View Full Version : Indeo Video Codec

07-12-2002, 17:11:15
Quite a few games use this for in-game videos, one such game being Mafia.

When i loaded mafia today it failed to load requiring new Indeo codec drivers available from ligos.com

Upon visiting the website and looking for the drivers I found out why they weren't already installed..
With the September 2002 update to Windows XP (known as Service Pack 1), Microsoft is no longer distributing any version of the Indeo codecs with its operating system. This only affects users with new PCs that are shipping with Windows XP Service Pack 1, or clean installs of Windows XP SP1 on an older system. Installation upgrades of SP1 and the use of Windows Update does not remove existing Indeo codecs from your system.Then went to click the download link and was shocked to read this..
Indeo XP is available for purchase and download through our electronic store for $14.95.Bastards! $15 for stupid fucking video drivers. No way. :mad:

I got them off kazaa in the end.

07-12-2002, 20:18:20
Well, that sucks. Thank goodness for kazaa then, eh?

07-12-2002, 20:50:32
That would definitely explain why MS isn't distributing it anymore.

07-12-2002, 23:01:09
Indeo raised their licensing fee? I suppose it might, indeed.

07-12-2002, 23:24:10
I don't think there's anything wrong with charging for producing videos under their codec. But to watch? that's just plain stupid. I don't expect any more games will use it.

07-12-2002, 23:32:25
Reminds me of then they were going to charge fees for MPEG4 decoders, then backed down...

08-12-2002, 01:47:18
Nav, you just missed the 12K beast.

08-12-2002, 02:39:36
Tis the beast claimed most truly?

08-12-2002, 03:32:05
Nav's 'I don't think' post is the 12K here...

08-12-2002, 03:43:03
So he didn't miss it then.

08-12-2002, 03:46:28
He didn't :shoot: it.
He passed it through...

08-12-2002, 03:50:25
Don't need to shoot it in threads outside counterglow, only show your claim.

08-12-2002, 03:54:05
Ah. Yeppers then.

Jon Miller part Deux
08-12-2002, 21:17:23
a poor rule

Jon Miller

09-12-2002, 06:57:32
Complain to the Walrus...