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Title: [FF7PC-98/Steam] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-03 20:10:58
Remastered Replacement FMVs for FFVII

After almost 8 years I have finally gotten around to fully updating my videos using the highest quality AC(480p), ACC(1080p) and CC(1080p) sources available. I've remade every video from the ground up at the proper aspect ratio of 1280X896 and encoded everything with a high bitrate setting(generally 8000 kbps and higher) to eliminate any artifacting caused by encoding. When any original game footage was needed I used the Remastered FMV's by cmh175. Here is a breakdown of what videos are included and any notable changes.

opening - A higher quality version of the PS3 tech demo was used and the audio was corrected to remove some small clicks near the end.
canon - ACC
canonh3f - ACC
earithdd - higher quality version of hybridmoon's video was used and new ACC footage used when able.
funeral - same as above
ending3 - ACC footage
jenova_e - AC, ACC, CC footage.
meteofix - AC
nivlsfs - ACC
ontrain - 1080p remake trailer footage.

A few notes. The ontrain video has 2 versions included. One that is short like the original and a longer version inspired the one at the end of Tsunamix's Ehco-S demo. Also I had to use the AC 480p footage for both meteofix and jenova's reveal because those scenes had been cut and or extremely shortened in the ACC version making them unusable. I've also included the much higher quality Eidos logo opening from Team Avalanche because it doesn't seem to be very commonly known of at the moment and a sqlogo replacement that is a cool clip video of the compilation.

Download link
https://mega.nz/#!KFRgWTxI!sIx-VW8lpnSpAdMAqWRpZ9YnVb_h8xoN-GLrVxIoHLI



Enhanced Replacement FMVs from Toshiba DVD

So anyone that doesn't know once upon a time a few of the FFVII FMVs where rendered at a higher quality and released on a DVD to be encluded with a Toshiba computer. Full story over at TLS https://thelifestream.net/review-the-toshiba-ffvii-dvd/ So after waiting for a number of years for someone else to make a set using this footage I decided to do it myself since I was redoing my previous videos. A few videos have been made by DLPB using this footage. Most notably the opening, so I won't be including any of those videos. I will show a few comparison shots of the same frames from the Remastered FMV's by cmh175 and the Toshiba DVD versions by me. I will go ahead and say that after color correcting the videos, cropping, enlarging and filtering the videos you get about 5-10% more visual information. There is an improvement in sharpness of lines and small details but at the loss of some smoothness. However for a modder like me that is a fair trade. I want the most out of all aspects of my game even if there are a few concessions. I also used the  Remastered FMV's by cmh175 to fill in any gapes not included in the Toshiba DVD footage. I ended up making 19 replacements out of the available footage. Here are the comparison shots.

Remastered FMV's by cmh175
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYRENWlsbTFDaTIyNXc)

Toshiba DVD footage
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREQ3B0cGRrT1BZbHM)

Remastered FMV's by cmh175
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREX3RDMmw4cWJCdXM)

Toshiba DVD footage
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREcVJXd0UtUnMwNWs)

Download Link
https://mega.nz/#!2ZQShChR!H0FQIpBqJTjPTDU1wzbkGiBGeOaVUw94c4Ur0d6TDdA



No Chibi Replacement FMVs Corrected

In addition to Remastering my original videos and working on the Toshiba DVD videos I tackled correcting the No Chibi FMVs by DrLilo. The original videos had varying sizes and fps which caused some issues(like a softlock for me at parashot). Another issue is that they were made back when the psx resized videos by dlpb were the best available, but now the 2012 resizes have surpassed those. So, I started with a base of the Remastered FMV's by cmh175 and remade each video to a proper size, fps and runtime. These videos also use any Toshiba DVD footage that was available. These videos will play 100% properly without any flevel patches unlike the original versions.

Download Link
https://mega.nz/#!uMhFVBQa!7TD9jl7tWvKSuhPw6tulnSb3FgB_4mwQdWAuGUv7KEs

 


Original Post

I decided to edit together some new videos using some of the available footage from AC and CC. So far I've finished Midgar canon firing, Rufus shot by Diamond, Nanaki's ending, Aerith's funeral, Meteor from space, Sephiroth Discovers Jenova(CC with voice), and another new opening(CC & tech demo with voice). These all work 100% on my machine and should be usable right away for anyone that plays fmvs from hdd.

Original Quality Vids (320x224): not available. You can resize the higher quality ones if you need them for some reason

A great many thanks go out to Otokoshi for the most excellent Opening logo(without tech demo script). seriously your opening is awesome and I think it far better than mine. also the reason I didn't include the sephiroth in flames, Otokoshi's is definitive. If you don't already have them go here.
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=5932.0 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=5932.0)


Higher Quality Videos
for use with Aali's custom graphics driver 0.5 and up. Most are 960x720

Opening
http://www.mediafire.com/?oyb8aahicp1x6ix (http://www.mediafire.com/?oyb8aahicp1x6ix)

Midgar canon firing, Nanaki's ending
http://www.mediafire.com/?y3b3omzfa6yoyf0 (http://www.mediafire.com/?y3b3omzfa6yoyf0)

Rufus shot by Diamond, , Meteor from space, Sephiroth Discovers Jenova(CC with voice), and Sephiroth in flames.(if you downloaded the hq videos before May 24, 2009 you need these)
http://www.mediafire.com/?xa6a1u4ncf44lb0 (http://www.mediafire.com/?xa6a1u4ncf44lb0)

Aerith's death and burial reedited from Hybridmoon's original.
http://www.mediafire.com/?6myx68m8x1sochd (http://www.mediafire.com/?6myx68m8x1sochd)

Opening Credits reedited from Clover27's original.
http://www.mediafire.com/?i7ggsrfae453f3c (http://www.mediafire.com/?i7ggsrfae453f3c)

New Ending2 from Darkangel 8694 : This version has audio corrected so it doesn't sound so blownout. If you have another version you'll want this one.
http://www.mediafire.com/?ho7i824c86c7t8g (http://www.mediafire.com/?ho7i824c86c7t8g)


New Prelude: Replaces old prelude credits with scolling pics on a cool background.
http://www.mediafire.com/?b7xbzi1hx6hok8u (http://www.mediafire.com/?b7xbzi1hx6hok8u)

Diamond Weapon Model:
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=9184.msg123240#msg123240 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=9184.msg123240#msg123240)

New Cloud Jumps on Train video:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2ix1nekjlxbt3n1/ontrain.AVI (http://www.mediafire.com/download/2ix1nekjlxbt3n1/ontrain.AVI)


Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BlitzNCS on 2009-05-03 20:24:44
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8414.0 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8414.0)

uhh for some FMV's, you have to have the frame count EXACTLY right. because the game has to know when to insert the models, because they're integrated together. if you've already done that, then you're epic, and i'd wanna use this mod, if you release it :P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-03 20:32:31
If you have the frames right then i love you and want your mod if you release it  :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-03 20:59:50
I edited the vids in flash mx which gives you great control over frame rates. Like I said these all work in game for me. I'll go ahead and get a link up soon.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Prince Lex on 2009-05-04 01:53:34
Wow, thats great!

Thanks very much for this ^_^
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-05-04 03:32:05
If you are using any part of my videos, could you give me credit for it please?  Also others have asked me prior for permission to use my videos in their mods.  I've had no problem with it, I just ask for credit for my work.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-04 04:21:34
I really do hope these work.  I remember using Otokoshi's about a year ago and the Sephiroth scene worked flawlessly... I just never could get his opening scene to work.

Thanks!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-04 04:22:31
how do you implement these into the game.. there is no read me
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-04 04:41:06
how do you implement these into the game.. there is no read me


I've yet to use it as i just downloaded them, But what you do is do the following:

start > Run type "regedit" without quotes then go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Square Soft, Inc. > Final Fantasy VII and in there you have a string marked "MoviePath" right click and select "modify" then change the value data to where ever you put your movies (have to take all of them from the disc first, then put in the ones from here)

Hope this helped you out

EDIT: not sure if it matters but that is with 32bit WinXP
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: AlbusJC on 2009-05-04 07:13:45
thats great!! I was trying to do this last week but didn't get nothing...  :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-04 13:36:14
Would it be possible for you to upload them in a bit higher resolution? They one you provided makes it look even worse than deafult ones on 1280x800 resolution (Due to much higher ammount of grain than in upscaled originals)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2009-05-04 15:35:25
That's not possible, since FF7 can only use the smaller resolution videos. Anything higher either shows nothing or only shows you a portion of the video. No way around that other than code modification. They also must be in 16-bit color instead of 32. Because the original clips these movies here came from are so detailed, when they are converted for use in game they actually look worse than the ones that came with FF7 as they were designed specifically to deal with the limitation.

Also, frame count on videos isn't set in stone. There's a simple opcode you can edit in Meteor to allow the movies to play for as many frames as you need it to. Thus, you can accomplish smoother animation or allow changes in the length of the movie altogether.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-05-04 15:38:15
Not if you use a certain OpenGL driver..  :-)

The current version only has the TM2.0 codec though, but I can add any codec supported by ffmpeg on request.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: NameSpoofer on 2009-05-04 15:57:45
the quality might also because of the original video that he used to make these cutscenes

i suggest using 1080p videos, so even if you shrink it to 320x224 resolution of ff7 the quality is still great

also the kbit per second should be high around 3k~5kb/second

the compression type might also be a big factor too

you can force the fmvs to run in 32-bit color but if your video card is not compatible then it will create a black bar

and actually, some fmvs don't count frame rate, only the ones that insert models in it count frame rate
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-04 17:07:17
Not if you use a certain OpenGL driver..  :-)

The current version only has the TM2.0 codec though, but I can add any codec supported by ffmpeg on request.

You must mean the driver by Aali, sadly I can't use it because I'm using a no-cd crack :P I don't feel like buying the game for PC just to play with the driver, I bought it once for PSX and for me that's enough, for PC I'm sticking to my torrented copy. Even still, it would be better if you could release it in higher resolution.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-05-04 18:43:01
Quote from: Aali
Not if you use a certain OpenGL driver..   :-)

The current version only has the TM2.0 codec though, but I can add any codec supported by ffmpeg on request.

I'll bite  :-D  This would be much appreciated, when I did the videos prior, there were xvid versions as well.  The small amount of tweaking to get them to work with FF7 made big headaches for myself with constant tech support.  I had gotten a h.264 video to run in FF7, it wasn't pretty, but support for any of those codecs would be great.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-04 21:14:20
I actually did use the 1080p vids. However i edited in FLASH MX which is outdated, but has the convenience of layers.When I exported the new vids  to AVI the quality was greatly reduced. I may reedit them with Adobe Premiere CS4 if a friend will let me use his computer for a few hours, but it's doubtful. Anyway you could use an old tube tv as a second monitor if your video card supports that and then lower quality really isn't noticeable.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-05-05 01:11:00
I'll bite  :-D  This would be much appreciated, when I did the videos prior, there were xvid versions as well.  The small amount of tweaking to get them to work with FF7 made big headaches for myself with constant tech support.  I had gotten a h.264 video to run in FF7, it wasn't pretty, but support for any of those codecs would be great.

Done. The next version (0.5b) will include all of ffmpegs demuxers and decoders, so now you can do stupid stuff like this:  :-P
(http://epj.no-ip.org/upl/ff7%202009-05-05%2003-08-33-43.png)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-05-05 13:54:06
I've always said FF7 needed more Futurama!  :-P  Well done Aali, looking forward to this release.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: koral on 2009-05-05 14:41:29
Whoh, awesome Aali!
And a great job grimmy and Otokoshi, I like it!
 :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Opine on 2009-05-06 01:25:25
This is impressive.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-09 00:02:51
I've decided to keep these vids as is, although I will add an ending1 soon. Also expect a HQ release for use with Aali's custom driver in the next two weeks.

On another note, I've got a question. Since the scene with Zack in the truck isn't a movie it seems impossible to replace, but is there any way? No matter how difficult. Couldn't we edit the game in such a way that when it looks for the normal scene it is redirected to a new video and then when it's done sent to the ending of the scene. any help would be appreciated.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-13 17:20:04
FINALLY started testing your videos haha. on bug to report (though i think it's on my end)

the audio for the movies, they are skipping and laggy. Any idea why that might be?

And i hope you release your high quality ones soon, can't wait! :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-13 18:46:17
True I'm working on all the ones already released plus a few more, But they are so big it takes longer to process them.
I really don't know about the bug, I don't experience it, however you could download super for free and reencode them with a different setting. I used Avi with Xvid and mp3.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-14 04:36:23
Grimmy307,

I went ahead and downloaded and converted Clover27's "FFVII Remake - Opening Credits and Start Menu" from youtube and replaced the opening Eidos fmv with it.  I'm hoping to contact him and see if he wouldn't mind sending me a higher quality version and allow me to distribute it alongside yours.

My question to you is, once you're done, would you like to make a torrent out of all of these for easier/quicker distribution?  I have a feeling the more Aali gets his driver improving, the more people are going to want your fmvs.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-14 05:04:10
True I'm working on all the ones already released plus a few more, But they are so big it takes longer to process them.
I really don't know about the bug, I don't experience it, however you could download super for free and reencode them with a different setting. I used Avi with Xvid and mp3.

Fixed the issue, i guess anyway, enabled AA and AF all to as high as i can could it, and suddenly they worked no skipping or anything haha.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-14 05:58:01
I noticed you have added new opening in HD, but not the others. I understand that you will be simply adding them one-by-one with time after you process them, right?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-14 13:36:45
Obesebear: Did you leave all the Menu at the end or cut it of? I was going to contact clover also, I have the HQ vid already and the size is  1280x720. Quality is good. I also got permission to use this for Aerith's Death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OAzP8_Xvk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OAzP8_Xvk) I have already been sent the original video and croped of the Script.  I'm going to try and get permission for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZVe2xXofc&feature=response_watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZVe2xXofc&feature=response_watch). Working together sounds good. PM me a link and we'll get it at the top. not to sure about torrenting these as a package though.

Aurenasek116: I'll lump shorter vids together, but ya pretty much one by one
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Theclad on 2009-05-14 22:00:06
Great project ! Now, you can use FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children Complete REMAKE SCENE like the end of FF VII, the meteor fall, or Things lke that
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-14 22:57:19
I was actually thinking of ripping some scenes from ACC and uploading them for grimmy, since I have the bluray so surely we could benefit from Full HD 1080p scenes with DTS audio.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-15 02:43:13
Obesebear: Did you leave all the Menu at the end or cut it of? I was going to contact clover also, I have the HQ vid already and the size is  1280x720. Quality is good. I also got permission to use this for Aerith's Death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OAzP8_Xvk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OAzP8_Xvk) I have already been sent the original video and croped of the Script.  I'm going to try and get permission for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZVe2xXofc&feature=response_watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZVe2xXofc&feature=response_watch). Working together sounds good. PM me a link and we'll get it at the top. not to sure about torrenting these as a package though.


Well both of Aerith's Death and the ending are definitely good, they still need some touching up though.  Cloud's face has blood on it sometimes, sometimes it doesn't, and in the ending scene there is a shot of Sephiroth's lifestream engulfing Shinra tower.  Anyways I'm still waiting to hear back from Clover, but I'm curious, how did you manage to get 1280x720? The video I ripped was only 480x360 so I used "Super" to make it 640x480 ( the quality just isn't quite what I would like though).

About Clover's opening.  I remember seeing quite a while back that someone had edited the New Game/Continue screen.  I'm going to try to find that thread and edit it to look like Clover's ending.  Not quite sure how tough that will be though.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-05-15 03:00:06
ok this sounds REAALLY cool! i wanna know how to make this work! is this possible on vista since vista dont like alot of patches/mods?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-15 03:45:31
ok this sounds REAALLY cool! i wanna know how to make this work! is this possible on vista since vista dont like alot of patches/mods?

Yes it works in Vista i know how to go it in 32 but i don't know about 64, first you need Aali's graphics driver: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8306.0

get that set up (refer to the read me on how to do that)

then you need to hit start and in the search bar type "regedit" hit enter, when the window opens up navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Square Soft, Inc. > Final Fantasy VII

WARNING!: DO NOT mess with anything else in there, Or you can mess up your system.

In the movies string right click and modify it to your folder where you want to put your movies (you have to copy the originals off the disc as well by highlighting them all and dragging them to your folder) example mine is C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\
Note the "\" at the end of movies, MAKE SURE you have that. Otherwise it wont work.

Grimmy, You might want to add this info to your download page, Or in the read me, For newer people cause i've said this twice, Not that i mid of course  :-)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-15 12:56:23
Hellbringer : The Info to run movies from the HDD is linked on otokoshi's thread. So I felt it redundant to put it on mine, but I might latter when I put up the rest of the HQ vids.

drfeelgud : I run Vista 32 and the only thing to remember is to run everything as an admin and check that all modded files end up in real folders not the virtual store/compatibility files. when everything is done I'll add a good read me.

obesebear : I use HTTP watch to record my browsers requests go to the video, and click on HQ button. Then go to the HTTP window Find the MP4 file, right click select copy row, paste into address bar press enter. Then the down load starts. It sounds harder than it is. IF you have clovers ok I can put up the vid with the rest this afternoon. Menu screens are easy to change but have lots of limitations. I made one using APZ buster sword pic that's good, but if you put the image full screen it covers the new game/continue text. so it has to be cut around that. I'm pretty sure animations are impossible.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-15 14:48:08
Oh alright, Well nevermind then haha
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-15 15:01:14
Grimmy, I don't know if you noticed my pm reply so I'm going to write here.
Tell me what exact scenes from ACC do you need so I can cut them out and hopefully upload.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-05-15 15:56:17
i was meaning to ask that... i have a 64 bit operating system... ok, here's the question... wut is the compatibility files folder? i see some files there and i just leave them alone it has my saved games in there too
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-15 16:08:43
If you see compatibility files as an icon, you should click it then select all, copy, go back to the real folder and paste. You could now delete the compatibility folders contents if you wish. All that folder does is give you access to the virtual store, which is where vista puts things that are installed without admin approval. From what I hear windows 7 has eliminated this because it has caused so many problems.

