Reply 180 of 229, by Scali
Interesting. Did Voodoo use any kind of texture compression? If not, I guess the raw screen buffer would have to fit in Voodoo's memory? What kind of resolution limitations did that imply, I wonder.. Could it handle DVD quality video?
It's called VooDooMovie, and can be found here: http://falconfly.3dfx.pl/tools.htm
It was written by a former colleague of mine.
There is 'texture compression' in that it can use tiles with 8-bit palette. So there's only 256 colours per tile.
This program is an addon for microsofts direct show (formerly known as active movie). It replaces the original video renderer. T […]
This program is an addon for microsofts direct show (formerly known as
active movie). It replaces the original video renderer. The video
renderer is a part of the direct show system and is responsible of
showing the frames of a movie on the screen in a window. When
VooDooMovie is enabled it will do the job instead. It shows the frames
stretched fullscreen on your 3d card. The software doesn't have to
stretch the frames anymore and the 3d card uses the bilinear filtering
to make the movie look better. If you have a tv output you can even show
the video on the tv. Because this program only replaces the video part
the rest will be processed by the default parts. You can still use the
standard microsoft media player or active movie player to play your