Sony DivX and normal PC mpg files

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  1. GARYFORUMS

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    I've seen on a DK machine which is DivX that it will play "any" avi file
    plus ones explicitly encoded as divx but can you assume with the Sony divx
    machines (not sure what chipset it uses or one of sonys own ?)
    whether it will do the same ?

    this probably applies to other big name divx machines e.g. pioneer

    thanks
     
  2. dogtanian38

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    An *.avi file is just a wrapper for a sequence of audio data and a sequence of video data. The most common *.avi codec choices are divx/xvid video and MP3 or Dolby digital audio but there are hundreds of different video and audio codecs to choose from. codec means coder/decoder, and refers to compressing/decompressing the original source. In addition there are an infinite amount of resolution choices, and options to be used in encoding. Most standalones are 720x576 max resolution with no advanced encoding options.

    No DVD player with Divx ability should be advertising itself as able to play *any* avi file, and if you have seen any advertised so, walk away.

    If you want to play anything from the internet, avoid a Sony player - the Pioneer 575a seems reasonable, but do your research. www.dvdrhelp.com is a good start.
     

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