I: What To Install

PLEASE NOTE: Although we are dealing with Windows software, most of this can be easily installed and run using WINE in a Linux environment. Presumably this will work on MacOS as well – I have not tried. Refer to http://avisynth.nl/index.php/HOWTO:_AviSynth_video_processing_with_WINE for instructions on how to do that.

PLEASE NOTE: You might think you want x64 versions of this software. Unfortunately, you are mistaken. You want x86 versions. Trust me, it will make your life a LOT easier!

  • VirtualDub – http://www.virtualdub.org/
  • It doesn’t really have an installer – just extract it and put it somewhere you can remember.

  • AVISynth – http://avisynth.nl/index.php/Main_Page
  • Use the Official build. This DOES have an installer, but I recommend you do NOT install it where it wants to go by default. Instead, it will make your life a lot easier to install it to c:\avisynth or the like. Don’t just grab the “current build” off of Sourceforge, because it isn’t really. Browse down to the latest stable 2.6.0 build. I have never had any luck with the MT builds, and AVISynth+ does not work with my choice of anti-aliasing filter. Speaking of which…

  • PPP-Erik’s AVISynth Filters – https://www.otakubell.com/software/plugins-
  • Put them in the “Plugins” subdirectory in your AVISynth install (c:\avisynth\plugins\). These may or may not be the most recent versions of these plugins – consider this to just be a baseline. I am probably violating some sort of licensing by redistributing these in a package. Requests to remove this package or to remove parts of this package will not be honored, see you in court.

  • x264vfw – http://sourceforge.net/projects/x264vfw/
  • This is an x264 build for VfW software, like Virtualdub.

  • Lagarith – http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
  • A lossless video codec.

  • LAME ACM Codec – http://www.free-codecs.com/download/lame_acm_codec.htm
  • I use this for audio. Feel free to use your own audio compression method of choice.

  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  • You’ll need this for the RgTools plugin. There’s a good chance its already installed.

  • FFTW library version 3 – ftp://ftp.fftw.org/pub/fftw/fftw3win32mingw.zip
  • You’ll need this for FFT3DFilter. Extract and place the DLL in path (c:\windows\system32\ for example)

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