BPG support (solved)

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BPG support (solved)

Post by omniplex » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:30 pm

XnView 2.30 does not recognize two BPGs straight from the source. The file type (extension bpg, name better potable graphics) also isn't available for associations on "options - system integration". However, it is listed as "BPG to DIB.dll" on the supported formats.

As I was not sure what is going on I tried to add the "Susie Plugin" from ifBPG 0.9.5 to plugins or to addons, but that had no effect. I haven't the faintest idea what a "Susie Plugin" is, it is an open question in a recent BPG thread, and the info in an older thread doesn't explain it.

Update: I only can't open it, but there are thumbnails now, apparently created while I typed this message... :o
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Re: BPG support unavailable

Post by XnTriq » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:15 am

XnTriq ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=124612#p124612]Installing BPG Plugin on Linux Mint 17[/url]) wrote:There are currently two BPG plug-ins: One is based on the Susie API (Xsusie.dll + ifBPG.spi), the other uses bpgdec.exe (BPG Image Decoder) of the official binary distribution for Windows.
XnTriq ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=124608#p124608]BPG Image format[/url]) wrote:
  1. Download susie.zip and (the latest version of) ifBPG-*.zip.
  2. Extract the contents of both archives to the Plugins subdirectory of your XnView installation.
  3. Restart XnView.

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Re: BPG support unavailable

Post by oops66 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:16 pm

Hello XnTriq,

Interesting this BPG plugin, thank you for sharing the info.
I have tried this one: based on the Susie API (Xsusie.dll + ifBPG.spi) ... and it works, but unfortunately not for animated .bpg files and nor with alpha channel.
See (or download) some samples here:
http://bellard.org/bpg/animation.html
http://bellard.org/bpg/gallery2.html
XnViewMP 0.82 Linux X64 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - X64

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Re: BPG support unavailable

Post by omniplex » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:14 am

XnTriq wrote: the other uses bpgdec.exe (BPG Image Decoder) of the official binary distribution for Windows.
Sounds good, I'll test it. And a later announcement sounds even better.
XnTriq wrote:Download susie.zip
ACK, I tried without, because "somebody", it wasn't you :P, said so two years ago. Thanks.

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Re: BPG support unavailable

Post by omniplex » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:02 am

TL;DR summary: Viewing BPG works with the Susie plugin, but needs a susie.dll. BPG also works with the BPG plugin in the full version or as separate download, not included in the mini-version.

This is not the final state, the separate libraries (dll) for the BPG binary (exe) won't be needed anymore when the final BPG is integrated in XnView as output format. No idea what happens if you have both plugins, maybe test it, or simply don't try this. :wink:

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