It wasn't that hard really... After watching the 3 part tutorial on youtube :)
I felt like a fucking moron a few months ago trying to get the effect to work.
For a little while there I thought about buying a mac just to use ffxmpeg of whatever its called.
For those who say its dated, fuck yes! But its looks so cool :)
The key was in the keyframes section of avidemux..
1. re-encode the source video as xvid
Instead of COPY > choose > mpeg 4 Xvid
choose configure > frames tab > iframe interval to really high.
note you can delete the audio since it's not going to really work...
2. append the re-encoded clips and delete the first iframe where the clips join.
Note: The above assumes you've seen that 3 part data moshing tutorial on youtube :)
that's all i can remember. writing this down so I don't forget next time I revisit the idea.
I would post an example but it's too long.
should have used some shorter clips.
I tried virtual dub and could not open a fucking thing or make heads or tails of the shit.
Wow so I wrote the above bullshit in 2010 and this is me revisiting the idea in 2012. Holy shit dood.
Yes data moshing still works in windows... Windows 7 at the time of me writing this.
Just jotting some extra notes down so I don't forget it... Yay bullet points, fun...
- In order to delete an I frame in avidemux you select frames surrounding it. Duh took me like 30 minutes to remember that.
- After you have appended the clips you wish to data mosh, change the "video" mode in avidemux to "copy" rather than re-encoding.
- If avidemux prompts you to "enable smart copy", choose no. I think? I need to fuck around with it a little more.