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posted by Zyzzle(R), 25.11.2014, 01:18

> > Good news for everone!
> >
> > We almost forgot it but in DOS we have for video playing not only
> MPlayer
> > port but also a native DOS application QuickView by Wolfgang Hesseler.
> > Now after 7 years he released new version 2.6
> >
> > There is some limitation for non registered users however I am
> registered
> > so I am enjoying now the full version.
> >
> > http://multimediaware.com/qv/index.html
>
> Great news indeed. And I'm registered too. The size of the executable
> expands a lot though.

The executable is indeed large, and compressed. I wonder if there's a way to decompress it, I can't find any program which will do it. It apparently uses the DOS 32/A .EXE compressor, and dammit, there's no uncompressor of that! Unless someone know how? Maybe a memory dump and reconstruct?

It could then be recompressed with a better compressor, like UPX's --lzma mode, for example. This would probably get it under 1 MB compressed.

I'm very impressed that, after 7 years, we have a new version of Quickview. And, it has the all-important MPEG4 support which was conspiciously absent until now. Thank you, Mr. Hesseler!

 

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