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GAP

Jul 25, 2014, 16:26
Post: #1
GAP
I have downloaded Gap (at last) In my document and I have the following;

Animation-Scripts,
Audio- support,
plugin-animated cursor,
gap Installer,
Tutorial and how to install

However I still cannot get the video to show between filter and window. I am so frustrated at not being able to open up and use GAP.
What on earth am I doing wrong?

I am on window 7 - PC with the current version of Gimp installed
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Jul 25, 2014, 17:44 (This post was last modified: Jul 25, 2014 17:51 by rich2005.)
Post: #2
RE: GAP
I don't use GAP but AFAIK it does work on Win7 32 bit or 64 bit and Gimp 2.8.x

You should remember that GAP is an old 32 bit plugin and even the latest version was for Gimp 2.6

From your info, that has to be the photocomix package and probably the best to use.
It comes as a zip archive, with Win7 keep this away from your Gimp folders, you should have downloaded it to your 'Downloads folder' or similar. Either unpack or do it all on the fly, just click and open the zip file.

You should get something like this screenshot http://i.imgur.com/37S959n.jpg

Now going into that installer folder you should see this http://i.imgur.com/7bNCNg6.jpg

Click on that file to start the installation process http://i.imgur.com/PVtGXm9.jpg

Now for the important bit
You have to point the installer at the installation folder for Gimp, usually C:\Program Files\GIMP 2
http://i.imgur.com/9IJLR8Y.jpg

It is not so much an installer as an unpacker, once it is finished, start Gimp up and you should have a new menu entry Video largely grayed-out until you have a file open. http://i.imgur.com/eJD1phm.jpg

Hope this helps.

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Jul 27, 2014, 13:51
Post: #3
RE: GAP
(Jul 25, 2014 17:44)rich2005 Wrote:  I don't use GAP but AFAIK it does work on Win7 32 bit or 64 bit and Gimp 2.8.x

You should remember that GAP is an old 32 bit plugin and even the latest version was for Gimp 2.6

From your info, that has to be the photocomix package and probably the best to use.
It comes as a zip archive, with Win7 keep this away from your Gimp folders, you should have downloaded it to your 'Downloads folder' or similar. Either unpack or do it all on the fly, just click and open the zip file.

You should get something like this screenshot http://i.imgur.com/37S959n.jpg

Now going into that installer folder you should see this http://i.imgur.com/7bNCNg6.jpg

Click on that file to start the installation process http://i.imgur.com/PVtGXm9.jpg

Now for the important bit
You have to point the installer at the installation folder for Gimp, usually C:\Program Files\GIMP 2
http://i.imgur.com/9IJLR8Y.jpg

It is not so much an installer as an unpacker, once it is finished, start Gimp up and you should have a new menu entry Video largely grayed-out until you have a file open. http://i.imgur.com/eJD1phm.jpg

Hope this helps.
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Jul 27, 2014, 14:00
Post: #4
RE: GAP
rich2005
Thank you, in the end I managed to install Gap, however, when I converted a video and tried to put it in GIMP it did not work.

I went opened split frames and clicked on 'extract video range' but each time ended up with a Gimp Gap execution error. this is the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6nDKP4rEIU

Can you still help?
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Jul 27, 2014, 18:55
Post: #5
RE: GAP
I will try to help. As I said before I am no expert (or even a user) of GAP but I do know a bit about video.

The first thing to remember is GAP is now old, the latest and greatest (ie. photocomix archive) was for Gimp 2.6 and bits of that probably go back even earlier. One of those is the video muxer/demuxer based on an application called ffmpeg and that version I think is no longer up to demuxing YouTube video.

Not to worry, you can convert the video and do a bit of pre-editing as well.
Get Avidemux from here http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ look in the downloads section.

Chop out the bit of video you want and save in mpg format as shown in:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uic5SaQ8FwA&hd=1 4.5 minutes

Second half shows the GAP videorange working on the clip.

Remember that video has a much higher framerate than an animation. Your video is 25 frames per second and a gif might be 8 or 10 maximum. Same goes for the frame size, 480x360 is big for a gif. Be prepared for lots of editing in Gimp and beware of monster files sizes.

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