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Task #9069 (new)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

RFE: Make Movie uses AVI extension for all output formats

Reported by: bpindelski Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Scripting Version: n.a.
Keywords: n.a. Cc: ux@…
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Description

Selecting the output file compression doesn't have any difference - script always returns and AVI file.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by sbesson

  • Component changed from General to Scripting

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by sbesson

Video codecs used in the script are truly different for each specified output file compression. Only the movie extension differs.
When changing file extension to mpg, mov and wmv, movies do not play under Quicktime (10.1, Mac OS X 10.7.3). One needs to use another software like VLC to read the movie.


Not being able to open the movie directly with one click directly affects usability. Should we keep the AVI video container as it is the one supported by mencoder?


see http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-selecting-codec.html

"The AVI container is the native container format for MEncoder, which means that it's the one that is best handled, and the one for which MEncoder was designed. As noted above, other container formats are usable, but you may experience problems when using them."

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by jburel

We should keep what it is currently implemented for now (it is working) and maybe later replace the library used i.e. mencoder

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by sbesson

  • Milestone changed from OMERO-Beta4.4 to Unscheduled
  • Owner sbesson deleted
  • Sprint 2012-06-05 (16) deleted
  • Summary changed from Bug: Make Movie uses AVI extension for all output formats to RFE: Make Movie uses AVI extension for all output formats
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