A 'coder-decoder' computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
204 views

ffv1 realtime capture throws out a lot of frame dropped messages!

Can you help me to figure out what's going on here? I'm trying to capture in realtime my screen and save it losslessy via ffv1 codec. CPU usage while recording is not so much, as comparison h264 ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

What means “Data: Skeleton” in an .ogv file?

My Question: I made a screencast with recordmydesktop (Version 0.3.8.1). When I investigate the rendered file with avprobe I see, that there is Stream #0.0: Data: skeleton in the produced file. I ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

What Codec Shows Absolute Black?

I need a codec that outputs an absolute black. Encoded some samples with .AVI no compression and the black background of my video is very dark. Contrary in other codecs like Apple ProRes or H264/MPEG4 ...
2
votes
1answer
864 views

Which decoder allows for fast seeking or how to configure k-lite codec pack?

I am using mostly Haaly Media Splitter for input and ffdshow for decoding (libavcodec). Actually I am ok with the default profile 7 installation of k-lite codec pack. At the moment I have the default ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
2
votes
2answers
176 views

Why won't After Effects import an uncompressed avi file?

I just recorded a demo from cod4 with 2000FPS. I used Vdub to make an uncompressed video from the Screenshots. After saving as an avi, the file looks good. (Apart from the lack while playing in ...
2
votes
2answers
274 views

Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
2
votes
1answer
530 views

What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA and/...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc. Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb. The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD ...
2
votes
1answer
918 views

Making Premiere Pro Project Codecs Cross-Platform Compatible (Windows & Mac)

I work on a Mac and I need to send a Premiere Pro CS6 project file to someone who works on Windows. He has QuickTime Pro 7 installed. The project contains the following types of clip assets: Apple ...
2
votes
1answer
273 views

H.264 encoding in PowerDirector 10

I want to make videos for youtube, and I want to encode my videos in MPEG-4, but the PowerDirector 10 says that I need to activate the video codification by hardware and I activated it in the ...
2
votes
1answer
687 views

Can't Import Video with Alpha to Premiere

This is really annoying. I've heard a lot about how Apple have removed a lot of different codec uses including the most needed Quicktime RGB+Alpha one in After Effects. I can no longer import videos ...
2
votes
1answer
783 views

Poor and low quality on import/render Adobe Premiere

I record a video step-by-step using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, encode the file with 'Best Quality' preset, the result info in file its: ID : 2 Format ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Video for Windows Codec x264 and VP80

I'm looking for VfW codec to encode H264 and VP80. I already found: x264vfw And VP80vfw The 1st is bugged and lost the start and the end. The 2nd do not install on Windows 8. Why VfW ? to use ...
2
votes
2answers
373 views

Vegas pro will not show video for avi with mp4v fourcc codec?

I have a few avi videos that are encoded with the mp4v fourcc codec. I have Sony Vegas Pro 8 and it will not open the video part. It will bring the files into the file manager, but when I drag them ...
2
votes
2answers
117 views

Where does the 'extra' data come from when transcoding video?

This is something I've never quite understood, but have always wondered. Forgive my basic knowledge here, but I've tried to research this without a specific answer as to what is going on. When I ...
2
votes
1answer
623 views

Convert VfW-codec based video to “normal” (Windows)

my CCTV software (GeoVision) supplies me with AVI videos with the FourCC "GMP4" codec ("Geovision MP4"). The codec is supplied as a Video for Windows 32-bit driver only, so I had to set up a virtual ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Can't import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere, it says “Codec missing or unavailable”

I am trying to import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere project, but I keep getting the following error message "Codec missing or unavailable", this only happen for certain .mov videos which have ...
2
votes
1answer
834 views

Choosing the right format/codec for export

I have a few recordings from my Canon IXUS 90 IS that I have combined into one sequence. I am using this small project as a way to get to know Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. The pieces of video from the ...
2
votes
2answers
429 views

Problem exporting a mixture of PAL and ProRes 422 in FCP

I have a FCP sequence made of a mixture of ProRes 422 and PAL clips. As soon as I export it using "QuickTime Movie" (Apple ProRes 422 PAL 48KHz option), the quality of the ProRes clips is superb, but ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

Video codec for progressive enhancement

JPEG has a progressive enhancement mode where a full frame can be downloaded quickly at low quality, and then the quality enhanced as the file is continually loaded. (Example image from http://...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

What format and codecs to use for PS3?

i have edited a video with Open Shot. However when exporting and trying to watch via PS3 the results end up unsatisfying. I managed to figure out that the video is displayed fine as MP4 with libx264 ...
2
votes
1answer
183 views

ffmpeg concatenation introduces video stutter but does not affect audio

I've gone through several different variants of this process and it always causes me problems. I've gotten it working sometimes but it doesn't seem to be consistent. I have a video camera which ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

Converting videos and time accuracy; pitfalls and solutions

I need to compress some videos about laboratory experiments which contain motions of some objects. Since in analysis time intervalls on the video are needed as accurate as the camera captured them, ...
2
votes
0answers
696 views

Dxtory recording randomly crashing game

Whenever I try to record gameplay with Dxtory (using the h.264 codec) my game will crash after a seemingly random amount of time, although it is usually after at least 30 minutes. Dxtory produces no ...
2
votes
0answers
147 views

TitleBox .seq2 animation files

I am using TitleBox for dynamic graphic animations. There are several was to play an animation in this tool, but the "safest" seems to be the internal "animation file" object, which comes with a tools ...
2
votes
0answers
88 views

How do I edit source material from DVDs in Final Cut Pro?

