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Postby Elam89 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:56 am

I'm tryin to make a amv using wmm. The video file is an .avi format. When I make the amv it will start to run smoothly and then it will freeze up at points, sometimes shutting wmm down. I dont want to convert the file to wmv because it will reduce the quality. Any suggestions?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:01 am

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convert the file to a lossless huffyuv file as so:


JaddziaDax wrote:open the video file in virtualdub mod go to video->compression->Huffyuv

then go to file->save

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use those to mark the beginning and the end of the "clips" you want so you can save room
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:02 am

huffy will save the quality but will take up lots of space so you will want to more than likely make clips of only the parts you need...

unless you have hard drive of infinity-ness
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Postby Elam89 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:22 am

thanx, but how much space are we talkin, cause i'm using a show with 25 eps, plus i'mg goin to buy an external
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Postby Kariudo » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:17 am

if you use the above method to make small clips instead of encoding entire episodes then your clips should only take a few GB (as opposed to about 11GB per episode)
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Postby Elam89 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:51 am

is there anything else thats better than wmm thats cheap or free?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:27 pm

better? if you don't want to lose quality then you want to use a lossless codec...

you can always try to use lagarith instead of huffyuv and disable the sound to save a bit more space,

but most of the people on this forum don't recommend that for wmm and say that it causes the program to be a bit buggy..

that is a FREE method :3
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:48 pm

I think Elam89 meant a better program to edit with. Or at least that's how the sentence seems structured to me. Either way, there are at least 100 other threads around that contain the answer to that question including multiple stickies.
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Postby Kariudo » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:15 pm

I think the motivation behind asking for another program, however, is to try to get around having to convert divx/xvid files.
In that case, it won't work...divx and xvid encoded files are simply not meant to be edited with

in any case, here's a list of free (and not-so free) editing programs
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/v ... hp?t=61207
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Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:41 pm

ah i missed the "wmm" in that sentence...
but every program you come across will have issues with divx and xvid encoded files, as Kariudo pointed out
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Postby Elam89 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:16 am

is there a way to uninstall all codecs , so i can just dl them again
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Postby Kariudo » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:22 pm

you could probably get some by going to control panel, add/remove programs
I think that most of them are hopelessly buried somewhere in the system folders

why do you want to uninstall/reinstall your codecs?
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Postby JaddziaDax » Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:35 pm

this is why they want to reinstall their codecs
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Postby Elam89 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:17 am

ok i have tried a few things and nothing has worked. When I checked wut the error was i got " faulting module 3ivx.dll," and also I have win avi converter and that program shuts down too. the weird thing is i have never had these problems before, the only thing that is really different in my pc is that i got a new vid card some months ago. Is there a program so that i can uninstall all codecs and then start from fresh?
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Postby Autraya » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:56 am

each codec pack/program usually has and uninstall.exe it's just that they are called diferent names depending on the program.
If you don't have any projects underway I'd suggest reinstalling WMM2 as well.
Try making a few huffyuv clips like Jaddzia showed you above and test it out with that.
To cut down on the amount of space the huffyuv takes up you can always disable the audio stream in virtual dub (which you may need to reinstall along with other codecs.)
Quick question tho... you aren't running vista are you.....?
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