I’m still pretty new to oF and interested in working with video material. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz processor, 4 GB Memory, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card MacbookPro (running OSX 10.6.8).
I would like to use multiple videos (up to 5) at once modulating their reading position and playback speed and I’m wondering what’s the best way to go. I’ve done quite some reading on the topic but it’s still not clear what route to take so I have a few questions:
I’ve read that it could be fast to load different frames of the video into textures with ofTexture. But since there is the setUseTexture method for ofVideoPlayer I thought it is maybe already doing this?
What would be the best codec to use? I’ve read it might help to convert videos into the M-JPEG format? If that’s the way to go, any suggestions for software that does good conversion to this format?
Or should I maybe just forget about video with my computer?