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Showing divx length in Windows Explorer

(How) Can I get the length (running time) of .divx videos to show in Windows Explorer? I am using Windows 7 (64-bit). [more inside]
posted by dhens on May 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Explain this maddening QuickTime glitch

I have 14 mp4 files, all downloaded from the same FTP site at the same time. 6 of them don't work in QuickTime, 8 of them do. It is not the files themselves, it's something to do with those files PLUS my system. Help me figure out what, please, because I am not that tech-savvy, and because I'm on a deadline. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

I want to automagically convert my video files to iTunes friendly files

I want my videos to show up in iTunes. iTunes only seems to play nice with mp4. Is there any program out there that will monitor a folder, convert the video that shows up, and add it to iTunes? I'm on a Windows 7 machine. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Oct 22, 2010 - 4 answers

There must be something better than Videora iPod Converter!

I use Videora to convert my videos (in DivX/XviD format) to something I can play on my iPod Classic. Whilst it does mainly what I want, it also sucks. Please help me find a replacement that does more and sucks less. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Rip and Burn Multiple Movies to a DVD using New 0.9.4 Handbrake for Divx player?

Since Handbrake 0.9.4 seems to have gotten rid of the .avi/Xvid option, is there anyway to rip a DVD so it will play on a divx etc enabled player? If you have the time, I would appreciate a step by step breakdown. Much appreciated! (and thanks way back when for figuring out how to do this on the older Handbrake).
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Best/Cheapest way to stream video/audio media from PC that also acts as HD backup?

Best/Cheapest way to stream video/audio from PC that also acts as HD backup? (wants: Codec support, cheap, netflix support) [more inside]
posted by bmilner on Sep 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Finding the right AVI encoder settings

How do I encode AVI files in Xvid or Divx according to the fashion often seen on bittorrent, where two hours of US TV, minus commercials, fits on one CD?
posted by Yakuman on Jul 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Ripping a TV series in Handbrake

I can rip movies to Xvid using Handbrake and it is all good....it rips the movie but no special features which is fine....But lately, when I tried John Adams (miniseries) or the TV show the 4400, it only took one chunk out of the whole disc and ignored the other episodes. Is there a way around this so I can get all the episodes even if they are lumped into one .avi file? (I really don't mind all the fast-forwarding). Thanks...and to all of those reading/responding...have a great weekend.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Avi to DIVX DVD?

How do I burn .avi/.mpg/.flv/.divx etc. to a DVD-R for use on a Divx enabled stand alone DVD player? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Please Walk Me Through the Steps in Making a Divx DVD

Well, something is wrong...I use Mac the Ripper to rip the DVDs...then I am not sure what to do. I turned them into mp4s in Handbrake and then burnt them in Toast under the Divx tab. I get a lot (maybe 6?) movies to a disc (dual layer)and the picture is decent BUT it takes several days...a day to encode the files through Handbrake and then 2 whole days to burn the disc in Toast. Am I doing things completely wrong? I would appreciate a step by step walkthrough if there is a much easier and more efficient way to make Divx discs primarily because I have a huge spindle of DVD-DLs that I don't want to waste on one movie at a time. Thanks for your help and happy holidays! By the way I am using a brand new IMac running OS 10.5.5
posted by UnholyJudas on Dec 7, 2008 - 31 answers

External USB Hard Drive For Xbox 360

I need an external USB hard drive that will work on my Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Dec 2, 2008 - 12 answers

DVD/Handbrake Divx Burning Woes

I using Mac the Ripper than Handbrake to turn DVDs into mp4 files. (I use DVD dual layer)...When I use Roxio Popcorn, I can fit several movies on a disc (4) but it takes honestly a day and a half to burn on DVD !!!! But the DVD plays perfectly in my cheap player. Trying a different route, I tried dragging the mp4s to a blank DVD disc and then clicking "Burn" -- it burns and takes only 30-40 minutes but this version will not play on my DVD player. Anybody out there have an idea what I can do to make the process more efficient? Different software or different method? I appreciate your insight. By the way, I am running Mac OX X 10.5.5.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Need Video Card for...Video!?

