[MPlayer-users] Blackmagic Codec

Larry Reznick lreznick at idistream.com
Fri Feb 15 16:29:34 CET 2008

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Friday, 15 February 2008 at 15:25, RC wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:53:46 -0800
>> Larry Reznick <lreznick at idistream.com> wrote:
>>> A reference from 2006 that I found shows someone configuring
>>> codecs.conf to use the  blackmagiccodec.qtx. I downloaded the latest
>>> Windows XP version from  http://www.decklink.com/support/software/ but
>>> it comes in the form of an  MSI (Microsoft Installer) file, not a QTX
>>> file. 
>> An MSI is a (compressed) application installer, much like many EXE's. 
>> In other words, there's probably a qtx inside it, but you'll need a
>> Windows environment to get at it.
> Isn't MSI an open-source project (yes, MS actually does those sometimes)?
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix/
> There's a tool to create and unpack .msi files in there.
> Regards,
> R.

Interesting. Thanks for the pointer.

Fortunately, I have an XP box for experiments exclusive to Windows. The 
MSI file had a DLL file in it, not a QTX file. I'm interfacing it using 
codecs.conf now.


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