DVPEG 2.3 read.me file
- delete your old dvpeg.cfg file and re-run vidsetup if you experience
problems or have a much older version of dvpeg.
The video setup program must be run before you can use dvpeg. It is used to
select and test video modes and make a list of the working modes for dvpeg to
When the program starts up it will detect what type of video card you have
and automatically enter all of the modes for that card in the user list. You
should find the hi-lighted card on the video card that is in your system.
To test a video mode move to the card you want to test (up/down arrows) and
then hit . This will put you onto the upper right window where you can
pick from the list of video modes that that card should support. With the
up/down arrow move to the video mode that you want to test and hit space. You
should see a series of vertical bars that fade in color as they go from left
to right. If you can not see the bars or the image is junk then dvpeg will
not work with that mode.
When you find what card/mode combo's work with your system you can enter it
into the list by hitting when you are in the upper right mode menu.
To delete an item from the list hit enter until you get to the lower right
user list menu. With the up/down arrow move to the mode you want to delete
and hit .
will move you "deeper" into the menu's while will more you
back out. When you are at the video card menu and you hit you will
exit the video setup program.
At this point it will ask you if you want to save the information. If you
have correctly made a list of working modes for your system then hit and
the file dvpeg.cfg will be created for dvpeg to use. It contains the list of
working modes and a few other things (future features).
I hope that this makes sense and is easy to use. There are a lot of features
to work on.
This is a 286 version of dvpeg. It is slower but otherwise identical to the
F1: help (always check this as I update the program more than I do this file)
You can save the tint, contrast, bright setting for automatic setting the
next time a file is loaded. Use E to view the file instead of ENTER,
adjust the tint, bright, contast to your liking and hit S to save them.
To delete the settings for the picture you are viewing hit D. These
settings are saved in the file dvpeg.vu
You will always see subdirectors in the file listing and can move thru the
directory tree by hitting enter when over a subdirectory or .. which will
move you out one level.
Enter: view the file
E or e: view file useing a 24 bit buffer for tint controls (used to adjust
tint controls for saving)
F2: change drive - just type a single letter ie d
F3: change viewing defaults (dithering, show menu, smoothing ...)
F4: change mask - type in *.gif, *.jpg ... (max. of 5 masks)
F5: change sort order (ie by name, file size, date ...)
F6: type in a new directory
F7: change some less frequently used defaults
Home: goto the top of the file list
End: goto the end of the file list
space: select a file for slideshow viewing
A: select all files for slide show
s: start slideshow
S: run slideshow in a continous loop (any key exits, ESC exits immed.)
Del: deletes the file that the cursor is on
pre_picture_viewing screen (THIS IS NO LONGER CURRENT)
F1: help - check this since it will be more accurate than this list
E: turn off end of picture beep
G: greyscale viewing of JPEGs (faster than color)
S: enable shrinking of the picture to fit (only works when panning is off)
D: toggle dithering on/off
B: toggle cross block smoothing (this one uses lots of memory and you may
have to turn it off to view really big pictures)
Q: toggle between 1 or 2 pass quantization
P: toggle panning on/off if the picture needs it (this can take several megs
of memory [main or disk])
arrows: select a video mode (default should be the right size)
ESC: exit to pick another file
??: added some extra ones I forgot about 😉
picture_painted screen (some of these work with hi_color modes)
ESC: exit to select another file
arrows: pan across the picture (if the picture is > screen)
-,+: shrink, expand the picture (if the picture is > screen)
Pg Up: turn brightness up
Pg Dwn: turn bightness down
Home: contrast increase
End: contrast decrease
Shift (keypad) 7,4,1 adjust red tint (increase, reset, decrease)
Shift (keypad) 8,5,2 adjust green tint
Shift (keypad) 9,6,3 adjust blue tint
F1 ... F10 multiply all panning and color controls ie F2 is *2, F8 is *8
S,s: save the bright, contrast, tint controls to be used next time this
picture is viewed
D,d: delete any stored tint ... settings for this picture
R: re-init video mode and redraw with all tint controls reset
r: re-init video mode and redraw
P: goto the previous picture
N: goto the next picture
Hitting ESC will immediately exit from viewing a picture.
Hitting any other key will stop the slide show after the current picture
Please do tell me about video problems if you have any.
- Eric ([email protected])