View Full Version : what is 'ntcodec'?

05-30-2004, 02:37 PM
Can anyone explain to me what that ntcodec thing is? It looks like a video format of some sorts, but what is it? Something to interact with VT or something? An MPG4 codec? Any clues?

05-30-2004, 04:15 PM
I'm not sure what NewTek considers it for but from my experiments it seems pretty good for saving and loading previews in LightWave as well as allowing you to play those previews back using Windows Media Player - here's a grab of the configuration options:



05-30-2004, 06:07 PM
"Senile Programmer"?

that must be somethin...
a YUV codec if lossy compressed is more or less a MJPEG codec, am I correct here?
So it is fast and small or something? I always just preview to Xvid, which seems to work flawlessly...

Any throughts?... if find it an odd thing just sitting there in the lightwave directory... I am somewhat allergic to codecs after the Nero Codec Pack terror I once had.

05-30-2004, 06:19 PM
Kinda worrying when there's a "senile programmer" as the #2 on LightWave's dev team ;) :D :D

05-31-2004, 05:12 AM
Indeed. Do you suppose there are easter eggs in Lightwave? Wouldnt that be cool... Im sure lots of people would start moaning about it but I'd love it! Like start and cancel a render 10 times in a row, then type 'Senile Programmer' in the main window and there would be a little dancing cow in your perspective view.
Or Dan Alblan would come over and giveyou private tutorials.

05-31-2004, 07:19 AM
Or Dan Ablan would come over and giveyou private tutorials.

Hasn't everyone found that easter egg yet? - Ooops - gotta go - that's Dan at the door now - late as usual! :D :D :D