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To install LCSE movie playing applications
1) Make sure that Distributed COM is enabled on your computer. See the "Default Properties" tab in the dcomcnfg application. 2) Download MovieApps.zip 3) Unzip the file MovieApps.zip into a directory where you keep applications. 4) Run the script SETUP_MOVIE_APPS.cmd
To get and run a multi panel movie example
1) Download MovieData.zip (29MB) into a directory where you keep your data: movie data will unpack to ~60MB. 2) Unzip the file MovieData.zip, which will produce three files RotA_FT.movie 1st 40 frame 512x512 pixel movie RotA_Strch.movie 2nd 40 frame 512x512 pixel movie two.mg a text file used with mg.exe The movie files are raw RGB pixels -- no compression. The "mg" play script looks like localhost:0000x0000 C:\data\RotA_FT.movie 512 512 40 localhost:0512x0000 C:\data\RotA_Strch.movie 512 512 40 where each line specifies one panel, and in each line: 1st field is the host and screen offset; 2nd field is the path to the raw movie file; 3rd & 4th fields are the X- and Y-movie frame dimensions; and 5th field is the number of movie frames. 3) Modify the paths in text file "two.mg" to point to where your have unzipped the movie data in step 2. You can also modify localhost to be the host you will play the movies on: must be the same machine that has the movie data localy available. For best performance, each movie file should be on a separate high performance disc drive. You can also modify the screen coordinates of each panel to point to the location offsets of each monitor. The screen coordinates are in pixels from the upper left corner of your desktop. 4) After you have installed the movie play software (see above), run the graphical user interface (mg.exe) on the play script two.mg You can browse to the play scrip from within the mg.exe application. However, mg.exe will also take comand line arguments, the 1st one being the play script. A) Hence, in a command shell type mg.exe two.mg Alternatively, you can drag two.mg onto mg.exe You should see the mg GUI pop up with the contents of the two.mg script parsed into its multi column list box. B) Click the button "initialize" -- you should see the two 512x512 movies pop up side-by-side in the upper left hand corner of your display. C) Click the button "play", and you should see the two movies play in lockstep. D) You can top the movie and single frame forward and backward with the buttons "stop", "Frame++", and "Frame--". E) Click the button "Exit" to close the movies and exit the application.