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Old 09-27-2006, 04:57 PM
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Codecs being used, and Results

I am trying to find out what codec's are being used for non standard formats in sage. I am running V4 currently and just got the MKV format working with Sage, but Video has a little chop to it, and audio is scratchy. I am currently using the CCCP codec pack (Combined Community Codec Pack). Is there something that others have used that works better with Sage? Would MKV files work better under V5 Sage? I hesatate to upgrade, since everything works perfectly right now, but I will if it would help with these non standard formats. I guess I should also mention that using the CCCP codec pack the timing works the way it is supposed to for MKV files, so FF/RW is working. I know some people have had issues with that in other threads, but I dont think they mentioned what codecs they were using for MKV.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-27-2006, 05:46 PM
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Typically codec packs are a very bad idea. They tend to install a lot of garbage you'll never use. Most people just install the codecs individually as they need them. It makes it much easier to keep track of what is actually being used.

As for your question I'll have to leave that to someone who knows what they're talking.

I use the Nvidia decoder for mpeg2 and ffdshow for everything else, but I don't play many different file types and have never really took the time to try and find the "best" solution for each type.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:51 PM
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The only codecs I'm using right now are Nvidia Purevideo for mpeg2 and Xvid for...well...for Xvid. Both work great. I am especially happy with my ripped DVD's converted to the Xvid format. Much smaller files with no noticeable loss in PQ. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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