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DIVX Playback problems

Whenever I burn an avi file on to a Blank CD or a Blank DVD I have problems playing it back on my Smasung R155 Recorder. The disc plays, however the image appears blocky and jittery. However I have tried the same discs on friends dvd players that have divx and it plays back with no problems at all. Please help!!!

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  • roonsg Jul 16, 2008

    Many thanks, Just tried both of these upgrades but still same problem, any other ideas??

  • roonsg Jul 16, 2008

    I am using NTI CD and DVD Maker which is preloaded on my laptop when I bought it

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    hi i have the same problems when i play a divx file  some are okay but at least half of them are blockery ,and when i play it on my other dvd player there are no problems please let me know if there is a solution for this problem.thank you                                                                              


  • coopers22 Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I play the same file through my xbox 360, or zensonic DVD player, it plays fine.

  • zepekinho Sep 28, 2008

    i got da same probleme , my r155 can't play some dvix n' i can' t upgrade da firmware



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Always da same **** whit da firmware , i'm sick of it, it gonna go trought da window

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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I have been advised by Samsung to take mine to a service centre. Will update on how I go.

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Tried the firmware update and it wouldn't work. unfortunately i think its a case of you get what you pay for. time for a new player. also stopped recording as it won't recognise blank dvds anymore. tried 4 different types/makes.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Taken from the manual:

"Some MPEG4 files created on a personal computer may not be play
back. That is why Codec Type, Version and Higher resolution over
specification is not supported"

Silly Samsung they dont even mention what codec and its resolution is supported. never going to buy a branded player again. My cheap Asda wierd DivX player was great no porblems at all, but a shame they dont make them anymore...

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

OK i got the firmware to work but its no good player still not playing DIVX smoothly. To update just add the ZIP file you downloaded along with the R155P.RUF ON THE ROOT OF THE CD. INSERT THE CD AND FOLLOW PROMPT ONSCREEN... GOOD LUCK WITH THIS S##T PLAYER

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

Got the firmware to work, but its no good, still plays blocky... to update the firmware i added the file directly on the CD along with the uncompressed file in the directory and file itself on the root of the CD... i burned a finalised CD and not a DVD

Posted on Oct 28, 2008


Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Anyone got the firmware update to work? Just keeps ejecting the disk on me...

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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I just checked the support site on There have been two firmware upgrades issued on this product.

Click on this link for instructions and downloads

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jul 16, 2008

    What program are you using to create a Divx. It could be the Samsung player is being picky. has a program for creating Divx Cds. In fact when I got my Samsung camera they gave me a trial version.


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