I have an old laptop with 16GB RAM, 1 TB nvme SSD and an Intel i5-6300U processor that has 2 cores\4-threads, a base clock of 2.4Ghz and automatically boosts to around 2.9Ghz. This laptop is from 2018 so its fairly new still. I can playback any kind of 4k H.264/H.265 video using K-Lite codec pack and it barely uses around 6-11% of the CPU depending on the clip. My question is why can’t Shotcut utilize the K-Lite codec pack and media player classic for 4k video playback during editing so that its not choppy frame by frame editing? Can Shotcut allow users to use a different media player during editing if that’s easier?
Yes I know H.264/265/av1 is designed for compression and playback not editing. I’ve read all the forum complaints on 4k editing on Shotcut, Da Vinci Resolve, Premiere, etc. Can’t the developers of Shotcut and the developers of K-Lite codec pack get together and make a baby so that I can edit 4k H.264/265/av1 videos properly? It can’t be really that hard can it and I can’t be the first one to think of this?
I want to avoid proxy files, transcoding, etc which eats up more time. For some reason using proxy files downgrading to 360p resolution is still choppy. I can’t transcode to DNxHD or some other less compressed format. It says failed.
For reference www.codecguide.com select the mega pack instead of the standard.