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Problems with DOSbox video capture...

Post by Garth's Equipment Shop » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:48 am

I tried to use the special video capture key combo in DOSbox, described in the documentation thus:
CTRL-ALT-F5 Start/Stop creating a movie of the screen. (avi video capturing)

But the resulting avi file is corrupt and unplayable in either windows media player or VLC player.
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Dosbox video capturing how to

Post by Garth's Equipment Shop » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:18 pm

Dosbox video capturing how to
The problem is that dosbox writes video with special ZMBV codec. This codec is not widespread, but it is perfect for capturing game video.

The Win 32 Release of DOSBox already includes the necessary CODEC and install scripts needed to allow Windows Media Player (or almost any other movie player in Windows). If you installed the Start Menu shortcuts simply select Install movie codec and it will perform installation of the needed codec automatically.
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