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Old 07 August 2014, 00:13   #48
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I tried HAM video for the first time today and I'm impressed - for certain definitions of impressed - well you understand

I thought I'd describe my Linux-centric process in case it could benefit someone.

I started by downloading and

I decided to use the hvconvert script and will delve into the default conversion parameters another day. As hvconvert uses Libav which is not readily available in Fedora I decided to use one of my Debian sandboxes instead. I also decided to recompile the AVI4HV executable since the one included is probably not the latest version.

First I had to install FreeBasic. The instructions included are straightforward.

As I'm running a 64 bit Debian Wheezy I need to specifically tell Debian that I want to enable 32 bit packages before proceeding:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

The FreeBasic prerequisites can be installed using the following command:
sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib g++-multilib lib32ncurses5-dev libx11-dev:i386 libxext-dev:i386 libxrender-dev:i386 libxrandr-dev:i386 libxpm-dev:i386

The FreeBasic installation script should now run successfully. This means AVI4HV.BAS can be compiled.

Before running the hvconvert script I need to install the libav-tools package:
sudo apt-get install libav-tools

That's it - I'm now able to run ./ <filename>.

On my Amiga 1200 I was not able to run HAMNEW.RUN <filename> to watch the video, all I got was a single screen flash. I don't know how to troubleshoot on the Amiga.

I was able to change the default tool in the .info file by right clicking the video and selecting "Info". Now I'm able to watch the video by simply double clicking.
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