[SDL] Speaking of Divx...
omega at cse.ogi.edu
Sat Jun 17 10:35:39 PDT 2000
On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, Uriah Liggett wrote:
> Does anyone have plans for adding divx support to SDL SMPEG? Or is anyone
> currently working on a linux divx player period?
What people seem to completely miss is that all this 'DivX:-)' "support"
is nothing more than shims around the existing Microsoft codecs. Why this
is so amazing is beyond me. There is nothing interesting here for anyone
in the open-source community until someone writes and releases a full
codec in source form. This isn't going to happen for a while longer.
MPEG-4 itself is hard enough, figuring out whatever M$ did to mutilate it
will be even harder. Where this whole DivX thing may help is in dealing
with the ASF file format, but I don't see any code coming out of anyone
working on this stuff, only binaries.
In other words: don't hold your breath. We don't want to have to call an
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