VC/DC version 0.1a released.

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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by patbier » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:15 am

Thanks for your message (I think I should do the same "still alive" message)
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by dream devil » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:58 pm

Do u intend to make a new player?
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by OneThirty8 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:05 pm

I intend to. I have been busy with other things lately. I have made progress, but it's not in a release-worthy state.
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by dream devil » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:47 am

Cool. I saw your strength in making that player, i loved it. you rock :lol: :lol:
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:16 am

OneThirty8 wrote:Centering a 320x240 video at that resolution would mean that a lot of the screen would remain black, because I use a 640x480 screen. At some point, I should be able to support such a thing somehow. Handling of various aspect ratios is a pretty important feature that is missing from VC/DC, and this request pretty much seems to fall in line with that.
Could you provide me with a beta that decodes 320x240 centered in 640x480 so I could do some tests ?
OneThirty8 wrote:Resolution will make a difference. The more data that needs to be copied to the video hardware each frame, the more likely it is that you'll run into speed issues. If you're going to cut the resolution in half, I would suggest halving it the other way around--reduce the width to something like 352 and keep the height at 480 or so. Most decent decoders should display such a video correctly by stretching it back out as long as the video stream contains the correct aspect ratio information, and it should look better that way.
I asked because Panzer Dragoon Zwei on Sega Saturn runs at 640x224 - and it looks great.

If this effect could be reproduced with MPG video at 352x480 like you proposed, that would be something.
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Shapyi » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:06 pm

Any signs of life for this project?
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by OneThirty8 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:23 am

I work on it when I have time. Lately, I've been busy with work and other real-life stuff.
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by OneThirty8 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:49 am

Christuserloeser wrote: Could you provide me with a beta that decodes 320x240 centered in 640x480 so I could do some tests ?
I may try to implement something that will allow that at some point. It's certainly possible (and would be quite easy) to do so, but it's not a priority.

The reason for posting is that I'm tinkering with my code again. I may release something soon or I may get bogged down with real life again, but this project is certainly not abandoned. I know there are a few people interested in seeing a new release. Tonight, I think I finally figured out how to display videos in either 16:9 or 4:3. I only have one 16:9 video to test with (the Age of the Beast trailer), but it finally displays correctly. Other than that, I now have bugs to squash and menu-type things to make prettier, and a lot of cleaning up to do in the source code (I'm very sloppy when it comes to writing code so that others can read it without too much of a headache). I might decide that I need to tweak the sound code some more or fiddle with the synchronization code, but those are both very much improved over the last version.
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Basil » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:40 pm

I know there are a few people interested in seeing a new release.
Yes . :)
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Maturion » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:36 pm

Oh yes, there are!
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by OneThirty8 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:24 pm

Basil wrote:
I know there are a few people interested in seeing a new release.
Yes . :)
Maturion wrote:Oh yes, there are!
That's good to know! :-)

I'm going to do my best to get something out fairly soon. I haven't managed to work in everything that I wanted to include, but I'm much happier with the playback quality that I'm getting. I meant to spend the other night coding and testing and ended up just watching The Empire Strikes Back.
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Shapyi » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:44 pm

OneThirty8 wrote:
Basil wrote:
I know there are a few people interested in seeing a new release.
Yes . :)
Maturion wrote:Oh yes, there are!
That's good to know! :-)

I'm going to do my best to get something out fairly soon. I haven't managed to work in everything that I wanted to include, but I'm much happier with the playback quality that I'm getting. I meant to spend the other night coding and testing and ended up just watching The Empire Strikes Back.
Great to hear you found some time to work on this project. I am looking forward to the next version :grin:
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by Christluu » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:40 pm

any news of this project ?
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Re: VC/DC version 0.1a released.

Post by OneThirty8 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:27 pm

I have been too busy lately to get a new release polished up. I keep meaning to do it, but stuff gets in the way. I'm hoping that it won't be too much longer. It's long overdue for an update.
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