Mmmmm, that did it. I tested it, it opened. I saved a sample clip from the DVD and the .avi came out with
the proper sound from the .wav file. AND
it was encoded correctly at 41.1KHz according to the file info in VirtualDubMod. This is everything I could hope for, and I dunno if a simple thanks is enough. You both have been very helpful.
At this point, I have a difficult decision to make. The way I had originally coded deen was: Deen("w3d,3,3,5")
. But since you, Scintilla, told me about the improper quotation mark placement (it should be Deen("w3d",3,3,5)
), I have noticed a subtle but present change in the picture. I've compared two identical stills from a clip and the original without the deen effect. Here's what they looks like (files are .png):No Deen
: Original still without the deen effectDeen("w3d",3,3,5)
: A slight variation in color. The hair, for example, goes from blue in the original to a slight purple tint. All the better, however, to reduce noiseDeen("w3d,3,3,5")
: Virtually identical to the previous, even if the code was typed incorrectly. It's only if you compare pixels up close that you see a difference
Now, I've spent better part of a week extracting over a thousand clips from 8 DVDs using the incorrectly typed deen code. I don't know if I want to do it again, so I'd like to ask if it's worth it? On the one hand, I don't know if my code has properly corrected for noise, and now that I can save clips with sound, I should recreate those clips with the video and audio together. On the other hand, I don't plan on using a lot of audio from my source, Qyot27 has shown me a way to convert the DVD .wav tracks using wavi, and the typo hasn't really affected the picture quality, at least on the outside.
But the purist in me tells me to do everything correctly. So what should I do? What would you do?