I'm trying to improve some VHS-C home video recordings for my mother. I used
VirtualDub to capture the recordings as avi files and now I wish to modify them with
Avisynth but I can't get the frame server function to work. Has anyone got the
VirtualDub frame server connection with
Avisynth working in Windows 10?
I've tried this with the latest versions of
Avisynth, and both
AvsPmod. Also, I've tried it with
AvsPmod_205.exe from AnimeMusicVideos.org (
AMVapp31.zip). I'm using Windows 10 64-bit however I've only downloaded 32-bit version software and codecs because that seems to be the generally recommended route. (Is the
AVSPluginPack necessary? If so, is there somewhere other than AMV that maintains it?)
In VirtualDub, I open
homevideo.avi, "Crop to selection" for a desired range of frames and then
File > Start frame server... and name the Avi-File Handler
In AvsP and AvsPmod the commands:
video = AVISource("c:\VHSC\video.avs") return video
video.avs is a file that contains only the line
produce the error message:
Avisynth open failure:AVIFileSource: couldn't open file 'c:\VHSC\video.vdr' (C:\VHSC\video.avs, line 1) (New File, line 1)
homevideo.avi does display the frames in the AvsP/mod window.
I've seen this similar question AviSynth can't open my AVI file: "AVISource: Couldn't locate a decompressor for fourcc dvds". The virtualdub website < http://www.virtualdub.org/docs_frameserver.html > says "Use the AVISource filter. DirectShowSource is unreliable". I've tried both.
To capture the VHS tapes in VirtualDub I followed a YouTube tutorial, which involved the following steps:
Downloaded and install Virtual Dub + Lagarith codec File > Capture AVI File > Set capture file[name] Device > [chose my capture device] Video > Video source > [chose the source] Video > Capture filter > PAL_B Video > Compression > Lagarith -then in Configure > [mode=]YUY2; -Checking both Use Multithreading and Prevent Upsampling When Decoding. Video > Set custom format -- settings: 820 576 YUY2* (*actually set as UYVY [the default setting] because YUY2 is not compatible with my capture device) Capture > Settings > 25.0 At the bottom of the capture window -- selected 44.10 kHz, 16 bit, Stereo Start: Capture > Capture video End: Capture > Stop capture