Alternatives to DivX?

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  1. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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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I came close to getting a DVD player similar to this but decided against it assuming that something that cheap would be out of date and scrapped in a year or so.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).
     


  2. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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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.
     


  3. tphd

    tphd Well-Known Member

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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
     


  4. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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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.
     


  5. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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  6. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    +1 /\\ Avoid installing Codecs as much as possible. It'll mess things up.

    Media Player Classic Home Cinema has built in codecs, DivX and Xvid included.

    http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/downlo...lassic-hc.html


    As does VLC (I think).....well I *know* VLC has flv support built in natively, so I'm assuming it has Divx/Xvid too. Haven't used VLC in a while, I fell in love with Totem.
     


  7. pseudonym

    pseudonym Senior member

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    I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

    So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.
     


  8. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

    So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.


    If I watched stuff on Windows I'd probably use VLC (or MPC), but Totem for Linux rocks.
     


  9. deadly7

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    If I watched stuff on Windows I'd probably use VLC (or MPC), but Totem for Linux rocks.

    I use mplayer.
     


  10. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    I use mplayer.

    Don't use mplayer, but I LOVE mencoder. Only thing I can find that will convert the Kodak proprietary Quicktime video format into anything else. Even Quicktime itself can't convert the videos made on this Kodak Zi8 "flip cam" whatever the hell it is.
     


  11. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    I will never understand why people have anything other than VLC for playing video.

    So yes, the answer is VLC for all your needs.


    because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.
     


  12. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.

    This man knows his shit.
     


  13. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

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    VLC and GoM player
     


  14. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    because MPC is better in certain aspects, VLC is better for others... at the end of the day though I think MPC is slightly better and I use it as a default.

    +1, I always chose MPC over VLC when I was using Windows. Don't know why, I just preferred MPC.
     


  15. randomkoreandude

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    if on mac then DEF VLC, if on windows then Gom Player
     


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