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Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:10 pm
by aagems
Hi, i tried to convert this wmp format to common video format, since i read somewhere it is actually a *.bik format. So then i change the extension to *.bik and I try demux it using radgametools and vgmtoolbox but got no luck. So i hope someone here can help me to solve this format. here's the smallest sample that i can provide:

https://mega.co.nz/#!dFsAETrL!iOR1-Nzf7 ... ylKbOS54XA

Thanks for your attention :D

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:39 pm
by merlinsvk
Yes, you are right. It's Bink2 format and you can convert it with Rad Video Tools into .AVI container.

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:58 pm
by jadentheman
My post from the other thread
jadentheman wrote:Regarding videos someone from Gamefaqs found the offsets to replace the pre-rendered scenes on PC.

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http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/846192-f ... i/70394566

Only issue is the PC version can't read H.264 files and only Bink 1 & 2. this is because it's using the Bink library for reading videos files. I really wish square used libavcodec or any open source mp4 library, but whatever we can mod I guess.

If someone could theoretically get libavcodec libraries to run alongside this game I bet we can use the PS3 files directly since libavcodec can read both h.264 and aa3 encoded video/audio respectively (well not directly still got to put it in mp4 container :P)
Is it possible to take libavcodec and make FF13 use it to read h264 videos of PS3 version?

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:23 pm
by aagems
merlinsvk wrote:Yes, you are right. It's Bink2 format and you can convert it with Rad Video Tools into .AVI container.
Sorry,but i always got "error opening .bk2 file" when opening it with Rad Video Tools.Since its bik2 format, i assume that the extension is *.bk2 not *.bik, thats how i rename the wmp files.Did i do something wrong here?or i must hex editing the bytes so it will "readable" on Rad Video Tools?

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:55 pm
by merlinsvk
aagems wrote:or i must hex editing the bytes so it will "readable" on Rad Video Tools?
Exactly. Remove first 16 bytes. Bink2 video starts with "KB2" mark.

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:20 pm
by aagems
Ok,thanks for your help.Work flawlessly :D

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:42 pm
by aagems
Sorry,got problem again.The files play directly by double click it,but if i open it with rad video tools,it give me an "error opening files" and converting it also give me the same error.Here's a screenshot from sample files that i upload in hex editor after deleting first 16 bytes

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This is before deleting the 16 first bytes

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anything wrong??

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:39 pm
by merlinsvk
I don't know, it works for me.

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Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:45 am
by aagems
This is weird, i have similar version rad video tools like you.But i cant get it to work.Do you install k-lite codec pack or quick time?i have it on my pc. Do you mind to explain step by step how you work on those sample till converting it to avi. Maybe i miss something?

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:03 pm
by merlinsvk
I have only AAC and AC3 codecs installed. Nothing else. Actually there is no "work". Open .wmp, delete first 16 bytes, save as .bk2. That's all.
Do you have latest Rad Video Tools?

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:09 pm
by aagems
Ok,thank you very much. It works now :D I'm doing something wrong in saving the file in hex editor,thats why it doesnt work when converting using Rad Video Tools

Re: Final fantasy XIII PC wmp video format

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:10 pm
by blade22
Ok..so I installed the PC version and want to extract the video and audio to convert it in media player format but don't have much idea.
aagems wrote:Ok,thank you very much. It works now :D I'm doing something wrong in saving the file in hex editor,thats why it doesnt work when converting using Rad Video Tools
I am also getting the same error after saving the file in Hex editor..what you did to make it work ?