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Camstudio Best Video Codec?

by robbins / December 28, 2004 7:36 AM PST

Can someone tell me what the best Video Codec would be for use with Camstudio 2.0?



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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 7:45 AM PST

Such as what would make such a selection "best"?


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Here is some more info..
by robbins / December 28, 2004 8:07 AM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

Sure thing, sorry about that. My use is giving website critiques with Camstudio that is converted to a Flash page for clients to see. I need it to be clear and fairly fast loading, at least for high speed users.

The ultimate Codec is Camtasia's TSCC but you have to pay $300 to buy one of their programs or it is impossible to encode with their codec.


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Since it ends up in Flash, then no codec?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 8:11 AM PST

That's a bit odd to me since the player is Flash not some player...

Think about it.


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by robbins / December 28, 2004 8:22 AM PST

I don't know all of the details, I just know that you record with Camstudio using a Video Codec and then convert that AVI to an SWF file. When the TSCC codec is used, the file size is a little smaller than the Microsoft Video 9 Codec, and the same quality.

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Then try a few.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2004 8:31 AM PST
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http://www.moviecodec.com has most of them. I use DivX for most things, but in this case you are do a AVI to SWF later so it may result in zero effect which ever you use. But if you use something the AVI2SWF tool doesn't like, you'll find out fast enough.

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Best Video Codec?
by SylentStar / December 28, 2004 9:49 AM PST

I use an older version (CamStudio 1.8), smaller too, just 1.09MB.
Which codec?
For my own needs, MPEG-4 Low-Motion.
Not the best, but works fine here.

I just use the program to capture something on my desktop. Not for a professional job in fact.


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Thank you!
by robbins / December 30, 2004 4:07 PM PST
In reply to: Best Video Codec?

Thanks for the advice everyone!

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