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Interactive video question

  1. Feb 4, 2005 #1

    dlgoff

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    I am looking for a way to cut a video file (format?) into a bunch of small files that can then be reassembled in "real time" in an order determined by an interactive program I'll write. The programing is not a problem; simple if/then logic and being able to read the small files from a CD/DVD (format?) then displaying.

    I'm not familiar with the structure of video files. But I think any format that can be edited and recorded to a CD would be okay.

    Any suggestions?

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  3. Feb 4, 2005 #2

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    You'll probably want to use some type of video library like this:

    http://libmpeg2.sourceforge.net/

    The library you choose depends on which programming language and video format you want to use
     
  4. Feb 4, 2005 #3

    dlgoff

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    I don't understand. Isn't the link for a decoder? How do I use it? What I'm wanting to do is record a person going through a set of movements then with a computer cut out the individual movements and save them to files that I can output depending on a user input.

    Thanks

    Don
     
  5. Feb 4, 2005 #4

    dduardo

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    Well, what language do you want to program in? What video format do you want to use?
     
  6. Feb 4, 2005 #5

    dlgoff

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    Something simple like a basic compiler. I have Borland Turbobasic that works fine for everything except direct video writing (too slow); that's why I want to just manipulate files.

    Regards

    Don
     
  7. Feb 4, 2005 #6

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  8. Feb 4, 2005 #7

    dlgoff

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    Thank you dduardo. I'll go through the tutorial right now. I might have another question but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to post.

    Sincerely

    Don
     
  9. Feb 4, 2005 #8

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    You might want to look at AviSynth and VirtualDub.
    These programs can work independently or together and can take command files.
    Plus they can handle most if not all video formats.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2005 #9

    dlgoff

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    I'm wanting to create an .exe where the users input (pattern reconition of user) will cause a loop of video files to branch to another loop.

    Regards

    Don
     
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