View Full Version : H.264 support needed

08-27-2007, 12:20 PM
H.264 is becoming a more and more useful codec, and SpeedEDIT doesn't support it. It should.

Adobe has now announced that Flash 9 will include H.264 video support.

Now we all know how ubiquitous Flash is in on-line use. Making H.264 part of Flash means that QuickTime 7 will not be needed to view H.264, as it is now. And SpeedEDIT doesn't support QT 7 codecs anyway. Plus, SpeedEDIT's current Flash encoding support is only with one of the older Flash codecs, not the current one.

Currently SpeedEDIT supports a flavor of MPEG-4 that will work on iPods and such, but it is NOT H.264.

H.264 would be very good for SpeedEDIT to support.

08-29-2007, 10:50 AM
SpeedEDIT does support H.264 install one of the direct show H.264 codecs available and it works great. I write to H.264 2-3 times a week with it.

08-29-2007, 11:55 AM
Which H.264 codec do you use?

I have the QT 7 H.264 codec, but SpeedEDIT doesn't support QT 7.

08-31-2007, 09:11 PM

Which Directshow H.264 codec are you using? I would like to try this also

08-31-2007, 10:30 PM
This may help you. I looks like its a Main Concept is the codec your looking for


08-31-2007, 10:38 PM
Here is another with a free trial.


08-31-2007, 11:48 PM
Ah, well, the second link just goes to a decoder-only.

The first link, I'm not sure what it is listing, since it doesn't seem to list those products for sale?

09-01-2007, 09:51 AM
It is one thing to render H.264, but you'd need to wrap that MPEG-4/multimedia/video-phone variant into a flash FLV/SWF container by the end of the workflow.

Elecard appear to have a number of H.264 options some with both AVC HD reading and writing. Some resolution limited and some bandwidth limited to 20Mbps.

As you can see on the output stage of this converter tool they have:
H.264 is an output format.

Yet this capability is part of a conversion tool. Like Vidget was. Rather than a directshow filter/codec. I'm sure they can do that too, but probably under a licensing agreement like the one MainConcept did with Corel (for products we'd assume came from under the Ulead umbrella).

As AVCHD from Sony camcorders differs from Panasonic. It would appear that there are many ways to cut AVC and H.264 codecs. They are afterall descendents or rather they are memvers of the set of MPEG-4 coders.

Here is a potentially useful workflow, although not all the way to a Flash9 media file. Assuming that you want the flash player component to read from a media server or website holding an FLV rather than some native .MP4 capability they've added to the player outside of the usual flash video fold.

Ultimately Adobe have told the press info and the press (flashstreamworks for example) have said this:

H.264 is already a part of Premiere and After Effects, and will also be supported by the Adobe Media Player, Flash Media Server and the Flash Media Encoder.

So waiting for Flash Media Encoder is (hopefully) the no-cost option to make the files. Then there would be per-unit IPR licensing as there is for DVD-Video with MPEGLA today. (what - you mean you don't pay for licensing your DVD-Video deliverables? :) )

09-01-2007, 12:52 PM
OK, so again I ask: What H.264 DirectShow codec is Danic101 using to encode from SpeedEDIT?

09-15-2007, 02:12 PM
Yup, it would be nice to have Scorpio's question answered.

09-18-2007, 03:38 PM
Yes Daniac, please tell what codec are you using?

10-20-2007, 11:37 AM
I was told at the videxpo in Denver last week h.264 support would be in a free 1.5 update.

10-20-2007, 11:31 PM
That would be a good feature to add to SpeedEDIT.