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Old Oct 22, 2009, 02:47 AM
freedoor2 freedoor2 is offline
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Default Where to find and how to play DivX/XviD movies?

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DivX and XviD are getting more popular today. I was once really confused by DivX and XviD items. Then I did lots of search and reached some useful information below which contains the basic knowledge concerning DivX and XviD and how to play DivX and XviD movie on DVD player. Hope you will find the answer here.

[b]Part1 Basic knowledge about DivX/XviD.[/b]
[i]1. What are DivX and XviD?[/i]

DivX® is a digital video format that offers a high-quality viewing experience on any device or platform — from your PC to your phone to your living room TV. Over 100 million devices that support DivX video have shipped worldwide from major manufactures, including DVD players, gaming consoles, mobile phones and more.
XviD is a video codec for PC, whereas codec is an abbreviation for [co]der/[dec]oderhence describes a program to encode and decode digital video. The purpose of encoding video data is to reduce redundancies – that means to make it smaller for faster transmission over computer networks or for more efficient storage on computer disks.

[i]2. What's the difference between DivX and XviD?[/i]
[b]DivX[/b] is a very well known video codec that is used in most video and audio recording nowadays. It has become popular, especially in ripping audio and video disc, due to its lossy MPEG-4 compression that allows it to save movies and songs in very small file sizes with very little noticeable loss of quality.

[b]XviD[/b], as you probably know, is just DivX written backwards. This was meant to poke fun at DivX which is the primary competitor of Xvid. Origin wise, Xvid was an offshoot of DivX’s attempt to provide an open source version of its software called OpenDivX.

[i]3. Why do we need DivX/XviD movies?[/i]
The DivX Video Codec is a popular video compression tool. With the help of this codec, you can significantly reduce the size of your video files without much impact on visual quality. Over the past few years, DivX has developed a complete DivX codec and DivX Media format (DMF) that supports DVD and VOB. This format features multiple audio tracks and video streams, subtitle tracks, chapter points, interactive video menus and other advanced characteristics. And that's why movies in DivX format is getting more popular today.

[i]4. How to play DivX/XviD videos on PC?[/i]
With the VLC player, you can enjoy your DivX/XviD multimedia files quickly. The player directly supports the common video and audio you will find in DivX/XviD files, such as DivX/XviD video itself, AC3 audio and MP3 audio, all without the need for DirectShow filters or special codec to be installed.
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[b]Part 2 How to play DivX/XviD movies on standalone DVD player?[/b]

The first thing you should do is to check to determine if your DVD player supports XviD and/or DivX® playback. If your DVD player supports XviD and/or DivX® playback then you simply need to burn the movie to a DVD and it should play right away. Watching a DivX/Xvid movie on your TV or on the go is easy with a DivX Certified® device. To make sure your device can play DivX video, look for the DivX logo on your product or in the product manual.

[i]How to burn DivX/XviD movies to DVD Disc and play them on standalone DVD Player?[/i]

Step 1. Download and install a Video to DVD Burning Software.
We recommend 3 popular DVD Maker software here.
[b]Wondershare Video to DVD Burner[/b]
[b]Microsoft Windows 7 DVD Maker[/b] ([b]NOTE: [/b]Windows DVD Maker is included in Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Ultimate, find it in Start -> All Programs -> Windows DVD Maker.)
[B]Aimersoft DVD Creator[/B]
(here I use Video to DVD Burner for example
Step 2.Drag and drop the selected DivX/Xvid video to the storyboard below to organize a slideshow.
Step 3. Edit DivX/Xvid videos and Customize DVD menu.
Step 4. Burn DivX/XviD to DVD

[b]Tips: [/b]You can burn DivX/XviD to DVD directly after you loaded DivX/XviD files.

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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:32 PM
allyduan allyduan is offline
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Red face Burn divx, xvid videos to dvd disc

There is an step by step guide hon how to convert, burn divx xvid to DVD Disc.


In my view, i choose video to dvd burner.
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 02:36 AM
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What's the difference between DivX and XviD? i have no idea, i thought there were the same before, after i read this article, i get general idea about it.
but i still not quite understand how to [U]burn DivX to DVD[/U] and [U]burn XviD to DVD[/U], any suggestion and detail steps?
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