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Codecs for TouchDesigner, Explained

Working with video files is a very common (and sometimes frustrating) part of building projects in TouchDesigner. Although there are many settings available to tweak for the playback or rendering of a video within TouchDesigner, one of the most important considerations is the video codec that is used for the file. The codec you choose can make an impact on a variety of aspects of the video, including playback performance, image quality, or file size. In this post, we’ll start by going over the basics of video codecs, including what they are and the differences with a container format, and then take a look at what codecs you can use in TouchDesigner and why you might choose a particular codec over another.

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