[FAQ]What is a digital container format and codec?  

[FAQ]What is a digital container format and codec?

In order to use the oCam, you do not need an understanding of the two terms of the above in general In order to use the features that has been extended to oCam, you need to know.


Digital container format and codec, we only describe the terms for using the oCam here of the enclosing various meanings.


First, digital container format refers to the container format, such as, MP4, MOV AVI we are generally known.


If you look at the Wikipedia, it has been a little more detail.



(A container or wrapper format is a metafile format whose specification describes how different data elements and metadata coexist in a computer file.)


Definition of the codec has been described as follows in Wikipedia. 



(A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal.)


Means, such as common as we know XVID, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H264 codec.


For example, when there is a file with the AVI extension, digital container format is the AVI format, video and audio are stored, will be stored in a structured format that is defined as AVI. 

Additional tips

[FAQ]If you get an error 'The endpoint device is already in use' at the start of recording

This usually happens when a DAW that uses Asio4all is running (for example, FL Studio), which monopolizes the audio of the system, because other programs besides that program become unable to play or record sound.

If you use Asio4all, do not use the playback device as Asio4all in the program. If you change the device to something like "main sound driver", you can record normally.

For example, in FL Studio 12.0, go to Options-Audio Settings and set it to "Main Sound Driver" as shown below to play back.

Asio4all must be used when using DAW inevitably due to problems such as MIDI keyboard latency.In this case, use Asio4all only for work and stop the Asio4all by changing the playback device to DirectSound at the end of the recording. You need to record.

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