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Idea & Info Wanted: Old game cutscenes / FMV game preservations? (any interest?)

I’ve done a complete conversion of Phantasmagoria 2 with the aforementioned settings

ffmpeg -i F:\DUK\1250.DUK -vcodec libx264 -preset placebo -qp 0 -acodec flac -compression_level 12 test.mkv

For me this could be the “Scanning Phase” of very old video with old codecs.

Upon these “untouched” lossless original files, any restoring/process can be tried.

It would be nice if someone could do a linear fan-edit of the plot out of the cutscenes.

Here’s the link for those interested, i plan to do Phantasmagoria 1 and X-Files


Idea & Info Wanted: Old game cutscenes / FMV game preservations? (any interest?)

The idea of “preserving” and “gathering” the CutScenes from FMV is not a bad idea,

but the concept of " converting them to modern standards" as stated in the opening,

is quite not needed and above all destructive of the already low quality of the source.

Moreover, the codecs used in the cutscens are almost all known (there are 3 or 4 at max)

and available to be readily played installing a CodecPack.

A forked idea from this that could have more sense is to convert and organize

all the cutscenes (or whatever extra video present)

in a LOSSLESS video codec like Huffyuv (wich is well supported by FFMpeg) + a lossless audio codec like FLAC.

That would have sense, so the (low) quality could be preserved intact and easily playable with a single modern codec.

If such a project would really start, with a public storage DB to put the .avi in (categorized with informations etc…)

i would glady contribute with the conversion of the FMV isos i have.

So good luck!


I’ve done some conversion test with FFMPEG on my Phantasmagoria (ita lang) iso

ffmpeg -i F:\VMD\740.VMD -vcodec huffyuv -acodec flac -compression_level 12 test.avi

The result is neat and clean perfect!


Or much more better with x264 in lossless mode (the resulting file size is hugely smaller)

ffmpeg -i F:\VMD\740.VMD -vcodec libx264 -preset placebo -qp 0 -acodec flac -compression_level 12 test.mkv

Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)

Even if i am so nitpicking on tone balance (above all black level and midtones)
and the first thing that strucks me is “oh dam they pumped down the black again!”
i have to say your images are most naturals, although i would rise the general dark level a tiny bit (in order to recall more the old fashioned natural colorization instead of popped-up-in-the-face modern contrast).
But keep going on this way, and remember don’t be tempted by “look at how black is this black”!
Thanks and great works!

44rh1n's "The Fellowship of the Ring" Extended Edition Color Restoration (Released)

For me the only good thing of the entire remastered box is the really beautiful color regrade.

Apart colors, all the rest is plain 2k Upscale + outlaw DNR + Sharpening fraud.

There are plenty of screens (capsaholic and BR forum) so atrocius i can’t believe someone had the courage to ok it.

There is someone with the idea of regrade from the TE bluray with the UHD as reference?

Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 - MKV (Released)

I can’t believe it guys,

I was just prepared to download the 2.7 and here I just know a 3.0 is in preparation!

I can’t wait enough for it!

As soon i’ve time, I’ll make a little donation. You deserve it for sure!

The only thing i would ask, it could be possible to have the Lagarith (or Huff or any) lossless version to download too?

Thank you and good work!