I'm currently undergoing a project where I have to edit some material only available from DVDs. Basically I need to export a clip or two from the DVDs, and edit them in FCP for use on the net. The ...
2
votes
0answers
229 views

Which container format for ProDVX F150

I need to produce a video that can be played by a ProDVX F150 (a small black box device which plays video from a flash card). It's hard to find real specs for this thing, but webshops say it does: ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Video format can't be played or converted

My customer gave me a series of videos, recorded from CC Cam. The extension is .dad. I couldn't play them on any player. (Obviously changed the extension for testing) and I wasn't able to convert them ...
1
vote
1answer
535 views

Having trouble with an screen recording saved as AVI from Rylstim Screen Recorder

When I save the recording it produces an AVI. The AVI play perfectly on my computer. When I bring it into Premier though it gets extremely choppy. The AVI file also won't process on YouTube, I was ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Can I get smoother playback by converting a video to a non-interpolation codec?

Although I've read the about page, I'm not sure whether this question fits here. If it doesn't, please refer me to a better StackExchange website. I'm using a 5 year old laptop. Sometimes, when I ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Encoding DNxHD using ffmbc

I have decided to re-encode my footage as DNxHD for editing. I am using ffmbc (downloaded here) to do the encoding. My source footage is HDV 1080i50. Therefore I think the best format to trancode ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9. I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it. I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? ...
1
vote
3answers
62 views

Missing video codec in Quicktime

I have a quicktime video recorded on a Atoms Shogun. When I tried to play the file it is only playing the audio and no video is coming up at all. Delving deeper, I found out that no codec for the ...
1
vote
2answers
380 views

Error playing video from snapchat (.mp4)

I have a video from snapchat that I have difficulties playing (on the computer). It's a .mp4 and it plays perfectly on VLC and QuickTime - but not on anything else. I've tried downloading all sorts ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Predict file size of a Huffyuv codec video stream

I like to do many comparisons and check before picking a codec and selecting its settings. Settings with HuffYUV are few but more importantly I'm having trouble determining video file sizes. Given ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

How to convert video to required codec?

I am trying to convert mp4 videos to match the codec requirement of Codec: XVID as per the attached picture. Can anyone advise how or what tool can be used? http://xomf.com/wkvgv Thanks
1
vote
2answers
111 views

What is the difference between AVCHD and ProRes in terms of quality?

Depending on the project and the camera of course I often have to work with ProRes or AVCHD codecs without any thoughts. I assume that the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

best alternative to QuickTime .mov

My company is stripping away QuickTime enterprise-wide, due to Apple dropping support for the format. I use After Effects and Premiere, and others in my group are on Avid Workstations. Occasionally ...
1
vote
2answers
216 views

Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

What video formats/codecs should a video editing software aimed at beginners/semi-pros definitely support

I have a video editing software which current supports only MP4/H264 as the videos that can be imported into the system. I wanted to expand this and was investigating into the different popular ...
1
vote
1answer
317 views

Change codec so seek bar works in Windows Media Player

The library I work at has been converting VHS tapes to DVDs. They used a Magnavox ZV427MG9. The DVDs play in Windows Media Player, but the seek bar doesn't work. It works fine in VLC Player. It is ...
1
vote
2answers
127 views

Video format to get my comp to export under 50Kb

I have an approx. 8s long video in Adobe After Effects CC, res. 200x200px. I need to export it so it has <= 50Kb, which format should I choose so it keeps the most quality but falls under these ...
1
vote
1answer
548 views

Saving disk space, but not quality

I'm pretty new at this... I captured my analog 8mm video tapes in .avi, planning to edit them with Premier. But I need to make space in my external hard drive. I have the Adobe Encoder, but I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
683 views

How to bring a SketchUp Animation into After Effects

I made a simple animation in SketchUp and am trying to bring it into After Effects. When I do the AVI is all black in Footage and Composition. Reading around it sounds like the most common issue is ...
1
vote
1answer
269 views

Codec information application

I need to get video/codec information from several files (avi, matroska etc). Is there any alternative to GSpot? GSpot is outdated with lack of support for mkv, ogm, 264 ... I already know MediaInfo ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

Virtual webcam with MJPEG output

I have an very specific situation maybe someone can help with. The short story/question: Is there a virtual webcam software that can output as a virtual webcam in the motion JPEG (MJPEG) format? ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

No -external codec- option in bandicam 3.0.4

I am using Bandicam 3.0.4, and I want to use the Lagarith Lossless codec. I installed it from the official website, and then I used a tutorial on Youtube to select it. According to the tutorial, I ...
1
vote
0answers
269 views

Is there a simple explanation of x264 encoding parameters?

So, x264 is still the most popular (free) H.264 encoder out there. But it is also still considered ridiculously cryptic as well. There are tons of switches and options in the encoder that allow you to ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

How can I examine Quicktime file internals? [duplicate]

How can I examine a QuickTime file: is there a standard utility? Or passable third party utilities? I'd like to be able to try to debug these problems myself before resorting to "randomly install ...