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Looking for the ultimate codec

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by AndreL, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. AndreL

    AndreL Regular member

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    Looking for a codec that decodes every thing, well I know thats almost imposible ... well how about 99.9% of the movies out out there on the Interner. If not a single codec like FFDShow then a good combo of codecs that will do the same job.

    Thanks ...
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    I can't think of anything that can decode and encode more formats than ffdshow.

    For just decoding though, you don't need a codec, just a decoder and for 99.9% coverage you also need splitter filters for formats like mkv, ogm, rmvb, mp4, etc.

    Probably the most complete package/player would be mplayer with all the extra codecs in its codecs directory. It can play everything that VLC, excluding DVD menus, plus a whole lot more
     
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    The_OGS Active member

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    Me too, I can't think of anything that can decode more formats than FFDShow.
    For playback it's all you need :)
     
  4. shiroh

    shiroh Guest

    ffdshow != wmv9

    well there're wmv videos out there, no matter how you hate it :)
     
  5. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    libavcodec now supports vc-1/wmv9 so it is only a matter of time before ffdshow does. WMA pro/lossless I guess would still be an issue, however if they are also part of MS's VC-1 standard then libavcodec may someday support them to.

    mplayer supports wmv9 fine by the way.
     

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