so i bumped into this strange image format (.mei), not finding a handler on the regular software websites and desperate to open it, and since the file was on a japanese site; i turned to vector.co.jp to find a program for it.. search turned up with one application so not much choice.
the meiplayer was truly something i've never seen before.. an odd interface.. with a choice of not so different skins:
obviously the author is a big anime fan
besides being an image viewer for mei and another unknown eri format, it can also play wav and mio audio files.. aswell as avi videos.. perfect for your nostalgia anime collection.
it can also play any number of image/audio/video formats using susie and winamp plugins
but wait there's more..whilst fiddling with it, it popped a fully-functional mini ieshell browser!
another example of i wanna be everything image viewer.. and this, i have to admit; must be the wackiest browser/player/viewer i've ever seen
if anyone's interested in this kind of crap (or ever needs to open a mei or eri image)
n.b: the mei format turned out to be a catalogue of images to produce a slideshow or animation.. sorta like gifs