.mov vs. .divX

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

  1. atarigraffx macrumors member

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

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    .mov is a Quicktime file extension, the codec embedded within the file can also be divx.
     
  3. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    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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