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OK, got a DivX compatible DVD player, now what?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by english_bob, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. english_bob

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    Just taken delivery of a Samsung 745

    Downloaded 2 Hidef trailers from http://www.divx.com/hd/ and burnt them to CD-R, but nothing displays on the screen on the DVD player.

    Checked under the File Properties for the 2 trailers, XP says there MPEG Layer 3 (not 4), so I guess thats the issue then.

    Where do you guys get the DIVX files from? I'm looking for a really good HiDef demo that I can use on my new DVD player

    Any links greatly recieved.

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  2. barongreenback

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    I play them through my PC. As far as I know there isn't a DIVX player out there that is compatible with the DivX HD format yet.
     
  3. english_bob

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    well, that does'nt suprise me. This HiDef thing is a right ballsup. Its never going to sell. Joe Public has just about got his head around SCART lead and an RGB signal, never mind component (and the lack of support of !) / 3 different types of DVI connection / HDMI / HDCP / Progressive / HDDVD / Blu-ray. :thumbsdow
     
  4. NX3

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    You can get Divx HD players ...just not in the UK just yet, Japan / America.

    Per the files u downloaded try using a DVD-RW as the Samsungs are funny about using divx of cds.
     
  5. lordnoize

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    I have wmvhd and divxhd trailers on my pc. you could always plug your your pc into your tv providing your tv scan support the high resolutions..?
     
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    I'm pretty sure, though have never used the option as I have no Plamsa/Projector.

    It is a LiteON (I think its a 2001 model - has a Phomaster slot on it
    for looking at digital images)

    It has a PSCAN button on the remote which toggles the number of output lines between:

    NTSC
    PAL
    480p
    720p
    1080I

    Hope this helps.. ( www.liteonit.com )
     
  7. dean randle

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    I too have the Samsung 745, and it will NOT play the hd clips as the resolution exceeds that allowed by the divx software in the player. Any other regular divx/xvid/avi files play, and look stunning on my regular tv. Try downloading some of the regular clips from divx.com and burn those onto a cd, you'll see how good they can look.

    Dean.
     
  8. zoro

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    Well, let me ask you can you burn divx files, or avi files on dvdr, e.g? a movie to 4GB or so?
     
  9. whatdvdplayer

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    You can put divx movies on a dvdr. I have compilations, ie Ringu1,2,0 and eye1,2 Upto six films on on 1 dvdr. Label them DIVX_HORROR1 etc..
     
  10. zoro

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    What is max you can burn a xvid or divx dvdr, to get the best results, 1,2 0r 4 GB?
     
  11. NX3

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    Zora, whats your question ? I burn a DVD-RW or R to the full 4.7gb no problem.
     
  12. zoro

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    Sorry NX3, I might not have worded it right?

    If I am to make a 2-2.30 hrs film on XVID and burn on DVD, then keepingXVID file to 4GB will give me better resolution that keeping it 1.5 GB or not?
     
  13. Indiana Jones

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    I am not 100% sure but I dont think you can have a single divx file bigger in size than 1Gb, it has to be seperated before that point otherwise when it reaches the 1Gb limit it will just stop playback.
     
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    So 7 GB MP2 into 1GB MP4 is the same quality?
     
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    With the 1Gb limit you want to break the film up into parts, you dont want to try and compress a film which is over 70/80mins into a 1Gb file otherwise you will get nasty quality, what you want is about 800Mb per hour of film so a 2 hour film will be 2x 800Mb files, this should give you good quality.
     
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    So, if I rip with dvd decryptor and have it do 1GB segments on 7G movie!! then do I have to convert 1GB each seperately to XVID? pls advise?

    I have done previously a 2 hrs movie for my psp to divx/mp4, to 700-800mb, that looks fine on psp, but is not suitable for big screen tv i guess? Can you pls refer to some resource for guidance?
     
  17. Indiana Jones

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    You dont have to convert each 1Gb file, what you do is use DVD Decrypter to extract the film in .vob format and then load those files into a DVD to Divx program, I use a program called AutoGK.
    Once in the program you just select the settings you want including how many files you want it split into, then you just set it running.

    Check out www.autogk.net for more info.
     
  18. NX3

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    The 1gb file limit varies from divx player and your PC. AVI container is generally best to keep under 1gb per file though as not to cause problems either end
     
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    There is no point encoding a divx file greater than 2x700mb parts, otherwise you defeat the object of DivX. You may as well just burn 1 film as a single DVD format film on 1 DVDR ?
     

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