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divx file format
« on: December 05, 2007, 11:35:04 AM »
Is there an easy way to use this file to burn a standard DVD to play on any DVD player, such as the way you can select an .avi file in Nero and burn a DVD?
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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 11:42:51 AM »
The .tix file is actually just a container file, only measuring a couple kilobytes in size. The .tix file is opened in the DivX player, which then authorizes your content, and triggers the actual Download of the movie from DivX servers.

This .divx file, which is what the DivX player ends up downloading, CAN be burned onto a normal DVD - however, you NEED to have a DivX Certified device, and register that device with DivX, in order to watch it. Lots of DVD players are DivX ready these days, and you can find them at most retail outlets (Best Buy, etc)

You can either burn the .divx file to DVD using the DivX player, or with your favorite burning software.

Find out more here: http://www.divx.com/products/

FAQs available here: http://vod.divx.com/faq.php and here: http://shop.rifftrax.com/ondemand-faq
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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 12:03:46 PM »
This .divx file, which is what the DivX player ends up downloading,

hmmm....

Are you sure it doesn't wind up as an .avi file?

If it WERE an .avi file, you would think that Nero could burn a standard DVD of it, assuming you had the divx codec installed... but my knowledge of such things is only enough to make me dangerous... I'd be interested to hear from some of the reauthoring experts here on this subject. Although I can always test it on the Three Stooges, lol... what's $4.99  ;)
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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 12:18:47 PM »
I'm positive it's not an .avi file. We've been testing this for the last week now ;)

The file you end up downloading is .divx, which is the DivX proprietary format. You can only watch that format on a PC or a certified device.


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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 12:20:51 PM »
ok thanks  :-\
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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 12:25:01 PM »
The file you end up downloading is .divx, which is the DivX proprietary format. You can only watch that format on a PC or a certified device.

But that doesn't mean some 15 year old kid in Norway won't be able to hack it and create software to convert it to .avi...
 

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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 12:26:57 PM »
well that dvdflick program says it supports the divx codec, but I bet they mean divx avi files, not proprietary. I hate proprietary stuff...
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Re: .tix file format
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 01:22:30 PM »
The file you end up downloading is .divx, which is the DivX proprietary format. You can only watch that format on a PC or a certified device.

But that doesn't mean some 15 year old kid in Norway won't be able to hack it and create software to convert it to .avi...
 

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If he can break the encryption method they use, which is pretty solid, more power to him :)

well that dvdflick program says it supports the divx codec, but I bet they mean divx avi files, not proprietary. I hate proprietary stuff...

Correct, there is the DivX codec, and also the .divx file, which are different but similar. .divx still uses the DivX codec but it's not in any format that can be rendered by non-DivX capable devices.

$80 at Best Buy gets you a really nice DivX-certified DVD player, though. Prices may even be less than that, it's been awhile since I've checked.


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 01:23:43 PM »
Oh I understand, and I'm not averse to upgrading my equipment, I just like things that are backwards compatible. Thanks for clearing it up for me though  :)
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Re: divx file format
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 06:30:46 PM »
so this player would work?

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-DVP642-DivX-Certified-Progressive-Scan-Player/dp/B000204SWE

It plays files with the divx codec, but never tried .divx files before


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 07:10:34 PM »
Yup! Any player listed as "DivX certified" will play our VOD content!


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2007, 12:42:08 PM »
ok cool, i might buy a few of the Legend ones, havent seen em yet heh


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 07:03:52 PM »
the minute it is able to be played strait on the 360 (or transcoded in the media center extender on it) I'm in!

I'll buy 'em all!


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2007, 07:39:06 PM »
They recently added divx capability to the PS3, so hopefully the xbox will be next.


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Re: divx file format
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2007, 08:03:49 PM »
Well, you can watch divx-encoded files (AVIs that have been compressed using the DivX codec) with a PS3 and a 360 (the Xbox update went out last week) ... but I'm not sure the VOD content can be watched on either. My guess is probably not.