Making Multimedia AVI's in almost realtime!

 

Note: This tutorial maybe outdated for the current version of Virtual Dub
 
See also  Virtual Dub - Downscaling HD to SD (current tutorial)

 

Yes, the free software encoder from Virtual Dub makes it possible to encode from native Matrox avi and wav to Multimedia avi in real or almost real time at full frame rate and excellent quality with all the filters you could possibly need! (Win98, NT4, Win2k)

 

Step1
Open the Matrox.avi or any other type of native avi

 

Step2
From the audio menu, set as shown and browse for the audio file by clicking the wav link

 

Step3
On the audio menu, choose conversion

 

Step4
Set as shown, unless your client has a powerful computer

 

Step5
Choose Filters from the video menu

 

Step6
Click the add button and choose de-interlace

 

Step7
Double click to configure as shown

 

Step8
Add a resize filter

 

Step9
Double click to configure as shown, or larger depending on the speed of the computer

 

Step10
Highlight the de-interlace filter and click cropping

 

Step11
Crop as shown as a minimum, as this area would not normally be seen on a TV

 

Step12
From the video menu, choose compression

 

Step13
In this example, I use Indeo 5.11 at 85% quality

 

Step14
Save your configuration as Indeo320x240, this way next time you only need to load the file

 

Step15
Choose file, save as avi

 

Step16
Type a file name

 

Step17
Sit back and watch it encode at almost realtime, in this case 21 frames per sec
 


 

Using Virtual Dub as a Frame Server!

 

Virtual Dub can also be used as a frame server in conjunction with TMPEG, this will allow you to make Mpeg1 and Mpeg2 files with no file size limit (The latest paid version of TMPGEnc has no issues with file size limits, the following steps are not needed)

 

Note: You need to double click the file AuxSetup.exe in order to install the frame server

 

Step1
Open the Matrox.avi or any other type of native avi

 

Step2
From the audio menu, set as shown and browse for the audio file by clicking the wav link

 

Step3
From the file menu, choose start frame server

 

Step4
Leave the file name as is and press start

 

Step5
Type a name for the signpost and remember the location

 

Step6
The frame server is now running, ready to deliver enough to fill a 650 MB CD-R

 

Step7
Open TMPEG and Windows Explorer, drag the signpost from Explorer to TMPEG and configure your mpeg1 or mpeg2 and press start.

 

Mpeg1 encoding speed: 1 min will take 4 min
Mpeg2 encoding speed: 1 min will take 6 min

 

(based on Dual PIII 600 with 1048MB Ram)

 

TPMEG Basic Tutorial

 

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