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Old 8 Oct 2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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What is AVC? Is it more like HD TV? Or is it just converting maybe from DVD to AVC? I don't know what AVC is.
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Old 8 Oct 2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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AVC (Advanced Video Codec), or the full name MPEG-4 AVC, is a video codec (also known as H.264). It is the successor to MPEG-4 ASP (Advanced Simple Profile), which is used by DivX/XviD. MPEG-4 AVC is used by HD DVD, Blu-ray and some HDTV transmissions.

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AVC (Advanced Video Codec), or the full name MPEG-4 AVC, is a video codec (also known as H.264). It is the successor to MPEG-4 ASP (Advanced Simple Profile), which is used by DivX/XviD. MPEG-4 AVC is used by HD DVD, Blu-ray and some HDTV transmissions.

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Thank you. So let me get this right, correct me if i am wrong. Even if i get a Phillips DVD Player, since it's HDTV i can not use it because i need an HD Player and HDTV set? If that is the case i won't bother with AVC. I don't have money for HD sets.
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No, the player only needs to be able to decode that codec and feed the resltant video (and audio) thru to the TV.

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No, the player only needs to be able to decode that codec and feed the resltant video (and audio) thru to the TV.

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Oh really? So any Divx player is compatible with AVC? Cool. I don't have a player yet but i might see if i can get the money for a Phillips. Possibly a model of 3140. How do i convert from DVD to AVC using freeware tools with the best quality? Is there any tutorials on this conversion?
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Absolutely NOT. There are at present few players supporting AVC. And Philips DVP 3140 is certainly not one of them. Stick to DivX/XviD for now if you want standalone support.Otherwise play AVC from your PC to TV.
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As I stated in my post, MPEG-4 ASP (DivX/XviD) and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) are completely different things. As paglamon stated, there aren't that many AVC/H.264 players around at the moment, although the Xbox 360, PS3, Apple TV, as well as portable devices like the iPod, iPhone and PSP all support H.264 to a degree (there are several H.264 profiles, or performance levels, that these players support - some more than others due to their superior decoding power).

Basically, stick to DivX/XviD for now if you want standalone compatibility.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_TV

sure a lot of limitations with it?

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way too limited
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