What's the best video card to get for xvid/divx and h.264 decoding? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Oct 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Editing DIVX directly in iMovie/FCP

I've got a VIO POV1 helmetcam which records video as .avi files in DIVX format. What do I need to edit this directly in iMovie and Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 1, 2008 - 6 answers

WinAVI crapped out on Vista Premium 64-bit. What other friendly converter such as WinAVI can I use instead to convert xvid/divx/etc to .vob files so I can burn them as a DVD with Nero and such.

WinAVI crapped out on Vista Premium 64-bit. What other friendly converter such as WinAVI can I use instead to convert xvid/divx/etc to .vob files so I can burn them as a DVD with Nero and such? Thanks in advance [more inside]
posted by cheero on Aug 21, 2008 - 6 answers

divx? DVD? what?

I want to rip my TV Series DVD's and store the episodes on my computer (Windows 2003 or XP). Can someone tell me what hardware I need to do this? Just a DVD drive in the computer? I've found some software information, including this old AskMe thread, but updated recommendations would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on May 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me setup my home theater network?

How do I make an easy to use media server? I'd like a nice, pretty interface that'll allow me to play any files on the back-end without having to do work on the front-end. Can Windows Media Center be run over a VPN? Is there one that more properly showcases new movies or television shows? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 2, 2008 - 7 answers

DIVX/XVID from PC to TV by DVI

I want something just like an Apple TV, but without the reliance on iTunes. Specifically, I want to view DIVX/XVID content from my Vista PC, wirelessly, with DVI output. With a $200 budget, have I no hope? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jan 12, 2008 - 14 answers

What is the best codec, settings and software to backup animation (Disney, Pixax) DVDs?

What is the best codec, settings and software to backup animation (Disney, Pixax) DVDs? [more inside]
posted by dinkyday on Dec 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Streaming video from a Mac to an Xbox 360

I was reading the December 2007 Video Playback FAQ about the new video options that are going to be incorporated in tomorrow's Xbox 360 dashboard update. And I was surprised to see question #28: "How can I stream content from my Mac?". They imply that it's possible, but they don't mention any 3rd party solutions. What Mac software can I use for this?
posted by ssmith on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

DVR to Computer

I've a Scientific American Explorer 8300 DVR with Cox cable. I don't have a stand alone dvd writer but would like to be able to keep certain shows. I know many people attach their DVR's to computers and download the videos off, and I'm fairly tech sufficient... but I can't seem to find any recent info about this device and how I can (if I can) download the recorded content. Thanks!
posted by Gideon on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

Best media streamer for HDTV (under $300) ?

Now that I found out the XBox 360 won't have Xvid support in the Media Extender (thanks M$), what alternative media streamer would the mighty filter suggest to view the LOADS of Xvid (and perhaps x.264 HD) content on my PC via my HDTV over a wired network connection? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 1, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I encode for a standalone DivX player with Handbrake?

If I use Handbrake for Mac to encode a DVD title to an AVI file with MPEG-4 video and MP3 audio, will it play in a standalone DivX player if I use the ffmpeg codec, or must I use the (much slower) XviD codec instead? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Feb 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Best way for .tivo -> .avi ??

I'm looking for the best way to get movies off my Series 2 TiVo and into high quality un-DRM-ed television shows of really any format, but preferably some kind of DivX. [more inside]
posted by judge.mentok.the.mindtaker on Jan 20, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I loop an AVI video?

What video player will allow me to loop a specific section of an AVI video? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Oct 26, 2006 - 9 answers

How to get subtitles to format correctly from my DVD player?

My friend gave me a home-burned DVD of DIVX content that comes with SRT subtitles. My DVD player plays the media fine, except it seems to display the subtitles too large -- they line-break in odd places and then the second line of text doesn't appear on screen at all. But if I watch the files on my computer in VLC, everything is fine. [more inside]
posted by xo on Oct 22, 2006 - 5 answers

From mkv to divx

I have a bunch of .mkv files, a Mac (10.3.9, Toast), and a DVD player that plays divx. How can I convert those dang .mkv files to a format readable by my DVD player? Thanks.
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 20, 2006 - 1 answer

Can't play divx files in powerpoint

Whenever I embed divx or xvid files into my powerpoint presentations they speed way up and there isn't any sound. I have all the proper codecs installed as they play correctly through windows media player.
posted by allthewhile on Sep 19, 2006 - 1 answer

How can i stop my explorer from crashing?

Divx seems to make my computer crash, has this happened to anyone else? [more inside]
posted by Rlocurto on Jun 23, 2006 - 4 answers

DivX to .SWF conversion always converting without a sync.

