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H.264 Media Players

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ethernet    0

I've been looking around and I can't seem to find any media players that can play video encoded with the H.264 codec.

I know Quicktime 7 for windows is "soon" to be released.

Are there any alternatives?

Thanks in Advance : - )

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Silverity    0

Media Player Classic, and any other player, if you have appropriate decoder installed or ffdshow

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gaekwad2    0
Here:

http://www.elecard.com/download/

Moonlight AVC/H.264 Decoder Package

also latest ffdshow:

http://ffdshow.sourceforge.net/tikiwiki/ti...Getting+ffdshow

(you might have to enable h264 decode in config)

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That version of ffdshow doesn't properly decode videos made with b-frames used as reference (b-frame pyramid), rather use build 20050406.

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jnr    0
That version of ffdshow doesn't properly decode videos made with b-frames used as reference (b-frame pyramid), rather use build 20050406.

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Thanks for clarifying that :-)

BTW is that build stable? (it?s not mentionned in official site)

AFAIK VLC also can decode h264, latest VLC082 snapshot here:

http://vthr.via.ecp.fr/~videolan/build/win...00505130325.zip

That is one more to try ;-)

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gaekwad2    0
Thanks for clarifying that :-)

BTW is that build stable? (it?s not mentionned in official site)

AFAIK VLC also can decode h264, latest VLC082 snapshot here:

http://vthr.via.ecp.fr/~videolan/build/win...00505130325.zip

That is one more to try ;-)

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The ffdshow build seems stable to me and I didn't hear of any serious problems either (btw, if the link above doesn't work you can also get it from http://m17n.cool.ne.jp/freeware/mpc/ ).

The 'official' site only lists Milan's builds (200050406 was built by Celtid Druid), these are daily (ahem) development builds as well and should also be approached with caution.

The latest 'really official' alpha is build 20041210.

VLC and mplayer use the same decoder (libavcodec) so their recent deveopment builds also play x264, however at least the VLC snapshots are said to be very unstable atm.

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zakkhar    0

There is PC player with full h.264 support. Quote from elecard site:

"A new version of the Moonlight-Elecard MPEG Player - 3.0.1 alpha is available for evaluation. Now the Player supports the Apple QuickTime file format with AVC/H.264 video (clips from apple http://www.apple.com/quicktime/hdgallery).

This version is 21-day free trial. (3,987,339 bytes, ZIP)"

http://www.elecard.com/ftp/pub/mpeg/player/player3_0_1.zip

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nexx    0

VLC

MPlayer

FFDShow

Not sure how they handle the Quicktime .mov h264 files though. Try your luck with the cvs builds of each.

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