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libsmacker A C library for decoding .smk Smacker Video files version 1.0 2013-03-09 (c) Greg Kennedy 2013 http://libsmacker.sourceforge.net ---- --- Introduction --- libsmacker is a cross-platform C library which can be used for decoding Smacker Video files produced by RAD Game Tools. Smacker Video was the king of video middleware in the 1990s, and its 256-color compressed video format was used in over 2600 software titles. libsmacker implements the minimum feature set required from smackw32.dll to get an smk off a disk and the frames / audio into a buffer in the correct order. Hence, libsmacker. --- License --- libsmacker is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License V2.0. This means, first, that projects using libsmacker must indicate somewhere that they use libsmacker in the code. Also: the Non-Commercial tag means exactly what it suggests: LIBSMACKER MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY COMMERCIAL PROJECT. PERIOD. Non-commercial DOES NOT mean simply "non-profit": commercial includes for-profit, but may also encompass other non-profit activites as well. Static- or dynamic-linking against unmodified libsmacker does not automatically re-license your code. If you alter the library code (.c, .h files), your changes become a Derivative Work and are subject to the conditions outlined in the license. Unmodified redistributions of binary libsmacker in your own projects must meet the conditions of this license. A human-readable summary of the license is available online: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ The complete license text is here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode --- Usage --- See the webpage for sample code and function documentation. The source package additionally includes a pair of driver programs: * driver.c - dumps all frames of a file to a bmp/ subdirectory, and all audio as raw streams to out_*.raw files in CWD * smk2avi.c - converts smk file(s) to AVI files - uncompressed 24-bit color and PCM audio stream. Though the libraries are "bulletproofed" the sample apps are not: be cautious if you plan to implement in some critical environment. --- Contact --- Questions/comments: * by email: kennedy.greg@gmail.com * by website: http://libsmacker.sourceforge.net Enjoy!
Source: README, updated 2013-03-09