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Converting Xvid to Divx

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by machy, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. machy

    machy Member

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    I have looked in the guides section but I cant find a guide for converting Xvid to Divx. Is there any guides for this?
     
  2. Kingd

    Kingd Guest

    machy: Whats the point of converting XViD to DiVX? XviD probably delivers better quality anyhow from what i've seen.
     
  3. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    Simple. Change the fourCC from XVID to DX50 or simply mux to mp4 in which there are no fourCC's MPEG4 video is simply MPEG4 video.

    If you mean that you have an XviD file that won't work on your standalone. Well it is possible for instance to create a DivX encode that won't work on some standalones. It is also possible to create an XviD encode that will work on all.
     
  4. machy

    machy Member

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    Well I want to convert it to Divx to play it on my standalone player which It doesn't support Xvid.
    I have tried that conversion Celtic mentions by Virtualdub, but the sound doesnt fit the pictures. And once in a while there is a blur in the movie.
    I there a simple appz that can convert it with easy steps?
     
  5. jmallx

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    For people like me, I have a Norcent DP-220 DVD set top DVD player that ONLY supports the Divx codec. So converting Xvid to Divx is a must for me if I want to watch it on the big screen.
     
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    if you can get your hands on Dr. DivX, this program converts Xvid to DivX very easy.
     
  7. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    If it only supports DivX then as I said it just means a FourCC change. If you encode with XviD and the DXN Home Theatre profile, then change the fourCC to DX50, it should play every bit as well as a DivX HT encode.
     
  8. machy

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    [bold]jmallx[/bold].... how do you convert xvid to divx??
     
  9. jmallx

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    I used Dr. Divx and it will do a 2 pass encode.
    Takes about 4 hrs for a 1.5-2 hr movie on my AthlonXP 1600+ with 512 MB.
    Over an hr I think for a 25 min anime episode.

    At first I converted it with Virtualdub and the quality was horrible and there was jumping between every frame.

    With Dr. Divx it works just fine.

    I'm really digging my Norcent DP200 (or 220) settop DVD player with Divx certification, only $50 at buy.com Now I can watch Naruto on the big screen.
     
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    Any standalone player that can play DivX will also play XviD.

    It's Qpel and GMC that they don't like.
     
  11. jmallx

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    Any standalone player that can play DivX will also play XviD.

    It's Qpel and GMC that they don't like.



    Mr. Wiggily I have no idea what Qpel and GMC are.
    However, I did try to play Xvids on my Norcent DP220
    http://www.norcent.net/main/product_detail.asp?prodID=6
    and the first few seconds of the Xvid file will play and then the player will just stop. If I hit play again same thing, a few seconds of audio and video and then nothing. So I have to convert it to Divx format with Dr. Divx
     
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    Actually a lot handle qpel and plenty handle GMC as long as it is only 1 warp point.

    XviD only uses 2 or 3 warp point GMC where as DivX always uses 1. Thing is there is a reason why XviD doesn't do GMC when only 1 reference is found and that is because 1 warp point GMC is basically useless.
     
  13. efranc65

    efranc65 Guest

    Hi,

    Same problem here. Xvid encoded file won't play on standalone. Actually, it will, but the picture isn't right.

    I've tried changing the fourCC, as suggested, to DX50, but it didn't work. I used the AVI FourCC code changer. BTW, it gives me two fields: "FourCC description code" and "FourCC Used Code". Should I just enter DX50 in both fields?

     
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  15. shiroh

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    i know.
    get a modded xbox.
    or cross your finger for a chipset that will support xvid, which is unlikely...
     
  16. Dude2099

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    shiroh, that is one kick ass thing about Xbox whatever ive thrown at it, it plays it perfectly. Which i cant say for PS2 :-(. Hopefully with time itll come upto Xbox standards :-D
     
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    I have 150+ backup AVIs on my 160GB SATA (it's getting full) and they are all DivX.
    But I know Doom9 likes Koepi's XviD as much or better...
    These standalone players should support MPEG4 if they're going to play AVIs, they should play AVIs!
    But I am sure there is a way (like celtic_d says) to encode with XviD and ensure maximum cross-platform playback compatibility.
    If there is a way to tailor these XviDs to playback on DivX machines, they must be made this way originally.
    Converting (recoding) them with GordianKnot or Dr.DivX (ugh) should be considered only as a last resort...
    Regards
     
  18. shiroh

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    @Dude2099
    that's because xbox is really like a PC, and the software is really well develop.
    if you want to go one step ahead, there's a mod to change the cpu with a celeron 1.4Ghz. doubling its default power.
    neat huh. there's also pre modded ones, if you want to check it out. really good for HDTV playback.

    as for ps2, haven't heard much as in development term

    @The_OGS
    koepi's build is faster for athlon cpu.

    as in encoding with xvid for playback on standalone.
    if it got qpel and gmc, i think reencode is the only way.
     
  19. jmallx

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    Is it possible to use AutoGK to re-encode Xvid to Divx5 ?

    The only program that I have gotten to work with re-encoding xvid to divx is Dr. Divx. If I use Vdub I get a lot of stuttering and blocky frames.

    Any suggestions?
     
  20. The_OGS

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    Yes.
    But it is like converting OGG or WMA to MP3 - kind of silly & pointless (except you, unfortunately, have a reason for it).
    Make sure to use DivX 5.2.1 (SP2-compatible).
    I bet Koepi is aware of this and XviD will morph into something more compatible with standalones.
    Also the standalones should broaden their support for MPEG4 and not support just the proprietary DivX format!
    L8R
     

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