I've encountered a problem recently when playing back (or encoding to mp4) Huffyuv-compressed AVI's, using various media players, VirtualDub and Avanti FFMPEG encoder, both on my Windows XP machine and Windows 8.1 laptop. Here is a screenshot of the playback problem when using MPC-HC:
I was encountering the problem in all media players I tried and in VirtualDub, but then I added the huffyuv DLL to my sysWOW64 directory in Windows 8.1, and now playback is fine in VirtualDub:
but playback is still problematic (the same as before) in MPC-HC or when feeding the video to VirtualDub via Avisynth or when encoding using Avanti FFMPEG encoder (I don't know if it works in any other media players/encoders either because I haven't tried it.
The strange thing is, I think Huffyuv playback was working before on both machines until recently, but I may have been using a copy from a different website before. The one I'm using now is from the author's website.
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What are the dimensions of your clip ? In vdub , file=>file information , or use mediainfo . Non mod4 dimensions can cause issue like this on playback with certain renderers
What does playback in VLC look like ?
MPCHC uses directshow, VLC uses VFW - these are different systems and use different decoders
To the other poster, I am using the same implementation of Huffyuv for both compression and decompression.
BTW I was using a non-standard resolution of 854 x 480 on the video, but when I changed it to mod4 640 x 360 it worked fine upon playback in MPC-HC at least, and was in color in VLC and not slanted like before, although it still had a similar "overblown" look in VLC like the image above for whatever reason. I'm not planning to worry about that for the time being however because I just need my huffyuv files to work in Avanti FFMPEG encoder in order to convert them to mp4, which I'll test later. Thank you poisondeathray, for the mod4 info.