divx not really smooth

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  1. Muzukun macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I've been trying to play some divx vids off my mac, either from the ipod or the mac itself. So far both times the videos seem to be a bit choppy, or not playing very smoothly, on my PC it does this fine, just wondering is there anything I can do to make playback smoother? Thanks!

    Charles
     
  2. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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  3. Muzukun thread starter macrumors regular

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    quicktime. I tried windows media 9 yet it says the .avi files aren't compatible. I loaded on the latest divx codecs too, should I try loading other ones?
     
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  5. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Use VLC dude. Quicktime, while its nice for its native file format is nowhere near as forgiving as VLC is. VLC is great on both the PC and the Mac, though the interace on the Mac is alot nicer.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
     
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  7. Santaduck macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I also recommend VLC, although audio can be buggy some times.

    I highly recommend *against* Divx (e.g. 5.21), it is chock full of bugs, and will also result in a mouse pointer in the middle of your screen during game play (read more here).

    3ivx is a good alternative, as is the VLC player.
     
  8. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    wow, I also had some divx videos that didn't play smoothly. I just figured my computer wasn't fast enough or my hard drive was too full. I just tried uising VLC instead of quicktime and its so much better!

    Thanks guys!!
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Some divx movies have both 5.1 and 2.0 audio streams, which will crash VLC on the Mac. Sometimes no audio gets through. Go to VLC preferences, select Modules, select audio output, select CoreAudio, and type in 1 for the audio device. This will set VLC to always play 2.0 audio and is compatible for macs.
     

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