, we suggest you to use a recent build of FFDShow
, DivX H.264 Decoder
or a media player
that supports H.264 internally - like MPlayer (there are few interesting frontends for Windows: MPlayerUI
, MPlayer Frontend
), VLC (VideoLAN Client)
- VFW and installer were removed from auto update, VFW is outdated. However, you may try the x264Gui
, x264 VfW
or Leiming's x264 GUI
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
are required to use with MeGUI
but NOT included.
- Intra: all macroblock types (16x16, 8x8, and 4x4 with all predictions)
- Inter P: all partitions (from 16x16 down to 4x4)
- Inter B: partitions from 16x16 down to 8x8 (including skip/direct)
- Ratecontrol: constant quantizer, single or multipass ABR, optional VBV
- Scene cut detection
- Adaptive B-frame placement
- B-frames as references / arbitrary frame order
- 8x8 and 4x4 adaptive spatial transform
- Lossless mode
- Custom quantization matrices
- Parallel encoding of multiple slices
- Enabling Cabac: approximately 10% bitrate reduction without loss in quality, but is slow.
- Enabling De-blocking Filter: smooths out visible blocks during an encode (rather than by using post processing to smooth out blocks while decoding). Is a good idea to enable for low bitrate encodes.
- "x264 doesn't support the error-resilience features of baseline and extended profile, not the alternative colorspaces of high profile. Properly dealing with adaptive interlacing in all cases takes lots of code. x264 doesn't support interlacing.
There are a few other features not supported..."
x264 Video Codec rev. 2230
on 01 December 2012, reviewed by: humpty
h264 fails for old hardware and low performance energy saving machines.
Long Live XviD.
x264 Video Codec rev. 2120
on 09 December 2011, reviewed by: Justin
x264 is the new hotness of encoders. Compared to XviD and DivX, there really is no comparison.
x264 Video Codec rev. 2019
on 14 July 2011, reviewed by: Dewd
Also, interlaced is supported now, and works amazing. You can archive interlaced material for more fluid and natural, TV look.