Edit:
  Added higher quality vids to main post.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-15 20:34:20
Grimmy you are amazing  :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-15 20:44:34
Uhm, you placed 320x240 low quality under High quality section (I'm talking aboyt hybridmoon's vid) Thought you might wanna fix that :P

In case grimmy doesn't change it, link to hq version of hybridmoon's is on his filefront: http://files.filefront.com/hq+hybridmoon+vidszip/;13760537;/fileinfo.html
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-15 20:50:45
Hellbringer616 thanks for that. I really need the HQ vids play tested(excluding the opening). I was in a rush to get these finished and didn't test all of them in place. Remember the HQ vids are from a standard DVD not bluray. I will probably still redo the whole set after the NA release of ACC from bluray. But before that I actually want to spend time playing FFVII.

Obesebear if you hear from clover let me know and we can get that new opening up, I used it a couple times and it is really amazing.

Sorry I'll fix the post mix up - Fixed



Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-16 00:09:44
As of now I still haven't heard back from her, although she did accept my request to be her friend.  I've been really busy today, but if you think animations are possible for the menu, that would make using the ending of her video quite easy.  How exactly would you go about doing something like that though?
Alternatively I would like to have two separate screens.  One highlighting new game and one highlighting continue so when you press up or down the screen changes accordingly.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-16 00:33:05
That kind of programing is beyond me. However I used the vid in its entirety and even though it switches from one start menu to another it is still very impressive. 
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-05-16 00:37:33
hmm, its quite some files that idk where they belong... but i will do my best, thanks for that grimmy
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-16 01:03:52
You're absolutely right!  The video is amazing.  Maybe something as simple as fading in the menu screen from her video would suffice for now.  The time spent on her start menu is also quite excessive, so I'll probably cut that back some.

I'm going to mess around with both the video and menu screen tonight and see what I can't come up with.  Any tips on converting the picture into .tex?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-16 01:09:56
I'm thinking about that too. The main thing about menus is avoiding where the original text and finger should be. Visibility of these original elements should always be considered a must. 

Edit :  I got permission to use the ending I linked earlier, But I'll wait until after June 2nd to do any more editing.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-17 23:28:52
I went ahead and sent her another message, so hopefully she'll respond to this one.    If not then we could always just release it and later delete the download.

For the menu I think I'll just completely cut off her start screen right after the buster sword displays and quickly flashes white.  Then the menu will display.  If Apzfreak doesn't mind you using his sword, your high quality render will probably work quite nicely.

I figure give Clover 2 days to respond and then release it if I don't hear anything.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-17 23:31:19
I did this menu a while back using the original PSX cover art. Is anyone interested in using it.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYRESzhlS2dCcFJ6V0E)

I'll add a link if it's requested.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-05-19 01:16:32
looks nice... but there's no way of stretching it? is it possible to use the main menu like in CC?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurenasek116 on 2009-05-19 06:13:25
Sadly the game doesn't allow full-screen menu, only the center part can be textured which is rather sad :/
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-19 06:56:47
Well in attempting to create the video with the menu screen integrated I discovered a wonderful little file called sqlogo.avi in my movies folder.  Eidoslogo can remain unchanged (or be turned into a .1 sec black screen) it's the sqlogo that the video needs to be renamed as.

Grimmy307,  I saw a post earlier about the opening credits on the tan final fantasy background with the names scrolling in.  It's apparently not a video, but textures.  Once I'm happy with the video (or if you decide to do one) the newgame screen transition will have to be drawn out to allow the player ample time to press enter so everything can be seamless.  Clover27 also sent a note out apologizing for not responding to her PMs and will respond to all of them by tomorrow.  So hopefully a truly High Def intro is on the way.  I'll delete the link if you decide to host this on your filefront site.

Edit:  link removed
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Klaid Liadon on 2009-05-19 14:47:18
I downloaded the movies and disabled xvid codec in ffdshow. I have also installed the costum graphic drivers but when i start a new game, the game jumps to the end of fmv with a black screen, it seems it skip the video. Any solutions?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-19 16:32:52
Well disabling Xvid is a bad idea because that's how I encoded them  :-P 
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-19 17:07:13
Just ran it and it's fine. Obesebear good Idea replacing the eidos with black and sq with the vid. It resolved an issue of fps in the first second of the eidos. If you don't get the hq vid from clover, I have the hq from youtube, I can easily crop it at the white flash. Best free video editing software on the net is virtualdub. We'll get a link up on the main post later today or tomorrow with 320x224 and 960x720.

The opening credits on the tan final fantasy background with the names scrolling is in the cr_us.lgp it's 6 different textures. I'm going to play around with changing it. done.

I will put up these two replacement files and the new start menu tomorrow as well as the above video, larger and trimmed down.

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYRERk1CSXJwV0VpNEU)

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYRETXF3ZExfWW80dms)

The Cloud and Tifa one makes me happy.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-20 02:53:37
Well since all the credits are in the intro, you could make the names all transparent. Orrrr insert character portraits in place of the names to have them scroll in...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-20 13:56:47
Good idea I'll look into it.

Edit: Wow that is going to be difficult, Each bmp has 2 names and titles that are all cut apart and enter the screen from different places, and the bmps are gray scale. I'm sure I can do it but the pics will be small and black and white.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-05-20 14:52:03
Assuming they're regular .tex files, why would they have to be black and white? Are the tools really that bad?

I could make a tool that produces 32-bit, unpaletted .tex files from .pngs no problem.
Actually that may cause problems with the d3d driver, but unpaletted 16-bit should be okay :-P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-20 14:56:30
Well I am definitely a fan of that Cloud and Tifa background!  I don't really know where the dollar bill fits in but it's still really good.  I think during the beginning of the story 80% of first time players favor Aerith of Tifa... so maybe her picture instead?
Of course the Cloud and Sephiroth is great too.

If the names can only be done in grayscale and small, perhaps they can just be little scenes of different parts of the game / compilation.  I'm completely unsure how that would look though.

I don't see the point in making the vids any larger than 640x480, the intro only rips at 480x360 and any sources found directly from DVD won't be any better quality than ?x480.  Making them larger seems like it would only be making the file size larger with no improvement in quality?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-20 15:18:00
Obesebear you right standard dvd size is 720x480. Blu-ray is something like1940x1080. Anyway the vid is good as stands, I would like to edit it so that it goes from the white flash after the buster sword straight to the soldier belt and then fades out, before the fan made part. still playing with adding those pics.

edit :

first try
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREZEUzYnV2SFpFWjA)

Second try

(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREd1J5LVdMNGttN1k)

Okay got it now, but to get the pictures on screen and uncut they have to be in the spot of the last name. Some names are bigger and some are smaller, so their is no set size just whatever size the longest name was starting in the bottom right of the last name.. Talk about a limitation. oh, well I'll post some shots later.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-20 18:35:36
If you need everyone's pic let me know.  I've got the collection of them from that 10th Anniversary show.

I really like that idea of cutting it at the white flash, displaying the Soldier belt, then fade into the scrolling portraits, followed by the new game screen.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-21 22:28:14
Small change. After buster sword fade to black, then scrolling pics, then explosion video, then an image of soldier belt with ffvii logo. still getting the bugs out but almost there.

Edit: no soldier belt sorry :oops:, that bmp gets cut up in some funky ways. It'll be up in a few hours.

Edit : Added links for New Prelude and 320/HQ Intro Credits to first post.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: knight1120 on 2009-05-23 12:50:25
i already try this new videos in my ff7 game but when i start a new game the video is not appear and the screen is totally black  :cry: need help please!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-23 13:13:43
Did you set everything up by taking copying the files from the CD to a folder? did you put the proper file path in the registry? remember there is an extra \ at the end, without that you'll get black screens.

Finally are you using Aali's driver? If you aren't and you're using the high quality videos you'll probably get the same result
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: knight1120 on 2009-05-23 13:32:30
i dont have Aalis driver if there is a download link will you please post it or atleast send it to me thanks...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-23 14:14:25
http://backup.ninjaloot.se/share/ff7_opengl-0.6.3b.zip

there are some bugs as it is still in beta, If you don't want to work with the bugs, Use the regular quality videos

Here is the support/new release thread

http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8306.0
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-23 14:14:54
First thing is install the klite codec pack,

 then read the to play fmvs from the HDD http://ff7-universe.com/Downloads/FF7Movietweak.txt (http://ff7-universe.com/Downloads/FF7Movietweak.txt)

That is all you should need to do.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-05-23 14:47:25
You don't need any codec packs or anything if you're using my driver. The codecs are built-in. (And it won't load any external ones, ever)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2009-05-23 15:24:26
Aali, yours can't work with the indeo 5 codec, can it? I assume it only uses codecs that are compatible with ffdshow. If this is the case, it will never run Otokoshi's "burning Sephiroth" video.

This is sad, because Indeo 5 won't work properly on Windows 7, and I believe it doesn't work on Windows Vista x64.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-23 15:39:45
Aali, I included the codec info or those not using your driver. However everyone should be using your driver by now.

Covarr, the easy solution is to use Super, Any Video converter, or Prism to convert Otokoshi's vids to another codec, then they do work. I also included a seph in flames in the HQ vids, and will be releasing 1280x720 versions of everything from blu_ray after the NA release of ACC. Those scenes are better by far.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-05-23 15:56:05
Aali, I included the codec info or those not using your driver. However everyone should be using your driver by now.

I know that you know, just making it abundantly clear to everyone else :-P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: KaOSoFt on 2009-05-24 19:51:00
By the way, grimmy307, do you plan on improving jenova_e.avi video? It really needs it. Thought the video itself it's high definition, the quality is bad. The video is like blurred, and stretched. It's the only video I didn't replace. I didn't like canon3f.avi (which should actually be named canonh3f.avi instead) that much, since its black and white scene made it lost the thrill of the moment. If it only was colored...

In any case, nice work!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-24 23:29:14
Kaos good catch on the canonh3f.avi name I'll make a note on the main thread. I don't know If jenova_e will be redone, Kinda a pain to get that vid in hd. But I might. I personally enjoy the black and white in canonh3f for me it adds to the drama of the situation, but to each their own.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-25 00:49:49
Grimmy, is it possible to repack the HQ videos without the new 320 videos? It made it kinda confusing when i redownloaded them  :-D (hard drive crash  :cry:)

EDIT: Grimmy in the HQ videos the same issue with the cannon name is there.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-25 01:11:40
WOW Thanks Hellbringer, I will replace that link with an all HQ pack. I can't beleive it's been like that for so long I'll put up the meteofix and jenova_e for everyone who already downloaded the HQ pack
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-25 01:13:26
Thanks  :-D, Also. might be a big step, But what i did was made a replacement movie .exe with 7zip with all the HQ movies inside. Might be worth it to do the same with yours, Unless FileFront has a size limit, then nevermind haha
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-25 01:37:44
Apparently 4 of 6 hq vids were original quality, I'm uploading the correct files now link should be up in a few.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-25 01:39:52
Thank you! thats what i was saying mostly haha, sorry if i didn't come off clearly. I suck at communicating

Again, amazing job Grimmy can't wait for the HD vids :-D

EDIT: Grimmy, http://files.filefront.com/hq+vidszip/;13760636;/fileinfo.html just takes me the the main filefront page.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-25 01:59:32
Thank you! thats what i was saying mostly haha, sorry if i didn't come off clearly. I suck at communicating

Again, amazing job Grimmy can't wait for the HD vids :-D

EDIT: Grimmy, http://files.filefront.com/hq+vidszip/;13760636;/fileinfo.html just takes me the the main filefront page.

This is the properlink http://files.filefront.com/missing+hqzip/;13803046;/fileinfo.html
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-25 02:18:54
All links are proper on the main post, thanks for the help helbringer.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-25 02:20:01
Anytime  :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: KaOSoFt on 2009-05-25 04:49:19
Now, that's a change!

It still looks a bit stretched, but it's immensely a much better quality version. Hahaha, thanks God hellbringer616 noticed it.

Thank you!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-26 01:17:25
how do you implement these into the game.. there is no read me


I've yet to use it as i just downloaded them, But what you do is do the following:

start > Run type "regedit" without quotes then go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Square Soft, Inc. > Final Fantasy VII and in there you have a string marked "MoviePath" right click and select "modify" then change the value data to where ever you put your movies (have to take all of them from the disc first, then put in the ones from here)

Hope this helped you out

EDIT: not sure if it matters but that is with 32bit WinXP





Ok i screwed something up...... now i cant even see the FMV's the original ones! what is the original value data called it was something like   P:/ ff7/ movies............... but that isnt working.. Please help..... And yes i am desperate... my game wont even start up anymore :P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-26 01:54:14
It's the following (i am assuming you have your FF7 installed on C: in program files with your movies folder in there)

C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\

Note the slash at the end, if it is not there it will NOT work.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-26 02:04:07
Thank you so much........ whew! You are a life savior ^.^.......... Now how do I implement the HQ movies without F***ing up my computer? :D

I am beginning to hate technology xD

Please and Thank you,
  Broken Crow
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-26 13:29:39
Broken once you are able to run fmvs from the HDD then you just need to copy the new fmvs into that folder. If it says 320 or hq before the fmv name you need to delete that part or it won't work.

Edit : Added new start menu with some avatars to the main post.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-05-26 19:00:00
Thank you so much........ whew! You are a life savior ^.^.......... Now how do I implement the HQ movies without F***ing up my computer? :D

I am beginning to hate technology xD

Please and Thank you,
  Broken Crow

Make sure you are using Aali's driver for the HQ movies.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-27 00:26:20
Added original and hq quality Ending2 vids from Darkangel 8694 to main post. Made from dark's original 1280x720 with audio corrected to not sound so blown out at loud parts. I've seen it in a vid pack as just a youtube rip and the audio is pretty bad.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-27 00:34:14
Okay.. I finally got the videos to work on my game....phew! Thank you all for helping a newb like me :P...

And all who made and worked on the videos.. you guys are amazing :D... Thank you so much.

Thank you,
Broken Crow
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: KaOSoFt on 2009-05-27 04:01:48
Added original and hq quality Ending2 vids from Darkangel 8694 to main post. Made from dark's original 1280x720 with audio corrected to not sound so blown out at loud parts. I've seen it in a vid pack as just a youtube rip and the audio is pretty bad.
It's a good edit: I bet it took him some time to synchronize those images, but even if it's that good, it's way far from calling it "real". I wish there were more official material, so these kind of edits would look more appealing.

Anyways, thank you very much for your effort!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-27 15:01:19
Thanks for the complement Kaos. However I'm notsaying, nor did I ever say the word "real". I choose to get permission from Hybridmoon, Darkangel8694, and Clover27(thanks to Obesebear) to include their vids on this thread because I felt they all added something to the game and where a step in the right direction as far as fan made FMVs go. The type of editing and masking portrayed in their vids is difficult, and people who master it ussually make good money doing it.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: KaOSoFt on 2009-05-27 23:46:37
Thanks for the complement Kaos. However I'm notsaying, nor did I ever say the word "real". I choose to get permission from Hybridmoon, Darkangel8694, and Clover27(thanks to Obesebear) to include their vids on this thread because I felt they all added something to the game and where a step in the right direction as far as fan made FMVs go. The type of editing and masking portrayed in their vids is difficult, and people who master it ussually make good money doing it.
Yeah, I recognize their hard work, and though they add that extra feeling to the videos, it's not my type.

Hehe, maybe I mixed up the "opinions" topic. I thank you, and those video authors for your efforts, I just, personally, don't share your love for that kind of fan material. Like I said, I wish there were more official material available, so they could do a better job, but the lack of it it's what makes it difficult for them to improve over what doesn't exist.

It's just me.  :-)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-05-28 14:26:06
There were a handful of significant gems amongst the clips. But say, grimmy307, do accept criticisms as well? Or is it not allowed in here?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-05-28 15:59:52
There were a handful of significant gems amongst the clips. But say, grimmy307, do accept criticisms as well? Or is it not allowed in here?
I don't think there is a real need to criticize the videos from Hybridmoon, Clover27, and etc.. because there is simply nothing that can be done about it here.

However if you search for hybridmoon on youtube I'm sure you'll find all the links to the videos, and that would be the best place for criticism I think.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-05-29 10:27:29
There were a handful of significant gems amongst the clips. But say, grimmy307, do accept criticisms as well? Or is it not allowed in here?
I don't think there is a real need to criticize the videos from Hybridmoon, Clover27, and etc.. because there is simply nothing that can be done about it here.

However if you search for hybridmoon on youtube I'm sure you'll find all the links to the videos, and that would be the best place for criticism I think.
Thanks for your opinion, obesebear, but I didn't meant Hybridmoon or Clover27 videos. I meant Grimmy307 videos. Furthermore, YouTube is not a place to register constructive criticism; but rather, a place to react upon impulse.

But I understand that criticism is not allowed here. OK then. You'll see none from me.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-29 13:07:07
This is a public forum, so you can say what you will. However I made my videos to satisfy my own needs and not the needs of others, so if you have problems with my work I recommend you make FMVs the way you want them. I made these available for the people who wanted to use the scenes from AC in their game but didn't want to do the editing themselves.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-05-29 19:24:04
This is a public forum, so you can say what you will. However I made my videos to satisfy my own needs and not the needs of others, so if you have problems with my work I recommend you make FMVs the way you want them. I made these available for the people who wanted to use the scenes from AC in their game but didn't want to do the editing themselves.
Oh, no! Not "problem" with them. Just the problem of FF7 not loving my Nero's MPEG-4 Splitter which I can perfectly handle in case I decided to use them in the game. (Either I'll tell Nero MPEG-4 splitter to kindly stand down for FFDShow VFW codec to handle the case or I'll convert the videos.)

But about the criticism, there is none. In fact, I did mention that there are some gems amongst them. I just wanted to learn the code of the forum. That's all. You see, in some forums, criticism is outright banned, not to mention my method of criticizing.

By the way, by "AC" you mean Advent Children, right? or "After Crisis"?

