AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > AnimeSuki & Technology > Tech Support

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2003-12-27, 23:32   Link #1
G-G
One-Girl Subtitler
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Age: 29
I want to encode!

Well... that's it, the topic says... I really want to learn how to do encoding.
I tried encoding in the past, but it was a very fast experience (and I was such in a hurry), and when I finished all the messing up, the estimated time for finishing the encode was like 10 hours, so I quit for the time...
Today, I decided to try learning how to encode again, not for fansubbing, the real problem is that I got some files that will play slow, I got really angry with that, and people told me the fastest way to get over the problem (Aka: not spending money on better equipment for my comp, which is something I can't afford right now, and I think mine is pretty good as it is) is to re-encode the video properly for myself, so I can watch it.
I tried to search Google for encoding tutorials, but the little bits I found really wasn't helping because they talk so technical stuff I don't even wonder what they mean, and I think asking people who actually do it would be the better way.

I do translations, and the time I tried encoding was right when I was thinking about subbing anime, really, I know how to make subs, my only problem is to make them 'real' on the video file. Maybe if I learn how to encode I may be finally releasing my translations like I always desired to do ^-^
G-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-27, 23:32   Link #2
Shii
Afflicted by the vanities
*Fansubber
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fish-shape Paumanok
Age: 26
I already got some advice on these forums from the best encoder ever, K_R.

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=1685
__________________
Learn to define and spell mo
Shii (formerly known as ashibaka)
Shii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-27, 23:38   Link #3
G-G
One-Girl Subtitler
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Age: 29
From your own post on the same topic...
Quote:
Well, I'll read a bunch of encoding guides to figure out what the hell you're talking about(...)
Where exactly you went to figure out the technical stuff? ?_?
G-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-27, 23:43   Link #4
Shii
Afflicted by the vanities
*Fansubber
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fish-shape Paumanok
Age: 26
Actually, I didn't find any guides. Everything I know about encoding is from that thread, and I've done fairly well from it.

K_R references the Doom9 forums (doom9.net, the popular transcoding website), so I expect you might be able to find help there.
__________________
Learn to define and spell mo
Shii (formerly known as ashibaka)
Shii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-27, 23:53   Link #5
G-G
One-Girl Subtitler
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Age: 29
Omg, they have so many forum divisions it makes me confused just looking at it X_X"
Anyways, thanks for the link ^^ I'll do a wandering there... but I'm not so confident ">_>

Maybe I should add I know almost nothing about encoding... From K_R's first post to the end I can make no sense out of it ?_?
G-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-28, 00:57   Link #6
K_R
also known as K!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Probably because that thread isn't directed at beginners.

For pure and simple transcoding, all you need is your favourite codec and virtualdubmod. Here's a brief run-down using xvid 1b3 (or latest cvs) and vdm:
In vdm:
File -> Open video file -> <file>
Video -> Fast recompress
Video -> Compression -> XviD -> Configure -> Encoding Type: twopass - 1st pass / Profile@level -> ... -> deselect b-frames -> OK -> OK -> OK
File -> Save As...

Once that's done (should be fairly quick), select twopass -> 2nd pass and put in a filesize you want (keep in mind that bigger file sizes = more bits/s needed to be decoded = jerky on slow machine) and do the save as again.

Also use ffdshow to decode, xvid decoder is still unoptimised.
__________________
Seichi's long lost Translator/Typesetter/Editor/Encoder


Looking for a new crew...
K_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-29, 00:34   Link #7
G-G
One-Girl Subtitler
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Age: 29
K_R!! Thanks so much for your reply! ;_;
After 3 hours of encoding looks like I managed it ^-^ The filesize is a little bigger than the source, still, I haven't had time to watch it yet, but judging from the beginning it seems fixed! ^^

Could you tell me why two passes on the very same video are needed? ^^,
G-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2003-12-29, 01:13   Link #8
K_R
also known as K!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Tokyo, Japan
bigger file sizes = more bits/s needed to be decoded = jerky on slow machine; use 2pass to shrink the file to a playable size and retain quality.

However, if your machine can handle large SP streams (no bframes, gmc, qpel, etc.), then just run the first pass with 'discard firstpass' _unchecked_. Click on the ellipses next to Encoding Type to access.

Also, with the newest beta or cvs, first pass is very fast.
__________________
Seichi's long lost Translator/Typesetter/Editor/Encoder


Looking for a new crew...
K_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.