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De-M-oN

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Re: Codecs to use with DxTory
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2015, 04:35:37 am »
MeGUI :)

And thats the recommended way anyway: Recording lossless and then encode it on your own with x264 to get it uploadable.


Its not recommended to record already lossy and re-encode the lossy again. This would lessen the quality at youtube even more.

allavett

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Re: Codecs to use with DxTory
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2015, 01:19:05 am »
Hey guys!
Could you please recommend software for encoding videos recorded with MagicYUV codec?
As I understand Handbrake does not support MYUV :/

De-M-oN

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Re: Codecs to use with DxTory
« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2015, 01:44:50 am »
MeGUI.

allavett

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Re: Codecs to use with DxTory
« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2015, 04:33:25 pm »
Thanks De-M-oN! :)

schyler

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Re: Codecs to use with DxTory
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2015, 12:02:48 am »
Let's make a tread of good codecs to use with DxTory, list their strenghts and weaknesses.

Lagarith http://lags.leetcode.net/codec.html
+ Fast, supports multithreading, available in 32 and 64 bits
+ pretty good compression level most of the time, but INSANELY GOOD for retro/nes/old dos games
- may have stutter on lower end machines as the compression may cause a bit of overhead
- "Windows only", but kind-of supported by libavcodec for instance.

Ut Video Codec http://umezawa.dyndns.info/wordpress/?cat=28
+ Fast (especially YUV422-mode), supports multithreading, available in 32 and 64 bits
+ Codec available for Windows and Mac
+ less overhead than Lagarith (better performance on lower end machines)
- somewhat worse compression ratio than Lagarith
- Not very efficient with retro games if compared to Lagarith.

MagicYUV http://magicyuv.com/index.php/ (added 12.12.2014)
+ Seems to be faster than Lagarith and Ut Video Codec
- Apparently only available on Windows
- Crashes Nestopia when attempting recording with DxTory (atleast on my computer, other codecs work fine).


Personally, I use UtCodec MagicYUV for ~99% of my recordings since it seems to work faster during capture and editing for me, but your mileage may vary. For DOS/NES/etc retro games I'd suggest ALWAYS using Lagarith, it is unbeatable with those anyway you compare it.

So, you guys use other codecs worth mentioning?

edit:
removed false claim that Ut Video Codec had lossy mode too.

edit: Added MagicYUV, thanks De-m-on!

How do you set up MagicYuV for best performance and quality?