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  1. Hello.

    I have some AVI's with this codec, but I can't seem to play them or import them into any video editor program.
    I tried searching for a codec for it, nothing has worked so far. Anyone that might be able to help?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. There are many different variations of huffyuv. Some aren't compatible with others. The software section here has several of them: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/HuffYUV

    ffdshow also includes a huffyuv decoder.
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  3. Tried the first one, downloaded and installed it. Still gives me an error when trying to play it in VLC.
    Something I may have done wrong?
    The error message is this: VLC says it doesn't support HYMT.
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    vlc does not use external codecs.

    Try a different player such as mp-hc
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  5. VLC cannot use system installed codecs. It only uses its built-in codecs. And it doesn't have an huffyuvmt (huffyuv multithreaded, HYMT) decoder. You'll have to convert it to something VLC can play. VLC does have a decoder for the original huffyuv (HFYU). You could convert it to that by:

    1) Install Huffyuv 2.1.1.
    2) Install Huffyuv mt.
    3) Open the source in VirtualDub.
    4) In VirtualDub select Video -> Fast Recompress
    5) In VirtualDub select Video -> Compression -> Huffyuv 2.1.1, press configure, configure
    6) In VirtualDub select File -> Save As AVI.

    That should give you a new file with no losses.
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  6. Thanks for the help. Got it working so far!

    On to the next question. I have 2 copys of VHS tapes in this format.
    Now the problem is, that they come from an VHS tape with macrovision. The macrovision doesn't appear on the same place in both tapes. So I want to edit those 2 files manually. And the only video editor software I can use is Sony Vegas.
    And of course Vegas doesn't support this either. So is there a "work-around" - or would I really need to convert it?
    I really don't wanna re-encode again, cause it'll just lose more quality. That's never good.
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  7. If you only have a few segments to work with VirtualDub's editing functions work fine for cut and paste editing.

    When you say Vegas does't support this do you mean doesn't work with the original HYMT files or doesn't work after you've converted to HFYU? If the former, you'll have to convert them. If the latter -- I'm pretty sure there's a way to read HFYU files in Vegas. But I don't use the program so I can't help you with that.
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  8. Well it's an old VHS concert about 2H 4Ms. So doing it in VirtualDub, is gonna be a pain in the ass for me.
    I can't seem to find the original HFYU option. Why can't we just have 1 codec, and that's it. Haha
    Here's a shot of the configurations available.
    Help would be nice.

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  9. Do you have both 64 bit and 32 bit versions of VirtualDub installed? 64 bit programs require 64 bit codecs, 32 bit programs require 32 bit codecs.
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    Trying to edit two captures to remove macrovision disturbance is gonna be a PITA anyway.

    The picture will change every few seconds and how can you guarantee that the second copy is 'clean' for the part in the first is disturbed. And vice-versa. A pretty hopeless task.
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  11. Originally Posted by MrJacobAngle View Post
    Well it's an old VHS concert about 2H 4Ms. So doing it in VirtualDub, is gonna be a pain in the ass for me.
    I can't seem to find the original HFYU option. Why can't we just have 1 codec, and that's it. Haha
    Here's a shot of the configurations available.
    If you choose the ffdshow encoder you can then select huffyuv under it's encoder setup, although it's not the standard huffyuv so I don't know whether VLC would decode it either. Maybe try re-encoding using a different lossless codec such as Lagarith. I'm pretty sure there's only one version. You could try a test encode to make sure VLC will decode it.
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  12. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Do you have both 64 bit and 32 bit versions of VirtualDub installed? 64 bit programs require 64 bit codecs, 32 bit programs require 32 bit codecs.
    Ahhh. Got it!



    Originally Posted by DB83 View Post
    Trying to edit two captures to remove macrovision disturbance is gonna be a PITA anyway.

    The picture will change every few seconds and how can you guarantee that the second copy is 'clean' for the part in the first is disturbed. And vice-versa. A pretty hopeless task.
    Well, I gotta try. If I can't get it to look clean, then I'll just gonna let it go. But Theres still that 1% chance!
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