Quote: from Raijin Z on 4:03 pm on Mar. 10, 2002
Lemme break it down, as I see it.
ONE: Cinepak compression appears to leave more artifacts than MPEG would when compressing the same source.
TWO: Cinepak compression is inefficient compared to more recent codecs. For as crappy as the video is, the filesize should be smaller. Not Sega's fault though.
THREE: Saturn doesn't have a great abundance of working RAM to play with. Streaming high quality video with a 2X drive to compensate for such little available memory would be iffy.
PSX has Mpeg encoding.
The first PSX's could play VCDs.Too bad they didn't keep the feature.