I have a growing library of image and video files on CD and over 1,000 vhs tapes, mostly tv shows going back almost 20 years.
Divx is used for a lot of files I get off the internet, my computer is allergic and windows explorer closes down if I try to play any videos that are Divx.
It seems to have started with some automatic update/service pack thing in the past month.
I still want the videos. And I want to view them without my computer fainting on me.
Can I convert the divx files to another format?
what would be best, for quality? for reasonable file size?
What is the difference between DivX and XVid?
Since it is mostly for viewing on my pc, I don’t necessarily care about VCD or DVD video; and I have tried to burn various mpgs and avis with mixed results.
I use zoom player, and vlc player to view. I have Xilisoft video and dvd software, also, convertXto DVD, I just downloaded vcdgear, and am trying to learn VDub to edit and correct the videos.
Are there any guidelines, like what should I convert the divx files to so my computer won’t freak out when I want to play them?
Thanks, I appreciate any info you can give me.