Yes, definetly !
No ( I'am using Windows to play videos )
Hopefully something with really high bitrate - best over 40 mbps with L4.1.
Michael, please tell me you did not disable the asm code when compiling x264. Not enabling the ASM in x264 is like ripping the heart out of the program. The assembly is what makes it such a fine program- it's finely tuned to get the absolute most out of processors.
The assembly covers x86 (32 bit, 64 bit, and Windows 64 bit); PPC and later ARM versions are also supported in the program.
I don't know enough about the options other than to give you the following advice:
Examine the presets and see if any of them are suitable- these are what everyone who uses FFmpeg+libx264 to encode will use, and unless they have a very good reason, will use with x264. And ask the authors (especially Dark Shikari) if you want the program to do something in particular- they're quite approachable. They are very happy to work with people to create works that show off what the program can do.
Last edited by dashcloud; 11-18-2009 at 10:28 PM. Reason: remove some interesting, but not terribly relevant info
Thanks so much Michael!