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NEW VERSION 2.1.1 / 2.2

Huffyuv is a very fast, lossless Win32 video codec. "Lossless" means that the output from the decompressor is bit-for-bit identical with the original input to the compressor. "Fast" means a compression throughput of up to 38 megabytes per second on my 416 MHz Celeron.

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Version:2.1.1 / 2.2
Released:Dec 22,2003
File size:14.7KB
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2.1.1 / 2.2 (December 22, 2003)


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Download HuffYUV 2.1.1 64-bit  [24.2KB]  [Win64]

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Download HuffYUV_MT here, Huffyuv with MultiThreaded support.

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Run these commands to install BOTH 32bit and 64bit on the same Windows 64bit machine:

32bit huffyuv:
rundll32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 0 C:\huffyuv-2.1.1\huffyuv.inf

64bit huffyuv:
rundll32 C:\Windows\System32\setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 0 C:\huffyuv64\huffyuv.inf

Ensure paths point to correct huffyuv version. Now both VirtualDub (32bit) and Premiere CS6 (64bit) works for me.

Hope that helps someone.

May 28, 2016 Version: 2.1.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

Just an update on my previous post. I've experienced the same thing with Lagarith. So maybe it's a Sony Vegas issue? More tests needed...

Apr 23, 2011 Version: 2.1.1 OS: Vista Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I'm a huge fan of HuffyUV and have been using it for years for capturing and editing. I did some tests in Sony Vegas, encoding the test image provided here:

I encoded a five second clip. Loaded the resulting file into Vegas and added a caption 'copy01' - so Vegas was forced to re-encode rather than it doing a 'no recompression' save. I then encoded that, loaded it back in, changed the caption to 'copy02' so I could keep track and so on...

Using the convert to YUY option I found there was slight quality loss on each additional encode with the chroma moving to the left slightly (one pixel?).

In the other modes - predict left, predict median and so on - there was no loss whatsoever. I went up to eight re-encodes using predict left/predict left and stopped, because it was obvious there was no loss. I don't know how anyone could see increased grain or a change of colour in this mode.

Convert to YUY gives a file that is about half the size but it seems you take a small quality hit right from the first capture/encode, compared to the other compression options.

I'm not sure why other people reckon that Convert to YUY is 'lossless'. Maybe they are just cutting the video and resaving which, as I already mentioned, results in a no recompression frame-for-frame save in some software? As soon as you add filters or effects you are reencoding.

Feb 18, 2011 Version: 2.1.1 OS: Vista Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

The issue of HuffYUV's losslessness has be settled:
It's lossless unless you use the RGB->YUY2 option.

Mar 26, 2009 Version: 2.1.1 OS: WinXP Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

The author says the output is bit for bit identical to the input (unless you use the lossy compression), so who are you going to believe him - or someone here?

Its the best non lossy solution i have seen so far.

Mar 23, 2009 Version: 2.1.1 OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

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