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Old 03 May 2011, 18:05   #1
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best video player for amigaos 3.1 ?

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could you tell me which video player is the best for amigaos3.1 ?
especially for avi ???
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Old 03 May 2011, 18:19   #2
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Didn't know amiga had the muscle to play back fmv? And indeed support avi file format!

I would guess Fairlight 242 was the limit, maybe an fmv cart on cd32...

Interesting
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Old 03 May 2011, 18:29   #3
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@turrican 3

RiVA and Frogger spring to mind, oh, and MooVid. You'll need a grunty machine to play them back though. RTG recommended.


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Amiga had FMV from early on (CDTV era). Just not the same compression formats as other machines (CDXL I think it was called, Alien breed tower assault and worms used it). It was less compressed than later standards, but ran well on a 68000.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDXL

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@turrican 3

RiVA and Frogger spring to mind. You'll need a grunty machine to play them back though. RTG recommended.


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Amiga had FMV from early on. Just not the same compression formats as other machines (CDXL I think it was called, Alien breed tower assault and worms used it)
On cd? If so never had a cd drive, I kinda jumped ship when they came out... I was just going to edit my post, saying that a high end accelerator would be a must!
Please don't tell me I can get avi to work on my Amiga I really don't need another reason to upgrade again
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Old 03 May 2011, 18:50   #5
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it's for use with winuae
thanks for your answers
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Old 03 May 2011, 18:51   #6
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Proper AVI files will run pretty poorly if they are at any great resolution. Too heavily compressed. Even an 060 would struggle with a bigun'. Been a while since I tested on my 030, but I think RiVA was faster, but still not great.

These days with HDD space being plentifull, I expect A big fat CDXL file would very look nice, but take up acres of space. A basic CD-32 (or A1200) could do 3/4 screen playback in HAM8 at about 12fps on a 300k CD-ROM.

Dunno what a faster machine playing from HardDrive could do, would be nice to see though!

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I know it's completely different, but I remember the problems I had running divx on my P2 350...
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Me too. The more things change the more they stay the same!
It's always cool seeing decent video running on the Amiga though
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Old 03 May 2011, 19:16   #9
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FFPlay is the best video player to use on WinUAE.
It is installed in C: by NetSurf.

A newer version with a GUI is here:

http://aminet.net/search?query=ffmpeg-git
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i remember watching a clip of the assasination of jfk on a 4000 back in the day ,twas size of a postage stamp thought it was the dogs at the time
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I remember ordering some Tobias Richter & Eric Schwartz 'videos' from PD libraries, them were the days!
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Old 05 May 2011, 03:08   #12
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i just tried ffplay, but it doesn't work.
ffplay failed returncode 161
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Old 05 May 2011, 12:38   #13
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Try FroggerNG
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Old 05 May 2011, 12:51   #14
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One of the first things I did when getting my ppc card was checking out fullscreens avi's and mpegs. Finaly video on my Amiga Started out with IsisPPC for fullscreen vcd, and then onto Amp and frogger when Bvision arrived for full screen full color vcd movie playback. Moovid and action wasnt bad for avi playback on 68k if you had at least on 040. A few test videos on the os39 cd as i recall.
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i just tried ffplay, but it doesn't work.
ffplay failed returncode 161
FFplay is really worth the effort to get running. Are you sure you have followed all the requirements?

m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
68020+ with FPU
64MB of RAM
AHI
Picasso96
ixemul.library v63+
IMPORTANT: Under WinUAE copy the "env/ahi_minbufflen" file to "ENV:" and "ENVARC:" before using FFplay and set the video memory to at least 16MB.
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Hi, speaking of the devil, can someone please upload a RiVA keyfile to The Zone! I tried contacting the author and registering at regnet with no success at all.

Please help.
 
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Yes a Riva keyfile is much needed!
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Old 07 May 2011, 15:55   #18
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i just tried ffplay, but it doesn't work.
ffplay failed returncode 161
Does this happen when you try to use FFplay with DOpus 5? I got similar bugreport some time ago, but for some reasone I'm unable to reproduce the problem on my system.

As a workround you may try to use "Run" before FFplay with multimedia filetypes (works for the user who reported the problem to me):

{AmigaDOS} Run >NIL: C:FFplay {f}

I did a search of the error message and found this:

"Programs that use the ixemul.library can often fail with a return code of 161, (this is a bug in ixemul.library startup code)."

and

http://www.morphzone.org/modules/new...rder=&start=40

so seems like a bug is in the ixemul.lib.
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Old 09 May 2011, 02:04   #19
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thanks for the advices , and yes i use dopus 5
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Hi, speaking of the devil, can someone please upload a RiVA keyfile to The Zone! I tried contacting the author and registering at regnet with no success at all.

Please help.
I am in the same situation... he should take down his reg site or make the effort...
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