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How to rip PS2 FMV files - Step by Step Guide.

Postby Castor Troy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:59 am

How to rip PS2 FMV/PSS files.

PS2 game FMVs are encoded on the disc as PSS files. Some programs can easily find them but for games like Final Fantasy X and X-2, they are hidden. This guide should help you rip footage that is hidden.

Programs you need:

DVD Decrypter
PSS Plex
The file splitter
Nova software extractor
MF Audio
DVD2AVI

Virtualdub (Divx/Xvid encoding)
Tmpegenc (MPEG encoding)


Step 1: Ripping the PS2 Disc
Put in your PS2 disc into your DVD-ROM/DVD Burner then run DVD Decrypter. Go to "Mode", then "ISO" and choose "Read". Then rip it to your hard drive by choosing "file" > "Decrypt". You should now have a large PS2 game ISO on your hard drive.

Step 2: Splitting the ISO
Open up The File Splitter and under "File to split", choose your PS2 game ISO. Select the folder on your hard drive you want the split files to be for "Folder for pieces". Then under "Size of Pieces", choose "Custom size". Make the custom size 1 GB and then choose "split" to split up the ISO.

Step 3: Extracting the PSS files
Now start up Nova software extractor and under "Files to scan", pres the "Select" button next to it and choose the split ISO files (They should end in a number). Under "Save extracted files to", press the "Select" button next to it to select the directory you want to store the extracted files in. Then under "Formats", choose "MPG". Press "Start" to begin scanning the split ISOs. The scanning process may take a while but it will show you the movies that you can extract from the game. Once the scanning process is done, select each of the mpg files, click on "properties" and change the mpg extension to pss. When you are finished, press "extract" to extract the pss files to your hard drive.

Step 4: Coverting the PSS files to MPEG2
Open up PSS Plex, choose "Demultiplex", then under "Select PSS source file", open up any of your newly made PSS files. Choose the directories you want the save the MPEG2 stream under and then click "start" to save it. Ignore the wav file it creates here because it will be distorted. Your MPEG2 stream should be saved as an m2v file.

Optional step: Getting the sound

Now that you have the footage, you can also get the sound if you want to watch the movie file on your computer. However, if you just want the movie file, then skip over to Step 5.

Start up MFAudio and click "open" and choose the pss file you want to extract the sound from. You can press "play" to see if it's the one you want. Click "save as" to set the directory you want the wav file saved to then click "process to save the wav.

Step 5: Converting the MPEG2 stream to avi
Open up DVD2AVI and select the m2v file then choose "save avi" and choose the codec you want to save it under (huffy preffered" then press ok.

Now you should have a large, yet fully working PS2 avi for video use.

If you want to attach the audio back to the movie, you can use virtualdub. Open the avi in virtualdub, then under "audio" select "wav audio" and the wav you extracted earlier then the audio should be back with the movie. If you want to encode it into mpeg with Tmpegenc, you can load the m2v file for the video stream and the wav for the audio stream. You can encode the movie into whatever you want from this point or use it for a video.

I hope that helps and any other suggestions, changes, comments, etc.. are gladly appreciated.
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Postby Castor Troy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:12 pm

Oh yeah, you don't really need to convert the m2v stream into avi, you can also use Avisynth to avoid having a large avi file on your comp.
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Postby Corran » Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:12 pm

Hey, very nice post. Do you mind if I add this to our site's guide(We just started it which is why it is so bare.)? I'll give you full credit.
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Postby Castor Troy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:35 pm

Sure, go ahead :)
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Postby varxtis » Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:10 pm

HUGS FOR CASTRO... RIGHT HERE... LOL
Mad Props man! I pray I'll be as knowledgable as you some day

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Postby varxtis » Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:47 pm

Hey castro... just one quick question...
If the video (credits intro) doesn't show up... does that mean there is NO way to extract it besides a capture card?
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Postby Castor Troy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:14 pm

mitsukai212 wrote:Hey castro... just one quick question...
If the video (credits intro) doesn't show up... does that mean there is NO way to extract it besides a capture card?


Nope, gotta get a capture card.

If it's not a pss, it's not extractable.

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Postby LightningCountX » Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:14 am

::up::

ive been waiting for somebody to be smart enough and publish a ps2 ripping guide. You did a pretty good job with it to Castor :D
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Postby BigDude » Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:24 am

I found you could just entirely skip step 4... and instead, in step 3, rename the extention to .m2v or even .vob. Then proceed with step 5.

I dont know if its too smart to be doing that, but it saves time... especially if you dont care to get the audio.


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Postby Castor Troy » Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:32 am

BigDude wrote:I found you could just entirely skip step 4... and instead, in step 3, rename the extention to .m2v or even .vob. Then proceed with step 5.

I dont know if its too smart to be doing that, but it saves time... especially if you dont care to get the audio.


:?


Hmmm, that's definitely more convenient. Thanks for the info. :)

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Problem...

Postby kiarrens » Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:13 pm

Thank you so much for posting these awesome instructions! ^_^ I seem to be encountering a minor difficulty, though, that I was hoping you'd be able to help me with. I split the ISO file (Kingdom Hearts), then tried to run it through the extractor. It didn't work, so I tried running them through individually. There are 3 files. The first stops at 98%. The second stops at 5%, and the last goes all the way through but doesn't find any MPG files. I tried re-splitting the file, thinking that maybe it encountered an error there, then tried running the entire un-split ISO file through the extractor. Neither worked. Am I going to have to buy a capture card or is it just a file error that can be corrected?
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Postby ShadowInc » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:09 pm

Hey, thank you so much for your guide, but the extractor program doesnt seem to be working...Are there any others that you know of which could help me rip the videos? I ran the DVD Decryptor, followed by the Splitter (Those ran fine), but then the extractor is not picking up anything from the 5 newly split files when I run the extractor. Could that possibly be outdated? Please get back to me! Feel free to e-mail me at reaping_faith@hotmail.com or IM me at splender4eva
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Postby fyrtenheimer » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:49 pm

awwww

i was looking for one around the internet and couldn't find one.

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Postby Maximo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:10 pm

will this work with any ps2 game exp..... The bouncer cause ive wanted to do one for that for a while now...
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Postby Killer_Moogle » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:21 pm

I split the ISO file (Kingdom Hearts), then tried to run it through the extractor. It didn't work, so I tried running them through individually. There are 3 files. The first stops at 98%. The second stops at 5%, and the last goes all the way through but doesn't find any MPG files. I tried re-splitting the file, thinking that maybe it encountered an error there, then tried running the entire un-split ISO file through the extractor. Neither worked. Am I going to have to buy a capture card or is it just a file error that can be corrected?


I've had the same problem, plus, when i try to extract a large audio file using MFAudio, the program just freezes about halfway through. Any suggestions?[/quote]
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