CNBC clip on OS X in 3ivx codec?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacVault, May 5, 2005.

  1. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    I just watched the CNBC video on Apple's site, saved to disk, opened in Quicktime and looked at the movie info and it says it's in 3ivx codec. WTF?

    Why wouldn't Apple post this in H.264? Or does 3ivx really mean H.264????
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    It's MPEG4. It just shows up as 3vix because that's what's being used to decode the video.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    All those video codecs is just annoying and silly.

    DivX, XviD, 3ivX, and every letter of the alphabet coupled with a -ivX. :rolleyes:
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I think partially becuase the bulk of Quicktime users are still using QT6 and before.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    I miss the finger avatar. :(
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I removed 3ivx some time ago. The CNBC report shows up on my computer as H.264.

    Correction: I still have 3ivx, DivX, and Xvid codecs installed. Still the CNBC report indicates that it is H.264.
     
  7. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Why is this H.264 movie so smooth and the movie trailers Apple posted so choppy?
     
  8. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Because your computer sucks.

    sorry, that's the best way I could put it. :p
     
  9. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    Because this clip is not HD. HD requires far more processing power to decode.
     
  10. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Ah. That explains everything. Better than this response:

    Even though that is true... :)
     

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