¿¿¿How 2 convert Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne mpq videos???

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¿¿¿How 2 convert Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne mpq videos???

Post by DJ_RO » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:14 pm

I want 2 do an amv with that outstanding cinematics but i can´t open that videos in premier or combustion. I can see that videos in windows with simple mplayer but they have an special codec from Blizzard, debelopers of the game.

If some body have done it, i´ll be glad to know how to do it.
Thanks in advance.

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Post by Zarxrax » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:59 pm

Just rename them to avi and change the fourcc codes to DIVX.

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Post by DJ_RO » Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:41 pm

It doesn´t works. It still giving me "unsoported format error". :(

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Post by Zarxrax » Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:57 pm

Try opening it in virtualdub and converting it to huffyuv.

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I FIGURED IT OUT!!!

Post by DJ Dounlode » Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:07 am

:P Dude, easy as this. Open the movie file with Windows media player and go to File > Save Media As . . . and it will bring up the save as screen. Now name the fiie whatever you want and put .avi or .mpeg right after that!!! You can kiss me later!! =^_^= Have fun!!

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Post by bum » Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:21 am

man, first off. their arent enough cgi scenes in warcraft3 for an amv. secondly, theys scenes are absolutely amazing, and it would ruin it if someone saw them without playing through the game

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Post by DJ_RO » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:49 pm

Zarxrax - Virtual dub can´t find the "BLZ0unknown" video codec

DJ Dounlode - That only works with the sound, you lose my kiss :lol:

bum - If i get this sh*** on premiere i´ll find a shot musi for it 2 minutes maximun. And I´ll add a "Expoiler warning".

Have anybody REALLY done the same thing that i´m asking for? :?: :?:

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Post by Zarxrax » Sat Apr 17, 2004 1:51 pm

Did you change the fourcc and file extension?? It should open fine in vdub if you did.

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Post by dokool » Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:46 pm

Futhermore, Warcraft 3 isn't anime and is thus not allowed to be uploaded to the site...

-DOKool

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Post by DJ_RO » Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:05 pm

Virtual dub can´t open this. I found abcAVI Tag Editor that Allow change the FourCC. I change it to HFYU Huffman Lossless Codec YUV and RGB but it doesn´t change the real codec.
That codec is: DivX for Blizzard Decoder Filter 'BLZ0' and I can´t find it on the net...
Without this plugin I think it´imposible to rip it without lose quality... :(

However, thank you very much by feedback.

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Post by Zarxrax » Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:09 pm

Why are you changing the fourcc to HFYU? :?:
The codec is just divx 5. All you have to do is set the fourcc to "DIVX".

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Post by DJ_RO » Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:43 pm

It´s impossible. The only way to get it is to having the original codecs from Blizzard and i´m sure that they don´t support it. Is the way they protect his own media.
I´ll try to capture the video by diffent ways like windows desktop capturers... :?

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Post by Zarxrax » Sat Apr 17, 2004 9:48 pm

I'm trying to tell you, the codec is JUST DIVX5!

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Post by DJ_RO » Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:45 pm

Desktop video capurers don´t work with videos.

Zarxrax-Have you that videos? Have you changed the codec that they originaly have? Perhaps you are talking about something you don´t know. They are compressed in a special version of Divx5 that you can play in windows (I usea media player classic) but you can´t edit ¬¬. The abcAVI Tag Editor only chages a "false" text information that the video archive has. I can paly it but I can´t edit that. It doesn´t matter what extension I type them. Premiere, Combustion, Virtual dub and some more don´t open that files due the lack of the codec.

I´m frustrated. But i´ll get it. :x

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Post by Zarxrax » Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:52 pm

No, I have not tried it myself, but the method that I have told you has been confirmed by at least 2 people, which I found by searching the doom9.org forums.

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