h264 codec for VirtualDubMod?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Pnox, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Pnox

    Pnox Guest

    After discovering that the codec for Divx does not allow
    videos larger than about one megapixel per frame,
    and that Xvid does not work at all but rather fails
    an error about a "statsfile", I am now curious as to whether
    there might be an h264 codec available that I can use
    with VirtualDubMod. Does anyone know?

    Thanks.
     
    Pnox, Jul 25, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Have you tried the free "x264" codec?

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 25, 2006
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  3. Pnox

    Pnox Guest

    Yes, and it did encode 1440x1080, but playback using mplayer was very
    slow.
    What should have been 24 fps turned out to be one frame every four
    seconds.
     
    Pnox, Jul 25, 2006
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  4. that's because your pc isnt fast enough.
    there's no easy way around that - get a faster pc or settle for a lower
    resolution.
     
    the dog from that film you saw, Jul 25, 2006
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    Pnox Guest

    It's a 3 GHz Pentium IV. What do I need, a Cray supercomputer?
     
    Pnox, Jul 25, 2006
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    Arild Bjørk Guest

    Use notepad to create an empty video.pass at root level on each station,
    example: c:\video.pass. Xvid uses this in multiple pass encoding.
     
    Arild Bjørk, Jul 25, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    You might want to get the CoreAVC codec, it is the fastest
    software decoder available ( I think it was like $20 for the Pro
    version download) There CoreAAC codec is still available free.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 25, 2006
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  8. Pnox

    Ken Maltby Guest

    P.S. Oh yeah, try VLC for playback it usually handles "x264" very
    well.
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 25, 2006
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  9. Pnox

    Ken Maltby Guest

    Another possible cure is hardware acceleration, ATI has
    H264 acceleration in their X1000 series vid cards, they
    call it "Avivo"
    http://www.ati.com/technology/avivo/h264.html

    Nvidia has "Pure(something)"

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 25, 2006
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  10. you certainly need faster than that yes - hardware acceleration is the best
    current solution.
     
    the dog from that film you saw, Jul 25, 2006
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    Pnox Guest

    I created the file, but that didn't help.

    But I re-downlaoded and installed Xvid and now it works at 1440 x 1080.

    Thanks..
     
    Pnox, Jul 25, 2006
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  12. Pnox

    Pnox Guest

    Ken


    well not really because ideally I would be providing HD video clips
    to people who have a wide range of hardware and software
     
    Pnox, Jul 25, 2006
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  13. that being the case, you'd do better to provide it as a mpeg2 file for
    quality, or divx for small size.
     
    the dog from that film you saw, Jul 25, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    So you want to make HD video for people who don't have
    systems that meet the minimum requirements to play HD Video?

    Only people with HD video playback capabilities, will be
    able to playback HD video. That is life.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Jul 25, 2006
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    Pnox Guest

    incorrect. while it is true that h264 requires a mega-computer,
    Xvid clearly does not. I can play HD video in Xvid format
    but not in h264 because there is no free fast decoder,
    which tells me h264 is not ready for prime time yet.
     
    Pnox, Jul 26, 2006
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