How to render a video file using SDL?

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    Question How to render a video file using SDL?

    Hi all, I have to write a program that can draw lines, shapes, display images and most important can render video files.
    The requirement is that the application must be cross-platform and that means I can not use DirectX to render video files. I think that SDL is good. However, I still don't know how to render a video file (MPEG file, for example) with SDL. I've found some libraries like SMPEG or LibMPEG2 but there is no documents about how to use them.
    Please show me how to use them or let me know if you have other solutions.
    I'm looking forward to your answers.
    Thanks alot.

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    I plugged "smpeg tutorial" into Google and found this: http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...opic_id=348801
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    I plugged "smpeg tutorial" into Google and found this: http://www.gamedev.net/community/for...opic_id=348801
    Nice job! You found a site that has links to a tutorial on the subject. Too bad you didn't verify the links - they're dead.

    Edit: Oh and before you bother, the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive is lacking them as well.

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    I've visited that site, but as Frobozz said, the links are dead. Is there any other website that gives a tutorial for those libraries?

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    I don't know, I just use Google.

    The links may be dead, but there's some code at the end from which you might be able to tell how SMPEG works.

    There's also some source code here: http://www.codase.com/search/display...off=1894+4847+
    (It's part of dumpmpeg.)

    The Wikipedia entry doesn't say much, but here it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMPEG

    How much experience do you have with this sort of programming? I learned how to use SDL_gfx and SDL_ttf just by looking at the examples and the header files, but I had been using the SDL for quite a while before then.

    You could subscribe to the mailing list at the SMPEG home page: http://icculus.org/smpeg/
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    Nehe has a tutorial on playing AVI files in OpenGL (lesson 35). May be helpful to you.

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