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PAR

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FICV Codec?
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:28:19 AM »
Hello,

I'm using a screen capture program that I really like, "Action" which uses the ficv codec. I can play these files directly in VLC and open in both Sony Vegas, Handbrake, or  Virtual Dub. If I try to open these files in Avidemux I get a green screen. I can convert in VDub using the Lagarith lossless codec and the video opens in Avidemux. However, when I do this I notice subtle color shifts that I don't like.

Is there any way to directly open these files in Avidemux? Is it possible to frame serve from VDub to Avidemux. I've tried but probably don't know enough about the use of AVIsynth and VDub. If this is possible and someone would show me how to do this I'd be very grateful!

Thanks!

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 06:25:44 AM »
Is there any way to directly open these files in Avidemux?

If the codec is supported by FFmpeg, it should be possible to add support for reading/loading of videos using that codec to Avidemux, at least for purpose of reencoding. Could you please provide a sample video?

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 12:27:40 AM »
Thanks for your answer! I'm happy to supply a sample. What is the best way to send a sample? The attachment limit is quite small. Is that enough?

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Jan Gruuthuse

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 04:20:38 AM »
ffmppeg seems to have has fic support included.
ffprobe tells:
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[avi @ 0x1e61b00] non-interleaved AVI
Input #0, avi, from 'ficv.avi':
  Duration: 00:00:06.22, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 3959 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: fic (FICV / 0x56434946), yuv420p, 720x540, 2181 kb/s, 50 fps, 50 tbr, 50 tbn, 50 tbc
    Stream #0:1: Audio: pcm_s16le ([1][0][0][0] / 0x0001), 44100 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 1411 kb/s

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March 24, 2014, FFmpeg 2.2
- Mirillis FIC video decoder
source: https://www.ffmpeg.org/
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 04:30:13 AM by Jan Gruuthuse »

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 11:43:59 AM »
Should work in future nightlies (and releases) --> [core/ffmpeg] Add support for FICV video codec.

Thank you for the sample.

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
working now, thanks

PAR

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 02:03:54 AM »
Many thanks!

Would someone please tell me how to use the information in this link. I'm lost (sorry!):

 [core/ffmpeg] Add support for FICV video codec.

Thanks.

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 02:32:16 AM »
commit f1edd30922610db27060257a68fe6b482ce6c203, one level up: Latest commit f1edd30 2 days ago into the source.

When the nightly is built again, this code change should become available to users. Should have date beyond 2018 june 30. (soon I expect)
Or is available
- when you build yourself from source
- dev branch: avidemux Cli/Qt5 2.7.1 64-bit deb on ubuntu HWE 16.04.4 LTS
- TESTING dev branch: avidemux Cli/Qt5 2.7.1 64-bit deb on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 05:47:04 PM »
Please try r180702 from https://avidemux.org/nightly/win64/ and report back whether it is able to load a variety of FICV videos you have and whether something else which used to work is now broken.

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Re: FICV Codec?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2018, 11:59:27 AM »
r180702 is working very well with the FICV codec.

Thanks very very much!!

Peter