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VirtualDub 1.5.3 gets to 100% on the second pass but doesn't finish - HELP!?

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by Powa, May 27, 2003.

  1. Powa

    Powa Regular member

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    Hi I've been using the dvd->divx guide on this site for a starwars ep2 dvd.

    I had a little trouble with making the encoded wav file with cdex - it would come out all high pitched screeching. Managed to fix that by reverting to the Cdex 1.4 release. So I have good audio now! :)

    Anyway I followed all the instructions perfectly, and started the two jobs (Original 2 pass, first pass + Original 2 pass, second pass). I clicked start and went to bed. In the morning 8hours later it had done the first pass with no errors but was just starting the second.

    I went off to Tec, and came back 10hours later and it was at about 96% on the second pass. (Thought that was a little slow). Anyway I left it and it got to 100% on the slider bar and the computer seemed to be still working hard at it. I decided to leave it and went out for 3hours.

    I came back after the 3 hours and the program is still on 100% but the jobcontrol and program say its still in progress. Argh!! I had no option really but to quit it. Nothing else on the computer worked very fast...e.g clicking a button took a long time to detect the click.

    Why would it suddenly stop there? I have a 1.28Gb secondpass file on my drive (unplayable) and still 1Gig of hard drive space free, (the swap file is on another partition btw.)

    The only thing I could think that I changed when starting out was setting the processing priority to high in task manager (I hoped it might finish the whole encode quicker).

    Stats:
    1.1 athlon, 384ram, GF4mx440
    DivX 5.0.5 pro, not-ad supported
    VirtualDub 1.5.3 build 16250 release.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Would an earlier version of Vdub work better? What version number exactly?

    Do I need to do everything all over again? Or can I load in the firstpass file, and it will still make a good movie?

    This has taken 18+hours in computer time so far and probably 30hours learning curve on top (with cdex mucking things up first time round).
     
  2. threeten

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    You are learning everything the hard way, just like I did.

    You went back to an older version of Cdex, now you need to do the same thing with Virtual Dub. Grab one of the 1.4.x versions and you should be good to go.

    I spent many hours reading the forums before I learned this trick, I don't know why it isn't mentioned in the tutorial.
     
  3. Powa

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    Can I load in the firstpass avi file and everything will be good for the second pass?
     
  4. one5one

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    Threeten is right. It happened to me last week on my first ever try at DivX encoding. I was using virtual dub 1.5.2. I would get to 90% on the second pass and virtual dub would stick. I didn't go down that many versions though I went with Virtualdub 1.5.1 and that solved the problem. I have made 5 flawless rips since then. Hope you get it all to work.
     
  5. Powa

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    Anyway everything is sweet now! I have an awsome quality movie that I burnt onto 2 cds.

    Lessons learned:

    1) Don't use Beta versions of Cdex. The 1.4 release version is stable enough to make the good quality encoded sound.

    2) Use a stable version of VDub. Version 1.4.13 (build 14328) worked just fine for me.

    3) Don't have the VOB files on another machine and try and encode the movie using resources from over the network. Chances are some moron will shut the other machine down and you will have a stuffed movie.

    4) Don't use Vidomi for video encoding.

    5) Buy a new hard drive, so you don't stress yourself out by having to delete/move files so it will have room to encode the movie.

    6) Don't use the damn GAIN divx bundles. Because the damn thing slowed down my PC and made it freeze up every 5mins causing 20 hard boots until I figured out what was going on. (Windows XP).

    7) Definitely celebrate once you've made your first good quality DVD rip. Cos damn, this has taken me about 3weeks!! First I used vidomi to make a divX of my Mi2 dvd and that turned out crap and I have ended up doing about 10 stuffed encoding sessions.

    I must be pretty unlucky huh? :p
    Cheers :)_X_X_X_X_X_[small]->E§F<-[/small]
     
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