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Video Best Video Codec for Desktop [Windows]

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by eco_bach, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. eco_bach

    eco_bach

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    Been a while since I've done any video work in Unity and am tasked with building a desktop application that makes heavy use of video.

    What currently is the best codec to use? Should I go with a lossless codec like HAP (larger file size)or stick to H.264? Also is there currently still any advantage in using a 3rd party video playback asset like AVProVideo(for Windows) ?
     
  2. marc_tanenbaum

    marc_tanenbaum

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    I'm not expert enough to offer a lot of help in this area, but note that as of 19.1 we do support H.265.
     
  3. eco_bach

    eco_bach

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    Hey thanks for the feedback Marc.
    Any idea if native player also supports HAP?
    My limited understanding of codecs is that HAP has the lowest impact on performance.
     
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