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vista 64 bit and codecs

Discussion in 'Just Starting' started by zippy666, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. zippy666

    zippy666 New Member


    Just wondering if anyone has vista 64 and noticed the lack of codecs that come with it?

    can anyone suggest a good vista 64 codec pack?

    this is for web based stuff, not live at present.

    I am using the wmv codec at present.

  2. Meierhans

    Meierhans Spezialmusik

    WMV for VJing? Argl! BRRR!

    Check out Lagarith 64 bit versions (http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html) for production (lossless, big files).

    For realtime playback picvideo.

    To compress you could try out this one: http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1876&Itemid=72
    No idea how good the encoding quality is...but it should be very quick, so using VH capture driver (http://www.hmelyoff.com/index.php?section=9) to grap a part of your screen in realtime and write it into file may become an option.

    This one may also worth checking out:
    (Don`t install the pack itself! Make shure you enable decode only on those codecs you need inside the panel.)

    Cineform also doesn`t hurt if you got the bucks..

    Stay away from codec packs, they pollute your system with tons of codecs you don`t need and are known cause problems of any kind.

    If you plan do do quality/speed tests tell us about your findings.

  3. zippy666

    zippy666 New Member


    The picvideo seems to be only for non vista systems.
  4. sleepytom

    sleepytom VJF Admin

    picvideo works on vista for both compression + decompression
  5. zippy666

    zippy666 New Member

    yeah have just tried it.

    either I am doing something wrong or it has created a huge file : 1.4Gb

    using 640x480 4:2:2 and qual of 19

    length of movie is approx 7 minutes

    compared to divx same comp in vjo and using 640x480 and quality of 7 which is 550Mb.

    any ideas where I have gone wrong?

  6. Meierhans

    Meierhans Spezialmusik

    Nothing. Welcome in the world of video editing.

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