[MPlayer-users] Re: mplayer and divx (not mpeg, the dead pay for play dvd format)

Dominik Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Mar 15 09:33:19 CET 2003

On Saturday, 15 March 2003, D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 07:31:23PM +0100, Tobias Diedrich wrote:
> > D Richard Felker III wrote:
> > > On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 09:44:09PM -0600, Michael Osten wrote:
> > > > Does mplayer (or anything) support divx using linux?
> > > 
> > > Yes, of course. Did you read the web page at all? :)
> > 
> > He means the propriatary "Pay per view" DVD format called DIVX.
> > http://www.cedmagic.com/history/rca-divx-ps8680z.html
> > I don't think that one is supported by mplayer, is it?
> Oh, he should have put that in the message; I didn't even read the
> subject... Anyway, it's possible that mplayer does support this
> format, or that it could with some minor changes to lavc. IIRC, this
> "divx" was also an mpeg4 variant.

AFAIR this was just a DVD mutation supporting pay-per-view for rentals.
I.e. you can rent it and watch it once within 24 hours and after that
it becomes garbage.

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