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Best format to use HAP on windows?
Hi I am about to do an Isadora show on Windows, have always used Mac for playback before, and also I am editing content on a Mac.
I'm planning to encode my movie files as HAP. My question is, what container should I be using for best performance?
According to http://troikatronix.com/support/kb/izzy20-playback/ , DirectShow supports HAP, so I had been planning to use ffmpeg to rewrap my Quicktime HAP mov files to AVI in order to use DirectShow
However, according to posts in this thread: http://troikatronix.com/troikatronixforum/discussion/2034/hap-codec-isadora-magic it is stated that Hap is only a Quicktime codec, and that "although there is a directshow extension available from a 3rd party vendor, DirectShow playback has not been extended to support this extension. The only way to play HAP with gpu acceleration is as QuickTime." Another user in that thread did state that HAP encoded AVI files with Quicktime playback was fastest, better than HAP mov/qt files.
How can I get the best performance with HAP on windows, what is needed to use DirectShow instead of Quicktime engine to play back HAP files, and should I be using avi or mov to contain HAP files?