|This dialog box allows you to choose a CODEC from
the list of CODECs installed on your computer, then configure it.
The role of the CODEC is to compress your video files.
Version 5 does NOT install CODECs on your computer. The list of
CODECs differs from one platform to another. For information about
how to configure the CODEC, refer to the CODEC supplier's
On Windows, the Compressor list contains the option:
Full Frames (Uncompressed). Selecting this option prior to
recording has the following effects:
- the resulting video file is larger (because it is not
- but performance during the recording is enhanced (because
each frame is not compressed as soon as it is recorded).
Note that if you installed DirectShow on your computer, you can
use all CODECs and compression options provided by the DirectShow
multimedia architecture. Therefore, additional CODECs are available
in the Compressor list.