Sometimes we need to encode with VFW codecs (mainly closed-source codecs which only comes in the form of VFW codecs). A scratch VFW encoder backend has been added to MediaCoder. To encode with VFW codecs, follow these steps:
- Set Backend to “VFW Encoder” on video tab (you need to first uncheck the Auto Select option on the right)
- Click the Backend button, in the Settings dialog, enter the name of codec DLL file.
- When VFW Encoder set as backend, Video Format option has no effect.
- You can set the path of compdata file or simply leave it free and this will bring out the configuration dialog of VFW codec.
Please note that encoding with VFW in MediaCoder is just AS-IS and may not work at all with some codecs. So don’t complain. 😉