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    [RESOLVED] 12/23/2008 Tue pm

    Hello everyone

    Have we found a way to read in x264 cli encoded mp4 videos into a timeline yet ?

    [s:dd7188d7d8]DGAVCindex is out of the question since to date, everything I've encoded with x264 cli is not readable. I have the latest version 1.0.0 Alpha 35 on my windows xp destop, I think.[/s:dd7188d7d8]

    Note, I don't want to transcode my h264 videos to a psuedo avi. I mainly want to review or anylize my encodes for improvement purposes through the avenue of dgavcindex, as losslessly as possible.

    My current system:
    * MOBO: ECS GeforceE6100SM-M w/ 1gig DDR RAM -- its a solid board
    * CPU: AMD 64 X2 3600+
    * Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD-3450 -- recently *new* purchase
    * MS Windows XP Home
    * software: other/various

    Thanks for any suggestion,
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  2. Remux them into a transport stream (Yamb, TsMuxer) then use DgAvcIndex and AviSynth.
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    The last time I used that suggestion (YAMB) it didn't work

    I also tried using MP4Box in command line mode, using various scenarios (rebuild mp4 stream) but still could not open in dgavcindex.

    I found tsmuxer (w/ gui) on my xp. I must have D/L'ed it some time ago. Anyway. Every .mp4 I encoded with x264 cli will not open. It errors out with the message "can't detect stream type".
    I like this tool. It features quick drag n drop, but tool not compatible with these encodes

    The .mp4 videos play fine in my VLC player. That's how I test (and view) my videos.

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    Ok. I managed to get a new .ts created. I had to use another tool to split (demux) the .mp4 apart. That tool was mp4muxer..found laying around on my xp 's HDD. Anyway.

    dgavcindex still will not open the newly created .ts video. It just crashes with the usual windows error message--you know.., the one that says, [send error report] or [don't send] blab blab blab..

    Here's my successful creation of the .ts file.





    if anybody is still up and reading/curious..

    Thanks for taking the time to look,

    EDIT: ok. in addition to the [M2TS muxing], I also did a [TS muxing], and still no agreable w/ dgavc.
    file plays fine in vlc however.

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  5. It usually works for me. Is your MP4 file over 4 GB? That might cause problems.
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    What about DGavcindex reading the raw (pre muxed or demuxed ) h264 file?

    If I recall correctly, Don Graft is still working on a version which indexes MP4 files.
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    DGAVCIndex works only with elementary H.264 streams. With YAMB, I think you click on editing, then extract streams. When you save it, it will be a .H264 file (video only). If you drag that into DGAVCIndex, it should work. Drag anything else into it and you'll get a ton of error messages.
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    [RESOLVED]



    Evening everyone. I'm sorry. I finally sorted it all out. It turns out that the version I had was the problem with all the other failed attempts (because I think it was borked) and also I had the ver num incorrect--it was actually Alpha 35--that was the one borked on my xp home system. And when I bumped back to an earlier version, (I found Alpha 18 on my hdd) it worked perfectly!! Yippe. Still.. can't believe how close I was, after so many months of unresolved. Anyway.

    I do realize dgavc does not work with .mp4 formats. They have to be demuxed into a .ts (some tools write / append an t1) and dgavc will open those. Course, after re-muxing back to .mp4, dgavc will no longer read them. Its the case of the double-edge sword I tell ya

    But, I'm happy it all worked out, and I can now finally analize my x264 cli encoded videos, yeah, me!

    NOTE:

    I managed to find v1.0.7 and (almost) no problems. Although the files open, some of them do not allow you to pan them inside the timeline. And the only way to review them is to press the F5/F6 keys else the "<" and ">" keys won't work. So, I'm bumping back down to the more reliable Alpha 18 for the time being--I can live without the "[" and "]" cutting.

    Thank you all, for all your suggestions. And not to forget, my thanks goes to the developer of dgavc and the work he put into it..I'm happy

    -vhelp 4969

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