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The AMVapp is basically just a package containing most of the software used in these guides. Because we use a lot of different software, it could be very time consuming to track it all down individually. Also, by using AMVapp, you ensure that you have the same versions of the software that are used in the guides. I will try to keep the AMVapp reasonably up to date.
Previous versions of the AMVapp contained one installer that installed EVERYTHING. While this had some advantages, it also had a lot of disadvantages. The primary disadvantage being that it was really hard to update and maintain. So for that reason, the AMVapp is now simply a zip file containing everything. Unfortunately, this means you will have to install each item individually, but it shouldn't take too long!
AMVapp can be downloaded right here: AMVapp 3.1, 2010-10-05 (20MB)
Unpacking the AMVapp
After downloading the AMVapp from the link above, you should open it and see a whole bunch of files inside. Each of these is an installer for a component of the AMVapp. Don't just go installing them randomly though, because some of them may need to be installed before others. You may not even need many of the applications. I'll give you a rundown of what each thing does below.
If you have installed a previous version of the AMVapp, or any of the individual applications contained in it, then I highly recommend that you uninstall all of it before you begin!
DVDfab HD Decrypter
Official Website: http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm
Official Website: http://avisynth.org
AviSynth Plugin Pack
Alternate Download: AVSPluginPack.zip (download this if you want to install the plugins manually)
Official Website: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=153248
Official Website: http://neuron2.net/dgmpgdec/dgmpgdec.html
Official Website: http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/
Official Website: http://www.koepi.info/xvid.html
Official Website: http://umezawa.dyndns.info/wordpress/?cat=28
Huffyuv 2.1.1Filename in AMVapp: HuffyuvSetup.exe
You should install it if: This is a lossless codec. You should install at least one. UTvideo is better, so this isn't really necessary.
Lagarith 1.3.19Official Website: http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
Filename in AMVapp: LagarithSetup_1319.exe
You should install it if: This is a lossless codec. You should install at least one. I recommend UTvideo instead.
Lame ACM Codec 3.98.2Filename in AMVapp: LameACMsetup.exe
You should install it if: This lets you compress audio to the MP3 format from within VirtualDub. Only really needed if you plan to encode your videos with the Xvid codec. Not really necessary these days.
Zarx264gui 1.33Official Website: http://amvhell.com/stuff/zarx264gui/
Filename in AMVapp: Zarx264gui_133.exe
Requirements: Requires AviSynth to be installed. Also requires Microsoft .Net framework. If you have Microsoft Vista or higher, you already have this framework. If you are using XP however, you may need to install it. The best way to check whether or not you have it is to install Zarx264gui and see if it works. If the application wont start, then you don't have the .Net framework. .Net can be downloaded from here.
You should install it if: You want to easily compress your video to MP4 with the x264 codec. Highly recommended.
Adobe Premiere AVS PluginFilename in AMVapp: PremiereAVSPlugin-v1.95a.exe
Requirements: Requires AviSynth be installed. Requires Adobe Premiere 5.x/6.x or a version of Adobe Premiere Pro BELOW CS5, or Adobe After Effects CS3 or later. It may work with with Premiere Elements, maybe not.
You should install it if: If you use a supported version of Adobe Premiere or After Effects and would like to load AviSynth scripts directly into it, then get this. Otherwise you should skip it.
Installation Instructions: The installer should automatically find your plugins folder if you have a compatable application. After installing, it will ask you if you would like to configure the plugin. You can choose No for now, as we will be covering those options later on in this guide.
Pismo File Mount & AviSynth Virtual File SystemFilename in AMVapp: pfmap-159.exe & AVFS_setup.exe
Requirements: Requires AviSynth be installed.
You should install it if: These will let you open AviSynth scripts in any application that accepts AVI Files. Handy, but not required. Useful if you want to load AVS script into editing applications other than Premiere.
Installation Instructions: First, install Pismo File Mount (pfmap-159.exe). Next, run AVFS_setup.exe to install the AviSynth Virtual File System.