I burned a slideshow on a DVD about a month ago using my old setup (Fedora Core
4, JAlbum 6.2, Java 1.5.0_05, Flash 22.214.171.124) and it plays fine now with my new
setup (Fedora Core, JAlbum 6.4, Java 1.5.0_06, Flash 126.96.36.199).
So, I tried recreating the album I burned on DVD using Fedora Core 5, JAlbum
6.2 and Java 1.5.0_06.
I figured that I might see some differences in the generated files that would
give me a clue.
To my surprise, I didn't see any significant differences.
The only differences that there were were dates in the album.xml file and each
of the JPG thumbnails compared different.
Since I was not having any problem with the thumbnails, this could not be
Maybe the date is encoded in the JPG file.
Anyway, since there was no significant difference in the generated files the
album should work, right?
This got me thinking.
There must be something different about the PNG files.
Certainly the pictures are different but that couldn't be it.
The first set of pictures were all captured under Windows XP using Sony Vegas
6.0 from a captured VHS home video.
There were some strange interlacing artifacts that caused trouble with these
snapshots that I was able to correct by using CorelDraw 12's PhotoPaint and
applying a 1 pixel gaussian blur.
The second set of pictures were taken the same way except that I found a
setting in Vegas that made it unnecesary for the post processing.
I guessed that there is something in the second set of PNG files that upsets
Flash Player 7.
So, I took one of the files, opened it up with Gimp and saved it.
Evidently, there is some some Flash sensitivity to certain kinds of PNG files.
Does this make sense?
Do you have any idea what the sensitivity is?
Is this fixed in Flash Player 8?
Will the albums I make now (using the aforementioned software versions) work
later when I am able to get Flash Player 8?