Playing DivXs on Windows

Submitted by sean on Fri, 01/30/2009 - 10:16

Not being much of a video geek, I got tied in knots installing and searching for codecs to a view some DivX film. I did not like much some of sites used to publish, not so visually trustworthy.

I got a tip from Patrick though:

there are only three things you ever need to install to watch such kind of files (and they’re all on sourceforge ;-):

ffdshow: video(& most audio) http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=173941&package_id…

audio:(ac3, you might want to increase the volume in the configuration menu): http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=66022&package_id=…

player: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=…
get rid of all the rest, it will only slow down your system.

This worked very well for me. The mplayerrc is particular nice: simple, but with many options. On exe only.