Lagarith Lossless Video Codec 1.3.27

5 from 4 Reviews

The Lagarith Lossless Video Codec is an outstanding tool operating in various colorspaces and providing excellent compression.

Its performance is comparable with that of the MSU Lossless Codec and FFV1.

The colorspaces that Lagarith Lossless Video Codec is compatible with are RGB24, RGB32, RGBA, YV12 and YUV2.

Aside from great image quality, the developers of the Lagarith Codec have also focused on the encoding speed.

The Lagarith Lossless Video Codec is based on Huffyuv and it has also taken some algorithms from AviSynth.

Compared to Huffyuv, which uses the Huffman method, Lagarith manages to offer higher image quality by using an arithmetic compression algorithm based on Run Length Encoding.

Lagarith definitely outperforms Huffyuv when it comes to high static scenes or highly compressible scenes.

Another advantage of the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec is decoding each video frame separately. By eliminating inter-prediction, joining, cutting and seeking become easier and more comfortable for the user.

Lagarith is a bit slower than Huffyuv, but its performance is superior. The data stream is much more compressible and the codec provides support for null frames and multithreading. When the previous frame is mathematically identical to the current, the current frame is discarded and the previous one is used, in order to save time and resources.

Although it is better and newer than its competitor, Huffyuv, the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec is also discontinued, as it has not been updated anymore since 2011.

Lagarith works on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 7 64 bit, which makes it suitable for most multimedia users nowadays. Completely free, reliable and working perfect for thousands of users, the Lagarith Lossless Video Codec can still represent an option if you need exceptional video compression.
Reviews & Comments
Lagarith Lossless Video Codec 1.3.27
Turcanu Cristian Augustin
on 23 December 2018
Efficiency : verry good. Space occuped : small.
Lagarith Lossless Video Codec 1.3.27
on 06 December 2018
I have recently started using VirtualDub2 to "improve" poor quaity videos - mainly with brightness/contrast, sharpen, and levels to lighten nighttime scenes.

I found that several of the available codecs produced results that could not be read in MovieMaker or Freemake Video Converter, but Lagarith is fine - and, moreover, quite fast!

I am very grateful to the author and to VirtualDub's shehk for making it available.
Lagarith Lossless Video Codec 1.3.20
on 17 May 2010
I would concur with everything Kent said above. I haven't used it extensively yet but it seems to work well, is recognized by Pinnacle Studio and Sony Vegas as well as Prism Converter as a codec, and is indeed fast and compact with no noticeable degradation in quality.

I hope this author keeps this codec updated! Great job!

I also use it as an intermediate codec when I'm going to perform multiple edits and renders on a video clip. Another great use is for converting the new (and very problematic) AVCHD MPEG4 video clips to an AVI file wrapper with PCM audio codec so VirtualDub can import them. You can then output VirtualDub in whatever format you like or stay with the Lagarith codec if you are going to further process the output file in another non-linear editing program.