<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I see that the site favors DivX over QT<p><hr></blockquote><p>I used QT to watch it, since DivX is just a codec.... but I know what you mean. They used DivX instead of H.264. Its probably cheaper.<br><br>
I grabbed the trailer and it looks pretty darn good. The divx played in VLC but not QT, even after I downloaded the codec. I tossed it in the Library/QuickTime folder. Is that right or should I put it somewhere else? No documentation with the download.<br><br>EDIT: Never mind, figured it out.<br><br>
Hmmm... yes, mine is in the /Library/Quicktime directory. It's v5.2.1 of the DivX component, QT7 on Tiger. <br><br>I don't know know why yours isn't working. I've been pleasantly surprised with this version (and with QT7). In the past I've always had audio trouble with DivX.<br><br>
I don't know. I couldn't really compare the two, since I don't have the pro version of DivX, I can't create anything. From what I've heard, H.264 can create slightly better quality at smaller sizes, but requires more CPU. Also, there are some DVD players (and more software players) that can decode DivX, but not H.264... so they both have advantages, I suppose.<br><br>
Yeah Trog hits some pretty good points. The biggest advantage of DivX is accessibility. It's not as processor intensive as H.264 and more people/movie players have support for it (because it's older). If they encoded it in H.264 they could probably get a better image quality for the same file size but they wouldn't get as many viewers.<br><br>
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