General questions about video codecs (like x264, DivX, et cetera), their installation, or comparisons.

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How to fix missing Media Foundation Microsoft AAC Audio Decoder Transform MFT Windows Server 2k8r2 sp1

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 VM that has somehow lost its Media Foundation AAC Transform. I discovered this when certain .MOVs with AAC streams were not behaving as expected. I opened TopoEdit ...
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.wmv streams not playing in mp12

I'm running win8.1 with wmp12. I've been trying to play streaming videos with a .wmv extension from a particular site. I'm asked to download the streaming file but when I run it, I get the error: ...
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How to import MXF recordings on FCP?

I have a problem with my MXF files when I was about to import them into FCP7. It refuse to work at all. I tried couple of plug-ins and applications but nothing worked. How could I solve this problem?
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How to reduce latency on FFmpeg video streaming?

On a video streaming application between Linux server (FFmpeg) and Windows client (VLC player), there is a noticeable latency of about 10 seconds. FFmpeg command: ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Optimum parameters for FFMPEG to keep file size

so the idea is: I want to convert every.single.video I have in a 1 terabyte drive to a format that my Chromecast can play (https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media) and I'll happily leaving my ...
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ffmpeg and the 'unable to find suitable output' error

I'm trying to convert a large MKV to an old-school AVI file. I'm trying this: ffmpeg -i video.mkv -s -codec:v mpeg4 -bf 1 -b 2567k -mbd 2 -g 300 -flags cgop -acodec copy video.avi but I get [NULL ...
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Play WTV files on non-media center PC?

I have a Home Theater PC (HTPC) running Windows 7 Media Center. I'm using SiliconDust CableCard adapters to record programming like a DVR. Works great! I'd like to view some of the recorded programs ...
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Convert video with vp9 codec using ffmpeg

I am trying to convert input.mp4 video to output.mkv using vp9 codec. I have install development version of ffmpeg via: brew install ffmpeg --devel. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec vp9 output.mkv But I ...
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How to display uncompressed gray video?

I have video file that is capture of uncompressed video stream. Its media info is as follows: Format : AVI Format/Info : Audio Video ...
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VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf” in Linux

When I play some avi files in my system with VLC I get this error: No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix ...
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RAID, SSD or alternative software for playing back raw 1080p60 video?

I am a researcher working on video compression. As part of my work I need to play back raw (i.e. not compressed) video at the correct frame rate for participants to view as part of a compression ...
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Can I add MKV support to Windows Media Player in Windows 8 without installing anything?

Is it possible for me to just copy a codec file into a directory without having to install some janky codec pack filled with all kinds of nonsense? I just want to be able to play MKV files without ...
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Partial video editing without transcoding

is it possible to do partial edits to each frame of video (e.g. adding a logo) without transcoding? And save video with the same format? I mean, pixel positions of each frame are calculable; so is it ...
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How to use a codec without installing it (portable)

I'm using CamStudio Portable and there aren't any good codecs integrated. So additionally you need to install a good one like ffdshow tryouts. Q1: It is possible to use a codec without installing it ...
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Trouble playing a 1bpp video

I have created a 1 bit per pixel video (.avi) on windows XP (The way I created it is not important because it works), and I have played the video with the default Windows Media Player of Windows XP ...
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Lossless compression codec for looped image sequence

I've got 14 PNG images (here but not important) that I want to put into a 2 minute loop at 15 fps. Photoshop CS3 seemed the best tool for this so I opened them as an image sequence* and did File -> ...
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What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding?

I'm interested in transcoding a video I own for use as a screensaver; size isn't an issue, but I want to stress the processor and video card as little as possible as far as video decoding goes. What ...
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How to enable VSFilter.dll (DirectVobSub) on .mp4 files

How do I configure VSFilter.dll to show subtitles on .MP4 files in Windows Media Player, etc? I think VSFilter is the easiest way to watch videos with subtitles in Windows Media Player in all ...
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Is there an up-to-date user-made variation of the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec?

For gameplay recording I use Dxtory and the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec . However, the last update was December 2011. About 1 year ago. Are there any users out there that actively continue to ...
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Trancoding a video with vlc and the MPEG-4 codec with a video bit rate

When I try to trancode a video with vlc using the MPEG-4 codec and a video bit rate, I get the following error : Either both buffer size and max rate or neither must be specified Here is the ...
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Is there any way to play Netflix (stream) in Windows Media Player 11?

Googling for a solution yields a ridiculous page on eHow that instructs to insert a DVD from Netflix. But I am not interested in the DVD option. I am only interested in streaming and unfortunately ...
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Best video codec for filmed powerpoint presentation

I have some presentations that are filmed. The audio is the presenter and the video is all the Powerpoint slides (size 1024x768, video codec H264, audio codec AAC). I would like to reduce their ...
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AMD media foundation hardware decoders and encoders

I use the K-lite mega codec pack. I guess AMD's are the same as k-lite, but I'm truly really unsure. Should I install it together with K-lite? Sincerely, I don't know what is it. I have searched at ...
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converting to MXF using ffmpeg

I have been trying to use FFmpeg utility to convert a avi file using DNxHD to mxf format. I am using "FFmpeg" with params as following: ffmpeg -i ccvt_box.avi -vcodec dnxhd -video_size 1920x1080 -r ...
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Does Windows 8 still needs codecs to be manually installed [closed]

Ever since XP times powerusers have learned to try to keep the installed codecs up to date. I personally used the k-lite codec pack for fresh system installs. Ever since Windows 7 it seems like ...
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Extracting VLC IP Camera stream to raw H264 data

I'm new with streaming from VLC to a file, but I've been searching around the internet for what I'm trying to do and haven't found any relevant information. I'm currently developing a camera ...
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Codec or player for FLV files [closed]

I have many FLV files and when I play them using Windows Media Player or GOM and try to click on the bar to advance to another part of the video, I find the video pausing for a long time before it ...
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Which codecs are most suitable for playback with Windows Media Player on Windows XP?

