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#101 EphraimWitchwood

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:02 AM

Otayyyy, I finally got over my little paranoid thing aboot the MPlayer and tried this, but the batch file thingy comes up as a text and I honestly have no idea what to do with it. I copypasta'd to a notepad document and that didn't seem to do much, so....I guess I'm doing something I don't like to do and am asking for a li'l help. (software ish not mah strong-suit >.<)

edit: the mplayer.exe doesn't open anything but a window that looks like a command prompt window that flashes on and off the screen to fast for me to see what it says... I'm scared... o.o

Edited by EphraimWitchwood, 11 August 2010 - 02:08 AM.

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#102 Freja

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:14 AM

Otayyyy, I finally got over my little paranoid thing aboot the MPlayer and tried this, but the batch file thingy comes up as a text and I honestly have no idea what to do with it. I copypasta'd to a notepad document and that didn't seem to do much, so....I guess I'm doing something I don't like to do and am asking for a li'l help. (software ish not mah strong-suit >.<)

edit: the mplayer.exe doesn't open anything but a window that looks like a command prompt window that flashes on and off the screen to fast for me to see what it says... I'm scared... o.o

Oh! You mean the batch file only shows up as text when you click the link? If it does just right-click on it and choose "Save as..." or something like that.

And yeah it flashes because:
1. MPlayer starts
2. Checks for files you dropped to it (you didn't drop anything on it if you doubleclick it)
3. MPlayer exits (nothing to play)

But yeah, try choose "Save as" or "Save link as" or "Download link as" from the link. It's different for every webbrowser
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#103 EphraimWitchwood

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:22 AM

Oh! You mean the batch file only shows up as text when you click the link? If it does just right-click on it and choose "Save as..." or something like that.

And yeah it flashes because:
1. MPlayer starts
2. Checks for files you dropped to it (you didn't drop anything on it if you doubleclick it)
3. MPlayer exits (nothing to play)

But yeah, try choose "Save as" or "Save link as" or "Download link as" from the link. It's different for every webbrowser


Thanks, Freja! When Dr. Meow takes over the world, I'll make sure he spares you. =^.^=

Edited by EphraimWitchwood, 11 August 2010 - 02:22 AM.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:33 AM

Thanks, Freja! When Dr. Meow takes over the world, I'll make sure he spares you. =^.^=

Dr. Meow? T-Thanks... I guess o.O'
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:42 AM

Dr. Meow? T-Thanks... I guess o.O'


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:16 AM

Good Job ;)
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

Good Job ;)

Thank you! ^^
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 03:52 PM

thanks for the little tutorial, got a new hobby now, catching hackers in pvp xD

hey when i encode the stuff etc all works fine, but when i upload it on youtube almost every frame is just a grey mess. actually you cannot see anything when uploaded, help , im noob :lol:

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:44 AM

If i add multiple files at one time, will it encode them as one file? Sometimes my videos can go on for awhile. >.>

Edit: Also, videos encoded following the instructions here seem to have a much lower framerate than the ones I drop into WMM. All are recorded at 30 FPS. Any solutions?

Edited by EphraimWitchwood, 17 August 2010 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:21 AM

If i add multiple files at one time, will it encode them as one file? Sometimes my videos can go on for awhile. >.>

Hmm it's possible, but I'm not that knowledgeable yet to make it work flawlessly for windows users.



Method 1:
This is a quick fix though. Right click FEED-ME-FILES.cmd -> Select Edit, then past this code into it and save:
@echo off
"%~dp0mencoder.exe" "%1" "%2" "%3" "%4" "%5" "%6" "%7" "%8" "%9" -o "%1.x264-encoded.avi" -ovc x264 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -vf eq=0:10
pause
As you probably can figure out, the "%number" is each file you "feed" to the FEED-ME-FILES.cmd. Just because I wrote %1-9 doesn't mean you need 9 files each times, it only means it will take a maximum of 9 files.



Method 2:
It is however possible to just replace all those "%number" with just:
@echo off
"%~dp0mencoder.exe" %* -o "%1.x264-encoded.avi" -ovc x264 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -vf eq=0:10
pause

But if you do method 2, every file you feed it, needs to NOT contain any spaces in the filename. And as far as I know, Fraps adds spaces, so you would have to rename every file before feeding FEED-ME-FILES.cmd

Anyone a little computer savvy on batch files could probably fix it somehow!

edit: To change the FPS you only have to change it in Fraps to whatever you like. :lol:

24 FPS = Most DVDs, BLU-RAY, XviDs out there...
30 FPS = Maximum amount of pictures a human eye can see

Or something like that!

Edited by Freja, 17 August 2010 - 07:26 AM.

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#111 Freja

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:37 AM

thanks for the little tutorial, got a new hobby now, catching hackers in pvp xD

hey when i encode the stuff etc all works fine, but when i upload it on youtube almost every frame is just a grey mess. actually you cannot see anything when uploaded, help , im noob :lol:

Yes I know! There seems to be a problem for some people uploading the x264 encoded .avi's. I couldn't get it to work, but some people can.

I made a second type of encoding script, atleast until youtube fixes the x264 encoding.

Add this file in the MPlayer directory, just like the old FEED-ME-FILES.cmd:
http://linode2.kiwil...FILES-MPEG4.cmd

And drag the files to that one instead.

The difference in filesize shouldn't be noticable (same bitrate) - but the quailty isn't as good as x264.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 01:51 PM

awesome work thx freja ^^
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:39 AM

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File size:


Another file size comparison:


Have fun recording!

Nice topic Freja but what i really really want to know is what software u used to make Chakuza's signature - i mean the animated png.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:48 AM

Nice topic Freja but what i really really want to know is what software u used to make Chakuza's signature - i mean the animated png.

APNG Anime Maker. You can buy me some tea later~
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:58 AM

APNG Anime Maker. You can buy me some tea later~

Thank you! and fock tea ... i'll buy you 10 packs of beer.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:59 AM

Thank you! and fock tea ... i'll buy you 10 packs of beer.

But I don't like beer!
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:35 AM

But I don't like beer!

You don't like beer? A you a girl? :blink:
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:15 AM

You don't like beer? A you a girl? :blink:

Like beer or not - gender has nothing to do with it! Just...
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give me my TEA! >.<
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:55 AM

Like beer or not - gender has nothing to do with it! Just...
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give me my TEA! >.<

TEA it is!

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:58 AM

TEA it is!

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Is it just me or... is that image broken? D-did... Did you break my cup of tea?! ;__;
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:27 AM

Is it just me or... is that image broken? D-did... Did you break my cup of tea?! ;__;

What me? No. I'm afraid it was "mr TEA" http://forums.warppo...tyle_emoticons/default/happy.gif
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:29 AM

What me? No. I'm afraid it was "mr TEA" http://forums.warppo...tyle_emoticons/default/happy.gif

I honestly can't see the picture. Please describe it, sir ._.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:49 AM

I honestly can't see the picture. Please describe it, sir ._.

Hmm... can you see it now?

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:50 AM

Hmm... can you see it now?

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he pities the fool who brought him cold tea?
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:55 AM

he pities the fool who brought him cold tea?

You got that right.
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