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Old 28th December 2010, 16:21   #1  |  Link
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Getiing the VirtualDubMod Frame Server to work

Could someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong or if I'm just expecting too much of the VirtualDubMod frameserver (or VirtualDub, I've tried both and get the same results) or whether it's not working as it should? Sorry if the explanation is a bit long winded....

I'm pretty sure I've got everything set up correctly (been over it a dozen times) but basically when frameserving to a .vdr file it works in a very limited way. Using the VFAPI Converter I can't get any audio when it tries to frameserve the .vdr file to an AVI, nor can I get video unless I tell it to save the video in an uncompressed format. Seems even though the VFAPICodec is installed (the VFAPI Converter won't even open a vdr file until it is) the VFAPICodec isn't working properly.
When using VirtualDubMod -> vdr -> VFAPICodec -> AVI.... if I try to open the AVI with MPC-HC I get a black screen with no audio, but it appears to be playing it. The only way to get MPC-HC to open it in some way is via a simple AVISynth, AVISource script. That way I get video but still no audio. Would that be because the VFAPICodec is a vfw codec MPC-HC can't use? (does MPC-HC use vfw codecs?)

Moving on from there I tried using VirtualDubMod to frameserve to an avi (same result with or without the AVI proxy on). If I try opening the frameserved AVI directly, MPC-HC says it can't render the file. However if I open it via an AVISynth script (AVISource) using MPC-HC then finally I've got both audio and video.

Is someone able to tell me if all of the above is normal or if not, what I may have missed?
My only reason for doing all this is because occasionally I have some video I want to edit a little before converting, but I'd prefer to convert with AutoGK. So far the only way I can make it happen is....
VirtualDub -> *.vdr.avi -> AVISource script -> MakeAVIS -> AVI -> AutoGK.
It'd much nicer if I could work out how to get AutoGK to directly open the AVI being served by VirtualDubMod. And there'd probably be more chance of everything displaying properly by the time it gets there.


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