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  1. What sample source would you like?
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  2. Do you want me to post the video?
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  3. A sample of the video you want to "improve".
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  4. Here is a sample.
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  5. You said you wanted to improve an mp4 file. Why did you upload a wmv file?
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  6. I only did that to make a snippet sample. But yes, the full file is an mp4 which I would like to improve.
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  7. I will convert to an mp4.
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  8. Here it is.
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  9. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    As always on this site, it is not recommended to give us a further conversion, but rather give us an un-recoded snippet of the ORIGINAL (using methods we've documented here before). That is really the only way to get an accurate base assessment.

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  10. Re-encoding with a lossy codec is reducing the quality even further. And WMV is especially hard to work with. You should have used an mp4 cutter to extract a short portion of the source without re-encoding.

    But from the looks of the wmv file -- you're not going to be able to do much to improve it. You can restore the original 23.976 fps frame rate to make it less jerky, make it a little brighter, and sharpen it a tiny bit.

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    You might get slightly better results from the MP4 file. But I don't think it's worth the trouble. Especially since you can get better sources. You're local library probably has the series on DVD (mine does).
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  11. Thanks for the assistance.

    What I did because I noticed in VirtualDub that in the drop down of file types it did not show or support an mp4, so I converted the entire file to an avi, and now, the avi file is displayed where it previously stated it did not have anything that would match.

    I will proceed with your original advisement of VDub. Is it as self-explanatory as pushing a couple of buttons?
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  12. Originally Posted by jarod1005 View Post
    What I did because I noticed in VirtualDub that in the drop down of file types it did not show or support an mp4, so I converted the entire file to an avi
    Which probably decreased the quality.

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    Is it as self-explanatory as pushing a couple of buttons?
    Video -> Add Filters... Then add and configure filters.
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  13. Is there a start button?
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  14. Start what? Save a new file with your changes? File -> Save As...
    Last edited by jagabo; 6th Apr 2019 at 06:16.
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  15. I happened to be at our local library a few days ago so I checked out one of the Columbo DVDs (5 discs, 10 episodes, cost me 50 cents). Here's a sample of one of the DVDs:

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    And a similar shot from your WMV file:

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    Stop fiddling with the poor source you have and get the DVD.
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    Columbo, yeah!
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