How to set background picture when converting images to video slideshow with Image To Video SDK

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When converting set of JPG, PNG, BMP images to AVI or WMV video slideshow with Image To Video SDK, you can use a picture as movie background.

The sample codes below show how to set picture as a video slideshow background during conversion in VB.NET and C#.

Visual Basic .NET

Imports BytescoutImageToVideoLib

Module Module1

Sub Main()

Console.WriteLine("Converting JPG slides into video, please wait..")

' Create BytescoutImageToVideoLib.ImageToVideo object instance
Dim converter As ImageToVideo = New ImageToVideo()

' Activate the component
converter.RegistrationName = "demo"
converter.RegistrationKey = "demo"

' set default in effect for slides (you can also set effects for each single slide)
converter.Slides.DefaultSlideInEffect = 1 ' teFadeIn (1) - fades in effect for slides transition
converter.Slides.DefaultSlideInEffectDuration = 500 ' 500 msec for in effect

' Set movie background picture
converter.SetBackgroundPictureFileName("........background.jpg")

' Add images and set slide durations

Dim slide As Slide
slide = CType(converter.AddImageFromFileName("........slide1.jpg"), Slide)

slide.Duration = 3000 ' 3000ms = 3s
slide = CType(converter.AddImageFromFileName("........slide2.jpg"), Slide)

slide.Duration = 3000
slide = CType(converter.AddImageFromFileName("........slide3.jpg"), Slide)

slide.Duration = 3000

' Set output video size
converter.OutputWidth = 500

converter.OutputHeight = 400

' Set output video file name
converter.OutputVideoFileName = "result.wmv"

' Run the conversion
converter.RunAndWait()

Console.WriteLine("Conversion is done. Press any key to continue...")

Console.ReadKey

' Open the result video file in default media player
Process.Start("result.wmv")

End Sub

End Module 

Visual C#

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;

using BytescoutImageToVideoLib;

namespace BackgroundPicture
{
class Program
{

static void Main(string[] args)
{

Console.Write("Converting JPG slides into video, please wait..");

// Create BytescoutImageToVideoLib.ImageToVideo object instance
ImageToVideo converter = new ImageToVideo();

// Activate the component
converter.RegistrationName = "demo";
converter.RegistrationKey = "demo";

// Set movie background picture
converter.SetBackgroundPictureFileName("..\..\..\..\background.jpg");

// Add images and set slide durations

Slide slide;
slide = (Slide) converter.AddImageFromFileName("..\..\..\..\slide1.jpg");

slide.Duration = 3000; // 3000ms = 3s
slide = (Slide) converter.AddImageFromFileName("..\..\..\..\slide2.jpg");

slide.Duration = 3000;
slide = (Slide) converter.AddImageFromFileName("..\..\..\..\slide3.jpg");

slide.Duration = 3000;

// Set output video size
converter.OutputWidth = 500;

converter.OutputHeight = 400;

// Set output video file name
converter.OutputVideoFileName = "result.wmv";

// Run the conversion
converter.RunAndWait();

Console.WriteLine("Conversion is done. Press any key to continue..");

Console.ReadKey();

// Open the result video file in default media player
Process.Start("result.wmv");

}
}
} 

Download output video file: result.zip (extract and run result.wmv to see the conversion sample)

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