[PD] gem & cinepak video on linux

chris clepper cgc at humboldtblvd.com
Fri Mar 18 02:37:05 CET 2005

On Mar 17, 2005, at 2:53 PM, Tim Blechmann wrote:

> hi all ...
> i'm currently working with a gem patch to play back videos files 
> encoded
> with the cinepak format on linux ...

Why on earth are you doing that?  Cinepak is the very first lossy codec 
developed for quicktime around 1991 and the quality is horrendous.  
It's very unlikely that you would encounter any content compressed 
after 1996/97 in Cinepak as literally every single codec after it is 

> and what's the prefered (most stable, hq) video codec for linux ...

Photo-Jpeg?  Uncompressed 4:2:2?  Anything other than Cinepak!

> thanks .... tim

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