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#16 pullum

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:54 PM

Will I have 2 separate files after the initial demuxing? I'm lost...I think...PLEASE HELP




#17 Manhunt545

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:36 PM

I found what the problem was. I didn't match up the frame-rate correctly, I was just a tiny bit, but that is why it sounded worse near the completion of the video.

As for WMP11 or Zune, it wouldn't accept the MP4 file, but it did accept the wmv.

Thanks for the help, and excellent tutorial.

Here's a good converter for AC3 to WAV

http://www.mediafire.com/?b2fcnz1dmvm

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:57 AM

QUOTE(pullum @ Oct 16 2007, 06:30 PM) View Post

Will I have 2 separate files after the initial demuxing? I'm lost...I think...PLEASE HELP


If you have two files after a demux then one should be video and one should be audio.



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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:36 AM

QUOTE(J^^ @ Oct 16 2007, 09:33 PM) View Post

If you have two files after a demux then one should be video and one should be audio.


Well, I'm only getting 1 file afterwards, is there a special way to select DEmuxing as opposed to just "start Muxing"

Thanks for the response.

Can one of you guys edit the tutorial using images from the programs during each step? I would be eternally grateful...

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#20 J^^

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE(pullum @ Oct 18 2007, 12:12 AM) View Post

Well, I'm only getting 1 file afterwards, is there a special way to select DEmuxing as opposed to just "start Muxing"

Thanks for the response.

Can one of you guys edit the tutorial using images from the programs during each step? I would be eternally grateful...

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"Start Muxing" would be used to mux the files together (put two files into one). "Demux" would be to separate two (or more) files. If you are hitting "Start muxing" then you are doing the opposite of what you should be. Hope this helps!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:14 AM

I tried the method of the original poster, but I couldn't get it to work. The files played fine on the pc, but on the xbox, they would have sound only.

Anyway, I found a program called GOTSent that sounds like it does essentially the same thing, but it is automated, and it worked for me.

website: http://sentry23.googlepages.com/

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

I had an audio sync issue also where about halfway through the sync would start to go noticeably off. By the end, the sync was so off that the character's lips stopped moving before the audio played. I typed in the frame rate as 23.98 in Yamb, i'll try the more accurate 23.976 to see if that helps issues.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:18 PM

I should also add that the PQ from this method is SPECTACULAR. MUCH MUCH better than the mkv --> wmv guide sticked above. No more 18 hour encode times for me (only a celery laptop here) assuming I get the audio issue fixed. wink.gif

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(darko31 @ Oct 21 2007, 08:54 AM) View Post

I should also add that the PQ from this method is SPECTACULAR. MUCH MUCH better than the mkv --> wmv guide sticked above. No more 18 hour encode times for me (only a celery laptop here) assuming I get the audio issue fixed. wink.gif


Try using the exact framerate of 23.976 and see if it works (like you said). If not I would try a different encoder. If that doesn;t work you might just be out of luck. I've had this happen only once and it was do to a problem with the video in the original mkv. It played fine on the pc but there was a skip in the video and when i extracted / converted the audio it put it out of sync. There was no way around this. But even converting it to wmv was no help. I've also seen issues where the video is encoded at 23.976 fps but the audio is at 25 fps. This too will cause it to go out of sync. In this case you would need something such as besweet to fix the audio.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:48 PM



3. Using h264info change the level of the video (the .h264 file) to 4.1 (This will not re-encode the video so it will only take a few minutes to re-write). Make sure that the output filename is different than the input or it will fail.

hi guys
been trying for days now to get h264 files to play on my 360 and this sems the best option for me
got to this so far but well and truly stuck
what am i doing wrong ?
i have gone to http://www.h264info.com/downloads.html and downloaded a file x264.exe which is 939k
tried to run it just get a quick flash of a dos promt box then nothing.
how do i get to open the video file to change the video to 4.1 ?
many thanks inadvance
lee


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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(jarjarmustdie @ Oct 23 2007, 10:24 AM) View Post

3. Using h264info change the level of the video (the .h264 file) to 4.1 (This will not re-encode the video so it will only take a few minutes to re-write). Make sure that the output filename is different than the input or it will fail.

hi guys
been trying for days now to get h264 files to play on my 360 and this sems the best option for me
got to this so far but well and truly stuck
what am i doing wrong ?
i have gone to http://www.h264info.com/downloads.html and downloaded a file x264.exe which is 939k
tried to run it just get a quick flash of a dos promt box then nothing.
how do i get to open the video file to change the video to 4.1 ?
many thanks inadvance
lee



You're downloading the wrong file... go to https://sourceforge....cts/batchccews/

Click on Download BatchCCEWS and then you will see a link to download h264info.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:23 PM

Newbie needs help!

I'm working with an mkv file with 1080p h.264 video at around 11Mbps and DTS 6 channel audio. I followed this tutorial the best I could and used a guide from http://dtsguide.de.vu/ to convert the DTS file to 2 channel AAC (LC). I was never able to create a working mp4.

