Category Archive: How-to

How to use AviSynth with MediaCoder (Stanley posted on June 5th, 2008 )

MediaCoder is known to be fully standalone and not dependent on any splitters, decoders, and filters that have to be installed in the system. However, in some cases, we do need to make use of those stuffs to achieve some goals. AviSynth is the bridge between splitters/decoders/filters and multimedia applications. There are two ways for using AviSynth with MediaCoder. Of course, as a precondition, you need to install AviSynth and possibly a codecs pack (e.g. K-lite) which contains a bunch of splitters and decoders.

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Generate thumbnails automatically with MediaCoder (Stanley posted on April 30th, 2008 )

It is very easy to generate multiple thumbnails with MediaCoder automatically. In the Settings dialog, navigate to Video Filters->Thumbnails, you can find necessary options for thumbnail generating, like following:

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Encoding 5.1 channel audio with separate waveform files (Stanley posted on April 19th, 2008 )

From build 4100, a new audio source, Waveform Composer, is introduced in. It is used to import separate waveform files as individual channels.

For example, we want to produce an MP4 file with H.264 video and 5.1 channel AAC audio. We have 6 mono waveform files which compose a 5.1 channel audio.

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How to use MediaCoder to stream out transcoded video (Stanley posted on April 6th, 2008 )

This is a real scenario in which MediaCoder’s built-in media streaming server can be used. The scenario is like this. All my media files are stored on my powerful Intel Core2 desktop PC. Many of them are high-definition video. I have a legacy PC (Celeron 566Mhz/Windows 2000), and a mobile device (XScale 500Mhz/Windows Mobile 5). I want to playback my HD video on these two devices with LAN and WIFI and without taking time to transcode the video into a low-definition file beforehand. I can just use MediaCoder’s new media streaming server feature. Read the rest of this entry >>