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WMV source

Postby Autraya » Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:02 am

Ok, no one hit me for using WMV or WMM, premier does NOT run on my machine, as in it's not that my machine isn't capable but a trial version was written to registry and... oh hell it's a long story. Suffice to say I'm looking into alternatives.

In the meantime... I am trying to clean my post prod footage and AVIsynth doesn't recognise source WMV, and before anyone tells me to Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides, I have and could find an import command for it (domestic blindness?).
So I experimented a little and nope/nada/nothing but errors.
Any ideas :?:
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Postby Scintilla » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:02 am

As mentioned <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avtech/amvappavisynth.html">here</a>, the preferred AVISynth command to load most videos that aren't AVI files is <b>DirectShowSource()</b>.

However, I've noticed that this doesn't always work properly for .WMV files: you may encounter inexplicable desynchronization. So your next best bet is probably to load the files with a converter such as http://www.eo-video.com and cut the clips you need out of it, converting them to something easier to work with such as an AVI file with the HuffYUV video codec.
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Postby Qyot27 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:15 pm

Scintilla wrote:However, I've noticed that this doesn't always work properly for .WMV files: you may encounter inexplicable desynchronization.

Using the convertfps parameter within DirectShowSource usually solves that for me.

Ex.
DirectShowSource("video.wmv", fps=29.97, convertfps=true)
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Postby Autraya » Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:58 pm

Qyot27 wrote:
Scintilla wrote:Using the convertfps parameter within DirectShowSource usually solves that for me.

Ex.
DirectShowSource("video.wmv", fps=29.97, convertfps=true)


Ur genius I was missing FPS=
I just had DirectShowSource("F:\AMV Construction\fafscrubbing.wmv",25) which was the demo used in Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides
tis all working now!!
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:03 pm

Qyot27 wrote:
Scintilla wrote:However, I've noticed that this doesn't always work properly for .WMV files: you may encounter inexplicable desynchronization.

Using the convertfps parameter within DirectShowSource usually solves that for me.

Ex.
DirectShowSource("video.wmv", fps=29.97, convertfps=true)

... You know, that explains a lot. The <b>convertfps</b> argument was new for AVISynth version 2.5.6, and I think I was still on 2.5.5 the last time I had to work with .WMV files that way. >_<
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