XBOX Sunday, January 4, 2004 | 9:02 PM

Testing a new type of video

Testing a new type of video

While capturing a new video of Otogi 2 earlier this afternoon I have decided to use it as a test for the Xvid format I always wanted to use here instead of WMV. Using that new format makes me win quite a lot of time for each video I encode and allows me to use some other very powerful deinterlacing filters I could not use otherwise. So if possible I'd like you to download both versions of the video and post your comments here. If you do not have the bandwidth to do so, then at least download it once because it's a very impressive video !

Registration free link to the normal quality video :

You'll find the link to the latest version of the Xvid Codec directly on the video download page.

If you are too lazy to registrer, you can also get the SHQ video via bittorrent here

Fighting a skeleton army
Download: WMV
Fighting a skeleton army
Download: AVI
Fighting a skeleton army
Download: WMV
Fighting a skeleton army
Download: AVI

All comments

Commented on 2004-01-05 10:06:49
I installed the codec, but I see the video turned upside down...I don't know why, but it is not very useful :D
At the moment I prefer the WMV format.
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:10:49 In reply to sniffo
Hrmmm, usually it happens if you have another codec for the xvid fourcc. Did you install a codec pack (like nimo's) or maybe ffdshow ?
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:18:24 In reply to BlimBlim
I have only DivX codec 5.0.5.
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:19:38 In reply to sniffo
Ok, what player do you use ?
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:23:44 In reply to BlimBlim
Windows Media Player 9 for Windows ME
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:29:47 In reply to sniffo
If it's not too much to ask, could you give it a try with Media Player Classic ?

You should get the same result, if that's so please right click on the video and go to the filters menu. You should get the list of the filters used to render the file. Besides audio and video renderer, what do you get ?

Thanks in advance.
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:47:34 In reply to BlimBlim
Do it! Same result.

The player uses the XviD MPEG-4 Video Decoder.
Commented on 2004-01-05 10:55:18 In reply to sniffo
Can you give this codec a try :
While installing it should ask you which codec it installs on, just make sure only xvid is checked since divx3/4/5 is handled by the official codec.
ffdshow works fine here for my videos, so maybe it would be the best way to play them.
Commented on 2004-01-05 11:02:33 In reply to BlimBlim
Ok, now it works well.

Thank you BlimBlim.
Commented on 2004-01-05 11:07:29 In reply to sniffo
Ok, I guess I'll just put ffdhow instead of the official xvid codec then.
Thanks for your help !
Commented on 2004-01-06 01:50:38 In reply to BlimBlim
I don't know...It looks the same to me
Commented on 2004-01-11 00:30:48 In reply to syphon0928
I think Xvid looks better than WMV. And it's free (as in beer and speech ;) )

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