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Topic # 17176 15-Nov-2007 15:33
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Hi,

Sony has announced plans to include DivX on the PS3:

"Current PS3 end users will be able to add DivX functionality to their systems via a separate system software update at a forthcoming date. PS3 game title developers will be able to utilise DivX's decoder technology by updating the system software of PS3's Software Development Kit to version 2.00."

What does this mean in terms of video playback on the PS3?  Does this mean I can play .AVI files without having to convert them on the fly to a MP4 format my PS3 can play?  Currently using software called TVersity to do this, and it does a really good job of this. 


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  Reply # 95380 15-Nov-2007 17:23
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I just got around to trying to set it up.  A lot of the guides I've read are a bit worrying with mention of codec (filter) conflicts etc.  I think I'll just try and install it and see if it goes.  Did you clean out your codecs and install certain codecs before TVersity?

I'm hoping it will mean Xvid will be playable anyway.



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  Reply # 95468 16-Nov-2007 08:31
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bazzer: I just got around to trying to set it up.  A lot of the guides I've read are a bit worrying with mention of codec (filter) conflicts etc.  I think I'll just try and install it and see if it goes.  Did you clean out your codecs and install certain codecs before TVersity?

I'm hoping it will mean Xvid will be playable anyway.


I had a codec pack installed on my PC to allow me to play .avi files.  When I got the PS3 and attempted to stream my music/ vids using WM DLNA it didn't work for the vids (PS3 doesn't recognise the files as compatible).  So I installed TVersity, shared the folders that contained music/ photo's/ vids & voila! all working in PS3. 

I actually find it better to copy the file to the PS3 (wirelessly) & then watch directly from PS3.  My current PC (laptop) is 4 years old and with only 512MB RAM & minimal HDD space available its a bit tired.  New Dell PC arriving any day, so this will hopefully change!!!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 95470 16-Nov-2007 08:38
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Yeah, generally I can already watch whatever files I want in WMP, so probably I'll just go ahead and install TVersity.  I'd just read some stuff that maybe it's a good time to clean out my codecs.  Oh well, if it aint broke, I won't bother fixing it.  I guess if I have problems I can always go back and uninstall everything and fix it then.  Or maybe I'll just wait for PS3 to play them natively :)

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  Reply # 95774 18-Nov-2007 15:42
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You will be able to view XviD and DivX encoded avis on your PS3 without having to re-encode. Good news!

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  Reply # 95881 19-Nov-2007 09:40
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Also there is talk that xvid support is being added to the xbox360 with the "fall" update which is suppose to drop any day now.. we shall see about this, there was a list of things that are suppose to be in it, all look very good.. tivo like functions (pvr), pip for dvd viewing etc.. All goona look great on my shiny new elite..

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