EDIT: Oh, I forgot: Thank you for authorizing criticism. If anything "constructive" came to my mind about your work, I'll let you know privately.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-29 20:46:34
I definitely meant Advent Children. I'm not sure what you mean by After Crisis, I was under the impression that the working title for the next game with Genesis/Weiss as the antagonist was Endless/Eternal Crisis, and that it won't even enter pre-production until after all the working FFXIII and KH titles are in full release.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-30 22:13:08
Okay.. My PC crashed... and i had to re-install everything... and now I'm working on FF7.... I have every video except the new opening.. the one from the PS3 tech demo... i can't get it to open or... i just can't find it.... its the first link under the HQ videos right?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-31 02:18:45
I never did a tech demo opening, Otokoshi did that one and its on his thread. I did a mix of CC ending and otokoshi's and it is the first link under hq vids.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-31 05:39:05
I can't seem to get the New HQ opening FM.... I downloaded it several times and... all i get is this white file..... that i accidentally opened with word pad.... and it messed up my system (heavy lag)...... and its called New_Opening... but i can't extract any files or anything...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-31 14:56:14
Broken: This is the link for the new opening.
Opening
http://files.filefront.com/New+opening7z/;13753102;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/New+opening7z/;13753102;/fileinfo.html)

It contains 3 files. The two big ones should have the file extension .avi and the other is a .txt

Don't have any idea what the problem is though. I just downloaded it and it is fine.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-31 17:20:17
I download it fine... but i can't access the files with in it......I only get this one.... not the three you mentioned.....

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/BrokenCrowe/FMVproblem2.jpg

here take a look
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-31 17:47:14
Have you been able to open the others, because they where all zipped up the same.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-31 17:50:39
Yes... its just this one i can't.......all the other;s used WINRAR... this one didn't.......... and i can't open it
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-05-31 17:52:04
what is the file extension for that? It should be 7z

Just download 7zip it's free. google it it's easy to find. then you can extract it.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BrokenCrowe (Mendelevium) on 2009-05-31 18:00:47
Wow... Thanks :D..... that worked like a charm ^.^

Thank you,
Broken Crow
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 00:43:14
The Aeris video is not working for me. I get to the scene where it is supposed to play and all I get is a black screen.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 01:18:07
which Aeris video she is in a bunch. The opening, death or funeral. You must be more specific. Anyway make sure you can play the vid in a media player, if you can make sure you can play all the original FMVs from the HDD. Then double check the title of the new vid it must be exactly the same as the original.. They have to be named correctly or they cannot play. If you still cannot get it to play post again with more information, so I actually know what is going on.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 01:27:51
The death video is not working. I'm not sure if the funeral works or not because I can't even get to that part yet.
I can play them fine in media player. When it gets to the part where sephy is supposed to stab aeris, the screen just goes black.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 01:34:49
what is that video named in you movies folder
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 01:39:47
earithdd
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 01:47:21
I'm at a loss. Is it the 320 or HQ? The HQ must have Aali's custom driver. However you would still see something even without it. Does sound play? Also put the original back in the movies folder and make sure it plays. If the original plays without trouble and your system plays the new vid in a media player then it should work without any trouble, You can use super and try to reencode the video to use a different output container.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 01:51:12
I'm using Aalis custom graphics driver. It appears its not only the Aeris fmv.
I tried starting with the new fmv for Aeris opening and that hangs at a black screen too. No audio, whatsoever.
Originals run fine. Only thing with the originals is that my FF7Music shuts down for some reason and I don't hear Aeris theme for the jenova battle.

Sorry for going off topic.
I tried it with both 320 and HQ. Neither worked.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 01:58:26
I really don't know what is causing your problem. The opening isn't working you say. Have you tried the new opening credits? Also what is your operating system? You must have the K-lite codec pack(or similar). Other than what I've said I'm unsure as to what the problem is being caused by.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 02:00:29
I'm using windows vista.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 02:02:59
Have you tried to restore the original vids and see if they play correctly. 
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 02:04:26
Yeah, the original videos played fine.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 02:12:07
Okay, this is about my last idea. Run the FFVIIconfig.exe(as an admin.) to stop using Aali's driver. Then make sure you can play the original videos without trouble. Then replace the originals with the new vids in 320x224 quality. If you can play original quality new vids without the new driver, then it's the driver. If the new vids stll won't play then it's a problem with vista.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: terminater27 on 2009-06-02 02:21:42
Thanks a lot :D It worked.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-02 02:25:09
Wait I need to know what worked. Not using Aali's Driver. That shouldn't be the case. What version of the driver were you using.
I has all the codecs built in.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-06-04 06:09:15
why is it that vista has problems and XP doesnt? is it cuz of admin privileges or wut?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: cloud1414 on 2009-06-04 06:32:11
Well Vista is just a buggy OS to begin with. And Its still new. Just wait till Win 7 is released. I heard Its alot better than Vista.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 07:22:11
Actually, I had much more problems with FF7 on XP than on my Vista. I have managed to make the game play most of other videos by first installing K-Lite Codec Pack and then putting FFDShow VFW in charge. Yes, FFDShow Video Decoder does not work with the game but FFDShow VFW is just fine. I did have a little problem of Nero codec's interference with FF7 but that's solved.

About Windows Vista quality as an OS however, I have learned that there is always a cliche in form of "[X] is horrible, fall back to [Y] and wait for [Z], which is great" where [X] is the current Windows OS, [Y] is the predecessor Windows OS and [Z] is the upcomming OS. For eight years, it was fashionable to say "XP is horrible, fall back to 2000 and wait for Longhorn (=Vista), it's great" while beta copies of Vista know as Longhorn were worshipped. Nowadays, "Vista is horrible, fall back to XP and wait for 7, which is great" is in. Live long enough and you will hear: "7 is horrible, fall back to Vista and ..."
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-06-04 07:30:18
i no we're waaay off-topic and im sorry about taht grimmy... anywayz i get wut ur saying, it will be some time b4 some1 flames about Win 7 really... every1 says its gna be the shiznit but as u mentioned, something's gna be wrong with it... have u guys seen that vid about windows xp vs windows vista? the guy explains how xp prevails over vista... in an hour vid! lol
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 07:49:18
Actually, we are not very much off topic: Playing AVI video clips is always a problem and FF7 video clips are also AVI.

To avoid these problems, you have two sure-fire ways:
1. Install FF7 on a clean environment. Convert the new Grimmy's videos to the same format as those of FF7 (True Motion 2 codec). This one the easier way but has too many drawback and consequences to suffer, not in regard to FF7, but to your other uses of a computer
2. Become a codec genius and command your computer to handle video decoing the way you want. This one is the more difficult way but is sooooooooooo very effective.

About the OS video you mentioned as a sidenote, my mother has taught me not believe everything that I see on TV.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-04 14:08:39
There is no need to convert vids to use TM2.0. It was provided with the install disc to play the proprietary FFVII vids. They could have easily done all the original vids with a more universal codec and format but they wanted to protect there property. Anyone with a good Codec pack like K-Lite should be able to play all these vids without problems. I also suggest always using Aali's custom driver(since everything is allready included). I also have both XP and Vista on my computers and tested these vids on both. Any problems people have encountered using these vids have come down to being a user error, not a problem with the vids or the os.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 17:55:43
Any problems people have encountered using these vids have come down to being a user error, not a problem with the vids or the os.
E.X.A.C.T.L.Y! Well said. That's what I was trying to say all along.

They could have easily done all the original vids with a more universal codec and format but they wanted to protect there property.
I'm afraid you are apparently wrong becase:
1. The game is released in 1995, when True Motion 2 (and perhaps Cinepak) was the only viable option. MPEG-1 and Indeo were too computationally heavy back then, especially when it came to rendering 3D images on top of it!
2. A Video For Windows decoder for True Motion 2 is included right on the game CD. By installing FF7 on your computer, your Media Player will be able to decode the movies. If they wanted to employ cryptography as a mean of protection their property, they'd have kept their video format in escrow, only accessible to game's engine.

There is no need to convert vids to use TM2.0.
This one the easier way but has too many drawback and consequences to suffer, not in regard to FF7, but to your other uses of a computer.
Yes, you are BOTH right!  :-D

Anyone with a good Codec pack like K-Lite should be able to play all these vids without problems. I also suggest always using Aali's custom driver(since everything is allready included).
Yes. I'd like to stress that if anyone's video playback is promblematic he or she shouldn't blame it on Aali's driver. It is not involved in decoding. (Perhaps involved in splitting, muxing or rendering but not decoding.)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-04 18:14:41
fleetcommand, Problematic playback??? The only problem I have on my desktop is an audio sync problem with vids 1280x960 or larger(I can overcome the problem by giving FFVII.exe high priority). That's why I haven't released Blu-ray vids at that size. I released everything else at 960x720 which play smooth without audio sync problems on my desktop. However my laptop has problems playing the HQ vids( They freeze frame-skip and the audio is never in snyc),so I only use the original quality vids on it. If you are wanting to use the larger vids and your system is having problems I recommend you convert them to a smaller size(640x480) so they can play more smoothly.

Oh about the TM2.0 codec. I was just saying what my research had told me. That it was a defunct encoder developed by a third party for FFVII PC and now it is owned by another third party. But hey the net is full of incorrect info.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 18:22:29
^ I said "if". And "you" in my message means general public -- anyone who reads! Not you specifically. But I understand it was a mistake on my part. I'm editing it.

EDIT: Actually, True Motion 2 codec is created by Duck (now On2) but not for Final Fantasy VII. True Motion 2 is successor to True Motion S 1.0, which was a successor to True Motion hardware codec. It was a famous codec back then.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-06-04 19:14:56
Yes. I'd like to stress that if anyone's video playback is promblematic he or she shouldn't blame it on Aali's driver. It is not involved in decoding. (Perhaps involved in splitting, muxing or rendering but not decoding.)

Maybe you should get your facts right before dropping a big load of knowledge like that. The driver uses FFmpeg for playing videos, no directshow filter is going to influence that in any way. Demuxing, decoding and rendering is all done by the driver without loading any external components.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 20:30:44
You are saying the same thing as I do: Driver doesn't decode. FFmpeg does.

EDIT: Unless perhaps you don't mean the famous FFMpeg which uses libavcodec to decode True Motion 2.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-06-04 20:56:00
Sure, but FFmpeg is a part of the driver, so any problems with it should be directed to me AKA blame it on the driver :-P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-04 21:34:56
ummm......well I sure like the driver. It hasn't done me wrong yet. Plus without it the hq vids are worthless.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-04 21:35:34
EDIT: The word "you" here refers to Aali.
What? You are willing to responsibility for FFmpeg?  :-o Looks like a gesture of good faith to me. But isn't the most you can do is to forward the problem to its developers? Or are you one of the developers? (Sound logical, given what I've seen of your programming abilities.)

Now would you like me to modify my former statement and write "I'd like to stress that if anyone's video playback is promblematic he or she should blame it on Aali's driver because he is willing to take responisibility"? Or has it yet become clear that the second sure-fire method of avoiding the video problems is to become a Codec Genius?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-06-04 22:01:42
You should tell me about it because the FFmpeg team does not support 3rd party applications in any way shape or form, so they will just shoot you down instantly if you come to them with problems that could be my fault.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-06-05 02:57:51
Well back on topic.. kinda.  Just bought Advent Children Complete and it looks PHENOMENAL.  Grimmy307, do you have it yet?  I think they also redid the scene with Sephiroth walking through flames... the fire looks different.
Unfortunately, no blu-ray capability on either of my computers  :-(
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2009-06-05 04:45:27
The hair in ACC looks all aliased. Other than that, yes, it looks PHENOMENAL. Or maybe PHEREMONAL.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-05 14:16:33
Obesebear, I do have ACC. Every  remade scene was remade again. When seph is in flames you can actually see the rubble in the fire.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-06-05 23:28:02
Yeah I was kind of afraid they were just releasing it to make more money but they obviously took a lot of time redoing a lot of scenes.  I was hoping to help with remaking the vids you uploaded, but like I said, no blu-ray on my computer  :cry:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-05 23:36:49
ACC is totally the sh!t on blu-ray. I will do new cuts from that source soon, but I won't start for at least two weeks. I  am pretty consumed with prp right now and want to make a few more models before I get back into editing.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2009-06-06 00:53:47
Is ACC Blu-Ray exclusive, or is there a DVD version also? Not a huge issue to me, since I have a PS3, but it'd suck if people who don't have blu-ray players couldn't watch this cut.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: musaru on 2009-06-07 03:05:53
Is ACC Blu-Ray exclusive, or is there a DVD version also? Not a huge issue to me, since I have a PS3, but it'd suck if people who don't have blu-ray players couldn't watch this cut.

From what i've seen and heard, it's only coming out on Blue-ray.

However.. I've also heard and seen that if people download a torrent or something, you can convert/watch it on a video player. Possibly burn it onto a DVD-Disc if you want (if conversion is possible)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-07 07:44:30
From what I hear, it has a totally different story and a totally ending that is far inferior to that of the original Advent Children. Is this true?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-07 14:57:15
No the story isn't totally different. It's Like the directors cut of AC. All the missing story pieces have been put back. The ending is pretty much the same just allot better. It is a great movie that makes watching the original kinda pointless.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2009-06-07 15:24:35
There's a bunch of short scenes (1-2 min) added, most of them about Denzel and Marlene. The last fight scene has a bunch of new shots, and ends completely differently, but the movie itself ends mostly the same after that fight.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-07 18:29:56
Whoa! It was all untrue!

Sometimes I can't believe how some people are capable of lying. You see, I was told a convincing story that the fight between Cloud and Sephiroth is totally different and ends differently; and that Cloud is killed but Aerith revives him in her church and then phones(!) everyone to come and see her power! I'm told that 30 minutes footage is added!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-06-07 20:00:32
30 minutes is about right.  And if I'm not mistaken, they also took the time to add english lip sync'ing to the new clips as well.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Opine on 2009-06-07 20:25:59
I hope they also fixed the captioning for the undubbed version. Cait Sith basically speaks gibberish in the original captions.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-07 20:27:04
Fleetcommand I don't think you were lied to that sounds kinda right. They added some to the end of Cloud and Sephs fight, but it isn't totally changed. Cloud still dies exactly like before. Then they add a scene of people getting a phone call to go to the church. Cloud is revived as before and the movie ends.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-10 11:15:55
(Hurrah! I can once again access this forum!)
Fleetcommand I don't think you were lied to that sounds kinda right. They added some to the end of Cloud and Sephs fight, but it isn't totally changed. Cloud still dies exactly like before. Then they add a scene of people getting a phone call to go to the church. Cloud is revived as before and the movie ends.
What? Have we actually seen the same AC? In the AC that I watched, (Japanese, DVD, Region 2), Cloud didn't die at all.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-06-10 16:44:21
(Hurrah! I can once again access this forum!)
Fleetcommand I don't think you were lied to that sounds kinda right. They added some to the end of Cloud and Sephs fight, but it isn't totally changed. Cloud still dies exactly like before. Then they add a scene of people getting a phone call to go to the church. Cloud is revived as before and the movie ends.
What? Have we actually seen the same AC? In the AC that I watched, (Japanese, DVD, Region 2), Cloud didn't die at all.

He dies when Yazoo and Loz create that explosion after he fought Sephiroth.  Aerith doesn't allow him to enter the lifestream, so he is reborn.  Also, I think Great Gospel revives downed allies
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-10 21:24:33
Bear thanks for spelling that out, for some reason I just didn't want to.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-11 06:04:37
Yes, I guess that's enough spoiling movies. ACC is surely an unsettling movie, in comparison to AC.

Anyways, good luck extracting clips. I think the 30 minutes additional footage should have some usable frames.

And by the way, what is the format of ACC movie on Blu-Ray? MPEG-4 or VC-1?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-15 07:52:07
Hey Grimmy, I've been away on vacation and wondering, how are things going with the cutscenes?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-17 16:54:46
Hellbringer: Honestly I got bored of Editing vids. I will probably do some ACC scenes, however not right now. I'm much more interested in models atm. Plus I'm trying to help out on the BC translation project.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-17 18:59:52
Ah alright, well no worries, we have all the HQ vids to work with for now.  :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-18 18:05:44
So, I understand you edit videos, grimmy307, don't you?

Please tell me: Is it possible to do something like adding a lightening-shaped tattoo on Cloud's forehead in videos or paint a logo or insignia on Highwind in FMVs? If yes, which programs can be used to do this? Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Prince Lex on 2009-06-18 18:29:36
So, I understand you edit videos, grimmy307, don't you?

Please tell me: Is it possible to do something like adding a lightening-shaped tattoo on Cloud's forehead in videos or paint a logo or insignia on Highwind in FMVs? If yes, which programs can be used to do this? Any advice would be appreciated.

Just out of interest, WHY do you want to do this?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-18 18:51:47
I use flash mx so doing that kind of addition would be possible but extremely difficult(even with flash cs4). Also matching the original lighting would be close to impossible. I'm sure there is software available to do those additions easily but I have no idea what they would be. I would expect that with adobe CS4(the full suite) you'd be able to do it fairly easily.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Fleet Command on 2009-06-18 20:07:36
I use flash mx so doing that kind of addition would be possible but extremely difficult(even with flash cs4).
Flash? :-o You mean the same program which creates Shockwave / Flash (.SWF/.FLA) contents? Wow! I'm intrigued! Actually, I expected anything (even Photoshop CS3 Extended) but not Flash.

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I guess Adobe CS4 pack can do it easily but I also expect that it'll cost a few million dollars or so.
Just out of interest, WHY do you want to do this?
I'm inspired by three things: Curiosity, curiosity and it-which-must-not-be-named that killed the cat. But if you don't believe me, you can safely presume that I'm trying to replace Cloud with Harry Potter and I'd like to replace Shin-ra insignia on Highwind with that of Lord Voldemort!!!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 17:04:19
Grimmy, do you know if there is a 1080p version of the FF7 tech demo? I was thinking i could help you out (with lots of tutoring..) with your HD videos
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-19 22:29:34
All the larger quality ps3 tech demos I've found have a logo on them somewhere. That is why my opening video reuses parts from Otikoshi's opening. If you don't mind the logos you can get them everywhere. I personally couldn't stand the logos.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 22:30:25
Neither can i, Plus i can't find anything in the 1080P area Or 720 for that matter :-(
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-19 22:44:58
I think this is about as good as you'll find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1)

Don't use a standard youtude downloader they usually default to the small vid. Use http watch to find the address for the video and save that.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 22:46:40
I think this is about as good as you'll find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1)

Don't use a standard youtude downloader they usually default to the small vid. Use http watch to find the address for the video and save that.

i didn't know youtube downloaders exsisted haha, could you forward me one?

