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Interesting article. I was surprised when there was actually an MPEG file on the CD, and that it was suggested these discs will play on a VCD player; Enhanced CDs are very rarely VCDs. What you normally find is a Macromedia Flash file (and player for Windows) on the disc with embedded video, of some kind. On top of that, there are also the fancy graphics and links to hidden parts of websites. As to whether this works on !Flash, I have no idea. I seriously doubt the video would play though!

Something RISC OS should latch onto before it's out of date again is MPEG4 - this goes further than previous MPEG versions. Instead of being a codec, it's become a set of recommendations about how to write a codec. Such codecs are DivX, Xvid, DV, Window Media 9, RealVideo and QuickTime. These codecs have their own pros and cons, butin general they provide better compression to quality ratios than MPEG2 (what DVDs and VCDs use). On the PC, these files normally have an AVI extension, however it is rare to find MPEG2 with an AVI extension (it's normally MPG, MPEG or MP2).

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 30/8/04 1:16PM
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