New user could do with some Help!! (movies in Xvid or DIVX format)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by flashyphotos, May 16, 2007.

  1. flashyphotos macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2007
    Hi Guys

    New user here, and here is my situation

    Currently have XBox running XBMC as my Media Centre, attached to a network with 1Tb of Network Attached Storage for Movies etc

    I have purchased ATV with the idea of replacing the Xbox as its getting long in the tooth and cannot handle the new HD formats.

    Here is my problem, I have purchased the ATV and found out it will not handle my od movies in Xvid or DIVX formats, as I have over 500 stored on hard drive I really want to keep access to them

    I understand that you can install the codecs BUT I DONT HAVE A MAC, or any access to one

    I have purchased a 2.5" PATA hard drive and I am looking to upgrade the ATV with this and the required codecs, leaving the 40gb as original in case I ever need to go back to it.

    What I am looking for is someone who has already been thru this who could help with getting the required files etc onto the new drive ready to install.

    I dont expect charity and am happy to cover costs etc, (I am the North Midlands, but would consider help from anywhere!!)

    If anyone can help with this otherwise the unit is no real use to me and will be going back to apple under the 14 day satisfaction policy.

    Please Take Pity on a NON Mac owner!!


    Richard & Vicky
  2. drumpat01 macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2004
    Denton, TX
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
    If you had a mac, you could have coverted them with isquint or visualhub. I'm sure there are similar programs for windows?
  4. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    there is nothing on the windows side like isquint, not free and as easy to use anyway.
  5. shola macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2007
    Xilisoft video converter has converted all files that i have come across, some loose audio sync, but at $35 it is cheap and quite quick. The demo version only converts 5mins (i think) and any audio sync problem show more further on in the films. I would be interested if any knows of a better product or a solution to this audio problem.

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