> > Not anymore. MKV is a standard format for doing video editing for a long time now.
> > AVI is a compressed format which is geting abandoned very quickly these days while
> > MKV grows stronger. You can see it happening when you go grab high-definition
> > around the internet (blu rays mostly), with mp4 in a close second place. AVI is
> > pretty fast.
> AVI is losing out to MKV for distribution of pirated video. That says nothing about
> what's used for importing assets into non-linear video editing packages. MKV's
> advantages for distribution of rips (frame rate/resolution switches, multiple
> subtitle tracks) aren't all that relevant when you're dealing with raw assets.
many of these things are useful for MAME tho.
for MAME I think we're eventually just going to have our own format tho, especially if we start dealing with frames in terms of lines or sync signals etc. rather than bitmaps. Maybe direct to avi/mkv as a backup option, but if you actually want a capture of the video output in full then the systems MAME emulates can already do a lot of nasty things that don't fit well in .avi. Of course that would mean having some tools to do the post processing and conversion to other formats too, but if you want to actually record without loss it gets messy and that's before we even factor in other elements such as the artwork, which get rendered horribly even in screenshots right now.