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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: 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

VirtualDub: How to watermark your videos

There are many folks out there who like to watermark their videos in all possible kind of ways. Some like to use huge introductions and others, like me, are satisfied with small but noninvasive logos. Before we start, you’ll obviously need VirtualDub, and in this case for the watermark to work, the ffdshow codec. Yes,… Read more VirtualDub: How to watermark your videos

Fraps & VirtualDub: How to save disk space and enjoy good quality, small file size HD video clips

The biggest problem most of us face while recording gameplay clips with Fraps is its disk space usage. Fraps records everything uncompressed, continuously (free version is limited to 30 sec.) and sequential. Meaning from start till stop the “whole” clip is split into single 4GB files (For FAT32 filesystem user convenience). The length of a… Read more Fraps & VirtualDub: How to save disk space and enjoy good quality, small file size HD video clips