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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Movie Trailers

So you can really get a feel for what an introductory movie is like, I recommend that you download some movie or video game trailers from http://www.apple.com/trailers or http://www.ifilm.com. Some movie files are not in a format supported by DB. The three most popular movie formats are Windows Media, Apple QuickTime, and RealPlayer. In order to play a movie file, it must be an AVI file in a standard format like Indeo or Cinepak. As long as you use a standard format when converting a movie file to AVI for use in DB, the movie will be playable. There are many sample movies that come with DB, such as those used in the sample programs in this chapter.

As for converting video files, there are numerous programs on the Internet that ...

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