[Ffmpeg-devel] codec for real-time capturing

Benjamin Larsson banan
Fri Dec 9 14:54:06 CET 2005

Zinetz Victor wrote:

>Hi all
>Could you advise please, which codec is the best for the real-time capturing 
>of movies and is quite efficient in terms of compression/speed requirements?
>In details: i'm trying to capture surface of window (aprox. 600x400 px) in 
>video 12 times per second and later re-encode result in divx or mpeg. On my 
>computer (AthlonXP 2200 / 512 Mb) i have few dropped frames while capturing, 
>but on Celeron-1000 all very bad :(
>Now best result is "mjpeg"; if i try to use "rawvideo" my harddrive is too 
>slow, "dvvideo" (i know about it because i play with digital camcoder at 
>home) work only with full pal-frame 720x576 px...
>wbr, Victor 
Hi, try huffyuv or ffv1. They should be quite fast and good for
intermediate storage.

Benjamin Larsson

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