I've seen many posts on how do you make videos that work with unleashX so I thought I'd make a nice little tutorial with images and all to show you how its done.
All the bits that you have to change or press are highlighted in YELLOW
First you will need the Windows Media Encoder version 9 from Micros0ft. Its totally freeware and is what this tutorial is based on. You can go to MS's site and download it yourself or Use this link as an undirect link to it (this forum automatically changes the word Micros0ft to MS so i can't direct link it)
Download WME 9
Once you have it downloaded and installed Run the program you will then be presented with this screen
Click the Custom Session Icon and then OK
You will now be presented with this window
Now in the Source tab which it should allready be in select Source from File then click the browse button and find the file you want to convert. the file can be in .asf .avi .wmv and .mpg format it will take a few seconds to analyse the file before it displays. Now the two check boxes for Video and Audio should be checked automatically unless the file dosn't have an audio soundtrack in which case audio wont be
Now we need to click on the Output tab and change some stuff in there.
Deselect the Pull from Encoder box and select the Encode to File box and enter a file name in the box
Click on the Compression Tab at the top ignore all the settings and click the Edit Button
The following dialog will pop up
Now we need to go into the Media types section of that dialog and change the video part to look like this the Video mode dosn't really matter but I think that Quality VBR comes out the best for the size. The video Codec has to be set to Windows media Video V8
The tab at the top will change to Quality-based (If you selected Quaility VBR in the previous tab) click it and you will get the folowing page
In it you will need to change the video size and the other bits in yellow.
For video size if its skin background i would go with 640x480 unless its a widescreen skin then change it to suite. For a game video preview anything bigger that 320x200 is a waste of disk space at least for me but its up to you if the video is smaller than those i siggest you tick the Same as Video Input box. In the Video Quality box anything between 95 - 100 is great anything below is average play with it and see what you like. the lower the figure the smaller filesize created but worse quality.
Once done in the above dialog click the Ok button which will close the dialog and go back to the main window Compression tab which will now look like this (depending on your settings) and click Apply at the bottom
Then on the toolbar at the top of the main window Click the Start Encoding button
Continued in next POST....
Edited by Jezz_X, 20 December 2005 - 04:44 AM.