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Old 26 Dec 2002, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default Is it possible to play DivX movies on a DVD player?

Is this at all possible, or are there no current DVD players that support DivX playback?

If not, do I have to create a VCD or an SVCD to be able to watch my DivX movies on a regular DVD player?

I've also seen some tutorials on http://www.doom9.org on how to create your own CD's that can auto-play your DivX files, but I presume it's just for the computer and not a regular DVD player.

It would also be great to know how to create a CD which can play back on a DVD player (i.e. Auto-play a *.avi file or something.) I'm trying to get LoTR to play back on a DVD player. I have it split up into two parts so far but I'm not sure if it will play back on my DVD player with it being encoded with DivX 5.02.

Any input is really appreciated and I apologize if this is the wrong forum to be posting this.
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Old 26 Dec 2002, 10:25 AM   #2
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"Is this at all possible, or are there no current DVD players that support DivX playback?"
No current dvd players that are sold in stores are capable of playing DivX files. Only a certain few on the internet, but those are expensive and *might* have compatibility problems with some types of DivX.

"If not, do I have to create a VCD or an SVCD to be able to watch my DivX movies on a regular DVD player? "
Yes, either Vcd or Svcd, although most newer players are capable of playing XVCD's (eXtended VCD), which are basically non-standard vcd's, thus they can be manipulated how you want into any size (640x272 etc.) and bitrate changes.

Before you start making any vcd's, its best to check out this site to see what your dvd standalone is capable of playing.
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Old 26 Dec 2002, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your help, really appreciate it.

I have another question, if you don't mind.

VCD and SVCD are basically going to have the same quality as the DivX video, correct?
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Old 26 Dec 2002, 12:02 PM   #4
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"Thanks a lot for your help"
No problem dude

VCD and SVCD will not have the same quality as the divx, especially when viewed on a computer screen. The only reason to make mpeg-1 (vcd) or mpeg-2 (svcd) files is to view them on a tv screen with a dvd player. Vcd are usually in 352x240 resolution (for the NTSC t.v region) and svcd's are 480x480. It might seem bad quality on your pc screen, but when you try it on your televsion, you see the huge difference and it actually looks good (because of the low resolution of the tv screen).

If you're confused, let me know
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Old 26 Dec 2002, 01:04 PM   #5
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Based on your experience with VCDs and SVCDs, would you just go with a VCD in order to view it on your TV or would you rather go with a SVCD?

Are there any large file size differences between a VCD and a SVCD?

Once again, thanks for your help.
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"Are there any large file size differences between a VCD and a SVCD?"

Although there are ways to increase figures for both formats, you can typically place 60-80 minutes of playing time on a VCD and 35-45 minutes on an SVCD...
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Old 27 Dec 2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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i believe one was just announced:

"KiSS DVD Player DP-450
KiSS DVD Player is based on the latest technology in the field and will provide you with high quality picture and sound.
DVD, MPEG-4 and DivX playback
CD/MP3 Playback
CD-RW and DVD-RW
Photo Album
Progressive Scan "
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Old 27 Dec 2002, 08:26 PM   #8
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Only a certain few on the internet, but those are expensive
got any sites that have the divx playing players?
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Once again, be aware that they might have some conflicts with newer or older versions of divx. So be aware before buying
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