Virtualdub Codec Plugin

If you use a DSLR for planetary photography, you might shoot video in the camera. Canon cameras record video in an H.264 compressed file format in a MOV container.

Jun 3, 2014 - Trouble installing MP4V plugin or codec for virtualdub MPEG-4 ASP. I did not get an answer in the virtualdub forum, so I thought I try here. This page shows how to install VirtualDub, XviD and LAME mp3 correctly and explains the basic settings in VirtualDub. Installing VirtualDub. This is simple: Get the newest version of VirtualDub from the VirtualDub download page. Experimental versions are okay! Take the 32bit version, not AMD64, to avoid problems with codecs.


That means the file will have a name something like MVI_8532.MOV. The First Problem If you try to open a MOV file in a program like RegiStax or AutoStakkert!2, it generally won’t work because they don’t support that file format. Well, AutoStakkert!2 does in one of its alpha versions, but more on that later.

To use a MOV file in one of these planetary image processing programs, you first have to convert it to an uncompressed AVI file. The Second Problem There are lots of programs out on the internet that will convert MOV files to AVI files. So what’s the problem? The problem is that they all do a terrible job. They usually compress the file which is something we definitely don’t want for high-res planetary. The Previous Solution In the past, the easy and best way to convert a MOV file to an AVI file was to use.

MOV files are Quicktime files. Are ridiculously complicated, so don’t waste any time thinking any more about this or your head will explode. I know because mine already has. The Latest Problem Recently I went to convert a MOV file, and, surprise, VirtualDub and the QuickTime plugin didn’t work. It threw up an error message that said “Missing Codec AVC1”. A codec is a compression / decompression algorithm that encodes and decodes compressed files. In this case, compressed MOV files.

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A Google search quickly found a solution that required downloading FFDShow and installing it. That was supposed to make the required AVC1 codec available. There was only one problem with that solution. It didn’t work. Now, I know that this combination of VirtualDub and the QuickTime plugin used to work. I don’t know if a recent update to Windows 10 broke it or not, but it doesn’t work anymore.

THE CURRENT SOLUTION – Download VirtualDub FFMpeg Input Plugin here: – Unzip it and put the files in the correct plugin folders in the VirtualDub directory. Then ( and this is the secret) when you go to open the MOV file in VirtualDub, go to: – File > Open Video File (Navigate to the MOV file) – Then under “Files of Type” at the bottom of the open dialog, select: “FFMpeg Supported Files” The MOV file should open and you can save it as an uncompressed AVI file that you can open in RegiStax or AutoStakkert!2. Stupid computers. AutoStakkert!2 and MOV Files About and MOV files The does not support MOV files.

But Emil Kraaikamp, the author of AutoStakkert!2, has a that will open MOV files if you put in the same directory as AutoStakkert!2. This used to work great. But it’s not working for me now either. I’ve sent an email to Emil and hope to hear back from him and will post here if I find out anything else. The image above shows Mars from its 2012 opposition. It’s from a stack of the best 10 percent of 4.5 minute MOV video file shot with Canon’s 640 x 480 Movie Crop mode (which gives true 1:1 pixel resolution) at 60 frames per second.

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