Watermarks = S***!

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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Bashe » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:22 am

Your video looks like the result of YouTube trying to auto-stabilize it. Did it ask you about that?
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Gez » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:25 am

There's a big difference between what I did and what would be needed for your program.

What I did basically required no programming knowledge at all. Open exe in hex editor, search for PNG header, find out that there is one, replace embedded PNG data with another, save, and run. None of the actual code was changed, the program still behaved like it did and inserted a watermark onto the image -- it's just that the watermark was now invisible so the image was clean.

Here though, we have something that distorts the image. It's not doing that by compositing a watermark on it, it's performing deformations on the images. To get rid of that, you'll need to change the actual code. And since all you have is the compiled form, you'll need to be a wizard at reverse engineering and disassembly to do so.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Ozymandias81 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:44 am

Bashe wrote:Your video looks like the result of YouTube trying to auto-stabilize it. Did it ask you about that?

Oh yes, now I'm realizing that... after 8 hours of PC my mind acts weird, and that's the result... I was wondering why my 2nd video didn't have that s***, and now here's the answer: MY ONLY FAULT! :bang:
Thankx Bashe, now I will feel more confident grabbing my videos...

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It's just as I suspected ... is the time of Amiga 've been toying around with hex-editors (personally I use Ultraedit32), but at this point it seems that I do not need anything... Thankx anyway Gez...
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Siggi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:24 pm

Harold likes watermarks.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Raziel236 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:38 pm

All that has to be done to get rid of the watermark is for the video to be stretched a little vertically..
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby DoomRater » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:19 pm

Gez wrote:What I did basically required no programming knowledge at all. Open exe in hex editor, search for PNG header, find out that there is one, replace embedded PNG data with another, save, and run. None of the actual code was changed, the program still behaved like it did and inserted a watermark onto the image -- it's just that the watermark was now invisible so the image was clean.

Programming knowledge or not that was brilliant.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby NeuralStunner » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:02 pm

The watermark is a (stated) downside to the free/trial version. I'm not sure why it's so terrible for the company to have an interest in making money, and a basically harmless incentive for customers.

Trialware practices that are actually BS:
  • Disabled saving. How am I supposed to determine it doesn't output needlessly bloated or half-broken files? Bonus points if the program provides watermarked previews.
  • A copy listed as a "free version" that is actually a 30-day trial, which you only realize after installing it. Either it's a less-featured, no-charge version of the product, or it's a temporary evaluation of the full product.

Combine these with every search engine's insistence that "freeware" and "free download" are the same thing, and trying to find actually free programs is 90% bait-and-switch.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Ozymandias81 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:16 pm

Bandicam = bought. The End.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby NeuralStunner » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:20 pm

Thus demonstrating that the watermark feature did its job, and so is actually awesome. ;)
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby leileilol » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:28 pm

VirtualDub's an option too, not many think about the 'dub for this purpose.
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby ETTiNGRiNDER » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:21 pm

NeuralStunner wrote:Combine these with every search engine's insistence that "freeware" and "free download" are the same thing, and trying to find actually free programs is 90% bait-and-switch.

http://snapfiles.com/ ?
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Ozymandias81 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:47 pm

Some other interesting stuffed site here... thankx Ettin...
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby NeuralStunner » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:52 pm

leileilol wrote:VirtualDub's an option too, not many think about the 'dub for this purpose.
Last time I tried its capture tool, it did not have great results. I don't know if my system wasn't up to it or what.

(Marginally related: I cannot VDub to output with the CamStudio codec in GZIP mode. If there's a better lossless compression codec for AVI it would be neat to have.)

ETTiNGRiNDER wrote:http://snapfiles.com/ ?
Bookmarked! Will start looking there for stuff. Thanks. :)
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby Enjay » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:35 pm

NeuralStunner wrote:A copy listed as a "free version" that is actually a 30-day trial, which you only realize after installing it.

every search engine's insistence that "freeware" and "free download" are the same thing


Both of these. Grrrrr! :x
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Re: Watermarks = S***!

Postby leileilol » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:58 am

You can't fully trust open source software either because of some scummy derivatives, like WinGIMP and obviously-not-authorized OpenArena's renamed mobile versions (they exist and the best way I can do something about them is to make the real OA more better and popular, than waste my devtime on the litigations)
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