I tried the program posted in this reply:
QUOTE(wingm8 @ Oct 19 2007, 04:50 PM) View Post

I tried the method of the original poster, but I couldn't get it to work. The files played fine on the pc, but on the xbox, they would have sound only.

Anyway, I found a program called GOTSent that sounds like it does essentially the same thing, but it is automated, and it worked for me.

website: http://sentry23.googlepages.com/
I was able to convert the mkv to a working mp4 in windows media player. When I put it on a flash drive and tried to play it on the 360, the video gets crazy artifacts with any motion and is unwatchable, but it looks great on the PC. I also tried streaming from WMP11 as well as TVersity. There's no difference. The video is not jumpy or dropping frames, it just gets very very very blocky with any motion.

I'm wondering how I can see what level the video is at? Maybe the program didn't convert it to 4.1. I don't know how to tell. Any help or comments please?

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 12:21 AM

I found another person struggling with the same issue with no resolution here: http://forums.xbox-s...t...67&t=625947
Don't know if this will help, but he describes it a little better and provides h264info results. I will try that when I get home, but I still don't see where it tells you the level of the video.

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:56 AM

QUOTE(B-Man13 @ Oct 23 2007, 07:59 PM) View Post

Newbie needs help!

I'm working with an mkv file with 1080p h.264 video at around 11Mbps and DTS 6 channel audio. I followed this tutorial the best I could and used a guide from http://dtsguide.de.vu/ to convert the DTS file to 2 channel AAC (LC). I was never able to create a working mp4.

I tried the program posted in this reply:I was able to convert the mkv to a working mp4 in windows media player. When I put it on a flash drive and tried to play it on the 360, the video gets crazy artifacts with any motion and is unwatchable, but it looks great on the PC. I also tried streaming from WMP11 as well as TVersity. There's no difference. The video is not jumpy or dropping frames, it just gets very very very blocky with any motion.

I'm wondering how I can see what level the video is at? Maybe the program didn't convert it to 4.1. I don't know how to tell. Any help or comments please?



1. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for H.264?

Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 6 for more information.




The bitrate of your file is too high.... this could be the cause....

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:39 AM

QUOTE(J^^ @ Oct 23 2007, 06:32 PM) View Post

1. What exactly does the Xbox 360 support for H.264?

Xbox 360 supports the following for H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions. See question number 6 for more information.
The bitrate of your file is too high.... this could be the cause....

Sorry for the confusion. The source file was around 11-12 Mbps. The mp4 file I made with GOTSent set the video stream to 10Mbps. I just installed MediaInfo. Here's the output from the mp4...

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General #0
Complete name : *****
Format : MPEG-4
Format/Info : ISO 14496-1 Base Media
Format/Family : MPEG-4
File size : 74.7 MiB
PlayTime : 59s 641ms
Bit rate : 11 Mbps
StreamSize : 29.6 KiB
Encoded date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:26
Tagged date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:26

Video #0
Codec : H.264
Codec/Info : H.264 (3GPP)
PlayTime : 59s 642ms
Bit rate : 10 Mbps
Width : 1920 pixels
Height : 800 pixels
Aspect ratio : 2.400
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.275
StreamSize : 73.5 MiB
Encoded date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:26
Tagged date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:29

Audio #0
Codec : AAC LC
Codec/Info : AAC Low Complexity
PlayTime : 59s 605ms
Bit rate : 163 Kbps
Bit rate mode : VBR
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
StreamSize : 1.16 MiB
Encoded date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:26
Tagged date : UTC 2007-10-20 06:01:29


And here is the info from the source mkv file...

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General #0
Complete name : *****
Format : Matroska
File size : 84.6 MiB
PlayTime : 1mn 214ms
Bit rate : 12 Mbps
Movie name : *****
Encoded date : UTC 2007-10-19 06:54:37
Writing application : mkvmerge v2.1.0 ('Another Place To Fall') built on Aug 19 2007 13:40:07
Writing library : libebml v0.7.7 + libmatroska v0.8.1
Cover : CronosPro-Bold.ttf / CronosPro-Semibold.ttf / CronosPro-SemiboldIt.ttf

Video #0
Codec : MPEG-4 AVC
Codec/Info : MPEG4 ISO advanced profile
PlayTime : 1mn 125ms
Width : 1920 pixels
Height : 800 pixels
Aspect ratio : 2.400
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Language : English

Audio #0
Codec : DTS
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Sampling rate : 48 KHz
Language : English

Text #0
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Finnish

Text #1
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Finnish

Text #2
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Danish

Text #3
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : French

Text #4
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Hungarian

Text #5
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Portuguese

Text #6
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Romanian

Text #7
Codec : ASS
Codec/Info : Advanced Sub Station Alpha
Language : Spanish


I still can't tell if the video is encoded at level 4.1 or 5.1. How can I get that info?






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