[MPlayer-users] Question on DivX versions...

David Norris danorris at gmail.com
Tue May 10 16:03:39 CEST 2005

On 5/10/05, Sebastian Krämer <spambouncer at skraemer.de> wrote:
> I agree that xvid is at least as good as divx itself. And there's no need for
> divx: Many settop-boxes now support xvid. The only thing you have to take
> care of is to avoid GMC and Qpel. Also, don't create a packed bitstream
> (that's an xvid enc. option), players will surely have problems with these.
> Best thing is to try that with your box and if that works (I'm optimistic),
> kick divx :)

Great to know XviD is catching on in the set-top market! Guess I'm not
so lucky with my 3-year-old Samsung player. There's a great
compatibility database at...


... if you want to see what codecs (and media types / brands) are
known to work / not to work on various players.

David Norris
danorris at gmail.com

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