Cinepak Codec 18.104.22.168
Cinepak Codec by Radius: The Cinepak Codec is a relatively old coding technique that is still infrequently used today. Its advantage comes from computational simplicity at the decoder, rather than bit rate versus quality performance. Cinepak is perhaps the safest choice of codecs for general usage. Cinepak's main advantages are that the codec is already installed on most machines, and that it can play video reliably even on older machines such as Intel 486 computers. Its disadvantage is that, when compared to other codecs, it tends to produce lower quality and larger file sizes.
Cinepak's quality/datarate was amazing when it was first released, but does not compare well with newer codecs available today. There are higher-quality (and lower-datarate) solutions for almost any application. However, if you need your movies to play back on the widest range of machines, you may not be able to use many of the newer codecs, and Cinepak is still a solid choice.
Cinepak is a video codec released in 1992 as part of Apple Computer's QuickTime video suite. It was the primary video codec of early versions of QuickTime and Microsoft Video for Windows, but was later superseded by Sorenson Video, Intel Indeo, and most recently MPEG-4 and H.264. However, movies compressed with Cinepak are generally still playable in most media players.
If you do not already have Cinepak installed, then you did not choose to install the multimedia/video components when you installed Windows. In that case, the codec is not enough; you are missing a number of other files you need in order to view videos.
If you are truly stubborn, and want to install this despite all of these words, here's how. The OEMSETUP.INF file included in the zip is designed for older operating systems. For the newer systems, just extract the DLL, copy it to \winnt\system32 or \windows\system32, and run this registry script. That's all it takes.
Cinepak Codec Settings
Latest version: 22.214.171.124 (11 Jun 1995)
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