post-it wrote:I really don't care for Lagarith or Huffyuv, I use CorePing. I found the msi's for 32 & 64 bit UTv
and all I'm finding are limitations as to its coding: this was not very-well thought-out!
What kind of limitations have you found in UTVideo? Also, do you mean CorePNG? If you do, it doesn't seem like a very good codec at first glance. I found these problems in the notes: 1. It is slower to encode than Huffyuv.
2. It is usually slower to decode than Huffyuv.
It also uses 3 separate PNG images per frame in YUV mode, which can't be good for encoding/decoding speed or filesize.
post-it wrote:I encoded 20 seconds of a movie encoded to UTv 32 via AviDemux.
Avidemux will play it back; Sony 10 Pro doesn't even recognize it! Magix 17 played it.
I later encoded 15 seconds with Virtual Dub to UTv 32 and the same thing happened!
Avidemux will play it back; Sony 10 Pro, Magix 17 and Virtual Dub won't recognize the encode
That's really odd. I don't believe I've ever seen VirtualDub fail to open UTVideo, even when nothing else would. Speaking of UTVideo, for the most part it works great. Sometimes I'll have issues if the video isn't mod16, but this is pretty easy to work around. I've had only one single instance where a clip just wouldn't work with Vegas, and in that case I encoded that single clip with Lagarith, but aside from that it's been perfect and quite fast for NLE use. If I were to guess, I would say AviDemux is the culprit, and you would probably get perfectly working encodes if you used VirtualDub.
Bottom line: I use UTVideo in Vegas 10, and I've had very little trouble. I honestly think that it's AviDemux that is causing you problems. When I have some time later I'll try it out myself to confirm, cause I like free software.