Install divix in linux

I need some help. My brother has installed Linux in my computer :doh: and i have no idea about it :confused: i want to watch movies which only run on divix :rolleyes: and i don’t know how to install it :sad: . Please anyone can help me by explaining step by step that how can i install divix in my linux system :frowning: . I shall be very great-full :iagree: .
Thanks :flower: .

Hi and Welcome!

mplayer should do fine:


Welcome to CD Freaks.

There are several good video payers for Linux.
Xine, Mplayer, VLC, Totem…
Most Linux distributions come with at least one of
them. Which distribution are you using?

:iagree: Get the required packages from the maker of your distribution. Don’t go installing things you find here and there while searching your problem. :disagree:

You will need to install the “divx”, “divx for linux” & maybe the “xvid” codecs.
It’s also a good idea to install the win32codecs also, as it does mp3, wmv, wma & a few others as well.

If you specify what Distro you are using, we can probably help you more :wink:

  1. Do a search for “packman” & “guru” to find the repository mirrors closest to you (and distro specific).
    I’m using opensuse 10.2 and my repositories are :
    (german repository)
    (german repository).

There should be local repositories for most continents :wink: I just haven’t done it yet for this little lappy :wink:

Add the repositories to your list of sources & ok.
Go to your software management & search for the packages above, select them & install.

I personally like xine as the player, and I’m using the KMplayer interface for xine … works fantastic.

I also use VLC for the occasional movie. I’ve found that xine can use a few different video outputs, some which have better performance (opengl) and some with better compatibility for the odd video file which the opengl output fubars :stuck_out_tongue: