MPEG Fever

MPEG Fever

A collection of utilities for analysing and creating MPEG animations, all held together in a nice friendly GEM based shell. MPEG is the animator's equivalent of JPEG. It is a lossy compression method but first generation MPEGs are usually of a high enough quality to deceive the human eye into thinking that they are the same as the original. The loss in quality is offset by the fact that files are typically compressed to around 10% or less of their original size. MPEG Fever allows you to create your own MPEGs from a set of sequentially numbered TGA files (other more obscure formats are also supported) or extract the individual frames from an existing MPEG animation. You can also extract specified sections of the animation to its own MPEG file or join two animations together. A large amount of analysis of MPEGs is also supported for the technically minded. All other functions are fully operational. Needs at least 1 Mb, more for processing large files. Needs to be run in ST high resolution or better. Although you can work on MPEG files in mono, you cannot view the animations on an ST unless you have a graphics card.

Information

Version/Release date: 1.0
Systems: TOS compatible
Status: Freeware
Programmer Laurent Chaussy
Compatibility: ◆ ST ◆ STE ◆ TT ◆ Falcon ◈ CT60
◈ Hades ◈ Milan ◈ FireBee
Resolutions: >=640*400

Availability

Availability: Floppyshop Art 5471[?] (MPEG Fever 1.0)
Standard support
GEMScript
OLGA
BubbleGEM
Programs written in...
Assembler
GFA-Basic
Puree C