DIVX files error

woofer wrote on 12/1/2003, 3:56 AM
Hi guys,
when i try to pull a divx file (DVD ripped) into VV it hangs up, and i noticed that the data area in the audio track is much taller than the video data which -as i think- means that it loads the 5.1 surround data
How to avoid this by anyhow , even with any sound setting (5.1 or stereo)
is there any special codecs (the pc has divx 4.01 and divx 5.0)
thank you for your help


Jay Gladwell wrote on 12/1/2003, 6:32 AM
I could be very wrong, but I didn't think Vegas would accept Divx files.
Chienworks wrote on 12/1/2003, 8:53 AM
Try upgrading to DivX 5.0.3. There were some known problems with 5.0.2 and earlier versions of the codec.
Jay Gladwell wrote on 12/1/2003, 9:41 AM
Looks like I was wrong--sorry.

So what's the draw to Divx? They claim to be the world's most popular video codec. I see no evidence of it!
Jsnkc wrote on 12/1/2003, 9:46 AM
DIVX is basically MPEG-4, supposed to be able to give you streaming DVD quality video. It has so far taken off for people ripping movies from DVD's and putting them on a CD but it hasn't really gotten further than that. I believe now there are some DVD players that will play the MPEG-4 or DIVX files. I don't think it's a dead format, but it isn't really used much for profession applications that I know of.