So much so that my thread originally entitled "favorite MarioKart track and game" was modified by a staff member to become "Official Mario Kart Thread".
I would like to point out that I did this for the sake of keeping all relevant discussion in one place instead of having it split among different threads. (Plus we already had rules against "favorite x?" threads.)
But in general, as long as the post in question is still relevant to the topic at hand (both subject-wise and time-wise), then I don't have a problem with it.
I've used Sony Vegas and I don't remember it having any sort of text-box feature. The closest you're going to get without creating each graphic in an external image-editing program is with the "Title" feature in Premiere (or equivalent in other programs). You can create a rectangle (or more details) with the text over top of it--then you can just copy and paste the title object and edit the text for each graphic. here's an example I made in a few seconds.
If you're looking for something really fancy like specifying an image to use as a text-box and automatically stretching it to fit the words... sorry, I can't help you there.
Hi. For once in my SMWC-life I have decided to release something at C3 even though it is probably of no use to anyone. I just did this for fun and thought other people might enjoy it. So keep that in mind if you anything of sub-par quality. :)
I have created a MIDI soundfont that turns everything into instruments from various SNES games. With this, you can tell your sound card to play MIDI files with the samples I've extracted instead of the default (or other if you've modified yours already) MIDI samples.
Download the zip file below. Extract it and you will find a .sf2 file inside.
You'll need the program VirtualMIDISynth. It lets you switch what sounds MIDI files will use to play. (I suggest getting this and a good soundfont also on that page if you mess with MIDI files a lot. It really helps on the ears.)
In VirtualMIDISynth, select "CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth" as the default device under the "MIDI Mapper" tab. This disables the default sounds.
In the "Soundfonts" tab, click the + button and browse to the SNES Soundfont.sf2 file. Make sure the checkbox next to it is checked and click "Apply."
Restart any programs that use MIDI and you should be good to go.
(If you don't use Windows, there's probably a way to do this but I don't know. Sorry!)
Now you can listen to your MIDI files--retro style!
Can you at least make that box translucent, make the background more than just a plain color, or word-wrap the text?
I actually dug more into the options, and you can set the background of a rectangle to be an opaque or translucent color, a handful of different gradients, and you can even set it as a texture and specify an image file. I guess that's what you're looking for. As for word-wrap, the image I showed above had all the text in one box and it wrapped on its own. Unless you mean something different?
And what other video editors have you used?
I've used Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, iMovie, and Virtualdub, but I've only recently used Premiere.