Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

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Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby NikiaMelody » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:09 pm

I have some anime clips that are in .mkv format, but I don't know how to convert them so I can use them in my video editing program. The clips are in excellent quality with subtitles. I heard you can use vdub and then avisynth to get rid of the subtitles.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Enigma » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:15 pm

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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby NikiaMelody » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:35 pm

That doesn't help if I don't know how to open it.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Enigma » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:50 pm

virtual dub, avisynth. Download and install the AMV App, do what the guide is telling you to.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:25 am

Behold. A Summary:
For reference, you can Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides | Alternative

I. Download AMVapp
    a. UnZip contents (1)(2)(3)
    b. Install the following (4):
      - avisynth
      - avspluginspack
      - avspmod
      - virtualdub
      - utvideo codec (5)
II. Open your footage with AvsPmod (6)
    a. If directshowsource() is present, it is preferred to replace with ffvideosource()
    b. Make any desired changes (7)
    c. Save your script and close AvsPmod (8)
III. Open your script with VirtualDub (9)
    a. Video > Compression > Ut Video Codec YUV420 > ok
    b. Video > Fast recompress
    c. Mark off the Start and End points of the segment you want (10)
    d. File > Save as avi... (11)(12)
    e. If you want to save multiple clips in a row without waiting for each clip to render:
      - File > Queue as Batch Operation > Save as Avi... (or Ctrl+Shift+F7)
      - Then once you are ready: File > Job Control > Start
    f. Wait for all clips to render, then close vdub
VI. Edit your AMV using your Lossless .avi file(s) (13)(14)(15)(16)

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(1) It might be useful to have File Extensions showing-- like "AMVapp31.zip" (Google how)
(2) Right-click > extract...
(3) At this point, you can delete the .zip if you want...
(4) If possible, right-click > run as admin...
(5) for 32-bit Windows install just x86; for 64-bit Windows, install x86 then x64
(6) File > Open... (Note: for DVD's, you have to 1. rip the .vob's; 2. index them; then 3. open the .d2v indexes with AvsPmod.)
(7) (possibly optional): crop/resize, remove interlacing, framerate adjustments, cleaning etc... (some possible script lines)(See the guide above for details)
(8) It may be worth noting that an AviSynth script is nothing more than a text file with an avs extension. So if your computer has File Extensions showing, you could forgo this whole step by right-clicking in Windows > New Text Document.txt > Change the .txt extension to .avs > Open > Type your commands > Save
(9) If using ffvideosource for the first time, it may take a while to create the .ffindex file (don't delete it)
(10) By scrolling the bar and using the two rightmost buttons (Mark In and Mark Out)
(11) You can save the whole episode by not marking off Start/End-points
(12) Make sure you have enough disc space (save a small test clip for a size estimate)
(13) Using the Lossless .avi files is the recommended method, but there are two alternatives
(14) Be sure to convert your audio to Uncompressed .wav as well (try Audacity).
(15) Try to set up your project so your input/timeline/export framerates and resolutions all match
(16) Maybe browse through some resources to get your creative juices flowing.

(Remember to Export your final AMV as a big Lossless/Uncompressed .avi and compress it with Zarx264gui afterwards)

To anyone reading this, let me know how things work out. In the end, I would like to create a set of instructions that is short, reliable, and to the point-- so that anyone who wants to create an AMV can, regardless of experience or interest in the technical side of Video Production.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby HalOfBorg » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:03 am

I use Xvid4PSP 5.0.37.8, free from Winnydows for MKVs and finish Xvid files.

(OK, everyone start piling on about how I'm doing it wrong)
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:44 pm

HalOfBorg wrote:I use Xvid4PSP 5.0.37.8, free from Winnydows for MKVs and finish Xvid files.

(OK, everyone start piling on about how I'm doing it wrong)

Doing it your own way isn't a bad thing. Realizing (or at least suspecting) that it's wrong and still repeating it to clueless novices as a viable option is somewhat like trolling though. They're just going to get pissed off and ragequit the hobby after people that know what they're talking about give them increasingly more contrary and more difficult advice. It's a general disservice.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby HalOfBorg » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:43 pm

Just consider this as a substitute for the standard rant, complete with deleted expletives, self-derogatory commentary and emo venting.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby mirkosp » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:58 pm

HalOfBorg wrote:Just consider this as a substitute for the standard rant, complete with deleted expletives, self-derogatory commentary and emo venting.

Minus the fun of the actual rant? :lol:
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Enigma » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:05 pm

Hatters gonna hatt.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby HalOfBorg » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:37 pm

Enigma wrote:Hatters gonna hatt.

The thought had come to mind.
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Mister Hatt » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:11 pm

Feeling the love yo, nice to be recognised without even posting. My only question on this thread is to the OP:

IF YOU ARE USING MKV FILES WHY ARE THEY NOT SOFTSUBBED AND IF THEY ARE SOFTSUBBED WHY ARE YOU NOT JUST READING THE VIDEO THE NORMAL WAY WITH FFMS2 AND THUS IGNORING THE SUBTITLES ALTOGETHER?
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Mister Hatt » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:12 pm

Oh, also ignore everyone else because they probably have no idea what they're talking about and are wrong anyway, hurr hurr (it's so true.)
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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby Enigma » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:35 pm

Mister Hatt wrote:Oh, also ignore everyone else because they probably have no idea what they're talking about and are wrong anyway, hurr hurr (it's so true.)

Enigma wrote:Hatters gonna hatt.

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Re: Converting MKV files so their usable in Sony Vegas

Postby mirkosp » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:07 am

Enigma wrote:
Mister Hatt wrote:Oh, also ignore everyone else because they probably have no idea what they're talking about and are wrong anyway, hurr hurr (it's so true.)

Enigma wrote:Hatters gonna hatt.

<3

He said he wants to put hatters.gonna.hatt as his vhost... he totally did love that statement, really. :bzz2:
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