I picked this 20 disc set recently and ugh the cringe is just… insane.Â And yes, that is Bill Nye…
STUDS from Microsoft .
(Video in MPEG-1/Audio MPEG-2 care ofÂ JSMpeg).
I had this ages ago, although I couldn't remember if the NT 3.5 SDK/DDK had shown up at this point, but it's only the Japanese version in this set.Â Since I'm having such a PITA in tracking down a 3.5 set, and I'm not sitting on this, I may as well archive it.
So you too can find the early Video for Windows, and all kinds of other things from the mid '90's on archive.org.
Or Wallpapers like this 'puppy' from the Japanese version of Windows 3.1
VFW (Video For Windows 1.0) was introduced in November’1992 and initially supported two codecs only: Microsoft RLE and Video1 (licensed from MediaVision).
It would be at the same time as Windows 3.1 or after the release of 3.0 multimedia?
I do no know. Wikipedia states full VFW was a separate product for 200$ :
Seems it included ISA-16 video capture/codec card licensed from MediaVision:
Early MSDN contained a VFW video player (free) and an example cartoons in the Microsoft RLE AVI format with 160x??? resolution. It was really cool.
I just remember the wind surfer, and lots of stock footage.
Video was ultra primative back then. And oddly enough, Windows 10 won’t play any of the old Avi stuff, I had to use VNC.
Such a shame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evMilwVBHAQ The Computer Chronicles – Comdex Fall 1992 (1992) @2:30 covers VfW 1.0, they also show quicktime, Indeo and MediaVision Pro Movie Spectrum.
I know of only two people crazy enough to try and edit/encode videos using Windows 3.11 today using era appropriate hardware, Druaga1 and HighTreason610.
ffmpeg also supports Microsoft RLE and Video1 video AVIs at least for input/decode.
I’ve tried AVI files from this MSDN (ADD_16BIT and VFWSAMPLE) with K-Lite codec pack and MediaPlayer Classic on the Windows 7 Pro. All videos are OK.
ADD_16BIT/WIN32/VFW/MULTILNG/MULTILING.AVI contains 7(!) audiotracks in different languages (selectable in MediaPlayer Classic).
Hah, does that actually say MERDE on the painting behind the puppy?
Yes it really looks like it says “shit” on the wallpaper.. lol I never noticed
A friend of mine has one of the 1995 releases of this. I really should ask to borrow it again because I think it had NT 3.1 and3.5 SDKs in it. I never returned his April 96 MSDN “SDKs and OSes (US Versions only)” bundle. Oddly this one has a general “Win32 SDK” CD in it dated Jan 1996. DDKs were in a seperate pack. Its too new to have NT 3.5 though, only has NT 3.51 and NT 4 beta.
This has NT 3.1 and Service Pack 2. I need to check release dates but I thought 3.5 was late 94, but it must be early 95.
I guess I can also try to see if VC 1.10 plays well with the 3.51 SDK…
Is it a problem of my browser or is the whole video almost all green? I can hardly recognize the shapes of the bodies and see faces only if camera is directly on ’em…
Does this site work?
Here’s a screenshot, looks like does not work.
I am using Chrome 68 on gentoo Linux. I am just about to compile firefox, i don’t like having the bin-package, this will take a few hours.
I’ll try with firefox once it’s done and will report here.
Looks like a colour depth issue….