is that now you can save and restore configuration sets, so that should make it easier to test things.

I'd really like to release a new version today so testing is appreciated.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 07:56:11 AM »
Guess I found the difference:

When double-clicking
C:\Program Files (x86)\MultiPhotoQuotes\MultiPhotoQuotes.exe
everything works fine.

BUT:
When I wait until screensaver starts up automatically by windows screensaver settings => images are shown twice.

Is there another file to be replaced??

This explains why my testings yesterday worked  :) I just double.clicked for testing...

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 08:02:47 AM »
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Is there another file to be replaced??

yes!

During install, TWO copies of the exe are placed on your computer.
One is C:\Program Files (x86)\MultiPhotoQuotes\MultiPhotoQuotes.exe
And for the screensaver, a copy is placed in your Windows directory as ssMultiPhotoQuotes.scr

The files are IDENTICAL, just a change of name and location.

This is done solely so that the screensaver is found by windows.

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This explains why my testings yesterday worked


Mystery solved!

Thanks for reminding me about this -- I forgot all about it.

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Re: Pictures shown twice or more at the same time
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2013, 08:05:16 AM »
 ;D :) ;)

 :Thmbsup:

Great! Thanks ;)