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    What does it take to play a divx movie

    Ok I got a divx movie it's the Matrix it is 606MB big. I have an 550 AMD K6-2 shouldn't I be able to play it? I got to see if it plays in windows. But should be able to play the movie. I compieled mplayer myself and it dosent play right the audio is faster than the video.. I hear the audio then like a while then I see the seen...

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    Right now I am watching the movie in windows with no problems.. WTF is wrong that I can't watch it in Linux?

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    At http://www.divx.com/divx/linux/ you can download the divx player for Linux. Maybe this will do it.
    You can also try xine. I had my problems with mplayer too (couldn't even get it to compile ... but it's on my todo for next weekend).

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    the video looks smooth the audio sounds smooth but they are just not at the same time.. I hear door close, and see it close five seconds apart... Not sure what is wrong. It is not like in slow motion.. It is just like out of sync... this is with mplayer.. Divx player is a piece of crap i tried it and it **kinda** worked the first time but then it had a bunch of seg faults..

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    With mplayer, use the -framedrop option so that it will skip some frames in order to keep the sound and video in sync. I had the same problem when I used mplayer, too.

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie


    With mplayer, use the -framedrop option so that it will skip some frames in order to keep the sound and video in sync. I had the same problem when I used mplayer, too.
    Not sure what was mplayer's problem but when I did that it would play one frame then 5 sec later of audio I would get the next frame

    What I did is download the newest version of mplayer and compiled it and now I am able to use that option and it works well enough

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    (couldn't even get it to compile ... )
    What was the problem anyway? If you're using GCC 2.96 did you disable GCC checking?

    ./configure --disable-gcc-checking

    Or something. :

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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    Download Aviplay
    I can play full screen DivX 700 Mb. CDs with
    perfect audio video sync and no frame drops.


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    Re: What does it take to play a divx movie

    To sync the audio and video is really easy in mplayer. just hit the - and + keys on your number pad. of course it helps to have the osd(on screen display) enabled to see your delay timing. I have found this to be one of the most valuable of mplayer's plethora of features.

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