DivX to .SWF conversion always converting without a sync. I have a video that is an .AVI (DVcodec), I converted it to DivX via VirtualDub and later on converted it from DivX to .SWF via (Flash Video Studio 1). For some unknown reason, whenever it gets converted to .SWF, the audio/video are not in sync. [more inside]
posted by cheero on May 22, 2006 - 7 answers

What files can be burned to a DivX disc?

I just got a DivX-capable DVD player. Is there some way of telling (on OS X) what DivX/XVid files can be burned directly to a DivX disc without requiring conversion? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Apr 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Is there a touch-screen compatible media player like Front Row for the PC?

I watch episodes of TV shows on my pc laptop in bed before I sleep most nights. They are usually divx AVIs, but sometimes DVDs. Is there a piece of software that would work well with a touch-screen monitor that would make watching things easier? I'm thinking of something like Apple's Front Row but for windows.
posted by cmicali on Mar 18, 2006 - 6 answers

I'll be your mirror... or not.

I've got a Windows Media Center edition PC hooked up to my television using an S-video cable so that I can play DIVX files, and I'm getting my wallpaper showing up on the television... and nothing else. The main monitor still shows all my apps, however. What gives?! [more inside]
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 10, 2006 - 13 answers

DVD Ripping and burning: I'm ready to rip my hair out!

Burning DVDs: I want to get clips from (commercial and locked) DVDs and into a new DVD for class, with a menu system. I've seen this explanation, but I have a Mac (OS X, I could be convinced to upgrade to 10.4 if necessary). What's the easiest and/or best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jan 18, 2006 - 11 answers

How do I get .AVI movies and .SRT subtitles to work together?

How do I get .AVI movies and .SRT subtitles to work together? [more inside]
posted by chuckforthought.com on Oct 17, 2005 - 5 answers

Windows equivalent to FFmpegX

MPEG4Filter: I'm looking for a windows equivalent to ffmpegx on OS X. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Oct 15, 2005 - 8 answers

How to compile and compress video for internet distribution

I want to make a compilation of clips from a series of (i think Divx-encoded) AVI files -- basically, a 15 to 20 minute "best of" montage taken from about 10 hours of video. The native resolution of the files is something around 500px by 250 or so -- 16:9 ratio -- 1 hour = ~300MBs. [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Oct 7, 2005 - 12 answers

It's not REALLY illegal, honest...

I need a webhost who can turn the other way to things to media that is sort of the grey zone of legality. [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on May 7, 2005 - 5 answers

DivX to DVD util needed

I need a XP utility to convert some DivX files onto a DVD for my friends. Seeing that the quality is about the same as VHS, I would like to fit in as much as possible on a DVD without loosing even more quality. Any cool tools out there?
posted by bright77blue on May 5, 2005 - 6 answers

DVD to XVID converter

I used a dvd to xvid, divx converter constantly until I had to reinstall windows. I can't remember the name of it for the life of me! [more inside]
posted by null terminated on Mar 23, 2005 - 3 answers

DVD player recommendations?

Help me find my dream DVD player [MI] [more inside]
posted by quibx on Jan 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Clip and encode a track from a DVD

I have a legit movie produced by my employer on DVD that I need to convert to mpeg (mpeg2 I'm guessing) to upload to the Internet Archive. All the l33t warez converters seem to do divx or vcd or vob. I can't seem to find anything on mac or windows that will do this simple task for me. I just want the 10 minute long movie at track 4 on the disc as a mpeg file. Sounds simple but after using half a dozen apps, I can't seem to get the job done.
posted by mathowie on Oct 22, 2004 - 13 answers

Best "works-out-of-the-box" "all format" video player?

What's the best "works-out-of-the-box" player for watching DivX/XviD/MPEG-4/etc. videos on my living room TV?
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Sep 21, 2004 - 12 answers

What's the difference between the various video formats?

Video formats confuse me. MPEG-1 to 4, DivX, XviD, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, .. help. What do they all mean? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Jun 27, 2004 - 8 answers

Free DVD Software?

What's good (free) software to rip my DVDs to a compressed format: Avi/DivX etc, for back-up/usability purposes? Ideally something that allows me to preserve widescreen and is 'user-friendly'.
posted by Blue Stone on May 24, 2004 - 9 answers

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