Bink is a proprietary video file format (extension .bik) developed by RAD Game Tools, and primarily used for full-motion video sequences in video games.
Bandisoft Video Library (BVL) has many more features than BINK and supports almost all of Bink' functions. It is one of the best Bink alternative software.
See the table to compare Bandisoft Video Library with BINK.
|Bandisoft Video Library (BVL)||Bink Video! - RAD Game Tools|
|Supported OS||Win32, Win64||Win32, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii,
NDS, Xbox, Xbox 360,...
|codec||Video: MPEG1 Video, VP8
Audio: MPEG1 Audio Layer2
|proprietary audio/video codec.
inferior to MPEG1
(P4 , assume BINK to be 100)
|50% (The lower the better)||100%|
(Same quality by PSNR)
|40~60% (The lower the better)||100%|
Good video codec has many benefits.
- If the file size is the same, the quality of the video is similar to the original one.
- If the quality of the video is the same, it needs a lower bitrate.
See the below process to compare BINK video with the Bandisoft Video Library MPEG1 codec.
※ BINK(.bik) files are playable by installing Rad Video Tools.
※ Bandisoft Video Files - AVI files that use the MPEG1 Video and MPEG1 layer 2 video - are playable by installing Bandisoft MPEG1 decoder.
※ BINK uses Bytes for the video file size, on the other hand, Bandisoft Video Library uses bits.
See the below graphs. Every frame is decoded and compared with the PSNR compare tool.
If the PSNR value is higher, the video quality is better.
It shows the MPEG1 and VP8 video codecs compress video about 40%~60% more efficiently than BINK.
CPU usage is the most important consideration in gaming. Even though recent CPUs have improved dramatically, game developers still want to have more CPU power.
As a subsidiary role in games, a video library must not consume too much CPU power.
Bandisoft Video Library is the best solution which uses the least CPU power.
The following test has been conducted on the Intel Atom firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz CPU. On Core2 Duo/Quad the difference is too small to compare. (On Core2 Duo CPU average usage is about 1~2%.) Same video file(1080p video file) is used to compare codecs .
50~60% CPU Usage.
30%~40% CPU Usage.
Because of the difference in platform architectures, Bandisoft Video Library uses about 20%~30% less CPU resources than BINK.