|REDUCING THE PROJECT SIZE
1. How can
I reduce the size of my AVI videos?
2. Will the unused files become part of the final
can I reduce the size of my AVI videos?
You can either change the
resolution of your AVI (in that case you must use the "stretch" option of
Adventure Maker if you want to play them full-screen), or change the "frame
rate" of the AVI (the "number of frames per second"), or you can recompress
the AVI with a more powerful CODEC. To do so, you can use any Video Processing program,
such as the freeware VirtualDub. It is
recommended that you first try with one of the default Windows CODEC (Cinepak, Indeo, RLE,
MS Video), which do not require you to distribute any decompression CODECs since they are
included in Windows. If you find them not powerful enough, you may download a better CODEC
from the Internet (such as DivX, MS MPEG-4, etc.). In that case you must include the
decompression CODEC into the installation package of your software in order to make sure
that the AVI file can be played on any system. To do so, just get the CODEC executable
from the authors of the CODEC, and then include it as an external file to be "run at
the end of the installation" in the "Distribution Options" window of
Will the unused files become part of the final executable?
executables for Windows, all the files that are listed in
the "Resources Manager" window (click "Manage Resources..." from the
"Project Menu" to open it) - with the exception of the files that are inside the
"Shared Resource Files" folder - will be distributed with the software created
with Adventure Maker. You can easily delete the unwanted files by going to the
"Resources Manager" window, selecting them, and pressing the "Del" key
(or right-clicking on them and clicking "Delete"). To sort the files by their
size, click the "Details" button in the toolbar to change the view style, and
then click on the "Size" column header.