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MrGruntHunter | 4 years ago | 4 comments | 2,126 views

When exporting a show to a video I get prompted to make a choice of Codex/Encoders to select. For now I am just posting my videos on YouTube. What should I be selecting from the list provided?

Microsoft Video 1
Cinepak Codec by Radius
DV Video Encoder
GoPro CineForm Codec v9.0.5
GoPro-CineForm Encoder (multicore)
MJPEG Compressor
MSScreen 9 Encoder DMO
Microsodft RLE
WMVideo 8 Encoder DMO
WMVideo 9 Encoder DMO
Full Frame (Uncompressed)

Is there one that is more universally accepted? I am working on a PC running Windows 8.1 and use SONY Movie Studio Platinum Suite 13 for processing my videos. I find that I need to run the BT *.avi files throuhg SMS before I send them to someone or post them on YouTube.

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You can use any you want.

But you will have to do some experimenting to find out which ones work. This is because this is just a list of the codecs that happen to be installed on your system. On my system I see a totally different list. BluffTitler does not know anything about any of them.

I always use Full Frames (Uncompressed), mix my title with other video and audio sources in my NLE (Sony Vegas) and export to MPEG-4 for publishing on YouTube and other social media.

"Universally accepted" does not exist, but nowadays MPEG-4 comes close.

michiel, 4 years ago

Oh CRAP! I just created 36 little intro shows for a friend and used the 'Cinepak Codec by Radius' and now I can't open any of them in SONY MOVIE STUDIO. Is there anyway to go back and correct them without having to completely do them over. It's doesn't appear I can bring them back into BT.

MrGruntHunter, 4 years ago

Did you saved the shows?

yes: just open them as you normally would and export as video.
no: then you will have to redo them.

before you redo them: click on file >open show. this should open to you're last directory, if they're not here click on the directory before that and look.
usually saved show will be in C:/Documents\BluffTitler\Shows.

the very best result to save a video for a NLE (sony studio) is uncompressed avi, this will give you a large file that would be difficult to play in a video-player but works great in a NLE. Now you can save it from sony studio in the format you like.

If you want to post it on YouTube you best convert the uncompressed AVI into a High compressed format as MP4 (h.264). You can do this with Miro Video Converter, it is free, fast and gives good results.

komies, 4 years ago

Well, as a matter of fact I somehow amazed myself that I did save them and I just went back and opened one up and saved it using the MJPEG Compressor and I was able to then bring that one into SMS so I was in the process of going back and doing the same with all of them until you reply just popped up. I just checked and see the setting is for Compressed avi. These are just the BT DEMO shows that I was playing with. Just playing with the simple ones only changing the text and some colors etc is all. Still not up to speed to try working with the more dynamic ones yet. Thanks for the reply.

MrGruntHunter, 4 years ago

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