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WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Minimoto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:08 am

Well... my Vegas Pro 9.0 has, for some reason, ceased playing certain videos. When I place a video in Vegas, if the video says ffdshow video codec, then the visual will not show. The audio plays but it shows nothing. Any ideas?
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Enigma » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:22 am

How exactly is you're footage encoded :| ?
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Minimoto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:03 pm

What do you mean/How do I check that? I am not very versed in all this stuff.
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Kariudo » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:35 pm

get gspot
drag&drop

if you see something other than Lags, Huffy or Uncompressed you need to re-encode. Refer to Read ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides Lovingly Overhauled Largely by Zarxrax for info
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby mirkosp » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:44 pm

Kariudo wrote:get gspot
drag&drop

if you see something other than Lags, Huffy or Uncompressed you need to re-encode. Refer to Read <a href="http://www.a-m-v.org/guides/avtech3/">ErMaC & AbsoluteDestiny's Friendly AMV Guides Lovingly Overhauled Largely by Zarxrax</a> for info


GSpot is terribly outdated and won't work well with anything different than avi. If you have mp4 or mkv, for instance, it'll hardly say much, especially with the latter, you won't even know the codecs. Get MediaInfo instead. Upon install, choose HTML from the combo box when you get to choose the output format, and be sure that it adds the voice to the right click menu.
After that, just right click on the file and choose the MediaInfo voice. It'll tell you everything. Hell, for x264 encodes, it'll even tell the compression settings used, unless they where manually hidden by hacking the hex. :P
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Minimoto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:14 pm

I don't know what you mean by the voice but...
Spoiler :
General
Complete name : C:\Users\Admin\Videos\Anime\Kara no Kyoukai - The Garden of Sinners\Gekijouban Kara no Kyoukai - The Garden of Sinners 1.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 410 MiB
Duration : 50mn 8s
Overall bit rate : 1 142 Kbps
Writing application : MEncoder 1.0rc1-3.4.2
Writing library : MPlayer

Video
ID : 0
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Codec ID : h264
Duration : 50mn 8s
Bit rate : 1 000 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Standard : NTSC
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.121
Stream size : 359 MiB (88%)
Writing library : x264 core 54
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=5 / brdo=0 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / slices=1 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=0 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=abr / bitrate=1000 / ratetol=1.0 / rceq='blurCplx^(1-qComp)' / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40

Audio
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 50mn 8s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 46.2 MiB (11%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.63 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 158 ms
Writing library : LAME3.96.1ェェェェェェLAME

And other ones
Spoiler :
General
Complete name : C:\Users\Admin\Videos\Anime\ef- A Tale of Memories\Ef- A Tale of Memories 1.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 197 MiB
Duration : 23mn 43s
Overall bit rate : 1 163 Kbps
Writing application : MEncoder 1.0rc1-3.4.2
Writing library : MPlayer

Video
ID : 0
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Codec ID : h264
Duration : 23mn 43s
Bit rate : 1 020 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 1 000 Kbps
Width : 704 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.126
Stream size : 173 MiB (88%)
Writing library : x264 core 54
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=5 / brdo=0 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / slices=1 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=0 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=abr / bitrate=1000 / ratetol=1.0 / rceq='blurCplx^(1-qComp)' / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40

Audio
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 23mn 42s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 131 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 22.2 MiB (11%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.63 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 504 ms

And one more for refrence, all different anime
Spoiler :
General
Complete name : C:\Users\Admin\Videos\Anime\Fate Stay Night\Fate Stay Night 1.avi
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 203 MiB
Duration : 24mn 52s
Overall bit rate : 1 143 Kbps
Writing application : MEncoder 1.0rc1-3.4.2
Writing library : MPlayer

Video
ID : 0
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L5.1
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
Codec ID : h264
Duration : 24mn 52s
Bit rate : 1 000 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 368 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.177
Stream size : 178 MiB (88%)
Writing library : x264 core 54
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=5 / brdo=0 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / slices=1 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / bframes=0 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc=abr / bitrate=1000 / ratetol=1.0 / rceq='blurCplx^(1-qComp)' / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40

Audio
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 24mn 29s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 132 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 23.1 MiB (11%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 27 ms (0.64 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 189 ms
Writing library : LAME3.96.1ェェェェェェェェェェ
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby Minimoto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:17 pm

This might not be relevant, but I would like to state that these video files worked previously. Then I had to reformat my computer due to virus. After I reinstalled Vegas and then now it doesn't work.
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby mirkosp » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:29 pm

Minimoto wrote:This might not be relevant, but I would like to state that these video files worked previously. Then I had to reformat my computer due to virus. After I reinstalled Vegas and then now it doesn't work.


Doesn't really matter. Those avi files are lossy, and have h264 video streams in them. You'll definitely want to convert them to lossless/make lossless clips/edit through fake avis/bait and switch. Whatever your choice, this will help. In case you can't understand something, I suggest you to read back in the guide, as anything you'll need is explained there, most likely.
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Re: WTF?! NEED SOME HELP?!

Postby NS » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:28 pm

I still find it humerous how many times this EXACT question is asked.
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