View Full Version : another root canal?, 9.04 to 9.10 divx issues

February 16th, 2010, 05:43 AM
9.04 were the good old days. Pretty much everything worked. Especially my library of divx and xvid videos that played nicely under the watch videos menu.

OK, so get over it...

But, I would think that I could configure mplayer to play them again, maybe it is just installing some codecs or maybe recompiling mplayer or whatever.

I've figured out the Storage Group mess and can use mplayer as the Mythtv player. Now, how can I fix mplayer to play divx and other avi "wrapped" codecs that it used to play but now cannot.

Thanks in advance.


February 17th, 2010, 08:57 AM
'root canal' is more a term for trying to help people who ask for help without any error messages or log files :)

February 21st, 2010, 07:49 PM

I punted and used ffmpeg to recode the videos into mp4. Works great.


February 23rd, 2010, 03:23 AM
you are confused. xvid is a codec. mp4 is a container.