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Lossless video codecs in OpenCV?

asked 2012-07-25 13:30:16 -0600

Baris Evrim Demiroz gravatar image

updated 2012-10-24 01:58:23 -0600

Kirill Kornyakov gravatar image

Are there any lossless codecs for video that OpenCV support on Windows? If there are any such codecs, what are their 4 character codes like in CV_FOURCC('M','J','P','G')?

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Are there any lossless video codes except RAW format? I'm not en expert, but I've never heard of such codecs... BTW, do you know that you can provide -1 as an argument, and OpenCV will show you a window to choose the codec.

Kirill Kornyakov gravatar imageKirill Kornyakov ( 2012-07-26 02:52:33 -0600 )edit

@Kirill When you pass -1, it does not list all of the available codecs.

Baris Evrim Demiroz gravatar imageBaris Evrim Demiroz ( 2012-08-05 16:34:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-12 07:54:17 -0600

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There are lossless (VfW) codecs for Windows that you can install, but I am not sure OpenCV will accept their FourCC. They may also be a bit finicky about the input image format and size.

Alternatively, you might consider saving PNGs (or GIFs for gray images) instead of videos.

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