I found this in one bug report on ffmpeg, said to actually contain the decoder:
The various versions of Indeo are not backwards-compatible with each other - they are totally different codecs (meaning Indeo 5 can’t decode 3 nor 4, etc.) Fortunately, most installers will bundle the three most relevant versions (3, 4, and 5).
Intel originally reserved the fourcc’s IV30 all the way to IV50 for its Indeo codecs. IV31, IV32, IV41, and IV50 are probably the only ones you’ll ever encounter. (IV probably stands for Indeo Video.)
Indeo 5 is commonly chosen as the default codec to capture video by many webcams.
Indeo 4 and 5 (not 2 nor 3) are two of the rare codecs (commonly used at one time or other) that do not have open-source decoders (in the form of libavcodec) - meaning ffdshow-tryouts and VLC media player can’t decode them.
Indeo 4 and 5 (and maybe 3 too) are cross-platform (can be in avi or quicktime container). Provided the codecs are properly installed, both QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player can play Indeo in either container.
Are there any instructions out there for manually installing the codecs from the win/mac installer on linux?
At last look, it said that Indeo 5 was included, but not 4 but I have no way to test this. I might suggest you make sure your multimedia is fully up to date using mmcheck and then get back with us:
>The list of supported codecs is at ‘Codec Status Table - MPlayer - The
>Movie Player’ (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs-status.html), daily
>And no, there is no way to use the Windows 32-bits codecs from a 64 bit
>player. And don’t expect it to be possible any soon.
For some reason i thought that 64-bit systems could be installed with
32-bit execution environments. Maybe that is older openSuse versions or
Fair enough if you still have old Indeo 4 files knocking around from the 1990’s - and good luck since that codec isn’t even properly supported on Windows Vista or 7. In general however you don’t need the win32-codecs at all.
>Agree with gropiuskalle. I struggled with the same problem when I
>switched to 64-bit before I realised that the win32-codecs really aren’t
>Everything plays with the codecs available in 64-bit repos if you
>follow the stickied multimedia setup guide in this forum.
Interesting. I will try to work through this. OTOH i still have oS 11.1
systems in 32 and 64 bit that i cannot casually replace or reconfigure. I
and my users (including self) insist on KDE 3.