Looking for Codec for .avi

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Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby Sentient » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:16 am

I am looking for a good compression codec for .avi. I use ut video for lossless but other than that I don't know what would be recommended for compressed video. Is divx still popular?

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Re: Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby mirkosp » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:26 am

As far as avi distro is concerned, xvid and divx are still the best choice, yes.
However, you should consider using mkv or mp4 as the container and switching to some H.264 codec like x264. It's quite easy if you use zarx264gui, for example. :up:
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Re: Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby Sentient » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:32 am

Normally I would use mp4 but a friend is needing this to playback through some old console he uses and said he needs avi. So that's what I'm looking for atm lol.

is this where I would download them?
http://download.cnet.com/DivX-Plus-Soft ... tag=button
http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/

and would you recommend one over the other?

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Re: Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby mirkosp » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:22 am

They're pretty much equivalent. Go for xvid, at least it's explained in the older guides (here to be exact). For other stuff do use the newer guides though.
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Re: Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby Mister Hatt » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:38 am

Best to use the builds from the official xvid site as well, or Sharktooth's if he still does them.

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Re: Looking for Codec for .avi

Postby Eake4 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:23 pm

i would recommend a high quality dimensions with an AVI codec such as Lagarith. It is a lossless codec similar to UT which then you can compress with another program such as Virtual Dub
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