Hi10P FAQ (revision 0)
Title: Hi10P FAQ (revision 1)
WTF is Hi10P?
In really basic terms, more data used to define colour which for some reason means we can get less banding (if you don’t know what that is, just know that it’s bad) for a smaller file size.
Awesome. How can I (as a leecher) take advantage of that?
- Grab the latest unstable VLC installer (the file ending in .exe) and install it. (No, you don’t already have this.)
- Play quality Hi10P anime with it.
You’re the reason why we can’t have anything good.
Seriously though, you might consider using MPlayer2 instead.
You’ll probably struggle to use it without a GUI, such as SMPlayer.
You can also use the latest CCCP beta from official source or mirror.
How about Linux/Haiku/BSD/VMX/whatever?
If you can figure out how to be a hipster, you can figure out how to play a video.
It’s the same deal, get VLC or MPlayer2.
When I watch something, I occasionally see blocks or screwed up colour, but is otherwise completely fine.
You’re not using one of the above-mentioned software.
MPC, MPC-HC, ZoomPlayer, ffdshow, CoreAVC, CCCP, etc. all don’t work with Hi10P at the time of writing.
It’ll probably be ages, if ffdshow ever gets it. The latest CCCP beta (see above) now has a ffdshow build that supports 10 bit. At time of writing, the build available from ffdshow’s official website does not support it.
CoreAVC are “working” on it, so they will probably support it after the world has ended at about this time next year.
Why bother with all this crap when everything was working before?
Why did you watch DVDs when VCDs were working fine?
I’m from a fagsub/rip/raw/whatever group and I want to use this awesome new format too. What do I do?
Assuming you already know how to encode, grab the relevant “10bit depth” build of x264.
If you use CRF, just increase it by about 2. If you use a specified bitrate, you can lower the bitrate a bit. (Note: The 2 was a completely arbitrary number and I have not done much testing. I think you may be able to increase it even more.)
Make sure you tag your release with “Hi10P”.
Something here is terribly wrong. How do I flame you/get you to fix it?
PM cryptw on Rizon, or leave a comment if you are reading this on Ryuumaru’s site.