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Hi all, I'm trying to play a dvix on my blu-ray player but it's failing.

I have several programs about fishing which i purchased, they have the .dvix extension. When i play them on my external blu-ray player - no problems, they play just fine. Just recently i have converted 2 additional programs from dvd vob files to dvix. After the conversion i  can play them on my laptop. I then burn them to disk using Windows 7. I pop in a blank BDR disk, open it in a new window. I then drag the 2 dvix programs from my c drive to teh blank disk. The burn process starts and finishes. After i test the disk on the laptop and they play just fine but when i transfer the disk to my external blu-ray player it states that it cannot play the files?

Am i doing something wrong, they are the same extension as my original disk but wont play. I thought it might be finalising the disk or something but it doesn't give me the option during the burn process. Should i be preping the disk in a movie type format rather than just dragging the files to the disk or something like that?

Any help appreciated.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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There are several revisions to the DivX codec - it's quite possible the ones that play are an older format.  Compare the codecs used to create the files using a program like GSpot. http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
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by:Jason Thomas
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Hi mate, I've installed teh software and pointed it to my video file. But what is it I'm supposed to be looking at exactly?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The codecs - the VIDEO codecs that each file uses.  (Don't have any AVI/DIVX files handy to run through at the moment... I'll try to tonight... if you still have trouble with it, ping me again in about 5-6 hours.
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by:Jason Thomas
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Hi, the details are as follows.
Codec = XVID Name= Xvid 1.1.2 Final
And the green light is lit under "MPG4" and when i hover over this it says "identified as mpg4.
I don't get it, how is  an xvid a mpg4, i thought they were two different formats?

Maybe i could onvert the video file to MPG4 as I know my player plays MPG4 files. What do you think?
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by:Jason Thomas
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Hi, the detaisl above are for the file that plays ok. I;ve run the software on teh file that doesn't run and it displays:
codec = xvid  Name = xvid ISO MPEG-4
so other than mpg4 being written differently they appear to be the same format except for this reference to ISO?

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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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More on the MPG4 standard, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4

And for a ton of information on codecs, conversions, and the like, see:
www.videohelp.com
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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there is divx and there is xvid your blue ray player must have the divx logo on it to play divx movies
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by:Jason Thomas
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I'll check my player when i get home this ebvening, thanks for now.
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by:Jason Thomas
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It didn't work but thanks for your help dude.
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