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do I need the DIVX codec?

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by showan, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. showan

    showan Regular member

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    Hey all.

    I recently downloaded the Disney's Gargoyles collection and none of them are playing in either winamp or WMP. In the nfo it gives this info:

    Quality Information :
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    Video Information | Audio Information
    ----------------- | -----------------
    Resolution : 512.384 | Sampling Rate : 44100Hz
    Video Codec : Divx 5.1.1 | Channels : 2 (STEREO)
    Framerate : 29.969fps | Compression : Fraunhofer IIS
    FourCC Code : DX50 | Audio Data Rate : 64kbps
    Video Data Rate : 923kbps |

    I'm assuming I need the DIVX codec. I don't have this installed already. I have xvid codec instead. I thought I read somewhere that sometimes installing the Divx and xvid codecs together can screw things up is this true? If not where can I get the divx codec? I know there was a Divx player but I read that this had some adware or something in it. Where could I get just the Divx codec and will it conflict with the xvid codec?
     
  2. shiroh

    shiroh Guest

    not really, xvid can decode it just fine.

    or you can use ffdshow.
     
  3. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    Yep in the XviD decoder options there is a checkbox for DX50. Tick that and it should decode it fine.
     
  4. aldaco12

    aldaco12 Active member

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    Keep in mind that, for decoding purposes, even the trial version of DivX goes fine (FFDShow will go, too). Is for compression purposes that you need to buy it....
     
  5. Autumn88

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    i'm sure u will need it
     

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