Don't like that it says tech demo. But i guess it's the best i could do, Oh well. I'm probably only gonna that when your HD vids come out, Your current one is just fine :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Terid__K on 2009-06-19 22:49:30
I think this is about as good as you'll find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1)

Don't use a standard youtude downloader they usually default to the small vid. Use http watch to find the address for the video and save that.

i didn't know youtube downloaders exsisted haha, could you forward me one?

Like this (http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/)?

Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-19 22:52:33
Good find. I'll check it out later.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 22:52:53
Thanks :-D

Next up. good video editing software! Hopefully those aren't to pricey..
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Seifer Almasy on 2009-06-19 23:06:25
downloadhelper plugin for firefox is best I have seen, it gives you the option of the HQ ones too.

http://www.downloadhelper.net/
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 23:07:23
downloadhelper plugin for firefox is best I have seen, it gives you the option of the HQ ones too.

http://www.downloadhelper.net/

Thanks, but i have the video. Though since you have the editing software maybe you should have downloaded it haha. But i'm looking for some open sourced/freeware alternatives
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Seifer Almasy on 2009-06-19 23:21:22
That plugin is freeware for downloading youtube files.

As for free software, virtualdub is among the best  but it won't do absolutely everything.  Check it out:

http://www.virtualdub.org/

It can also have tons of filters added
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BlitzNCS on 2009-06-19 23:29:59
I think this is about as good as you'll find.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1)

...i'm 100% sure i've seen MUCH higher quality than that on the net.
i dont have a link, but im definate at least one exists.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-19 23:37:52
Neo your right I just needed an easy example, but honestly you would think a hd version of the demo would be much easier to find. Anyway my opening vid doesn't get it's meat by replicating the original, but by integrating the Crisis Core ending(so we get to hear Cloud speaking). Also the reason I wanted to do the Jenova scene.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-06-19 23:43:45
Reminds me, Grimmy, how did you rip the Crisis Core videos? I want the Angeal vs Sephiroth vs Genesis vid, But so far i'm having no luck extracting them :-(
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-06-20 00:21:21
Those vids where not ripped, but rather recorded by a dvr.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Masa-Buster on 2009-07-01 04:14:43
I don't understand how to install this. : :-( Do you replace the movie files that are on the CD?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-01 04:21:51
No, you need to move the movie files from every CD into a folder, and go into the registry and tell it where they are.

First you need to copy the files from the discs to your hard drive. i usually put it in the main FF7 directory in a folder called "Movies" and for the sake of this guide i will give the file path saying it is there. Next you need to to click on start and run (or just the search bar in Vista)

Then type regedit

navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > squaresoft, inc. > Final Fantasy VII (just click, don't expand)

under movie path you change it to the directory where your movies are. for this guide it is

C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\

NOTE: the final \ at the end, it is required, or it will not work!


After that copy over Grimmy's videos into the movie folder and you're good to go :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Masa-Buster on 2009-07-01 04:32:35
I've copied the movie files into D:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\movies  and set the MoviePath to D:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\movies\     but whenever I start a new game to test it the screen goes black until it "ends". Then I put in the the files to replace the edios and square logos, but then the whole things crashes. The patches I have installed are
YAMP, Saints Hi-Res, NPC reconstruction, APZCloud, and FF7Music.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-01 05:24:40
Ah, you need Aali's custom graphics driver to run Grimmy's HQ vids
http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8306.0
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Masa-Buster on 2009-07-01 23:36:00
Thanks a bunch! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Edit: One problem ; the sound is choppy. Anyway to fix that?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-07-02 01:38:38
Is sound choppy running hq or original quality vids. You can get audio sync troubles with hq vids. Try both, if the original quality plays without the audio troubles you should use a free video converter like SUPER and change it from 1280x960 to 960x720 or 720x640. If the audio is still choppy when using original quality vids then you got me. Good Luck.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Masa-Buster on 2009-07-02 04:32:20
CHoppyness went away when I started to use the HQ vids. But when I test it the sound is off for a few seconds then starts. For example when I tested the opening when cloud talks, You only hear it after the train stops.
Edit: Forget it I got it to load. Thanks for the help!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-02 04:36:55
Does it happen everytime? Sometimes i get that when i load, but usually it plays just fine.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: jldarkspider on 2009-07-10 22:03:11
im having trouble downloading ending 2 the 320*224 version
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-07-10 22:59:14
I downloaded it to check the link and it worked fine for me. I recommend that you keep trying.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: jldarkspider on 2009-07-11 03:14:59
k thanks
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-16 22:46:49
i am really quite impressed with these videos (especially the prelude), It mustve taken you quite a while to make some of these mustn't it ?
the only thing that looks out of place on these is the old video parts (i realize these need to be put in to make things look right like the train on the opening) but isnt there some way of making the transition between the new and old videos look better then suddenly cutting from one to another ?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Jamers on 2009-07-17 00:19:34
Wow, these are fantastic! Thanks so much!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-17 10:47:41
i have tried making the transaction between the new video and original video a bit smoother and i think it looks alright but i would like to ask for your opinion on the matter.
(its the last scene where it goes from the new video to the old train station video at around 1:48 the rest of the video is the exact)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyCDrRifHJk
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Prince Lex on 2009-07-17 13:57:18
Yeah that's looking better kranmer, the only criticism I can offer is that maybe it should fade to the view of Midgar at 1.36/1.37, rather than just cutting to it.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-17 18:01:53
Prince Lex - yeah that might make it look better, Without the original video i wouldnt be able to do it perfectly but i can do a alright fade (it glitches a little after the fade and this is to keep the video length, i can make it so it doesnt glitch after fade but the video would but shorter then the original by a few frames or if like i said above i had the original video i could use that instead of looping the video for the fade. (also i could always just add a few frames at the start of the video i suppose to keep the original amount of frames and use the current fade without the loop)
Anyway here is a quick draft of what i think you mean, if the fade happens to quick i can also slow it down if you think that would look better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTvC2p2x2g0
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Prince Lex on 2009-07-17 18:35:11
Yeah, that's much better, makes it feel a lot less cut up ^_^

Good job.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-17 18:35:50
Thats a very nice video, If only we could get an HD source of the movie Grimmy used. And make the original video (from FF7 not grimmy's) less crappy haha :-P
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-17 18:50:24
yeah a HD source would have been great but does one even exist ? (i have never seen one but i havent ever really searched that hard either so i have no idea if one exists or not) the highest res i have ever seen is 640x480 which i would guess was what grimmy used (a guess not a fact) for some parts of the video
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-17 19:07:14
I found one with an HD option on youtube from someone on these forums here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty99G7izOgs&hd=1

But it's the HD techdemo and Grimmy used the CrisisCore ending.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-07-17 22:03:57
Kranmer : I like the new transition. I actually reused the transition from otokoshi, so I never even took a crack at it.

As far as the quality vid I used, it was recorded by my dvr at 720x??? or 960x???. I'm unsure since the source video I have has been converted to 1280. I think the same vid can be found online with a little bit of searching.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-18 01:24:36
well i had a quick look but couldnt find any of the videos in HD (i only spent 20mins looking) so i decided to get the normal vidz then just upscale and see what happens and i am quite impressed with the results of how the original video can look when scaled up to 1280x960, i have uploaded them below incase anyone is interested (all in MP4 format to keep the quality high).
Also hellbringer is that video just a upscaled version or is it an original HD video ?


CC Ending Video upscaled to 1280x960 at 15fps
(no audio since it was ripped from .PMF)
http://www.mediafire.com/?wm1lag51yqn

Tech Demo Upscaled to 1280x960 at 15fps
http://www.mediafire.com/?zdkm1zzdhdm

Tech Demo Upscaled to 1280x960 at original 29fps
http://www.mediafire.com/?mb22tziqxzt
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-18 02:27:41
Kranmer: I do not know as it's not my video, It does however look better then an original so i believe it is an HD source.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-18 16:17:23
ok i have tried to remake grimmy's vid using the 3 vidz i uploaded before and grimmy's own video and here is the result (no sound yet since i used different parts i couldnt just use the original audio's so i will need to edit that it later)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUiGQVcqwwM
i only used the FF7 logo scene from grimmy's HD opening on that video the other parts are taken from the video's i uploaded earlyier today, there isnt much changes but there are a few small ones, the stars now dont flicker with artifacts, the zooming out from the clock now fades rather then switches, After cloud says his name and the train goes off if now fades to midgar without the glitch from before (in my previous version i mean) and i tried to make the fade to the original FF7 cutscene more natural but i still dont think it looks quite right.
Also grimmy what video source did you use for the FF7 logo part ? i havent seen it before and when i searched around the net i couldnt find anything like that either so i am just interested in what its from.
hellbringer616: i might PM the guy some time and ask him what his source was or maybe i will just leave a comment later asking if i remember.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-18 17:14:49
Grimmy used the Crisis core ending i believe, As thats where Cloud talks as well as it doesn't say tech demo
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-18 23:21:09
ok i have added audio this time but after i had uploaded it to youtube and to mediafire i noticed i had forgot to remove the letterbox before the end so i will have to go back and do that later, But the audio should be pretty much timed right to go with the video, the audio was taken from grimmy's HD opening and just reedited to fit with my opening (like rearranging the sound after the train goes past to make it fit with the shorter scene etc)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyl2zn4AwlA

Also the videos below are the same as above and have the letterbox all the way through the video, I have uploaded both Xvid and MP4 versions (i uploaded both because MP4 seems to give slightly better quality but i added the Xvid ones since MP4 isnt supported yet in game). I also experimented with a blur on the video on the Blured with audio links to see what happens but to be honest i didnt see much difference (on the text where cloud speaks i could but the rest of the video was pretty much the same) but if anyones interested take a look and if your not just ignore them.

Not blured With audio (MP4=58mb and Xvid=30mb)
Xvid+MP3-http://www.mediafire.com/?kf2trmhxtm4
or
MP4-http://www.mediafire.com/?amgdodydnlb

Blured with audio (MP4=58mb and Xvid=25mb)
Xvid+MP3-http://www.mediafire.com/?ymn2mmqaztm
or
MP4-http://www.mediafire.com/?l0oznyzrgom
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Curlyoxide on 2009-07-18 23:43:29
Excellent job! Having all these updates from these forums to inject into FF7 makes the PC version so superior to the PSX version its ridiculous lol. Can't wait for more  :mrgreen:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2009-07-23 04:50:44
Is anyone interested in really going all out for the intro? Now that we can play higher quality videos, I'm kinda excited about this. I'm fairly good with Meteor and can do away with the frame rate issue. I was thinking of having the intro play out like this:

PS3 demo intro with the new logo COMPLETELY up to when the train enters the station. No transition. The movie then hangs at the same frame where the train is completely stopped and the characters come out and knock the guards down. Barret comes out, waves to Cloud, and the movie cuts to PS3 demo Cloud jumping down off the train, swinging his sword, and the movie ends with his smirk and fades, leaving the player looking behind Cloud and ready to begin controlling him.

Alternatively, PS3 demo could go up until it stops at the reactor and fade away, leaving the background intact. Avalanche could come out and do their thing, wave to Cloud, and using one of the two unused movie codes, a completely new movie could be added showing Cloud jumping off the train.

I think the first method would look cleaner, even if it weren't as technically of a cool feat as the second. Besides, using the second method would free up the second extra movie so that, if wanted, yet another movie could be added to depict a cutscene in the game.



Another movie I intended on doing was the scene where Cloud escapes from the guards after the mission. When he jumps off the train, the movie could cut to Cloud jumping off the train from the PS3 demo, show the shot of him landing on the ground, but only enough so that you can't really discern the background, then cutting to the Crisis Core ending movie where Cloud is in a similar position kneeling on the train with his sword in front of him (making it look like he jumped onto the train and landed in this position). Cut to Cloud standing up on the train as it rides off into the distance, finally cutting back to the train wrapping around the pillars, where it ends.


I would do these things myself but I seem to have no luck editing videos and getting them to work properly. However, I'd be more than glad to help out anyone willing to really do the opening sequence justice.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2009-07-23 05:28:52
Frame rate issue? I was under the impression that 15 FPS is enough for these kind of videos. I could (fairly) easily add support for higher framerates for fixed-FPS content.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2009-07-23 05:46:42
It's more of a length constraint, seeing how you have to time everything just perfectly in order to make all field events happen as intended. Eventually, you're either raising the FPS to ridiculous amounts to squeeze it into a smaller time window or stretching it out to 10 to make it longer. As far as I know the engine itself can handle any FPS you feed it, but the field files count the frames in a movie and use that to determine it's length, in turn using that to dictate when the next events in the field script take place.

Edit - Well, technically it sets the amount of frames which can be changed in the field files to accommodate a smaller or larger movie. In this case, you'd probably want to extend the frames so the movie could be longer and at a much smoother 30 FPS. The results of too long of a movie are that field events take place earlier than they ought to. This is actually something I want to take advantage of for the intro, timing where the movie hangs to match up with where AVALANCHE comes out and knocks out the guards. This would have the effect of making the movie the background until after Cloud jumps down from the train, completely eliminating the transition from movie to background until a point it can be done much smoother.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-07-23 06:03:51
Another movie I intended on doing was the scene where Cloud escapes from the guards after the mission. When he jumps off the train, the movie could cut to Cloud jumping off the train from the PS3 demo, show the shot of him landing on the ground, but only enough so that you can't really discern the background, then cutting to the Crisis Core ending movie where Cloud is in a similar position kneeling on the train with his sword in front of him (making it look like he jumped onto the train and landed in this position). Cut to Cloud standing up on the train as it rides off into the distance, finally cutting back to the train wrapping around the pillars, where it ends.
Now this I like!  Anything to get rid of the horrible "chibi" model they used for the FMV, and if in the rights persons hands, ontrain.avi could look quite believable.
Frame rate issue? I was under the impression that 15 FPS is enough for these kind of videos. I could (fairly) easily add support for higher framerates for fixed-FPS content.
Please do.  There is such an obvious stutter in the opening video when it runs at 15fps instead of 30
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-07-23 06:21:02
This is exactly the kind of questions I PM'd you about a while ago Tsetra.  As I've seen your expertise with Meteor.  :wink:

I've been slowly, not much free time, been working on releasing a new opening video.  I've dug into the opening scene, md1stin if memory serves me, and have modified the scene for a bit more flexibility.  There is a loop within the scene which checks when the desired frame is reached, and the rest of the scene can continue. (Avalanche jump from train, chat, etc.)  Changing this value I was able to add other movies without the worry of the other scripted events.  I then removed something that has annoyed me about the first scene for ages, the 3d guards in the transition from video to game.  Personal preference of course, I never liked it.  Modified the script so they appear once Avalanche jump from the train.  I just felt that myself and others were shackled by those guards into using the same ending of the opening movie for our videos.

Well I'll be redoing my videos with the higher res sources I used a few years ago.  If anyone would have links to higher quality vids of either the tech demo or the sephiroth vid, shoot me a PM.  My source vids are good quality, but I'd rather just do this once with a very high quality source.

Excited to see any other flexibility you can give us with your driver Aali, keep up the great work on that.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-07-23 06:35:16
Ok this will be my last post for the night, lol.

Well I'll be redoing my videos with the higher res sources I used a few years ago.  If anyone would have links to higher quality vids of either the tech demo or the sephiroth vid, shoot me a PM.  My source vids are good quality, but I'd rather just do this once with a very high quality source.
The Advent Children Complete movie was converted to 720p and uploaded to a torrent somewhere on the internet so that DVD owners could also watch it.  It's only in Japanese, but for the Sephiroth scene that wouldn't really matter.  If 720p is good enough for you, I can try to find that torrent again and rip that section of video.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-23 06:38:37
What about a 1080p source? I'm planing on getting a blu-ray driver soon. So when i get that and ACC i could rip the video. maybe help out.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Nero on 2009-07-23 07:30:52
Here’s a link for an AC Complete torrent in both 720p and 1080p:
http://
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Otokoshi on 2009-07-23 08:31:52
Thank you to everyone that has responded, I do appreciate it.  I just ask any further help be in a form of a PM, as I don't wish to derail the topic or have others post something that may break the rules of the forum.

I do have AC ripped from my DVD copy, I'm not sure if there is a pressing need to go beyond that resolution.  I'll see how it looks and judge it from there.  I was more concerned with finding a high quality ps3 tech demo video.  My source that I used years ago was 640x480 if I remember right.  That's a huge improvement from my original resolution, but it would be nice to have something better.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2009-07-24 00:09:00
This is exactly the kind of questions I PM'd you about a while ago Tsetra.  As I've seen your expertise with Meteor.  :wink:

I apologize, I completely forgot about that until just now.You really gotta bug me with PMs or I'll forget as I'm not on here much anymore - demanding summer job. It sounds like you've tinkered with Meteor enough to do what was needed yourself? That's great, if so!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-29 21:59:28
ok i have been working most of the day on the tech demo, I have been croping, upscaling the video and now i am removing noise, color noise and removing by hand some of the really bad artifacts (well i mean each frame and i have to do it manually and not my actual hands but you get the idea)
here are some screenshots, The first screenshot is a picture from the original PS3 tech demo, The other 2 are different filters run on the video, I would like to ask for peoples opinions on which looks best if noone minds. Also you may notice on the first picture a giant black line and this is the artifact i am trying to remove which you should notice is gone on the filtered versions.

source
(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5592/sourcer.th.png) (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sourcer.png)

blur filter
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1269/blur.th.png) (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=blur.png)

sharp filter
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7056/sharp.th.png) (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sharp.png)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: seifertemp on 2009-07-29 22:39:00
Frame rate issue? I was under the impression that 15 FPS is enough for these kind of videos. I could (fairly) easily add support for higher framerates for fixed-FPS content.
No need when it comes to updating the fmv we already have.  Can't see why anyone would want 30fps ....


