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Export to most VFW codecs tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15256

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This tip will allow you to export to any VFW codec you have installed. (hint: install ffdshow)
It works on XP 32bit. Don't know if it will work on anything else.

Disclaimer: I'm not responsible if you mess up your registry, so don't attempt this if you don't know what you are doing.

First thing you should do is export the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32 tree so you can import it to get back to your original settings.

You can do this while Lightworks is open. Open regedit and go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32. You will see keys like vidc.M701 that contain paths to dll files. The dll files are your installed codecs. If you have ffdshow installed you will see at least one with ff_vfw.dll as the value. The codec you change will depend on if your outputting SD or HD video. For HD I don't import or export DVCPro 100 video (one of the export options in Lightworks) so I'm going to replace that codec with the ffdshow codec. Find the key named vidc.dvh1 That's the DVCPro 100 codec. Open the key and replace the value with ff_vfw.dll (the ffdshow VFW codec). Now go back to Lighworks and when you export your edit choose AVI and DVCPRO 100. Click the screwdriver icon and the ffdshow configuration panel will open. Select the encoder and parameters you want and click OK to close the dialog. Now when you export you will be encoding to the video codec you set in ffdshow. If you have the Cineform HD codec installed just replace the vidc.dvh1 key value with CFHD.DLL instead of ff_vfw.dll and you can export to Cineform.

I'll probably create an AutoIt utility that will allow me to change the codecs from a list of my installed codecs without using regedit.

So you don't have to go search for it, here's the link to the my latest codec swapping program.

CodecSwapper-v1_1.zip
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Last Edit: 2 years, 1 month ago by khaver. Reason: Added link to codec swapping program

Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15260

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Great tip.. but its not working on Win 7 64bit. I still get Matrox DVC config dialog

And this is the path in Win 7

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32]
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15261

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In Win 7 there may be another registry setting someplace else. I don't have Win 7 to check. Sorry.

Did you install the 32bit ffdshow or the 64bit? If 64bit, try the 32bit one.

Also, did you run regedit as an administrator?
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15262

@Khaver. Just want to be sure before I take this step. I am using Win 7 64 bit. My ffdshow is 32 bit.

See screen grab of my registry. In the Value Data field, do I replace "mvcVfwDV100.dll" with "ff_vfw.dll" (or "CFHD.DLL")?

Thanks.

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Last Edit: 2 years, 7 months ago by shaunthesheep.

Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15263

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Does this also work for import conversions?

I'm setting up an XP machine right now to use for testing (if it is fast enough) so I'll give this a try.

Have you tried adding entries to the codec list or will it only work if you replace a codec link?

Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15266

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shaunthesheep wrote:
@Khaver. Just want to be sure before I take this step. I am using Win 7 64 bit. My ffdshow is 32 bit.

See screen grab of my registry. In the Value Data field, do I replace "mvcVfwDV100.dll" with "ff_vfw.dll" (or "CFHD.DLL")?

Thanks.


Shaun, whatever the value is in the VIDC.FFDS key (ffdshow codec) or VIDC.CFHD (Cineform), replace the whole value in the vdic.dvh1 key with it.
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15267

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Greg_E wrote:
Does this also work for import conversions?

I'm setting up an XP machine right now to use for testing (if it is fast enough) so I'll give this a try.

Have you tried adding entries to the codec list or will it only work if you replace a codec link?


Yes it also works for transcoding on import. And it should work on effects rendering as well (haven't tried it yet). Edit: Yes, rendering effects works.

You can't add entries because the export codec list in Lightworks is hard coded.
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15268

I do have ffdshow 32 bit installed on my system but there does not appear to be an VIDC.FFDS entry in this part of the registry. See screen grabs (I could not fit the complete list on one page).

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Last Edit: 2 years, 7 months ago by shaunthesheep.

Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15269

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Shaun, did your ffdshow include the VFW codec? In your start menu for ffdshow is there a "VFW configuration" link?

Look in your Windows\system32 folder and look for ff_vfw.dll
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15271

Yes there is a vfw configuration link. See screen grab. When I click on the link the configuration dialogue open up OK. There is no ff_vfw.dll in the System32 folder.

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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15272

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Try to find the ff_vfw.dll file and use the path to it to replace the vidc.dvh1 key value.
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15273

Just did a search on my system for ff_vfw.dll and it is not found.

I tried replacing the DVC100 value with CFHD.dll and clicked on the screwdriver. The Matrox dialogue still comes up.

Do I need to reboot for the registry changes to take effect?
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Last Edit: 2 years, 7 months ago by shaunthesheep.

Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15274

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Did you do a run as administrator when you opened regedit?

Maybe Windows 7 has some "safety" measures to keep you from actually changing registry settings.
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15275

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You may need to look in HKEY_USERS\<User SID>_Classes\VirtualStore\Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32

That is where apps on Vista and Windows 7 actually read from (I think).
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Re: Export to any VFW codec tip 2 years, 7 months ago #15276

I have an administrator account in Windows 7 (I am the only user). I went to Run > Regedit > a User Account Control message comes up asking if I want "allow the following program to make changes to the computer?". I Click "yes" and am able to make the change. When I go back into Regedit the CFHD change is still there. But I haven't rebooted yet. Perhaps that is what I need to do?
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