Solved your opinion that Divx is no Longer ????

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December 17, 2013 at 14:36:06
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your opinion that Divx is no Longer ????
Hy, after many years of dvd players that were divx(avi) capable, I notice that this is no longer the standard. I see now that its FLV and MP4 video codecs.

My friend bought a new digital set top box and it would freeze when made to play video that previously worked on any dvd player. I think this sucks, and I just wanted your opinion about this ???

in 10 or 20 years from now, they may have a new video format again and then FLV and MP4 may become obsolete !

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December 19, 2013 at 18:31:53
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I'd personally disagree that DivX is no longer a standard format; many set-top players and most PC-compatible programs support .avi format (though they differ somewhat). It's simply that there are many different formats out there that are vying for different reasons. .mp4 is generally for "small-sized" video meant to be played on tablets/smartphones. Flash video is cross-platform. .ogg/.ogm is free (i.e. open-source). There's others as well that have their own advantages/disadvantages. What I suspect (at least short term) is more formats will have to be supported on more devices to draw most users' attention. Given the advance in hardware 10 to 20 years out, it's almost impossible to predict what would be the most popular "standard" out there, but for high-quality video, capacity of storage will have to increase dramatically given todays' popularity of high-definition video...

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December 20, 2013 at 12:04:32
Just to clear things up a little. AVI is not a format, it is a container and can be used for any one of a dozen or so formats. This is the problem with AVI as you never know what format you are getting if you download a video with an AVI extention. This could be why your friends DVD player isn't working with a video that worked on a different player. His current player may not have the codec needed to play that particular video format.

"in 10 or 20 years from now, they may have a new video format again and then FLV and MP4 may become obsolete"
Yes, that is most likely. Many formats used back in the days of Windows 95/98 are obsolete. As new technologies come out and computing devices become faster, newer more resource demanding but more efficient codecs are being created.

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