Here are some programs that were posted to alt.sources on 31 December 1992.
They are written in C and have been compressed using gzip.
The decoder appears to have been transcribed into C from algorithms
described in a
paper by Ken Shirriff,
Curt Welch and Andy Kinsman.
Please note that VCRPlus is the American system.
Note: I did not write these programs. The original
author's name seems to have been separated from the source code at some
- The readme text file.
- Decoder (program that takes a code number
and tells you the program details).
- Encoder (program that takes the program
details and tells you a code number).
- Some buggy browsers for Windows don't transfer the above properly,
so this zip file of the above might be
useful. Use "unzip -a" to translate the line-ends properly.