whats the diff between xvid-divx and ffdshow?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dan04, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    Hi Everyone,

    This may be a dumb question or a question answered before etc but there is something i wanna get clarified bla bla bla:

    Reading what has been said about ffdshow at: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm i was wondering can this be installed over the Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack which is a codec pack i like or is there a better codec pack out there and does ffdshow need the other codecs to be installed to help it do its job etc or can i just install ffdshow and it'll play xvid, divx and all the other crap that the kazaa lite codec pack can?

    Any information is appreciated ;)
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    dont install ffdshow. period. use the native codecs in kl mega codec pack or as seperate entities.

    ffdshow uses older coded code and has issues with most recently released xvid/divx movies/episodes.

    the only reason peoplr=e rave about ffdshow s due to its opensource nature.
     
  3. Dan04

    Dan04 OSNN Addict

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    ok thanks for that, i just put it on becaue my comp started having sads with the k-lite codec pack so i think its time or a format ;)
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I use ffdshow and have absolutely no problems with it.
     
  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    beh klite is the way to go
     
  6. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I use the K-Lite Codec pack as well. No reason to really compare codec packs since they all set out to do the same thing. ffdshow should be installed ... there are a lot of videos out there that require it and just won't run properly without it.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Huh? Say what?

    The only thing I have installed is:
    1. ffdshow
    2. ac3filter (since the ffdshow ac3 filter is a bit borked)
    3. RealAlternative (for real player files)

    I have no problems whatsoever playing any kind of movies or clips, recent or old. Small, simple, working.

    I say bleh to codec packs, they just install a mess of codecs and oncesomething breaks, you have no chance of fixing it. (I haven't tried anyKLite pack, but it looks just as massive).

    That's my $0.02.
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    ffdshow works fine for me too. *shrug*

    I stay miles away from codec packs. I've had far too many friends who have IM'd me in the past asking me to help them because they couldn't even play mp3's after uninstalling some or the other codec pack that "someone" told them to install. If they work for you, fine. Just not something I'd personally use or recommend.
     
  9. Xvid is just a bastardised form of Divx. :p
     
  10. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    The name maybe ... and it might have been born from hacked versions of DivX ... but that doesn't apply to modern XviD.