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DivX gone 'spyware only'

Posted at 03:29 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Look at their download page. I assume none of you wants to pay for a video codec, and the third download option (free without spyware and usable for all playback) has been removed. It was only a question of time after all...
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Posted at 05:45 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I haven't used the 'official' codec for quite a while now. Have a look here . After a friend hooked me up with this I've never had to go back to DivX' own download pages.
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Posted at 07:15 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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GPL software for Windows... now that is something new! However, the latest news on that site date back a year.
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Posted at 09:41 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Actually, that's not very surprising - it was getting worse and bloated with every version anyway. It's just annoying that people most likely won't switch to another codec because Divx has become so common.

I'm not working with videos myself very much. Some time ago I had to convert a wmv file that didn't run because I don't have/want Windows Spyware Player that includes the codec; I encoded it with Xvid (which is open source) and quality and size were really good. :)

Mole: Is your link some hacked vresion of Divx? If it is, there's still the question whether they include the frequent updates of Divx...
Posted at 10:00 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I hope people won't switch to another codec, because we all know what codec that would be...
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Posted at 10:02 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ok, compared to "Windows Media Codec" (?), Divx might still be the better alternative. ;)
Posted at 10:07 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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How did you know I meant that one? ;)
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Posted at 10:10 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I knew because every shit by Microsoft except JScript and and MSN (ISP) has been succesful so far. :angry:
Posted at 10:11 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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JScript? That's being widely used, e.g. by the website of a popular Belgian radio station :P
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Posted at 10:52 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Argh. Bad News for me. I had to reinstalled Windows and it killed off DivX. I guess no more movie watching (those encoded with DivX) for me.
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Posted at 10:54 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well, you could try the one Mole posted - and tell us if it's working.
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Posted at 10:59 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Why not just taking a previous version of the regular Divx?
Posted at 11:00 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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My guess is: He doesn't have one :P
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Posted at 11:02 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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That's why God invented Oldversion.com!

(Well, it wasn't really God, but you get the picture.)
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Posted at 11:03 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Good thing I'm an atheist who doesn't need this kind of support :P
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Posted at 11:07 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I always archive some previous versions and burn them on CDs for the case that Oldversion.com is down. ;)
Posted at 11:21 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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We made this happen through an association with the Gator Advertising and Information Network (GAIN).


Wow, Gator is one of the most infamous spyware companies as far as I know... :o
Posted at 11:22 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Isn't that the one which stores your root passwords and then sends them to some company? ;)
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Posted at 11:37 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yes, that's the one. It's also the one that uses ActiveX controls to install itself on your computer without your knowledge, if you are using MSIE.

Just last Saturday I was running my regular AdAware sweeps in the office, and found that new Gator versions also try to hijack your browser. However, as intrusive as the software is, it's got nothing on Alexa, which I found on all computers but two - mine and a coworker's who I finally convinced to use Opera.
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Posted at 12:12 on September 2nd, 2003 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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To anyone interested: FFDShow works fine for me for watching DivX or xvid movies, although it hasn't been updated in a long while I've never come across a video I couldn't watch because of an outdated codec. I installed it on this computer directly after formatting and reinstalling Windows, so there was never any other comparable codec installed as far as I know. Of course, I can't guarantee it will work flawlessly for anyone else. I also don't know whether or not it is legal to use this software, that's honestly something I hadn't thought about.
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