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WMM automaticly shuts down after error message. Help?

Postby Iced Earth Fan » Tue May 13, 2008 3:39 pm

I know there have been other bulletins regarding this issue, but I decided to post a bulletin that directly deals with it. I get that same exact error message, that people have been complaining about on here and it shuts down right after that. Usually wmm has been a good program for me, but I have no idea why its doing that now. The problem comes up after I try to drag WMV video files ripped from actual dvd's to the timeline, If someone can clearly explain how to fix this, that'd be great!
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Postby Phantasmagoriat » Tue May 13, 2008 6:50 pm

Intuitively, it seems natural to edit WMV files in WMM; but that's not the case since wmv files are made for distribution [the way they are compressed isn't suited for editing]; and they are transcoded from DVD's, so no, you are not actually editing with DVD footage.

"How to properly edit video; in a nutshell" wrote:The only things you'll need:[no more no less]
-uninstall anything video-related that may conflict with each other; codecs etc...
-ccleaner might help
-have the AMVapp installed
-install the CCCP

Video to use:
-only edit using big lossless .avi video sources; such as HUFFYUV.avi's
[but not Lagarith.avi's for WMM users. The necessary codecs come with the app]
--->your video sources can be created using VirtualDub [vdub comes with the app]
--->disable the audio stream under Streams>>Stream list
--->if vdub doesn't open the file Learn this

Audio to use:
-only use big lossless .wav audio sources in your editor
--->these can be created using Audacity [usually]

-use this guide as a reference [yes it is long]
-watch some good AMV's to avoid adding more crap to the heap.

if all the above is met... there aren't many reasons for errors.

There are minor exceptions to this, but for explanations of why you can and can't edit with certain
files [such as DivX, WMV etc...] check out the following link:
http://www.aquilinestudios.org/DivX_Editing.html

hope this helps.

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Postby Autraya » Tue May 13, 2008 9:11 pm

lol nice

put that in the WMM sticky please kthnxbai
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Postby Phantasmagoriat » Tue May 13, 2008 10:44 pm

Autraya wrote:lol nice

put that in the WMM sticky please kthnxbai

thanks ;)
Either way, it's my new automatic response to everything.
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Postby Iced Earth Fan » Thu May 15, 2008 8:45 pm

Firstly, I greatly appreciate the info in regards to how to fix the problem. However, one thing you said bugged me a little bit. "[quote]and they are transcoded from DVD's, so no, you are not actually editing with DVD footage. [/quote]." How can you say that footaged ripped straight from the dvd disc (converted by the dvd ripping program into WMV files) not actually editiing with dvd footage? That just doesn't make sense to me at all.
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Postby Phantasmagoriat » Thu May 15, 2008 11:33 pm

Iced Earth Fan wrote:converted by the dvd ripping program into WMV files

that partly answers your question. DVD footage is encoded into .vob files which have an MPEG-2 video stream; That would be true, unaltered, DVD footage, and it can be copied verbatim from the DVD using software from the above guide. By converting to wmv, the ripper makes an interpretation of the video, and tries to re-create it. During this process, some information is lost, and extra noise is added because of the compression. If you are using a high enough bitrate, you won't see it right away, but by the time you are done editing and exporting, quality degradation accumulates and noise ontop of previous noise builds up, making it harder to compress your file. So in the end, it's not quite DVD footage.

Converting to lossless is the equivalent of original DVD footage. You could also edit with the original .vob's via .avs scripts, but I don't believe WMM supports that. Using sources other than lossless might work, but it's not worth the risks. So follow the guides and you should be fine; I can also send you a Guide Summary if you PM me ;)

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Postby Iced Earth Fan » Sun May 18, 2008 9:08 pm

Okay, thanks for clearing things up. I'll try things you guys suggested and see where things end up. Again, Thanks!

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