Matrox Video Products Group: Licenses


Matrox VFW Software Codecs

Version 1.0

(May 5, 2010)

The Matrox Video for Windows (VFW) software codecs let you render and play back Matrox .avi files in your VFW programs without having Matrox video hardware installed. This version provides codecs that were previously available only on systems that have particular Matrox video hardware, such as Matrox Axio. This includes the Matrox DVCPRO HD codec, and "+ Alpha" versions of the Matrox uncompressed and MPEG-2 I-frame codecs. As well, the Matrox VFW MPEG-2 I-frame HD codec now lets you render and play back Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame .avi files in all HD formats (720p, 1440x1080i/p, and full-size 1080i/p).

The following VFW software codecs are provided for use on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems:

  • Matrox DV/DVCAM
  • Matrox DVCPRO
  • Matrox DVCPRO50
  • Matrox DVCPRO HD
  • Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame in SD and HD resolutions, with or without alpha
  • Matrox Uncompressed in SD and HD resolutions, with or without alpha
  • Matrox Offline HD
  • Matrox M-JPEG and HDV (playback only)

Installation instructions

Note: If you have an earlier version of the Matrox VFW software codecs already installed on your computer, you must uninstall these codecs before installing this version.

  1. Download the following file to your hard drive:
    VFWCodecs_10.exe (11.5 MB)
  2. Run the downloaded file to start the Matrox VFW Software Codecs Setup program.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
For information about using the Matrox VFW software codecs to render material in your VFW programs, see the document Using the Matrox VFW Software Codecs.

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