@ kramner.  Prob with that is, as you say it is from a recording.  I hope they release the full vid....  But even so, how would that meld onto the original FF7 background?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: titeguy3 on 2009-07-29 23:45:01
Kranmer, I think the blur filter looks alot better.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2009-07-30 01:04:48
The blur filter actually looks sharper than the sharp filter. wtf?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Prince Lex on 2009-07-30 01:06:38
I'd go for blur filter.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-07-30 02:23:19
With blur, you can tell the image has been blurred, but when the movie gets going I don't think anyone will notice.  Definitely blur filter!!

Frame rate issue? I was under the impression that 15 FPS is enough for these kind of videos. I could (fairly) easily add support for higher framerates for fixed-FPS content.
No need when it comes to updating the fmv we already have.  Can't see why anyone would want 30fps ....
For videos (like the PS3 opening) that were originally recorded at 30fps, there is an obvious difference between 15 and 30.  Same goes with the video Clover made.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-07-30 02:45:35
Blur v. Sharp - It will depend on type of display being used and personal preference. I like how sharp looks on my old tube tv and new plasma, but prefer blur on my pc monitor(videos only). It just comes down to who is playing what on what.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-30 15:52:31
ok then so i have tried the blured and made a first draft and uploaded it to youtube here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEQVrOIIOh0
i upscaled to 1280x720, Removed colour noise and remove some artifacts and a very small blur filter.
You will notice the removed colour noise more on the text at the end of the video and on the midgar zoomed out scene (compare it to the original if you have it).

Frame rate issue? I was under the impression that 15 FPS is enough for these kind of videos. I could (fairly) easily add support for higher framerates for fixed-FPS content.
No need when it comes to updating the fmv we already have.  Can't see why anyone would want 30fps ....


@ kramner.  Prob with that is, as you say it is from a recording.  I hope they release the full vid....  But even so, how would that meld onto the original FF7 background?

Well grimmy did a decent video with the tech vid and if their was a higher quality video it may be possible to make the video look better and to meld it to the original game all you need to do is fade to the correct train at the end of the sequance, Or eventually when/if Aali's tool can create new backgrounds we may be able to make the train scene like the one on the tech vid.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-07-30 16:15:40
I couldn't even tell it didn't belong to an HD source. Maybe it's cause i just woke up, But still fantastic job :D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: seifertemp on 2009-07-30 16:21:25
I suggest me and kramner do out own sets, he prefers blur, I prefer sharp.

Blurring something may get rid of more pixellation but you lose colour and you lose detail.  I don't personally feel that it is a good trade.   We can argue for days about this but in the end it isn't anyones fault, it is just what we are starting with is utter crap :(

On some videos there is more pixellation too, such as sephiroth at nibelheim and flames.   It seems the encoder they used for PSX was sh*t.

Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: titeguy3 on 2009-07-30 17:00:01
The TM20 codec wasn't exactly the creme of the crop.

That's why, though, we've got AC, CC, and Tech Demo clips  :lol:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: seifertemp on 2009-07-30 17:09:48
The TM20 codec wasn't exactly the creme of the crop.


They used that on the psx vids.  The psx vids are themselves encoded and poorly at 320*224....  so PC had a double compression hence being way worse than psx.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-07-30 17:13:25
yeah FF7 videos for their day where very good on PSX (i bought it back in 1997 on the PSX and i played it for months) i was stuned by the incredible graphics, i hadnt seen anything like it before, up till then i had only Ridge Racer, Battle arena toshinden, Bust a move 2 and a few other really bad PSX games but then FF7 came along and belw me away, now i dont feel this way for many reasons but mostly its because if you compare to graphics to new games the old FF7 movies suck but at the time they seemed good, But that was on the PSX. the PC movies have always looked bad to me (then again i got the PC version some years later so it could have been because of that) and like titeguy3 said the TM20 codec is/was bad even in its day it wasnt that great.
And yea the encoder for the PSX version wasnt very good looking at it from now but for its day it was proberly state of the art but now old STR files are really bad.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: seifertemp on 2009-07-30 17:21:02
Well, the reason the crap quality wasn't noticed earlier is because a TV shows the data differently (and they knew this when they made the format, they knew it would be reasonable enough for TV)....  it blends better and it will appear much better stretched than a PC monitor which is greater resolution at 800*600 than any normal pal or NTSC TV. pal=720*576 interlaced.

When it comes to PC the bare bare minimum these days is 800*600 to make it look good on high res monitors and 640*480 isn't terrible...

but 320*224 would never work on any monitor ever.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-18 15:02:35
ok i have added audio this time but after i had uploaded it to youtube and to mediafire i noticed i had forgot to remove the letterbox before the end so i will have to go back and do that later, But the audio should be pretty much timed right to go with the video, the audio was taken from grimmy's HD opening and just reedited to fit with my opening (like rearranging the sound after the train goes past to make it fit with the shorter scene etc)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyl2zn4AwlA

Also the videos below are the same as above and have the letterbox all the way through the video, I have uploaded both Xvid and MP4 versions (i uploaded both because MP4 seems to give slightly better quality but i added the Xvid ones since MP4 isnt supported yet in game). I also experimented with a blur on the video on the Blured with audio links to see what happens but to be honest i didnt see much difference (on the text where cloud speaks i could but the rest of the video was pretty much the same) but if anyones interested take a look and if your not just ignore them.

Not blured With audio (MP4=58mb and Xvid=30mb)
Xvid+MP3-http://www.mediafire.com/?kf2trmhxtm4
or
MP4-http://www.mediafire.com/?amgdodydnlb

Blured with audio (MP4=58mb and Xvid=25mb)
Xvid+MP3-http://www.mediafire.com/?ymn2mmqaztm
or
MP4-http://www.mediafire.com/?l0oznyzrgom


version mp4 not work  :? :? why?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-08-18 16:31:31
Do you mean why doesnt it work in game with Aali's Driver ? or do you mean the MP4 doesnt work in your player ?
The reason it doesnt work with Aali's driver is because H264 (and varients such as X264 etc) support is broken (or was last time i checked but i havent tried the latest driver so i am not sure), Aali is aware of the problem but i believe he isnt currently working on support for it since its a problem that very few people are having and to be honest i dont blame him since there is proberly far more important things to work on then support for 1 video format.
And if you ment it doesnt work in whatever player your trying yopu should make sure you can play H264 video with that player and you have the H264 codec installed.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-18 20:18:24
i have installed aali's drivers  :-(  i have proved video in vlc mediaplayer and mediaplayer classic function 100% in game no, why?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-08-18 20:36:41
well like i said MP4 doesnt work with or without Aali's driver. As it currently is MP4 isnt support thats why i uploaded both Xvid and MP4. Hopefully (with any luck) the problem will be fixed in the future but as it stands there is currently no way to get MP4 working in game
(well actually this is a lie it can work if you use 0.5 driver if the MP4 doesnt have AAC audio so for example if the MP4 used PCM audio instead it would work with Aali's Driver version 0.5,0.6,0.6.1 or 0.6.2 but after version 0.6.2 H264 video will not work)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-19 11:09:31
version xvid not fuction correctly, audio is not synchronized and video not fluid
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-08-20 19:35:27
sarbatur i have just rechecked the videos and the xvid ones seem to work fine for me both in game and in WMP and Media Player Classic. Have you tried playing it in a player to see if you get different results from playing it in FF7 ? And also did grimmy's video on the first page of this thread work alright for you ?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-22 19:25:53
i have played in WMP and Media Player Classic and function 100% in game not work :(
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-08-22 19:33:33
strange I have asked a few other people and they aint having problems, It may be somthing else. Do the ones by grimmy work fine for you on page 1 of this thread ?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: ambledhoh on 2009-08-23 01:04:30
anyone knows the name of the video with the ending credit????
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-08-23 01:22:01
Yeah I wanna know too.. :-D


Coz I'm thinking Grimmy could use the rolling end credits of FFVII AC in game.. I used the music though ( CALLING.mp3 )..Jap Rock!!!YEAHHH!!!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-23 08:19:59
strange I have asked a few other people and they aint having problems, It may be somthing else. Do the ones by grimmy work fine for you on page 1 of this thread ?
i have downloaded :(
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: ambledhoh on 2009-08-23 09:34:07
yes but i can find find anywere?...i mean the credit at the end of the game not the square logo...i have to replace same name at the end of the game...(exuse my english , im italian)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-23 13:02:58
yes but i can find find anywere?...i mean the credit at the end of the game not the square logo...i have to replace same name at the end of the game...(exuse my english , im italian)
hi!! im italian :) ciao amico
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-08-24 10:54:23
Try playing all of the movies in your media player perhaps?... :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sarbatur on 2009-08-25 16:00:33
alis driver and patch hi-res compratibily?? work only one... :?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-08-28 07:16:10
alis driver and patch hi-res compratibily?? work only one... :?


Aalis Custom Graphics Driver...Kicksss a**.... Get it?   Now play.... :-o*Gasp!*


What was that about?...huh?...That wasn't me I swear!! :?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Nero on 2009-08-30 18:34:22
Anyone seen this video of Aerith’s death? It would look really great if it could be added in the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4OAzP8_Xvk
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: titeguy3 on 2009-08-30 19:42:16
That just looks like a slightly updated version of one of the replacement FMV's that are already converted and available to be put in game.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: BlitzNCS on 2009-08-30 20:38:03
Perhaps you guys could contact This guy (http://forums.ffproject.net/showthread.php?t=3848&highlight=death+scene). Look's like he's pretty damn good Doing stuff like this, and if you're lucky, he might actually be interested in remaking more Cutscenes.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Nero on 2009-08-30 21:08:00
That just looks like a slightly updated version of one of the replacement FMV's that are already converted and available to be put in game.
Hmm. Yes you are right there’s already a version of it here. I haven’t checked the videos here for some time and the one I had downloaded was the original death in higher definition so when I stumbled upon this one on youtube I didn’t bother to take a look at the newest versions. I guess I should check a little bit of what is already available before I make such posts. :oops:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2009-08-30 22:23:11
Wow, is he actually remaking the scene properly?

That would be very nice; far better than watching what is basically a bunch of one-second videos stuck together.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-31 02:51:08
Perhaps you guys could contact This guy (http://forums.ffproject.net/showthread.php?t=3848&highlight=death+scene). Look's like he's pretty damn good Doing stuff like this, and if you're lucky, he might actually be interested in remaking more Cutscenes.

Has anyone contacted him? Would be awesome to have him working on this
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-08-31 02:53:59
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-31 02:54:46
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)

Why?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-31 03:00:46
fascinating, hard to tell if he'll be animating or just doing stills, but i was planning on eventually remaking a number of the FMVs with the battle models we're making (continuity ftw!) along with some nice shading and rendering techniques (so they dont look as bland) to get a complete makeover to the game (only thing left being backgrounds)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-31 03:03:33
fascinating, hard to tell if he'll be animating or just doing stills, but i was planning on eventually remaking a number of the FMVs with the battle models we're making (continuity ftw!) along with some nice shading and rendering techniques (so they dont look as bland) to get a complete makeover to the game (only thing left being backgrounds)

Backgrounds would take a long time
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-08-31 03:15:26
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)

Why?

Cause she was my second highest level (next to cloud) and i always used her, then she ran off like an idiot and got killed. I still have never forgiven her or her pixels...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2009-08-31 03:22:14
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)

Why?

Cause she was my second highest level (next to cloud) and i always used her, then she ran off like an idiot and got killed. I still have never forgiven her or her pixels...

Seems like misplaced blame to me. Shouldnt you hate the one who killed her?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2009-08-31 03:51:44
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)

Why?

Cause she was my second highest level (next to cloud) and i always used her, then she ran off like an idiot and got killed. I still have never forgiven her or her pixels...

Seems like misplaced blame to me. Shouldnt you hate the one who killed her?

Thats what square wants us to think !!!!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Nero on 2009-08-31 04:50:12
Holy.... Wow, just wow. that would be AWESOME if he did at (as it's my favorite scene as i HATE her...)

Why?

Cause she was my second highest level (next to cloud) and i always used her, then she ran off like an idiot and got killed. I still have never forgiven her or her pixels...

Seems like misplaced blame to me. Shouldnt you hate the one who killed her?
Yes that’s right, how can you hate poor Aerith (she is my second favorite character :cry:). It’s not like she wanted to be killed, not that I can hate Shephiroth either. In fact he is my favorite FF7 character. I mean he is the chosen one after all, isn’t he. :-D
But Cloud from the other hand, he killed Sephiroth (twice!). That’s just unforgivable. :x
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: V95 on 2009-08-31 17:30:43
Ugh, I'm interested in this but I can't seem to download from FileFront. Tried several times but still no avail. Not sure whether it's just my internet or that the server's at fault.

Is there any other ways to download, or probably a mirror link? kekes:D

Oh yea, and good job on these! I'd be expecting more great works from ya!
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-01 05:42:59
Yeah I saw the Video in you tube it looks great and everything..But in game it doesn't quite make my "head turn". I reverted back to the original avi..But I'm not saying this is not Good..It just doesn't feel right in the game..This is just me...I'm sorry for saying this though But I like the other HQ vids and those are really awesome scenes..But Aeris'th death remake..its not for me....


ANyway and Hopefully the ending credits could use a remake though...any chance this will be reality?...soon?....
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-16 15:06:39
it won't run in the game? why?

i need some freakin help here   :?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-17 03:40:15
Pls specify what vid did you use?.. Because the HQ vids need Aali's Custom driver and the latter uses some kind of codec from Indeo which ya need to download.

But I prefer using the Hq VIDS because its much more..nice. :-D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-17 04:33:15
the one with the higher resolution, all i see is black

i've already installed klite codec pack
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-17 04:58:12
did ya try playing it in your Movie PLayer?...WMP, Winamp, MPC or anything?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-18 06:51:33
yup2x
i can see the video when i'm playing it in wmp,km player and all kinds of player, in short it's working

but whenever i start the freakin game and press "new game" in the menu all i see is black :|
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-18 10:00:02
You should install FFVII music MOD and send us your app.log so we may detect the prob....
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2009-09-18 14:45:53
Aali's driver has the app log, not the music.

i assume you have all your videos placed in a directory called "movies" in your FF7 directory for this.

first did you edit the registry to change the file path of your movies? if so it should look (if it's called 'movies') EXACTLY like this

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Square Soft, Inc. > Final Fantasy VII

then you find Movie and put this in "C:\Program Files\Square Soft, Inc\Final Fantasy VII\Movies\" note the last \ at the end, it is required or it will not work.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-18 15:13:23
well the app.log file thingy is empty

and i've already done what you said hellbringer, and it didn't work.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Harruzame on 2009-09-19 04:25:58
@hellbringer

Oh sorry my bad..

@evan

You should change it using the regedit and not just type the address on the address bar..Be sure ya did that...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-09-19 07:04:07
@evan17lee let me guess are you using vista or windows 7 ?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-19 18:32:45
windows xp service pack 2... why?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-09-19 22:09:53
thats strange then. the App.log should not be empty (i thought you might be on vista since it uses UAC it often saves the app.log into a different folder but XP doesnt so thats that idea out of the window).
Are you sure Aali's driver is working on your computer ?
you could try editing the CFG file in Aali's driver to make the game run in a window to make sure its working ? and if it isnt try clicking on the registry entry that comes with Aali's Driver and make sure you enter it into the registry.
Also double check you are using the offical 1.2 FF7 EXE patch and NOT any other EXE since the original games EXE doesnt work with Aali's driver and make 100% sure you are not using thr 1.4 unoffical patch since thats another problem altogether.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-20 04:06:33
i patch it with 1.2.. but i can't make it work in window mode...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2009-09-20 07:27:29
ok then since your on XP SP2 lets see if your registry is correct. First click on START (or whatever it is you have for a startmenu) then click RUN
In the RUN window type
REGEDIT
click OK
in the new window that appears click the little + next to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Then the + next to
SOFTWARE
then the + next to
Square Soft, Inc.
then the + next to
FINAL FANTASY VII
then the + next to
1.00
Then you need to click on the folder called graphics
Now a list of things should appear in the right box.
And look at what the entry that is
DRIVERPATH
and it should say
ff7_opengl.fgd


If it does say ff7_opengl.fgd i am not sure whats wrong but if it doesnt say that then you have installed Aali's Driver correctly and i will try to help further.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Evan Lee on 2009-09-23 13:23:54
it says ff7_opengl.fgd..
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: death_gigas on 2009-09-24 07:35:57
mr grimmy can u give me the step by step procedure regarding in Replacement  of FMVs for FFVII ,,,,, hopefuly the easy way, thnx.....
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2009-09-24 17:37:24
This is the best step by step guide to play fmv's from the hard drive.

http://ff7-universe.com/Downloads/FF7Movietweak.txt

To use my replacement vids just replace the old ones with mine. Make sure the names are exactly the same. You must be using Aali's custom driver to use the Higher Quality vids.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: death_gigas on 2009-09-25 00:22:57
tnx.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: V95 on 2009-11-18 16:46:01
Firstly, I apologise for digging up a thread that has been inactive for quite some time.

May I ask if these FMVs will still be re-uploaded in 1280x960 like you claimed? Some of the FMVs here looks decent and I'm quite interested to have them ingame. I had already downloaded a few (despite wanting all, alas FileFront had had it's problem too), tested them but I thought the quality could be of much better. So I was curious about the status.

Also, is it so that the 'Opening Credits' and 'Prelude' both have the credit words? It would look weird IMO, because of the 2 occurence and repeatency. Alas if this thread is no longer under developement I shall once again apologise.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2009-11-18 16:55:30
I don't remember what came of it, but.... I know Grimmy released a different prelude and was looking in to replacing the scrolling text with pictures or something else.  I think it has its own thread, but you'd have to do some searching.

