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Octane
14th February 2002, 20:23
Hey,

I've been trying to crop my long divx movies so they fit on CD... I have no problem cropping 30 minute videos... but when it comes to ~730 megs, the audio gets really messed up. Here's the procedure I follow

Open up VD
Select Direct stream copy for both audio and video
Mark the parts I want to delete (usually the end credits)
and then Save as AVI...

This creates the new file, but with bad audio (IE: music from the end over someone talking in the beginning, etc.)

I'm sure I'm doing something really silly wrong, let me know please

Thanks for the help in advance,

Sicerly,

jggimi
14th February 2002, 21:12
Have you tried Gordian Knot? It's a VirtualDub/Nandub front-end and calculator. It can size a movie to any particular size you want, through 2-pass SBC, DivX, or XviD. Source needs to be dvd, but ... can be avi with some work.

If your Divx movies were transcoded from dvd, you could accomplish the same result in dvd2avi with the [ and ] buttons.

But, if you use GKnot, you shouldn't have to.

BTW "Cropping" usually refers to lopping off one or more edges of the image. "Cutting" would describe what you are trying to do.

http://gknot.doom9.org

Octane
14th February 2002, 22:34
jgimmi,

thanks for the reply.

Cropping is the right term since I want to chop off the end credits.

I don't see how gknot can help me since there is realy no calculations involved or encoding... I just want to cut a little part off an avi, and save it again... but VirtualDub fucks the audio up :(

jggimi
15th February 2002, 03:43
Uh, no. That would be cutting. Cropping would be to remove pixels from the outside edges of the images.

Good luck!

UHT
15th February 2002, 04:48
jiggimi is right, dont be so cheeky to him

Octane
15th February 2002, 09:02
Alright, guess you're right and I'm wrong :)

However, can I still get help in regard to using VirtualDub for cutting a divx w/o audio problems?


thanks

movmasty
15th February 2002, 09:51
try this:
save audio as wav while video is in full processing mode
then put video in direct copy and save video
then merge audio and video

for some reason vdub doesnt save audio correctly when video is set to direct copy

jggimi
15th February 2002, 14:49
Originally posted by UHT
jiggimi is right, dont be so cheeky to him No offense was taken, nor, I'm sure, was it intended.

BTW, UHT, do you pronouce UHT to rhyme with "butt" or with "boot" ??

:p

UHT
15th February 2002, 14:53
its like yew-haich-tee, you say all the letters seperately

Octane
15th February 2002, 23:01
Originally posted by movmasty
try this:
save audio as wav while video is in full processing mode
then put video in direct copy and save video
then merge audio and video

for some reason vdub doesnt save audio correctly when video is set to direct copy

You're saying extract audio, then when saving the cut avi select WAV audio, right?

How would I extract the audio to a WAV?

movmasty
16th February 2002, 12:14
file/save wav

Octane
16th February 2002, 23:59
Originally posted by movmasty
file/save wav

Thank ya :)