To record a video you need one of the latest work in progress builds of ZSNES. Get them here: http://zsnes.ipherswipsite.com/
You will need a copy of mencoder. For Windows users, I recommend getting mencoder here: http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php
Place mencoder.exe in the same location as zsnesw.exe, you do not need any codecs or other movie programs installed.
Linux users, having mencoder in your path is fine.
If you want to compress the outputted audio, or compress it before it goes into the video as opposed to during, you will need a copy of LAME.
If you use Windows, you must get LAME from here: http://geocities.com/joecool22us/lame.zip
Any other copy of LAME for Windows will not work due to a bug in LAME.
Before you are able to dump an AVI, you must have recorded a movie first, it converts movies, it does not just dump video on the fly.
To play back movies, you'll either need the proper codecs or a video player with built in decoding of the video mode you selected.
I recommend getting mplayer which decodes anything created with mencoder. For Windows, you can get mplayer here: http://oss.netfarm.it/mplayer-win32.php You can download the GUI version.
Advanced users can edit zmovie.cfg and tweak the settings if they want, and even use something other than mencoder and LAME as long as it supports encoding via stdin and you set it up properly.
Esrhan wrote:Deathlike2 wrote:Adding filters+increasing screen res increases the file size. Not only that, the requirements for playing it back increase exponentially to the point of unplayability.
That is quite obvious but like I mentioned I am not new at this field. File size is irrelevant and my computer is more than adequate to handle what I desire. Of course I intend to edit the lossless video file with Adobe Premiere Pro and re-encode it to a more friendly-user format afterwards. But yes, the lossless, filtered .avi will be quite heavy dutieish.
I ask again is such an option available?
Yes, but you have to know params mencoder takes to change it. You will have to edit zmovie.cfg and figure this out. I know someone else can better help you on this.