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  • DIVX on Linux?

    Has anyone tried Divx playback on Linux? Could I get away with a leaner processor if I used Linux do you think?

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    I have had good luck with DiVX using the XINE player on Linux. Playback requirements are lower with Linux. I have DiVX playing on an old 500MHZ Dell box in the den.
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      Skippman, does your AMD K6/2 500 play DIVX under Windows?
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      • #4
        k6-2 might be pushing it even in linux. There is a divx plugin for xmms and you could always use mplayer too. I have played a divx on my p2 300 but that dropped some frames.
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        • #5
          Dunno, never tried. I removed the carputer from my Explorer about 6 months ago after I got angry with PC Chips. They were supposed to release a TOS-LINK adapter for my board and never did. I guess I could try it at home and see if it works. I'm mostly interested in weather or not I could do Divx playback with an Eden.

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          • #6
            yawk....PC Chips are horrible...Alot of their MB's are defective i might add.
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            • #7
              I can play Divx on my VIA EPIA C3-800 setup using Linux with no noticable dropped frames. I've been using Xine for Divx and Ogle for DVD's Mplayer is a resource hog.

              In general, you can strip down Linux alot easier than you can Windoze (bloat ware) so yes you can likely get by with less powerful hardware to do the same thing. I know people who are using K6-550's to decode divx and dvd's with success.
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              • #8
                Divx Codec

                This might sound stupid but where can I get a copy of the Divx Codec that will install on linux, the copy I was using in windows installs via an ini file but linux doesn't like that not really surprised.
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                • #9
                  Bar none, I have had the best luck with movies with Mplayer on Linux:

                  http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/

                  If I can't get Xine (or any Windows program) to play a divx file, mplayer will work.
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                  • #10
                    my celly366 /64mb 16mb agp w/ win98se runs divx just fine.. no skipped frames.... so im guessing.. you can get quite good results with 300-350mhz running linux.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Divx Codec

                      Originally posted by Rob
                      This might sound stupid but where can I get a copy of the Divx Codec that will install on linux, the copy I was using in windows installs via an ini file but linux doesn't like that not really surprised.
                      You don't need to download it seperately as xine and mplayer use ffmpeg (if I remember correctly) to decode divx and this is included with them.

                      Alternatively I believe there's a binary only version available at http://www.divx.com

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