Divx player


Dear experts,

How can I set Divx player to be my default player in Windows XP?? Also, I downloads my movie with Limewire PRO and sometiems when played in Windows MP it says that it doesnt support it or something like that. How can I fix that? What codecs to I need, give me hints.

I'd appreciate it,

Peace :)

Freebuddy.
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callrsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I recommend use Media Player Classic that's included in the KLite Codec Pack. Plays so much of what Media player doesn't
http://www.codecguide.com/about_kl.htm      K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/KLite_Codec_Pack_Full/1094057842/3  (some reviews)
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callrsCommented:
http://www.divx.com/divx/play/player/faq/     DivX Player FAQ - How can I make the DivX Player my default media player for DivX video?
"In order to make the DivX Player the default player for your DivX video files, all you need to do is right click on a video file, select 'Open With' and then choose the DivX Player and click the box to make it the default choice for files of that kind. Double-clicking those files in the future should start the DivX Player automatically."
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freebuddyAuthor Commented:

Callrs! yes! I heard long ago about that Klite but I have forgotten the name, and now, you reminded me! Thanks. So, I must uninstall Divx, right? and then download Klite? is it free?

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callrsCommented:
Klite codec pack is free. You can keep Divx installed as well, as far as I know.
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MereteCommented:
freebuddy  in WMP tools options or preferences dis-able the file associations to mp3 avi mpeg etc and then any of these files will default to whatever you choose.
R/click an mp3/ mpeg or avi  and open with choose your divx player.
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freebuddyAuthor Commented:
callrs,

before reading this, I uninstalled Divx player, will that make a difference? Klite codec and classic media player is neat!
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
No it won't make a difference.  With KLite you'll also get BSPlayer which picks up most of the codecs installed on your machine and plays them and GSpot which you can use to identify what codec is needed if WMP says it can't play the file.  Also good when what you've got isn't actually a media file or is corrupted.  Take care with LimeWire filesharing.  It's a good way of spreading a variety of nasties about.  Quarantine everything you get until you've checked it out thoroughly.
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MereteCommented:
WMP player will never like divx formats.
Divx is Divx and exclusive to Divx.
to play divx/dvd formats in other players use ffdshow. Klite isnt necessary.
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm

Compatible players and install ffdhsow
media player classic
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/media_player_classic.cfm
Winamp
http://www.winamp.com/
divx
http://www.divx.com/divx/windows/
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callrsCommented:
The pack includes DIVX Codecs. Feature list: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm

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MereteCommented:
Personally ffdshow has always covered any problems playing divx and dvd movies all file formats actually
K-lite has ffdshow plus all these players in one big download. If the individual doesnt want all those extra's.
K-lite seems to me too have too many programs in the pack, if you install ffdshow on its own you can then choose whatever media player to use you dont need any of the others.
@K-Lite@ 18 megs ffdshow wins hands down @ 3 megs plus and is very simple. :)
just thought I would add that.
 
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freebuddyAuthor Commented:

Fellows,

now, with the K-lite, is there anyway to compressed my movies. I have movies that are like 700MB and I wanna know if its posible to compressed them to save space.
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MereteCommented:
Dont use K-lite..
 what format are they now and what to is the question.
dvd to avi can be done using easy divx makes any size divx .avi
http://www.digitalfaq.com/sefy/dvd2divx.html

<< edited by CetusMOD as the mentioned piece of software is not allowed per US laws >>


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MereteCommented:
you can convert them again to WMV but why.
There is ht joiner splitter or Virtual dub to take off bits to reduce them.
@700 megs burn them as data to dvd disc.
Any smaller will rduce the quality.
ht joiner splitter
http://www.mpegx.com/view.php?detail=2247

Virtual Dub
http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/virtualdub_procedures.htm
http://www.virtualdub.org/docs_processing

.avi converter to WMV
http://www.tucows.com/preview/423662
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MereteCommented:
Thank you, I cant remember what I posted there now, apoligies if I provided a breach, good call for seeing it I was probably half asleep.
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