> > I though I read a while back a dev, prolly Belmont, saying that you could probably
> > just get the original arcade software in the ROMS to decrypt the mpegs for you
> > without having to put any algorithums into MAME itself...
> Which is exactly what we'll end up doing for this anyway.
Incorrect. If a chip decodes MPEG2, we're on the hook for the patents and you cannot implement the decoding. If the game has a fast CPU/DSP that does the decoding in software (which I tend to doubt based on the board pictures), then we're clear.