As for higher def.. I actually just asked him last night but he is currently preoccupied with other projects  :|   

Of course you could always make them yourself :-)   The problem is Aali's driver doesn't currently support H264, so larger resolutions mean much larger file size for now.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: drfeelgud88 on 2009-11-18 17:26:27
For some reason, my comp doesn't let me view these FMVs.  :|
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: V95 on 2009-11-19 04:34:46
I don't remember what came of it, but.... I know Grimmy released a different prelude and was looking in to replacing the scrolling text with pictures or something else.  I think it has its own thread, but you'd have to do some searching.

My bad, I just realise the 'Prelude' in this thread no longer had the credit words. It's replaced with pictures already xD and no need to search for a new thread I guess.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-03-05 05:08:25
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 60 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Thank you warning, but yes, I would still like to reply.

So apparently the driver now supports h.264 and aac.  I still have Clover's video (480p  :( ).  Now, Ill probably download Advent Children Complete on Blu Ray, because I don't have a Blu Ray player on my PC, and convert the Sephiroth in flames scene... along with a few others maybe.

My question now is... What resolution do we want to put these videos at?  I was going to say 1280x720.   Or is this too small?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Immortal Damyn on 2010-03-05 05:25:55
I wish that was too small for my screen xD highest i get to is 1280x800
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: KnifeTheSky77 on 2010-03-05 05:44:58
1080p for me, then again I already have advent children complete on my hd so i could just do it myself  ;D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-03-05 05:59:10
1080p for me, then again I already have advent children complete on my hd so i could just do it myself  ;D

Please do, it will take me forever to download this thing.
I wish that was too small for my screen xD highest i get to is 1280x800
I'll take that as a vote for 720


Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-05 11:29:51
if you notice the videos them self are not actually in full screen. they are partly cropped. I'm not sure how many pixals will need be removed though :/
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kudistos Megistos on 2010-03-05 21:10:25
So, if scenes are being ripped from AC, what do we do about the aspect ratio?

AC is 16:9 and FF7 is 4:3 (well, not exactly). The videos will either be squashed and stretched or they will be letterboxed (and since FF7 is pillarboxed on widescreen monitors, does that mean the videos will be windowboxed?)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Covarr on 2010-03-05 22:40:09
So, if scenes are being ripped from AC, what do we do about the aspect ratio?

AC is 16:9 and FF7 is 4:3 (well, not exactly). The videos will either be squashed and stretched or they will be letterboxed (and since FF7 is pillarboxed on widescreen monitors, does that mean the videos will be windowboxed?)
Or they will be cropped.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-05 22:59:32
the original scenes are letter boxed. remember that.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-03-06 01:51:25
Everything about this game is being updated.  Graphics, models, backgrounds, music.. everything.  If a remake were to be done by SE today the system requirements would be decently high. And since 16 x 9 is now the most common screen size for new monitors and TVs, it seems only fitting that these videos be made 16x9 where possible.
Aali has a lot of control over the game with his driver, and I'm fairly sure he mentioned widescreen being possible (at least in battle... maybe the field too if we can find a way to move away from flat backgrounds)

Is everyone agreed on 1280x768?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-06 02:01:32
Render widescreen backgrounds if we remake them. well WHEN, though that may be hard to do..
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: agentghost on 2010-03-09 17:21:05
the best thing to do for this is:

1. emulate the PSX version at hi res and capture all the needed video.

2. rip the FMV from psx version

why psx version u ask?  b/c unllike the PC version, all the psx version are not pre-encoded and can be scaled at hi res in emulator.

how do u capture those scene u want? easy, just use savegames and editor to get to them

how do u replace those FMV for the pc version?  go inside ur cd, u will see that all the FMV are placed nicely as AVI format inside the FMV folder
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-09 17:33:58
Maybe i'm wrong.. But i'm pretty sure PSX videos don't scale in an emulator. at least not in legend of legaia or Legend of Dragoon
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: agentghost on 2010-03-09 17:44:28
Maybe i'm wrong.. But i'm pretty sure PSX videos don't scale in an emulator. at least not in legend of legaia or Legend of Dragoon

Legend of Dragoon is pre-encoded.. hence it is pixelated.

you could try FF7 on emulator and see for urself  :-D WAY NICER than the PC FMV  :wink:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-09 19:07:05
the PSX videos are way nicer be default. check out my thread in tech related and you'll see a side by side
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: darkken on 2010-03-14 20:41:28
I was working on this for a bit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nXE1-5ky8M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nXE1-5ky8M)

A bit bored of it right now, so just throwing up what I have so far.
Won't ever be HD unfortunately.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2010-03-14 20:54:45
Use advent children complete footage, then it will be up to HD no problem ;D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Cloud1000 on 2010-03-25 16:49:32
sorry for necro but I think this thread deserves some attention.

I was wondering if someone has made a newer version of the FMVs. A HD quality one or similiar?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-03-25 17:10:56
psx videos in tech-related.  Though these are the only ones usable/uploaded atm
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Cloud1000 on 2010-03-25 17:33:20
are they much better quality? I dunno how to install them :s
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Jaitsu on 2010-03-26 16:03:34
these are absolutely awesome, however, when i run them, i seem to be having ever such slight issues with the sound (such as the opening video in a new game with aeris, in which i can here a very light clicking behind the music and the music clips every so often)

is this to be expected?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-20 04:33:34
me and obesebear will be working on this soon for H.264 using super resolution technique.  This is about as good as it gets folks..)

http://break-off.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=4119&p=64663#p64663

Example there of before and after.

I am aware some people use blur filters but I have been doing a lot of testing and realise that if you do blur sure some of it seems to be easier on the eye but you lose a lot of quality and it becomes worthless bothering to do the project.

I think this is pretty much as far as it can go, and I mean look at what we are doing here:  Upscaling 400%....from a measly 320*224.

My cousin has a saying:

You can't polish a Turd.

Well, we are trying...
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2010-04-20 04:44:33
You may wish to inform your cousin of this little nugget of information.

http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/strategies/how-to-polish-a-turd/ (http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/strategies/how-to-polish-a-turd/)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-20 04:48:53
 :lol:
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Timber on 2010-04-20 13:59:21
me and obesebear will be working on this soon for H.264 using super resolution technique.  This is about as good as it gets folks..)

http://break-off.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=4119&p=64663#p64663

Example there of before and after.

I am aware some people use blur filters but I have been doing a lot of testing and realise that if you do blur sure some of it seems to be easier on the eye but you lose a lot of quality and it becomes worthless bothering to do the project.

I think this is pretty much as far as it can go, and I mean look at what we are doing here:  Upscaling 400%....from a measly 320*224.

My cousin has a saying:

You can't polish a Turd.

Well, we are trying...

Cool, looking forward to it. My eyes hurt every time I go to the Gold Saucer lol.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-20 17:11:01
I am doing a lot of testing and seems super high res isnt worth it overall.  I am now using a plugin that cleans up noise and artifacts inside vegas...

Will let you know how I get on
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-04-20 19:50:41
Quote from: Colonel Ramsay
d. PsxMC to extract FMV from PSX discs (mov and str files) to Lagarith AVI

Might I recommend using jPSXdec instead. Besides actually getting the color output correct, its saving of a YV12 AVI has some nice quality advantages in VirtualDub (which can then be encoded as Lagarith AVI).

(http://sites.google.com/site/lainpsxfiles/a/jPSXdec-PsxMC-compare_f01.png)(http://sites.google.com/site/lainpsxfiles/a/jPSXdec-PsxMC-compare_f02.png)

I'm cleaning up jPSXdec for the next test release which will fix the AVI YV12 output to look as good as above.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-21 01:37:48
hmm so psxmc doesn't?  I thought it looked weird!  Are you the author of it?

--edit

yeah this is more like it.  You were totally right.  PSXMC does not get the colour right, I knew it looked washed out but I figured the developers had added a filter to the PC version...now I see it is because of psxmc....

Thanks for that, my friend.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-21 04:00:50
2 things...

1. it doesn't seem to detect the frame rate properly (15fps) and therefore in an editor this poses a problem.

2.  Is there anything that can be done about this pixellation effect:

https://doc-00-74-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/secure/rb76hs62dof3nkvdingba5cedl9ltjag/ck3vnq1crc3o9pu0su2lvul2n9bfv6bu/1271721600000/00779272082797560353/*/0B1JH_wU1qqN4ODIwZTVlM2YtYTAyMi00MGI5LTlhYWYtYzJjNTI2OTVkZTZh

The mosaic kind of pattern?

Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-04-21 05:40:04
2 things...

1. it doesn't seem to detect the frame rate properly (15fps) and therefore in an editor this poses a problem.

2.  Is there anything that can be done about this pixellation effect:

https://doc-00-74-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/secure/rb76hs62dof3nkvdingba5cedl9ltjag/ck3vnq1crc3o9pu0su2lvul2n9bfv6bu/1271721600000/00779272082797560353/*/0B1JH_wU1qqN4ODIwZTVlM2YtYTAyMi00MGI5LTlhYWYtYzJjNTI2OTVkZTZh

The mosaic kind of pattern?

1. The frame rate detection is also fixed and will be part of the next version. However, the PSX version seems to have movies with a 15000/1001 frame rate. What is the exact frame rate and audio sample rate for the PC version of FF7 movies?
2. Is that image from PsxMC? Here is what the next version of jPSXdec will output. Hopefully it's more of what you're looking for.
(http://sites.google.com/site/lainpsxfiles/a/FF7disc1-Opening-jpsxdec-f848-high-yv12.png)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-21 06:19:40
I think the reason for pixellation is simply that the source video is crap. So it probably isn't your issue.  

psx video is

15 fps.  If you tell it to output to that, it should be perfect.  It really is exactly 15 frames to 1 second of footage.

The sample rate of the playstation (in case of FF7 and a lot of psx vids if I recall) is 16 bit stereo 37800 Hz

PC is also 15.000 fps.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-04-25 05:06:33
psx video is

15 fps.  If you tell it to output to that, it should be perfect.  It really is exactly 15 frames to 1 second of footage.

The sample rate of the playstation (in case of FF7 and a lot of psx vids if I recall) is 16 bit stereo 37800 Hz

I really wish it was exactly 15 fps, that would have saved me many hours of annoyance (http://jpsxdec.blogspot.com/2008/02/amalgamation.html#blk20080202).

PC is also 15.000 fps.

Thanks for letting me know the PC fps. What is the PC audio rate?

So the new version of jPSXdec is available (http://kenai.com/projects/jpsxdec/pages/Home). The GUI has been removed in the newer versions (until features are more finalized). The command-line commands you will need are, first, building an index of the media on the disc.
Code: [Select]
java -jar jpsxdec.jar ff7disc1.bin -index ff7disc1.idxSince you want 15 fps, you can change it in the final AVIs, or you can edit the index file. Search for all instances of "1001/100" and replace them with "10/1".

Then make sure you have a couple gigs of space to dump all the movies in the highest quality available.
Code: [Select]
java -jar jpsxdec.jar ff7disc1.bin -index ff7disc1.idx -a video -quality high -vf avi:yuv
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-25 06:12:21
PC sample rate isn't really important as this is PSX and should be kept to 37800 Hz

Any case PC is 22050 Hz, 2 channels, PCM

Also I don't understand what you mean by a non 15 fps...I would have thought, given PC is also exactly 15.000 that so would PSX.  When I match it up it does run with 15 frames a second...you can't have 0.1 of a frame or anything else, it is an absolute value.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2010-04-25 06:28:16
No but you can have a 0.1 of a second
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-04-25 11:46:44
Yes but if you fix the frame rate the time rate is also fixed....
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-01 00:55:56
m35, I exported with highest settings to yuv, and this file wouldn't load in Sony Vegas?  What about exporting to bitmap images again?  Isn't that also uncompressed and top quality?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-01 07:49:25
m35, I exported with highest settings to yuv, and this file wouldn't load in Sony Vegas?  What about exporting to bitmap images again?  Isn't that also uncompressed and top quality?
Are you serious? Sony Vegas doesn't support YV12 color space (http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/285386-Sony-Vegas-YV12-colorspace)? That's very disappointing, and now I'm not sure what to suggest.

* Pretty much every good codec (e.g. h.264, xvid, etc.) ultimately wants the video data in a YUV color space. The video data from the PSX disc is already in a YUV color space so I hoped to skip the intermediate RGB step altogether.
* Additionally, I recommended using jPSXdec YUV export because jPSXdec can only perform a very mechanical YUV->RGB conversion, so the quality suffers. Skipping that step saves us from that degradation as well.
* Finally, converting the jPSXdec YUV export to RGB using another program also degrades quality because the YV12 YUV color space is smaller than the RGB color space, so color information is lost in the conversion.

If you need the best quality RGB, it's, well...not available yet. I didn't think I would have to tackle smarter YUV->RGB conversion in jPSXdec because I assumed the simple YUV export would be good enough. But now it seems there are cases where RGB is still necessary. I'll add it to the TODO list, but can't say when or if will be implemented.

The only option right now might be to use another program that can work with YV12 color space.


Note: I'm somewhat of a videophile. There's a chance no one would even notice the degradation of qualities identified above. Try them out. Maybe it will be good enough after all.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aurangzeb56 on 2010-05-01 18:29:29
So,guys can anyone tell me that how can i replace the HD cut-scenes with the FFVII movies??
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-01 18:56:17
Note: I'm somewhat of a videophile. There's a chance no one would even notice the degradation of qualities identified above. Try them out. Maybe it will be good enough after all.

I will wait until you have implemented it :)  I want to start the conversion of these movies with the best possible quality :)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kranmer on 2010-05-01 23:50:22
just wanted to let you know that sony vegas can play YUV format, i installed win7 evaluation onto my VirtualBox and then the trial of sony vegas and then ran jPSXdec and encoded the videos to AVI then tried to open them in sony vegas and they only opened as sound files, then i installed k-lite mega codec 590 (the latest at the time i am writing this) and then tried again and it worked. So basicly just install the right codecs and it should work (i thought vegas used its own codecs but i guess i was wrong, maybe thats only for encoding and not decoding).

Also a few of the videos are encoded at way above 15.000fps, for example the video SMK from FF7 is outputed to 18.750fps.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-02 01:57:31
just wanted to let you know that sony vegas can play YUV format, i installed win7 evaluation onto my VirtualBox and then the trial of sony vegas and then ran jPSXdec and encoded the videos to AVI then tried to open them in sony vegas and they only opened as sound files, then i installed k-lite mega codec 590 (the latest at the time i am writing this) and then tried again and it worked. So basicly just install the right codecs and it should work (i thought vegas used its own codecs but i guess i was wrong, maybe thats only for encoding and not decoding).

The videophile in me is suspicious because it's probably just converting to RGB in the background for Sony Vegas. But I could be wrong, and like I said, it may be fine for people who aren't crazy like me. ;)

Also a few of the videos are encoded at way above 15.000fps, for example the video SMK from FF7 is outputed to 18.750fps.

That is correct. There is at least one video on PSX FF7 that doesn't have the 15 (or the NTSC-like variant 15000/1001) fps rate, but is instead 18.75fps.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-02 03:46:51
They are ALL 15 fps.  Even if they aren't reported as it by whatever means you are using.  Every single ff7 video is 15 fps.

They all play at 15 frames in 1 second.  The PSX was designed to play at 15 and 30.

I would prefer somehow you just tell the media file what to use or allow us to set it, because otherwie it means us having to change the header manually.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-02 08:01:42
They are ALL 15 fps.  Even if they aren't reported as it by whatever means you are using.  Every single ff7 video is 15 fps.

They all play at 15 frames in 1 second.  The PSX was designed to play at 15 and 30.

Oh really (http://www.console-power.com/post33001.html#p33001)? ;)  Sorry my friend, but the last 3 years (http://code.google.com/p/jpsxdec/downloads/detail?name=PlayStation1_STR_format0-58.txt&can=2&q=) working on jPSXdec have led me to conclude otherwise (http://kenai.com/projects/jpsxdec/sources/svn/content/trunk/src/jpsxdec/modules/psx/str/fps/STRFrameRateCalc.java?rev=37). Try Tekken 3 in PSmplay for yourself if you don't believe me (20fps movies). jPSXdec just reports what is on the disc. If you have any technical information about this topic, I would certainly be interested in it.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-02 09:37:01
Well I do know 1 thing.  FF7 are all 15 fps, and if your program cannot differentiate simply give us the option to manually enter it.

There is no such thing as .83 of a frame a second.

http://forum.digital-digest.com/showthread.php?t=17898
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-05-02 12:39:24
Now I know nothing of this stuff from a technical standpoint.  But I do know that the program SUPER allows for 5.994, 11.988 14.985, 23.976, and 29.97 fps.   So however it works, fractions of a fps is possible.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-02 22:18:25
Ok I admit, I was wrong on this, I should know better than that as I do video edit and I know full well that NTSC is 29.97 so why I said that is anyone's guess... (still notice though that it was intended to be 30 and was reduced slightly for techincal reasons).  But I have been diverted here.,

The PC movies are all 15.000 fps as far as I can see.  And 15 fps is the correct playback rate.  I can't see any evidence that they are meant to be played at 18.93 or 14 or changing from place to place.

boogdown.avi = 15.000fps

canonht0.avi = 15.000 fps

opening.avi = 15.000 fps.

All of these movies are running at 15fps which is a standard frame rate for animation.

If you look at the standards:

Animation: 15fps
Movie 24 fps
Pal 25 FPS
NTSC: 29.97
HD: 50, 60 (or very close once again for NTSC)

None of these are whacky 18.34 or changing from place to place.  There simply is no way the creators decided to use different frame rates for these movies, and even if they did the PC itself uses 15.000 regardless and that seems to work fine.  I don't think you can get away with changing that anyway, the movies won't run properly otherwise.






Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: sl1982 on 2010-05-02 22:40:37
Most frame rates are based on a number/1.001

ie 24fps is actually 23.976

No idea if this applies to the fmv's or not. If it does it would be 14.985
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-02 22:42:56
The problem is that the FMV in PC are all set to 15 regardless....if that is so, wouldnt that pose a problem in using that frame rate inside PC?  And that difference is too small for the human eye even notice, so why not just leave at 15?

And wouldn't the audio go out of sync?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_rate

and it seems most are definately set to whole numbers, with some changing for NTSC or certain cameras.

Pal seems to be 25 and 50 spot on.  

