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Hi all, I wanted to start a new thread for XBOX360_HD_Movie_Encoding_Pack. I got this working, it was a long road to get this info so I wanted to break it down and share with anyone that would like to do this. Here's what I did in the next post.<br>
Please write me if you have any problems and I'll do what I can. Thanks to all of you guys here that helped me set this up.
 

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MKV HD + other format movies to WMV_HD Guide for XBOX360 (based on Boomstick's instructions with added info from Shaner1 and JeepHed)<br>
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This pack will enable you to encode any movie with any<br>
resolution to play on your xbox360 via dvd or streaming<br>
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Download the "XBOX360_HD_Movie_Encoding_Pack.zip" file from here:<br><a href="http://rapidshare.com/files/30627470/XBOX360_HD_Movie_Encoding_Pack.zip.html" target="_blank">http://rapidshare.com/files/30627470..._Pack.zip.html</a><br><br>
uninstall any video/audio codecs you have on your pc<br>
Do this in "Add or Remove Programs" but I also went into Hardware (Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager) and under "Sound, video and game controllers" in the "Video Codecs" section I deleted everything. Having other codec installed can cause problems and a lot of headachs.<br><br>
Reboot<br><br>
Unrar the Encoding Pack zip file<br><br>
install combined community codec pack<br><br>
install wmfdist11.exe<br><br>
Extract WMNicEnc.zip to desktop<br><br>
Extract Avisynth-257.zip and install<br><br>
Go into the ffdshow audio decoder configuration utility. On the left hand side of the screen find the "mixer" section. It's near the bottom of the list. Select that and change the output speaker configuration to "3/2 - 5 Channels" and make sure to toggle on "LFE" right next to the drop down. Ok that to save the changes.<br><br>
Place your target movie file directly on your root hard disk not in any folders,<br>
then create an Avisynth script in notepad (this is a text file you create and then<br>
change the extention from .txt to .avs)<br>
and point it to your movie file<br><br>
Example:<br><b>DirectShowSource("c:\\Name Of Your File Here")</b><br>
You have to have the parenthesis and quotes, no spaces between DirectShowSource and the first (.<br><br>
Now run WMNicEnc and input your .avs script and change your settings<br>
to suit your needs my recommended settings for an mkv hd file with<br>
5.1 audio are<br><br>
** Audio Options **<br>
Windows Media Audio 10 Professional<br>
384kbps, 48khz, 5.1 channel 24bit CBR<br><br>
** Video Options **<br>
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile (VC-1)<br>
Bitrate - 600000<br>
Quality - 100<br>
FPS - match your file<br>
Secs/KF - 5<br>
Use Input Size - ticked<br>
Use VBR - ticked<br>
VBR dropdown - Quality<br>
VBR Quality - 95<br><br>
multipass seems to cause problems...<br><br>
Hope this helps! Boomstick...
 

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JeepHed,<br><br>
Good job putting the info up. I'd suggest one change or addition. I've found that using 95 as the video Quality setting keeps the video quality great and doesn't inflate the size of the file as much as 100. You can adjust from there based on your needs.<br><br>
Cheers,
 

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JeepHed,<br><br>
Good job putting the info up. I'd suggest one change or addition. I've found that using 95 as the video Quality setting keeps the video quality great and doesn't inflate the size of the file as much as 100. You can adjust from there based on your needs.<br><br>
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Thanks, I actually missed the last part. with the VBR Quality settings. Now it should be alright. And thanks again for all the help.
 

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This is excellent. Although I would add a couple things. For the layman like myself who don't necessarily know a lot of things about avs, I would add the fact that you must change the notepad document extension to .avs (it's default is .txt). I may actually be doing it wrong I suppose, but that is what works for me.<br><br>
Also something Shaner1 pointed out to me in the other thread is that you can make the encoding go a lot faster if you go into the advanced options in the video section and change the Minimum/Maximum Complexity setting to 'fastest'. I did not notice any quality loss by doing this.
 

