[MPlayer-users] QT/MOV support

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Wed Oct 10 19:27:03 CEST 2001


> > If we ever support sorenson, it will be rewritten from scratch, similar way
> > to ffdivx.
> Gotcha.  
> That is unfortunate because currently thanks to your wonderful mplayer
> that seems the only movie file I cannot play.  I know there's alot of talk
> about it on other lists because they refuse to release the specs at all, 
> so I guess it will have to be reverse engineered.
of course...
m$ didn't released divx (ms-mpeg4v3) specs, but it had been reverse
engineered by 2 independent group (projectmayo and ffmpeg).
i expect the same for sorenson and other closed codecs.
afaik sorenson is another h263 variant, just like divx. so it should be
possible to reverse engineer and modify an h263 decoder to handle it.

another alternative is if apple releases sorenson codec for the new
openquicktime project as binary plugin. but i don't think they ever do that.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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