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Default render parameter are bad #464
Synfig version & platform:
I used the parameters libx264-lossless with 2000 video rate. The .mp4 movie was shown by vlc but not with the build in video player from W10. It can also not played with omxplayer on raspberry pi. I must firts convert it with Handbrake as it is described here:
The "libx264-lossless" codec is used by default because it is the best option to keep quality for further video editing (because it is... ahem.. lossless). ^__^
You can make the files playable on W10 by installing H264 coded. I recommend to try installing FFDshow - https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow-tryout/
Alternatively, if you do not care about quality loss, then you can use any other encoding settings. Choose "ffmpeg" target, then click "Parameters" button near the target dropdown. There you can select other codecs, like "Mpeg4", "huffyuv", "mjpeg".
We can make Mpeg4 as default rendering codec and set very high value for default bitrate (8000?). This way most users will get compatibility with their OS and we will avoid questions about video playback.
If they will want lossless quality, then they will need to switch codec manually.
Would this change be good? Need to hear opinions. ^__^
Yes, there is already request about that - #383.
very confusing to select the correct codec to make an mp4 file which plays in Windows 10's default video player.