What's the best recording codec around? in Nerd's Chatter [/nerds] Posted July 7, 2004 ya you want to do it in two steps, like IJTF_Cinder said. Capture to uncompressed avi, or if you just can't fit that, huffy avi. Uncompressed can be upwards of 40gb, but capturing any other way will just give you total crap. Then use virtualdub to compress it to xvid or whatever. Check out doom9.org for good guides on the entire process.