Quote
When transferred to NTSC television, the rate is effectively slowed to 23.976 frame/s, and when transferred to PAL or SECAM it is sped up to 25 frame/s

originally is it shot at 24
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-05 16:50:08
Well, yv12 is a colour space, and I had to install divx to get that working properly...

Any case, I am just waiting now to see if this latest FMV extract program is going to get better in the coming revisions with regards to quality...

I don't want to start extracting and encoding only to find it could have been even better :)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-07 04:49:11
Any case, I am just waiting now to see if this latest FMV extract program is going to get better in the coming revisions with regards to quality...

I don't want to start extracting and encoding only to find it could have been even better :)

I've spent the last week looking very closely at colors and how they should be handled. It is very complicated, and there won't be any useful update to jPSXdec for some months.

I really need a used, early generation (darker gray color) PlayStation, along with an Action Replay or Gameshark that plugs into the debug port. That will give me the critical information I need to continue.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Colonel Ramsay on 2010-05-07 05:49:46
So only colour could be improved?

Therw ill be no improvements to anything else?  I can deal with that....I am not fussed wrangling over a small difference in colour.

I may wait though until there is an option to choose frame rate, and a GUI again rather than command line.  If the quality is likely to remain mostly unchanged, I may go ahead and start converting.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-12 23:29:02
Any case, I am just waiting now to see if this latest FMV extract program is going to get better in the coming revisions with regards to quality...

I don't want to start extracting and encoding only to find it could have been even better :)

I've spent the last week looking very closely at colors and how they should be handled. It is very complicated, and there won't be any useful update to jPSXdec for some months.

I really need a used, early generation (darker gray color) PlayStation, along with an Action Replay or Gameshark that plugs into the debug port. That will give me the critical information I need to continue.
It would be really hard to find that PlayStation because it is the oldest version. But if you have the money try Ebay.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-13 20:39:26
So only colour could be improved?

Therw ill be no improvements to anything else?  I can deal with that....I am not fussed wrangling over a small difference in colour.

I may wait though until there is an option to choose frame rate, and a GUI again rather than command line.  If the quality is likely to remain mostly unchanged, I may go ahead and start converting.

I find it interesting that the PC and PSX versions use different frame rates. I would be interested in learning why the developers chose to do that. The frame rate you want to use in your re-encoding efforts is up to you. I don't assume to know all the details about what you have to do for that task.

I appreciate your jPSXdec feature request (I can count on one hand the number of feature requests I've received), but allowing the user to specify a frame rate that is different from what is on the disc is something I see no demand for beyond your one case. Additionally, jPSXdec will know the PSX frame rate better than the user (in fact, now jPSXdec usually does a better job of it than even I can do by hand), so I don't want to introduce a feature that will most likely just shoot the user in the foot.

In the extremely rare case someone else needs to change the frame rate, there are plenty of other programs out there that can do it (like VirtualDub). In your case, the trick I suggested to search-and-replace in the index files will actually be much easier and faster than having to manually specify the frame rate of every single movie using any GUI, whether jPSXdec or VirtualDub.

Right now perfecting the colors is my top priority, but I can't promise you will see very noticeable improvement. I've also made a little progress on the new GUI, but it's not much a priority since theoretically anyone with Java programming skills could help with that.

I really need a used, early generation (darker gray color) PlayStation, along with an Action Replay or Gameshark that plugs into the debug port. That will give me the critical information I need to continue.
It would be really hard to find that PlayStation because it is the oldest version. But if you have the money try Ebay.

I saw exactly what I wanted on Craigslist a month ago, but it's gone now :(  I keep hoping something will pop up again.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-14 18:55:48
yes but what you have to understand is the speed it plays at on your TV when you play FF7 on a playstation is the exact same speed as it plays on PC with monitor.

I know that the frame rates of these videos report differently, but the fact is they really do play perfectly at 15 fps, and if it is anything different on the pc version they simply will not play correctly as the video length will be altered.  The PC works properly by having the correct frame rate.  If the opening movie is 17 fps, it will not line up correctly with the music or with the transition back to the 2D game.

15 fps is definately the correct frame rate for the PC, regardless of what those videos report.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-05-15 01:39:18
I still don't understand the problem.  The first post in this thread has altered FMV's that play just fine.  And Aali's driver can play videos over 15 fps (depending on resolution).  So whether or not it's right or wrong, I really don't see the big deal about 2 extra frames per second, or even 15 extra.  It will just look better
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-15 03:44:03
Let me clarify that I think replacing the PC FF7 videos is a great idea. I applaud the work of the people trying for the best quality, and I hope my support might help with that.

It sounds like the PC version really needs the videos to be 15fps. If that is the case, then I think the videos on the PC should be 15fps. I don't think this would reduce the quality of the PC version at all. I hope we can agree on this.


What I am having an issue about is the claim that all FF7 PSX videos must also be 15fps. I initially brushed off this idea by simply pointing people at all the research and documentation (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8414.msg135435#msg135435) I've studied for years. Yet for some reason people are still emphatically asserting this bizarre notion, while never supplying any empirical evidence.

I have put a great deal of work into understanding these things so jPSXdec could be the best tool out there. People continuing to stress the PSX 15fps claim are indirectly suggesting that jPSXdec is somehow not getting it right, which undermines the programs credibility. As such, I would like to defend it.

The method one uses to determine if a PSX movie is 15fps, 20fps or 30fps is the same method I used to determine the 15.000/1.001fps and 18.75fps. While I have supplied all the related documentation, I get the feeling people haven't read any of it. Please do. But if that isn't convincing, here is an example: put the final PSX FF7 movie in VirtualDub and tell it to adjust the frame rate to match the audio length. The resulting frame rate is even less than 15.000/1.001. If you try to play the whole thing at exactly 15fps, you might notice the audio become out of sync a tiny bit toward the end.

I would appreciate it if people would stop presuming you know so much about the PSX frame rate without providing any evidence of it. If you do have any evidence you can share, I would be happy to consider it. For example, you might consider the following:

How did you determine the exact PSX fps on the TV? Do the frame counts of all the PC movies match the PSX? Have you compared the PSX and PC movies frame-by-frame? Clearly the audio sample rate is different between the PSX and PC. Have you compared the audio duration between the two? Do the equivalent audio clips line up?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-15 16:50:12
I still don't understand the problem.  The first post in this thread has altered FMV's that play just fine.  And Aali's driver can play videos over 15 fps (depending on resolution).  So whether or not it's right or wrong, I really don't see the big deal about 2 extra frames per second, or even 15 extra.  It will just look better

Those from the first thread are all at 15 fps aren't they? I know that psmplay and all the others I have used convert to this frame rate and it seems to work perfectly.

and as I have said, since people will be using this program primarily to use on the PC and inside ff7 PC, I do not see the issue in allowing people to manually assign the frame rate of 15 fps as these other programs do...and which the ff7 PC programmers themselves used.  I mean are we actually saying here that they used 15 fps for nothing on all these video's inside the PC version?

The alternative is simply downloading a program and manually changing it which just adds to the work load.  Anyway, this is a cool program and a step in the right direction.  I won't bring this up again , it is a small point anyway :)

Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-05-15 20:25:16
Those from the first thread are all at 15 fps aren't they?
Honestly I don't know anymore.
But I do know that my nivlsfs video runs (albeit choppily) at 23.976 fps just as long as I keep the resolution low.  Once Aali figures out a better way to decode these videos it will work just fine in HD.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-15 22:31:38
I tried increasing some of the videos which are 320x224 to 1280x960 and they still run good with 15 fps but when I increased the frame rate the game will just skip the video because of Aali's driver. So why is it that can't go higher??
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-15 22:59:24
because, as I have been saying, the frame rate PC uses is 15 and when you try to go against that there will be a change to the length of the video file.  When I did some tests before there were strange effects at the end because it didn't end when it should.  Take for example a video that is 1000 frames long.

If it is 15 fps it will be 1000/15 seconds long.  if it is 17.98 it will be 1000/17.98 seconds long.

I am doing some proper tests now and I will find out what is going on with this video issue but since the PC uses 15 fps on all video's-  personally, I see no issue whatsoever keeping it that way and that is preferable to 50 different frame rates imho.

Also, codecs like h.264 were designed with proper frame rates in mind, NTSC and PAL mainly, not 17.35 and other strange numbers.

Also note, that there is absolutely no gain in making these video files full HD (50-60 fps).  All that would do is make the video file larger than it needs to be.  Outputting at 4X the original size at 15fps is as good as it is ever likely to get from the PC point of view of stability vs file size vs quality.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-05-15 23:30:33
Those from the first thread are all at 15 fps aren't they?
Honestly I don't know anymore.
But I do know that my nivlsfs video runs (albeit choppily) at 23.976 fps just as long as I keep the resolution low.  Once Aali figures out a better way to decode these videos it will work just fine in HD.

I was wondering why the FMVs kind of... well... sucked. lol
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-15 23:40:35
So we'll wait for Aali to update his drivers?? Oh I wish he figures it out.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-05-15 23:54:58
So we'll wait for Aali to update his drivers?? Oh I wish he figures it out.
Well he tried to incorporate a faster decoder last time, and it kind of worked, but still not enough to run a HD FMV with more than 15 fps.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-16 00:19:25
OK....me and kranmer have been looking into this.  First, an apology.  Your program does seem to report exactly what I would expect on most of these video's, which is what I said earlier....that they are all 1 frame rate. (the earlier version of your program was way off on pretty much all of them, and I still cannot explain why there is just 1 vid out here...perhaps there are more on the other discs that show differently.).

Rather typically the one FMV we used to test your program most, was actually the only FMV on disc 1 that is still reporting (as of latest release) an 'odd' framerate of 18.75 fps.

All the others are perfect and reporting 14.985 or 15.000 which is correct.
(using 15 fps for that in PC would be what is expected)  

SMK.str on disc 1 is not reporting that and Kranmer discovered that all the others show in the log that last sector is 'Sector 9'. SMK.str reports last one at "Sector 7'

Maybe this is the reason for the difference?  If you need me to upload SMK.str I will....

By Kranmer (marked in red are problems?):


CD1
BIKEGET[0].avi   = 14.985
BISKDEAD[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGDEMO[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGDOWN[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGSTAR[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGUP[0].avi   = 15.000
BRGNVL[0].avi   = 14.985
CAR_1209[0].avi   = 15.000
D_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
D_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985
EARITHDD[0].avi   = 14.985
FALLPL[0].avi   = 14.985
FUNERAL[0].avi   = 15.000
GOLD1[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD2[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD3[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD4[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD5[0].avi   = 15.000
GOLD6[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD7[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD7_2[0].avi   = 14.985
HIWIND0[0].avi   = 14.985
JAIROFAL[0].avi   = 14.985
JAIROFLY[0].avi   = 14.985
JUNAIRD[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNAIRU[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEGO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEIN[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_GO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_IN[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNON[0].avi   = 15.000
MAINPLR[0].avi   = 14.985
MK8[0].avi   = 15.000
MKUP[0].avi   = 15.000
MONITOR[0].avi   = 15.000
MTCRL[0].avi   = 15.000
MTNVL2[0].avi   = 15.000
MTNVL[0].avi   = 15.000
NIVLJNV[0].avi   = 14.985
NIVLSFS[0].avi   = 14.985
NORTHMK[0].avi   = 14.985
NVLMK[0].avi   = 14.985
ONTRAIN[0].avi   = 14.985
OPENING[0].avi   = 14.985
PLREXP[0].avi   = 14.985
RCKTFAIL[0].avi   = 14.985
SETO[0].avi   = 15.000
SMK[0].avi   = 18.750
SOUTHMK[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985

CD2
BOOGDOWN[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGUP[0].avi   = 15.000
C_SCENE1[0].avi   = 14.985
C_SCENE2[0].avi   = 14.985
C_SCENE3[0].avi   = 14.985
CANON[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONH1P[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONH3F[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONHT0[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONHT1[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONHT2[0].avi   = 14.985
CANONON[0].avi   = 14.985
D_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
D_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985
DUMCRUSH[0].avi   = 14.985
FEELWIN0[0].avi   = 14.985
FEELWIN1[0].avi   = 14.985
FF_DAIKU[0].avi   = 14.985
GELNICA[0].avi   = 14.985
GREATPIT[0].avi   = 14.985
HWINDFLY[0].avi   = 14.985
JUNAIRD[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNAIRU[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEGO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEIN[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_GO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_IN[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNSEA[0].avi   = 15.000
LOSLAKE1[0].avi   = 14.985
LSLMV[0].avi   = 18.750
METEOFIX[0].avi   = 14.985
METEOSKY[0].avi   = 14.985
NRCRL[0].avi   = 14.985
NRCRLB[0].avi   = 14.985
PARASHOT[0].avi   = 14.985
PHOENIX[0].avi   = 14.985
RCKTHIT2[0].avi   = 14.985
RCKTHIT[0].avi   = 14.985
RCKTOFF[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON0[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON1[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON2[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON3[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON4[0].avi   = 14.985
WEAPON5[0].avi   = 14.985
WH2E2[0].avi   = 15.000
ZMIND11[0].avi   = 15.000
ZMIND21[0].avi   = 15.000
ZMIND31[0].avi   = 15.000

CD3
BOOGDOWN[0].avi   = 15.000
BOOGUP[0].avi   = 15.000
D_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
D_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985
ENDING01[0].avi   = 14.985
ENDING2E[0].avi   = 14.985
ENDING3E[0].avi   = 14.985
FCAR[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD2[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD3[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD4[0].avi   = 14.985
GOLD5[0].avi   = 15.000
GOLD6[0].avi   = 14.985
JUNAIRD[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNAIRU[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEGO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNELEIN[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_GO[0].avi   = 15.000
JUNIN_IN[0].avi   = 15.000
LAST4_4[0].avi   = 14.985
LASTFLOR[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985
U_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985

-----------

Aali's driver seems OK with 14.985 (half NTSC), but an option to round to 15 would be ok since that is basically all these are.  Well, if not doesn't matter, the main point is that your program is doing what it should now as of latest release, aside from 2 video's which could be wrong.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-16 22:23:33
OK....me and kranmer have been looking into this.  First, an apology.  Your program does seem to report exactly what I would expect on most of these video's, which is what I said earlier....that they are all 1 frame rate.

(the earlier version of your program was way off on pretty much all of them,
Ah, I assumed you had noticed when I posted earlier about the v0.92.0 update (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=8414.msg134935#msg134935) which fixed frame rate detection, and were using that latest version. That would explain why you thought there were "50 different frame rates" (which the older v0.35 inaccurately reported). I'm glad we got that cleared up...except for what I said earlier...that the FF7 PSX still does not use all 1 frame rate. ;) It uses three: 15fps, 15.000/1.001fps, and 18.75fps.

I still cannot explain why there is just 1 vid out here... that is still reporting (as of latest release) an 'odd' framerate of 18.75 fps.
Yes, as you found, SMK.STR and LSLMV.STR both have the different frame rate of 18.75fps. jPSXdec is operating correctly, and is accurately detecting the exact rate on the PSX disc. The rate is very easy to calculate: 150/8 = 18.75. I trust this calculation makes since to you because you must have looked at my documentation by now (something I have twice suggested you do).

All the others are perfect and reporting 14.985 or 15.000 which is correct.
(using 15 fps for that in PC would be what is expected)  
Thank you for accepting them as 'correct', because that is exactly what they are on the PSX. As I've said before, you are welcome to adjust all the videos to be exactly 15fps for the PC version since that's what it needs.


Thank you also for making the full list of videos. I was thinking of doing that myself in order to clear up some of this confusion. Let me annotate it with some additional details.
By Kranmer (marked in red are problems?):

CD1
BIKEGET[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
BISKDEAD[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
BOOGDEMO[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
BOOGDOWN[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
BOOGSTAR[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
BOOGUP[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
BRGNVL[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
CAR_1209[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
D_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
D_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
EARITHDD[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
FALLPL[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
FUNERAL[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
GOLD1[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD2[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD3[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD4[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD5[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
GOLD6[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD7[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
GOLD7_2[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
HIWIND0[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
JAIROFAL[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
JAIROFLY[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
JUNAIRD[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNAIRU[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNELEGO[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNELEIN[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNIN_GO[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNIN_IN[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
JUNON[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
MAINPLR[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
MK8[0].avi   = 15.000
MKUP[0].avi   = 15.000
MONITOR[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
MTCRL[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
MTNVL2[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
MTNVL[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
NIVLJNV[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
NIVLSFS[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
NORTHMK[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
NVLMK[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
ONTRAIN[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
OPENING[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
PLREXP[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
RCKTFAIL[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
SETO[0].avi   = 15.000 (no audio)
SMK[0].avi   = 18.750 (no audio)
SOUTHMK[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
U_ROPEGO[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
U_ROPEIN[0].avi   = 14.985 (has audio)
You may notice the pattern that all videos with 15.000/1.001fps have audio, and all videos without audio are 15fps (except for the 18.75 cases, which I admit are odd, but still that is how they are). And no, just because there is audio in a PSX movie doesn't mean it will automatically have a fractional frame rate (please see my documentation for details). The PSX game designers deliberately chose those frame rates that you see. My assumption is they used 15.000/1.001fps to prevent the audio from getting out of sync with the video. Why they used 18.75fps for those two videos is a mystery to me.

I am not sure if aali's driver or FF7 PC will manage with 14.985, and hence, an option to round them all to 15 would definately be preferable imho.  I will need to test it...
I will agree yet again that adjusting to 15fps for PC sounds like the best course of action. I hope since we agree on that point, you don't have to persist asserting your still unfounded idea that all the FF7 PSX videos should all be detected as 15fps. In the unfortunate case that you continue to insist that erroneous notion, let me address 3 reasons you have briefly mentioned why you might think that.

1) PsxMC reports 15fps
I have generally avoided ripping on the legacy converters of the past, but frankly, they're pretty shoddy. Everything I've seen about them suggests the authors put little effort in ensuring quality output. In general, what those programs produce is "good enough"--but that's partly why I created jPSXdec--because "good enough" wasn't good enough for me ;)

2) The PC version uses 15fps
I've also avoided pointing out the common knowledge that the PC port of FF7 SUCKED (http://q-gears.sourceforge.net/index.phtml?content=4). I'm not surprised that the PC frame rates differ from the PSX version. I assume when the developers needed to generate the AVI files, they just used 15fps for everything simply because it was easier for them at the time.

