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Samples, Tips and Frequently Asked Questions


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  1. DirectDraw Overlay Surface Handling - basic sample
  2. RGB to YUV pixel format conversion formulae
  3. What is it with the sign of biHeight ?
  4. My friend's AVI plays fine on his/her machine but not on mine. What's up?
  5. How do I manually transfer a codec between PCs?
  6. Why is the quality of MSVC video so poor?
  7. How do I play AVIs which contain YUY2 format video?
  8. How do I find out which codec is required to play a particular AVI file?
  9. How do I find out which FOURCCs a given codec supports?
  10. How to I get hold of the CJPG codec and how do I install it?
  11. How do I get ASVX files to play on a Windows 2000 PC?
  12. What is a .ev2 file?
  13. I downloaded a movie with FOURCC 0 - what is this?
  14. What is a "YUV10" image?