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1.2D to 3D Avisynth Conversion Script
Posted by papajohn on 3/3/2010 1:21:17 PM
Here's an interesting Maximum PC online article that provides a link to a site that has an AVS script to make your 2D videos into 3D.

2D to 3D

I just downoaded the script.
2.Re: 2D to 3D Avisynth Conversion Script
Posted by papajohn on 3/3/2010 3:08:57 PM
The script worked fine.... I think.... just need to figure out where to get the 3D viewer to play it to see how 3D the video is.
3.Re: Convert .dvr-ms to Windows Media format
Posted by PapaJohn on 11/29/2003 10:22:59 PM
See the Importing Source Files... Video... Recorded TV - DVR-MS page of my website.

I just started doing this about a week ago and it works well.
4.Re: Even simple short wmv files fail to import
Posted by PapaJohn on 2/28/2006 2:12:46 AM
I just finished adding some info to my website about an app called Folder Lock resulting in lots of issues related to importing source files and using them in Movie Maker.... a number of people reported resolving their issues by removing it. Do you have it?
5.Re: Even simple short wmv files fail to import
Posted by PapaJohn on 2/28/2006 3:43:35 PM
thanks for the feedback... I'm a bit leary of suggesting the removal of something that you didn't even say you had.... good timing between me just finishing my thoughts about it after mulling it over for a month, my adding it to my website, and you posting....

now I need to learn a bit more about Folder Lock, something I've never used.

6.Re: Even simple short wmv files fail to import
Posted by PapaJohn on 2/20/2011 3:11:58 PM
WOW!!! about 5 years to the day after the previous post in this thread. I guess it's what you call an evergreen subject. Welcome to the forum and thanks for the feedback.
7.Comparing File Conversion Software...
Posted by PapaJohn on 2/27/2009 3:18:27 PM
File conversions to get things to Movie Maker or saved movies to other places is more in the limelight as time goes by. I've never (until a couple days ago) endorsed any general purpose conversion app, preferring more surgical approaches on a case-by-case basis.

A few days ago I adopted Xilisoft's Video Converter Ultimate by purchasing the full version and putting the trial version on my website for users to download. It's user interface is very similar to the free Quick Media ...
8.Re: Comparing File Conversion Software...
Posted by PapaJohn on 2/27/2009 6:30:54 PM
I'm taking a peek at the free Media Encoder that I just saw neo point a user to... my first conversion was a 3 second DV-AVI file converted to a WMV file. Looking at the 3 WMV files made with the different general purpose converters from this same input DV-AVI file, using GSpot to assess the video codec:

Media Converter - MP43, S-Mpeg4 version 3
Quick Media Converter - WMV2, WMP v8
Video Converter Ultimate - WMV3, WMP v9 (VC-1 Simple/Main)

Each ...
9.Re: need to crop videos
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/6/2006 11:58:09 AM
VirtualDub can do it... there's a link on the Setup > Other Software page of my website...
10.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/25/2007 10:11:28 PM
On my Home Basic laptop the DLL and other files setup in the new folders, but the DLL fails to register. The transitions show up in Movie Maker but function only as wipes.
11.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/26/2007 3:34:41 PM
hey kid, your zest to help others is appreciated. you might find the issue before anyone else.
12.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by papajohn on 7/26/2007 6:55:08 PM
kid... if you have suggestions about how to register or unregister a DLL in Vista... independent of Rehan's work... please share them here so others can try it.

I tried turning off the user security controls as suggested by one post on another forum, but that didn't succeed...

as Rehan said, the issue seems more about how to successfully register a DLL in Vista.
13.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/31/2007 1:58:13 AM
Not successful in this corner using Vista Home Basic... launching the installer went through some setup process but returned the unlucky number of 1638.
14.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 7/31/2007 3:07:58 AM
Got the package running... just took a couple system restores and reinstalling the Pixelan and Rehan packages. All is well.
15.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 9/21/2007 4:43:15 PM
I wonder what I could get for mine on eBay!!!!
16.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 9/21/2007 5:37:55 PM
I'm late in starting my weekly newsletter.... Rehan's ShaderTFX release seems like a good topic for it.... just downloaded the installation to check and start the writing.
17.Re: New Transitions pack: ShaderTFX with PIP + Chroma + Gradient Wipes
Posted by PapaJohn on 9/21/2007 9:16:51 PM
yes, but what it is... I'll decide after I write the review
18.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/12/2010 9:26:27 PM
welcome to the forum....

the new Windows Live Movie Maker has the same separate video and audio tracks as the earlier versions. What's changed is that in earlier versions you could drag a 2nd copy of the video clip down to the audio/music track and Movie Maker would handle it as an audio file. With the new version you need a source file that has a file extension indicating it's an audio file.

What I do is rename the video file to videofile.wmv.wma and it'll go ...
19.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/13/2010 5:18:47 PM
You won't be able to effectively rename the extension if your system is still set to the default of not letting you see such a file extension.
20.Re: Extracting audio from video in LIVE Movie Maker
Posted by PapaJohn on 12/14/2010 6:38:00 PM
good going and thanks for the feedback!!! there's aways many ways to make something work...
21.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/16/2011 1:37:58 AM
Hi Snoopydoo.... thanks for sending a copy. Your post and sample file make very interesting study pieces. I think I'll write a full article about the issue(s). Here are some of the things I see:

- my new Sony HDR-CX550 camcorder shoots the same or similar files to yours. Each scene produces an .M2TS file with the video/audio in it, a corresponding .MODD file with metadata about the file in it, and an .MOFF file which is an analysis of the scene's content. For movie editing ...
22.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/16/2011 6:28:44 PM
You don't need to choose between WLMM and WMM.... you can use both and they don't conflict. Use WLMM as a conversion utility if it works for you, and then edit your projects in MM6 if you prefer. WLMM is free from....

http://download.live.com/

No, WLMM can't do everything MM6 can do.... for example it can't use 3rd party or custom effects and transitions.
23.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/17/2011 12:52:50 PM
I removed the Xilisoft Video Converter from my website as being my preferred all-purpose conversion utility, and stopped providing downloadable copies of the trial versions.
24.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/20/2011 7:21:20 PM
You're using a Vista system and I'm using Windows 7, which could be why we get different results.

I installed the Sony PMB software that came with my camcorder.... it might have installed another codec. I don't know. And I don't know what codecs WLMM is using. If you didn't install software that came with your camcorder, do it and see if it makes a difference.

WLMM can do conversions but if it doesn't then you're into having to use a conversion utility. Now ...
25.Re: Problem converting using Xilisoft Video Converter
Posted by PapaJohn on 1/24/2011 1:41:26 PM
great info snoopydoo.... yes, today's camcorders are made for users who want to shoot and view, not edit.

There's always a quality loss when doing a file conversion. I wonder what you would think of the wmv files made by WLMM.... if you email a test file (under 10 megs) from the camcorder I can do a conversion with WLMM in Windows 7 and email the wmv file back. Then you can tell us where it stands against the other conversion utilities.

My email address is on ...
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