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Old 1 Apr 2003, 01:25 AM   #1
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Hey people,it's me again
another question,who uses "XviD",why arent u using DivX,which program do you use?????
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Old 1 Apr 2003, 06:59 AM   #2
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Old 1 Apr 2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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another question,who uses "XviD",why arent u using DivX,which program do you use?????
I do.

Because I like its results better than DivX.

Avisynth and Virtualdub.
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Old 3 Apr 2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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I've been using XVid to convert the video of Dragon's Lair and it looks alot better than Divx. The only problem I have with XVid is that the codec does not deinterlace the video so I have to use a filter in VirtualDub to do this. So I use DVD2AVI to save it as an UNCOMPRESSED AVI. Once it's an AVI I can use VirtualDub to convert it to XVid and apply the deinterlacing filter. When I do it this way and compare it to the same clip done in Divx it looks SO MUCH BETTER! It actually looks perfect. Divx has a slight greenish tint to it and has more compression blocks.
The only problem I have is that I would love to do this with full length movies but uncompressed video is REALLY large in size. Almost 1GB for 1 minute! How can I get VirtualDub to do the frameserving so I can access the VOB files directly and apply the filters I need? I installed the handler but FRAMESERVING is still greyed out. What do I do?
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Divx has a slight greenish tint to it and has more compression blocks.
sorry, but i cannot agree.

some folks are very well able to create perfect divx files.

just because yours dont look good doesnt mean divx is to blame
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Old 3 Apr 2003, 12:40 AM   #6
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I blame everything. Actually I never even noticed this tint until I compared it to the XVid. The Divx copy still looks very good, don't get me wrong. But on the Dragon's Lair animation Xvid really looks better, for me at least.
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Old 3 Apr 2003, 12:49 AM   #7
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Is there any way for VirtualDub to read VOBs?
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Old 3 Apr 2003, 12:54 AM   #8
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dont get me wrong, the maynard


enchanter has more than once said that animes looked better with xvid.

i never converted animes, but on full length testruns as well as single vob transcodings i didnt see improvements over divx5 using numerous xvid releases and an aweful lot of different settings.

i replied because the above statements sound like xvid will in any case look way better than divx5.

this is something i cannot confirm.
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Is there any way for VirtualDub to read VOBs?

what exactly do you mean/intend?

vd_MOD might be what you're looking for
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No problem, I wasn't taking your post the wrong way. What I want to do is try my hand at encoding a movie into XVid. The problem is that most of the movies are interlaced and I can't get the XVid codec to deinterlace it for me. VD has a deinterlacing filter that works very well. The only problem is that, in order to get an unaltered and perfect looking avi I have to save it as an uncompressed file which is way to large. Once this is done then I can open it in VD and apply the filters and encode it to XVid. This way it doesn't get compressed twice.
Is there a way to get VD to access the VOB files and do the conversion like DVD2AVI does? This would be ideal because DVD2AVI does not have any of these filters that I need so VD would be perfect for this.
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well, yes of course

the way most of use use vd for transcoding is this:

-create a project file with dvd2avi

-load this d2f project file into vd or maybe even simpler a tool like gordianknot or DVX.

- in dvx for example make all your settings: bitrate, resizer and of course filters (be it noise or de-interlacers) and then have this tool create your avi (by running vd).

in case you want to read a more detailed guide on either gordianknot or dvx, click on any of my signature pics.
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I tried making a project file with DVD2AVI before but I can't get VD to open it. Frameserving is greyed out, even after installing the handler. I'll try DVX.
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OK. I tried DVDx and I hate that thing! I found VDubMod and that works perfectly. Thanks for the heads up. This does exactly what I wanted to do without having to save an uncomressed video file and take up space.
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