|This image is from The Shape of Space, the Geometry Center's latest production video, based on Jeff Weeks' book. The 11-minute video and supplementary classroom materials are appropriate for middle school and high school mathematics students. Click on the picture to view the movie (1.5 MB).|
Mpeg Player for UNIX
This is an updated version of the original Mpeg Player developed at UC-Berkeley, with a nice graphical user interface.
The versions below were developed here at the University of Minnesota's Geometry Center.
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (SGI tarred binary) (1.1 MB)
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (Sun4 tarred binary) (0.5 MB)
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (HP risc tarred binary) (1.4 MB)
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (Dec tarred binary) (1.5 MB)
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (Dec Alpha tarred binary) (0.7 MB)
- Download: The source code (X11 hackers only) (0.2 MB)
The following versions were ported to other UNIX platforms using the University of Minnesota's Geometry Center's source code:
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (IBM RS6000 tarred binary) (96K) Maurizio Davini <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (linux tarred binary) (1.0 MB) Maurizio Davini <email@example.com>
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (NeXTSTEP 3.1 tarred binary) (1.0 MB) Ol' Doc Widget <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
- Download: Mpeg Player/MI (solaris tarred binary) (1.0 MB) James Tappin <email@example.com> - requires motif shared lib
- Download Mpeg Player/MI VMS Port Max Calvani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Download Mpeg Player/MI VMS Port Bjorn S. Nilsson <email@example.com>
Other UNIX Viewers
If you are having trouble with mpeg_play, you might want to check out XMPLAY, a UNIX MPeg viewer that doesn't rely upon Motif or the X11 Toolkit. XAnim is another animation program for UNIX that supports, among other things, Quicktime and AVI animations, including sound.
Finally, there are other Unix MPEG players, like MpegTV out there.
Mpeg Player for UNIX will not work under your operating systems. To find out which MPEG viewer software is recommended for your platform, go to the Configuring your Web Browser to Play MPEG Video page at MPEG.ORG.
Note: Since the viewers listed at MPEG.ORG were not developed at the Geometry Center, we are unable to answer questions about them.
|Link to MPEG||Description|
|Outside In (.3 MB)||The computer-animated video Outside In, produced at the Geometry Center, explains the amazing discovery, made by Steve Smale in 1957, that a sphere can be turned inside out by means of smooth motions and self-intersections.|
Torus I (486K)
Flat Torus II (274K)
Flat Torus III (386K)
|View one of a sequence of movies illustrating "The Flat Torus in the Three-Sphere" by Thomas Banchoff.|
Demonstration is illustrated through over 20 small- to mid-sized MPEG
||The Tesseract - An Animated Introduction to Higher Dimensions, by Olaf Holt. Using MPEG animations, the author leads you step-by-step into the visualization of four dimensions.|
|Rotating Head (62K)||Created using the interactive 3D viewer, Geomview.|
|Hyperbolic I (69K)
Hyperbolic II (72K)
Hyperbolic III (121K)
|Yoshiaki Araki's Hyperbolic mpegs.|
|Red's Nightmare (3.6MB)||A stunning animation from IMMD IV, the Department of Computer Science at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.|
The work on the Mpeg Player motif user interface was supported by The Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota.
This version of Mpeg Player relies heavily on the code from the original MPEG Video Software Decoder, written by Lawrence A. Rowe, Ketan Patel, and Brian Smith at the Computer Science Division-EECS, University of California at Berkeley. It in fact, merely an extension to the original decoder, that provides a more friendly user interface.
Created: Feb 20 1994 --- Last modified: Monday Apr 6 10:22:43 1998