[PD] GEM's minimum requirements

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Thu Dec 1 03:04:51 CET 2011

On Nov 30, 2011, at 12:05 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:

> Le 2011-11-30 à 11:13:00, Hans-Christoph Steiner a écrit :
>> That should defintiely work, I've run it on slower machines.  It depends a lot on your graphics card too.  As for video playback, if you want to manipulate the video, then you should convert it to a JPEG (aka MJPEG) codec.  .mov is a pretty common container format for JPEG videos.
> There are three different codecs named JPEG, MJPEG-A and MJPEG-B. They are very similar but not fully interchangeable. So, you can't just say «aka».

I say 'aka' because unfortunately its not that simple.  I believe that Apple labeled JPEG in .mov as "Motion JPEG" for a while, and it was just a JPEG codec.  But it was not MJPEG.  So the whole naming is messed up.

In any case, JPEG is the one that most people want.



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