I am gearing up to begin doing some updated codec/filter guides as I’ve been out of the loop for quite some time. Aside from not having much time to fool with my setups due to real life commitments, I just wasn’t interested in doing it since I also liked writing about them. Not having the site around squashed that outright. Now that it’s back, I have at least some renewed interest in trying out what’s new.
While getting things together to start testing various codec configurations, I still run into my biggest nemesis – time. Being crunched for time, I have to be able to test these configurations on various systems and in various places…primarily work. Unfortunately, I can’t cart my media library to work with me, so I need to be able to test the configurations with as many video/audio formats as possible. That is where I thought I had something I could share with you. MPlayerHQ has a subdomain with literally hundreds of sample files so that you can easily test your codec configurations to your heart’s content. Just about any combination of audio, video, container, subtitle, etc. you can think of is there. The only issue with it, for me, is the organization of it it all, but it’s easy enough to find what you’re looking for I guess. Anyway, I wanted to share the link to this place in hopes that it will give you a boost in testing your setups.