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Old May 15, 2002, 06:10 PM
the_oracle_uk the_oracle_uk is offline
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Default VCD is DEAD!!!!! Long live DivX ;-)

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lets look at DivX vs. VCD

DivX is
-Better Quality
-needs Fewer Disks (only one disk needed a lot of the time)




oh and you idiots that say VCD's can play on standalone DVD players. what do you get If you buy
-an AMD 600 base unit 80
-A TV out graphics Card 30
-CD drive 20
and set it to autorun VCD's, SVCD's, DivX's
A Kickass 130 standalone Player

Divx
VCD
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Old May 15, 2002, 07:00 PM
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VCD's are easier to trade, you can use your remote control, power consumption is less, dvd player takes less space, SVCD Quality is excellent. DVD player only needs one outlet!! Ha ha
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Old May 15, 2002, 08:50 PM
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Don't forget:

Computer's fans are really anoying when you're watching a movie.. especially when there are quiet parts
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Old May 15, 2002, 10:20 PM
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i like VCDs better than DivX. one big reason is i get annoyed watching vids on my computer.
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Old May 15, 2002, 10:41 PM
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I prefer SVCD, then DivX, then VCD.. so as you can see, I'm all about quality. When standalone DVD/divx players come out, then I think divX will definetely reign supreme.
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Old May 16, 2002, 03:25 AM
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The experience would also be alot better if you forked out for a sound card. You would also need a HD to install the OS on... Bonus is that you can also play MAME, etc. on ya TV.
 

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