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sandyd
November 10th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Divx 7 has been released for windows already.
does anyone know when there will be a release for linux?
i want my blu-ray! ;)

N4zgu1
November 10th, 2009, 05:17 AM
you can read the divx format on linux, but I don't remember the exact codecs, I just install all of them.

blueshiftoverwatch
November 10th, 2009, 05:23 AM
i want my blu-ray! ;)
The transition from VHS to DVD (analog to digital) was a necessary one. The transition from DVD to Blu-Ray is IMO unnecessary at this point, and too soon. How many people even have HD TV's yet? We still have 480i bubble sets at my house.

sandyd
November 10th, 2009, 05:27 AM
The transition from VHS to DVD (analog to digital) was a necessary one. The transition from DVD to Blu-Ray is IMO unnecessary at this point, and too soon. How many people even have HD TV's yet? We still have 480i bubble sets at my house.

Lets just say that im having trouble connecting my computer to the home theatere.....

lovinglinux
November 10th, 2009, 02:54 PM
The transition from VHS to DVD (analog to digital) was a necessary one. The transition from DVD to Blu-Ray is IMO unnecessary at this point, and too soon. How many people even have HD TV's yet? We still have 480i bubble sets at my house.

We don't even have HDTV transmission in most cities here, only in major capitals and not even full time.

Even US TV stations switched completely only this year, terminating all analog broadcastings. I could be wrong tho.

SunnyRabbiera
November 10th, 2009, 03:09 PM
screw blu ray, its a crap format

Islington
November 10th, 2009, 03:12 PM
divx is just avi with some special wrapping isnt it?

xir_
November 10th, 2009, 08:47 PM
divx is just avi with some special wrapping isnt it?

avi is just a standard wrapper for codecs like divx or xvid

Chronon
November 10th, 2009, 09:12 PM
We don't even have HDTV transmission in most cities here, only in major capitals and not even full time.

Even US TV stations switched completely only this year, terminating all analog broadcastings. I could be wrong tho.

The switch was analog to digital, not SD to HD. There's a lot of SD content still.

cariboo
November 10th, 2009, 10:13 PM
All the SD content is available in HD, once you start watching HD you won't want to go back to SD.

VertexPusher
November 11th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Divx 7 has been released for windows already.
does anyone know when there will be a release for linux?
i want my blu-ray! ;)
I don't see how Blu-ray is related to the DivX codec, but if you want to encode video as DivX Plus HD, you can do that with free software as well. DivX Plus is H.264 video (High Profile, Level 4.0, up to 3 consecutive B-frames) and AAC audio in a Matroska (.mkv) container. Optionally you can embed SRT subtitles. Nothing special at all. DivX Plus HD certified Blu-ray players will support both HD and SD content, but as far as I know, these devices are not available yet.

3rdalbum
November 11th, 2009, 11:00 AM
There is a massive number of HD-ready TVs here in Australia. Blu-ray adoption is steady here. I have a Blu-ray drive in my computer, and so far I've managed to get all discs to work with MakeMKV and Mplayer (note: I sometimes have to give Mplayer some extra options, and yesterday I had to compile a new version of Mplayer to play a recent disc).

Blu-ray is an excellent format, except for the DRM. The picture quality on a good Blu-ray is amazing. The audio quality is often overlooked, but I've found that you can hear things on a Blu-ray that you simply can't hear on a DVD (and I'm just using ordinary motherboard audio).

If you get a Blu-ray disc where the director has insisted on leaving in the film grain, then of course you're not going to have a good picture. (director of Rocky Balboa: I'm looking at you!).

It's probably only people in America who say that they can't see much of a difference between DVD and Blu-ray; this is because the TVs sold in America are not as good quality as what's available in the PAL world. I bounce down my Blu-rays to DVD and there is a massive difference in quality.

I'm sure someone is going to say that they will never watch Blu-ray because it has a DRM scheme; so I'll preempt them by reminding you all that DVD has DRM as well, it's just that the DVD's protection is mathematically flawed.

Exodist
November 11th, 2009, 11:56 AM
The transition from VHS to DVD (analog to digital) was a necessary one. The transition from DVD to Blu-Ray is IMO unnecessary at this point, and too soon. How many people even have HD TV's yet? We still have 480i bubble sets at my house.
Most Cable TV or Satellite systems here in the US already offer anywhere between 20 to 120 HiDef broadcast showing at 1080p. Also there is already a huge flatscreen LCD craze here as well. I have a 42" HiDef Samsung Plasma TV myself. HiDef is awesome on it. The crystal clarity and suround sound makes you hate regular TV.

EDIT:
Dont know about blue ray much, but Xvid (http://www.xvid.org/) does MPEG4 which can also be used for HiDef.