CamStudio Lossless Codec is optimized for screen capture applications. It complements the other CamStudio Screen Recorder and is able to encode frames at high speed with perfect quality. See other codecs if this does not work.
CamStudio Lossless Codec
Firstly the CSCD codec is an acronym for CamStudio Lossless Codec. This which is a codec used for video compression in the CamStudio software. CamStudio as you will know is a free and open-source screen recording software that allows users to capture audio and video from their computer screen. See also the CSCD codec down below.
Features of this codec
Operates in RGB mode and is able to compress 16, 24 or 32 bit RGB bitmaps.
- — Supports temporal compression and produce small file size.
- — Fast — encoding rate is as fast as MS Video 1
- — Lossless — images are encoded without lost of information.
- — The playback will give images of perfect quality.
- — Supports two lossless compression algorithms : LZO and GZIP.
- — The LZO algorithm is very fast and is best used for screen capturing.
The GZIP (zlib) algorithm is most useful when you are not using this codec with CamStudio Recorder. Usually an AVI file already exists, and you want to convert or recompress the AVI file using CamStudio codec to take advantage of its lossless and temporal compression. The encoding with the GZIP algorithm is a slow process but it produces a small AVI file and that is ideal for archiving purposes.
When encoding with a third party application, you will have to enable or force keyframes to take advantage of this codec’s temporal compression. Otherwise every frame will be stored as a key frame and the resulting file size will be huge.
Codec : CamStudio Lossless Codec 1.0
Firstly an important point to note : An AVI recorded with the CamStudio Codec is not highly portable. You will not be able to view the AVI on another computer unless that computer installs the CamStudio Codec. You can also see the Camstudio software.
Finally to install this codec, unzip the file, right click on camcodec.inf and select install. When installing on XP, Windows may issue a warning message. You should select “Continue Anyway” to proceed with the installation. See also the LameXP as well as the Morgan M-JPEG Codec.