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[Bug 490084] Re: Feature request: intel indeo 4 & 5 codec support


Indeo 4 support was added to ffmpeg in February 2012.  See also

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  Feature request: intel indeo 4 & 5 codec support

Status in The GStreamer Multimedia Framework:
  Fix Released
Status in ffmpeg package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-app-install package in Ubuntu:
Status in gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg package in Ubuntu:
Status in totem package in Ubuntu:
Status in vlc package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gnome-app-install

  More information:

  Though Indeo saw significant usage in the mid-1990s, it remained
  proprietary. Intel slowed development and stopped active marketing,
  and it was quickly surpassed in popularity by the rise of MPEG codecs
  and others, as processors became more powerful and its optimization
  for Intel's chips less important. Indeo still sees some use in video
  game cutscene videos.

  Official Indeo 5 decoders exist for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS Classic,
  BeOS R5 and the XAnim player on Unix. Versions 2 and 3 have decoders
  in FFmpeg. Indeo version 3, 4 and 5 are supported by MPlayer and
  XAnim. Version 5.11 is freeware and may be used on all 32-bit versions
  of Windows prior to Vista. Version 5.2 has been created for XP and is
  available to buy from the official website for use only with Windows
  95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. This includes support for Indeo Video 4.5
  and Indeo Audio 2.5 codecs but the version 3.2 video codec has been
  removed since the original release of Indeo XP for Windows. Indeo is
  not supported and is not compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista,
  Windows 7 or any Windows 64-bit operating system.

  There is no codec pack for gstreamer that is able to view this type of
  file. vlc/ffmpeg displays an error when trying to play this type of

  totem->gstramer->no codec->gnome-app-install gives the following error
  after looking for a codec:

  No packages with the requested plugins found
  The requested plugins are:
  Intel Indeo 5 decoder

  VLC reports the following error when opening the video:
  No suitable decoder module:VLC does not support the audio or video format "IV50". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

  Example Media:

  Current result:
  Only audio plays. Video is not displayed.

  Expected result:
  Plays both audio and video in sync. If codec is not installed, suggest proper package. Expect codec to be supported.

  This bug was create to request IV50 and IV41 to be supported by
  gstreamer and ffmpeg. If this is not possible due to legal issues or
  other roadblocks, please define what the issue is with supporting this

  Tested on:
  i386, Ubuntu Desktop 9.10, Linux 2.6.31-15

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