NieR:Automata™

NieR:Automata™

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Vidsquish (Formerly NieRepack) - Compress and customize Nier: Automata cutscenes to suit your screen!
By Lulech23
Save hard drive space, improve in-game cutscene performance, and customize videos to suit non-standard aspect ratios with this all-in-one, easy-to-use tool!
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Introduction
Nier: Automata uses a number of pre-rendered cutscenes which are encoded in an MPEG-type format at ultra-high bitrates, resulting in inefficient videos that occupy a large amount of space and may perform poorly depending on your hardware. Furthermore, the game engine was not designed to crop or letterbox videos on non-16:9 displays, resulting in stretching for some users. While some limitations inherent to the game itself prevent solving all issues without an official patch, with the right tool, users can still enjoy an improved video experience better suited to their needs.

Formerly NieRepack, Vidsquish now provides an easy-to-use GUI to do just this, with all the necessary tools packed right in. Check it out at the official Steam group:


Features
  • Easy-to-use GUI with all the necessary tools packed right in
  • Pause/resume support for long conversions
  • Support for three levels of compression, offering everyone the ideal compromise of filesize and image quality
  • Two resolution profiles to further tune size versus quality
  • Letterbox and crop options for 21:9, 16:10, 3:2, and 4:3 aspect ratios
  • Optionally upconvert framerate to 60 FPS using either frame blending or advanced motion estimation
Download
Vidsquish is available to download from the official Steam group.

It is highly recommended to use this new version as it offers features and updates not available to NieRepack.

Still want to use NieRepack anyway? It can be downloaded either here[dl.dropboxusercontent.com] or here[drive.google.com].
Setup
Vidsquish does not require installation. Simply download extract the application to the directory of your choice and run Vidsquish.exe

It is highly recommended to make a backup of your original video files if you have the free space for it. Vidsquish is safe to use and will not likely corrupt your data if it is interrupted, but depending on the features you select there may be no going back to your videos' original state. Alternatively, if you don't have the free space for a backup, you can always run a Verify Integrity of Game Files operation to restore the original videos from the internet.
Demo
Vidsquish Demonstration (Please view in 60 FPS!)

NieRepack High Compression

NieRepack 21:9 Cropped @ 60 FPS Frame-blended
Credits
  • Special thanks to user Breedloved for introducing me to the tools that initially made this possible!

  • Vidsquish is based on ffmpeg, utf_tab, Scaleform, and sfdmux.
Updates
Vidsquish version 0.9
  • Added full GUI
  • NieRepack now supports multiple games, so please check the Steam group for further updates!

Version 2.12
  • Changed all resolutions to multiples of 8 to prevent crashes with medianoche.exe

Version 2.11
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 2.10 causing crop conversions to fail

Version 2.10
  • Added option for 720p
  • Internal code revisions for cleanliness

Version 2.00
  • Total rewrite
  • VGMToolbox no longer necessary
  • Added options for compression, framerate, aspect ratio, and crop

Version 1.00
  • Initial release
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352 Comments
Hewell May 1 @ 11:39am 
Hi! I upload my 60 fps interpolated vids with your tool to nexusmod to not miss it,
https://www.nexusmods.com/nierautomata/mods/34

It took me a day to reencode this files so I upload them to save time to other people, thanks for the work
Lulech23  [author] Apr 21 @ 2:36pm 
There's two links currently, Box and Dropbox. I can verify that both are working.
SEXCOPTER RUL Apr 20 @ 8:08pm 
anyone else having problems downloading this from the link provided? i cant get it to download at all
Sir Alchemist Apr 10 @ 3:46pm 
thx!~
RapsodiaVerde Mar 31 @ 5:23am 
@Lulech23 Thank you so much!! :8bitheart:
Lulech23  [author] Mar 29 @ 10:55am 
@RapsodiaVerde Nier's cutscenes are 900p and the only way to change that would be an update from Square Enix. I've experimented with upscaling, and so far there's nothing that creates a worthwhile upgrade to the image quality. Maybe in the future an AI can do the job, but for right now, there's no benefit for 4K users. 60 FPS is the main draw, which is a worthwhile upgrade on any display IMO.
Lulech23  [author] Mar 29 @ 10:55am 
@Yiruma Maybe 'complex' isn't the right word, there's just a lot of factors to consider coupled with Vidsquish's origins as a weekend project. I take an "above all, do no harm" approach, so a lot of the complexities are related to checks and precautions to make sure data isn't lost. Just making multiple processes run isn't difficult, but I'd have to rewrite a lot of code to make it work safely with Vidsquish's current process. Which is due for some major upgrades altogether. (Maybe with all the COVID business I'll have time for it soon.)
RapsodiaVerde Mar 29 @ 6:56am 
Hello, I have a 4K screen, and FAR installed that improves a lot stutter in my videos.
If we do not mention compress, this mod will help me in what way? how can I use this in my environment? Just I dont want to dive in here if the result will be pretty much the same.
Thank you and really great work dude!
Yiruma Mar 27 @ 2:59pm 
@Lulech23 Ah ok. I actually wrote some code some weeks ago which handled the whole process in parallel. Did not know that Vidsquish is that complex. If you have a github repo, I could have a look into your code.
Cleve_ Mar 27 @ 4:33am 
@Lulech23
Alright thanks for letting me know :)