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posted by Wengier(R) E-mail, 25.11.2014, 19:00

> > > 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!

I think your best bet is to contact the QV author directly about this and suggest a better way of compression. He usually responses to good suggestions.

 

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