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

  • From: Erwin Dokter <edokter@xxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:53:06 +0100

Michelle Konzack wrote:
> PLEASE NOTE, that if you have a card which suppoerts DCI you need
>              to download the WinG-Drivers from the Microsoft site

No, WING is not related to DCI. Basically, there are three methods for
drawing to the screen:

* GDI. This is windows' default method using the GDI.EXE API, without
using WING or DCI. Slow.

* WING. This set of libraries that allowes direct access to the video
cards memory, bypassing the windows GDI.

* DCI. An interface to directly control to the video card's processor,
this allows a programmer to utilize that processor for tasks that would
otherwise have to be handled by the computer's processor.

These three methods do not rely on one another.

But it is always a good idea to install WING... Many graphic programs,
ie. Paint Shop Pro, use it to draw to the screen.

-- Erwin Dokter

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