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Suggestion: "codec" system

Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 1:02 am
by ThePhysicist
in Windows you have codecs for WfW and DirectShow filter. The first ones appear in a list, the second ones: I don't know where (dxdiag, maybe).

I think reactOS should have a Codec-Manager (maybe a category in the Package manager) where you can see installed codes and remove them if no longer needed.

There could also be support for other "codecs" than audio/video. For example Archives / documents / image files, etc.
So software could use every archive etc. wich has a codec installed.
Install a uha/zip/arj codec and all programs wich want to use any archives can use all of them without the need to implement anything.

This may ease development in the future.

What do you think of this idea?

Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 1:49 am
by Stead
reminds me of quick view plus, that used to use plugins to view 100's of different file types, pretty neat program could view office files without having office installed

i do really like this idea! :o

Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 10:17 pm
by GreatLord
ReactOS does not support any directshow codecc
directshow are one part of directx

we already support vfw codecc (diffent audio and video codecc)
(not full support)

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:53 am
by Nicram
I think that React can be just made enough WinNT compatible, so anyone will may install directX9 from MS. Then DX problem will be gone.

Then be locked out of Direct 10.

Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:38 pm
by oiaohm
Basicly a improving standard. And becoming more platform dependant.