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« on: September 27, 2009, 06:58:58 AM »
The download links give a 404. Are we still recovering from the server move?

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 10:37:49 PM »
yea. i will see what i can do...

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 05:54:06 PM »
It has to do with the encoding of the video.

Some codecs encode each frame independently, others mangle data from several frames to gain on the compression ratio.
For the latter case, the encoding is generally optimized for "forward decoding". Going back one frame means we actually have to go back to the previous key frame last full frame, then decode back all the way to the target frame.

MTS uses AVCHD which uses this technique and other more complicated patterns which sometimes confuses Kinovea to the point where the frames are not in order. Also, since this is HD video and decoding each frame takes some time, the issue is more visible than for lower resolution samples even if using similar encoding pattern.

If you are analyzing very short clips, you may constrain the working zone to 3 seconds or less, to trigger the "caching" of frames to memory.
Transcoding to an "intra-frame" only codec may also fix the issue. MJPEG is such a codec but there are others

edit: Oh, you mean it doesnt work at all ? Hum, yes, that might be one instance where the decoding process is confused. Ill have to dig deeper into this matter to see what is going onů
If you have the logs on Debug mode activated, you can see what it is trying to do and what is really happening.

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 10:32:42 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 08:10:26 AM »
He's a bot. Almost certainly as his answer has nothing to do with the original topic.

If he's not a bot, he's an idiot. And we don't need more of those around here. :p

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 10:53:10 AM »
This is happening because of either page have been moved or link is disable.

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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 03:40:35 PM »
Hi. This error was for a few days. I also tried to download it but fond the same 404 error. As you know this is a database error. Now the database error has been resolved. I just download it now. I recommend you to download now the game.