Which movie-format to use on a CD-Rom...?

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  03 March 2004
Post Which movie-format to use on a CD-Rom...?

Hi y'all,

I just finished a 3D-presentation. In fact the presentation is just one 3D-animation of approx. 7 minutes. Now I want to put this animation self-running on CD-Rom.

I've tried to render it as a Quicktime with Sorensen 3 codec (720x388) but even on my machine (dual Xeon 2,7 - 2GbRAM - 980XGL) it fails to play smoothly.

So I need a solution that it plays smoothly also on slower machines.

What is best to use? AVI, Mpeg? And what codec?

Thanks in advance!

-- Barry
-- Trinity
  03 March 2004
(1) XviD
Seems to preserve more details than other Codecs.

(2) WMV9
Download some high definition video (1280x720/1920x1024) at www.wmvhd.com to see for yourself. I recomend "Magic of Flight".

(3) DivX

(4) Real Video 9
Get of the front-ends at forum.doom9.net under the section "New A/V Formats - Codecs". It is good at low bit-rate encoding.

All of the above Codecs/Encoders except DivX can be had for free. for DivX, you need to pay for it or use the adware-laden ones.
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