How to upgrade Philips DVP642/17 DVD Player Video/Audio codecs

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by vladimir_vvm, Apr 28, 2005.

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    vladimir_vvm Guest


    I can't watch some of my DivX movies on Philips DVP642/17 DivX DVD

    I installed several codecs on my PC - such as DivX 5.2.1 Video Codec,
    AC3 Audio Codec and such. Now I can watch any movie on my PC Windows
    Media Player.

    My question is: Is it possible to install additional codecs to Philips
    DVP642/17 DVD Player. Something like: I download codec software to CD,
    insert this CD to Philips DVP642/17 DVD Player and install the extra

    Can I do it? And if possible - how exactly?


    vladimir_vvm, Apr 28, 2005
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    Neil Rutman Guest

    I recently downloaded and installed recent firmware upgrade for a Philips
    DVD75 which allowed alot more functionality. Available on the download page
    of Philips website.

    Neil R
    Neil Rutman, Apr 28, 2005
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    Marty Guest

    Somewhere around 27 Apr 2005 16:25:59 -0700, while reading, I think I thought I saw this post from

    You can only upgrade the firmware with one either provided by Philips, or by
    someone who may have written or modified the existing firmware (usually, a
    hacker, to bypass copy protection, etc). The entire file must be replaced
    when you do this.

    But they do come out with new firmware that supports new codecs, so check
    the website to see if there might be a newer one.
    Marty, Apr 28, 2005
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    Juanito Guest

    Juanito, May 19, 2005
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    RobR Guest

    no its not possible, all you can do is make sure youre running the latest
    firmware rev. i dont know what a 951 is referred to by the other poster
    but i guess ill look into it, because last i knew, the 642 was still the
    best player for the $$$ when it comes to playing the vast majority
    of PC based content.
    RobR, May 20, 2005
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    Marty Guest

    Somewhere around Thu, 19 May 2005 23:23:47 GMT, while reading, I think I thought I saw this post from "RobR"
    Don't waste your time - he's a low-life spammer trying to sell his pathetic
    DVD player.
    Marty, May 20, 2005
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