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Intel Core i7-2600K and encoding with VirtualDub

A couple weeks ago I retired my old 3GHz overclocked Q6600 and upgraded to Intel’s new flagship CPU i7 2600k. Now before I start writing up my very short opinion and review, those are the settings I still use in VirtualDub. Virtually nothing has changed. Even after more than 2 years, those settings are still… Read more Intel Core i7-2600K and encoding with VirtualDub

VirtualDub: How to use mkv, mp4, flv, mov and other file formats with VirtualDub

A lot of people keep asking me how to use VirtualDub with other files formats besides .avi. Like mkv, flv, mp4 or even .mov. VirtualDub, as stand-alone, cannot handle mkv, mp4, flv, mov or any other files besides avi. You need a plugin or plugins to load anything else besides avi. Mind you, VirtualDub still… Read more VirtualDub: How to use mkv, mp4, flv, mov and other file formats with VirtualDub

VirtualDub: Use ffdshow filters (resize, sharpen, watermark) in VirtualDub

In the guides here and here I talk about using the VirtualDub internal filters, namely the resize and sharpen filters. But you can also use external filters. I use the ffdshow filters. What is ffdshow, you ask? Here’s the quote from the ffdshow sourceforge page ffdshow tryouts is a DirectShow and Video for Windows codec… Read more VirtualDub: Use ffdshow filters (resize, sharpen, watermark) in VirtualDub

How to set up your computer for gameplay recording

I’ve gotten a few eMails complaining that it takes a huge tool on some users computer performance while recording pc game-play. I cannot speak for any other recording software except Fraps because that’s all I use. Fraps records video and audio unencoded, uncompressed, raw. That means the files are huge. 30 minutes of recorded gameplay… Read more How to set up your computer for gameplay recording

VirtualDub: How to prevent asynchronous sound

According to some comments from here, here and in some of the Emails I get people sometime experience asynchronous sound. As I have speculated here, this is most likely due the CPU being overwhelmed with the whole encoding process. Let me try to explain, and bear in mind, this is just speculation based on nothing… Read more VirtualDub: How to prevent asynchronous sound