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Reply 20 of 29, by Joakim

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Yeah you probably need some sweet hardware acceleration for this. I remember that showcase video for pentium mmx, a technology which somewhat opened up for software rendering I guess? Think it was an eye on the video moving in high resolution, that you showed off to all your friends with lesser computers.

Reply 21 of 29, by BitWrangler

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Yah the gfx chip builtins didn't do 100% of the heavy lifting, think it was with an S3 Virge card that my buddy's DX2 needed to be run at 80 to smooth it out for VCD playback. At DX2-66 it almost managed, but would stutter every 7 or 8 seconds. I think he had an AMD, not sure, anyway, possible that an intel DX-2-66 on a good board, well tuned would just make it.

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Reply 23 of 29, by Intel486dx33

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Here I am playing an MovieCD on my 486dx4-100 at 800x600 full screen.
It play okay I think.Audio sounds good too.

My computer specs
Intel 486dx4-100 overdrive CPU ( same as standard 486dx4-100 CPU ).
16mb FPM ram, 60ns
256kb cache -20ns
Cirrus logic 5429 VLB video card set at 800x600 256-colors.
512mb IDE harddrive
VLB controller DTC dual channel
8x Sony IDE CDROM drive.
Sound Blaster Pro 2.0

Just burn to CD the player is included in CD.
Link:
https://archive.org/details/GATEMINDSEYE-MovieCD

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Reply 24 of 29, by Azarien

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Technically, every movie can be re-encoded to MPEG-1 or such so you can watch it on a 486 just to make a point, but you'd need to do the re-encoding on a modern computer anyways - so it would take half an hour instead of a month...

Reply 25 of 29, by BitWrangler

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When you're playing with 16GB CF cards and large hdd bioses, you can run it through your quad core and make a movie that you can watch in EGA on your 286.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 26 of 29, by lolo799

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Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-06-03, 13:57:
Here I am playing an MovieCD on my 486dx4-100 at 800x600 full screen. It play okay I think.Audio sounds good too. […]
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Here I am playing an MovieCD on my 486dx4-100 at 800x600 full screen.
It play okay I think.Audio sounds good too.

My computer specs
Intel 486dx4-100 overdrive CPU ( same as standard 486dx4-100 CPU ).
16mb FPM ram, 60ns
256kb cache -20ns
Cirrus logic 5429 VLB video card set at 800x600 256-colors.
512mb IDE harddrive
VLB controller DTC dual channel
8x Sony IDE CDROM drive.
Sound Blaster Pro 2.0

What enlargement style were you using, if any?

PCMCIA Sound, Storage & Graphics

Reply 27 of 29, by Intel486dx33

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-06-03, 15:02:
Intel486dx33 wrote on 2021-06-03, 13:57:
Here I am playing an MovieCD on my 486dx4-100 at 800x600 full screen. It play okay I think.Audio sounds good too. […]
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Here I am playing an MovieCD on my 486dx4-100 at 800x600 full screen.
It play okay I think.Audio sounds good too.

My computer specs
Intel 486dx4-100 overdrive CPU ( same as standard 486dx4-100 CPU ).
16mb FPM ram, 60ns
256kb cache -20ns
Cirrus logic 5429 VLB video card set at 800x600 256-colors.
512mb IDE harddrive
VLB controller DTC dual channel
8x Sony IDE CDROM drive.
Sound Blaster Pro 2.0

What enlargement style were you using, if any?

None. I just select “Full Screen” button.

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