I need to encode a short video in a format that can be played with windows media player on windows xp without installing any additional codecs. For the recoding process I'm using ffmpeg. I've already ...
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What is some good lossless video codec for recording gameplay?

I'm an avid gamer and I like to record my gameplay. Usually I've been using Fraps to do it, however I'm thinking of switching to Dxtory as it allows to write on multiple HDDs at once. Say I have 3 ...
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Opening a AAC/h264 file in Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0

I have encoded some videos using mencoder, with AAC and h.264. Sony vegas cannot open the files, without any explanation. Here is what Gspot tells me about the videos : To encode the videos I have ...
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Sorenson Squeeze H.264 codec options

I am Sorenson Squeeze user. How should I modify these options in H.264 codec to result best, highest output video quality? (I don't mind and don't care about encoding speed or CPU performance. just ...
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What application and codec can I use to encode raw HD video from Fraps?

I have large (4 GB each) HD video files (.avi) recorded using Fraps. What application and codec (freeware) can I use to encode these videos and make them smaller? I'd like my videos to be watchable ...
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VLC not playing .mkv file containing Dirac video

I am using the VideoLAN player (portable) on a Windows XP computer on which I have regular user privileges. I can't install software of any sort, so the answer to my problem can't be about changing ...
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Portable player? Yes. Portable codecs? Not so fast there, buddy

I have come across a very rare, interesting problem. I need to play video on a computer with Windows XP on which I have no system-wide privileges. I cannot install any software. However, I can run ...
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Windows Media Player 11 Codec Installation

Scenario: Some of our users are trying to play DVD's or other media files and are getting a message telling them that they are missing a codec. Since there are not admins they cannot install the ...
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How to convert lagarith lossless into some other formats?

I have couple of large lagarith lossless media files which I want to convert into some other file formats that provide some compression. I wonder if there are any software that does that?
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Windows Media Player can not play anything in Windows 7 (MKV, AVI files)

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x86. I Installed KMPlayer and ZoomPlayer, ffdshow + coreAVC + Haali media splitter. Everything about KMPLayer and Zoom player is ok, but Windows Media Player doesn't ...
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.mp4 video plays in Safari desktop but NOT Safari iPad

I'm redoing my website with HTML5 video and have it working fine on the desktop already. However, on the iPad, it loads, but does not play. For the video I'm using the iPad defaults in Adobe Media ...
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How can I avoid a few seconds of blank video when using -vcodec copy?

I'm processing user-uploaded videos on a CentOS web server with ffmpeg. I need to convert each video to a standard size and format, then extract a 30-second sample clip from each video. I want to use ...
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Most compatible video/audio format for Mac+PC (including legacy machines)?

We're a small non-profit and we're authoring some data DVDs with some instructional videos on them (mostly Powerpoint and video screen captures). Some of our users may be computer novices, others may ...
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I installed MSU Screen Capture Lossless Codec v1.2 to record with CamStudio

Several sources state, that this codec is the optimum codec for encoding screencasts taken with CamStudio. I downloaded it and did the setup. I get avi files when recording. But I cannot play them ...
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Cannot get Xvid video codec to work

I have several videos that were encoded with XVID MPEG-4 video codec that I cannot get to play correctly on my Windows 7 laptop. Have no problems playing videos with other codecs. I have tried ...
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How do I play back a video encoded with x264 in QuickTime?

I recently encoded a screencast using x264. The video is here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/ssl.avi It works fine in VLC, but QuickTime claims it needs extra components to play it. I'm confused. ...
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H.264 (MTS) videos freeze in WMP 12? Fresh install

I posted a question earlier (http://superuser.com/questions/271028/win-7-computer-locks-up-when-dragging-large-video-files-in-explorer-or-closing) but it seems that the issue isn't with the codecs. By ...
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What is the best input format for ffmpeg?

My company takes in video files from film makers and compresses them via ffmpeg for streaming over the internet. Ffmpeg supports many video formats, but doesn't support some (e.g. Apple ProRes). Is ...
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What is a Codec (e.g. DivX?), and how does it differ from a File Format (e.g. MPG)?

I'm so confused... what is the difference between an audio/video codec (which apparently is a shorthand for "encoder/decoder", kind of like how "modem" is really "modulator/demodulator") and an ...
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MPEG-4 (Base Media / Version 2) to MPEG-4 (3GPP Media Release 5)

Hi I want to convert an MP4 file to work with a Sony Ericsson Aino Here is a detailed comparison of the file format that I want to convert to which is MP4(3GPP) and the file that I want to convert ...
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ffdshow equivalent for the Mac

When I was still on Windows XP, I used ffdshow to take care of all my video and audio codecs needs (with fully customizable subtitles). I did not need any other video player except Windows Media ...
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Pixelated video playback in Windows 7 64 bit

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with ATI Radeon 5730 graphics in my laptop. I get pixelated video playback or in some cases problems with sound. Here are the combinations I tried. K-lite Mega Codec 32 ...
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Media Player Classic with latest K-Lite Codec chokes on FLV

I have FLV files that I want to play with Media Player Classic. Whenever I seek using the navigation bar the whole video stops. When I play it again, I receive the last still image while the audio ...