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    How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Hi,
    Having recorded CoD using the inbuilt recorder I get a trk file but double click it and no media player or editor on pc for it.

    How do I convert that to an mpeg2 or avi so as to edit it in a normal video editing prog, add or alter sound track etc, and burn to dvd to play on tv ?

    It must be possible as folk get to put a recording onto youtube, I want mpeg2 or avi though.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBC View Post
    Hi,
    Having recorded CoD using the inbuilt recorder I get a trk file but double click it and no media player or editor on pc for it.

    How do I convert that to an mpeg2 or avi so as to edit it in a normal video editing prog, add or alter sound track etc, and burn to dvd to play on tv ?

    It must be possible as folk get to put a recording onto youtube, I want mpeg2 or avi though.

    BOBC
    You have to render it into a normal video format.... look at the manual in the original CLIFFS OF DOVER for instructions.

    Rendering can take a very long time... which is why some people prefer to record on the fly using their video card's recording process.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Hi, I have opened the manual from steam >steamapps> common etc location, 118 pages, and searched on trk also record also video also start and it finds nothing, I have then gone through page by page visually and found nothing.

    I even google convert trk to mpeg2 and find nothing.

    Help !

    where is it ?

    BOBC
    Last edited by BOBC; Jan-05-2019 at 16:54.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    You need to play the track with the track recorder inside the game. As its playing use a third party software like FRAPS, Bandicam, Shadowplay, etc to capture the video, then you can do post editing in that program changing the format to whatever you program is capable of.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Hi,
    ok.
    so trk is unique to CoD and nothing else recognises the file.

    perform a screen capture on the fly, thank you IL2 team !

    Looks like Open Broadcaster software is free and good, though converting trk to mpg would have been so quick , as opposed to this video.
    IL2 chose to not make it easy.

    glad someone has taken time to plough through whats involved.

    now follow this video and get my head round this lot ! 45mins of how to get an mpg.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=iSIKslXbZrc

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    I use OBS to record my trk files and therefore allow recordings to be played outside of the game and uploaded to YouTube.

    Most of the video makers here use OBS I think

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Laser View Post
    I use OBS to record my trk files and therefore allow recordings to be played outside of the game and uploaded to YouTube.

    Most of the video makers here use OBS I think
    Hi, I have downloaded OBS and will give it a try.

    Cheers

    BOBC

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Laser View Post
    I use OBS to record my trk files and therefore allow recordings to be played outside of the game and uploaded to YouTube.

    Most of the video makers here use OBS I think
    Hi, I have downloaded OBS and will give it a try.

    Cheers

    BOBC

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Hi BOBC

    A track file is not a video file. Think of it like this: the track file records the positions of all the planes, objects, bullets, in a large area around your player's aircraft. It keeps track of your head movements, your damage, other planes damage, and everything that happens. You can view track files back from any angle - your cockpit (not other cockpits though), external views of yours or any other plane, ground units, static cameras, etc, you can even speed up or slow down the time (sadly no rewinding). FANTASTIC tool for making movies as other movie makers like Yotheguy, Bonkin (the master), Mysticpuma, etc will attest.

    A video file is just simply a collection of images. It's what is being shown on your screen, what pixels are what colour, rather than what plane is where. The track file isn't pixels, the game renders in real time as you watch the track back, and is affected by your graphics settings and stuff. To get this video file you either use the record to avi tool in Cliffs of Dover itself (which is rather poor) or record using OBS or something like nVidia Shadowplay or Fraps.

    Essentially the steps are as follows:

    Fly your mission and record the track.

    Turn on your recording software like OBS.

    Then watch back your track and let OBS record what's on your screen to a video file like MPEG 2. (Although I suggest MP4)

    Flare

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Flare View Post
    A track file is not a video file.
    I never made vids, but I always thought this was common knowledge since the early days of original Il2 Sturmovik.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DerDa View Post
    I never made vids, but I always thought this was common knowledge since the early days of original Il2 Sturmovik.
    Hi Guys,
    understood now,


    shame there is no rewind, but if I record the entire playback with OBS I then can rewind and frame by frame etc and edit to my hearts content.

    OBS could also be useful for vids I need to make of my CAD work and other things when showing a problem or result.

    Cheers

    BOBC

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBC View Post
    Hi Guys,
    understood now,


    shame there is no rewind, but if I record the entire playback with OBS I then can rewind and frame by frame etc and edit to my hearts content.

    OBS could also be useful for vids I need to make of my CAD work and other things when showing a problem or result.

    Cheers

    BOBC


    if I might add my 2 cents make your track then run it through the atag track converter you can see ground targets other views etc then make obs recording then edit and youtube it if desired

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgif View Post
    if I might add my 2 cents make your track then run it through the atag track converter you can see ground targets other views etc then make obs recording then edit and youtube it if desired
    Oh ace sounds very good cheers

    put ATAG trk converter into search window finds nothing then named it track still finds nothing.

    can you post a link, but why doesnt it find it ?

    BOBC
    Last edited by BOBC; Jan-29-2019 at 20:03.

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBC View Post

    can you post a link,

    BOBC
    https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...ead.php?t=1782

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Hi,
    I read that:-
    The highest resolution for MP4 is 1440x1080/30p (16:9).

    I am running 1920 x 1080 and wish video to be of the same size and quality as I view the sim,

    what should I use to capture the video when using OBS ?

    I also will need to edit it afterwards, add in sounds maybe as well.

    Cheers

    BOBC

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    Re: How can a trk recording be converted to mpeg2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BOBC View Post
    Hi,
    I read that:-
    The highest resolution for MP4 is 1440x1080/30p (16:9).

    I am running 1920 x 1080 and wish video to be of the same size and quality as I view the sim,

    what should I use to capture the video when using OBS ?

    I also will need to edit it afterwards, add in sounds maybe as well.

    Cheers

    BOBC
    OBS does capture the video. No additional capture software needed.

    H.264 format will record an MP4 file in whatever resolution you want.

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