How to convert .avi to divx?

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  1. stanny macrumors 6502

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    I've got an AVI file which I want to play on my DVD player which accepts a USB hard drive plug in. Thing is, it doesn't read .avi. However, on the player it does have a DIVX logo on it so what can I use to convert this .avi so that it plays?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    DIVX is a codec, and sometimes also used as a suffix, but most modern .avi files use the Divx or Xvid codec anyway. You can use Movist to find out which codec your .avi file(s) use, because .avi is a container format and not a codec.

    Further reading: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=861064

    Also, MPEG Streamclip might be able to convert that .avi of yours.
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  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The solution to your problem may be as simple as changing the extension of your video files from .avi to .divx. If you want to pay money, then genuine DivX Pro 7 (for Mac) is just $19.99 if you already have QuickTime Pro. On occasion, DivX offers DivX Pro free of charge.
     

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