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Zarx problem

Postby Lord Rae » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:21 am

So I'm trying to encode a video but it's been a year since I last attempted an encode. Probably another year or two before that since I was last successful. I've got a fresh install of win7 32 bit and a fresh install of cs3 (Cs5 said my computer didn't meet the specs and Cs4 wouldn't install) and I got my video edited with a minimum of issues.

I went to export but it won't give me a option for any of the lossless codecs I installed so I exported the file in uncompressed avi. I opened Zarx no problem but when I attempt to load the video (As the old amv guide suggests) it won't work with any of the 3 options.

Any suggestions? I know I'm surely doing something wrong as I was never the most technically savvy editor and its only gotten worse with time. But I'm trying to claw my way back and just hit this snag.

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:41 am

Start by using a more up to date version of zarxgui. The 3 options menu was done away with quite a while ago.

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby Lord Rae » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:26 am

Damn... thank you. I don't know why I didn't think to check that.

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby Lord Rae » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:43 pm

Ok So I can encode but I need to fine tune my file and was attempting to use avspmod (and can't find a newer version) but I keep getting the error AVISource: Couldn't locate a decompressor for fourcc V210.

But my file is uncompress... It gives me a similar error if I try direct show. Suggestions?

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby mirkosp » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:46 pm

Try ffvideosource.
Usual stuff, unzip the ddl, avsi, and exe directly into avisynth's plugins folder.
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ffvideosource("c:\path\file.avi")

Also works for mkv/mp4/mov/prolly other extensions and formats you'd throw at it.
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Re: Zarx problem

Postby Lord Rae » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:52 pm

hmm.. well when I load that I get a long pause and the the program stops responding. Gonna play with it but if you have any other suggestions I would really appreciate it.

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby Cannonaire » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:51 pm

The long pause happens because FFVideoSource() needs to index the file. Depending on how large the video is and how fast your computer is, it can take a few minutes only the first time. This is completely normal.
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Re: Zarx problem

Postby mirkosp » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:33 am

For big files (which is likely a case with uncompressed), it helps to do a separate index first. Drag and drop the .avi over the .exe file that came along the avsi and dll, a prompt will appear. When it closes, the file is indexed and you should be able to instantly load the avs.
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Re: Zarx problem

Postby Lord Rae » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:17 am

Wow that is handy. Thanks!

I'm at work for 12 hours but I'll try that first thing when I get home.

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Re: Zarx problem

Postby JudgeHolden » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:54 am

Just an FYI ... I had to use

ffms2_FFVideoSource("c:\path\file.avi")

to get FFvideosource to work. :bear:
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