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Old 27th October 2006, 08:04   #1  |  Link
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MPEG4 Modifier Command Line Version (Updated 2007-Jan-13)

Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or a recent version of Mono (with the latter it should run fine in Linux, OS X, etc).

Code:
Arguments: [switches] source_path [dest_path]
  dest_path is only optional with --info or --frame-list

Switches:
  --unpack             Remove packed bitstream.
  --pack               Add packed bitstream.
  --par <val>          Set the pixel aspect ratio, <val> is:
                         square - Square Pixel Shape
                         43pal - 4:3 PAL Pixel Shape
                         43ntsc - 4:3 NTSC Pixel Shape
                         169pal - 16:9 PAL Pixel Shape
                         169ntsc - 16:9 NTSC Pixel Shape
                         custom <width:height> - Custom Pixel Shape
  --field-order <val>  Change the interlaced field order, <val> is:
                         tff - Top Field First
                         bff - Bottom Field First
  --info               Display detailed information about the video.
  --frame-list <path>  Write a text file containing each frame's type,
                       timestamp, and size to the location specified.
  --always-write       Write a new file even if the video format isn't being
                       changed (useful for converting OpenDML AVIs < 2GB to
                       standard AVIs).
It has return values to aid scripting:
  • 0 = Everything was successful.
  • 1 = Some type of error (invalid arguments, couldn't open file, file was corrupt, etc).
  • 2 = Aborted because output file was already in the desired format (e.g. --unpack was used on a file that didn't have packed bitstream).

Example usage: mono mmcl.exe --unpack /home/jdp/Desktop/test.avi /home/jdp/Desktop/test-new.avi


.bat file for batch unpacking in Windows. Paste this into Notepad, correct the path to mmcl.exe, and save it as a .bat file in the same folder as your AVI files. Open the folder in Explorer and double-click the .bat file. The unpacked AVIs will be written in a new folder (only the ones that needed to be unpacked).

Code:
@ECHO OFF
md unpack
FOR %%I IN (*.avi) DO "C:\Program Files\MPEG4 Modifier\mmcl.exe" --unpack "%%~fI" "%%~dpIunpack\%%~nxI"

Download: MPEG4 Modifier CL v1.4.4 (Binary and Source)

Update: It's now possible to run MPEG4 Modifier GUI version in Mono since Mono 1.2.3 was released.
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Old 27th October 2006, 09:14   #2  |  Link
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Thanks a lot. I'm going to try it this weekend
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Works fine, thank you !

Debian users should install the libmono-system2.0-cil manually to get it work.
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Works fine for me on Mac OS X.4.8, as usual !

Using Mono 1.1.18_0 for PPC
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Released version 1.4.3. Fixes a bug that can cause synch problems with some (rare) files, adds the ability to pack files containing drop frames, and removes the --user-data switch (it's shown in the --info text now).
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I figured out that there's only one thing keeping MPEG4 Modifier 1.4.3 from running on Mono, it's the "Shown" event added in WinForms 2.0. I worked around this and made a compile that runs mostly fine in Mono. Screenshot of MPEG4 Modifier 1.4.3 running on Mono 1.2 in Ubuntu:



Opening a file via the file dialog didn't work so well, it seems the file type filtering is broken and it doesn't show any files at all, but you can navigate to the folder and type in the filename manually. Or don't use the file dialog at all, just drag your file onto the "AVI Source" textbox.

It's here if anyone wants to try it.

EDIT: Compiled a new version, increased the size of some controls to fix the text being cut off.

EDIT2: I think the file dialog issue is fixed in Mono SVN as of 2006-11-17, the file dialog filtering should be fine in the next Mono release.
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Old 14th November 2006, 01:53   #7  |  Link
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Just tried the CL tool out.

Is there is a way to get the "frame list"?
If not, feature request: "--list filename" option

Also, would it be possible to include frame size in the output? (I'm trying to track down an encoding problem, and frame size would be very helpful)

Thanks!

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@plugh: Done. The byte size written in the list refers to the size of the VOP plus any headers that go with it (there should only be headers before I-VOPs, such as the VOL and user data). For videos with packed bitstream, if you want to know the size of a packed frame, just add up the size of both VOPs contained in that frame.
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Wow you're fast! I was about to edit my earlier post and ask for quant as well, if available (would be additional support for my xvid bug inquiry), but size should be enough...

thanks!
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Per-frame quant info would be useful, I might look into it.
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Reuploaded to fix something I forgot to change in the usage text.
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Thanks again - it did/showed exactly what I needed.
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Old 21st November 2006, 13:03   #13  |  Link
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Hi, I tried to add this to the right click menu in Windows XP, but I'm not a real talent in this...
I tried this, but to no avail:
Anyone point me in the right direction?
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Mpeg4Unpack] 
@="Mpeg4 Unpack" 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Mpeg4Unpack\command] 
@="e:\\_standalone\\video\\mpeg4modifier\\mmcl.exe --unpack \"%1"\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\Mpeg4Unpack] 
@="Mpeg4 Unpack" 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell\Mpeg4Unpack\command] 
@="e:\\_standalone\\video\\mpeg4modifier\\mmcl.exe --unpack \"%1"\"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Mpeg4Unpack] 
@="Mpeg4 Unpack" 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\Mpeg4Unpack\command] 
@="e:\\_standalone\\video\\mpeg4modifier\\mmcl.exe --unpack \"%1"\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\Mpeg4Unpack] 
@="Mpeg4 Unpack" 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shell\Mpeg4Unpack\command] 
@="e:\\_standalone\\video\\mpeg4modifier\\mmcl.exe --
unpack \"%1"\"
I have to more suggestions:
  1. Add an option to search through subfolders - is that possible?
  2. Add an option to delete the original file once it has been repaired...

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hi,

Sorry for my english. I have a little prb with mp4Modifier and mono. Why when i select .avi file mp4m down? , drag'n'drop also. (Linux Mandriva 2007) , it is a librairie??? please help me if possible. thanks you
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Oups, sorry, bad librairy of gnome. It's ok . Very good job .ty

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1.4.4 released, fixes problem where DivX subtitles were broken after being run through MPEG4 Modifier.
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is it also possible to change the video header with this command line tool like with the GUI-Version?
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is it also possible to change the video header with this command line tool like with the GUI-Version?
I meant userdata, sorry.
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@likeatim: When unpacking or packing, the command line version updates the user data automatically. But there isn't any way right now to manually edit the user data.
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@likeatim: When unpacking or packing, the command line version updates the user data automatically. But there isn't any way right now to manually edit the user data.
maybe you could make that an option?
cause for some weird reason, my standalone player plays everything (even packed bitstream) if the userdata is set to "DivX999b000p"

also, an option to delete or overwrite the original file would be tha bomb...

thanks for the great tool!
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