Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to make VirtualDub open/edit mkv, mp4, flv, mov and other file formats?

In order to open MP4 (and other video files) in VirtualDub you need a plugin called 'Virtualdub FFMpeg Input Plugin'. 

Download the plug in and unzip it in VirtualDub's folder. The ZIP contains two folder one for Windows 32 bit and one for Windows 64 bits. You can delete the one that you don't need.
In my case, the plug in installed looks like this:

c:\Program Files\VirtualDub\plugins32\FFInputDriver.vdplugin
c:\Program Files\VirtualDub\plugins32\ffdlls\avcodec-55.dll
c:\Program Files\VirtualDub\plugins32\ffdlls\avformat-55.dll
c:\Program Files\VirtualDub\plugins32\ffdlls\avutil-52.dll
c:\Program Files\VirtualDub\plugins32\ffdlls\swscale-2.dll

This  plugin is freeware and open source.
And yes, it also works with H264 (H264 MPEG-4 AVC) movies.


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