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Old November 3rd, 2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Prefered video codec/format for next-generation video games?

What codec/format do you think would be ideal for pre-rendered scenes in 720p and/or even 1080p? H.264? VC-1? or the good ol' MPEG-2?

And no one's been answering my threads recently so there better be a viable discussion going on here.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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Assuming you are going to be putting it on BR or HD-DVD, I would use MPEG-2, since it requires less CPU muscle. If space is an issue, I would consider VC-1 or H.264. So there you have it...
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Ah, so it is most likely that "Resistance: Fall of Man" uses 720p MPEG-2 files.

and all the game data in that game totals 22GB.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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It was originally going to be 1080p but that would have been a lot of work so they decided to do 720p.

Even Virtua Fighter 5, the game that I want will be at 720p. NBA 07, Full Auto 2, Virtua Tennis 3 and Gran Turismo 4 will be on 1080p. I’m praying that Namco releases Tekken 6 on 1080p. Their may be others but at the moment I can’t remember.

Just as I suspected, only a few games will be on 1080p but I hope that will change soon.

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Old November 4th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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If space is an issue, I would consider VC-1 or H.264.
Well, Microsoft is using advanced compression schemes for the games so that they can compete with the PS3’s 50 gig capacity per game and don’t be surprised if by 2008 or 2009 you start seeing 200 gig games for the PS3.

It’s bad enough as it is comparing 9 gigs to 50 gigs and it will be an embarrassment comparing 9 gigs to 200 gigs.

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