Video-DivX

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  1. Vasileios macrumors regular

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    There is a large amount of videos, especially Divx that i can't watch with QT or WMP...
    Is there any other player that i should try...???
    mac OS X 10.4.3
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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  3. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, VLC will play almost any video/sound format you throw at it. It's free too.

    llama
     
  4. Vasileios thread starter macrumors regular

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    You should be able to play them in QT though. Do you have DivX installed? What about 3ivx?
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Simply not true, at least not in the case of the QuickTime player. This issue is the subject of questions and answers almost every day on this and other Mac-related forums. Do a search. Without question, VLC and Mplayer will play these files. However, if you download and install the DivX Fusion QuickTime codec, you will be able to play them in the QuickTime player and just about every other QuickTime-compatible application. With the QT codecs I have installed, the QuickTime player will play just about every video I throw at it. The exception is Windows Media because I am not willing to pay for Flip4Mac when WMP 9 is free.
     
  7. road dog macrumors regular

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    still going to want VLC

    DivX QT component won't support AC3 decoding... and... even though not an official part of the DivX spec... many DivX files have AC3 audio instead of MP3.

    DivX won't add support for AC3 in their component, so QT will play back the video but the audio will be silent.

    You still want VLC to play back, because it will playback AC3.
     
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    So get the AC3 decoder for QuickTime. What's so hard about that? :confused: Granted, I still prefer VLC for playing back DivX files over QT (less overhead, ffmpeg is a more efficient decoder than DivX Fusion), but it's not like it's impossible.
     
  9. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of searching around for all of these codecs, wouldn't it just be easier to use VLC and play any file imaginable, with support to a gazilion codecs right out of the box?

    llama
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The advantage of the QuickTime codecs is that they work in virtually all QuickTime-compatible applications, not just the media players.
     
  11. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    True, true. ;)
     
  12. road dog macrumors regular

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    QT 7.0.2 broke it

    Would love to... but Apple broke this and all other VBR QT component codecs starting with v7.0.2 of QT. Maybe they'll fix QT... but what incentive do they have?

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22994
     

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