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This is excellent. Although I would add a couple things. For the layman like myself who don't necessarily know a lot of things about avs, I would add the fact that you must change the notepad document extension to .avs (it's default is .txt). I may actually be doing it wrong I suppose, but that is what works for me.<br><br>
Also something Shaner1 pointed out to me in the other thread is that you can make the encoding go a lot faster if you go into the advanced options in the video section and change the Minimum/Maximum Complexity setting to 'fastest'. I did not notice any quality loss by doing this.</div>
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Thanks, I made the change about the .avs file, good call. Let me take a look at the Minimum/Maximum Complexity setting and then I'll change it.<br>
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Thanks, I made the change about the .avs file, good call. Let me take a look at the Minimum/Maximum Complexity setting and then I'll change it.<br>
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Setting that to fastest is the best way to go from my experience with this software. My encoding time is so much faster and the quality remains the same as far as my eye's can tell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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This is awesome -- I can't wait to try it this weekend. Out of curiousity, does this method also allow you to convert .ts videos to wmv-hd? If this is an incredibly stupid question, I'll have to claim newbie status as my excuse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie">
 

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This is awesome -- I can't wait to try it this weekend. Out of curiousity, does this method also allow you to convert .ts videos to wmv-hd? If this is an incredibly stupid question, I'll have to claim newbie status as my excuse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"></div>
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No problem, I'm pretty new at this stuff too. I have only tried it for MKV files so far. But try putting your file in the root directory and edit the .AVS file to point to it and let us know what happens.<br>
Let us know if you have any problems.
 

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This is awesome -- I can't wait to try it this weekend. Out of curiousity, does this method also allow you to convert .ts videos to wmv-hd? If this is an incredibly stupid question, I'll have to claim newbie status as my excuse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"></div>
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Yes you can get .ts into wmv-hd.<br><br>
From my experience you have to convert the .ts file to .mpg first. I use a utility called HDTV to MPEG2. After that I would convert the file with Windows Media Encoder. I haven't had to do a .ts file since I started using WMNicEncoder so I can't say for sure if it will convert the mpg or not. I think it will, you can give it a shot and let us know. If it doesn't work, I know for sure that WMEncoder 9 works.
 

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Now how can I make .mkv files (or .wmv) files from my HD DVD ripped .evo files? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie">
 

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Setting that to fastest is the best way to go from my experience with this software. My encoding time is so much faster and the quality remains the same as far as my eye's can tell. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/eek.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"></div>
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Hey Shaner, something I have noticed, and perhaps this is something I'm just doing, is that when setting the minimux/maximum complexity to fastest you get a larger file size. Have you, or anyone else that has tried this, experienced this as well?
 

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Hey Shaner, something I have noticed, and perhaps this is something I'm just doing, is that when setting the minimux/maximum complexity to fastest you get a larger file size. Have you, or anyone else that has tried this, experienced this as well?</div>
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I've noticed that but it's not always the case. I ran a few tests a while back on different files to see how it worked. It was different from file to file. But most of the time the file size is larger.
 

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hi guys...<br><br>
i tried the method described by JeepHed, with those settings, but when i click Encode i get an error which says 'Could not open input stream!' and it stops<br><br>
Any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks
 

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hi guys...<br><br>
i tried the method described by JeepHed, with those settings, but when i click Encode i get an error which says 'Could not open input stream!' and it stops<br><br>
Any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks</div>
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What is the name of your MKV file and exactly what text do you have in your .AVS file?<br>
I always rename my MKV file to test.mkv so I never need to change the .AVS file. In the .AVS file I have:<br>
DirectShowSource("c:\ est.mkv")
 

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What app can tell you the fps or other detail of the source mkv file? BTW good work, by far the fastest and easiest method for me.
 

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What app can tell you the fps or other detail of the source mkv file? BTW good work, by far the fastest and easiest method for me.</div>
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Hey, I'm glad this helped. I had a lot of problems getting this all to come together and the guys at this site were a big help.<br>
I'm not sure about the fps. I know some files have a .NFO file that you can open in Notepad and it has all the info they created the file with. But on files I don't know I leave it at the default and they seem to come out right.<br>
If you do find one let us know.<br>
Thanks.
 

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it says "When are YOUR files deleted?" 90 days without download WTF<br><br>
never mind I am stupid
 

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I'm just not courageous enough to delete ALL of my codecs. I got rid of a few, but there are some that appear to have to do with Pinnacle Studio that I don't want to get rid of, as well as some Intel ones.<br><br>
I may still try this process, later in the week but I think I'm going to have to test my luck by keeping a few of my codecs installed.
 
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