Autopano Video - Supported formats and limitations

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SUPPORTED FORMATS

Autopano Video accepts most video file formats which are compatible with common systems (via DirectShow in Windows and QuickTime in Mac).


LIMITATIONS

Windows Decoding

Autopano Video can decode .mp4 videos encoded in H.264 (video flow) and AAC (audio flow).
For all other formats, this software relies on system ability.
In theory, if a video is playable with Windows Media Player, Autopano Video should also be able to play it.


Components capable of playing videos are often numerous and some may perform better than others.
These components are part of DirectShow filters. Here is a list of tools that will identify and modify components used by default:


For example, with Windows 7, the default H.264 decoder is from Microsoft. It won’t decode videos with resolution higher than HD.
GoPro cameras let you go beyond this resolution. You’ll need to use the Tweaker Filter to tell the system not to use Microsoft decoders by default.


Mac Decoding

Autopano Video can decode .mp4 videos encoded in H.264 (video flow) and AAC (audio flow).
The 32-bit version is theoretically able to decode all videos that QuickTime can play.
If the video preview doesn't display in Autopano Video, it is necessary to check if the video plays via Quicktime.
If the playing works, it is necessary to switch Autopano Video in 32-bit mode, otherwise, it requires to check the system to let it play the video.
For now, the 64-bit version only supports H.264 format.


Concatenate video files without re-encoding

Certain cameras (like GoPros) create several files for the same shot sequence depending on the recording time.
In order to manage the entire sequence in Autopano Video, you’ll need to have previously concatenated files end-to-end.
One possibility is to use ffmpeg software. It will let you stitch videos together without having to recompress them: ffmpeg








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