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Free movie library....n00b question

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In DirectShow you can display a variety of movie formats like DivX, xVid, WMA, etc. I am writing my game engine in openGl (because I want to port to Linux), and was wondering if there was a free library for loading and displaying movies. I''d particulary like to use xVid movies, but beggars can''t be choosers. The true general first seeks victory, then seeks battle - Sun Tzu

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I tried that, just looking for an easy way out.

EDIT: I couldn't figure out how to use the xVid codec anyway! Their site is a convoluted mess!

[edited by - Drakkcon on May 7, 2004 7:40:05 AM]

[edited by - Drakkcon on May 7, 2004 5:23:53 PM]

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how to use codecs ?to play video file in opengl "i''m usw opengl"
and i want to open video on my game...
is there any free lib like fmod

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Awesome! Now that's what I'm looking for! Thanks man!

quote:

how to use codecs ?to play video file in opengl "i'm usw opengl"
and i want to open video on my game...
is there any free lib like fmod



Are you making fun of me?

[edited by - Drakkcon on May 7, 2004 5:24:42 PM]

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I''d recommend ffmpeg. Just google for it. It is kindof ruff to get started with, but it will accomplish what you need on Windows and Linux (probably OS X - not sure though).
It supports many codec formats.

As for xVid, yeah, I tried that before, took forever to figure out how to compile and use it. But, than it became apparent to me that I could not release anything using thier version of DivX - to many legal issues.

Anyway, ffmpeg uses many codecs, some copyrighted, but many that are not.

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i''m not making fun of you i''m serious
i working on opengl

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i found link for ffmpeg

http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ffmpeg/ffmpeg-0.4.8.tar.gz

but i don''t know how to install it i''m using winxp and vc++6

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