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MAME Intro Movies 106 *out now
« on: November 07, 2005, 10:45:12 pm »
Well finally got around to creating the first batch of intro movies for use in mamewah etc.  These have been done using buddamame and mamemoviemaker.  Thanks to Buddabing and Silver for getting that all going.  NIVO and I have been going through the vids cropping them to show game play action instead of the whole intro sections (if you want the whole thing then you might consider doing it yourself as it creates very large files).  We managed to get quite good quality vids at a good compression and have been able to maintain the games aspect ratio.

These packs don't include unplayable or unable to capture.

Please don't ask when the next lots will be coming out - takes a fair amount of time to produce the initial vids, check them, fix if needed and then crop the length to something suitable.

Please post here if there are any problems with the vids or any suggestions.

[romsite name redacted] is now all set up.  Future releases will go through there first as the tracker is excellent. 

If you previously downloaded it for 098 - unzip all the vids to a single folder - then point the torrent at it.  No more individual folders and zips.

The complete set is up
[romsite link redacted]

Enjoy
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« Last Edit: February 04, 2015, 11:59:59 pm by PL1 »

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005, 11:20:36 pm »
yes alot of work :) i also want to mention that i am working on screens as well. I dont like how pixelated crashtest version are when stretched in FE's so i have taken the task to redo the working games only #-Z. Will be some time before they are finished, but im making progress. Cheers.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005, 11:46:43 pm »
What video player is required for these?  I tried opening them in windows media player, but they didn't open.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005, 11:49:24 pm »
Make sure to have xvid codec installed

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005, 11:57:46 pm »
Well, I looked closer and the bittorent has been running for 15 minutes without downloading any files.  What I see in my folder are the shells where the files should go.

Any idea why I haven't downloaded anything in this time?

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2005, 12:01:45 am »
Not too sure - does the torrent say anything like not connected to tracker.  Does it see any seeds or peers.  I know that NIVO and Mikey have both got the full torrent now from me.  If you go to the chatroom may be able to help more.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2005, 12:24:50 am »
Yep, I got an error saying there was a problem connecting to the tracker...

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005, 01:15:11 am »
Currently have a few people leeching from me - can I ask that once complete leave it open for as long as possible.  My upload is quite poor so it can take a long time to get all the files just from me.  The more seeders available, the sooner I can stop seeding and release the new movie packs.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005, 01:34:46 am »
does the ssf.txt file you posted in another thread reflect the cropping you've been doing?
I don't mind generating the movies myself with MMM but I definitely prefer the cropped version.

Also, nobody is seeding right now.


also, interesting choice of hosting site.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2005, 01:39:58 am by papaschtroumpf »

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2005, 03:02:48 am »
I am seeding both vid packs and will be for a while it seems until I can convince other people to seed as well.

I don't think the ssf.txt file had any impact on what I was doing as I cropped the length manually to a short clip.  As I'm scrolling through the games list I just want to see what the game play is like - not "Winner's don't use drugs" campaign or some of the massive intro movies.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 12:29:15 am »
I like what you did, it really works better than the raw videos for use as a preview in a front-end.

When can we expect to see B-Z ?   ;D

I'll be seeding too for the foreseable future, I do stop the bittorrent client from time to time, like when I'm playing online (can't waste that precious fragging bandwidth you know) so be patient and it should be up again.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 01:08:17 am »
currently trying to finalize a few for B and C.  But have had a slight setback as the resolutions have been coming out wrong for the 30 odd vids I created today - need to redo them now.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 06:37:49 am »
Just thought I'd mention that these vids are 256x256 - its mentioned in the torrent info, just thought I'd mention it here, in case anyone was keen on the aspect ratio...

EDIT: ignore above, I was talking crap.
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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 10:30:02 am »
Silver, I'm not sure what you mean? at first glance the aspect ratio looks right, vertical games like 1941 are not "squished" for example.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 12:12:58 pm »
Sorry I've been a dunce here. I just read in the torrent info that the vids are all 256x256 (which could kill the aspect)....

... but of course they are not, they are in fact MAX 256 by 256. (eg 720 is 256x192) in order to maintain aspect ratio. And I should know as I helped out adding support for the filter that would resize them in this way. I'm a dunce....  ;)

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2005, 04:04:40 pm »
yes silver :) as you recall we had this done this way in order to maintain a certain window size as well as keep the ratio as proper as possible. If anyone hasnt seen these new vids yet, you should. They are 10x better in quality and serve purpose to display gameplay, not some long intro that you watch a game startup sequence only to see no gameplay at all.

Once I get screenshots done I plan to post as well, although im not fond of seedig a torrent for distribution, perhaps I could get some one to host the screen packs.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2005, 04:42:24 pm »
yes silver :) as you recall we had this done this way in order to maintain a certain window size as well as keep the ratio as proper as possible. If anyone hasnt seen these new vids yet, you should. They are 10x better in quality and serve purpose to display gameplay, not some long intro that you watch a game startup sequence only to see no gameplay at all.

Once I get screenshots done I plan to post as well, although im not fond of seedig a torrent for distribution, perhaps I could get some one to host the screen packs.

It would be great if you saved the start and end frames of these so that low-bandwidth people can generate their own............
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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2005, 04:58:59 pm »
i do believe cd has kept all original vids before cropping, i would think its possible to get the key frame data as well. Will look into it.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2005, 05:13:26 pm »
yes silver :) as you recall we had this done this way in order to maintain a certain window size as well as keep the ratio as proper as possible. If anyone hasnt seen these new vids yet, you should. They are 10x better in quality and serve purpose to display gameplay, not some long intro that you watch a game startup sequence only to see no gameplay at all.

