What Codecs would you add to QT?

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  1. mileslong macrumors 6502

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    here is a list of all the codecs that i have added to my quicktime pro. are there any that you guys would add and any that you would recommend that i get rid of? thanks!

    3ivx D4 4.5.1 for OSX
    3ivx Delta 3.5
    AC3 Codec.component
    ACTLComponent.qtx
    AppleIntermediateCodec.component
    AXELplayer.qtx
    DivX 6 Decoder.component
    DivX Codec
    DivX Fusion Decoder.component
    DivX Fusion Encoder.component
    DVCPROHDCodec.component
    DVI Codec
    EyeTV MPEG Support.component
    FCP Uncompressed 422.component
    ffmpeg DivX.component
    ffmpeg.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
    Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
    H.261
    H.263 Decoder
    Indeo Video
    Indeo® Video 3
    Indeo® Video 4
    Indeo® Video5
    Intel Raw Video
    KinomaExporter.component
    lame 3.92.shlb
    LiveType.component
    macam.component
    MAYA_IFFCodec.component
    MAYA_IFFExport.component
    MAYA_IFFImport.component
    Microcosm Decode.component
    Motion.component
    MP3.component
    MPEG Layer-3 Audio
    MPG4
    MPG4-DIVX
    MPG4*
    msmpeg4v1.component
    msmpeg4v2.component
    OggVorbis.component
    On2_VP3
    On2_VP3.qtx
    on2vp3.component
    OpenDivX.component
    OpenDivXCodecPPC
    OpenDivXCodecPPC Debug
    OpenDivXCodecPPC*
    PSIKeyMac.shlb
    QTFbx.component
    RealMediaExporter.component
    Save as AVI.component
    Sorenson MPEG4 Decoder
    Sorenson MPEG4 Encoder
    Sorenson MPEG4 Packetizer
    Sorenson MPEG4 Pro
    Sorenson MPEG4 Reassemble
    Sorenson Video Pro OSX.qtx
    Toast Video CD Export
    Toast Video CD Support.qtx
    VDOwave MS Video Decoder
    VDOwave Video Decoder
    VIDEC™
    Vivo Plugin
    VivoActive G723 Decoder
    VivoActive Siren Decoder
    VivoActive Video Decoder
    Windows Compressors
    WMA Audio
    XVIDDelegate
    Zoomify.component
    ZyGoVideo.component
    ZyGoVideo.qtx
     
  2. mcmadhatter macrumors 6502

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    all the latest wmv codecs that don't currently work on macs
     
  3. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks madhatter, do you know where i might find them? mactopia?
     
  4. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    How did you get the Indeo codecs?I thought QT for OS X didn't support Indeo.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Microsoft has no interest in making WMP (and it's codecs) work for OS X (Tiger specifically). They suck.

    However, you can get 99% of your WMV file to play in Quicktime by getting the $9.99 codec plugin from http://www.flip4mac.com, look for the "WMV Player" in the product section.
     
  6. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i installed a large collection of codecs at one time then added a few here and there. qt may not support indeo, if not then i will remove it, anyone else know about this? thanks for the reponses, maybe we could put together here a comprehensive list of all the possible codecs you could want that are applicable to qt and mac...
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, those Indeo codecs were only supported in QT for OS9.

    EDIT: I also noticed that you already have the Flip4Mac codecs.
     
  8. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yellow, thanks for the reminder on flip4mac. i had downloaded the trial version a while back and forgot about it. i was able to play some wmv movies in QT but they kept stopping before the end, i just re-read the license and after the trial period it will only play half the file :)

    i just bought it and installed it.

    any others anyone?
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I hear FLAC often enough from nerd forums, and seeing its not on your list, I'll add that codec. I'd like to see some pro-codecs such as Microcosm, Bitjazz Sheervideo, Aurora Extreme, Blackmagic Design and Cinewave 10-bit/16-bit.
     
  10. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lucaero, i had a coldplay concert on FLAC that i couldnt play. i used a great little app called FLACer and changed it to AIFF format, it worked beautifully.
     
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  12. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    why am i doing what?

    if you mean listing these codecs its because i think it would benefit all users of QT to have a comprehensive list of all codecs that would make QT the best player it can be. there are always complaints about QT not playing this and that file, we all know that QT should add many more codecs to make it better, then we wouldnt need Mplayer, VLC, WMP, Cog, Real Player and on and on. do you have a problem with this?
     
  13. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Adding all these codecs...I guess your gonna use them all at one point?
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    All those codecs are already added.
     
  15. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont know when or if i will ever use these codecs, thats why i posted to also find out which ones are useful, which ones are outdated etc. i paid for QT pro and i want a player that will play almost all formats not just a select apple friendly few. if i can add third party codecs that makes QT pro a better player then i will continue to try and build the perfect beast, i would think that everyone would want to do that.

    so far i can take it that i should remove the indeo codecs, is this right?
     
  16. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Adding codecs to QT

    I would love to see the Open Sourced Dirac project on QT. Its a project run by the BBC R&D group - really interesting results. High compression - great quality, very very comparable to H.264 in this early stage.

    It uses Wavelet technology instead of block technology (like H.264) but is currently in developement stage. I do hope one day they'll make it multi-threaded and PPC-aware.

    x264 has been made multi-threaded, making multi-processor machines much more useful during encoding, speeding it up a great deal - great for handbrake.

    FireArse
     
  17. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm fairly certain that all the Indeo and Vivo codecs were old OS9-only ones, and they're not doing anything at all in OSX. There are some others in there that look old to me, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Me, I installed the beta of DivX6, 3ivX, Flip4Mac, and an Ogg codec, and that pretty much covers all the AVIs and Movs I've thrown at it--very little else is used these days. There are a handfull of oddball codecs that are officially supported by Apple, but QT player should automatically ask you if you want them. As obscure as it is I do wish that there was a VP6 codec for QT, but so far VP3 is the only one available (it, however, is listed on Apple's site, so you'll get asked if you need it).

    The only thing QT won't play is OGM files (and a lot of AVIs are actually mislabled OGMs); I haven't found a codec yet that will "teach" QT how to handle OGM files--is there one that I'm not aware of?
     
  18. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Could you zip up your Users/Library/Quicktime folder, and upload it? (PM me if you need hosting). That would be really nice.
     
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