Decoding DivX 5 and 6?

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What do you use to decode DivX 5 and 6?

DivX 6.x Decoder
3
30%
DivX 5.x Decoder
2
20%
XviD 1.x Decoder
1
10%
FFDShow Decoder
2
20%
Nero Digital Decoder
0
No votes
I use VLC media player
2
20%
I don't know
0
No votes
 
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Decoding DivX 5 and 6?

Post by ckit » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:19 pm

What is the best divx decoder, the never ending question?

According to DivX Networks, FFDShow can't decode DivX 5 properly and given I now hate DivX 6.x I would like to know which way to turn.

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Post by mk.2 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:47 pm

Could you explain why you hate DivX 6.x?
For me, It works fine. I've never had problem since upgraded from DivX 5.
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Post by ckit » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:49 pm

DivXSM.exe - need I say anything more.
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Post by ckv » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:57 pm

I am not quite into this, but does DivX 6 actually add something new to the decoder? Far as I know DivX 6 is still using basically the same decoder as the latest 5.X version. I haven't seen any so called DviX 6 files what older versions couldn't play.

I am using DivX 5.21 and XviD 1.1 and currently XviD is probably dealing with DivX too.

Ps. The problem with DivX 6 is... bloat huge amount of bloat.

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Post by ckit » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:11 pm

ckv wrote:I am using DivX 5.21 and XviD 1.5 and currently XviD is probably dealing with DivX too.

Ps. The problem with DivX 6 is... bloat huge amount of bloat.
I think you meant XviD 1.1 final or XviD 1.2 alpha.
As a codec, DivX is dead many think it reached it's height at v5.0.5.

H.264 and x264 are the new codecs for the future and they need more CPU cycles than ever before.
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Post by Olivier_G » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:19 pm

I have tested DivX6.1.1, DivX5.1.1 and XviD1.1 and here are my findings:
- XviD1.1 is slightly better than DivX6 and much better than DivX5 (DivX6 may be slightly more adapted than XviD for realtime encoding of noisy sources, thanks to its fast internal Noise reduction).
- DivX6 should be decoded with DivX6: ffdshow(v2005-11-29) or DivX5 show strong colored artefacts and more blocks (it's really important, as I first concluded that DivX6 wasn't worth the upgrade when reviewing them with ffdshow -> big mistake!).

Therefore, I will keep DivX6.1.1 but will mainly use XviD1.1 now, especially as I will upgrade to a Digital TV Card... :P

Olivier
PS: for information: x264 proved even way better... :D
...but realtime encoding is no-no for my PC, compatibility with hardware seems inexistent so far and I experienced the display non-matching keyframe with virtualdub. May be later...

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