To assist in playback of .avi files containing video encoded with the FJHT, IMM4. IMM5 and IMM6 Codecs, I have pre-configured a SMplayer portable pack. It is in my shared box down the right side of the page.
Unzip this and run it from anywhere on your PC – It will also run from a pen drive.
In the root you will find smplayer.exe – Run this for the GUI.
In the folder named mplayer, you will find the Cmd line interfaces of Mplayer and Mencoder. (You can use Mencoder to extract images and transcode material).
In the folder mplayer/mplayer you will find the codecs.conf file with the new codecs added in.
In the folder mplayer/codecs you will find the .dll files.
Upon testing an IMM5 file, it plays perfectly but when taking a frame grab using the SMplayer interface – it gets flipped upside down! Just something to be aware of. Remember that as this is a portable version, the taking of frame grabs is disabled by default so remember to go into preferences and create a location for these to be saved before using this function.
Finally, and it may not be anything to do with the Codec itself but the compression seen in this IMM5 has to be some of the worst I have seen in years. It highlights the importance of ignoring your live images and reviewing what you are actually recording in order to test the viability of your system.