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    Compatible video file format?

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    Which video file format should I use for MM2.5 games? AVIs with Xvid codec? Quicktime? :/

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    I would vote against Quicktime, that's for sure.

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    @ nivram: Thank you! What video format/compression would you recommend?

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    Most formats should work fine. It will all come down to the codecs you have installed on your machine (and the end user). I would recommend MP4 as a good common format.
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    I am just starting to build a large multimedia application and will be working with a lot of videos. I was planning on using Quicktime as it has been easy for me to work with in the past. Is there a reason for not using it?

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    How about the fact that it requires that a computer has quicktime (not everyone is going to have it, after all), and that the quicktime object has been known to cause MMF2 to not start up in the past (if I remember correctly)? I think maybe the Direct Show object would be a better way of going.

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    Use Windows WMV files. As long as your games are aimed at the PC Windows platform then everyone will have the WMV codec installed as it's part of Windows. That way you don't have to worry about the codec being installed on the players computer.
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    The DirectShow Object supports AVI, MPEG and WMV. So one of those formats would be better suited with that object. I would agree with Paul_Boland with WMV if it's targeted solely at the Windows PC runtime.

    Sometimes, with some codecs, you're locking yourself in... like with QuickTime. Not everyone would have it, and porting projects to other runtimes (especially mobile devices) means having to re-encode the entire video to a different format to be compatible. Make sure you keep the original file in case you do!

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