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Most appropriate codec?

Andy Civil
I want to send some video to the "great unwashed" on their windows PC's;
what would be the best codec to use in terms of efficiency of
compression, but commonly playable on a windows PC without going to
fetch decoders or programs?

Thanks for your attention.

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Michel Bardiaux-2
Andy Civil a écrit :
> I want to send some video to the "great unwashed" on their windows PC's;
> what would be the best codec to use in terms of efficiency of
> compression, but commonly playable on a windows PC without going to
> fetch decoders or programs?
>
mpeg1video, certainly (but definitely not the most efficient!)

You could also try msmpeg4v1, msmpeg4v2, msmpeg4.

I cant try, I dont have an out-of-the-box PC.

But really, Media Player Classic (www.mpcstar.com) is good, and easy to
install; you're not doing your "unwashed" a favour by encourageing them
to stick to WMP.

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Andy Civil
Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> But really, Media Player Classic (www.mpcstar.com) is good, and easy to
> install; you're not doing your "unwashed" a favour by encourageing them
> to stick to WMP.

Thx Michel - you're right, but socially, you have to know when it's
appropriate to open that discussion ;-)

On a related note, I've never heard of mpcstar, and I notice that my own
copy of Media Player Classic goes to some SEDO crap (gabest.org). Is
this the owner trying to get some revenue for his hard work? Is mpcstar
the new domain for the same program? There's no mention of Gabest on
that site that I can see.

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Michel Bardiaux-2
Andy Civil a écrit :
> Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>> But really, Media Player Classic (www.mpcstar.com) is good, and easy to
>> install; you're not doing your "unwashed" a favour by encourageing them
>> to stick to WMP.
>
> Thx Michel - you're right, but socially, you have to know when it's
> appropriate to open that discussion ;-)

Times change. Some years ago, adding players & codecs was for geeks.
Now, nobody minds installing FLASH. MPC (and possibly VLC) have now
achieved sufficient stability and ease to recommend them to Joe Sixpack.

>
> On a related note, I've never heard of mpcstar, and I notice that my own
> copy of Media Player Classic goes to some SEDO crap (gabest.org). Is
> this the owner trying to get some revenue for his hard work?

Looks like it.

> Is mpcstar
> the new domain for the same program? There's no mention of Gabest on
> that site that I can see.

He is credited as author in the 'Help/About'.

And MPCSTART seems to contain a little more. From their site
(UNsponsored quotation!)

     *  MPCStar contains the following opensource components:

    1. Media Player Classic v6.4.9.0
    2. FFDshow Codec Pack v20060828
    3. RealPlayer 10.5 Codecs & ActiveX controls v6.0.12.1483
    4. QuickTime Codecs v7.1.3.100
    5. DirectVobSub (a.k.a. VSFilter) [version 2.37]

Being professionnally involved in multimedia I have several players
installed: WMP, VLC, FLASH, QUICKTIME, REAL, MPCSTAR, DIVX, IRFANVIEW...
And MPCSTAR seems the most stable and universal.

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