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June 2, 2017
ABOUT Vidsquish

Compress and customize your favorite videogame cutscenes!

What is Vidsquish?

Vidsquish is a frontend for a collection of video modification tools designed to compress unnecessarily large pre-rendered cutscenes and customize them to suit framerates and aspect ratios they weren't originally designed for.

Normally, making these kinds of changes to game files would require lots of research and expertise, but with Vidsquish's profile-based system, modifying your favorite games' cutscenes is as easy as clicking a few buttons on your screen.


Where can I get it?

Check the latest release in the community discussions!

What Vidsquish is NOT

Vidsquish is not a mod for regular game data. It will not affect the way your game plays, feels, looks, or sounds. You'll save a lot of space on your hard drive and have much better cutscene viewing experiences, though!

Cool! What games does it support?

Check the list of associated games in the sidebar!

What about a profile for game X?

Every game stores and displays cutscenes a little differently. As such, there's no one profile to rule them all, and there never will be. Adding profiles for new games is not trivial and may require hours of research, testing, and debugging. Some games may also have inherant limitations to frame rate, resolution, or format that rob modifications of any benefit. (In some cases, mods are available to override this behavior.)

That being said, while not every game will make the cut, if there's a game not included in Vidsquish's roster of profiles, it's probably because no one has asked for it yet! Drop a message on this community page and see what happens!

In addition, since Vidsquish profiles are external to the software itself, you can even try your hand at writing your own!

Can I help?

Vidsquish is a hobby project of mine, so I can't really dedicate the time it takes to manage a team of contributors. And since challenging myself is kind of the point, I'm not necessarily interested in putting the project in someone else's hands either.

While profiles are now external and can technically be written by anyone, if that's not your cup of tea, the best way you can contribute to the project is to drop me a Paypal donation at the link here[].

I'm not in this for the money, but I do have to prioritize my programming hours to make an income. The easier it is for me to justify time spent on Vidsquish, the more will get done faster. Also, I may be able to implement special features for donors that wouldn't be of enough general interest to make it in the program otherwise (ask me about this first, though)!

Donating to the project is completely optional, but any support is deeply appreciated!

Introducing FFXV Radio Tuner - A Regalia music replacement tool based on Vidsquish!
Introducing Vidsquish v1.0.2 and Final Fantasy XV support!
The Reality of Final Fantasy XV
As of version 1.0.2, Vidsquish now fully supports Final Fantasy XV with customization options for framerate (all the way up to 120 FPS!) and any aspect ratio you can imagine. All of these features are supported natively in-game thanks to using BINK for video rendering. While BINK isn't the ideal format for Vidsquish, especially BINK v2, it's at least easy enough to work with by downgrading to BINK v1. However, BINK v1 comes at a cost: namely, less accurate colors and less efficient compression than its successor. Since one of Vidsquish's goals is smaller output videos, this is slightly problematic. As such, there's a bigger difference in output quality between compression settings than usual this time around, with the lowest compression offering near-identical quality to the original files at cost to filesize and the highest compression offering significant space savings at cost to image quality.

Also worth mentioning is that while Final Fantasy XV features an optional add-on pack for high-res 4K textures and cutscenes, these cutscenes are simply 1080p upscaled and offer virtually no benefit to the viewing experience while incurring a significant cost to filesize. For this reason, Vidsquish will ignore any 4K versions of cutscenes during conversion. To save space, it is recommended that 4K users replace 4K cutscenes with their 1080p counterparts by renaming the files to match.

A bit of housekeeping...
In other news, you may notice that Final Fantasy XIII profiles previously added alongside the 1.0 update are now missing from the base program. This is due to certain limitations making completing the profiles impractical until a mod is available which makes the game more flexible about how cutscenes are concatenated. In the meantime, these profiles have been moved to the Custom Profiles thread where they can still be used to convert the portions of the game's cutscenes which are supported.

BUT, the new version number for this update isn't just about changes to profiles! Final Fantasy XV required a new addition to the base program as well: subfolder support. Up until now, Vidsquish assumed all video cutscenes existed in the same folder, but Final Fantasy XV stores its cutscenes in several subfolders instead. While it might seem like a simple addition, supporting subfolders properly is tricky and as such requires special definitions in profiles to be enabled. If making custom profiles is your thing, be sure to examine the Final Fantasy XV profile to learn how it works!

Enjoy the update!

Lulech23 Mar 13 @ 3:13pm 
Nier Automata movies are located at: ...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\NieRAutomata\data\movie

Run Vidsquish, click the first button and select Nier Automata, then click the second button and choose "Browse new". Select any video from that folder.

You can choose whatever you want for the other settings.

Once you've clicked on a choice for each button, click "Start" and the program will do the rest.
albertocecchi1992 Mar 13 @ 1:25pm 
hi Lulench23, i need help with vidsquish, first of all sorry for my bed english, i dont undensted what to do, i installed the programe than in the voice browser i dont now what to do for serch or converted the file video of automate, can you make a tutorial step by step please
thank you
Lulech23 Feb 25 @ 7:44am 
I have tested MGR but something is different about the way its videos are encoded. They always come out corrupted with the tools I have at the moment.
RedLion7420 Feb 25 @ 12:36am 
Hello Lulech23. First, thank you for this application which is quite useful. I see that it supports Vanquish and Nier Automata, from Platinum Games. Do you think you can create a profile for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance too ?
Lulech23 Feb 9 @ 8:00pm 
Yeah, I wouldn't count on getting 120 FPS in Nier with a 1070. You could try using FAR to dial down global illumination quality, since that's one of the biggest FPS killers in the game, but in my experience it doesn't make that big a difference unless you're on a weak GPU to begin with.

In any case, you're welcome, mate!
Rings Feb 9 @ 7:14pm 
Ah, I see! I've done that and made sure the in-game V-sync was off, but that just makes my game run at about 90fps and stutters to oblivion on my GTX 1070. Guess that means I've no hope of enjoying the 120fps cutscenes if that means playing with godawful stutter.. Glad I kept a copy of the 60fps vids I converted aha.

Thank you so much for your help and guidance this past week, you're awesome :)