extracted Wii videos don't show properly in thpPlay

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    I always thought that there was no way to watch wii videos until I found thpPlay on the interwebs. Amazingly it plays nearly all gamecube games and wii videos that have the thp extension. I got so into it that I started extracting videos with wiiscrubber and most of them didn't play or were clipped awkwardly... here are some pics...

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    These clips are from Tatsunoko Vs Capcom (U). The audio plays perfectly but the issue is the video. Something's wrong with these videos and I don't know what it is. I also found buggy videos in Punch Out and Smash Bros Brawl.

    Some videos even appear to be blank and thpPlay won't even play them. I was thinking that it might have something to do with the cIOS not having the necessary functions to allow the backup loader to rip a 1:1 copy of a game... but if so then it wouldn't play on the console either when it actually does. [​IMG] I don't know much about the IOSes to keep on guessing... [​IMG] Anybody know why this is happening?
     
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    I extrated some .thp videos from Shiren and they play flawlessly =P
    I rip them directly from my retail disc using WiiXplorer
    I'm using thpPlay 1.5
     
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    Hmm... I'm also using thpPlayer 1.5 since it's the only version available on the internet but I wasn't aware that WiiXplorer also extracted content from the disc. How do you make it read from the contents of a backup on an external HDD? Can it?
     
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    I think it could eventually read a backup, since it adopt the format of a Wii game, I could recomend you use a non scrubed ISO for this. And not sure if it could make the job from an external HDD tbh.
     
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    I was reluctant to use my retail discs because I've got them all on my HDD (it would be awesome if they could all be read). Anyway, I tried inserting a disc into the drive while running WiiXplorer and it wouldn't read its contents...
     
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    You need launch WiiXplorer from HBC, for some reason it doesn't read DVD disc from the forwarder channel [​IMG]
     
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    I just tried extracting a .thp from a backup using Dolphin's ISO browser and I got the same exact file even with the same CRC32. Then I tried running the backup on the emulator and the video in fact played properly.

    Why can't I extract the video and play it as it should be played???
     
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    If you want upload a small sized video file thp, and I could test it, then check if there's a problem with the file itself or somethings is wrong with your thpPlay.
     
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    That could work and I'd really appreciate it! However, the only file I've got my hands on atm are slightly big... how do you feel about downloading something like 150MB? [​IMG]
     
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    ouch >___<
    ok, XD
    Go for it
     
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    [​IMG] THX! Uploading...
     
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    Yeah, the same problem as you (grey screen), the audio if fine though.
     
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    Crap. Well, thx for your help. [​IMG]

    I hope somebody well in the development scene catches a glimpse of this thread...
     
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    Why don't you try with your retail disc and WiiXplorer?
    I think is a secure option.
     
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    i use SMPLAYER TO WATCH thp... IT works very good..
     
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    I did. It worked for Punch Out but when I extracted the cinematics from Smash Bros Brawl almost all of them turned out like this: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SK0BQO06 (download it to have a looksie, it's less than 1MB). It's not because of the filesize, there are other 30+MB videos that don't work in thpPlay or mplayer either.

    It's a clip with enough filesize to hold video and audio but shows neither. When I open it in mplayer/smaplyer no clip properties are displayed, it's as if there was no header in that video...
     
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    Sorry for bumping an old thread.

    I just want to make sure that Smash Bros Brawl is in fact NOT 100% playable from a backup launcher or emulator. My main reason for believing this is that no Wii tool has successfully extracted specific content from the disc. I tried WiiScrubber (from a 1:1 dump with SuperDumper), WiiXplorer (from my retail disc) and Dolphin (has a built-in file explorer).

    What's more, if I try to play this content the game just crashes. I've tried it by playing the THPs within the game that are not extractable. These are the ones that ARE extractable:

    01-00.thp
    03-01.thp
    04-00.thp
    04-02.thp
    09-00.thp
    09-01.thp
    10-02.thp
    16-01P.thp
    16-01Z.thp
    27-00.thp
    28-00.thp
    28-01.thp
    28-02.thp
    32-00.thp
    33-00.thp
    33-01.thp
    37-00.thp
    37-02.thp
    HowtoPlay.thp
    OPMovie.thp

    If anybody can successfully extract any clip from Super Smash Bros Brawl not on this list and play it please explain to me how it was done!
     

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