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Play any DivX file using QuickTime Player
Authored by: decachaun on Jan 21, '04 01:08:09AM

Honestly, having spent a good deal of time tinkering with all of them, I found I liked VLC the best. It's not perfect, but then... none of them are.

Playing DivX through QuickTime is nice in theory, but I find it gets so slow when I'm playing a full movie and any other applications are running, even on my realtively fast eMac. Worse still is the fact that you can't go fullscreen with it... which makes watching full movies feel distracted, and takes a lot of the magic away from movies that require a certain atmosphere.

I also found VLC was the easiest to get going (unlike some others, I find MPlayer's playlist convoluted). VLC also seemed to be among the best in terms of resolution, too. I was surprised to see how you rated them before, because I think MPlayer is by far the weakest of the group. My only problem with VLC is that it does seem to get a little choppy and unreliable at times. The choppiness is why I set out to find a better player in the first place, but after using every DivX player I could find for OS X, I realized that VLC, the first one I had, was still the best of the group... in my opinion at least.

Also, I wish that Apple would design their own, integrated DivX player, too... we'll see if that ever happens though. I can think of about 80 other things I'd love to see Apple do, too.



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