qt player and yv16 format video

BabaG

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Jan 5, 2007
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how can i play this format of video? do i need a codec?
how to obtain it? the file is an avi in yv16 format.

thx,
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BabaG

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Jan 5, 2007
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have tried vlc and qtplayer, not mplayer. just want to play
it for now.

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huntercr

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have tried vlc and qtplayer, not mplayer. just want to play
it for now.

BabaG
I think only virtualdub can handle this file. It's for Windows only so fire up Parallels/VMware if you have it. :)

virtualdub is not for the timid. It's a frameserver, and the tools quite powerful, but not user friendly. I used to play with it all the time before I became a switcher, but it will be quite easy to conver this into standard DV with virtualdub, if that's what you want to end up doing. You of course will lose a tremendous amount of quality in the process. ( YV16 is 8:2:2 if I understand it correctly, while DV NTSC is 4:1:1 ) perhaps you could convert it to DVCPRO50 and that would get you 4:2:2

Honestly, however you got this video, it must have been from some capture board or soemthing, right? Isn't there a player that came with it?
I'd try that route too, since this is an awefully long road to take just to watch the darn thing. :)

Good luck!