Vista’s Video Nasties #3

November 30, 2007

Vista busy cursor I promised in #2 of the Vista’s Video Nasties series that I would publish a complete Vista-compatible solution for producing decent quality H.264 mp4 videos from camcorder DV footage, for uploading to on-line video hosting services such as youTube and vimeo.

I have my solution sorted and it will appear shortly as #4 in the series.

What gets me is that I have had to resort to DOS-style batch files, having had no joy with Windows user interfaces for x264 such as meGUI.

The batch file approach is not so bad. Once all the right command line instructions are in place you can double-click your batch file and the entire encoding process is pretty much automatic from there.

It does though seem ironic that despite two decades of successive versions of Windows, each supposedly a step forward from its predecessor, the technology is still so rickety that you can find yourself having to resort to the world of DOS when things get too complicated.

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