How to make Divx files run better...

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  1. Jason Adams

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    Hey...I have a 300 PII processer, and when ever I play Divx encoded video, the video lags behind the audio, and it moves in sort of slow motion. Does anyone know how to circumvent this?
     
  2. Max Leung

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    A P2-300MHz processor? Oh man, how can you play any DIVX at all? You might need something in the 1.5GHz range, but a couple of guys in the Extreme Overclocking thread would vehementaly disagree with me. [​IMG]

    Practically speaking, a P3-733MHz machine might be able to play a fair amount of DIVX movies without choking, but some of the higher-quality encodes are pushing the 2GHz range for playback (the high-quality trailers at DIVX.com are a good example).

    So basically, an upgrade might be in order here...
     
  3. Diallo B

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    i have never run across a divx file that i could not play on one of my pIII 800mhz machines.

    of course it has decent amount of memory and a ok video card.

    you need more processing power.
     
  4. Patrick_L

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    i would have to agree with the previous posts. a PII 300mhz processor is going to choke, especially with the latest codecs. do you have a videocard?
     
  5. Gary Neuwirth

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    heh..you could always buy a DVD player that can play divx avi files burned on a cdr or dvdr. They're pretty cheap now.
     
  6. Max Leung

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    True Gary - but unfortunately I've run into a fair number of DIVX files that refuse to play properly on my Momitsu V880 DVD player - some DIVX movies are encoded with weird audio codecs (Ogg, WMA, etc.) or are using a special DIVX/XVID motion compensation flag that a lot of (last year's?) DIVX DVD players do not support.

    A modded XBOX might do the trick though... [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike Fassler

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    yeah a faster proc will help you out. pc's are cheap, you can get a pretty good entire system for around 500 bucks from Dell.
     
  8. Rob Gardiner

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    Try using the DivX Player rather than your favorite 3rd party media player. My laptop is showing its age and chokes on DivX files when I play them through Zoom, but the bundled DivX Player always gives me smooth playback.
     
  9. Jason Adams

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    I'll think I'll try that, Rob.
     

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