Divx for OS X

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Over the past few months, developers have been working to bring Divx to the Mac. If you're unaware... Divx is a Video Codec which provides a high compression ratio - allowing you to compress a full movie down to around 600megs.

The most promising player for X is Divosx... it provides a Quicktime plug-in which provides Divx translation. It's limited to Divx files with MP3 audio tracks. As well, due to bug in Quicktime's AVI handling, Divx files must be preprocessed with an included app (Avi2Mov).

In my own informal testing, it appears to work with the majority of Divx files I've run across. There is still a small percentage which still cause some problems however. Regardless, a vast improvement over other solutions.
 
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divx for 9.1

what about divx players for OS 9.1? I downloaded one from Tucows a couple of days ago, but it is still very limited and does not work with the latest codec. Are there any alternatives?
 

Megaquad

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Originally posted by Macrumors
Over the past few months, developers have been working to bring Divx to the Mac. If you're unaware... Divx is a Video Codec which provides a high compression ratio - allowing you to compress a full movie down to around 600megs.

The most promising player for X is Divosx... it provides a Quicktime plug-in which provides Divx translation. It's limited to Divx files with MP3 audio tracks. As well, due to bug in Quicktime's AVI handling, Divx files must be preprocessed with an included app (Avi2Mov).

In my own informal testing, it appears to work with the majority of Divx files I've run across. There is still a small percentage which still cause some problems however. Regardless, a vast improvement over other solutions.
that avi2mov tool sucks,it is far more better and faster running the divx doctor from the divx player for classic.. and you can predecode audio to aiff so you can listen a wma soundtrack.. freakin quicktime cannot play the mp3 in avi correctly..
it would be great if the apple fix this problem.. and when we could listen mp3 and wma soundtrack + divx3/divx4 codec.. there's another thing i hate in quicktime,when i open the big qt file (600 megs or so) it loads or something about 2 minutes (on my g3-350 mhz imac)..and that file opens in one second in windows media player in virtual pc...hope some day apple will make better quicktime,they created a miracle with iTunes,its so simple and great but quicktime is crap..
 

arn

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Megasquad...

try the latest version... I would have agreed with you 1 week ago. New versions came out in the past 4 days.

arn
 

Juanvlz

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"they created a miracle with iTunes"

Or more acurately they bought a miracle with iTunes, but hey if you can't code it buy it!
 
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Apple

Is Apple aware of the problem with Quicktime? This should be fixed quickly. We can't fall too far behind here. Make them aware.

 

DannyZR2

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who? what?

Originally posted by Juanvlz
"they created a miracle with iTunes"

Or more acurately they bought a miracle with iTunes, but hey if you can't code it buy it!
Who bought what for iTunes???? I hope you're not suggesting that iTunes is a rip off of gay media player.. that piece is worthless!!! unless of course all you know is winblows.. then yes, it is a good .. i can't even finish that ridiculous comment..

anyway. itunes is far.. FAR superior to any other Mp3/Audio player that exists! Interface/design/appearance, and most of all the visuals totally kick any other mp3 player's a$$!!!

Even if it was 'bought', it was totally improved, and is now being copied back!
 

Megaquad

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Re: who? what?

Originally posted by DannyZR2
Originally posted by Juanvlz
"they created a miracle with iTunes"

Or more acurately they bought a miracle with iTunes, but hey if you can't code it buy it!
Who bought what for iTunes???? I hope you're not suggesting that iTunes is a rip off of gay media player.. that piece is worthless!!! unless of course all you know is winblows.. then yes, it is a good .. i can't even finish that ridiculous comment..

anyway. itunes is far.. FAR superior to any other Mp3/Audio player that exists! Interface/design/appearance, and most of all the visuals totally kick any other mp3 player's a$$!!!

Even if it was 'bought', it was totally improved, and is now being copied back!
iTunes is based on SoundJam code,and visualizer sucks..just install the winamp on some pc and try visualizers..they are far more nicer and better than this crap...
 

Classic

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Geiss

Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

One thing cool about Winamp is that you can leave certain visualization on and they are interactive so that you can essentially play the visualizations as an instrument. Like changing colors, visualization etc...

Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 

Techpusher2001

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Dec 31, 2001
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Re: Geiss

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

One thing cool about Winamp is that you can leave certain visualization on and they are interactive so that you can essentially play the visualizations as an instrument. Like changing colors, visualization etc...

Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 

Foocha

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DannyZR2

Hey DannyZR2

As people have already pointed out in this thread, there are plenty of short comings with QuickTime, which means it can sometimes be handy to have a copy of Windows Media Player around.

iTunes is a great app, but as Megaquad points out, it was based on SoundJam, which Apple bought. No shame in that - it's just a statement of fact. OS X itself was based on code bought from NeXT!

Your use of the word "gay" to imply criticisim is really lame, by the way.

 

DannyZR2

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okay.. i thought he was saying that itunes was based on wmp.. which would be ridiculous. ... i do just wonder if apple hasn't done much with the divx thing because steve said that people want their computers and tv's to be separate.. the current iMac doesn't even come with a dvd player anymore.. standard at least.. you can probably bto one with a dvd.. but i just wonder if that's the reason for now divx support.


gay is lame? i think your right. good thing i'm straight.
 

Doraemon

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Originally posted by arn
Megasquad...

try the latest version... I would have agreed with you 1 week ago. New versions came out in the past 4 days.

arn
Are you talking about version 1172? If so, I had it a month ago... (via versiontracker) and still 90% of the movies I download won't work.
 
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Re: Geiss

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

One thing cool about Winamp is that you can leave certain visualization on and they are interactive so that you can essentially play the visualizations as an instrument. Like changing colors, visualization etc...

Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 
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Re: Geiss

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

I like ass sex!! cum **** me with your big stiff cock!!

Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 
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Re: Geiss

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

I like ass sex!! cum **** me with your big stiff cock!!

Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

Yeah just grab some lube and slide it in!!!

I've actually used winamp(butt sex) to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound(and stick it up your ass dry) board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 

MasterX (OSiX)

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DivX on X

I'd love to run a DivX player and a VCD player on my mac, but seriously i'd much rather wait for Apple to code it into QT6. BTW if you heard MPEG4 (same as DivX 4 isn't it, or close) is based on Quicktime, that's correct. It was based on QT6 though, and it's not out yet. My hope is apple will add native DivX into QT6 and VCD playback into the DVD player. And since burning VCDs direct from iMovie would be a hop-skip and a jump away they should do that too. No Toast5 isn't capable of that....
 
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mccabem

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iTunes visualizer v. WinAmp (Was: Geiss)

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

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Yes, it's the geForce module in iTunes. I like this and dremples (not iTunes savvy yet)) the best of any visulizer/screensaver I've seen.
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One thing cool about Winamp is that you can leave certain visualization on and they are interactive so that you can essentially play the visualizations as an instrument. Like changing colors, visualization etc...

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Same for iTunes. Try Q,W,A,S,Z,X
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Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

 
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mccabem

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iTunes visualizer v. WinAmp (Was: Geiss)

Originally posted by Classic
Actually I've heard that some of the iTunes visualizations are done by Geiss. And Geiss is definately the coolest set of visualizations for Winamp.

++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++
Yes, it's the geForce module in iTunes. I like this and dremples (not iTunes savvy yet)) the best of any visulizer/screensaver I've seen.
++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++

One thing cool about Winamp is that you can leave certain visualization on and they are interactive so that you can essentially play the visualizations as an instrument. Like changing colors, visualization etc...

++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++
Same for iTunes. Try the Q,W,A,S,Z and X keys during playback.

FWIW, read all the online help and other doco so you learn the rest of the features of iTunes. There's quite a bit more to the visualizer than you apparently know.
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Best of all, it's done with a keyboard so that you don't interfere with the visualization.

I've actually used winamp to do visualizations for live performances. You can take the livve feed right off the sound board, go into your mic input, and run winamp visualizations real time - live.

very cool.

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Very cool, but not unique. iTunes does this at least as well. I could do the same with my Atari Jaguar back in 93. Jaguars were fairly popular for driving the video at raves.
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kidtronix

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shamefully the mac sucks for viewing of divx and svcd. as for divs, since this thread is about that, you can't watch a divx with ac3 sound nor a divx with external (not branded in) subtitles. bites. unfortunatly we'll probably never see a proper divx (or svcd for that sake) player... boooo!

:rolleyes:
 

britboy

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i've been able to play svcd's pretty succesfully on my Tibook with 10.1. Just needed to save the file to my hard drive, and then play it with vlc. As for divx and 3ivx, 90% of the movies i convert with avi2mov work just fine.
 

samy85114

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I'm wondering if it's possible to encode a movie in divx through VirtualPC with the superdrive???
because, as far as I know, there's no divx encoder for Mac. So if we cannot do it on mac, just do it on windows platform... why not!