3) An incorrect frame rate would make the audio/video out of sync
That is correct. However, PSX FF7 videos don't really exhibit the problem because either the movie doesn't have audio, or the movie isn't long enough to expose the audio offset. The final FF7 movie on disc 3 is the longest with audio, but the sync at the end is still pretty small in the worst case.

I will reiterate: I would be most interested in hearing any empirical evidence supporting your claim. If you aren't going to supply any, then please, stop putting jPSXdec quality into question.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-16 22:53:42
I never intended to say that all videos report 15 fps in different games (but I certainly didn't know that), although it is news to me that they can use different ones inside the same game.  Certainly the reason for the misconception was that the newer version has fixed everything and I was unaware....

Anyway, it seems you were correct that even the same game can use diff frame rates, but I was still correct that for the most part 15 fps is completely accurate for ff7.  I was thinking that you were saying it wasn't but seems we just misunderstood one another and I was a little lazy not to fully test your latest version.  Your program is now working 100% and I have no further criticism of it.  

The 2 videos that are 18.75 are prob this way to maintain a good animation.  For example that explosion is fast and thus 18.75 is smoother for it than 15...i might be wrong there but maybe that is the reason?  They just wanted it to look smoother.

Any case it doesn't matter.  As I say, I am happy that in fact all along I was arguing your program shouldn't be reporting a  vastly different frame rate...actually, for the most part, it wasn't after all.  So keep up the good work :)

I apologise for being lazy in the testing of the latest version.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: m35 on 2010-05-16 23:25:39
Oh I'm so glad we found an accord  :D 

I never intended to say that all videos report 15 fps in different games (but I certainly didn't know that), although it is news to me that they can use different ones inside the same game.  
Not really important, but I may not have been perfectly clear about this. PSX games can actually use just about any frame rate you can imagine. PSX videos can even have variable frame rates (which took no small effort to include handling for in jPSXdec). FF7 videos just happen to use three particular rates.

Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DLPB on 2010-05-16 23:33:01
Yeah that's right....I was thrown by the original versions having so much nonsense like 14.32 and so forth and then when I used that SMK and saw 18.75 I just thought it was the same problem...

FF7 PC using 15 fps and it all appearing correctly made me think there is no chance that it can have that kind of division in frame rates but all along your program was actually doing what it should have been :P

So that's cool...and I never realised that it could use different frame rates, even inside same game, and variable ones too...

In FF7's case, all but 2 are exactly as expected :) and it's cool you have worked out how to perfectly find out the correct rate.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-18 12:57:46
Grimmy-I was googling a video editor and I don't know whats best and easier to use. What do you use to edit your vids?? :?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-05-18 22:47:06
Grimmy-I was googling a video editor and I don't know whats best and easier to use. What do you use to edit your vids?? :?

Camtasia or Sony Vegas.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-19 19:31:10
Alright man I'll download it right away and have a wack at it. Thanks. :)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2010-05-21 00:16:25
I used flash to edit my vids, but would suggest any new people to use adobe premiere. As far as freeware I use vdub but it's not all that good.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-05-21 00:53:58
So is it possible to get 720p or higher video resolution in the game?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-05-21 02:06:48
So is it possible to get 720p or higher video resolution in the game?
Theoretically
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Timber on 2010-05-21 04:36:44
So is it possible to get 720p or higher video resolution in the game?

Well 720P is widescreen aspect, and FF7 isn't, so it wouldn't look right.
But yes, you can have high res videos.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-21 07:40:45
I used flash to edit my vids, but would suggest any new people to use adobe premiere. As far as freeware I use vdub but it's not all that good.
Flash?? I bet that's hard to use. But I'll try it. Thanks for the info. :)
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2010-05-21 14:48:15
The FF7 field script sets a number of frames to count and soon after calls the movie. Once the frame count is up, the script resumes when the movie is expected to stop. If the frames exceed or fall short of this frame count as called on by the field script, then you experience oddities. Aali can possibly come up with some wizardry to bypass it, but one solution would be to bundle the FMVs with different frame rates alongside field files to insert that have been modified to accommodate them. This can be done in Meteor and fortunately is none too difficult, however the downside is that modifying the field files will make them incompatible with any other mods which alter them. On the other hand, you can always make compatibility patches down the road so it's not too big of a downside.

As an example of the potential for this, a project I was working on before I got tired of Meteor's slowness was to completely modify the beginning cutscene. I had a 30 fps video with the PS3 tech demo train rolling into the station, a prerecorded video of the guards being taken out and Barret waving to Cloud added onto the end of that, and finally the PS3 tech demo Cloud jumping off the train and landing. Field script was modified to start actual game events already on the ground with the prior events already wrapped up.

There are ways around everything.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: nikfrozty on 2010-05-23 12:49:19
The FF7 field script sets a number of frames to count and soon after calls the movie. Once the frame count is up, the script resumes when the movie is expected to stop. If the frames exceed or fall short of this frame count as called on by the field script, then you experience oddities. Aali can possibly come up with some wizardry to bypass it, but one solution would be to bundle the FMVs with different frame rates alongside field files to insert that have been modified to accommodate them. This can be done in Meteor and fortunately is none too difficult, however the downside is that modifying the field files will make them incompatible with any other mods which alter them. On the other hand, you can always make compatibility patches down the road so it's not too big of a downside.

As an example of the potential for this, a project I was working on before I got tired of Meteor's slowness was to completely modify the beginning cutscene. I had a 30 fps video with the PS3 tech demo train rolling into the station, a prerecorded video of the guards being taken out and Barret waving to Cloud added onto the end of that, and finally the PS3 tech demo Cloud jumping off the train and landing. Field script was modified to start actual game events already on the ground with the prior events already wrapped up.

There are ways around everything.
So that means you have actually done that?? Would you mind uploading or posting a video of what you've done so that we could see what you've done?? If what you say is possible then that'll be epic!! ;D
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-06-05 01:51:53
The videos will only play if they are 15 FPS, right?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-06-05 02:00:48
No not necessarily.  If you keep them a low resolution you can get higher FPS out of them.   Somewhere around here Kranmer re-encoded a high-res video I made using a different codec and lower resolution and got it to play at 23fps I think.
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Tsetra on 2010-06-05 02:06:41
No, they can exceed that.

nikfrozty,
I'll see if I can upload what I've got when I have the time and motivation to do so, but it's definitely possible (not theoretically, anyone here can do it) and the opcode information relevant to this can be found readily on the Qhimm wiki. Otokoshi should be familiar with this as well. Off the top of my head, you're dealing with these:

http://wiki.qhimm.com/FF7/Field/Script/Opcodes/F8_PMVIE
http://wiki.qhimm.com/FF7/Field/Script/Opcodes/FA_MVIEF
http://wiki.qhimm.com/FF7/Field/Script/Opcodes/F9_MOVIE
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-06-05 02:07:31
No not necessarily.  If you keep them a low resolution you can get higher FPS out of them.   Somewhere around here Kranmer re-encoded a high-res video I made using a different codec and lower resolution and got it to play at 23fps I think.

I'm trying to make a 720p video. I have it in AVI but when I put it in my movies folder and start a new game, it's just black. I hear the sounds of Jessie and Biggs beating up the guards and then I see Barret's text.

Is it because my resolution is too high? Is it because my FPS is too high? I have is at 30 FPS and can't for the life of me find a way to edit the FPS. Is there a way to change it in Sony Vegas Pro?
Title: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-06-05 02:11:52
Read around.  Kranmer did a lot of experimenting to get them to work, you'll likely have to do the same.  At least until the custom driver can better support them.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Aali on 2010-06-10 22:01:46
The custom driver already does some wizardry to support higher FPS videos. However, it is not always up to the movie player to limit the framerate, sometimes FF7 just doesn't request new frames often enough. This could possibly be fixed but it would take a lot of time and it's not a priority right now.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-06-11 02:21:30
Yeah I think I remember my NIVLSFS video playing just fine in 1280x896 at 15 fps.  23.96 looks so much better though.   This project is probably best left for a later date in time.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Furzball on 2010-06-11 02:27:05
Yeah I think I remember my NIVLSFS video playing just fine in 1280x896 at 15 fps.  23.96 looks so much better though.   This project is probably best left for a later date in time.
Probably once the new engine comes in.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-06-11 21:12:13
Yeah I think I remember my NIVLSFS video playing just fine in 1280x896 at 15 fps.  23.96 looks so much better though.   This project is probably best left for a later date in time.

I've gotten the opening video to run at that resolution with 29 FPS.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: obesebear on 2010-06-12 03:30:41
Using h.264??
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: DarkFang on 2010-06-12 06:40:36
Using h.264??

Well I can't get Aali's driver v0.7.7b to work so no. It's using MPEG. I'm pretty sure if I could get the most recent driver to work I could make it a little bit higher quality.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Jaki on 2011-05-26 17:34:58
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Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Kίпg Ģµяµ on 2011-05-26 19:28:30
You should PM Grimmy instead of bumping old topics. I know for sure he's still around
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-02-19 13:23:20
Is there a way to skip sqlogo.avi without skipping credits so as to directly watch credits. I use new_prelude mod with Sephiroth Cloud backgroung and I was also wondering if there's any way to load the little pictures with the names at the same time. I used the cr png file, deleted the background pngs so now it loads the names without the pictures. Thanks for any help provided!
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: Grimmy on 2012-02-19 23:47:30
I've been planning to redo my older mods like that one to use higher resolution images in modpath. After doing that it would make it easy for you to mix and match it with the other modpath prelude so you could have pics and names.
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-02-20 12:47:22
I've been planning to redo my older mods like that one to use higher resolution images in modpath. After doing that it would make it easy for you to mix and match it with the other modpath prelude so you could have pics and names.

Thank you so much! That would be great!
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: PH03N1XFURY on 2012-04-04 23:58:38
im currently reworking the videos that grimmy uploaded not that there was anything wrong with them as i thought they were ace but i have added some effects and sounds to make them look a bit more realistic as some of them didnt have sound or was annoying like sephiroth burning nibelheim the sound is terrible taken from the original vid so have changed that and ive done the aerith funeral video to will upload to mediafire for any1 who wants them
Title: Re: Replacement FMVs for FFVII
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-04-05 00:27:54
im currently reworking the videos that grimmy uploaded not that there was anything wrong with them as i thought they were ace but i have added some effects and sounds to make them look a bit more realistic as some of them didnt have sound or was annoying like sephiroth burning nibelheim the sound is terrible taken from the original vid so have changed that and ive done the aerith funeral video to will upload to mediafire for any1 who wants them

Cool!
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Grimmy on 2016-01-02 03:11:22
After a great rest I've made another video replacement. Inspired by my good friend Wolfman's idea to use the Remake footage of Cloud jumping onto the train as a new video. I did just that. Here is a demo in lower resolution on youtube.

https://youtu.be/hyrkU1m1G54

Link on the first post
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2016-01-07 09:46:18
I always supported how badass you are Grimmy! You sneaky man! FF7 remake footage ;-p
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: mitzmitra on 2016-01-19 16:02:59
can this be added to 7thHeaven? thanks in advance!  :-D
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Grimmy on 2016-01-20 00:46:23
Probably. Most of my mods end up available in the 7h catalog.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: walkinghawking on 2016-01-20 03:32:06
can this be added to 7thHeaven? thanks in advance!  :-D

I would post in the 7th Heaven Updates and Feature Requests thread with a link back to this thread so EQ2Alyza can take a look.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: GARDIN on 2016-03-27 13:09:28
this awesome video Cloud jumps onto train thx Grimmy This effort
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Grimmy on 2017-02-14 20:10:59
Remastered Replacement FMVs for FFVII

After almost 8 years I have finally gotten around to fully updating my videos using the highest quality AC(480p), ACC(1080p) and CC(1080p) sources available. I've remade every video from the ground up at the proper aspect ratio of 1280X896 and encoded everything with a high bitrate setting(generally 8000 kbps and higher) to eliminate any artifacting caused by encoding. When any original game footage was needed I used the Remastered FMV's by cmh175. Here is a breakdown of what videos are included and any notable changes.

opening - A higher quality version of the PS3 tech demo was used and the audio was corrected to remove some small clicks near the end.
canon - ACC
canonh3f - ACC
earithdd - higher quality version of hybridmoon's video was used and new ACC footage used when able.
funeral - same as above
ending3 - ACC footage
jenova_e - AC, ACC, CC footage.
meteofix - AC
nivlsfs - ACC
ontrain - 1080p remake trailer footage.

A few notes. The ontrain video has 2 versions included. One that is short like the original and a longer version inspired the one at the end of Tsunamix's Ehco-S demo. Also I had to use the AC 480p footage for both meteofix and jenova's reveal because those scenes had been cut and or extremely shortened in the ACC version making them unusable. I've also included the much higher quality Eidos logo opening from Team Avalanche because it doesn't seem to be very commonly known of at the moment and a sqlogo replacement that is a cool clip video of the compilation.

Download link
https://mega.nz/#!KFRgWTxI!sIx-VW8lpnSpAdMAqWRpZ9YnVb_h8xoN-GLrVxIoHLI



Enhanced Replacement FMVs from Toshiba DVD

So anyone that doesn't know once upon a time a few of the FFVII FMVs where rendered at a higher quality and released on a DVD to be encluded with a Toshiba computer. Full story over at TLS https://thelifestream.net/review-the-toshiba-ffvii-dvd/ So after waiting for a number of years for someone else to make a set using this footage I decided to do it myself since I was redoing my previous videos. A few videos have been made by DLPB using this footage. Most notably the opening, so I won't be including any of those videos. I will show a few comparison shots of the same frames from the Remastered FMV's by cmh175 and the Toshiba DVD versions by me. I will go ahead and say that after color correcting the videos, cropping, enlarging and filtering the videos you get about 5-10% more visual information. There is an improvement in sharpness of lines and small details but at the loss of some smoothness. However for a modder like me that is a fair trade. I want the most out of all aspects of my game even if there are a few concessions. I also used the  Remastered FMV's by cmh175 to fill in any gapes not included in the Toshiba DVD footage. I ended up making 19 replacements out of the available footage. Here are the comparison shots.

Remastered FMV's by cmh175
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYRENWlsbTFDaTIyNXc)

Toshiba DVD footage
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREQ3B0cGRrT1BZbHM)

Remastered FMV's by cmh175
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREX3RDMmw4cWJCdXM)

Toshiba DVD footage
(https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B7M9_-82mYREcVJXd0UtUnMwNWs)

Download Link
https://mega.nz/#!2ZQShChR!H0FQIpBqJTjPTDU1wzbkGiBGeOaVUw94c4Ur0d6TDdA


No Chibi Replacement FMVs Corrected

In addition to Remastering my original videos and working on the Toshiba DVD videos I tackled correcting the No Chibi FMVs by DrLilo. The original videos had varying sizes and fps which caused some issues(like a softlock for me at parashot). Another issue is that they were made back when the psx resized videos by dlpb were the best available, but now the 2012 resizes have surpassed those. So, I started with a base of the Remastered FMV's by cmh175 and remade each video to a proper size, fps and runtime. These videos also use any Toshiba DVD footage that was available. These videos will play 100% properly without any flevel patches unlike the original versions.

Download Link
https://mega.nz/#!uMhFVBQa!7TD9jl7tWvKSuhPw6tulnSb3FgB_4mwQdWAuGUv7KEs

Links also added to 1st post.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Fischkopf on 2017-02-16 11:54:00
Thanks for the great work Grimmy, I guess this will be THE definitive FMV pack for the game from now on. Makes you wonder why Square itself didn't use the Toshiba DVD footage for the steam re-release...
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Grimmy on 2017-02-18 23:13:33
Thanks for the great work Grimmy, I guess this will be THE definitive FMV pack for the game from now on. Makes you wonder why Square itself didn't use the Toshiba DVD footage for the steam re-release...

Thanks very much for that. I've been around these parts long enough to know very few things are ever definitive, but these will be good for awhile.

Ugerstl has pointed out that I had incorrectly named a few videos. In particular these were the errors.

\FMVs HD AC CC  - Grimmy
  meteorfix.avi
  meteofix.avi


\FMVs Toshiba DVD enhanced
  goldsaucer7.avi
  gold7.avi

  nrcrldvd.avi
  nrcrl.avi


\No Chibi FMVs Corrected
  weapon3.avi
  weapon3.avi

I have already corrected this in the download links so no worries for any new downloaders. However if you already did download them then you can simply rename the files to the above correct names.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2011-11-25)
Post by: Tsunamix on 2017-02-18 23:21:13
Cheers grimmy. Looking forward to seeing these
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: Sato on 2017-05-10 22:02:16
Hi, just wondering if it might be possible to post some screenshots or footage from the No Chibi FMV pack? I'm interested to see how similar it looks to DrLilo's originals, or if you've re-animated them completely. I'd really like a pack like that, just I can't get over how stiff DrLilo's originals were (no offence!).

Thanks!
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: Grimmy on 2017-05-10 23:17:12
Nah. They still use his animated sections. I just corrected the frame rate to stop a few soft locks and used higher quality footage when his no chibi animation was on screen. They are still a pretty big improvement, but don't eliminate the stiff looking issue his original version had.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: ZaruenKosai on 2017-06-13 04:30:32
I am confused... you stated that the opening is the ps3 tech demo but than you stated that you did not include the opening video because DLPB made a different version... so could you please clarify which videos are included in the TOSHIBA Enhanced Videos Download?
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: Grimmy on 2017-06-13 23:49:53
My version is made from the ps3 tech demo and CC ending vid. DLPB's version is an upgraded version of the original using the Toshiba DVD footage. So I had no reason to make or include the latter since it had already been done.
Title: Re: [FF7] Replacement FMVs, footage from AC/CC (2017-2-18)
Post by: ZaruenKosai on 2017-06-14 07:25:23
Okay I read over your posts and I understand now