Does anyone know why some movies I download from the internet (divx format) will play on my divx player and others say uknown disc? The files are a divx file so I am not sure why it doesnt play on my player.
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- Disc is not burned in the ISO 9660 Joliet format. - The movie encoded using some incompatible DivX settings. Philips DVD players does not play movies encoded in 720p or 1080p HD format. - There should be some dust accumulated over the laser pickup. Use a CD lens cleaner. - Rarely, the transport mechanism could be facing some fault moving the laser head to-fro. This requires opening the box and taking a peek inside.
The exact model of DVD player matters. Not all models can play a Computer burned disc. There are several types of DVD A factory type DVD in DVD format A burned movie in MPEG format a burned disc in DivX format. Etc. Try burning the disc with a DVD Creator program, not just 'Burn to DVD'. It's not the same thing.
If you are talking about the fact that this player zooms picture when playing divx and does not allow manual correction, my solution was to go out and buy a pioneer player today (DV-220VK). It's strange as the samsung plays normal dvd format fine but they have obviously got the divx playback wrong. So far the pioneer has been great!
You probably have burnt the dvd disc using a video format that is not compatible with your player.
A lot of DVD players will not play .AVI or DIVx files that are commonly downloaded.
Your DVD player manual should list the formats it will play.
Convert downloaded movies to a compatible format before burning to disc.
There are several conversion programmes available via the web - at a cost of approx $50.00.
AVS4U works ok.
First of all do you have the right kkind of dvd player?
I have a dvd player that plays DIVX movies, so I use Roxio software and burn a data cd of an avi. file. From my understanding AVI, DIVX, & MP4 can be read as a divx. Make sure you close you secission on the disc or it wont play.
Don't know if I can help or not, but this what I do.
I've downloaded the DIVx player and converter software (free) to my computer. I can download mpeg, avi movies, etc, and convert them to DIVx format if I need to. The DIVx player has a 'burn' feature that is fast and burns them in a DIVx format. My old DVD Recorder will not play DIVx format but my 'cheap' Phillips will. I just keep it hooked up to my old DVD recorder through the front RCA input jacks. When I want to play a DIVx movie and watch it on the TV, I use the cheap Phillips player. I have to change the input on my old DVD Recorder to 'Front Input. I usually record the movie on a DVD R in my DVD Recorder while I'm watching it if I want to keep a copy to play later on the DVD Recorder. Most of the time, I burn the movies to RW DVD and erase them later.
I don't remember the web site for the DIVx players and converters, but you should be able to find it with a search.
There are at least two types of AVI formats that I know about: DIVX and XVID. When you encode your movie files are you encoding them always to DIVX? Some machines can play one format and not the other.
Did you make sure to handle the disc with care and not smudge it with your fingers? Dirty discs can easily be cleaned, using a super soft cloth & rubbing alcohol wiping in a swirling motion as you go around the disc. Discs with scratches need to be taken to a shop and professionally repaired.
Is the machine itself dirty? Simple fix: CD/DVD cleaner disc. Its got these little brushes on it to clean the laser eye.
Are you covering up any air holes on the outer case? Don't cover these up or the machine will get too hot, and will refuse to play anything.
First you need a player that plays divx if it does then try downloading the movie onto a different disc the dvd-r have never worked on my player even though it says they will the dvd+r sometimes works its a crap shoot.