Softdec Tuto ?

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CrashMidnick
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Softdec Tuto ?

Post#1 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi,

Is there any tutorial to convert avi or mkv movies to sofdec format and build a SB CDI ? I discovered Fuzzcast releases and the quality is just amazing for a DC. However English is not my native language.

If someone can show me the right direction it would be nice.

Thanks.

wanos463
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#2 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:28 pm

U want swats video tool kit from swats download page and tmpgenc.
Reencode your video to mpeg 1 video only and then use tmpgenc to make an audio only stream in wav format.
Then use the dreamcast media maker from swats tool kit to merge your mpeg and wav stream. You'll now have a .sfd media file compatible for dreamcast.
Use one of fuzzcasts cdi's as a template, mount the image, drag all content to a folder. Delete BUMPER.sfd and rename your .sfd video that you encoded to BUMPER, place in the folder.
You now need to download a utility (sorry can't remember the name off hand) that will create a selfbooting cdi image from the folder you've made. Its called something like dcbootmaker.

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CrashMidnick
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#3 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Many thanks. This is pretty much what I did when used DC MOVIE PLAYER and DC PLAYA back in the day except for swats tool kit. I will use bootdreams to build the SB CDI.

EDIT : If you've got a link for swats that would be helpful, I cannot find it via Google.

wanos463
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#4 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm

http://www.dc-swat.ru/page/download/
Near bottom of page SFD TOOL PACK V1 BY SWAT

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CrashMidnick
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#5 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:24 am

Thanks !

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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#6 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:25 am

tmpencoder is good, I can share my sfd pack and tmps encoder if you need.
I just have to refind them ^^

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Ian Micheal
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#7 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:27 am

There is better way to play video then a ripped dev kit sample that was for cutscenes but if this is want you want .. if you test this out you woulds not go back

you dont have to mess with silly out dated encoding..

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Dreamcast Media Center v.2.0 (C) 2011-2013 Josh PH3NOM Pearson

MP4/AAC Audio Codec:
-M4A Audio (.m4a)
-AAC Audio (.aac)
-MP4 Audio (.mp4)
-iTunes Audio Supported
       
MP3 Audio Codec:
-MP3 Audio (.mp3)

FLAC Audio Codec:
-FLAC Audio (.flac)( Audio Player is hardcoded to 16bit )

Dolby-Digital Audio Codec:
-AC3 Audio (.ac3)( Audio Player is hardcoded to 44.1kHz Stereo )

ADX Audio Codec:
-ADX Audio (.adx)
-SFA Audio ( used in SOFDEC video )

Mpeg2 Video Codec:
-MPEG2 Video (.mpg)( mp2 or mp3 audio )
-MPEG1 Video (.mpg)( mp2 or mp3 audio )
-SOFDEC Video (.sfd)( adx audio, experimental )
     
XviD Video Codec:
-AVI Video (.avi)( mp3 or ac3 audio up to 6ch )
-DivX Video (.avi)( mp3 or ac3 audio up to 6ch )

Image Codecs: ( maximum 1024x1024 resolution )
-JPG Image
-PNG Image
-PVR Texture

Applications:
-Unsrcrambled binary loader

LIMITATIONS:
-On an SD Card, maximum bitrate for any media file is ~656kbps.
-On a CD, maximum bitrate for video files is ~1.4mbps
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Aleron Ives
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#8 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:17 pm

MPEG Sofdec uses ADX audio, not WAV.
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wanos463
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#9 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:21 am

??? The wav file is not your final output, youre only using it to input into the dc movie maker to create your sfd movie.

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CrashMidnick
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Re: Softdec Tuto ?

Post#10 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:43 am

Ian Micheal wrote:There is better way to play video then a ripped dev kit sample that was for cutscenes but if this is want you want .. if you test this out you woulds not go back

you dont have to mess with silly out dated encoding..

Code: Select all

Dreamcast Media Center v.2.0 (C) 2011-2013 Josh PH3NOM Pearson

MP4/AAC Audio Codec:
-M4A Audio (.m4a)
-AAC Audio (.aac)
-MP4 Audio (.mp4)
-iTunes Audio Supported
       
MP3 Audio Codec:
-MP3 Audio (.mp3)

FLAC Audio Codec:
-FLAC Audio (.flac)( Audio Player is hardcoded to 16bit )

Dolby-Digital Audio Codec:
-AC3 Audio (.ac3)( Audio Player is hardcoded to 44.1kHz Stereo )

ADX Audio Codec:
-ADX Audio (.adx)
-SFA Audio ( used in SOFDEC video )

Mpeg2 Video Codec:
-MPEG2 Video (.mpg)( mp2 or mp3 audio )
-MPEG1 Video (.mpg)( mp2 or mp3 audio )
-SOFDEC Video (.sfd)( adx audio, experimental )
     
XviD Video Codec:
-AVI Video (.avi)( mp3 or ac3 audio up to 6ch )
-DivX Video (.avi)( mp3 or ac3 audio up to 6ch )

Image Codecs: ( maximum 1024x1024 resolution )
-JPG Image
-PNG Image
-PVR Texture

Applications:
-Unsrcrambled binary loader

LIMITATIONS:
-On an SD Card, maximum bitrate for any media file is ~656kbps.
-On a CD, maximum bitrate for video files is ~1.4mbps


Thanks, I will ckeck this out.

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