MPEG on Windows NT?

Jörn Eyrich Joern.Eyrich at
Thu Jun 21 11:37:03 UTC 2001

I couldn't download the mpeg from coweb, but with
"", it works for me (sort of,
audio and video are not properly synchronized, and playback stops just
short of the end - but it doesn't crash)


VM: Squeak 3.1 VM (alpha build 4) from May 1 2001

Plugin: don't know how to find out the version, but the File has a
date of March 15 2001 (but I don't know if this is just the date I put
it on my machine), size is 244736bytes, md5sum is
62ef6dd43dc97b0b9e5bd489c85a370d, and it contains this string:
Mpeg3Plugin 27 October 2000 (e)


P.S.: HINT: It's even funnier if you watch (and listen to) it in fast
forward in Quicktime Player ;-)

Lex Spoon wrote:
> Thanks John, Robert, other John, and Noel -- you have really helped
> narrow the problem!  In fact, it seems to work for everyone but us!
> Either the problem is specific to Windows NT, or there is something
> goofy in our setup -- either of NT, or of Squeak.
> It would still be wonderful to hear from anyone who has specifically a
> pre-Win2000 Windows NT box who can try this experiment.  In the
> meantime, though, I guess we're going to start recompiling various
> versions of the plugin and seeing what we can come up with....
> John Maloney writes:
> > The bugs are in the original C library--which we got for free, so I'm not
> > complaining. I don't think that John Macintosh introduced any of these
> > bugs; they seem completely unrelated to the color conversion code that
> > he worked on.
> >
> Too bad about the C bugs.  I've actually seen an occasional one of these
> myself, in particular if your MPEG file is questionable.  It sure would
> be nice to have a *Squeak* MPEG reader, so that the errors can be
> tracked down more easily, but like John says, we're much better off than
> with no MPEG reader at all!
> -Lex

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