Cinepak

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Cinepak

A video compression/decompression algorithm from SuperMac Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA. It was widely used on the Macintosh and was included in Windows 95/98.
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We further assume that, in 1993, video was usually compressed with an algorithm called Cinepack (e.
If your software will let you choose, Cinepack is a good all-round "codec" (compressor- decompressor algorithm) to use.
Audio and video synchronization: Both synchronization and performance of audio and video have been improved by new Indeo and Cinepack codecs (coders and decoders), by a CD-ROM File System (CDFS) that does away with the memory-hogging MSCDEX, by CD-ROM device drivers (written by Microsoft rather than by drive manufacturers), and by DirectDraw--which bypasses red-tape operations by sending images directly to the video card.
Some of the key features include software-only capture of still images from any analog video source or from AVI, QuickTime or MPEG movies; Cinepack compression; and VidMail which allows video e-mail attachments.