DIVX video won't play in QuickTime (OS X)?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Esther & Fester Bestertester, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Have video that says it's DIVX. When played in QT Player
    with DIVX 5.2.2 codec installed, no audio.

    I saw on videohelp.com that a bug in DIVX means MP3 audio
    won't play. (Presume, therefore, this video might have MP3.
    How to know?).

    Per videohelp.com instructions, ran video through DIVX Dr.
    and played it again. No change.

    Played video using MPlayer. No change (Interesting thing:
    video plays at half speed in MPlayer).

    Tried VLC. No change.

    How can I get this video to play with audio?

    PowerBook G3/400;
    OS X 10.3.9;
    QT Player 7.0.4;
    MPlayer 2.0b9;
    VLC 0.8.4t2;

    Esther & Fester Bestertester, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Esther & Fester Bestertester

    Ilgaz Ocal Guest

    There are 3 "solutions" which can work

    1) First of all, you can install latest 6.x version for 10.3.9+ from

    (no need to give your mail). DivX 5.2.2 is _not_ compatible with
    Quicktime 7.x. I don't blame you for not reading 3 pixel words hidden
    in site somewhere stating that fact :)

    2) I suggest run the original installer of 5.2.2 first to "uninstall"
    (drop down menu) and install 6.x. Or, you know what? Screw that. If
    MPlayer and/or VLC can play, why bother?

    3) If you mark the "tick" in Dr. DivX saying "decompress audio" and
    also "make self contained movies" , the result file still does not play?

    It should play, maybe there is really something wrong with the DivX
    file itself.

    BTW, if you decompress audio and "make self contained movie" it will
    need like 5x space in addition to original file.

    You should not keep DivX 5.2.2 installed in Quicktime 7 running OS X by
    any reason. This is OS X, everything calls Quicktime Frameworks will
    cause that buggy thing to load to memory, lower threads and could cause

    Also I wonder, if 5.2.2 does not show you a window saying it is awfully
    outdated and needs update, why the heck we grant them to contact Divx
    networks in our firewalls?

    Ilgaz Ocal, Feb 1, 2006
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  3. 1) First of all, you can install latest 6.x version for 10.3.9+ from
    Thanks. That fixed it.

    Another issue -- all DIVX movies seem to be very dark.
    Light scenes are OK. The dark scenes are almost un-viewable
    -- shadows and such only.

    Monitor brightness and contrast adjustments have little
    effect on these -- just washes out the dark scenes.


    Esther & Fester Bestertester, Feb 3, 2006
  4. Esther & Fester Bestertester

    Ilgaz Ocal Guest

    You may report a bug to DivX, check brightness settings of Quicktime
    (pro only?) or uninstall DivX and use "VLC" or "MPlayer". Uninstall is
    optional of course but I don't like stuff I don't use hanging around in
    deep system level.

    I said about 6.x since you should never keep qt 7 non compatible 5.2.2
    on your system.

    Oh, they also have forums at Divx.com

    BTW, I hope you uninstalled 5.2.2 running its installer (old mac
    method) before installing 6

    Have a nice day

    Ilgaz Ă–cal
    Ilgaz Ocal, Feb 4, 2006
  5. Esther & Fester Bestertester

    Ilgaz Ocal Guest

    Sorry for reply again. If you will work with iMovie etc with DivX
    encoded files, you should keep DivX 6 installed/updated.

    Mplayer and VLC (of course) can't decode them for your application on the fly.

    Ilgaz Ocal, Feb 4, 2006
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