The bitrate bug has been discussed a few times since you discovered this group, I believe. It seems that under certain conditions 3ivx does not honour the number that you put in the bitrate box. It seems to manifest when using QT7, and 3ivx in dual-pass mode. Symptoms are that bitrate (and thus filesize) end up way larger than specified. There may be other factors that determine when this bug occurs, eg I cant remember if it happens in suingle-pass mode or whether it happens ith QT7 on non-Tiger systems.
I believe a recent post from Michael Verdi said that he had spoken to 3ivx about this, and that they will fix it, but there isnt a fix available yet. By the way Michael, I believe people started calling you Verdi because one or 2 people used your surname in a familiar/friendly informal way, on this list, and the trend caught on. Names can be funny like that, I should know being elbows lol. As for the issue of whether it is free. Well once it probably was, or at least everyone assumed it was. Then I noticed that there was a store on the 3ivx website, and so I read the words on their site and learnt that you are only allowedd to use it free for testing/evaluation, according to what is written, you should buy it if you publish content encoded with it. For whatever reason this fact appeared to want to escape people, so I made an excessive number of messages here dealing with the subject, because I didnt want videobloggers following free guides to accidentally break a software license. Im sure it was annoying, but enough people acknowledged the issue here, and changed advise in guides, so I shutup about it. As Im a waffley humanoid with spare capacity to type words on the net, I dont mind going through all this stuff again. But maybe some people whove been here ages dont want to hear this from me again. On 3ivx.com front page there is a brown 'buy now' button, so you dont really need to rely on me to expand on this point and to evaluate for yourself whether I am correct or talking garbage. Steve of Elbows --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kunga <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I thought it was free. What bitrate bug. Link? Or please explain in > depth. I just downloaded it for my next post. It 'doesn't work with > 10.4.2 and QT 7? Are you serious? Since when do we have to buy it? > > -- > Taylor Barcroft > New Media Publisher, Editor, Video Journalist > Santa Cruz CA, Beach of the Silicon Valley > http://FutureMedia.org > > > > On Sep 2, 2005, at 11:41 AM, Steve Watkins wrote: > > > I > > havent been able to post video of h264 & 3ivx comparisons because Im > > not allowed to publish 3ivx videos unless I buy 3ivx, and I wont buy > > it unless they fix the Tiger/QT7 bitrate bug. ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Fair play? Video games influencing politics. Click and talk back! http://us.click.yahoo.com/T8sf5C/tzNLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/