Ultimate Guide to Playing and Transcoding Downloaded Videos

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jimenoni

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Mike1977

Might be useful to someone but theres a good bunch of information on video files at http://dotwhat.net/

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aibabe

I have issue for opening high resolution video on Aegisub.

I installed the latest version of Aegisub (2.1.7) on my Windows 7 powered laptop. I use 1280x800 resolution.

Aegisub keeps failing on opening any video with 1280x720 resolution. Any video with resolution smaller than that is fine though. Is this a known issue of Aegisub or is it my laptop that has problem?

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gunslnger

MKV files are godawful annoying, don't promote them.  They take a lot more processing power to decode and they aren't very popular anyways.  Let it die.

 

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da_samman

Did anyone catch the slight irony at the end of page 3?   They mention "Russian" Roulette, then give the abbreviation of the Codec pack they recommended, CCCP (the old Soviet Union).  Or is this a sign of me being REALLY bored? :)

Sincerely yours, from Fort Lewis, WA

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

Life's a journey, enjoy the ride!!

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jjdeleon10

i have a few .mkv files that skip when i try to play them, i have used both GOM and VLC media player. Skips on both programs. Is there a minimum hardware requirement? any help would be great, thanks

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totallybizzymofos

Just download the k-Lite Codec Packet (mega) and you won't have to worry about anything!

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Jono

or get a mac..

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rseding91

 I like vista-codecs and 7-codecs by shark007.

http://shark007.net/

I've never had a video I can't play and i've never had a probelm with any videos with those codec packs.

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allantang

I also like the work tha shark007 uses. Been using his stuff for a long time now

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damiananderson

the kmplayer and splayer should also be on this list  the kmplayer for those who want it all without installing a codecs pack and have options to tweak everything imaginable and splayer for its simplicity ease of use and it downloads subtitles automaticaly and they both are beautiful

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dgourd

You should add .mkv files.  I prefer them because they show up a lot in torrents.  Also in my own experience, they preserve 1080p High quality while being 1/4 of the size of my .avi files.

 I have transcoded many videos and the mkv version is always about 1/3 to 1/4 the size of the avi files.

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Deanjo

MKV is not a codec so using it does not determine the size of final file.  MKV is a container.  Your seeing decreased size more then likely because of being able to use a lower bitrate with the h264 codec to achieve equivelent quality output.

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dgourd

I never said it was a codec, but thanks for the details on how it decreases the size.  Ill keep an eye on the bitrate next time I transcode something.

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StahnAileron

I wouldn't really call CCCP a real codec pack. It mostly relies on FFDShow for all video playback. Only other things it installs is support for soft-subtitles and an MKV splitter. (It was designed for watching fansubbed anime, if I recall.)

Also, the FFDShow version it includes is a tweaked version of FFDShow try-outs. (Along with the option to install a slightly tweaked version of Media Player Classic optimized to work with the tweaked FFDShow codec.)

Oh, and it's very user friendly. (The option to re-register the codec and associated files has saved me a number of headaches. The options for the pack itself are pretty simple and straight foward.)

The devs of the CCCP more or less made it "install and play". Not much mucking with it at all, unless you have specific needs. I've been using it since 2006.

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m1k3_flrs

 Great article and really good software downloads. and about the Quicktime Lite section..... Yes I refuse to touch anything from apple. Well not exactly.. but i wouldn't install any apple software in my PC.

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Calibretto

"It's pretty easy to convert an MK4 file into an MPEG-4 video file"

 I think you mean MKV?

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roninnder

You seem to be using handbrake v.93 which is quite different from v.94 which is the only currently available version at your link.

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Paul_Lilly

Actually, I did use the latest version (0.9.4), which is what's depicted.

-Paul Lilly

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