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video has no sound?

Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2008, 7:37 pm
by BettiePage
When I play the subtitled movie on media player I get a picture and subs but no music or vocals...

when I check properties on media player it says its 1:42 in length, 640 by 480 but has no audio codec or video codec info.

I am guessing the audio portion is on the audio files...

wonder why they broke up the video and audio like that.

is there a way to combine them so I can just keep the opening with audio?

Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2008, 8:49 am
by Pregar
In my case the game didn't play any opening at all (I'm in chapter 2 so I should have already seen in... right?). Don't know why, I have vfw (latest cccp) installed (and it played MeteoStrike.avi just fine). But luckily everything is on youtube ^^


Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2008, 5:04 pm
by BettiePage
the video is in the prologue and yes it did not play either... it just was blank and so I checked the movie files... the subtitled one has no vocals... but neither do all the other movies. However the spell animation does have sound in game... it just plays the audio wav file at the same time.

Unread postPosted: July 7th, 2008, 2:39 pm
by fayzai
hm..the video didn't play for me in the prologue either and I'm already in chapter 1 second try. I know I can play the videos, or at least if I couldn't, the game would try to load them and just not work...but that didn't happen either. Is this a bug or..?

Unread postPosted: July 7th, 2008, 5:30 pm
by Balcerzak
Pregar wrote:In my case the game didn't play any opening at all (I'm in chapter 2 so I should have already seen in... right?). Don't know why, I have vfw (latest cccp) installed (and it played MeteoStrike.avi just fine). But luckily everything is on youtube ^^

As far as my experience goes, the latest CCCP (or at least the 2008-01-24 pack, which may or may not be latest at this point, I haven't checked recently) does not install the Video For Windows decoder. When I tried to load the video in VirtualDub to re-encode it, it yelled at me that I didn't have VFW. So while CCCP does have FFDShow it only installs a playback decoder, not a VFW one (I guess?). The instructions in the readme that point you to the standalone installation of FFDShow tryouts at sourceforge and walk you through how to install, work beautifully. After that I was actually able to use VirtualDub (or did I use VirtualDubMod? I can't recall, but either should work) to create a combined video file with the audio (bgm01a, if I recall correctly), which is what I presume Bettie is interested in doing.