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Play any DivX file using QuickTime Player
Authored by: diamondsw on Aug 26, '03 04:26:11PM

Well, you still won't be able to play *any* file. Specifically, files encoded with WMA audio will still cause trouble, and OGM files are on the rise (at least where multiple language tracks and subtitle tracks are important). Here are some more components to help you play more of what's thrown at you. :)

AC3 component




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Try it before posting comments
Authored by: cloudness on Aug 27, '03 02:15:22PM

Excuse me but have you at least try installing the two codecs together before saying it won't open *any* file?

Since the DivX codec was MP3-compatible without conversion (it's been about two months), I have successfully opened *all* DivX, 3ivx, and Xvid that came under my hand (that means about 50 movies from various sources). The only problem I still experience is the bottom green bleeding that plagues the Xvid-decoding through the 3ivx codec.

Especially useful for those of us still on G3. I find the playback through QuickTime less CPU-intensive than through VLC (with less frame-skip). It also works in OS 9 for those who have an even slower CPU, as opposed to VLC.

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Re: Try it before posting comments
Authored by: danridley on Aug 27, '03 07:33:32PM

It seems pretty clear that s/he tried it, or at least understood the issues, as the post clearly stated *which* files would not play: those with WM8 or AC3 soundtracks, and OGM container files. Those are both much less common than DivX/MP3 .avi files, but they're prevalant enough that it's nice to know how to play them.

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