X360 Saturday, March 11, 2006 | 3:15 PM

99 nights: Test 720p video

99 nights: Test 720p video

After months of waiting, and with a few thousands euros missing on my bank account, I finally have the hardware to capture 720p videos of the Xbox 360 games. As far as I can tell Xboxyde is the first european site able to do this, and I'm quite proud of this. Anyway, here is a video I've done with the demo of Ninety Nine Nights as a validation of the capture process. Please let me know what you think !
This video is in 1280x720 resolution at 60 frames per second. Needless to say you'll need a VERY powerful PC to watch it correctly. I've found that using VLC to watch it is a very big help.
Update : Like the big oaf I am I totally forgot to thank DJmizuta for sending me the demo. Many thanks again, you rock!


720p test
Download: AVI HD

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Commented on 2006-03-11 15:32:08
Nice going Blim! What's your impression of the game? Will it make japanese gamers go out and buy those 360?
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:36:00
Awesome, but why AVI and not WMV ? :(
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:37:20
Because WMV is a pain in the ass to encode, and then I'd get the MAC / Linux crowd crying over the incompatibilites.
AVI / Xvid is a good middle ground for everyone.
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:45:57
thanks blim!
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:46:18
Anyway you can get a 360 to play AVI files ?
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:51:33
Thanks Blim. As a Mac and Linux user your consideration is much appreciated. You rock.
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:52:33
Played good and looked nice on my pc,and im glad its the same old demo,cause...we have a lot of greater things to come when the game shows up ;)
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:53:22
Gongrats on the new hardware.
We the users surely appreacite it. :)
Commented on 2006-03-11 15:59:13
Winamp didn't do well playing it but with zplayer it played fine. Very nice indeed.
Commented on 2006-03-11 16:19:50
Thanks Blim.
Commented on 2006-03-11 16:25:51
BlimBlim...Pretty upset that I sent you the DEMO and I didn't even get a mention, considering the trouble I went through! :(
Commented on 2006-03-11 16:48:41
It works just fine. Thanks for giving me another reason to stick with this web page BlimBlim
Commented on 2006-03-11 16:53:55
nice blim, ill happily report about 720p videos ull give us

but what happened to your older camera ? werent u able to record 720 p videos before ? im confused
Commented on 2006-03-11 16:57:07
shade360:
This isn't a camera, this is a computer for capturing direct-feed videos. The camera is used for expos and such (E3, TGS, conferences), this is to be used for games sent to us. Better visual and sound quality with direct-feed.

Here's some more info:
http://www.xboxyde.com/forum_8_9201_1_en.html
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:01:29 In reply to DJmizuhara
Posted by DJmizuta
BlimBlim...Pretty upset that I sent you the DEMO and I didn't even get a mention, considering the trouble I went through! :(
I'm so so sorry about that, I was so excited about this video that I completely forgot to thank you properly. I just saw this as a test for the hardware and not the proper video for the demo, so it just didn't register in my mind. Stupid me.
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:05:49
thanks blim - great work
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:07:16
Only 27% CPU usage during full screen playback - I was discouraged at first but it looks like I'm in the clear.

The video is fantastic, so smooth and it looks great! More than ever this makes Xboxyde the place to go for 360 media!!
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:07:42
Thanks, but, can you put the video in a normal resolution like the others? Mi pc can'tplay this video at 60 fps, but at 30 fps...

Thanks again ;)
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:12:42
Nice video , Blim youre my hero.
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:14:08 In reply to ToLoLo
Posted by ToLoLo
Thanks, but, can you put the video in a normal resolution like the others? Mi pc can'tplay this video at 60 fps, but at 30 fps...

Thanks again ;)
This is only a test video to see if people are satisfied or not with it. With "proper" videos I will of course do both 1280x720 and 640x360 versions.
Actually I may now release big videos like the first 10 minutes that way:
- 960x540 and 640x360 versions full length.
- 1280x720 with only the most interesting stuff.
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:16:35
A video of GRAW at 720p would be orgasmic.
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:17:00
I'm spanish and I don't understand your english very well, sorry.

I can play a lot of videos at 720p, and the 960x540.

This video of N3 looks great, but my pc play it difficult...

But thanks again ;)
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:18:08 In reply to beatle
Well, be prepared for a direct flight to heaven very soon ;)
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:18:37
Tololo utiliza el reproductor VLC que consume muy pocos recursos comparado con otros reproductores.
Commented on 2006-03-11 17:21:12 In reply to ToLoLo
Posted by ToLoLo
I'm spanish and I don't understand your english very well, sorry.

I can play a lot of videos at 720p, and the 960x540.

This video of N3 looks great, but my pc play it difficult...

But thanks again ;)
Puedes intentar mirarlo con VLC, la video juega con mucho más fluidez.

edit: pwned :)
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