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high quality mac video?

Post by Originway » 15 Jan 2013, 21:11

I saw on http://wz2100.net/download# that the mac lists high quality videos already installed?
are those the same as the slightly higher quality videos link above that or is this different?
why don't you have builds available for windows that include the videos?

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Post by dak180 » 15 Jan 2013, 21:22

There are three sets of videos low, standard and high.

For windows because it uses a scripted installer, at the end you get a choice of which videos you want which is then done as a separate download, though part of the install process.

Since we do not use an installer on the mac we make available the high and standard quality videos bundled into the app to make things simpler for people that do not want to have to move the videos into place manually.

The actual content is the same no matter how one chooses to get it though.
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Re: high quality mac video?

Post by Originway » 16 Jan 2013, 20:17

thanks for the portable releases!

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Re: high quality mac video?

Post by Originway » 20 Jan 2013, 19:44

something isn't right then
Warzone2100-3.1.0-vids-portable.exe 2013-01-16 580.4 MB
warzone2100-3.1.0_[f21f8a1]-hqvideo.dmg 2013-01-15 1.0 GB
warzone2100-3.1.0_[f21f8a1]-lqvideo.dmg 2013-01-15 654.6 MB
how do you explain the differences in size?

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Post by aubergine » 20 Jan 2013, 20:04

Higher quality video = bigger file size.
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Post by Originway » 20 Jan 2013, 22:02

yeah I know that but where does the extra 420MB come from the mac version?

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Post by aubergine » 20 Jan 2013, 22:45

There are quite a lot of video files, so increasing quality * number of videos = big increase in overall filesize.
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Post by Originway » 20 Jan 2013, 22:50

I don't think you understand
the one that is 580.4 MB has the high videos version in it
the one that is 1.0 GB has the high videos version in it
if they both have the same high videos versions then what else is taking up 420MB on macs version?

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Post by aubergine » 20 Jan 2013, 23:35

Ah, I see what you mean - why is the HQ portable version smaller than the HQ normal version. I have no idea. Maybe portable version is using medium quality videos? (so size in between LQ and HQ used by the non-portable versions)
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Re: high quality mac video?

Post by bendib » 20 Jan 2013, 23:42

XZ compression might have some of the credit, but I don't know how it was done. Just throwing that out there.
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Post by dak180 » 21 Jan 2013, 00:52

aubergine wrote:Ah, I see what you mean - why is the HQ portable version smaller than the HQ normal version. I have no idea. Maybe portable version is using medium quality videos? (so size in between LQ and HQ used by the non-portable versions)
My guess is that you are correct.
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Re: high quality mac video?

Post by themac » 21 Jan 2013, 01:37

It would also be nice to be able to choose german videos. :)

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Post by dak180 » 21 Jan 2013, 07:32

themac wrote:It would also be nice to be able to choose german videos. :)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warzone ... z/download
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Re: high quality mac video?

Post by Originway » 22 Jan 2013, 08:43

dak180 wrote:
themac wrote:It would also be nice to be able to choose german videos. :)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/warzone ... z/download
I think he means why don't you make a build for him using those?

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