I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

marco999

Petty Officer
Thank you @ODVS,

I have followed your suggest and I get a better result:


however still too much aliasing.

Do you have a tip to reduce again the aliasing ?
 

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ODVS

Ensign
Thank you @ODVS,

I have followed your suggest and I get a better result:


however still too much aliasing.

Do you have a tip to reduce again the aliasing ?

Hi @marco999,

I think that's about as good as it's going to get. Certainly your settings look about right. Ultimately, there's just a ceiling on how much you can expect from the AI until the next set of models come along - and from that particular source artwork, you're probably just about pushing it to its limits for the moment.
 

Cheetah772

Spaceman
As you know, GOG DVD version doesn't have subtitles. I wonder if with HD Video Pack, is there a way to get subtitles turned back on? If not, then I sincerely hope there is a fan remake that will correct this issue someday. I can't play WC4 DVD version, and I have DOS version from GOG, but it doesn't play past mission 5 for whatever reasons.
 

ODVS

Ensign
As you know, GOG DVD version doesn't have subtitles. I wonder if with HD Video Pack, is there a way to get subtitles turned back on? If not, then I sincerely hope there is a fan remake that will correct this issue someday. I can't play WC4 DVD version, and I have DOS version from GOG, but it doesn't play past mission 5 for whatever reasons.

I'm glad to be able to let you know that WCIV: Remastered will have subtitles throughout :^)

I'm afraid the HD pack doesn't re-enable subtitles in the base game - they're encoded within game files, rather than the videos themselves. However, if the issue is one of language, the HD packs are available in French and German, if that helps?
 

Cheetah772

Spaceman
I'm glad to be able to let you know that WCIV: Remastered will have subtitles throughout :^)

I'm afraid the HD pack doesn't re-enable subtitles in the base game - they're encoded within game files, rather than the videos themselves. However, if the issue is one of language, the HD packs are available in French and German, if that helps?

Unfortunately, my primary language is English. I guess I'll have to wait until the remake is released. I suspect it'll be released next year if ever. That's a long time wait. Oh well.
 

Dorjé

Chief Petty Officer
Hello, would it be possible to have your WCV Prophecy HD videos in French? (I didn't see a link on the post on page 1)
 

ODVS

Ensign
Hello, would it be possible to have your WCV Prophecy HD videos in French? (I didn't see a link on the post on page 1)
Hi @Dorjé,

I don't think Prophecy was dubbed into other languages like III and IV were - and I'd need a copy of the original game files in order to extract the audio. But if I'm wrong and you have a French copy, I'm more than willing to put a pack together for you if you can send me disc images :^)

I did a quick Google to see if Prophecy was ever released in French and I did find this post from GOG. It doesn't translate the game audio, but it should help you turn on French subtitles at least:

 

Maze59077

Petty Officer
some of the german WC4 Videos are out of sync with the Sound 😭, but it's not your fault .. they were out of sync when they were patched for the DVD version
 

ODVS

Ensign
some of the german WC4 Videos are out of sync with the Sound 😭, but it's not your fault .. they were out of sync when they were patched for the DVD version
D'oh! 😖

Roughly what percentage of the videos are affected? I don't want to make any promises but, with some help from a native German speaker, it's something I might be able to fix. If anyone feels like volunteering, though, be warned - I'll probably need someone to comb through the videos in something like MPCHC or VLC and figure out how many milliseconds off the audio is. If we're lucky they'll all be offset by the same amount - but if not, that could be a mammoth task...
 

Maze59077

Petty Officer
I don't think it'll be a mammoth job .. it's especially this clip (SC_0200A.VOB).. the sound doesn't match the lip syncroneity


i didnt know how much clips exactly but i will check it ..
 
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ODVS

Ensign
I don't think it'll be a mammoth job .. it's especially this clip (SC_0200A.VOB).. the sound doesn't match the lip syncroneity


i didnt know how much clips exactly but i will check it ..
Out of interest, does it start off mostly in sync and drift towards the end?
 

ODVS

Ensign
exactly .. at the end it doesn't fit anymore
Ah - then it's a speed/duration issue. Looks like the video takes slightly longer to play out than the audio. It's probable that it happens in all the videos, but it will only become noticeable in the longers ones, since the longer the duration, the more time there is for the disparity between the audio and video to become apparent.

I can probably write an FFMPEG command to stretch the audio duration to always match the video duration. It would lower the pitch slightly, but I suspect the difference would be so slight that it wouldn't be noticeable. I'll have to do some research and experimentation to figure it out.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, @Maze59077. If it happens in the DE version of the HD pack, it will definitely also happen in the higher-quality, multi-language versions we have planned for the WCIV remake - so it's something I'd want to fix for that anyway :)
 
Thank you @ODVS,

I have followed your suggest and I get a better result:


however still too much aliasing.

Do you have a tip to reduce again the aliasing ?
I've already streamed the entirety of X-Wing, but if you don't have a video set for the cutscenes, I'll start it up again so you can get some exposure/ promotion for your work on that project. I already did it for @ODVS' WC III, WC IV, and WCP projects, and I don't mind getting your work some exposure!
 
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