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Autopano Video - Limitations

Limitations

Windows Decoding

Autopano Video can natively decode mp4 videos encoded in H.264 for video feeds and AAC for audio. 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.

Other 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. Go Pros 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 natively decode mp4 videos encoded in H.264 for video feeds and AAC for audio. The 32-bit version is theoretically able to decode all videos that QuickTime can play. For now, the 64-bit version only supports H.264 format. If you experience problems with certain video formats, you’ll need to force Autopano Video to run in 32-bit mode.

Associate video files without re-encoding

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