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Help a confused computer illiterate person

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by 747, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. 747

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    When you download a movie say from zml. Its says it's divx. The file extension then has avi.
    1) are divx and avi the same? yes/no

    2) can i play divx on ps3? I think yes but have read varying comments.

    3) how do i put 3 divx movies onto one disc?
    can i have a menu to pick which movie to watch?

    I have tried dvd shrink but it refuses to accept my downloaded file.

    I appreciate all the help i can get.
    cheers
    747
     
  2. rtm27

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    You need to use a program such as dvd flick to convert the files to dvd compliant. Dvd shrink won't work because the files you chose are not dvd files.

    You can put 3 divx movies onto one dvd, but the quality will degrade some.....may be more noticable to some, and not to others.
     
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    The ps3 plays divx. The reason I downloaded avi/divx files is so i could watch them without having to re-encode.
    I have read stuff about just burning a data file that way you can put more movies on a disc in avi form. I want to know how to do that or if indeed that is what i need to do.
    cheers
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  4. davexnet

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    Make a disk and find out. Just write the avi/divx files as data.

    The containers are supposed to be almost the same, I have a standalone player
    that plays both without issue. The Divx container supports soft subs.
     

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