Windows Media only plays on Divx? Why can’t I play a .avi file on Windows Media but I can through Divx? I downloaded a movie and it’s a .avi file. NOTHING will play it other than my Divx player. I want to be able to play it on my TV through my XBOX 360 but I need it to work on Windows Media Player first in order to do that.
Windows Media only plays on Divx?
Windows Media Player does not include built-in codecs for playing .avi files that use certain compression methods. DivX is a codec that can be used to compress and decompress video in the .avi format, and the DivX player includes the necessary codecs to play those files. So, if you want to play an .avi file that uses a codec that Windows Media Player does not support, you will need to use a different media player, such as DivX player that does support that codec.
DivX is a codec that is used to compress and decompress video in the AVI format. The DivX codec uses a variety of compression methods. This is used to reduce the size of video files while maintaining high video quality. These compression methods include inter-frame compression, motion compensation, and psycho-visual optimization.
The DivX codec is available in several different versions. Each with different levels of compression and video quality. The most recent version of the codec is DivX HEVC which provides even higher video quality and smaller file sizes than previous versions. See also the Problem playing avi video in Windows 7 and VLC media player plays Quicktime movies with no sound as well.
Additionally, DivX provides a set of codecs, called Pro codecs. These are designed for professional video production and post-production work. These DIVX codecs include features such as 4:4:4 color sampling and support for high bitrate video. This issue is similar to the problem playing avi video in Windows 7 which is also on this website. There is also the FFDShow Video Codec which you can look at.