<CT> Are MPEGs "bad" for Win3.1?

  • From: Billy Wong <bhs1989@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 13:17:10 -0500

   (I figure that the CTML-Win3.1 "merger" is now in effect so that's why
I'm posting my question here in CTML...  )

   Under Win95, playing an MPEG (.mpg) video file is fine - more or
less.*  But when I try to play an mpg file under Win3.1, it chokes
unpredictably (whole system freezeup).  Is Win3.1 just not made to run
this type of file?  Or is it that I require a faster computer for playing
mpgs?  Anyone else have similar experiences?

*keep in mind that my system is an IBM 586DX-100. Playing the mpg file in
Win95, it skips a LOT of frames enough for a video clip to be just a
Picture Slideshow.  How does Win3.1 do besides what I said above?  It
runs "better" as it shows every frame...  but in slow motion - much like
when you play a tape on a VCR and hit the "Slow Advance" button.  A 30
second mpg for example would last one minute or more if I play it in
Win3.1 if the system doesn't gag on the file along the way.

The mpg players I'm using:
   For Win95: MS Media Player 6.1
   For Win3.11: VMPEG 1.2a by Stephan Eckart (freeware)

   ___Billy Wong___

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