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Nightlong (FMV format/encoder?)
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Does maybe anyone know what kind of tricks were performed (or what special encoder/decoder were used) to play back the fmv's from Nightlong Amiga?

None of the players (amiga and pc) can play them and so far I also haven't found any similarities with a hex editor (or deficons, which has a neat LEARN option that finds similarities).

There is no "fmv" or any other tag to be found in the files.

Did clickboom maybe use on-the-fly encoders/decoders?

Any information is helpful, thank you

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Re: Nightlong (FMV format/encoder?)
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How's it compare bitrate per pixel per ... quality? Maybe need to determine if it's lossy... not sure if that would be more challenging than lossless compression.

I don't suppose it's some thing turned into bigendian (only).

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Re: Nightlong (FMV format/encoder?)
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@Thematic

From what i gathered so far is that there were two versions of the FMV's.
Some reduced in size (to probably play them back on 68k targets stutter-free) simply named xxx.fmv2 and the rest in (i think) the same resolution as the PC version used (called .fmv).

To make them still fit the 3 CDs i'm pretty sure they re-encoded (also the original videos) for size, but i'm not sure and i also know nothing about reverse engineering 68k code, so can't look for a decoder.

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