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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:55 pm   
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Pengu-dou wrote:
When I try using the latest version of Any2XMV, the .exe can't start and I get a message saying "Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus or potentially unwanted software."

If I try to use the previous version, the .exe starts, but partway through the process, it crashes.


That is interesting and must be annoying because the earlier version I still use works fine. I've actually been using it a lot recently.

I downloaded this most recent build (from the last link) and ran that on a YT MP4 I actually converted successfully earlier this week with that earlier version.

No problem with the my anti-virus but I would suggest you read the accompanying notes provided by KIxxx because he does warn that some AVs do flag the converter as malware.

Unfortunately a fair number of Xbox modding and other tools (AutoXbins, Xbox Image Converter, XBE Shortcut Maker) provoke this sort of false positive often only on the ridiculous grounds it is an unknown or rarely used program.

You could sandbox it if you're really worried or simply add it to your AV's exclusions list.

However I seem to have run into the same problem you've described because this latest converter apparently fails at a particular point with this message in red:-

"newfiles\video.wmv: No such file or directory"

A Win7 error box then reports the:-

"Xbox XMV Tool has stopped working"

describing the "APPCRASH" as due to "Fault module: MSVCR71.dll".

Here's the interesting part: if you actually check the converter's "finished" folder you'll see the original MP4 has been moved there for some reason and find that (at least I do) the conversion has actually succeeded. There is a "Merged1" XMV file there too which works perfectly.

In the previous version there was no "finshed" folder and the "newfiles" folder was apparently unused. The "Merged1" final XMV was found located on the root of the folder.

BTW the XMV is reported (by VLC) as being much longer than the original MP4 but actually runs for exactly the same time. This is/was the same for the previous converter too.

The problem is that with the update converter tool crashing you get left with its innards open in the main folder ie. the xmvtool.exe, ffmpeg.exe. xbadpcmencode.exe, buildlog and that DLL. So if you try to restart you'll get another error message from the OS. You can continue and it'll work but crash again at the end.

What I'm thinking is that this is some simple folder location path issue for the converted file ie. it has been put in the "finished" folder rather than the "newfile" folder where it is being looked for. That's possibly what is crashing the program but just a guess.

Hopefully it is something like that and can be easily fixed.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:12 pm   
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If you have less than 10 files to convert it will give an "error" message. Its not really an error but rather I hard coded it to do up to 10 at a time. Once it does the first file it will look for a second and third and so on to convert. If there isnt a second or third etc it will say error no file. But as I said its not really an error and can simply be ignored.

If it does not shut down correctly you can simply delete the files. All you want left is the 4 folders, Any2XMV.exe and XMVEncoder.exe. When you run Any2XMV the next time it will respawn all the needed files.

All new files and used base files will be put in the Finished Folder. The way it works is it looks in Input Files, dumps the audio track and converts that to XBOX ADPCM and moves it to New Files, it then converts the video to WMV and puts that in New Files. It then merges whatever audio and video files it finds in the New Files folder and moves it and the base file to Finished. It will then check the Queue Folder for another file. If there is another file it will move it to Input Files and start again. If there is no files in the Queue Folder it will say Error No File Found.

You can see how it works here


As for AV it tends to be low grade programs that tag it. More often than not it will get registered as a potentially unwanted app which is pure bull plop. Also there is many companies in their infinite lack of wisdom like Symantec that have decided that any unsigned app should be tagged as a virus by default. If you look at results from places like Virus Total youll see 3 or 4 will say maybe its a virus and like 60 say its clean


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:07 pm   
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Thanks for the quick reply.

So it is working as it should just that it is looking for another queued video file to convert and throws up the error message when it doesn't find it.

Just tried it with three MP4s (1st in "inputfiles" the other two in "queue") and they all converted correctly but the tool still crashed at the end in exactly the same way rather than closing.

No biggy, otherwise, as shown in the video, the updated converter still does exactly what it is supposed to do perfectly. But I'm interested as to why this version of the converter crashes at the end on my system and the older one I have, which I think must be different from Pengu-dou's "previous" version does not.

In the YT video you appear to using Win 7 like me (Pro 64 bit?) and yet it clearly doesn't throw up the file not found error or crash at the end. This sort of seemingly inexplicable inconsistency bothers me.Smile


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:19 am   
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In the original there was no batch function. It was just one and done. In the new one it has the batch function. But because of terrible batch function in the XMVencoder I had to specify file names so I essentially copy and pasted the script to convert 10 times but changed the output file name.Thats why the new version uses 4 folders instead of 2 like the first version.

The only time it will run and not give that error is when you are doing 10 files (1 in Input, 9 in Queue) because thats what it was scripted for. But as I said its not really an error as we would perceive and can be ignored with no ill effect.

If you dont care about file size and only doing 1 at a time my first release will work just fine. The only upside of the second release is converting multiple files at once and a smaller end file size with equitable quality


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:12 am   
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I got it to run by disabling real-time protection in Windows Defender. However it crashes with the last line in the window stating "ERROR: Unable to open input file 'ANY2XMV 2\newfiles\audio.wav'.

This is the same thing that happens when I attempt to run the older version.

EDIT: It appears to be an issue with the video file I was using. Not sure why. Maybe because it has no audio.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:04 pm   
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Can you upload the video thats giving you problems so I can check it out and see whats what


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Thanks for the reply/info.^^^


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:31 am   
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KIxxx wrote:
Can you upload the video thats giving you problems so I can check it out and see whats what


Yeah, here it is. http://www.mediafire.com/file/8lujnlal1fhct3o/Xbox_Alpha_bootup.mp4

It was definitely just because the video contains no audio. I added a silent track to it and tried it again and it worked just fine.


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:49 pm   
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For videos with no audio use Batch22B V5. It works similar to Any2XMV. First use it to convert your video to WMV. Now move the WMV from NewFiles to InputFiles and run the program again. This time pick XMV NA and this will output an XMV with no audio track

http://www.mediafire.com/file/n5c2452azty2pq7/Batch22bV5.7z


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:03 am   
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On the subject of audio: in some of the MP4 game trailers, clips, demos I've been using for conversion to XMV for use as previews (UnleashX) the audio volume is very variable.

There's no problem with the XMV conversion audio playback on VLC or other media player because you can adjust the volume to suit. But when used for the purpose intended on the Xbox you want the audio levels of all the previews to be, roughly the same.

The problem is, particularly when the original MP4 volume is low, that gets converted in to the final XMV. I've had to reject some YT stuff for use as previews because of this.

I was looking online for solutions and one suggested was using a short script with the ffmpeg tool to increase the gain whilst copying an audio file.

As this converter uses ffmpeg that had me wondering if there is a way to alter the audio gain to deal with such MP4 and other video file type's volume level problems too during the XMV conversion process. If so how?

Please keep it simple if there is a way. Smile


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Dont think I can do it simple Very Happy

Heres 2 scripts to up the volume. Volume150.bat will increase the volume 150% and Volume200.bat will of course increase 200%

Just put them in the Any2XMV folder and run ANY2XMV so it will drop all the files then minimize or X out of it. Now run the batch of your choice and it will convert the video and the resulting XMV will have the higher volume.

This just does 1 at a time and your base videos go in input files just like before.



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