.mov vs. .divX

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by atarigraffx, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. atarigraffx macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    what are the pros and cons and which to you recomend for storage purposes and playback, burning etc etc
  2. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    .mov is a Quicktime file extension, the codec embedded within the file can also be divx.
  3. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Since you are asking, I recommend not using either.

    Old container formats like .mov and .avi should not be used anymore. That means no Divx, no Xvid.

    You're better off using a real standard like .mp4 (MPEG-4 or H.264 for video, AAC for audio).

    I, for one, encode my files at 352x240, MPEG-4 video with AAC audio. Sure, the resolution is low, but the files play on my GameBoy Advance (with a Play-Yan micro), my Macs, my :apple:TV. The files would also play on video-capable iPods, PSP, PS3, and maybe Xbox 360 too (not sure, I only use mine for Final Fantasy XI).

    When was the last time you could say a video format was supported by Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and Apple? ;)

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