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#46 impimpin206

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE(MagicUK @ Jul 19 2007, 08:49 AM) View Post

Right im doing my first 3 hour long convert, 8 hours on the time scale, i couldnt get encode 360 working either so this seems the better option! also a quick query while converting (doing it now as i type) 8 little haali media splitter icons have come up where my msn logo it and network connection are! u know? anyway will this cause any probs? all i have is kazaa media codecs installed! biggrin.gif thanks for the guide, thanks for pics and taking the time!


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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:09 PM

Is there anyway to fix stutering problems?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE(zerolimit21 @ Jul 19 2007, 05:45 PM) View Post

Is there anyway to fix stutering problems?


Yeah it really depends on your source file. Send me an original source sample, and I can do some test encoding and report back.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:42 AM

Great Tutorial......I am using it to convert some files that I have.

Have you made any progress on the HD DVD front. I would really love to convert the 10 or so HD DVD's that I have hear chewing up my hard drive space so that I can view them on the 360.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 03:15 AM

Ok......Encoding my first movie via this method. I did run into a problem though. When trying to load the movie.avs file into TMPG, the program crashed everytime. Tried everything and still a no go.

Since I have to go to bed I just loaded the original MKV file as the video source and the audio file that had been remove from it. What is the impact of doing this? It does seem to be working but I will not know how the results were for another 12 hours smile.gif

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(HydrogenCyanide @ Jul 19 2007, 10:51 PM) View Post

Ok......Encoding my first movie via this method. I did run into a problem though. When trying to load the movie.avs file into TMPG, the program crashed everytime. Tried everything and still a no go.

Since I have to go to bed I just loaded the original MKV file as the video source and the audio file that had been remove from it. What is the impact of doing this? It does seem to be working but I will not know how the results were for another 12 hours smile.gif



The results were great. Awesome quality and it retained the 5.1 sound. I guess you don't really need the AVS file.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 02:26 PM

Thanks for the detailed guide. Will try this tonight - in the meantime I have a question.

Seeing that the spring update supports playback of h264 - and the video in the mkv files is h264. Is it possible to use TMPGEnc so that the net effect is that just the container type is changed from mkv to a container type that the xbox 360 can use to play h264? (If this would be possible - perhaps TMPGEnc could finish its task in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take)

Apologies in advance if I've completely gotten hold of the wrong end of the stick here.

Thanks

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:41 PM

It doesn't play H264 Advanced Profile. There may be a way to transcode these on the fly, but I haven't seen a way. Besides, I prefer to archive them and free up my CPU cycles.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 05:09 PM

Thanks alot for this i used this and it helped me out, i hated that thing "bLAME canada" was talking about, i find it very hard for the new user/average user. THANKS!!!! love.gif

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE(impimpin206 @ Jul 20 2007, 12:17 PM) View Post

It doesn't play H264 Advanced Profile. There may be a way to transcode these on the fly, but I haven't seen a way. Besides, I prefer to archive them and free up my CPU cycles.


Any news on converting HD DVD .evo files via this method. This would really be icing on the cake if this could be done

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

perhaps this was already mentioned. but all i've read/seen in the thread is that to play the movie back after re-encoding that you do so through streaming it. can you simply burn the file to a dvd and play in the drive? i'm hoping to maybe free up some hdd space here,

also great tut, i was just wondering about doing this since the 360 isn't your typical stand alone player. googled it and found the tut.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE(noremacyug @ Jul 21 2007, 01:11 PM) View Post

perhaps this was already mentioned. but all i've read/seen in the thread is that to play the movie back after re-encoding that you do so through streaming it. can you simply burn the file to a dvd and play in the drive? i'm hoping to maybe free up some hdd space here,

also great tut, i was just wondering about doing this since the 360 isn't your typical stand alone player. googled it and found the tut.


You can burn it to single/dual layer media, depending on which respective output size you've selected.

QUOTE(HydrogenCyanide @ Jul 20 2007, 07:57 PM) View Post

Any news on converting HD DVD .evo files via this method. This would really be icing on the cake if this could be done


I'll work on this in the coming days when I find some time, hopefully I'll have that done soon.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 03:43 PM

Yeah, this encodes an advanced profile. Under the step 7 screenshot, look at the blue edit box labeled 'video' and it displays it there. Glad to hear its working well and taking advantage of Quad.

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Impimin- i can't seem to find the advanced profile option. On the step 7 screenshot it looks like the WMV Advanced Profile is in the video codec drop down menu, however in my copy of the program only WMV7 WMV 8 WMV 9 options are listed, no advanced profile. Any ideas?

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE(gambit0608 @ Jul 21 2007, 04:19 PM) View Post


Impimin- i can't seem to find the advanced profile option. On the step 7 screenshot it looks like the WMV Advanced Profile is in the video codec drop down menu, however in my copy of the program only WMV7 WMV 8 WMV 9 options are listed, no advanced profile. Any ideas?



Update your version of Xpress. Here's what I see:

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 06:34 PM

help! everything i start MKVExtractGUI 1.6.4 i get a messege ..

WaRNING! mkvextract.exe and/or mkvmerge.exe not found




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