Pio 575 and Divx

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  1. Dicky T

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    I cant get divx video files to work on the dvd player. I have read that you may have to wait for a while before the player starts playback but I have left it for 10 mins and nothing happened. Any suggestions ?
     
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    Pop the Disk in and wait for it to finish spinning.

    Press the "MENU" button and you should get a file browser - choose the file you wish to play and hit ENTER when it's selected.

    I do tend to put multiple DIVX files on a DVD-R though...........
     
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    On my old player a menu came up straight away displaying what was on the disc but the Pioneer doesnt do this.
    Just put the disc in and wait for a few seconds and a bar should come up with "MPEG-4" written in it. Press the menu button and it will display all the Divx/XviD files on the disc, select the one you want and away you go.
     
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    I have been trying it using CD-RW. I get the menu and select the video but then nothing happens.
     
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    It could be that it doesnt like the type of CD-RW you are using so it is failing to play the file or the file might be a format that the player doesnt support, I have a few files here that played ok on the computer but the player refuses to run them.
     
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    That doesn't sound good as I was considering getting one of these players.
     
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    Like I said, it could be the format of the file which the player doesnt like and if so then you wont find any Divx player which will play it but it is possible it is something that can be fixed with a future firmware update.

    All I know is that 99% of the files that I burn to me DVD-RW have worked perfectly and I have never had trouble playing a file because of the media I have used.
     
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    Hmmm, I really like the look of this player and DivX is a must. The other thing that worries me is that it is DivX certified and not simply MPEG-4. So does it play the ever-more-popular XviD format ?? Anyone know?
     
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    Yep it plays XviD files perfectly, at least all the ones I have tried.
     
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    Some XDiv files are the ones that cause problems for just about all DVD/Divx/XDiv players. With the current players on the market it doesn't seem possible to find a player that will play EVERY file without problems or at least without file modification first.
     
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    In theory the player can be be upgraded via a firmware update disc similar to the one Pioneer recently released to enable subtitles on divx files.
     
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    Make sure you are running the latest firmware for the 575 (v2.09). You can get it from;

    http://www.av-land.co.uk/pioneer/dv575/dv575.htm

    (Scroll about two thirds down, and look for the download link)

    This version improves compatability with certain media, fixes a few bugs, improves DIVX playback and includes DIVX subtitle support. I upgraded my multi-region 575 from f/w v1.22 to v2.09 with no problems.
     
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    The Pioneer is among the best DVD Players if you are looking for DivX compatibility.
    This list is compiled from http://www.divxtest.com/resultats.php3 2 weeks ago which shows to what degree the players "pass" the divx-test CD.
    The difference between the 470 and the 575 is the added decoders
    in the 575.

    87,62% Pionner DV-575
    86,24% Pioneer DV-470
    81,77% Hometech HT967DX
    81,77% Atacom DV967 v1
    80,91% Philips DVP-720SA
    80,57% Doshima DO-2038
    80,06% Transcontinent TR-500 DX
    80,06% Sigmatek XM-400 Pro
    79,54% Kiss DP-508
    79,37% Yamaha DVD-S550
    79,37% Peekton PK6004
    79,20% Waitec DVD-X5
    79,02% Siltex DV967
    78,68% Yamada DVX6600
    78,51% Peekton PK6003
    78,34% TSM 310
    78,34% H&B DX-3220
    78,23% Samsung DVD P244
    78,16% Samsung DVD HD-745
    78,16% ELTA 8883
    77,30% Mystral Cedivx 10
    77,30% H&B HT6500
    77,13% Philips LX3950W
    77,13% KeyPlug KP-4810
    76,96% Bellagio AD-2020
    76,62% Atacom DV967 v2
    75,76% Packard Bell DVD DivX-300
    75,65% RowSonic VD800K
    75,24% Textorm DP-3813
    75,24% Lifetek LT-457
    74,55% Hometech HT1000DX
    74,21% Astry AR-2617
    73,87% Hometech HT04DX
    73,52% Transgear DVX-500E
    73,52% LG DV8931H
    73,52% IISONIC 2316P
    73,35% Yamada DVX6000
    73,28% CDMC MC-4000
    73,01% Philips DVP-630
    71,80% Sigmatek X300
    70,77% Transcontinent TR-300 DX
    70,77% SEG DVX2600
    70,43% Dual DVD 800
    69,57% Powtek DivX 200
    69,39% Astry 2605
    69,05% Wilson DM1000D
    69,05% Thomson DTH222E
    69,05% Packard Bell DVD DivX-100
    68,71% Toshiba SD433ES
    68,19% Thomson DTH233E 1.50.22.22
    67,57% Kiss DP-450
    67,50% Thomson DTH223E
    67,33% Transcontinent TR-100
    66,82% Techwood 550s
    66,82% Firstline DVX250
    66,13% Philips DVD-737
    65,96% Liteon LVD-2001
    64,41% H&B DX-3110
    63,96% Hometech HT800DX
    63,55% Hoher T058
    63,07% Astry 2555 1st Gen
    62,00% Kiss DP-1000
    61,04% Kiss DP-500
    60,63% Hometech HT950DX
    57,19% Sigmatek X100
    53,58% Sony DVP-LS785V
     
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    Interesting stuff!

    Shame that DivXtest.com is a French website as it looks like a good source. (my French is worse that Del Boy's!)

    I assume that the Pioneer basically plays about 87% of all different formats. More than any other player? My Yamada6600 didn't do too bad at 78% and I'm very happy with it's performance. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy myself a Christmas pressie! (I' could always say that it is from Santa?
     
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    Just looked at the details on the french site and its a bit of a mess with loads of info wrong. The Yamada 6600 has 5.1 surround sound but can't decode dolby digital or dts! Work that one out. The Kiss DP-450 has no yuv/component, vga or composite output. Fair enough you need simple cables to adapt the outputs for component and vga but these are easy to make and it obviously has composite output. These are the only two players I know well and I can spot loads of errors on their information so I wouldn't use it as a reference site thats for sure.
     
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    I held off doing this upgrade as I thought it only added subtitle support but now I know it does all that I'm going to upgrade tonight. Bought my player from richer sounds so if it mucks all the multi region ness I will just take it back.
     
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    Upgrading the firmware will NOT effect the region settings of your player.

    If it is multiregion it stays multiregion.

    If it is not region free, it stays locked.

    Do not worry what the firmware says on screen as it will say region 2 even if region free.
     

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