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[Tutorial Converting movies for VX Ace - easy, free, no script no watermark

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I've noticed a few threads discussing the "best" way to get movies into ogv format so they can be used with RPG Maker VX Ace. Most seem to involve purchasing software, trials with watermarks, scripts to allow avi, etc. I thought I'd share my experience with a very simple and free way to convert nearly anything. It even converted my flash file perfectly (exported from After Effects) :D

In order to do this you'll need a copy of VLC Media Player. You can get that here. Aside from being an amazing media player it's 100% free and provides the conversion stuff we'll need.

Note : At the time I wrote this guide I was using version 2.0.6

Once you've installed that just follow these steps
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1. Open VLC Media Player
2. Click Media then Convert / Save (or press Ctrl-R)
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3. Click Add... and select your file
4. Click the Convert/Save button (not the arrow to the right)
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5. Click the Browse button beside the Destination file field and give your file a name. Ignore the "Save as type" options and give your file the extention OGV
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6. In the Profile dropdown box select Video - Theora + Vorbis (OGG)
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7. Click Start

That's it. You now have a usable OGV file in the location you specified in step 5. If you want to test it just do the following:

1. Open RPG Maker VX Ace
2. Select Tools - Resource Manager
3. Select Movies on the left then click the Import... button
4. Select the file you created in the previous process
5. Create an event to play the movie (Event commands tab 3, bottom left - Play Movie)
For example:
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Hope that helps.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 01:29:06 AM by Chickan117 »

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Thank you.

I Google'd "How to convert files into OGV" and (as you said) I only got paid programs and the like.
It works, and it's simpler + fast.

Again, thank you for sharing this.

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I wasn't aware vlc media play could convert stuff, nice find!

Level 58
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Me niether until just recently :) Such an amazing piece of software. Took the money I was gonna spoend on converters and donated it to them instead :)

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Thanks for sharing this.