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  1. john R1

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    can someone tell me what div-x is keep hearing it talked about on various forums but dont know what it is ?
     
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    It's a method of video encoding which achieves higher quality and smaller size than MPEG-2 used on DVDs. There's a long history to it which I won't bore you with :), which also involves another codec called XviD (read it backwards ;) ).

    It was used a lot to pirate DVDs in the days before DVD burners were around, hard disks were smaller and a DVD had to be ripped to 1 or more CDs.

    Nowadays it's typically used to VHS tapes and home movies recorded on a DVR (to make them smaller than with MPEG-2), as well as continuing to be used by some for DVD ripping but in these days of 250Gb+ hard disks space saving isn't the issue it once was.
     

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