Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JW8725, Jun 21, 2005.
Hello I cant seem to find a good Divx player, any recommendations? Thanks
My personal favourite: VLC.
I second VLC, but there's also MPlayer. And as you already have Quicktime, you can download the required plugins (DivX, 3ivx, XviD, AC3) and use this.
Usually I'd recommend VLC but it's very buggy on Tiger, MPlayer OS X is much nicer on Tiger but is buggy in fullscreen, at the moment for Tiger I'm using XinePlayer it's a fantastic media app and has a great future.
VLC's pretty hit and miss with Tiger. It's working well with some of my installs but not on others.
My God, how many times does this question get asked? Today?! The answer will always be the same. A contingent will advocate VLC. You will also get recommendations for Mplayer OS X. I always recommend the DivX QuickTime codec and using the QuickTime player. This is a question that really should be placed in the FAQs.
And what about the problems the DivX codec causes with Tiger?
Also if someone does put this in a FAQ you should link to XinePlayer as well as it's much better than both VLC and MPlayer OS X in Tiger, actually if it works in Panther it's probably better than both on them on Panther too.
i use mplayer but have the codecs for quicktime
what i am waiting for is divx 6 for mac to come out
There is a Beta Test 2 of VLC 0.8.2 which can be downloaded here
This version works perfectly fine with Tiger.
According to the makers, 0.8.1 isn't 10.4 compatible.
BTW... I have just tried XinePlayer for the first time.
It really is great! even plays .wmv files (some better than others... but it really has potential!)
I use the Quicktime divX plugins, and it works great in Tiger.
Cheers for the link, I'd tried test1 wasn't much better than the stable version I'll have a look at test2 tonight.
Works and Works Great aren't the same thing - yes the DivX plugin works in Tiger, but it creates cosmetic problems like 2 help menus in the menu bar on some apps, it also locks quicktime up on some machines if you minimize what you are playing, and from what I've read on this forum it might be causing some really bad problems in Tiger.
Oh well DivX was just updated for Windows hopefully the new version isn't too far away for OS X.
Woah now you have me scared. I don't have any of those problems though. Single help menus, no locking up, etc. I guess I could uninstall it for a few weeks until the new one is released.
You sure you're not using a slightly older version of the DivX plug-in? So far as everything I've read says, the latest version consistently causes at the very least the double help menus in QT player, although slightly older (5.1?) versions do not.
This could be another issue, but I've also noticed QT Player locking up on some AVIs far more regularly than it did before, and although it could be just QT7 at fault, I'm inclined to blame the DivX plugin for that, too. With v6 out for PC, it hopefully won't be long before we have a version, one assumes Tiger-ready, of our own.
I remember a similar situation with an earlier version of QT; the DivX plugin caused some weird and seemingly unrelated problem with a web browser until an updated version was released.
I haven't personally had any issues with the stable release of VLC on Tiger, but I'll have to check out that new player--sounds interesting, anyway.
I must not have noticed, but I DO HAVE 2 HELP MENUS! Only in quicktime though. Is that necessarily a bad thing? I can deal with that until the new one comes out.
I now officially need help. I uninstalled DIVX through the uninstaller and I still have 2 menus. Do I need to restart? I'm doing something in iMovie so I can't restart now to find out.
Double help menus are absolutely postively intolerable when I'm watching a brace of porn clips
I just fixed it by removing the Divx thing from the library-->quicktime folder. Good 'ol mac's back to normal now! Thanks guys!
This beta does not run well. It caused me approx 5 kernel panics! No way, VLC has a lot more way to do before it is considered stable.
Back to XinePlayer for me then, thanks for the warning.