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by Apollonius
17 Jan 2019 04:29
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

To get everything and even do 360 degree 3D immersive panoramas what all do I need?  ffmpeg, avidemux, divx/xvid and anything else? You will need the injector tool , and maybe VirtualDub if you want to join the clips together. Good luck! I'm about to make a separate thread about how to make these v...
by Apollonius
17 Jan 2019 02:48
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

What about using a third party recording program like Free Screen Recorder?  I've used it before to record individual windows or whole screens and it has a range of different compression tools and codecs you can choose from and a couple of them preserve quality fairly well and dont use up a huge am...
by Apollonius
16 Jan 2019 09:52
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

I guess ffmpeg uses the highest quality by default, but it might use the settings that the original AVI was encoded in. In my case it's DivX doing the encoding, and I selected the "MPEG4 ASP at L5" option. I'm not honestly sure what the difference between it and the "MPEG4 SP at L5&qu...
by Apollonius
16 Jan 2019 09:09
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

Thanks for spelling out all the steps Apollonius ,. I wonder what you'd recommend for bitrate and frame rate settings. When I'm using Avidemux, and configuring the video output for DV (ffmeg) I can't get to the Rate Control menu. Using Mpeg4 AVC (x264), a common codec, I can adjust the Rate Control...
by Apollonius
16 Jan 2019 07:13
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

Great work!  Can this be done just with ffmpeg or must all the tools in your step by step list be used? Thank you! I don't think that ffmpeg can inject metadata tags into mp4 files when it transcodes them, but I am probably wrong, ffmpeg is pretty amazing. I will have to look into that. The problem...
by Apollonius
15 Jan 2019 09:52
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video

You always may export video as a series of screenshots in SE, and combine them into whatever video container you wish with a third-party program. The fastest lossless format is uncompressed tga, the fastest compressed in jpeg. Thank you very much for your help! This is how I wound up doing it: 1) S...
by Apollonius
14 Jan 2019 06:33
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video

I finally got ffmpeg to work!!

Youtube still managed to mangle the file size and resolution, unless a higher res version will be available later on today, but it worked!

by Apollonius
14 Jan 2019 05:39
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video

I'm trying myself, it's the first time so \o/ if the problem is that this metadata spacial thing absolutely needs an mp4 container, I usually do that conversion with HandBrake ( https://handbrake.fr/ ). My entire dvd collection is in a disk drive because this transcoder exist. Thank you again, but ...
by Apollonius
13 Jan 2019 14:08
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video

I just downloaded Xvid, installed it, and it shows up as a viable codec in SE. But now every time I use it I get an "AVI compressed stream format setting failed" error message. :( Here's another problem: when you encode an AVI using divx, or anything else, you're still exporting as an *.AV...
by Apollonius
13 Jan 2019 13:43
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video

what codecs did you use, lagarith lossless codec? Depending on your windows system and programs you have installed, you could have several encoders capable of encoding directly in mpeg 4, like xvid or similar. I usually use x264vfw, fetched from here Thank you for the response. I'm using the defaul...
by Apollonius
13 Jan 2019 12:46
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Problems with exporting as 360 Video [SOLVED!]

I have successfully exported an equirectangular AVI as a 2-second video, in 6432 x 3216 format. It looks great. The only problem is that even though it's encoded it's still 1gb for 2 seconds of video, and I can't find any way to 'inject' the 360 metadata tags into an AVI. I downloaded a program whic...
by Apollonius
05 Mar 2018 07:22
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can my PC run Space Engine?
Replies: 124
Views: 45989

Can my PC run Space Engine?

I merged your topic with this one because it's fundamentally the same. 19017  had to intentionally roll back the graphics driver on my last PC due to the newer nvidia drivers being incompatible with SE. I haven't seen this problem since a while with Nvidia drivers, I don't think it should really af...
by Apollonius
05 Mar 2018 03:07
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can my PC run Space Engine?
Replies: 124
Views: 45989

Is this a good PC for Space Engine?

Looking at its specs, I can say that it a good PC option. Try to check the reviews as well before buying this one. Do you have any other PC that you considered aside from this one? Thank you for your response! I considered a few more, but this one was the least expensive, for what I would get. My m...
by Apollonius
04 Mar 2018 19:19
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can my PC run Space Engine?
Replies: 124
Views: 45989

Is this a good PC for Space Engine?

I'm thinking about getting this one . Any advice? I know most people will likely advise me to try for a custom built system, but I have gone that route, and wound up wishing I hadn't. I just wanted to quickly get a decent PC for the money, and after shopping around I ran across that one I linked. On...
by Apollonius
31 Oct 2017 16:02
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Shouldn't you still see city lights in an eclipse shadow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Shouldn't you still see city lights in an eclipse shadow?

In real life, if you were viewing a planet from space, watching the shadow traverse across it, you'd still be seeing a lot of sunlit surface around the shadow. The sunlit surface of the Earth is thousands of times brighter than artificial lights, so your eyes or camera would have to reduce their ex...