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FlaskMPEG and CCE
On this page I briefly explain how to install
FlaskMPEG 6 preview (+ update) and Cinema Craft Encoder so FlaskMPEG
can use Cinema Craft Encoder. See the "DVD
to (Super) VideoCD" page for an application of this combo.
Don't forget to read the discaimer!
Update: a minor woops done by me
... sorry,... the file "cm-mpeg-ccet.prm"
should be renamed to "cce.cm.flask"
- thanks to Edwin for noticing!
FlasKMPEG 0.6 preview and the update ...
0.6 (and the 0.6.1.1
update) can be downloaded
here in one single zip file. If you want you can also check the FlaskMPEG
homepage for a more recent version.
After unzipping the zip
file, using for example WinRar
or WinZip, you first
install FlaskMPEG 0.6 preview by double clicking the file "flaskmpeg_06_preview.exe".
It is prefered to install FlaskMPEG to the directory
After instaling FlaskMPEG
0.6 previwe, you can install the update by double clicking the file "Flaskv6_preview1_1.exe".
THE SUBTITLE SUPPORT
If you would like to be able to work with subtitles
(one language at a time!) then you should install Thunder.MISM.flask
aswell, you can download it here
After unzipping the zip-file, copy the file "thunder.mism.flask"
to the directory where you installed FlaskMPEG into.
Cinema Craft Encoder (CCE) for FlaskMPEG
WHAT AND WHY CCE?
Craft Encoder (short: CCE) is one of the best MPEG encoders I have
seen so far. It produces a good quality movie and is rather quick at it
too. However, CCE is commercial product.
For getting Cinema
Craft Encoder you must visit their homepage
where you can either purchase CCE or download a trial version (or download
the CCE SP trial version right here).
You can choose out of several versions: Pro,
SP or Lite.
I prefer the SP since it offers all features
we need. The differences between the different versions is to be found
in the support for VBR (Variabele BitRates), which you would like to use
for SVCD, or CBR (Constant BitRate) only, which is sufficient for
ADOBE PREMIERE IN THE HOUSE?
CCE comes as two applications: a standalone program
and an Adobe Premiere plugin. This plugin is what we need for FlaskMPEG,
however: you can only install the plugin when CCE-setup finds Adobe Premiere
being installed ... or at least ... thinks it's installed.
That's where the adobe
premiere registry fix comes in. Apply it jet before installing CCE.
It will give CCE-setup the impression that Adobe Premiere is indeed installed.
In this "fix" is nothing special, just a registry entry for
the Adobe Premiere plugin directory ...
Unzip the zip-file and open the
file AdobePluginFix.reg using NOTEPAD (if you installed
FlaskMPEG in C:\Program Files\FlaskMPEG, then you can skip this editing
In the last line, you will see "Plug-InsDir"="c:\\program
Change this directory ("c:\\program files\\flaskmpeg")
if needed to the correct path (directory) where you installed FlaskMPEG.
Caution: in registry files the backslash
("\") of a directory path is entered twice, so each \
becomes a \\.!
After changing the file, save it and close notepad.
Now double click the AdobePluginFix.reg file,
so the data is being added to your registry.
Install CCE only AFTER APPLYING the Premiere
If you are using the trial version, then unzip
the zip bestand and
double click "ccespt264.exe"
to start the setup of CCE.
Install both the standalone application
(might become handy later on) and the Adobe Premiere Plugin. The
plugin will now be installed into the directory of FlaskMPEG so FlaskMPEG
can us it later on.
After installing CCE, go to the FlaskMPEG directory
and change the filename of the file "cm-mpeg-ccet.prm"
so FlasKMPEG can find it. Optionally you can make a copy of the file and
rename the copy to "cce.cm.flask" so the original remains
As of now, you FlaskMPEG can access and use CCE for
Tip: if the CCE plugin
is not working properly, then please consider using the VideoServer solution.
An intro can be found here.
This allows you to use the standalone CCE.