In this guide we are going to explain,
how you can export your video from Ulead MediaStudio Pro v6.x/v7.0
to Windows Media Encoder v8 (WM 8) with our Video Server Plugin. As an example, we
take the sample file "Nature.dvp" of MSpro and
code this project as an AVI within WM 8. After reading
this guide, you should be familiar with my plugin and can
start encoding your own video.
As the source quality of the "Nature.dvp"
is not optimal, the quality of the output is also not optimal.
First open the Nature project within MediaStudio Pro (MSPro).
Select File->Create->Video File
This will bring up the Create Video File Movie window. Click
on the "Save as type" droplist and select Ulead Video Server.
Because WM 8 can not read compressed audio from an AVI file, we
need to set the audio of the video server into RAW mode. This can be done
by clicking on the Options button and set the audio to RAW mode.
If you are not sure you are using the right settings you can
compare your current settings with
Now, all the settings are correct and you need to fill in a name
into the "File name" box and press save. When you click on the save button,
the plugin starts and creates the IPCserver.AVI. Please note that the filename that
you enter in the File name box is not the file that is written to disc.
In this example we use the name:"justaname". The name
is only important if you are running 2 servers at the same time. If you are
using 2 servers, the names may not be identical.
If the plugin in not registered, first a window
is shown to motivate registration. If O.K. is pressed, a
server window will appear.
DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW
Now encode the IPCserver.AVI with the
Window Media Encoder v8. Please note that this is a
command line encoder. To make it easy for you,
I created a batch
file that can be copied in the ROOT of c:.
Open a Command prompt (MS-DOS prompt in W98).
(So open a Command prompt without closing the server window and MSPro)
the encodewm8.bat file from c:\. The batch file
is created in such a way that the encoder does a dual
pass encoding at 1Mbit/s. Depending on the desired
quality you chose a desired resolution and bitrate for the encoding process.