Zarx264gui 1.3

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Zarx264gui 1.3

Post by Zarxrax » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:33 pm

As of december 9th, this is no longer a beta, so I don't need help testing it anymore. Of course, if you do encounter any problems, please let me know.

I've been working on a major update to Zarx264gui, and I'll need people to test it for bugs, as there are a large number of things that I could have screwed up.

You can get the latest 1.3 beta from here: http://amvhell.com/stuff/zarx264gui/

The main difference with this build, is that the input video is piped through avs2yuv, and if you have a 64bit OS, it should use a 64-bit version of x264. Whether you have a 32bit or 64bit system, I need your help testing this.

The 64bit version should be slightly faster (I saw a 4-5% increase on my system), but the main advantage of this build is in memory usage. In the old version, both x264 and avisynth had to share a single 2gb pool of memory. When encoding at HD resolutions, this could easily lead to out of memory errors.
If you are using a 64bit system and want to test the speed difference between the 32bit version, I have also included an old version of Zarx264gui in the package which will let you test 32bit performance.

Let me know of any bugs or unexpected results!
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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Enigma » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:19 pm

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Enigma » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:24 pm

It runs pretty faster on my part,No problems.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Khameleon808 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:27 pm

yes , i will be all over this thx for your efforts zarx, you are the man :)

tryin out when i draft my new beta
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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by xnamkcor » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:12 am

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Starting...
Encoding Audio Stream
Channels=2, BitsPerSample=16, SampleRate=44100Hz
Done!			
x264 [info]: 256x224 @ 60.00 fps
Encoding video stream pass 1 of 2
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Slow
x264 [info]: profile Main, level 5.1
x264 [info]: frame I:13128 Avg QP:10.00  size: 19415
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 41.6%  0.0% 58.4%
x264 [info]: final ratefactor: -17.91
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 59.0% 66.2% 65.4%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 54% 45%  1%  0%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 23% 37% 17%  3%  3%  3%  5%  3%  6%
x264 [info]: kb/s:9319.23
x264 [info]: 256x224 @ 60.00 fps
Encoding video stream pass 2 of 2
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Slow
x264 [info]: profile High, level 5.1
x264 [info]: frame I:13128 Avg QP:10.80  size: 19331
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 28.1%  9.9% 61.9%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:9.9%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 55.3% 64.7% 64.0%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 60% 38%  1%  0%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 37% 38% 20%  1%  1%  0%  2%  0%  2%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 25% 34% 14%  4%  4%  4%  5%  4%  6%
x264 [info]: kb/s:9278.77
Error importing C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Emulators\SNES\snes9x-1.43-improvement15.3-win32\Movies\MMXIntroCut1MSU.avi-zarx264gui-temp.264: I/O Error
Finished!
I don't get a file. I somehow got a file once, but the video freezes at 28 seconds. Is the file path too long?
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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by xnamkcor » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:16 am

Smooth move not having an edit button.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:56 am

WOW! The gui looks THAT ugly on your system? I thought I had finally found a color scheme that looked correct on all systems but I guess not :(

About not getting a file... I don't know what the problem is, this is something that has been happening since the very beginning. For the past half a year or so people stopped complaining about this problem, so I figured it was all fixed. But now you guys start complaining again that it doesn't output your file ><

I've never pesonally experienced the problem, and people usually tell me later "oh, it started working, don't worry about it", so I never get to the bottom of whats wrong :|

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Bauzi » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:34 pm

I tried it with my amv (720p version):
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... p?v=171269

My settings:
(default advanced settings)
Constant Quality 20
Very Slow
Grain

It took me: ~1:15 hours to encode with 2,6Ghz Dual Core and 4GB DDR2 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

195MB encode
which is good if you ask me. It looks better than my old 235MB encode (I guess it was also a constant quality encode with some changes in advance settings). It is noticeable how the encode got way better in grainy parts. The noisy/grainy parts look really sharp and definatly improved :up: Some parts looked equaly good or maybe even better.

The audio encode was in my opinion with ~1:30 (for 128kbps) for a ~5minute long video too slow. I saw way faster encodes some years ago on my 3.0Ghz single core machine. Anyway... this isn't really relevant in amv dimensions though...
New AMV: Don't Leave Me Alone
https://www.animemusicvideos.org/video/202928

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:20 pm

I updated it (version number didn't change) with a few bug fixes. I think I've fixed the problem with mp4 files sometimes not being made.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Kisuke_Urahara » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:17 pm

I still have two bugs with current beta:

It shows a comma where there should be a dot in the command line (fps 29,97...):
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The gui shows a message box containing: "x264[error]: an invalid argument: fps=29,97[...]" and closes.

and the following bug still seems to be present in the current version:
fixed a bug where psy-rdo settings were disabled when using the "slow" preset.
or beta3 is still not online, I'm a bit confused the change log says that the color scheme was changed in beta2 but the title bar does not show any version number.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:32 pm

Thanks for the report.
The psy-rdo bug is actually a similar bug to the one I fixed, but not the same one :p

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:09 pm

Ok beta 4 is up. I think most of the problems should be worked out by now.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by xnamkcor » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:41 am

Are you officially supporting windows 7? Or are we on our own?
Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium(Build 7600?)
Stalls on encoding audio(normalize audio was enabled, didn;t have time to test without it)/
When I encoded just video 7 said it stopped responding just after it reported the SSIM and PSNR stuff, but the .264 was <1Byte.

The input file was a VOB file(from DVD Decryptor).

Encoding was 960KB/s 2-Pass
Alpha -1
Beta -1
VAQ 1
RD 1
Trellis 1

Ultra Fast

Keep temp files was on.

1.3b4

That is what I remember. I have access to to the computer, but only about 1 a week or month.
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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:45 am

Ok, problem confirmed. I have no idea what I could have done that broke audio, but I guess I'll find out soon enough ><

And yes, Windows 7 is officially supported.

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Re: Zarx264gui 1.3beta (need testers)

Post by Zarxrax » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:13 pm

Ok, I put up a new one with fixed audio, but the cancel button is a bit screwed right now. This one is going to take me some time to get completely fixed.

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