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Old 6th January 2007, 20:20   #1  |  Link
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WMV Muxer/Encoder Version 1.0 - Final Release (28-Jul-2007)

This is a new muxer and encoder for the Windows Media Format. WMVMuxer comes with features not found in other WMV encoders, like AVI (WMV) to WMV conversion without reencoding, as needed for XBox 360 playback and access to the conversion graph.


The key features are:

- DirectShow based, mux/encode any format you have filters for
- Demux, mux, encode and direct stream copy modes
- Uses the ASF Writer for compliant streams, that play on PC, XBox and Sigma chips
- Encodes using profiles (predefined and custom) to VC-1, WMV, WMA, ASF
- Access to the conversion graph using Graphedit


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07-28-2007 Change Log for Version 1.0 - Final Release

- Support for 2-pass encoding
- Additional predefined profiles for 2-pass encoding
- Bit rate controller fixed
- Expiration removed


07-19-2007 Change Log for Preview Version 2

- Support for avisynth input
- Separate video and audio profiles
- Dynamic profiles that adopt parameters from the input video
- Unicode support
- Encoding progress display in frames incl. ETA
- Advanced encoding parameters (threads, b-frames, look ahead)
- Predefined WMV-HD and HD-DVD (PAL) profiles

Enjoy!

Download the Version 1 - Final Release here
MD5: 78478547403ab38b1f59b39cbd834a99

Homepage: http://www.dvbportal.de

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Old 7th January 2007, 09:30   #2  |  Link
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can you add a profile for 640x480-->4:3 and
720x480--->4:3/16:9
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I will, but it is not possible to have a predefined profile for every use. The ones you mentioned however, seem to be popular. The idea is to create custom profiles as needed. You can create them by deriving from one of the predefined. Use the profile editor that comes with WME9 or a text editor.
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ok thanx
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Old 7th January 2007, 22:56   #5  |  Link
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Nice tool

Hope my XBOX360 will come back from RMA this week :X
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Old 8th January 2007, 03:31   #6  |  Link
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How do I convert or demux a WMV file to AVI? Thanks.
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It's not always an easy task, expecially if the WMV file is protected with MS DRM (very likely).
However ...

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Thanks for the great tool! I think I'll start using it right about... Now.

Well, that was refreshingly easy, and pain free.
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Are there some prerequisites for this that need to be installed first? Tried to use it for demuxing a wmv3 + wma2 stream, crashed everytime right away.
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Old 9th January 2007, 06:42   #10  |  Link
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Works great, just transcoded a 1080p WMVHD down to
320x240 for a portable WM9 media player.


I greated a profile for it:
http://home.comcast.net/~tony1717/ENZA.prx

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Ensure that the HDTVDump.ax filter is properly registered.
How do I do that?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyp12 View Post
Works great, just transcoded a 1080p WMVHD down to
320x240 for a portable WM9 media player.


I greated a profile for it:
http://home.comcast.net/~tony1717/ENZA.prx


How do I do that?
Open a command windows in the filters folder and enter the following command:

regsvr32 hdtvdump.ax

P.S. The dump filter is only used when demultiplexing
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regsvr32 HDTVDump.ax

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can add avs support in the feature?
if can that's will be a great tool
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Is it able to convert a 5.1 AC3 to WMA without crapping out on me like WME9 does, unless i have a very specific AC3 decoder installed (think it was the WinDVD decoder)?

For example, i use Nvidia's PureVideo decoder for DVD playback, but WME9 crashes if i try to convert a 5.1 AC3 to WMA although a 2-channel AC3 works just fine.
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Old 9th January 2007, 14:10   #15  |  Link
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you can use makeAVIS.exe from ffdshow to build a "fake" avi

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thx forgot avs can be convert to a faked avi
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I had no constant results in encoding 5.1 AC3 to WMA Pro. I am using AC3filter. The Dolby Prologic II downmix always works when encoding to wma2, but the wma pro codec seems to be picky. I am still checking, if something more is needed. If someone has details about this, let me know.

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I was also going to point to makeAVIS.exe. Anyway I will check what is needed to support avs.
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Hmm, I'm having trouble demuxing and ds copying streams from one container to another. Sometimes it gives me a catastrophic failure, and sometimes it just crashes in qasf.dll. Did you test this on v10 or v11 SDK? I've only tried it on v10 so far.

Also, the profile concept is somewhat confusing. Why is a profile for muxing necessary?

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I did my tests on SDK v11. All AVIs (WMV + AC3) could be multiplexed to WMV. In the first step I demuxed the AC3 audio and ds copied the WMV video to WMV. I then coded the audio in WMA and muxed both streams with the Windows Media Stream Editor.

What sample and what profile caused the crash? Can you give details or samples?

The profile is necessary for data, that is not available from the AVI source. If you compare the streams in ASFView from wmvmuxer and other asf muxers, you will see that important objects are missing in the other streams. The missing device conformance templates and codec list objects can cause probs on the Sigma chip, and when streaming and when using other WMV tools.

I admit it is unusual to have a profile for muxing and I am thinking of alternatives.
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Here's a file I was trying to demux that caused crashes for me. It's a trailer for a movie, so shouldn't be an issue to share the clip...
http://www.mediafire.com/?7mkoulnz230

Also, screenshot of program before hitting convert:
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9093/inputxf1.png

And of error:
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/774/errorbp6.png

As another little bug, I noticed it doesn't handle unicode filenames well. Trying to load Sonim - 후애(後愛).wmv (Mixed Korean and Japanese filename) shows in the log as Failed to load C:\asami\Sonim - ??(後愛).wmv Japanese is my system's default language, so all Japanese and iso-8859-01 filenames load fine, but anything outside of those two doesn't.
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