Recode clips with HAP on Windows
Still a newbie to graphics and Isadora. I must say I am amazed by what this software can do, and often simply. Anyway my issue is about recoding video so its as efficient and transportable as possible. I have a multitude of clips in various formats, mov, avi, mp4 etc. I want to try to standardise these and have them usable on the various apps I have. HAP seems to be the way to go from what I have read across the forum but I am failing to find the codecs for Windows 10. Links from the hap video site are broken, and google is not being my friend.
I have ffmpeg and happy to use it but it doesn't have hap, loads of others, and I cannot seem to find a hap codec download other than the one for Quicktime. Am I missing something obvious due to lack of experience?
All and any assistance most welcomed.
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Isadora 3.x is supposed to install the HAP codec if it's not already present in your system.
If that's not happened, please check out this page where there's a link to the HAP direct show codec for windows:
I am an Adobe user, and tend to use this solution to do my encoding:
But there's an interesting discussion about speed of HAP encoding here:
Mark (not that Mark)
@mark_m Many thanks for this information, not sure how I missed that post. I have downloaded the file recommended and tried it with ffmpeg, but it only shows as decode with the ffmpeg -codecs command. Not sure where to go next.
I prefer using Shutter Encoder, it does batch conversion, is cross platform, and very easy to use.
@dusx Many thanks for this pointer. Must say that's an impressive piece of software, worth the donation for sure. I can now recode with ease, just to decide now what format to use as hap does increase file size quite a bit. Again thanks for all your help.
hap does increase file size quite a bit
It does, (standard is the smallest of the Hap options), BUT it increases performance so much as well.
Probably not the best choice for full length movies though ;)
Eager Iguana last edited by Eager Iguana
@dusx That'll be a nuance I've yet to discover, so far I'm happy to get an image on the wall. :-)
Many thanks again.