Contents of the README.TXT file
VMPEG V1.7 Lite
Windows 3.1 MPEG player
by Stefan Eckart
- full MPEG-1 video standard (ISO 11172-2): I,P,B frames of arbitrary size
- plays system layer (ISO 11172-1) and video compression layer files
- decodes layer II MPEG-1 audio in high quality stereo
- plays MPEG video / WAVE audio file pairs
- high speed: e.g. up to 33 frames/s on a Pentium 90 for a 352x240
video only sequence
- display options: 4x4 ordered dither normal size (8 bit)
4x4 ordered dither double size (8 bit)
grayscale (8 bit)
true color (24 bit)
- arbitrary scaling of the video output
- supports DCI enabled graphics cards to achieve full-screen 24 bit
real time display
- plays Video CDs
- MCI (Media Control Interface) provided
- generates stream information and decode speed statistics
- frame rate control: full speed (no rate control)
manual (rate set by user)
- '386 (or better) processor
- 4 MB RAM (8 MB recommended)
- VGA or Super VGA
- Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
For video and audio playback of full resolution MPEG files a Pentium
based PC and a PCI graphics card is required. True color full-screen
display additionally requires a graphics card with color-space conversion
and scaling hardware accessible via DCI (Display Control Interface).
The Win32s extensions are not required.
This release of VMPEG is a demonstration version. For this reason audio and
Video CD playback are restricted to 60 seconds.
VMPEG is copyrighted software, (C) Stefan Eckart, 1995. You may use, copy and
distribute this program solely for demonstration purposes, only in unmodified
form and without charging money for it. Commercial use of this demonstration
version is strictly prohibited.
Disclaimer: This program comes without any warranty. You are using it at your
- create a temporary directory, e.g.
- change to this directory
- run the self-extracting zip-archive VMPEG17.EXE
(or use PKUNZIP ..\VMPEG17.ZIP if you have got
the non self-extracting version)
- read VMPEG.HLP (by double-clicking it from within Windows); it contains
additional information about the installation process
- run the setup program (from either DOS or Windows)
Please refer to the Windows help file for additional information.