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« on: July 24, 2007, 08:17:56 AM »

I'm undergoing some sort of re-development of my attitude towards shooting people (in OA) and instead I tend to enjoy training other people in various fields like manoeuvring, jumping, rocketjumping and trickjumps. The drawback for me in the game is obviously that I have to repeat everything for every new individual that joins one of my training sessions, and explaining the same required angle for a proper plasmajump 25 times/day can, and is, a little bit of a fools errand. I do have very helpful people helping me teach others, but one idea of mine is to record videos/demos of the steps, and how to perform it, then stream it out from something like youtube or google videos and simply post them on a common website.

Yes I know that I can use /record [name] and /stoprecord and this works well, especially since I run a defrag server, but for a complete beginner to go through the process of downloading a dm_68 file, entering /demo [name] in the console, it is a daunting task! Trust me, I've seen it.

So, is there anyone here who has the knowledge/skill to convert a simple .dm_68 demo to formats like .avi or .mpg? I've read about doing it from screenshots but I doubt that this would not be as good as a /timescale 0.5 recorded demo. Help appreciated..
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 05:49:37 PM »

That's a great idea !
But I doubt you really could easily convert those "records" to classic movie formats... But you can still try to use video capture programs. I tried with CamStudio (but it only works correctly with windowed stuff, fullscreen may be a bit err... slow). I once had very good echoes about Fraps... maybe you should try.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 05:54:21 PM »

http://ioquake3.org/?page=help
Command                 Description
video <filename>       Start video capture (use with demo command). Outputs to filename.
stopvideo                Stop the video capture.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 06:02:06 PM »

http://ioquake3.org/?page=help
Command                 Description
video <filename>       Start video capture (use with demo command). Outputs to filename.
stopvideo                Stop the video capture.
That's neat! I wasn't aware about this ^^
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 11:04:24 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xh9GdXgA48


use fraps, then use winavi to convert to smaller files.

check out my vids here. no editing, just played music along with the fights.

http://www.youtube.com/rudcrustage

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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 11:46:57 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xh9GdXgA48
use fraps, then use winavi to convert to smaller files.
check out my vids here. no editing, just played music along with the fights.
http://www.youtube.com/rudcrustage
Would you know any alternatives that run under *nix, or is fraps/wine the only solution?

[update:] I finally got hold of nice solution which includes running the /video and /stop video on a playing /demo, then a simple conversion with mencoder and the following options:
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mencoder -ovc xvid -xvidencopts fixed_quant=10 -vf eq2=1.5 -oac mp3lame -lameopts br=96 -o finally_this_works.avi video0001.avi
Thank's Tr3B & GrosBedo for helping me with this Smiley

Check some of the test recordings I made earlier today:
Teamtrick#01:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkXdzJtZrQY
Singletrick#01: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcBUD1qxfzc
Singletrick#02: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmrCalZQPE0
Singletrick#03: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J54YgodN9f0
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