Frustrated because you can't preview your Animotica project timeline? Seeing a blank screen rather than your edited video clips? This issue is often caused by incompatible video formats.
The good news is that it's easily fixed! Follow these steps:
Convert Media Files
Before adding clips to your project, run them through the "Prepare Videos for Animotica" tool. This will convert them into formats fully supported by Animotica for smooth playback and preview.
See our how-to guide for details on using the preparation tool. Converting your files beforehand prevents preview issues.
Turn off the Hardware Acceleration
- Click on the hamburger icon;
- Go to Animotica's settings menu;
- Click on the Performance tab;
- Turn off the "Playback hardware acceleration for playback" option.
Disabling hardware acceleration forces Animotica to use software decoding for video files. This resolves most incompatible format issues. In order to apply the settings, you will need to reload the application.
Previewing your timeline is essential for properly editing your project. Let us know if you continue having trouble after converting media and adjusting hardware acceleration settings @ email@example.com.
Happy Editing! ✨