Watching Divx on my Divx DVD player looks crappy. ??

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Erich93063, Oct 25, 2007.

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    Erich93063 Guest

    ok sorry if this has been discussed a thousand times but I cant figure
    this out and I've been searching all over for some answers. I have a
    Yamaha standalone DVD player that can play Divx movies. So I download
    a Divx avi and when I watch it on my computer and it looks GREAT.
    Crystal clear, no problems. Then I burn it onto a CD or DVD depending
    how big it is and when I watch it on my DVD player it looks like crap.
    It looks like there a missing frames or something. The action looks
    really weird and doesn't quite sync up with the audio and it looks a
    little blurry. Is there something I need to be doing besides just
    slamming the avi onto a CD. Is there a setting on my DVD player I need
    to set maybe?

    Erich93063, Oct 25, 2007
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    Mark W Guest

    Check the DVD player is capable of playing DivX at the bitrate of your
    chosen AVIs, and the latest version of the codec it supports.
    Mark W, Oct 25, 2007
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    elrous0 Guest

    Most DVD players suck at playing Divx files. Divx requires a LOT more
    CPU muscle to decode than a DVD (it's much more heavily compressed).
    You're not going to find that kind of muscle in most stand-alone
    players, hence you get artifacting, frame drops, poor audio/video
    sync. etc.

    elrous0, Nov 2, 2007
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    Mutley Guest

    Well I have a Pioneer DV 490 and it plays all Divx, Xvid and Mpeg 4
    stuff that conforms to PAL 720x576 standard or lower perfectly. Just
    a pity it won't play anything of a higher resolution. Guess I need to
    get a Tvix for that :)
    Mutley, Nov 4, 2007
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