divx not really smooth

Muzukun

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Jun 17, 2004
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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
 

Muzukun

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Jun 17, 2004
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Los Angeles, CA
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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Santaduck

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Oct 21, 2003
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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.
 
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killuminati

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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!!
 
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Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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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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