is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

General discussion regarding the OpenMW project.
For technical support, please use the Support subforum.
Post Reply
argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 15 Nov 2019, 06:08

is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files, or can I use any video format, like .mkv or .mp4?
For example, if I create my own version of mw_intro.bik or mw_cavern.bik, can I use other formats? Since I'm on Linux, I cannot create a .bik file.

User avatar
Pop000100
Posts: 78
Joined: 18 Aug 2014, 21:17
Location: Loitering around Gnisis.

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by Pop000100 » 15 Nov 2019, 06:48

If I remember right, OpenMW loads only .bik but however there is a workaround if rename a file(that is supported by both FFMPEG and your device) to .bik it loads.

argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 15 Nov 2019, 09:09

Okay, just tested it out and it works.

Download this with youtube-dl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtFkIdanNEs, renamed the file to mw_intro.bik and it runs on OpenMW.

However, since I'm unable to test this on Windows, can this work on Windows? When I make my own version of the Morrowind Intro, I'd like to upload this to Morrowind Nexus, so I have to know if this will work for OpenMW users on Windows.

User avatar
psi29a
Posts: 4676
Joined: 29 Sep 2011, 10:13
Location: Belgium
Gitlab profile: https://gitlab.com/psi29a/
Contact:

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by psi29a » 15 Nov 2019, 09:45

OpenMW supports any video (music or whatever) format that ffmpeg supports.
https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-codecs.html

the 'bik' extension is read from the configuration file... you can modify mw_intro.bik to read your_own_video.mp4 and it would look for your_own_video.mp4 and play that.

The default of course is still mw_intro.bik

Yes, it will work on all platforms we support.

Have fun :)

argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 15 Nov 2019, 10:07

Thanks! :D

argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 16 Nov 2019, 07:02

https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenMW/comment ... reate_for/

I've created this video as a replacement for the Cavern of the Incarnate cinematic. It was saved as mw_cavern.mkv and I renamed it mw_cavern.bik for use in OpenMW.

I've placed it in $HOME/My Games/OpenMW/basedata/Data Files/Video/.

How do I test if this video will work on OpenMW? I've already past the Cavern of the Incarnate quest and I don't have a save game from before that anymore. Is there a console command to play the video?

Thanks.

argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 16 Nov 2019, 10:48

Test it out and it runs.
Here's the download: https://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/47312


argonvegell
Posts: 199
Joined: 08 Dec 2015, 23:45

Re: is OpenMW restricted to .bik video files?

Post by argonvegell » 18 Nov 2019, 10:08

Thanks.

Post Reply