I've been trying to relax and let the details I've recently learned these last few weeks settle in my brain. But it hasn't been working. Where I stand now is that any little link or discussion about vidding wakes the hungry beast.
Since I've been trying not to learn...I've found out that there might be an alternative to Avisynth editing with an mpeg4 encoded avi. Course, this must be different from the .mp4 format as that is a distribution format. But in my travels, the jargon gets confusing and I'm not sure which is being referred to but surely they're different, yes?
Then there was the link, that I now can't remember where *head desk* that mentioned creating fake avis (for Avisynth editing) by using some kind of proxy in Vdubmod. Which would be an alternative to the VFAPI, which I don't like for the simple reason that the words are all *&%$ed uped. Seriously.
So some more questions came up while I should have been giving the brain a break. Typical. But it's like...can't stop....must learn vid tech. The monster lives!
Ahh, the joys of the vidding roller coaster. *bg* One day you're up, the next you're down.
So further investigation (cause if I look at this as fun I'll just cry) has revealed that Vegas does not allow for direct avs editing. I already knew that but it leads me to where I'm going next. Because there is no plug-in to Vegas like there is for Premiere (and that answers my question as to why all the Avisynth editors are primarily Premiere users) we have to find work arounds. So far I've found two. The VFPAI and the MakeAvis. So far I have failed to get the VFPAI to work correctly on my computer. The converter comes up but the text is too warped to read. Now I could close my eyes and hope everything is in there right and I'm pushing the right buttons but seriously?! So not worth it.
Editing with wrapped avis is well...first you need a vob file, then a d2v file, then an avs file, then a converted with VFPAI or MakeAvi file, and from there then you can import. However, because you are editing a fake avi file you need all these files to back you up because in the end there is some sort of swap and I haven't even gotten to that part yet, so I may have gotten it wrong. But if I have this right, if one file in the string gets deleted....nothing works. And well....at that point...I may as well have just used Avisynth for a few coding pluses and exported from Vdubmod as an actual avi file. Sure, sure, need lots of space. But damn, if my head wasn't attacked I'd lose it. I search daily for my car keys, nail clippers, and the remote. If I have to keep track of all these files I'd go buggy....hell, I may already be there.
So to sum up. *g* Leaning very heavily to actual avi use. And only avs use in Vdubmod.
So I've decided vidding hates me. I think she's out to get me. Now my VirtualDubMod won't play audio. No idea why. Something about an anachronistic or discontinuous time stamp. Makes it sound like my clips have fallen through a dimensional portal. *lol* Who knows, maybe they have?
So I've finally given in and decided vob editing is not the way to go. When they say it isn't frame accurate they don't mean it's off a bit one way or the other or that your effect needs to be elongated to be effective. Oh no. It fucks your shit up! Makes things absolutely buggy! Everything gets speedy for some reason and looks really funny.
I don't know how you people do it. I really don't.
So fuck trying to deinterlace. I need to get my codecs straight first. *grumble* Then we'll get to the deinterlacing....once I beat VDubMod into submission. Oy. *head desk*
ETA: Digging through files trying to find that darn AC3 codec. How do you lose something like this? I mean, really. It isn't like a set of keys. *shakes head*
ETA2: Wasn't the codec...this happens for some strange reason to a very few number of people. Haven't found out why, or a fix yet. *pout*