MeGUI Video Encoding Guide

Summary: It is more difficult to use MeGui to convert a video file than Handbrake. But I find a detailed tutorial in a forum for you. And I also recommend you a video transcoder that is much easier to use to convert videos. 

MeGUI is the most comprehensive GUI based ISO MPEG-4 solution. Cooperating with different applications, MeGUI presents more powerful functions to encode videos. However, it is a little more complex to convert video with MeGUI than Handbrake. So there are many people proficient at computer sharing their experience on encoding videos with MeGUI.

 

Below is a specific tutorial on how to encode videos with MeGUI. This tutorial is posted by Suleiman Shouaa in a site called failheap-challenge.com originally. The original post is here.

 

Now, let's see how to Encode Videos using MeGUI?

 

Tools needed:

MeGUI - get it here
Nero AAC Encoder - get it here

Setting up MeGUI (one time only)

1) Install both of the above programs in folders of your choice.
2) Boot up MeGUI and go to Options -> Update and make sure everything is up to date.
3) Go to Options -> Settings -> External Program Configuration. Tick "enable NeroAacEnc" and press the "..." button then navigate to the folder that you installed Nero AAC Encoder to. There should be a file called "neroAacEnc.exe" there. Press Open. Then press Ok. Now you can make use of the AAC Encoder

Getting down to business

MeGUI is a bit more complicated to use than Handbrake, but once you get used to it it's np. I'm going to assume that all you want to do is "link" consecutive fraps files of the same engagement together (after fraps makes a 3.9gb file, it continues with a new file) and then re-encode, ie. do no editing. The same general procedure can be followed if you're using Sony Vegas or whatever to actually edit the files and then throw out a single AVI file - just remember to output from Sony Vegas as uncompressed AVI. 

1) MeGUI works by following a script that you create, detailing what you want it to. Whilst this normally involves manually typing in commands, MeGUI has a script creator for you to use! Go to Tools -> AVS Script Creator in the main MeGUI menu. 

2) To make the next few steps easier, create a new folder somewhere and put all the fraps avi files of a single engagement in there. In chronological order, rename them to "1.avi", "2.avi" etc. This will reduce your workload in a second..

3) Back on the AVS Script Creator window, click on the "..." next to input. Navigate to "1.avi" of the fight you want to re-encode (ie. the very beginning). When it asks you how you want to open the file, choose "AVISource". A preview of how it'll look once it's encoded will show up, along with default settings. Ensure that "Crop" and "Resize" aren't ticked.
4) Go to the second tab of that window called "Filters" and change "Source Type" to "Progressive" if the input is a fraps recording. Next, go to the third tab called "Script". If your fraps file contains audio, then replace "audio=false" with "audio=true". Now, press Save to save your script (default name is 1.avs, if you've followed my avi naming convention)

5) The rough draft of your script is done. However, if you want to string together multiple AVI files, navigate to the folder where you stored the raw fraps files and find "1.avs". Open it in Notepad. It should say something like

Code:
AVISource("E:\Fraps\Inputs\ARRRRRRRRRRMOUR HACs\1.avi", audio=true).AssumeFPS(30,1)  #deinterlace  #crop  #resize  #denoise    ConvertToYV12()

The "ConvertToYV12()" might not be at the end, if not copy & paste it in.

6) Now to string together the files. Copy & paste the first line but add a "++" to the end of the line BEFORE you copy & paste. Obviously, change the name of the file with each new line. Hard to describe, but it should look like this...

  Spoiler


Note that ALL of the file names are in a single line, with no "++" at the end. If you have a "++" at the end, then it'll throw an error as the "++" tells MeGUI to append to that line, but there's no file name specified. As you can see, if you have your files called "1,2,3,4,5.avi" etc then it's much easier to ensure that they're in the correct order.

7) Almost done! On the main MeGUI screen, ensure that "1.avs" is the selected AS script". You can change the name of your video output if you want. Default settings can be changed at encoder settings -> config, but "Targetting Quality = 20" is a good compromise, anything above and the quality increases, but file size increases much faster. 

8) To add audio, in the main MeGUI window, under audio select Audio Input as the avs script file you made (make sure that audio = true for all input files mentioned in that file). Choose Encoder settings as "Nero AAC: NDAAC-LC 64kBps"

9) Click AutoEncode in the main MeGUI window and you should be done! If it asks you how you would like to encode, select "no target size (use profile settings)" and choose MKV or MP4 as your container. Then click "Queue" and wait.

 

Yes, still looks a little complicated. For those who have no experiance on video conversion, these steps are something complicated or difficult to understand. So here we introduce you a much easier to use video transcoder to help you encode video with ABC.

 

An Easy-to-Use Video Converter

 

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is a software that is very easy to use for anyone. You can use it to convert video, rip Blu-ray and copy DVD with just simply 3 cliks. It can decrypt Blu-ray and DVD copy protection and convert Blu-ray and DVD to digital files while it also can convert virtually any video to another video and audio format. It can convert 2D video t o 3D video and switch 3D video to another 3D format or 2D content. It also can compress 4K video to 1080p then upscale 1080p video to 4K resolution.

 

Free download and install 
  

Other Download: 
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/ 
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html 

 

User Steps:

 

1. Import source files

 

Click Add Video button to import source video files, and Load file(s) button to import source Blu-ray/DVD files. You can play source files with the built-in player, take screenshots, select and preview subtitles and audio tracks. If you import source video files, you can even add external subtitles for output.

 

 

2. Choose output profile

 

Click Format panel to choose format for output files. You can choose the one that meets your devices or players most.

 

3. Specify parameters for output files (optional)

 

Click the settings button next to the Profile frame to specify parameters for output files. You can reset Video Codec, Quality, Video size (choose output video size from provided options, or manually input the size you desire into the box according to your devices or players), Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Aspect ratio, Audio Codec, Audio Quality, Sample rate, Channels, etc.

 

4. Edit video (optional)

 

You can click Edit button to customize output files at your own will. Video editing features provided include: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, and Audio Replace.

  • Trim: Allowing users to decide where to start and where to end when converting the selected clip, so that unwanted segments will be cut out after conversion.
  • Crop: Getting rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image.
  • Text Watermark: Here, you can create a text watermark to personalize your video. For a text watermark, select the “Enable” box below the preview screen and type whatever text you want in the text watermark area.. You may strikeout, underline and transparent effect for the text. The font, color, size, and style of the text can be adjusted too. Click “Apply to All” to apply the settings to all the videos that are listed in file list.
  • Image/ Video Watermark: Here, you can import an image or video watermark to personalize your video.
  • Effect: Customize the output effect. Here, you can adjust brightness, contrast and saturation, apply gray, flip color, invert or Aged film effects and apply a number of deinterlacing options.
  • Audio Editor: Adding audio to target video file so that you can replace the original audio track with favorite melody.

5. Start conversion

 

Back to the main interface and click the “Convert” button to convert Blu-ray/DVD/Video to various video and audio formats. You can see the converting progress, time, size, etc. Hence, you can manage your Blu-ray, DVD movies with your mulitiple devices in an easier way.

 

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