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Is there a way to convert BMP's into BCI's via the command line? I have a level editor tool which used to spit out PNGs, but since those leak memory on the LG VX4400 and BREW 1.1, I'd like to have it spit out BCI's instead. Is the BCI file format documented somewhere? Or even better, is there a way to call the BCI conversion tool with command line arguments to automate our conversion?

We are working to release a command line version of the BCI tool. No date has been set for its release.

We are working to release a command line version of the BCI tool. No date has been set for its release.

Has the command-line version of the BCI conversion tool been released yet? What is the expected release date?
Looking through the "BREW BCI Guide", it looks like the BCI format is somewhat specified, but not completely. Does anyone have a pointer to any released docs that give more detailed info? We'd like to set up a transcoder that automatically converts JPEG images to BCI.
thanks in advance

Has the command-line version of the BCI conversion tool been released yet? What is the expected release date?
Looking through the "BREW BCI Guide", it looks like the BCI format is somewhat specified, but not completely. Does anyone have a pointer to any released docs that give more detailed info? We'd like to set up a transcoder that automatically converts JPEG images to BCI.
thanks in advance

with brew sdk 3 you can do command line conversion
i use it to create on the fly
a bci for each different phone
just use "BREW_AuthTool.com /?" to see the arguments

with brew sdk 3 you can do command line conversion
i use it to create on the fly
a bci for each different phone
just use "BREW_AuthTool.com /?" to see the arguments

Stefano, in your experience, what is the performance like with the command line conversion tool? How many thousands of images per minute are you able to convert?
I think that for our application we will need to rewrite this as a server module in Perl, PHP, or something similar. I can't imagine that putting a wrapper around the command-line tool will produce adequate throughput.

Stefano, in your experience, what is the performance like with the command line conversion tool? How many thousands of images per minute are you able to convert?
I think that for our application we will need to rewrite this as a server module in Perl, PHP, or something similar. I can't imagine that putting a wrapper around the command-line tool will produce adequate throughput.

well this looks like my configuration
( still on pre-release though,no speeding up
has been done yet)
win2k,apache,perl,bci command line,
an animated gif of X,Y dimension (no more than 150x150)
with X pictures (usually around 5-6 , lets take 5 for example)
break them into single pictures
resize them for target
assemple the bci
so , it takes around 400ms to do it ,
(but after it is done it is stored for future
use , unless content changed of course )
but keep in mind that the time to do it
depend on if it is dedicated machine for this job
what work load it has , memory, proccessing power etc etc
if we decide to use it on release well then we are gonna
look into serious optimization,
if you want of writing some of your own tool ,
keep in mind that is copyrighted material and propably need
license to view the specifications for bci format ( i think!! not sure )
so you can write code to produce them,

well this looks like my configuration
( still on pre-release though,no speeding up
has been done yet)
win2k,apache,perl,bci command line,
an animated gif of X,Y dimension (no more than 150x150)
with X pictures (usually around 5-6 , lets take 5 for example)
break them into single pictures
resize them for target
assemple the bci
so , it takes around 400ms to do it ,
(but after it is done it is stored for future
use , unless content changed of course )
but keep in mind that the time to do it
depend on if it is dedicated machine for this job
what work load it has , memory, proccessing power etc etc
if we decide to use it on release well then we are gonna
look into serious optimization,
if you want of writing some of your own tool ,
keep in mind that is copyrighted material and propably need
license to view the specifications for bci format ( i think!! not sure )
so you can write code to produce them,

How about a DLL that encapsulates the conversion??
We are trying to convert BMP / JPEG files to BCI format in the server side, on the fly, and return the BCI to the client. A DLL would be very useful.
Is there a chance to release a DLL??
thanks

How about a DLL that encapsulates the conversion??
We are trying to convert BMP / JPEG files to BCI format in the server side, on the fly, and return the BCI to the client. A DLL would be very useful.
Is there a chance to release a DLL??
thanks