I'm new and I have a question

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I'm new and I have a question

Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:08 am

Hey, I'm currently in the process of making my first AMV. I didn't get every far before I hit a bump, lol

I'm following the guide for working with DVD footage. I downloaded all of the software and plugins, ripped my DVD footage and used DGIndex to save it as .d2v.

I then started to make the script for AVISynth, and that's where I had the problems. After writing the script, I get an error when trying to open the video through VirtualDub. My script looks like this

LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\MPEG2Dec3.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\Decomb521.dll")
MPEG2Source("C:\My Movies\Animatrix\osiris.d2v")

I get this error:

Avisynth open failure:
MPEG2Source: couldn't open file
(C:\full path of script.avs, line 3)

I'm a n00b when it comes to this stuff, so excuse me if it's a simple problem, or if this has been covered before
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:10 am

this should probably be moved to the General Video section, sorry :oops:
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Postby Minion » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:19 am

i nominate you for a cookie or something. using avs scripting in your first video. thats a pretty huge leap by noob standards.
and actually knowing you messed up and requesting the topic be moved.
we need more new people like you.

now to the answer. in line 3 of your script you located your file to it's exact directory. common since tells you that it needs to have the exact file path, but avisynth is funny like that. you don't need the exact path.

make sure your avs script is in the same folder as your dv2 file.
then change your script to
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\MPEG2Dec3.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\Decomb521.dll")
MPEG2Source("osiris.d2v")
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Postby Minion » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:24 am

if all else fails, this is my base script. i start all of my scripts by modifying this one. it gets rid of interlacing too. in most cases, you don't even have to modify it. just insert file name, and use.

loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\DGDecode.dll")
mpeg2source("yourfilename.d2v")
Telecide(order=1,post=2,blend=false,vthresh=30,back=1)
Decimate(cycle=5,mode=3,quality=3)
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:24 am

I moved and changed the script, but I still get the same error....is there an easier way to do this?
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Postby Minion » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:25 am

use the script in my second post. it'll work
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:26 am

Minion wrote:if all else fails, this is my base script. i start all of my scripts by modifying this one. it gets rid of interlacing too. in most cases, you don't even have to modify it. just insert file name, and use.

loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\DGDecode.dll")
mpeg2source("yourfilename.d2v")
Telecide(order=1,post=2,blend=false,vthresh=30,back=1)
Decimate(cycle=5,mode=3,quality=3)


I didn't use DGDecode, would I put DGIndex in there instead?
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Postby Minion » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:29 am

dgencode doesn't do the same thing as dgindex.
leave it as dgencode.
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Postby Minion » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:29 am

dgdecode*
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Postby Kariudo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:32 am

actually, if you used dvd2avi to index your vobs then you should use mpeg2dec3.dll instead of dgdecode.dll
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:33 am

do you have a link to download dgdecode? I'm guessing the script won't work if i don't have it
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:35 am

I used mpeg2dec3.dll instead of dgdecode.dll, but I still get an error with line 2

loadplugin("C:\Program Files\AviSynth 2.5\plugins\mpeg2dec3.dll")
mpeg2source("osiris.d2v")
Telecide(order=1,post=2,blend=false,vthresh=30,back=1)
Decimate(cycle=5,mode=3,quality=3)
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Postby Kariudo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:36 am

http://neuron2.net/dgmpgdec/dgmpgdec.html
get the executables.

but if you already made your d2v files with dvd2avi you have to use mpeg2dec3 (unless you want to re-make your d2v files with dgindex)
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Postby AMV_4000 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:38 am

ok, not sure if this will help you or not.. its a simple newb guide to editing... the pice *well 90% of them* will be down till 9 am tomorrow (silly me not checking my guide enough for bugs) but the link is http://cb-r.org and go to the guides section.. if that helps let me know... cause its a new guide... and i hope it works like it should..
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Postby KnottyEmily » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:38 am

I did use DGIndex to make my .dv2 files :?
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