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Mark Podlipec
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XAnim description

XAnim project is a program for playing a wide variety of animation, audio and video formats on unix X11 machines.

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XAnim X11 Support

XAnim supports the majority of the common X11 Visuals. It supports all depths that have a bpp of 1, 8, 16 and 32. Other bpp's are non-standard(although they are legal). NOTE: that the depth indicates how many bits are used to specify the color of a pixel and the bpp indicates how many bits each pixel consumes in memory. For example, a depth 24 Visual usually has a 32 bpp uses 24 bits to specify the color and 8 bits of padding per pixel.

Since I optimize each video decompression routine(currently over sixty of them) for each bpp, it's a lot of work when someone decides to use a "non-standard" bpp. Especially when the bpp doesn't have a correspondingly sized variable(like bytes for depth 8 or shorts for depth 16). This is why bpp 24 is not yet supported.

XAnim also supports X11 shared memory. This can greatly speed up the drawing of images on most X11 servers by eliminating the need for the X11 server to copy the image *before* writing the image to the display memory. NOTE: X11 shared memory isn't possible when you are using a remote display(ie: you are running on one machine and sending the display to another).

XAnim Audio Support

Unix doesn't have anything even remotely resembling an audio standard or API. This means separate and unique code must be written for each OS/machine combination that is to be supported.

Below is a list of the currently support platforms. If you have a platform that isn't currently supported and you would like to help write the code for it, let me know and I can provide you with some assistance, etc.. .

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