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Startmovie doesn't ouput wav file

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Forums > HL Engine Discussion

04 Dec 17, 04:42
By olograph
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Hi, I don't know if this question belongs here, but I'm working on creating a presentation video of my map.

I created the demos successfully, but I'm having trouble with start/endmovie.

Basically, no wav file is created as output. bmps are created correctly though.

Any ideas?

Edit: Note that worst case I can capture audio separately and add it later using a video editor. I tried capturing audio/video using a third party software and it gave me sh*t. My computer is too slow for this. That's why I try to stick to startmovie.
04 Dec 17, 12:18
By Solokiller
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Check this: https://steamcommunity.com/app/70/discussio
ns/0/864975399699995140/


You may need to specify some additional options.
04 Dec 17, 17:44
By olograph
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Thanks, but I already saw that page. Passing tga and wav doesn't work. It returns the syntax help for the command.

Can someone please test this on his side to see if the wav is created?

Edit: Nevermind. This link (https://gamebanana.com/tuts/11018) suggests what I was fearing... basically, sound must be recorded and matched separately. What a painful process. It's either this or a slightly laggy 800*600 video.
06 Dec 17, 03:06
By olograph
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Anyone else has tips on recording videos with goldsrc? I'm killing myself merging those .bmps and trying to synchronize the sound manually.
06 Dec 17, 04:51
By DiscoStu
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Did you consider using a separate recording tool instead of the game itself?
06 Dec 17, 06:52
By olograph
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I tried D3Dgear, but wasn't satisfied by it. My computer isn't fast enough (said I), there was a little bit of lag. The resolution I used was 720p.

I then tried the startmovie command in 1080p and to merge the bmps into a xvid avi. After I went through 18 demo files (OMG so painfully long) I discovered that my PC isn't fast enough to edit xvid 1080p vids (in most common editors).

I spent my whole day on startmovie and I didn't even reached the step of recording the sound and synchronizing it manually. Screw this sh*t.

I tried D3Dgear again and did this video (less for demonstration purpose, more for rewarding my wasted efforts):

https://youtu.be/_411Oo99VfI

Anyways, after this day of startmovie torture I think I can live with such slight lag in my vids.

Thanks!
06 Dec 17, 11:53
By Dallas
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I used OBS studio to record 1080P from GoldSRC at 60fps with no lag. My Pc is about 4 years old.

https://obsproject.com/
06 Dec 17, 18:30
By olograph
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I'll try this baby tonight! However mine is 10 years old. : S

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07 Dec 17, 00:13
By olograph
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I'm going to get an OBS tattoo. That's all I have to say.
07 Dec 17, 14:43
By Admer456
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My laptop is 10 years old, and I use Camtasia Studio 8. It's the best-performing recording tool for my old potato bucket. :3
07 Dec 17, 23:43
By olograph
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I tried recording the game with Camtasia and the only thing I got was a blank black screen.
08 Dec 17, 11:44
By Admer456
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Well, I'm sorry about that. It's not the same for everyone, I guess.
Mirillis Action is something you'd also want to look into.

For the record, I've also used Corel VideoStudio X7's recording tool and it was fine, given my hardware specs. tongue - :P
08 Dec 17, 18:53
By SourceSkyBoxer
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Hello my dear guys why do you not use OBS Studio?

OBS Studio is really free capture video from desktop. It is very stable for me. My computer is less than 1 year old and it has enough power.

// @Dallas you are fast....
But his website is down and it is for github I added link.
13 Dec 17, 00:01
By Crollo
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But... Ok.
13 Dec 17, 00:38
By olograph
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"My computer is less than 1 year old and it has enough power."

When it'll grow up it'll get stronger.
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