Directory of video test files (very short clips) in all common multimedia formats

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by aubrey, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. aubrey

    aubrey Guest

    Where can we find a directory of short video & audio test files?

    I wish to test all the common video formats, for example:
    avi swf mov wmv mpg rm mp3 ogg mp4 asf wma qt rm ram vob, etc.

    And all the common audio formats, for example:
    ac3, amr, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpc, ogg, ra, wav, wma, etc.

    I think these four freeware WinXP programs will play them all, but I'd like
    to test it out to be sure:

    1. GNU Flash Movie Player:
    http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash

    2. Real Alternative 1.51
    http://www.codecguide.com/about_real.htm

    3. QuickTime Alternative 1.76
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

    4. Media Player Classic 6.4.9.0
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Media_Player_Classic.htm

    I've installed these four WinXP programs, but, now I need a directory of
    test files to test to see if all the common formats below can be played:
    avi swf mov wmv mpg rm mp3 ogg mp4 asf wma qt rm ram vob, etc.
    ac3, amr, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpc, ogg, ra, wav, wma, etc.

    Where is a test directory of short video clips in all common formats?
     
    aubrey, Nov 2, 2006
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    kukuc Guest

    aubrey 写�:

    Thank you for your provides.
     
    kukuc, Nov 2, 2006
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    hjjkj3488sa Guest

    Such a useful test directory for web page testing does not exist.

    Professional web developers don't want you to easily test your web
    pages because that would take the consulting work from them and the big
    companies like microsoft have a vested interest in your web pages NOT
    working so they don't want you testing all those other non microsoft or
    adobe formats because it makes them look bad.

    The best you can do is individually search google for short clips of
    each type.

    Cheers
    Rugrat!
     
    hjjkj3488sa, Nov 3, 2006
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  4. aubrey

    hjjkj3488sa Guest

    Where can we find a directory of short video & audio test files?
    You also might try the html groups as the rec.video.desktop chaps would
    not know how to test video and audio formats. Try a web design group
    such as microsoft.public.publisher.webdesign or a multimedia group such
    as comp.multimedia who know much more about file formats than this
    group here.

    Cheers!
    Rugrat
     
    hjjkj3488sa, Nov 3, 2006
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    Ray S Guest

    Unclear as to what this testing would serve. A Mov file that someone
    else puts on a web page is not necessarily going to be of the same
    quality as one your create yourself.
     
    Ray S, Nov 3, 2006
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    The Real Bev Guest

    If you feed a microsoft-designed webpage through one of the
    html-validators, it flunks. Not that anybody cares, of course.
    Quality is irrelevant, it would just be nice to be able to actually SEE
    something. Flash for linux is always a step behind flash for windows.
    Same with RealPlayer, and there are some windows-only formats.

    Too bad the ideal of platform-independence has been flushed down the dumper.

    --
    Cheers,
    Bev
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    "Sure, everyone's in favor of saving Hitler's brain, but when
    you put it into the body of a great white shark, suddenly
    you're a madman." --Futurama
     
    The Real Bev, Nov 4, 2006
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    Keith Jewell Guest

    You haven't talked about codecs. Those are the big thing. avi, mov,
    wmv, asf, that sort of thing, are all container formats. They can
    contain many different video and audio codecs.

    I'd suggest foobar2000 for audio, and ffdshow for the common video
    files and the rest of the audio formats. Since ffdshow is a DirectShow
    filter it will work in all those applications. Real Alternative and
    Quicktime Alternative will provide the container format support that
    Windows doesn't include already.

    I like the version on Afterdawn because it's more up-to-date and
    compiled with optimizations. The version on Sourceforge is ancient.

    -Keith
     
    Keith Jewell, Nov 7, 2006
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