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Postby AMVfreak » Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:04 pm

Riazar wrote:Okay, thanks for your advice, I seem to be straightened out as far as VDubMod and AviSynth. My problem now seems to be with the mpeg2 codec.

Without any separate codec installed, WMP is fine playing the .m2v files by itself. However, when I open those same files in VDubMod, they are ridiculously speeded up (missing a lot of frames, as I said before). If I install the codec, the files will play in both, BUT they are horribly glitchy, with tons of weird pauses and lots of rainbow junk blocking out half the screen.

Could anyone tell me if this is just a codec issue, and if so, how to resolve it, or is there something I'm missing here?


What is the 'codec'?

Besides from that, opening the m2v files directly in VdubMOD is not recommended, IMO. It does create a sped up avi file from that, like you mentioned.
Like Qyot mentioned, save the DVD2AVI (or if you're not in a middle of a project, I recommend you upgrade your AMVapp to get DGIndex instead) project file, integrate it with AVIsynth, and finally open the AVS files into VdubMOD to create the AVI files. (Or you can directly edit with AVS, if your computer specs can handle it.)
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Postby Riazar » Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:12 pm

The codec is Stinky's MPEG2 Codec.

When I creat an AVS file of the m2v with AviSynth and open that in VDubMod, it still has the same problems (being sped-up/glitchy), so I guess I'll try saving it as a DGIndex project first. Could anyone direct me to a working DGIndex download?
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Postby Riazar » Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:24 pm

Sorry for all the confusion...things seem to be running smoothly now.

Thanks for your help, everyone.
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Postby Guardian4 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:29 pm

Anybody give me any help with pss demux? According to this, for .pss, it's supposed to make the audio into a wave, but all I get are .dat's.
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Postby Alexiel Almasy » Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:14 pm

Are these extractors downloadable? Or do you have to buy them?

Also, does anyone know if either of the Fatal Frame games work good with these extractors?

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Postby AMVfreak » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:26 pm

Guardian4 wrote:Anybody give me any help with pss demux? According to this, for .pss, it's supposed to make the audio into a wave, but all I get are .dat's.


.dat files?
Try using ISOBuster to convert the dat files to MPG files.(I'm assuming they're MPG)
Open the dat file, and right click>Extract ...>Treat as video ONLY, Extract but FILTER only M2F2 MPG Mpeg video frames (*.mpg).
That should extract the .dat file into the video streams it contains, if MPG.

Once the video file is obtained:
DGIndex>AVIsynth
(I would go DGIndex>AVIsynth, if the extracted files are MPEG2.)

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Are these extractors downloadable?

All the tools mentioned on this thread can be obtained/used without purchase.

Also, does anyone know if either of the Fatal Frame games work good with these extractors?

I haven't tried any Fatal Frame games, but chances are if you can't find any PSS files in the DVD using the method mentioned, either they don't have rippable video game footage or is hidden/protected on the DVD really good.
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Postby Alexiel Almasy » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:47 am

Do you know of the sites where I could get these programs at? (Sorry to be a pain.. >.<)

Also, does this also work for PS1 games, or just PS2?
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Postby Guardian4 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:34 pm

AMVfreak wrote:
Guardian4 wrote:Anybody give me any help with pss demux? According to this, for .pss, it's supposed to make the audio into a wave, but all I get are .dat's.


.dat files?
Try using ISOBuster to convert the dat files to MPG files.(I'm assuming they're MPG)
Open the dat file, and right click>Extract ...>Treat as video ONLY, Extract but FILTER only M2F2 MPG Mpeg video frames (*.mpg).
That should extract the .dat file into the video streams it contains, if MPG.

Once the video file is obtained:
DGIndex>AVIsynth
(I would go DGIndex>AVIsynth, if the extracted files are MPEG2.)


No, I think you misunderstand me. :oops: I meant that when I have these .pss files and I demux them with pss demux, I get an m2v and a .dat (for audio) file. But according to what I've read, I'm supposed to get waves. Right?
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Postby AMVfreak » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:07 pm

Alexiel Almasy wrote:Do you know of the sites where I could get these programs at? (Sorry to be a pain.. >.<)

Well, if you look at Castor Troy's post, you can see that he has linked all the tools you need to get for PS2 ripping.
Also, does this also work for PS1 games, or just PS2?

The method explained in this thread is for PS2 ripping.
You wouldn't have to work half as much to rip PS1 footage. :)
I recommend using PSXMC, which is a PS1 movie ripping utility that is easy to use.

No, I think you misunderstand me. I meant that when I have these .pss files and I demux them with pss demux, I get an m2v and a .dat (for audio) file. But according to what I've read, I'm supposed to get waves. Right?

Ah, I see. :)
Do you need the audio?
[If you're planning to make a music video, you may not need the audio anyways, and just work with the m2vs.]
But then again, you might.
I'm thinking the .dat [audio] files from the .pss files are similar to that of the .dat[audio] files of a VCD.
dBPowerAMP Music Converter supports VCD audio (.dat) files, so you may want to try converting the .dat files into .wav files using that.
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Postby Alexiel Almasy » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:14 pm

Yeah, I realized the links were on the first post right before I read yours. Sorry, I'm a retard. Thank you also for the PS1 link. It's greatly appreciated. XD
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Postby Guardian4 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:49 pm

AMVfreak wrote:Ah, I see. :)
Do you need the audio?
[If you're planning to make a music video, you may not need the audio anyways, and just work with the m2vs.]
But then again, you might.
I'm thinking the .dat [audio] files from the .pss files are similar to that of the .dat[audio] files of a VCD.
dBPowerAMP Music Converter supports VCD audio (.dat) files, so you may want to try converting the .dat files into .wav files using that.


