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[News] 3ivXANN.lu
Posted on 02-Dec-2000 12:27 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselš15 comments
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Here's the homepage of a new open source MPEG4-based video codec, called 3ivX. It's to be launched on December 15th. Amongst other things, Amiga support is promised.

3ivX : Comment 1 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Cool!
3ivX : Comment 2 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Pete on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Anonymous):
"Moreover the codec will be supported on all platforms (Windows, Macintosh, BeOS, *nix (inlcuding Linux), Amiga ...). To accomplish this the code of the player will become an open source."
Like what, is making it open-source some magic formula or something? Does this mean that someone from the Amiga community will actually port it? They promise nothign other than that if someone wants to support a platform, they will have the source. So it's not as good as it sounds for Amiga as undoubtedly the release will be for Linux or Win32.
3ivX : Comment 3 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by sebastian jedruszkiewicz on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Pete):
This means, that (in my opinion) they will provide amiga port, and will<br>
make sources available, so anyone will be able to play with it<br><br>
Will someone port it to amiga if they wont do this? I will... ;)
3ivX : Comment 4 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Remco Komduur on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Doesn't MPEG 4 need a lot of CPU power? I so, then don't bother with the 68k version.
3ivX : Comment 5 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Rafo on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Remco Komduur):
If it's supposed to read Div/X stuff, then f'get it with current PPCs too.
A Celeron@500MHz WITH CACHE can hardly read a movie smoothly, so we'll have to just wait for a G3/G4 CPU to achieve this correctly.
3ivX : Comment 6 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Paul Heams on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
Could it be for Amiga One based machines?
3ivX : Comment 7 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by its about time on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Pete):
Please, read what the page says
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The latest version of the codec currently works only on MacOS. It is a matter
of days before the Windows, and the *nix version catch up (a previous version
of 3ivX currently compiles and runs on those platforms). The code is extremely
well organized and it will be a piece of cake to support any other platform.
The codec uses QuickTime and there is also a branch running on XAnim. BeOS and
Amiga versions are also under active development.
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Obviously a G3/G4 seems to be a minimum, but this is the future, not the old
68k and PPC 603/604
3ivX : Comment 8 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by AdmV0rl0n on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (its about time):
As far as I know, anything less than a 700mhz duron is unable to provide enough horsepower. An amiga port is just for the sake of showing it.
Both playback and encoding require mass cpu power.
I don`t think an amiga option, certainly on classic is even worth it.
AdmV
3ivX : Comment 9 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Rafo):
what the heck are you babbling about ? I have a machine with a celeron 466 and
it plays divx movies just fine with no problem what so ever.
3ivX : Comment 10 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Olivier Fabre on 01-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
On a P2-450 I can watch Div'x ;-) movies, but at the lowest quality setting.
Otherwise it's usually quite jerky.. I don't think that I get 25fps with this
setup but it's ok nonetheless.
I don't think it would be possible to play them on currents Amiga PPC cards
at a reasonnable speed though..
3ivX : Comment 11 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Bybo on 02-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Olivier Fabre):
I have a PII-350 128 MB ram and I have no problem playing Divx ;-) encoded movies.
3ivX : Comment 12 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 02-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Pete):
If someone wants to port it then you'll have it. What's the problem? If no one wants to port it, it means that no one needs it.
Regards,
Fabio Alemagna
3ivX : Comment 13 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by SnuggleBunny on 02-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Bybo):
There's a big difference between broadcast resolution/framerate video and those VHS grabbed porn videos you downloaded.
3ivX : Comment 14 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by RAYMOND on 03-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
I've never played video on a computer so I'm ignorant of most of the issues here, but isn't D.I.V.X. the play per view video disk standard which was utterly shunned by the public - at least here in the U.S.A.?
3ivX : Comment 15 of 15ANN.lu
Posted by Sebastian Jedruszkiewicz on 03-Dec-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (RAYMOND):
no DIVX and DivX;) are two different things.
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