Handling DivX 6.0 Playback problems

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Handling DivX 6.0 Playback problems

Postby ckit » Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:46 am

XnView 1.80 fails to play DivX 5 "packed bitstream" AVI files when DivX 6.0 codec is installed.
This will probably be fixed in a later version of XnView.

- Zoom Player 4.03 also fails to play DivX 5 "packed bitstream" AVI files when DivX 6.0 codec is installed.
- Media Player Classic 6.4.8.4 has no problems playing DivX 5 "packed bitstream" AVI files with DivX 6.0 codec installed.
- Windows Media Player 9 instantly closes itself when trying to play DivX 5 "packed bitstream" AVI files with DivX 6.0 installed.

Step-by-Step Solution:

DivX Labs recommends setting DivX 6 Decoder to "Automatic Deblocking" only when using editing apps with DivX 6.

1. Open VirtualDub -> File Menu -> Open your DivX 5 "packed bitstream" AVI
2. Video Menu -> enable Full prcessing mode
3. Video Menu -> Compression... -> DivX 6.0 Codec (leave as default settings)
4. Audio Menu -> enable Direct Stream Copy
5. File Menu -< Save As -> Whatever filename you want
6. Click Save and Wait for the new non-packed AVI to be created :)

VirtualDub (freeware) can be downloaded here - http://www.virtualdub.org/

Notes:
Don't worry if the FourCC for the new AVI file still says DivX 5.0, as long as it plays in XnView it really doesn't matter.
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Postby Hacker » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:58 pm

It should be noted that such recompression decreases quality.

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Postby ckit » Sun Jun 26, 2005 2:10 pm

I just uninstalled DivX 6.0 and re-installed DivX 5.2.1
DivX 6 is complete garbage, thanks to divxsm.exe!
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Postby ckv » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:04 pm

ckit wrote:I just uninstalled DivX 6.0 and re-installed DivX 5.2.1
DivX 6 is complete garbage, thanks to divxsm.exe!

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Postby ckit » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:27 am

No Problems with DivX 6 now :)
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Postby ckit » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:05 pm

My new approach: just use FFDShow, turn off postprocessing and turn on sharpen :)
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Postby Olivier_G » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:21 pm

I kept DivX 5.2.1 until the recent 6.1.1 due to a bidirectional precision playback issue in VirtualDub with 6 (keyframe was not the frame actually displayed). It's fine now...

I also noticed some coloring artefacts with DivX6.1.1 videos when using ffdshow20051129 (in MPC). Therefore, I now use Divx decoder for all DivX content...

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PS: my only issue now is slow thumbnails creation +change of focus when creating thumbnails of Divx videos with XnView... not a big deal thanks to Cache!


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