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Extracting videos from PSX games
« on: October 15, 2011, 05:11:45 am »
Hello. I want to export video from Crash Bandicoot 3, add polish subtitles and import to this game with my subtitles. How can i do this? Do you know any tutorials? Can someone explain me how does it work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJwPGiGr1Yo

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 09:04:36 am »
I don't think anybody ever made that or at least was successful doing it.
Basically you need a program that extract/convert the STR from your game (check this tools or search in google for "PSXMC", note the framerate, quality etc.. of the source and covert to uncompressed avi.
Then you need to create your subtitle and time them with the video and "burn" the subtitle in the video.
The best choise here is Subtitle Workshop (all in one) or VirtualDub with the subtitle plugin (need you to create a txt with the subtitle in the correct format separatly and use the program to "burn" the subtitle in the movie).
This are the easy steps.
Now you should use the last tool on the first link I gave you and convert back the avi2str.
The last step is to reinsert the str files into the image.
For this you need CDmage Beta 5 and remember that the sector size is 2336 is my memory doesn't betray me.

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 07:49:20 am »
The Playstation SDK contains the Movie Converter that converts STR to AVI and backwards.

Just look for the playstation SDK, it is easy to find.
I won't post a link but give you a hint: snesorama.

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2011, 01:51:11 pm »
PSXMC doesn't work on my windows 7. Blue screen of death shows up and i must restart my computer.

Crash Bandicoot 3 doesn't have STR files ; )

I found only NSF and NSD files.
I scanned these files by PSound program and I found dialogues that i want to translate.

There are two options:
1. I can add polish subtitles like i said in my first message in this topic.
2. I can add polish dubbing instead original english dubbing.

So, how can i add polish dubbing or polish subtitles in NSF files?

Thanks guys for your help. Now i know how replace STR files, but i have problems with this NSF files. Can you help me? Please ; )

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2011, 02:00:59 pm by ikskoks »

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 04:00:23 pm »
You found some sound files with PSound.
Ok fine so far.

But where does the subtitles come in play with this?
You hardly can put any subtitles on a sound file.

Are the dialogues you want to translate even videos? Or are they rendered ingame?
For the second case unless you are a genius on ASM skills I don't really see where this is going.


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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 05:31:30 pm »
I can export music, voices and other sounds to WAV files by Psound from playstation NSF files.
I thought that is possible to export character voices, so it is possible to import them too.
I explain it on example:
Some people did polish translation to MediEvil 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69N_B30B9OU
but originally this game is in english
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqTgHguKVFI


Crash Bandicoot 3 doesn't have subtitles in movies, so i must add my own subtitles or my voice to this movies
I'm not a genius on ASM skills ; )

You explained me how add subtitles to SRT files and I appreciate it, but Crash Bandicoot 3 has only NSF files and i have big trouble with that ; )
Romsstar, do you know how add subtitles or voice to Crash Bandicoot movies? ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WE-2A_A7Rs - it is one of the movies i'm talkng about)

EDIT: I found similar topic on the internet http://forums.ngemu.com/showthread.php?t=127030 but noone replied ;)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2011, 06:12:10 pm by ikskoks »

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 09:49:26 pm »
Edit: - will add information later

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 08:47:01 am »
Crash Bandicoot 3 doesn't have subtitles in movies, so i must add my own subtitles or my voice to this movies
I'm not a genius on ASM skills ; )
Then you might as well learn how to implement subtitles or simply forget about it. Changing a few random files and locating where sound samples are located isn't gonna help either.
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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 12:34:14 pm »
OK.

I want to learn how to implement subtitles. Where can i find tutorial about it? (or maybe you could explain me that in few sentences) ; )

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 01:00:16 pm »
Learn how the machine works first, then the solution on how to implement soft subtitles will come automatically at you. In other words, there are no specific tutorials about subtitling, you're on your own.
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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011, 05:44:33 pm »
"Learn how the machine works first" - Where can i start?
I think that subtitling is very hard, but i can do this if i really want ^^


Is there any easier way to insert my voice instead original voice?


Should i create a new topic about Crash Bandicoot specific NSF files?


(i'm sorry for my tiring posts ;p)

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2011, 01:50:18 am »
If you have a microfone and a recording software, you can change the audio stream with VirtualDub (yes, the same program I was talking about before).

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Re: Extracting videos from PSX games
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 09:25:55 pm »
The NDS/NSF files in Crash are proprietary archives. From glancing at them in a hex editor, the NDS files appear to be an index for the files stored in the NSF. Because these files formats are unique to Crash, you aren't likely to find any tools for editing them. 

Therefore, to answer your question, your only option is to decipher the archive format yourself. Find where the movies are stored, Decipher how they are formatted, and figure out how to edit it.

If you are new to hacking, this isn't a good place to start.