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2019-09-19 16:03
El Topo

Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 39
Capturing video from VICE

I have found where to record video from a running VICE session and the output is just fine, just very limited in resolution. Is there any way to make the capture using a higher resolution (just like what I see on screen that is doubled x2)? I guess I can drop all frames with ffmpeg, upscale them 200% with imagemagick and reencode but it seems cumbersome.

If I upload the lores capture I get now to Youtube, they make a mess of it when they reencode it. Looks like online video from 2001.
2019-09-19 16:13
Mr. SID

Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 376
You might get better results by capturing the window (at whatever size looks good to you) with something like OBS.
2019-09-19 18:44
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 409
if you are on Win10 Win+G works fine enough for capturing vice.
2019-09-20 02:33
El Topo

Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 39
I'm on Linux so I went with OBS with great result. Thanks for the advice Mr. SID.
2019-09-20 20:50
Golara

Registered: Jan 2018
Posts: 206
Since C64 is 50 FPS (Safe to assume you're using PAL C64, right ?) and 99,99% sure your computer resolution is at 60 FPS just recording the screen might not produce a nice 50FPS video. Actually, even just using VICE on a 60FPS screen is not that smooth. Change to NTSC VICE from time to time, you'lll see how freaking smooth it is then
2019-09-21 09:34
Scorpion

Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 9
To view things like IFLI and such smoothly on PAL, from time to time I run VICE at 120% speed.
2019-09-21 14:37
El Topo

Registered: Jun 2006
Posts: 39
Golara: I see, yes I captured at 25 fps I believe. It was my own little PETSCII intro that don't do super-mega-effects so I'm satisfied anyway. We shall have to hope that the VICE authors will put the ability to capture in a higher resolution in their software in future updates (I'm looking at you groepaz :)).
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