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~Beyond the Border~ => Sara's Audio-Visual Import-Overflow Retail => Topic started by: Ghaleon on June 05, 2009, 07:03:08 am

Title: Youtube uploading help
Post by: Ghaleon on June 05, 2009, 07:03:08 am
I'm trying to upload a video of my battle against Yukari on youtube, but It's proving to be tedious (I've never used youtube before).

First, despite my HD being formatted for NTFS, my fraps chopped up my fight into multiple 4 gig files (sigh). so I had to get a program that could append them all. Second, after I finally did this, I have to figure out a way to make my 20 gig video go down to less than 1gig, or 100 megs or whatever the youtube limit was (I think it was a gig). I did some research and apparently converting to mp4 is the answer. So I try and figure out how to turn my fraps avi video into mp4. I download numerous so-called free programs, but they all say I have to pay money to use that feature or something. I'm personally sick and tired of searching sites endlessly claiming to solve my problem with a useless "free" download that doesn't do what I want.

Can anybody please help me figure out how to convert, or better yet, give me advice on how to make this whole damn fiasco easier in general? (maybe I shouldn't use fraps, maybe I shouldn't have bothered to append, etc, I don't know).
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: ♛ Apher-Forte on June 05, 2009, 07:14:52 am
First, you can only upload max 10 minute videos, to be exact under 9.59 minutes.

NO WAY a battle of Yukari can go on for 20GIGS
WTH are you using?

Is this like a MORTAL COMBAT video that lasted in an eternal loop?
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: LHCling on June 05, 2009, 07:26:36 am
Large file size = Raw video file. Use a codec to compress it. 20GB does seem a bit excessive though, especially considering my journey through Stages 1-6 for LLS almost makes 2GB (as a raw).

I don't know of any program that combines video files, save for (ugh) Widows Movie Maker.

EDIT: wait a minute, my video is partially encoded. It's a light encoding designed to sychronize the screen to the file though, otherwise, the capturing jumps all over the place, and completely desyncs.

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I myself play windowed (and henceforth record windowed), and I use (unregistered) HyperCam 2 to record, use VirtualDub to modify, and apply DivX codec to compress.

Not sure if VirtualDub can combine or not. I can mute and add other things on top though.

EDIT here: oh hey, I can add video files in.
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: LiteYear on June 05, 2009, 08:04:11 am
VirtualDub can combine AVI files.  Open the first part normally, then use the "Append AVI segment" for the subsequent parts.

YouTube has a maximum of 11 minutes, and 1 GB per file, and FRAPS records raw video data (which is why the files are so huge).  You'll have to compress in VirtualDub.  Whatever codec you choose (I use XviD), if you're uploading for HQ, choose just over 1000 kbps for the bit rate, as any higher is a waste.  It is also a good idea to compress the audio, and I use LameMP3 for that (choosing about 256 kbps).  This will reduce even you massive file to no more than about 150 MB.
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: Ghaleon on June 05, 2009, 08:50:28 am
First, you can only upload max 10 minute videos, to be exact under 9.59 minutes.

NO WAY a battle of Yukari can go on for 20GIGS
WTH are you using?

Is this like a MORTAL COMBAT video that lasted in an eternal loop?

actually it's 36 gigs lol. It's just an AVI at 60fps. My resolution is probably what cranks it I guess (1600X1200.. not super high but way higher than anything you'd put on youtube).
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: Ghaleon on June 05, 2009, 08:52:07 am
Thanks a bunch guys, will be sure to check those programs out next time I log back on.
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: bjw on June 05, 2009, 09:29:50 am
I don't know where old MotK went, so I'm happy that I copied and pasted this way back when: http://www.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1393043#1393043
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: trancehime on June 05, 2009, 11:09:39 am
I don't know where old MotK went, so I'm happy that I copied and pasted this way back when: http://www.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1393043#1393043

The old MotK is taken down, it's offline, everything in it is gone
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: Ghaleon on June 10, 2009, 04:44:17 am
Thanks again guys, I did as instructed, though the divx encoding doesn't work for me (says error -2.. whatever that means), so I settled for another kind which seems to be working fine.
Title: Re: Youtube uploading help
Post by: Moogy on June 13, 2009, 10:34:50 pm
official guide to making touhou captures not look like total shit on youtube:

1. capture lossless @ 60fps w/ fraps (don't think it uses uncompressed rgb, proprietary codec iirc)
2. make avisynth script that A) appends all resultant videos to each other B) upscales to 960x720* C) drops half of the frames, as youtube doesn't accept 720p60fps and flash's overhead would make it pointless for most users anyway
3. use x264 cli to encode @ decent bitrate
4. upload to youtube and hope it doesn't rape it too much

*previously youtube only accepted 1280x720 for its "HD" format, but i hear you can upload 960x720 as well now. if you encounter problems with getting youtube's "HD" encode, pillarbox to 1280x720 as well

if you don't know how to make avisynth scripts and use x264 cli, i suggest google