Setting in Registry for which DivX; codec Media PLayer uses

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by jay b, Feb 10, 2004.

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    jay b Guest

    Does anyone know where i'd change which Divx; codec is used by
    default in Win 2000 ? I could reinstall DivX; I know but I want to do it
    without reinstalling it. It's not used anymore to decode my movies. I
    installed Elecard's Media player and I guess it went and stole the
    association for the divx AVI files..

    Any help appreciated..

    jason bean

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    jay b, Feb 10, 2004
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    Harry Putnam Guest

    I'm not an expert on win 2000. I'm a linux/unix hacker but I think
    you can get some mileage from this technique.

    Right click one of the files in question. Then chose `open with'.
    From there, even if you see the tool you want to open with. Instead
    choose `browse'. Navigate to the executable for the tool you want.
    Then find the check box on the `open with' dialog, that says some
    thing like `always use this application' and check that box before
    clicking on the tool you want to use.

    If you've done it with [x] `always use...' it should set the registry
    to use that tool by default from then on.
    Harry Putnam, Feb 10, 2004
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    jay b Guest

    Hey, thanks for trying but that's not what I'm talking about. I know
    how to get a program to open a certain file. But it's that theres
    another divx codec installed in my system that will play divx files. It
    doesn't matter if I'm opening them with media player, or the new Elecard
    MPeg2 player I installed. I'll just reinstall divx 5 again.I still have
    it here , it's easy to do..



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    and he reached his hand up for it.
    jay b, Feb 11, 2004
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    Bariloche Guest

    Does Win 2000 use System.ini (I do not know myself)? if it does, then
    you can change the name of the driver. For instance, this is what my
    Win98 System.ini shows at present in this respect:

    vidc.DIV3=DivXc32.dll ; DivX 3 low-motion
    vidc.DIV4=DivXc32f.dll ; DivX 3 fast-motion
    vidc.DVX4=DivX4.dll ; DivX 4 renamed, so it coexists with DivX 5
    vidc.DIVX=DivX.dll ; DivX 5
    Bariloche, Feb 11, 2004
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