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Are you running WATCHOUT 5 on a WindowsXP computer?

My advice, don't do this. 

 

From the download page

WATCHOUT 5.3.1

Released December 5, 2012. Compatible with Windows 8. Windows 7 required for full functionality.

 

When posting, in order for others to help you out, please be more specific on:

 

- WATCHOUT version

- OS version

- driver versions

- hardware specs, especially processor/disc/graphic card types

- content type, when video especially size(pixels)/codec/bit-rate

 

/jonas

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WATCHOUT version : 4.1

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

 

 

-DISPLAY PC-

Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz

Socket: Socket 775 LGA

Mobo: Asus P5KPL-AM

VGA: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series 512MB

RAM: 2GB DDR3 PC3-10700 (667 MHz) Walton Chaintech

 

 


-PRODUCTION PC-

Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz

Socket: Socket 775 LGA

Mobo: ASUS P5G41T-M LX

VGA: NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB

RAM: 2x2GB DDR3 PC3-10700 (667 MHz) Walton Chaintech

 

I make a .mov file with "Sorenson 3" codec.

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I would say your codec is wrong.

 

Re-encode with a different codec in the .mov "wrapper"

 

From the version 4 manual:

 

Pg. 39

There’s a wide variety of codecs available, each optimized for a particular
kind of source material and playback requirements. WATCHOUT supports
both Apple QuickTime and Microsoft DirectShow codec technologies for playback.
Here’s a rundown of some of the more commonly used codecs:
MPEG-1. Medium quality. Generates very small files. Optimized for camera
video. Native frame size is fixed, based on a quarter of the video format’s
frame size. Since this codec doesn’t require a lot of computation power, use it
when you need to play a lot of small video clips at the same time.

MPEG-2. High quality. Used on DVD video discs. Optimized for camera
video at normal frame sizes. Also supports high definition formats with some
encoders (see “High Definition Video” on page 39). The WATCHOUT MPEG-
2 decoder performs de-interlacing automatically when required.
Quicktime Animation. High quality. Very low compression. Optimized
for computer-generated material. Supports transparency when set to
“Millions+” of colors.
QuickTime PNG. High quality (non-destructive). Low compression. Optimized
for computer-generated material. Supports transparency when set to
“Millions+” of colors.
DV. High quality. Medium compression. Optimized for video editing. Generated
directly by most digital video camcorders. Native frame size is fixed,
based on video format’s frame size. For best performance, use the AVI file
format for DV content to be used with WATCHOUT.
Windows Media 9. High quality. Flexible in terms of frame size (useful for
making tall or narrow movies), frame rate and interlacing/progressive
options. Very demanding on processor speed when using high resolutions at
full frame rate.
Choosing the right codec and codec settings for your source material and playback
hardware may require some experimentation.
Recommended Compression
Formats
Although WATCHOUT supports most video file formats, some formats tend to
give better results. As a general guideline, use MPEG-2 or Windows Media 9
unless an alpha channel is required, in which case QuickTime Animation is the
recommended codec. WM9 requires more processor power, but provides
greater flexibility in terms of supported frame sizes.

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I would say re-encode into MPEG-2 (preferred) or h264 (.mp4) instead.

 

Don't use Sorensen 3 as a codec, it's not supported properly by QuickTime Player itself anymore, I think.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorenson_codec

 

Sorenson Video 3

An improved Sorenson Video 3 codec debuted with the release of QuickTime 5.0.2 on July 1, 2001.
It was available exclusively for QuickTime. Apple QuickTime later focused on other compression formats
and moved Sorenson Video 3 to a separate group called "legacy encoders.
 

 

And if possible, update WATCHOUT into 4.3 and WindowsXP to SP3.

http://dataton.com/downloads/watchout/support/old/watchout/WATCHOUT_Installer_4.3.msi

Latest QuickTime 7.7.3 or newer is recommended.

 

 

/jonas

 

Although aimed at WATCHOUT 5, most of it can be used for WATCHOUT 4, too:

WATCHOUT - Codecs for stable WATCHOUT playback - 2012.pdf

 

WindowsXP Tweaklist:

WATCHOUT Display Computer Build and Tweak List.pdf

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Thank you for the solutions provided.

 

I will upgrade my PC to Windows 7 Professional 32bit.

Will I be able to use version 4.5.1 with dongle version 4?

 


I made a video with Adobe After Effect CS6.

How to set the video codec to render output MPEG-2 or h264 (.MP4)?


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I will upgrade my PC to Windows 7 Professional 32bit.

 

 
On the hardware you have described, I would recommend you to NOT do that.
It will only result in a slower system.
Stay at WinXP SP3 with updated drivers etc OR build new for WATCHOUT 5 use.
 
 
Will I be able to use version 4.5.1 with dongle version 4?

 

Yes, but 4.5.1 only brings you support for running WATCHOUT 4 with WATCHOUT 5 keys.

4.3 have the same features.

 

 

I made a video with Adobe After Effect CS6.
How to set the video codec to render output MPEG-2 or h264 (.MP4)?
 
This is a Adobe question, right?
 
 
/jonas

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CS6 is pretty flexible in terms of encoding options. What's the size and framerate of your video? If it's withint HD or less, and isn't "odd" in any particular way, you should be able to use either MPEG-2 or H.264 encoding.

 

Mike

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