qt player and yv16 format video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BabaG, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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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,
    BabaG
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    You just want to play it? Hav eyou tried VLC, or mplayer?
     
  3. BabaG thread starter macrumors member

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

    BabaG
     
  4. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    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!
     

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