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Is there a definitive guide to codecs?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by museumsteve, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. museumsteve

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    As more and more people are starting to enjoy HD material via their PCs in various formats, is there a definitive guide to which players and which codecs give best results ?
    I've been playing around with MP Classic, WMP9 and VLC all with varying results. I have to say I do find the whole codec subject a little confusing and at times struggle to know what codecs I'm using, how do I know which codecs are being used (or is that a silly question? )
    I've just had a new system put together for this (64bit) so hopefully the odd stutter or frame rate issue isn't down to my machine.
     
  2. philjames

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    Zoomplayer is an excellent option, mostly down to the sheer amount of tweeking you can do & with the control you have over the codecs used.

    The codecs I use for HDTV & DVD playback consists of:

    AC3Filter
    Reclock audio renderer
    Sonic Cinemaster DS video decoder
    Elecard MPEG2 demultiplexer


    This setup gives me no problems with dropped frames on any of my HDTV films, this is on a 2.4c P4 at a resolution of 1280x720, your shiny new 64bit chip should have no problems.
     

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