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#1 Jezz_X

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:14 AM

How to Convert videos into WMV8 format

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
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You will now be presented with this window
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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
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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
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Click on the Compression Tab at the top ignore all the settings and click the Edit Button
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The following dialog will pop up
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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
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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.
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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
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Then on the toolbar at the top of the main window Click the Start Encoding button
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Continued in next POST....

Edited by Jezz_X, 20 December 2005 - 04:44 AM.


#2 Jezz_X

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:16 AM

....Continued


Which will take you to a screen like this which will give you a preview of the video it is currently encodeing
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When its finished you will get this dialog and your done
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Ftp the file on to your xbox and enjoy smile.gif

Edited by Jezz_X, 20 December 2005 - 04:45 AM.


#3 Jezz_X

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:33 AM

...Removed post cause URL was dead...

Edited by Jezz_X, 20 December 2005 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2005 - 12:21 AM

Very nice work Jezz. Hopefully this will stop some of those posts about wmv vids. I hope this gets pinned and perhaps even bumped every once in a while (as it seems pinned topics don't get read either) but James and Hydraulix seem to have disappeared so we have no mods which is kind of a bad thing but maybe one of the Head Mods could pin it unsure.gif I know James would like to have this pinned.

#5 Jezz_X

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 12:38 AM

QUOTE(jonathan2007 @ Feb 19 2005, 09:27 AM)
Very nice work Jezz. Hopefully this will stop some of those posts about wmv vids.

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Thats the reason I decided to make it

QUOTE(jonathan2007 @ Feb 19 2005, 09:27 AM)
.... but James and Hydraulix seem to have disappeared so we have no mods which is kind of a bad thing  ....

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Yeah I noticed that too I hope they come back soon at least James I'm interested in how things are going

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:12 AM

Excellent guide Jezz_X, hopefully this stops the constant stream of questions from people who can't use google tongue.gif , no offense to the people just starting out, everyone hast to start somewhere I suppose, and hopefully this guide will be one of those places.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 03:02 AM

Great Thread. They should Pinn This.

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#8 Jezz_X

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 06:58 AM

QUOTE(K Rock XP @ Mar 7 2005, 12:08 PM)
Great Thread. They should Pinn This.

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Glad you like so did it make you download game previews work ?

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:23 AM

Well seems the host for the images is down and since I can't edit my post here's a new working link to the zipped up version

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:53 AM

Great guide Jezz_X this should be pinned.

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE(raven_xbe @ Mar 25 2005, 09:59 AM)
Great guide Jezz_X this should be pinned.

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Yeah if I could edit the original post to put the images back sad.gif

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE(Jezz_X @ Mar 26 2005, 01:20 AM)
Yeah if I could edit the original post to put the images back sad.gif

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Hi i cant do my wide video works on mi skin, in the tutorial says if i have a wide one then put SUITE in the video output size whats that mine?, because i put the video y the unleash and in my tv i see it enlarged. Please help me huh.gif

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 04:47 AM

QUOTE(elrodri @ May 29 2005, 10:46 AM)
Hi i cant do my wide video works on mi skin, in the tutorial says if i have a wide one then put SUITE in the video output size whats that mine?, because i put the video y the unleash and in my tv i see it  enlarged. Please help me huh.gif

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Not sure I quite understand you but if you are trying to make a widescreen 16:9 skin then you will have to make the video bigger.
It really dosn't matter what size it is 640x480 is just the standard for a 4:3 NTSC TV thus in my tutorial

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:42 AM

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sleep.gif Dude I rather look for and search for help intead of clogging the forums with cuestions that maybe alreay answered. wink.gif Thankfully enough I found this tutorial happy.gif Thanks for it. take it from a person hwo doens't give thanks for shit unless it deserves it beerchug.gif

Edited by raider_58, 30 November 2005 - 08:43 AM.


#15 Jezz_X

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 12:25 PM

QUOTE(raider_58 @ Nov 30 2005, 06:49 PM) View Post

sleep.gif Dude I rather look for and search for help intead of clogging the forums with cuestions that maybe alreay answered. wink.gif Thankfully enough I found this tutorial happy.gif Thanks for it. take it from a person hwo doens't give thanks for shit unless it deserves it beerchug.gif


Thanks after all this time I'm glad there is still a working link for it in this post I just wish I could edit the pictures back into the orginal post somehow

Oh and nice you actually looked for it instead of asking

Edited by Jezz_X, 30 November 2005 - 12:26 PM.





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