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03-11-2006, 12:25 PM
Anyone know of some good free video codecs that are preferably lossles and compress well and are free? Im rendering high res (1280x720) so quicktime is about 10megs a sec and avi is worse. Any ideas?

03-12-2006, 10:46 AM
You might want to try the Divx codec and player at http://www.dvix.com. Also there is another called Xvid [do a search on Google]. You may also want to try Mpeg4 (Mp4) - used mainly for web streaming.

03-12-2006, 12:32 PM
I have xvid and it compresses pretty well. Also with network rendering, what image type is best to save as? I would prefer small file size with high quality.

03-12-2006, 03:10 PM
The PNG image format makes the smallest files that are lossless and have an alpha channel. It's one of the most compatible formats with LW too.