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Greven
24-02-2008, 11:23 AM
I installed the divx codec to decode some old dvix3 files that Xvid couldn't decode, and now Divx decodes all my Xvid files aswell.

Is there any way for me to tell it to keep it's hands off my xvid files?

tweak'e
24-02-2008, 11:39 AM
open up xvid and set it to decode xvid/dovx.

Greven
24-02-2008, 01:06 PM
It doesn't have the decode xvid option - it is supposed to do that automatically, but Divx stole it

tweak'e
24-02-2008, 01:33 PM
if it dosn't have it in the optoins (been a long time since i used XVID) then you will need to register the xvid.

i normally use zoomplayer (standard the free vers) as its fairly good at sorting out codec/filters etc.

Greven
24-02-2008, 07:34 PM
I uninstalled & reinstalled the Xvid coded, but Divx is still dominant.

rumpty
24-02-2008, 10:01 PM
I uninstalled & reinstalled the Xvid coded, but Divx is still dominant.

You can download a small utility (15kB) called MMView from
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mmview.html
Using this you can disable Divx entirely, and then Xvid is definitely used to decode Xvid files. Just tried it.
Divx is not then available for anything, I assume.