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

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Jan 25 13:39:33 CET 2007

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 02:15:46AM +0100, Juergen Hennerich wrote:
> Mike Melanson wrote:
> >Ionut Georgescu wrote:
> >>
> >>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.

What, Mike didn't close this gap in one of his decoders yet? ;)

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

Unfortunately it's not so easy to get XAnim to compile (last time I
tried at least) ..


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