[PD] framestein codec?

Juha Vehviläinen jusu at pinktwins.com
Thu Sep 19 17:46:37 CEST 2002

Hi David,

The example head.avi uses the Cinepak-codec, which
really should be included in any windows installation.
Anyway, for your clips, use any codec you wish / have,
Framestein uses whatever your machine has much like
Media Player. If an AVI plays in MP, it will play in FS.

About which codec to use: Cinepak is not too great in
picture quality, but decompressing it takes really little CPU.
I recently found this:


Check the MV3-codec. Good quality with ok filesize,
designed with VJ's in mind.

There might be a problem with the text/sonogram-example. :(

Good luck!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david moss" <monokinetic at yahoo.com>
To: <pd-list at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 4:25 PM
Subject: [PD] framestein codec?

> Hi there,
> I have been lurking on the list for a while now,
> mostly just to see what is possible with
> pd/gem/framestein. 
> I have framestein 0.19 working find on an old machine
> but now I have installed the new version (framestein
> 0.31) onto another machine and nothing is output from
> framestein. The main problem seems to be with the avi
> supplied (it doesnt open in media player on the new
> machine), which I guess is codec related. Can anyone
> tell which codec needs to be installed in windows 98
> for framestein video to work?
> However also the text and sonogram examples dont
> display anything which makes me think it may be
> something else as well....
> any ideas?
> Kind regards
> Dave mK
> ps much credit to all you programmers who are
> providing this stuff free of charge, it allows people
> like me (lots of ideas, not so much money!) to try and
> use computers for something interesting ;-) 

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