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  • XviD or X264?

    Personally I despise X264 with a passion.
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  • #2
    I love XviD, not sure if ive ever used a X264, so i can't really compare
    ..it's safer here.

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    • #3
      Same here, XviD is decent, with some newer DVD players supporting it's playback.

      Never used x264.
      ~TuF~

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      • #4
        http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/codecs-final-105-1.htm

        I think I've played a x264 file once.
        If I would encode something I would use Xvid.

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        • #5
          h264 is technically superior to plain MPEG-4, but i have no idea how it's implemented or how compatible it is with current hardware and software. So it's XviD for me, for now at least. Not that i do a whole lot of video encoding.
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          • #6
            ya h264 is technologically before its time at the moment... I think it is far superior as well, but so was laser disc compared to VHS when it came out and it fell flat on its face. Just poor timing and compatibility.
            I'd Be More Apathetic... If I Wasn't So Lethargic

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            • #7
              H264 is superior, but the implementations are crap.

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              • #8
                Well, as it often goes with video compression, new codecs appear in specialist hardware first and only migrate to PC later as open source encoders/decoders become available and processor power sufficient. Right now the software PC implementations are sub-par, yes.

                h264 will be premiered this summer for HTDV broadcasts of the world football championships in Germany, broadcast across europe. HD-DVD and Blu-Ray use it too. Some satellites already broadcast h264 HDTV content.
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                • #9
                  I actually quite like x264 now that I got it to play. The quality is fantastic

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                  • #10
                    Check out some of the 1920x1080p HD h.264 trailers at Apple

                    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/

                    Works fine in mplayer via ffmpeg and x264

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                    • #11
                      Ugh. On second thoughts I still hate x264. Why does it have to be so incompatible. I swear getting it to work is really difficult. So far the only thing it'll play in is VLC media player, and that's because it has its own codecs. I can't get it to work in anything else, and it's a shame because I wanted to open an x264 movie in VirtualDub.

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                      • #12
                        Why don't you stay with Xvid then? I think that's a better choice since not everybody knows how to play x264 files. Are you going to write a tutorial to include with your file saying how to install the codec (and player)? I also think that most people have Xvid installed on their machine.

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                        • #13
                          Because Omega, I have a movie that is already in x264 format. All I want to do is adjust the sound stream, but to do that VirtualDub has to decode the video, which I can't get it to do.

                          When I make movies myself I always use XviD

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                          • #14
                            Oh ok, just thought you were going to create a movie in that format. You didn't say.

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