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Offline Wodd

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Smacker Video Files
« on: June 25, 2021, 20:13:12 »
This is my first post here in a long time and General Chatter might be the incorrect thread for this post. But, I am curious. Does OpenMPT open Smacker video (*.smk) files? (Chex Quest and, if my memory is correct, Sorry!, uses those.) I get the impression that revision 10437* does not. (I do not see it listed in any of the video type lists).
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* revision 10437: I am well aware that my copy of OpenMPT is in serious need of an update. However, because of how I use it, I need the source code, which I currently do not have access to (at least, not the latest subversion). I found an installer for TortoiseSVN; but, I am sure that software has updated several times since my most recent use of it. I have not compiled OpenMPT code in a long time.
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Re: Smacker Video Files
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 22:15:08 »
If you find a Media Foundation codec for the format, it will. It's probably easier to convert them to something more common with the Bink & Smacker tool though.
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Re: Smacker Video Files
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 23:25:00 »
Thank you for the reply. I am used to converting unsupported formats. I was simply curious because I had extracted the videos from the Chex Quest games and noticed that OpenMPT does not show *.smk in its format list for samples. Also, I knew that, as I mentioned in the initial post, my copy of OpenMPT is quite outdated and I had seen some new file format support added; but, I think that those were module formats. I wasn’t sure if Smacker videos were supported. Based on your post, it seems that they are not supported natively.
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Re: Smacker Video Files
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2021, 10:09:23 »
As OpenMPT is not a video editor, any video formats supported as samples purely come from MediaFoundation codecs. If a video format is not supported, it's because there's no MediaFoundation codec for it, and no, we will not add support for it.
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Re: Smacker Video Files
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2021, 10:57:38 »
Thank you for the information. Given that, as you stated, OpenMPT is not a video editor, its support for video formats is a nicety, not a necessity. Support for any additional formats is purely a factor of convenience for [mostly] the end user. Although support for any video format “imaginable” or “under the sun” would be a nicety for the elimination of the need for conversion, it is certainly not necessary, as said “any video format ‘imaginable’ or ‘under the sun’” can be converted to a format supported by OpenMPT.
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