Posted on 2002-06-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
I downloaded the divx player and coder from
It gave me a codec, and a decoder configuration.

How can I use these to convert an avi file to a divx file?  I understand that the quality is good with small file size.
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TheRedGuy earned 50 total points
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You need a video editing program to make use of the compression features of the codec. Codec = compressor/decompressor (or some prefer coder/decoder). You decompress a file to view it (eg with the DivX Player) and you use the compression features to create a new file.

I would recommend Virtual Dub. You can download it from, where you will also find a host of alternative titles, if you prefer.....

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You'll need an encoder, my recommendation is virtualdub
it's free and full of grat features.
open your AVI and choose the divx codec in the video->compression menu. add any filters or movie manipulations you like. then in file -> save as avi will produce an .AVI file compressed with divx codec.
you might want to check for more info and tools

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OOPS, I guess TheRedGuy types faster ;)

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