Well, I don't need it to make a music video, no, but I really wanted the audio on these clips. As for dBPowerAMP Music Converter, it doesn't seem to support .dat? Well, at least it doesn't find my kinds of dat files. I did manage to find a converter (River Past Audio Converter - supposed to be able to convert any dat file) that tried to open the dat file, but it said it didn't have any recognizable audio in it. I don't know what Shadow Hearts did to encode their audio, but with MFAudio (it says open the .pss so I do), all I get is 3 to 5 seconds of static when I try to play it. And I can't convert it or anything. I mean, I guess I don't really need it, but I would have liked to been able to watch my clips too with sound. :?
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Postby AMVfreak » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:52 am

Guardian4 wrote:Well, I don't need it to make a music video, no, but I really wanted the audio on these clips. As for dBPowerAMP Music Converter, it doesn't seem to support .dat? Well, at least it doesn't find my kinds of dat files. I did manage to find a converter (River Past Audio Converter - supposed to be able to convert any dat file) that tried to open the dat file, but it said it didn't have any recognizable audio in it. I don't know what Shadow Hearts did to encode their audio, but with MFAudio (it says open the .pss so I do), all I get is 3 to 5 seconds of static when I try to play it. And I can't convert it or anything. I mean, I guess I don't really need it, but I would have liked to been able to watch my clips too with sound. :?


MFAudio. Doh. How did I forget to recommend that to you earlier?

This is quite a nutcase.
Instead of just stopping after trying to play the audio in MFAudio, try converting it. Play the output .wav file and see if it works all right.

.dat is a audio format I have never seen or heard about being on a PSS file. You might want to try re-ripping the game disc itself again into PSS files, and then use PSS Plex to demultiplex the PSS files again into the av streams. Then try the methods again.

If all of these do not work, I'm going to fall under the assumption that this Shadow Hearts game is one of those tough game discs to rip (like Zone of the Enders), that's just formatted differently from other games.
At this point, I say just go make the music video without the audio, as it won't be necessary, or if you really want it badly, capture the audio via audio recording while PSS playback on the PC(using tools such as PS2play, or PSSplay. Although chances may be that it may not be succesful, due to the fact that PS2 and regular MPEG2 streams work very differently in playback on a PC), or hardware capture with a video capture card.
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Postby Guardian4 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:38 pm

AMVfreak wrote:
Guardian4 wrote:Well, I don't need it to make a music video, no, but I really wanted the audio on these clips. As for dBPowerAMP Music Converter, it doesn't seem to support .dat? Well, at least it doesn't find my kinds of dat files. I did manage to find a converter (River Past Audio Converter - supposed to be able to convert any dat file) that tried to open the dat file, but it said it didn't have any recognizable audio in it. I don't know what Shadow Hearts did to encode their audio, but with MFAudio (it says open the .pss so I do), all I get is 3 to 5 seconds of static when I try to play it. And I can't convert it or anything. I mean, I guess I don't really need it, but I would have liked to been able to watch my clips too with sound. :?


MFAudio. Doh. How did I forget to recommend that to you earlier?

This is quite a nutcase.
Instead of just stopping after trying to play the audio in MFAudio, try converting it. Play the output .wav file and see if it works all right.

.dat is a audio format I have never seen or heard about being on a PSS file. You might want to try re-ripping the game disc itself again into PSS files, and then use PSS Plex to demultiplex the PSS files again into the av streams. Then try the methods again.

If all of these do not work, I'm going to fall under the assumption that this Shadow Hearts game is one of those tough game discs to rip (like Zone of the Enders), that's just formatted differently from other games.
At this point, I say just go make the music video without the audio, as it won't be necessary, or if you really want it badly, capture the audio via audio recording while PSS playback on the PC(using tools such as PS2play, or PSSplay. Although chances may be that it may not be succesful, due to the fact that PS2 and regular MPEG2 streams work very differently in playback on a PC), or hardware capture with a video capture card.


Thanks muchly, AMVFreak. Unfortunately, when I play the pss, I get no sound whatsoever. And when I try to convert the .dat, MFAudio just crashes on me. They must have encoded the sound weird. Oh well, I guess I'll live. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the FMVs off of Shadow Hearts Covenant. So far, all the methods that I've found and the ones that work on Shadow Hearts, don't work on SH Covenant.
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Postby kajin_phoenixlord » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:38 pm

i tried the method with final fantasy x. it didn't find anything. was there something that i did wrong or is it just impossible?
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Postby AMVfreak » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:44 pm

kajin_phoenixlord wrote:i tried the method with final fantasy x. it didn't find anything. was there something that i did wrong or is it just impossible?

Yeah, this method doesn't seem to work with FFX.
It doesn't recognize when you search for the /MPG in the Nova Software Extrator.

Use FFX2MOV to rip the m2v and wav streams off FFX.

Thanks muchly, AMVFreak. Unfortunately, when I play the pss, I get no sound whatsoever. And when I try to convert the .dat, MFAudio just crashes on me. They must have encoded the sound weird. Oh well, I guess I'll live. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the FMVs off of Shadow Hearts Covenant. So far, all the methods that I've found and the ones that work on Shadow Hearts, don't work on SH Covenant.

Hmm. What a mess.
I'm thinking the sound files are either corrupt or formatted differently.
Well, good luck on your music video.
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