MPEGPLAY V1.2 (c) 1993 Michael Simmons
This is Release Version 1.2 of my port of the Berkeley mpeg player.
This player can play standard mpeg files that include P and B frame
encoding, and large 354x288 movie files.
It has several display options including mono,gray scale,color dither and
Full color (for Hicolor graphic cards).
This program is SHAREWARE Please read the About box and Help file for
information on registering your copy.
To install the player under Windows 3.1(tm), Unzip the file disk1.zip
to a floppy disk. Then run the setup.exe file via the Progman File-Run Menu
Item. Note: You will need to install the Win32s extensions to Windows 3.1
inorder to run this player. Should you wish to remove these extensions
please refer to the section near the end of this Readme.txt file.
To install the player under Windows NT(tm) copy the files mpegplay.exe and
mpegplay.hlp to a common directory.Then create a new program item for the
mpegplay.exe file via the File New option of the Program Manager.
Read the Disclaimer in the online Help before loading any mpeg movie files.
This program is SHAREWARE Please read the About box and Help file for information
on registering your copy.
This File must not be separated from the rest of this archive.
Due to licensing conditions of the WIN32s(tm) System this archive can only be
Redistributed in the following ways:
(1) Archive site to End user.
(2) Archive site to Archive site.
The following means of redistribution are not permitted:
(1) End user to End user.
(2) End user to Archive site.
Redistribution from Archive site to Archive site may only be performed by
the operators of those sites.
An Archive site is taken to be any large collection of software which is
operated by a person or group of persons for the primary purpose of
redistributing that software.
An End user is taken to be the person or group of persons who use this
(1) The Mono Dither is not working properly.
(2) The 2x2 Colour Dither has patches of incorrect colour.
(3) Sometimes the player fails to display Full Colour 354x288 images after
a previous movie has been Opened and then Closed.
(4) The Player is slower than is possible.
(5) Bug/feature The Player runs slow when ever the mouse is moving.
Changes since V1.0
(1) Re complied using the latest (March) WIN32 Beta.
(2) Includes the latest (March) Win32s windows 3.1 extension.
(3) Fix bug in finding help file. The working directory can now be different
to the Command Line directory.
(4) Increase number of clicks at startup to 4
(I have only received one registration!!)
This code was derived from the U.C. Berkeley MPEG Player (version 2.0)
developed by L.A. Rowe, K. Patel, and B. Smith ([email protected]
That code included the following copyright:
* Copyright (c) 1992 The Regents of the University of California.
* All rights reserved.
* Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
* documentation for any purpose, without fee, and without written agreement is
* hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and the following
* two paragraphs appear in all copies of this software.
* IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR
* DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
* OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OF
* CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
* THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES,
* INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
* AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED HEREUNDER IS
* ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HAS NO OBLIGATION TO
* PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
HOW TO REMOVE THE WIN32s EXTENSIONS to WINDOWS
(1) exit to DOS.
(2) backup your hard disk.
(3) delete the Win32s directory and all its files.
(4) edit the system.ini file in the window directory.
and remove the line device=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WIN32S\W32S.386
(5) return to windows
(6) remove the Win32 Applications Progman group
Windows NT, Win32s, Windows 3.1 are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.