I ran VFAPIConv on the d2v file, creating a "fake" AVI with the video content only.
Then, I used an AviSynth script that muxed and resized *this* AVI and the audio section back through VFAPIConv again , creating a second "fake" AVI to feed to Image Converter. And it works! I didn't crop or do any image adjusting, but I don't think there would be any problems.
I didn't use your last step on adjusting the framerate, because as far as I can tell, IC is doing that part correctly all by itself without any tweaking (29.97 fps-->14.985 fps). If I ever end up working with a 24 fps source, I might have to do that.
Thanks for all of your help and patience!
So that's really interesting as you just "reuse" vfapiconv again and don't change anything else. With this you show that huffyuv for sure exists on your pc (on XP ms again chose to hide the videocodecs as good as possible ;) it'sin control panel / sound / hardware / videocodecs - I use a german xp and hope you can find it with my translations ;) ).
But tbh I am now totally confused why you have to do the "reuse" step to get a successful conversion.
I'm fairly certain that it's something about the MPEG-2 codec. If I try to open the d2v file directly with WMP it won't go. If I "disguise" it as an AVI, it works perfectly.
I did find the control panel right where you said (real smart of them to put the video parameters in the Sound CP), and confirmed that everything's OK there.
Could you show me what scripts you used to do this workaround? Maybe I can get it to work for me.:)
Build just one script for step (B) (but don't run it until you've done the first step in C):
video = AviSource("test.avi")
audio = DirectShowSource("test AC3 T01 3_2ch 384Kbps DELAY -83ms.ac3").Amplify(8)
When you get to Step (C), just do it twice:
Iteration 1: Input is test.d2v, output is test.avi
(at this point, the avs file I built previously started "working" in WMP)
Iteration 2: Input is script_shown_above.avs, output is out_final.avi
Then, I just dropped out_final.avi onto Image Converter 1.1, and it worked perfectly.
Ok, I hope all those with problems converted to this forum too as I think I found the solution ;)
After my last shitty IBM harddrive I have ever purchased has chosen to end it's life I had to reinstall (fairer to say I had to start from my last 5 month old backuppoint - mental note "do backups more often") and voila, after following my own install procedure in this thread I had the same "avs won't play in wmp" as some of you had.
Solution, install gordian knot codec pack (I have not evaluated which of those codecs does the trick, but I guess it's ffdshow or morgan stream switcher) from http://gknot.doom9.org/ and try again, for me it works (and I know I had the codec pack installed on my old installation too - but about 2-3 month before I made this guide and started using avisynth).
I am trying your instructions for the first time right now. Is it possible to include subtitles in the MQV? I am trying this with a foreign language film.
As movieplayer does not support subtitles you would need to "compile" them into the video stream. As this instruction is for conversions without middlestep conversion you would need to do this in the avisynth step, but I have absolutely no idea if there might be a plugin for avisynth adding such a feature.
I suggest a search at www.avisynth.org to check if anything like this exists.
Thanks for the quick reply. I search at avisynth.org, and found the following:
There's a reference to a subtitle plugin called VSFilter-
Looks like that would do it, but there's no documentation and I have no idea what to do. I imagine it would only take another entry in the TEST.avs file. There's a lot of discussion here, but it's completely Greek to me-
EDIT- I found this page too-
I am guessing that I will need to rip the subtitles from the DVD, then use that plug-in to add them? I found this page on how to rip subtitles-
I will play around with this, if you have any help or tips it would be appreciated!
I am so psyched, I actually got the subtitles to work!
First you must install VSFilter, a AVISynth plugin-
Then you must rip the subtitles of your movie, using this guide (includes link to program)-
The end result is basically a text file with the extension '.srt'. Now all you need to do is add the following line to the TEST.avs file (you can add it to the end)-
TextSub("C:\Documents and Settings\TEST.srt")
where 'TEST.srt' is the name of the subtitle file. You can include the full path, or just the file name if TEST.srt file is in the same folder as TEST.avs.
When you play TEST.avs in WMP, you should find subtitles displayed. If you want to get complicated you can change the font size and color of the subtitles, but by default it looks very good (full size or resized for CLIE).
Okay, my first run through and everything worked up until the end. ImageConverter took the file, but only converted the first 14 minutes of the movie (over 2 hours long.)
It didn't split it into separate parts, it just stopped after the 14 minutes.
I right-clicked the avi file after adding it to ImageConverter, and selected properties. Under 'Advanced', for some reason it says the play time is only 14 minutes and 8 seconds. It also says rest time of 14 minute and 8 seconds.
When I play the 'fake' avi file it's the full length- 2 hours 18 minutes.
Any ideas? I'm so close...
Please post (or pm me) your avs file, maybe it's hidden there somewhere.
Here it is-
# TEST.d2v is the prior created dvd2avi Projectfile
video = Mpeg2Source("test.d2v")
# "test AC3 T01 3_2ch 448Kbps DELAY -280ms.ac3" is to be changed to the filename
# of your ac3 file!
# The Amplify(8) boosts sound volume of the output for louder soundoutput on
# your clie
audio = DirectShowSource("TEST AC3 T01 1_0ch 96Kbps DELAY -66ms.ac3").Amplify(8)
# This muxes (on the fly) the video and the audio
# Enter the DELAY value contained in your ac3-files Filename here!
# At this point you can crop the Black borders (or unwanted movieparts) from the
TextSub("C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen Lang\Desktop\DVD to CLIE\Projects\subtitles\8andahalf.srt")
First suggestion, disable your TextSub Line as everything else should work and remake your fake avi and try again.
I re-ran the DVD2Avi conversion and it fixed things. I was doing other stuff during the conversion the first time, and probably something got messed up. This time I let the conversion finish before using the computer again.
So adding the subtitle script was actually fine. You may want to add it to the directions, people who convert anime or any foreign flicks will find it useful. By default the subtitles have drop-shadows and they are very easy to read at 320 x 240.
ALSO- To those who have not tried Egalus' directions because they look difficult- THEY'RE NOT~! :) It's actually quite easy since they are complete step by step directions. Quality is actually far better than 2-step conversion- Any intermediate step introduces artifacts that get re-encoded (taking up valuable bandwidth) and will definitely reduce the quality of the final MQV file.
After your first conversion, subsequent conversions are a snap, I don't even really need the directions anymore.
Thanks for your help!
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 AM.|
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.