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Alternatives to DivX?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by JesseJB, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. JesseJB

    JesseJB Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of any players that will play DivX files besides DivX player? I'm kinda tired of fighting it's audio and syncronizing issues...
     
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    what holymadness said, or MPC. those are the only two players you should ever need.
     
  4. gort

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    VLC will play anything you need. Ever.
     
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    VLC for everything.. the screen shot feature is awesome if you watch home videos too.
     
  6. JesseJB

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    Thanks guys! I'll try VLC. Seriously, fuck DivX.
     
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    I've found KMPlayer to better than VLC, although they're both better than the standard DIVX player
     
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    It depends on your computer and your OS. If you've got a lot of horsepower any of the freeware ones will do.

    If you need to use hardware acceleration to get good performance your options are more limited. I have an H55 motherboard with an i3 on-the-cpu graphics chip and it doesn't work worth a damn with any of the free software codecs. With FFDShow it drops frames like crazy for no apparent reason. So I use windows 7's built-in codec, which supports the hardware acceleration.
     
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    CCCP http://www.cccp-project.net/

    Avoid this like the plague. This is product of spamville.

    VLC is all you ever need. If you want an actual physical player that you can play on your TV, get Phillips DVP 5990. It reads USB drives/external HDs.
     
  11. javyn

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    Okay....DivX isn't a player but a codec. You can use ANY video player once you have the DivX codec installed.

    That being said, I think DivX sucks and prefer Xvid, a little bit higher quality and open source.
     
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    Avoid this like the plague. This is product of spamville.

    VLC is all you ever need. If you want an actual physical player that you can play on your TV, get Phillips DVP 5990. It reads USB drives/external HDs.


    That player looks pretty sweet. How is the fast forwarding/rewinding on the USB drives?

    I love my WD TV except for the fact that ff/rewind SUCKS.
     
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    That player looks pretty sweet. How is the fast forwarding/rewinding on the USB drives?

    I love my WD TV except for the fact that ff/rewind SUCKS.


    It's great; multiple speeds. Haven't had issues whatsoever.
     
  14. Ataturk

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    I guess I should try that again.

    Windows 7 comes with most of the video codecs you need. Maybe you need something for audio, I don't know--but video, it's got it built in. You just need a player and a splitter (or whatever it's called) to use the modern container formats (like mkv, vob, avi, etc.).

    At least, I think that's how it works. Anyway, there's guides online to using the microsoft codec with third-party players/audio/container stuff.
     
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    It's great; multiple speeds. Haven't had issues whatsoever.

    Do they routinely issue firmware updates? I came close to getting a DVD player similar to this but decided against it assuming that something that cheap would be out of date and scrapped in a year or so.

    I opted for the WD TV because regardless how cheap that one is, at least I can be relatively sure there will be firmware/codec updates.
     
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    Do they routinely issue firmware updates? I came close to getting a DVD player similar to this but decided against it assuming that something that cheap would be out of date and scrapped in a year or so.

    I opted for the WD TV because regardless how cheap that one is, at least I can be relatively sure there will be firmware/codec updates.


    Never updated firmware since I got it. Only thing I did was input some code to allow it to be region free (available online if you google).
     
  17. Ataturk

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    My TV (samsung) has a built-in media player through USB/network. It can read hard drives and everything else.

    It doesn't have a seek bar, but there's some function that lets you skip from like 30 seconds to 5 minutes to something like 1/8th way through files at a time. The fast foward works okay too.

    What really surprised me about it is just how well it works. It plays anything from mpegs to h264 mkvs. It's actually got better compatibility with files I've downloaded online than PowerDVD 10 does on a computer.
     
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    Avoid this like the plague. This is product of spamville.

    wtf. cccp is a pretty well known codec pack.

    another option :
    windows media player 11 or some other DLNA software to stream to your xbox 360 / ps3
     
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    Never updated firmware since I got it. Only thing I did was input some code to allow it to be region free (available online if you google).

    Ahh, cool. I saw that on the amazon reviews heh.


    Also, for those advocating codec packs...completely unnecessary unless you watch wayyyy too much p2p porn. Xvid and (to a lesser extent) Quicktime Alternative should be the only video codecs you really need.
     
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