[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Black&White QuickTime Animation not supported

Juergen Hennerich juergen
Wed Jan 17 02:15:46 CET 2007

Mike Melanson wrote:
> Ionut Georgescu wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have been trying to watch the following animation with ffplay, but I
>> think the codec is not supported at all. QuickTime reports it as a
>> Black&White Animation. A screenshot of QuickTime playing this file and
>> of the File Info window is attached. I am using the SVN version as of
>> 06.01.2007.
>> http://pbpl.physics.ucla.edu/~reiche/download/gallery/microbunching.mov
> If it's black & white then it's probably the 1-bit QT RLE variant that
> we never quite solved. It's still nice to have the extra test case.
Mark Podlipec got that working, quite a few years ago (might be even a 
decade). Maybe it is a good idea to sneak peak into the xa_rle source.

It's amazing that its still very easy to find videos that are only 
playable with xanim -- just like in the good old time ;-)


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