Once I get screenshots done I plan to post as well, although im not fond of seedig a torrent for distribution, perhaps I could get some one to host the screen packs.

It would be great if you saved the start and end frames of these so that low-bandwidth people can generate their own............



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Re: MAME Intro Movies
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2005, 11:32:16 pm »
In terms of start and end frame - all I used was the nearest key frame in virtualdubmod either side of the "gameplay" part.  I tried to do this as quick as I can and therefore didn't note the frame numbers.  I could do it from now on if it could help.  But I don't know if it would work as I'm getting the frame number from a video already produced by the mamemoviemaker process and not based on the exact start frame of the game - if that makes any sense.  B C and D are nearing completion

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,C
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2005, 09:46:04 am »
At "worse" someone could generate the full video then post process it with your frame info (I assume this can be automated with vdub).
Of course ideally you want buddamame to only record the interesting part.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,C
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 01:31:56 pm »
Just wanted to let you guys know that I am currently downloading and uploading the sets.  I'm on a laptop without a good home network connection, so I can't let it go 24/7, but I'll try my best to continue seeding after the D/L finishes.

These files are very well done.  Thanks a million cdbrown and NIVO.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,C
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2005, 02:12:35 pm »
Downloading...

Keep 'em coming

I have been seeing the previous two and will seed this one too. I guess it's getting some traffic since I have "served" many gigs for those two file already. I'll be seeding the new packs as they come too (with the caveats already expressed in my previous post, seeding gets put on hold while I play online, but at least my server is on 24/7).

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,C
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2005, 11:13:49 pm »
Thanks cdbrown this will save me a bunch of time!
I'll help seed for awhile.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2005, 03:55:36 am »
Yes keep seeding those other ones.  I need people to keep 0-9 and A as seeds while I upload the all new B pack to whoever wants.  See the first post to get the link.

A few of the mame vids have also been posted on a newsgroup which is probably why you're seeing the increased upload.  Keep seeding people  :D

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2005, 06:32:50 pm »
I missed the fact that B was out. downloading now.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2005, 04:42:15 pm »
I don't know if this is a good time or place to ask this question, but, how could I take my custom graphic (.psd/.jp/or.bmp file) flip and rotate and do cool things in an .mpg or .avi file?
Is there any freeware programs that I can do this with?

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2005, 07:35:31 pm »
I would start another topic for off questions, only because this thread is going to get a lot of attention.  Check out how many times the moviemaker thread was replied to for example, and at this point there is only four sets out for this thread.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2005, 09:18:38 pm »
Yes keep seeding those other ones.  I need people to keep 0-9 and A as seeds while I upload the all new B pack to whoever wants. 

My Torrent client reports I'm the only seeder on 0-9 and A. It's been known to be wrong before, but for those of you new seeders, you may want to seed those two in priority.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2005, 09:23:16 pm »
Well I have been the seeder on all 4 since the beginning and most of the time it said there were no other seeders even though I know there are more.  I have stopped 0-9, B, C and will very shortly stop seeding A.  See first post for the new D pack

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2005, 10:20:04 pm »
yeah, that's why I mentionned that my torrent client has been know to be wrong.
Downloading D now, I think I'll keep seeding everything unless my computer starts complaining about it. I may have to limit number of connections per torrent after I reach 8 torrents, but so far it seems that traffic is relatively light (if 5 Gigs uploaded since the beginning can be considered light)

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2005, 01:53:51 am »
heya folks. First off i'd like to thank everyone who is helping on the seeding, please keep it up. Secondly, we need more folks in the loop to keep this thing going. Some of us have slow uploads and we are doing what we can, but it seems we need more distribution. Thanks again for folks helping us get these going, keep it up and seed when u can!  :D

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2005, 08:28:12 pm »
Pack E is out now.  Once it's fully uploaded and there are other seeders I'll get F going.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2005, 08:47:48 pm »
Downloading and will be seeding. Keep'em coming.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2005, 11:09:53 pm »
Well it looks like I can take mame off of my things to do list, I have alot of movies done for it but they are in a slightly different format along with my other previews.  I will try to get ahold of these and compare Great Job!

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2005, 12:28:24 am »
As promised the new F pack has been released.  The following packs may take some time to process but will be done as time permits.

circo - if you want to place a link to this thread or link to the torrents from your site then I can't see a problem.

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E,F
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2005, 01:27:19 pm »
Awesome work, I am seeding 0-E right now and waiting for F to DL will seed it also.   I will continue to seed them aswell.   

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E,F
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2005, 04:58:23 pm »
Really good vids! I'll try to seed them but nobody seems to dl off me. Anyway keep up the good work!

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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E,F
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2005, 05:58:42 pm »
Would it be possible for someone to upload these to a newsgroup like a.b.emulators.mame?
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Re: MAME Intro Movies #0-9,A,B,C,D,E,F
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2005, 11:22:57 pm »
hiya kane. I have personally posted the torrent links in newsgroups to help attract traffic and get more folks in sharing to get this out into the community. Cd and myself wont be uploading to newsgroups as we are not only doing the vids and screens still, but trying to seed as much as we can. If anyone else would like to upload packs, feel free to do so. All we ask is that you keep them in tact as you received them, and no commercial releases. :) Cheers!